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Data Merge Photos/Images into Grid in InDesign Without Plugin (6-minute Video)

Data Merge Photos/Images into Grid in InDesign Without Plugin (6-minute Video)

Automate photo/image grids and speed up your workflow in InDesign for projects such as yearbooks and ads in this 6-minute video.

This example uses Excel, but you can use another free spreadsheet software such as Open Office or Google Spreadsheets to save your data in a .csv format. Or you can use a text editor and add a comma after each value and a return/break between lines.

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Data Merge Business Cards Using Adobe InDesign CC (5-minute Video)

Data Merge Business Cards Using Adobe InDesign CC (5-minute Video)

Automate data entry and speed up your workflow in InDesign for projects such as variable data mail, envelopes, business cards, certificates, etc in this 5-minute video.

This example uses Excel, but you can use another free spreadsheet software such as Open Office or Google Spreadsheets to save your data in a .csv format. Or you can use a text editor and add a comma after each value and a return/break between lines.

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How to Make a Duotone Effect in Photoshop

How to Make a Duotone Effect in Photoshop

Use a gradient map adjustment layer to quickly amp up the vibrancy or posterize your image

  1. In the Layers panel, click create new fill or adjustment layer icon and choose Gradient Map to open the Properties panel.
  2. Click the gradient preview drop down to open the Gradient Editor
  3. Choose a basic duotone with 2 colors
  4. To change colors,

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CSS A Fancy & Flexible Drop Cap Letter

CSS A Fancy & Flexible Drop Cap Letter

A drop cap is a fun and elegant design element to add interest to a story. Adding these to your website is just as easy. This video shows an example of how to add another level of detail by including a background behind the letter. You may want to target your paragraph styles more specifically by adding an id or class before the p:first-of-type::first-letter.

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Quickly Add Bullets to Text in Adobe Photoshop

Quickly Add Bullets to Text in Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is not intended as a text layout program; however, I was working on a web page layout and decided to use Photoshop. There are a few different ways to add bullet points using shortcut keys, copy-pasting a bullet, or the method used in this video to work more independently with the bullet size and color.

If you want a standard bullet,

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