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How to Design Efficiently in Adobe InDesign

Books, magazines and other collateral with a large amounts of text would probably take years to design if it we didn’t have Adobe InDesign. 😳  Okay, maybe not years…but it would definitely be time consuming and a lot more challenging to keep things consistent. Fortunately, the program has a variety of tools to help make our job a little bit easier. Read on to learn how you can design efficiently in Adobe InDesign.

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Creative Resources for FREElance Designers

Learning graphic design might be challenging, but that doesn’t mean it needs to be expensive. The internet is full of creative resources designers that are free and available to any designer. These resources can be utilized to learn new skills, seek creative inspiration and find freelancing tips. Video tutorials are helpful for learning new tricks and techniques, especially with Adobe software. Mock-ups help present your work in a professional manner and graphics are useful for a quick turnaround time. New fonts are a great way to freshen up your work and bring new inspiration to your design. Each of these creative resources have quality content that benefit any type of freelance designer. Did I mention they’re all free?

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Fun Design Games for Learning Graphic Designers

Learning graphic design is all about practice and graphic design games are a great way to do just that! Games are helpful for learning graphic design because they turn learning a new skill fun. There are games for all types of graphic design fields and this post has a collection of fun design games you can play to learn how to kern, code, or even use the pen tool.

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When to Use What? The Difference Between Illustrator, Indesign, and Photoshop

One of my biggest pet peeves as a designer is having to work with a file that was created using the wrong Adobe program. Not understanding the difference between Illustrator, Indesign, and Photoshop can result in pixelated images, blurry text and massive files. Not to mention the time a designer will spend trying to fix or get around the file issue. We all have our favorite programs to work with (mine happens to be Adobe Illustrator) but there are certain times when one program should be used over the other. Despite the distinct difference between Illustrator, Indesign, and Photoshop, the three programs still work together to make up for what the other is lacking and help the us achieve some amazing designs. Read on to learn the purpose and difference between Illustrator, Indesign, and Photoshop. Then download the infographic below to see how each program compares to one another.

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How to Design Efficiently in Adobe Illustrator

Time is always of the essence and being able to work quickly is always a great advantage for any designer. There is nothing more stressful than missing a deadline and doing so can make it hard to keep clients. As a designer, it is important to “work smart, not hard” so you are designing successfully and efficiently while working in Adobe Illustrator. Here are a few tips that you can add to your design process to boost your workflow: