By David Blatner | Thursday, January 22, 2015
Need to alphabetize a list or sort it numerically?
You won’t find the feature in any menus, but you can sort text in InDesign with the script I introduce in this week’s episode of InDesign Secrets.
By Morten Rand-Hendriksen | Thursday, January 22, 2015
Tired of sitting in front of your computer all day? I think we all are. And it turns out all that sitting is very bad for us. It has to stop.
Fortunately there’s such a thing as a stand-up desk. Unfortunately, it’s not cheap.
Office furniture is expensive, and trendy office furniture is more expensive. Standing desks will always run you more than the sitting variety, and if you want one that lets you change the height back and forth from sitting to standing, you’ll have to shell out big bucks—which is not really an option for most of us.
So I came up with a better solution: I made my own.
By Ashley Kennedy | Wednesday, January 21, 2015
When working in large video-editing projects, you constantly need to locate various project materials—whether it be a sequence, a specific clip, a precise frame, or the physical media files on your drives.
Rather than hunting and pecking through your bins, folders, and drives to find what you need, tap into the useful searching and locating tools built into the software.
By Jeff Toister | Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Employees have an opportunity to influence customer expectations with each interaction.
Many instinctively paint an overly rosy picture of the best-case scenario. They quote the fastest lead times, promise responsive service, or offer to sway their boss on a special request. It makes customers feel good in the moment—but they’re later disappointed when their high hopes go unfulfilled.
It seems counter-intuitive, but a better strategy is to give customers the worst-case scenario. It may wind up delighting them. Follow these customer service tips and see for yourself:
By Lauren Harmon | Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Get the look of origami—without the paper cuts.
Learn how to turn the flowering vector artwork Deke showed you how to make in last week’s episode of Deke’s Techniques and use Adobe Illustrator’s dynamic effects to give it an origami effect that looks hand-folded.
By Carolyn E. Wright | Tuesday, January 20, 2015
These days, photographers often find their images used by others without permission. When confronted, the user likely will claim that it’s a “fair use,” rather than an infringement.
While only a judge or jury can ultimately decide whether the use is a fair use, understanding the differences will help you protect your work.
By Bob McGannon | Monday, January 19, 2015
When you work on a team, it’s inevitable that debates will surface.
Here are a few tips for managing these “passionate” discussions—to ensure they remain positive:
By Cheyenne Richards | Sunday, January 18, 2015
Endless software updates, new technologies, expanding job descriptions … oh, my!
According to lynda.com’s recent member survey, a whopping 94% of you feel more pressure than ever to know it all. We’re listening—and ready to help.
Here are the top skills you said you want, and need, to learn this year.
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