Tips for Taking Better Photos with your Mobile Phone

A Checklist for Taking the Perfect Photo Nowadays you can take top quality imagery with your phone without the need for expensive lenses or heavy DSLR cameras. The convenience alone of mobile photography is enough to warrant learning a few tips and tricks to improve your photography. Below are a […]

Fixing Character and Word Spacing in InDesign

Remove Rivers in Paragraphs InDesign has the built in functionality to show you if your kerning is too squashed or if your rivers (gaps between you words) are too large and interfering with the look of your paragraphs. This is especially handy if you justify your paragraphs which may lead […]

Pull-Quote and Header Shading Styles in InDesign

Making Your Headers Fancy Would you like to know how to create responsive header designs and pull quote designs like these, that expand and contract according to the length of your text? There are some neat styling options available in the Paragraph and Border Shading dialogue box, but these options […]

Sharpening Images with High Pass in Photoshop

Sharpening Your Images the Old-School Way Using the High Pass to sharpen images is an old-school method to sharpen your images. The benefit of sharpening your images this way, instead of using an unsharp mask or a smart sharpen or one of the other sharpening filters, is that a high […]

How to Find Out the Name of a Font

If you come across a font you really like, but don’t know the name of, there are several ways you can go about finding this information. Here are four ways: Photoshop Open up a photo of your font in Photoshop. Drag a selection around the letters you’re interested in finding […]

How to Create a Noise Texture within InDesign

Adding texture to a design is a simple and easy way to make it more interesting looking. While this is a pretty straightforward thing to do in Photoshop, in InDesign this is another story. Adding patterns and texture doesn’t come built into the native InDesign package and 3rd party plugins are usually […]

How to Remove Stray Anchor Points in Adobe Illustrator

Sometimes when working with lots of paths in Illustrator, and you’re copying them, using the scissors tool to cut them, and so on, there can be a tendency for stray anchor points to appear. These points are arbitrary points left on your artwork that have no stoke or fill associated with them so […]

Tips for Creating Mandalas in Procreate on the iPad

Mandala’s are beautiful. There’s something cathartic about creating them. They herald from Hindu and Buddhist symbolism representing the universe, and Jung believed they were a dream symbol, representing the dreamer’s search for completeness and self-unity. There is a neat app called Amaziograph that lays out the star grid for you and […]