The cover story for the September 2020 issue of InDesign Magazine is my article InDesign MVPs: Most Valuable Plug-Ins. InDesign Magazine asked me to highlight the winners of a survey where they asked InDesign experts about their favorite plug-ins, scripts, and other third-party tools for Adobe InDesign. How do these add-ons extend what’s possible with InDesign?(more…)
I co-authored an article, From InDesign to Photoshop, with InDesign Magazine editor David Blatner for the March 2018 issue of InDesign Magazine. David and I talk about ways to accomplish a workflow that’s the reverse of what most of us usually do: Instead of moving Photoshop images into an InDesign layout, we discuss how to efficiently bring an InDesign layout into a Photoshop document.
An image vignette is a time-honored way to draw attention to the subject of an image by darkening or fading its edges. Because InDesign isn’t an image editor, you might naturally decide to add a vignette to an image in Adobe Photoshop before importing it into Adobe InDesign. But you can actually create image vignettes easily in InDesign. And an image vignette you create in InDesign can be more flexible than a vignette created in Photoshop. Most importantly, saving an InDesign image vignette as an Object Style makes it easy to apply and edit a vignette consistently across a large number of images in the same InDesign document, such as a catalog.
My friends at InDesign Magazine asked me to explore InDesign image vignettes for the May 2017 issue. In my article Creating Image Vignettes I write about several approaches to creating different types of image vignettes.
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