Articles written by: Katherine Davis

Dec 01, 2016

How-to: Screen recording in PowerPoint

The screen recording tool in PowerPoint 2016 is a lovely addition to your PowerPoint media tools. It allows you to capture demonstrations and presentations for future [...]

Sep 30, 2016

Frame fun in InDesign

How to create a multi-frame opening in InDesign. Adobe InDesign gives us many wonderful ways to design. Creating a multiple frame opening to display an image or text [...]

Aug 15, 2016

Create with Adobe’s Capture Mobile App: Patterns

Part of the Adobe Creative Cloud Mobile Applications suite, Adobe Capture ,includes a set of tools that allow you to photograph and reuse aspects of your images in [...]

Jul 29, 2016

Create with Adobe’s Capture Mobile app: Creating Brushes

Adobe Capture allows you to take a photo from your Android, iPhone or iPad device and convert it into a brush for use with Creative Cloud Libraries in Photoshop [...]

Jun 16, 2016

Create with Adobe’s Capture Mobile App: Shapes

Part of the Adobe Creative Cloud Mobile Applications suite, Adobe Capture is a set of tools that allow you to photograph and reuse aspects of your image in Illustrator, [...]

Dec 15, 2015

A Recipe for Frame Fun with InDesign CC

How to create a multi-frame opening in InDesign. Adobe InDesign gives us many wonderful ways to design. Creating a multiple frame opening to display an image or text [...]

Oct 15, 2015

Save time by using your Document Stencil

Save time, update and reuse Visio Shapes with Your Document Stencil. The Document Stencil is a special stencil that is automatically created in each Visio drawing [...]

Sep 17, 2015

Put that marker down and Redact in Acrobat please!

Remove sensitive data from your file with Adobe Acrobat's redaction tools. Have you ever taken out a black marker and marked a document in an attempt to hide [...]

Aug 25, 2015

Easily sample and transfer colours between objects in InDesign

Let's take a look at the Colour Theme Tool in Adobe InDesign CC 2014. The fantastic “Color Theme” tool, released in the InDesign CC 2014 update, will give you a [...]

Aug 03, 2015

Easily Create Complex Illustrations with Basic Tools and Pathfinder Commands in Adobe Illustrator

How to create complex illustrations from basic shapes in Adobe Illustrator. Adobe Illustrator can create complex path illustrations with simple shapes, minor [...]

Jun 15, 2015

Quick ways to automate in Photoshop – Part 3: Batch processing

Adobe can apply Photoshop actions across multiple files within Adobe Photoshop or via Adobe Bridge. In order to batch process a Photoshop action in Bridge, the action [...]

May 14, 2015

Quick ways to automate in Photoshop – Part 2: Modifying an Action

How do you modify an Action in Photoshop after you record it? In my previous post I explored how to create actions in Photoshop, this post will explore modifying [...]

Apr 14, 2015

Quick ways to automate in Photoshop - Part 1: Creating an Action

Did you know you can have Photoshop record the steps you take to modify a file and then replay these same steps on another file or even a batch of files? It’s very easy [...]

Feb 23, 2015

The Power of Zoom

It’s amazing how much time can be saved by knowing a few keyboard shortcuts. Many shortcuts work across platforms and different software packages. Today I’d like to [...]

Jan 19, 2015

Reduce your PDF file size in Acrobat XI

If you have an overly large PDF, there are two ways you can easily reduce the file size: ‘Reduced Size PDF’ and ‘Optimised PDF.’ I’ll discuss both these methods in [...]

Dec 05, 2014

Save time with print presets in Adobe InDesign CS6

The next time you print something directly from Adobe InDesign, take an extra moment to save your setting choices as a "Print Preset." After you select your printer [...]

May 22, 2014

Help! I typed in the wrong dimensions for my InDesign document!

AKA how to change your document dimensions, column guides and margins in Adobe InDesign CS6.  Beginning a new document file in Adobe InDesign is relatively easy, but [...]

Mar 14, 2014

Where did my Acrobat tab go in Microsoft Word?

I recently upgraded my computer with Microsoft Office 2013 and Acrobat XI. I was all excited about the new improvements in both software packages. When I decided to [...]

Feb 27, 2014

What Lies Beneath - Part 2

In my last post, What Lies Beneath - Part 1, I explained the function of layer masks in Photoshop and how to create them. In today's post, I'll explain a few [...]

Feb 20, 2014

What Lies Beneath - Part 1

Free yourself with masking in Photoshop! But what is a mask you ask? In completely non-technical terms, think of the mask of Zoro or a carnival or Halloween mask. The [...]

Jan 16, 2014

Flatten Me! I want to be printed!

It’s amazing what artists and designers can create using digital design programs such as Adobe Illustrator and InDesign. Unfortunately, when it comes to printing, [...]

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