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Adobe Creative Suite 5

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Edit an InDesign CS5 Table Setup

After creating an InDesign Creative Suite 5 table, you can change the table's setup — adding or removing rows and columns, or changing the borders, spacing, or fill. [more…]

How to Reconnect to an Existing Path in Adobe CS5 Illustrator

Creating a shape in Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator is done by adding more anchor points to the original segment. If you want to fill your shape with a color or a gradient, you need to close [more…]

Create Controlled Curves in Adobe CS5 Illustrator

Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator allows you to create controlled curves. Controlled curves are objects which are built with a great degree of precision. [more…]

Create a Corner Point in Adobe CS5 Illustrator

To alter a curve into a corner in Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator you have to change the direction of a path from being a curve to a corner. A corner point has no direction lines and allows [more…]

Use the Eraser Tool in Adobe CS5 Illustrator

Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator is used to quickly remove areas of artwork as easily as you erase pixels in Photoshop, by stroking with your mouse over any shape or set of shapes. [more…]

Adobe CS5 Illustrator Area Type Tool

An easy and practical way to create rows and columns of text is to use the area type options in Adobe Creative Suite (Adobe CS5) Illustrator. This feature lets you create rows and columns from any text [more…]

Thread Text into Shapes with Adobe CS5

Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator allows you to create custom columns of text that are in different shapes and sizes by threading closed shapes together. This technique works with rectangles [more…]

How to Outline Text Using AdobeCS5 Illustrator

Adobe Creative Suite 5 (AdobeCS5) Illustrator gives you the opportunity to change text into outlines or artwork. Basically, you change the text into an object, so you can no longer edit that text by typing [more…]

How to Put Text on a Path Using Adobe CS5

Adobe Creative Suite 5 (AdobeCS5) Illustrator allows you to place text so it follows a path. Some Type tools are dedicated to putting type on a path or a shape, but there are other key modifiers which [more…]

Add Text to Closed Shapes with Adobe CS5

Adobe Creative Suite 5 (AdobeCS5) Illustrator allows you to place text inside or on the path of a closed shape. These options are a significant addition to your text formatting toolbox. [more…]

Assign Font Styles in Adobe CS5 Illustrator

Formatting text in Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator isn’t only simple, but you can also do it multiple ways. A basic understanding of type components is fundamental to understanding text [more…]

How to Create Advanced Shapes in Adobe CS5 Illustrator

Use advanced tools in Adobe Creative Suite (Adobe CS5) Illustrator to create unique shapes. The Pathfinder panel is an incredible tool you can use to combine, knock out [more…]

The Adobe CS5 Illustrator Shape Builder Tool

Adobe Creative Suite (Adobe CS5) Illustrator has introduced a new tool, shape builder. This new tool is an interactive tool for creating complex shapes by the merging and erasing of simple shapes. You [more…]

Adobe CS5 Illustrator Pen Tool Fundamentals

The Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator Pen tool can be used to create elements, such as straight lines, curves, and closed shapes, which you can then incorporate into illustrations. [more…]

Indent Text in an InDesign CS5 Publication

Indentation moves paragraph text away from the left or right edges of the text frame’s bounding box. You can indent a paragraph using the Paragraph panel. [more…]

Spell-Check InDesign CS5 Publications

Typos and spelling errors are easy to make, and easy to correct too, using the spell-checker in InDesign Creative Suite 5. To help with the spell-checking process, you can create custom user dictionaries [more…]

Create Tables in an InDesign CS5 Publication

Add tables to InDesign Creative Suite 5 publications to list products, employees, or events. A table is made of columns and rows, which divides a table into cells. [more…]

Edit an InDesign CS5 Table Setup

After creating an InDesign Creative Suite 5 table, you can change the table's setup — adding or removing rows and columns, or changing the borders, spacing, or fill. [more…]

Adobe CS5 Illustrator Text Tools

Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator allows you to create a line of text and work with text overflow as well as more complicated tasks like placing text along paths and wrapping text around objects [more…]

Add a Page Jump Number to an InDesign CS5 Story

For stories that thread (flow) from one page to another in an InDesign Creative Suite 5 publication, add a page jump number to indicate where the story continues. Before you start, make sure that a story [more…]

Change the Brush in Photoshop CS5 Tools Panel

Grouped together in the Tools panel of Photoshop Creative Suite 5 are the tools used for painting and retouching images. As you click to select different painting tools, note the Brush menu [more…]

Use the Spot Healing Brush Tool in Photoshop CS5

Photoshop’s Spot Healing Brush tool quickly removes blemishes and other imperfections in images. Adobe Photoshop Creative Suite 5 takes this concept a step further with the new Content-Aware feature. [more…]

Use the Patch Tool in Photoshop CS5

Grouped together in the Tools panel of Photoshop Creative Suite 5 are the tools used for painting and retouching images. Hidden behind the Healing Brush tool in the Tools panel is the Patch tool. Use it [more…]

Use the Clone Stamp Tool in Photoshop CS5

The Clone Stamp tool is used for pixel-to-pixel cloning in Adobe Photoshop Creative Suite 5. The Clone Stamp tool is different from the Healing Brush tool in that it does no automatic blending into the [more…]

Use the Eraser Tool in Photoshop CS5

You may not think of the Eraser tool in Photoshop Creative Suite 5 as a painting tool, but it can be! When you drag the image with the Eraser tool, it rubs out pixels to the background color. If you’re [more…]

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