Hunspell hyphenation for InDesign CC 2017 and InCopy CC 2017

Posted on Dec 14, 2016 in adobe, productivity | 11 Comments

I finally found a little time to finalize an installer for Hunspell for InDesign CC 2017 and InCopy CC 2017 is ready. One of the delays was that I have not gotten the new installers to work on my own computers but they work on all other computer I have tried it on. In fact, […]

Hunspell hyphenation for InDesign CC 2015 on a PC

Posted on Jul 18, 2016 in adobe, productivity | 7 Comments

Since I started to make Icelandic Hunspell installers for InDesign I have had some questions from PC users about an Hunspell installer for PC computers. I am mainly a mac person. A friend of mine, Snorri Guðjónsson, who works at a big newspaper, told me that he had made a script to install Icelandic Hunspell on PC computers. […]

Hunspell hyphenation for InCopy CC 2015

Posted on Jul 18, 2016 in adobe, productivity | No Comments

Hunspell is a free software and widely used in various applications you might be using every day. This option makes it possible to add hyphenation for about 90 languages that are not in the standard installation of InDesign, including Icelandic. Many InDesign users have trouble installing what it takes to activate Hunspell for their language. […]

Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet for Illustrator CC 2014

Posted on Jun 25, 2014 in adobe, productivity | No Comments
Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet for Illustrator CC 2014

One of the best way to speed up your work in any application is to use keyboard shortcuts. Many only use a handful of shortcuts but instead use the mouse to go into the menus for the commands. Some even use the mouse to do their cuts and pastes. This is a huge waste of […]

Hunspell hyphenation for InDesign CS6 and CC – Creative Cloud

Posted on Dec 12, 2013 in adobe, productivity | 11 Comments
Hunspell hyphenation for InDesign CS6 and CC – Creative Cloud

As described in a help file from Adobe a new option for hyphenation was added to InDesign CS6 (in fact it appeared in version ID 5.5) and continues in InDesign CC. Hunspell is a free software and widely used in various applications you might be using every day. This option makes it possible to add […]

A little known shortcut to resize brushes in Photoshop

Posted on Nov 4, 2012 in adobe, crumbs, workflow | No Comments
A little known shortcut to resize brushes in Photoshop

On the English keyboard it are the bracket keys [ ] which take care of the size and the curly brackets change the hardness, that is, use the bracket keys and add the Shift key to the combination. … In my opinion the far best way to control the brush size however is to hold down the Control and Alt keys on the mac and push down the mouse button.

Draw a Braun watch in Illustrator

Posted on May 30, 2011 in adobe, design, tutorial | 2 Comments
Draw a Braun watch in Illustrator

Then go again to Effects > Distort & Transform > Transform and set Copies to 59 , Angle to 6° , Horizontal movement to -12,021 mm and Vertical movement to 0,630 mm . sixtytable sixtyminutes Note that the Reference Point Locator (in the red) has to be on top because the top of the box aligns with the edge of the circle. … Make a gradient with three color stops, gray to white, using these values: R 255, G 255, B 255 R 172, G 172, B 172 R 83, G 83, B 83 . firstgradientmixing Grab the center of the Gradient Annotator and move it 2 mm to right and 2 mm up.

Calculate multiple objects in a circle in Illustrator

Posted on May 18, 2011 in adobe, design, tutorial | 4 Comments

And to make this a bit more complicated, maybe you want to be able to edit those objects after you have placed them in a circle without having to do everything over again if you need to change. … All you have to do is to fill in the diameter of the circle and the number of objects that you want on the circle and you get the Horizontal and Vertical values you need to fill in to make everything fit. CalculatorIllustrator I am not sure if anyone cares to know the math behind this calculator but here is a picture which I used when I was figuring this out.

Making seamless patterns in Illustrator

Posted on May 2, 2011 in adobe, design, tutorial | No Comments
Making seamless patterns in Illustrator

Then make them Global by double clicking each color and check the Global checkmark in the dialog box that opens. globalcolor3 You can also start by making a few boxes to match your colors and when you are satisfied you can make a Color Group by clicking the Color Group icon at the bottom of the Swatch panel. … First select the object in the upper left corner and drag the Appearance icon of the object to the Graphic Style panel. graphicstyles Now, placing any object over a 60 by 60 mm square and applying the Graphic style it will add the same effect to that object.

Contact Sheets in PDF in Bridge replace the older InDesign plug-in

Posted on Apr 4, 2011 in adobe, workflow | No Comments

For those who have been using different workspaces and even making their own customized workspaces in other CS applications will note that this Output workspace of Bridge brings features that are not available in the other workspaces. … Secondly, if you still want to use your own InDesign templates to make contact sheets you can buy a script for $30 from Creadtive Scripting I have not tried it myself but I have seen great reviews online from the InDesign dudes and dudettes.