Mike’s Technical Tip: Using Key Objects to Align in Illustrator and InDesign

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Mike’s Technical Tip: Using Key Objects to Align in Illustrator and InDesign

If you spend any time using Adobe InDesign or Illustrator, one of the tools you’re likely going to use (and probably often) is Align. When two or more objects need to be centered relative to each other, the Align tool is the way to go. The funny thing is that the tool acts differently between the two Adobe applications, and it’s helpful to know how each works and why Key Object is an important concept.

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Mike’s Technical Tip: Quick Color Changes in Photoshop

If you’ve ever had a picture of an object, but would like to change that object’s color, here’s a quick tip for doing that. This trick won’t work for all images and circumstances, but if the object’s color is 1) distinct and 2) fairly uniform, here’s a way to do it in a few seconds.

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Mike’s Technical Tip: Moving Photoshop Layers Using the Keyboard

Did you know you can quickly move layers up and down the stacking order using just your keyboard? Watch the following video to learn how to save time and be more accurate than trying to drag layers into position!

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Mike’s Technical Tip: Illustrator’s “Transform Each…” Command

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Have a bunch of objects in an Adobe Illustrator design that all need to be modified, but know they’ll jump all over the place if you try to do it all at once? Here’s a simple but time-saving command available in Illustrator you might not be familiar with: “Transform Each…”

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