Copy and paste text outlines in one step (Adobe Indesign)

When you select text with the Type tool and choose Type > Create Outlines, you transform the selection into editable paths. Converting text to outlines enables you to manipulate the individual letter shapes, as well as use them as frames, and it eliminates the need for the font. The only downfall is that once you…

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Create alternate layouts by using layers (QuarkXPress 7/8/9/10)

When you’re creating mockups for a client, you might want to provide them a set design with minor variations. You could duplicate the page multiple times, but there’s an easier way to manage your variations: Use layers. Choose Window > Layers to show the Layers palette. Arrange all the design elements on the page that…

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