Aaron – notes from March 13, 2017

Notes attached. Yes, I realize that “Fill Frame Proportionately” has legitimate uses (I realize this, post-meeting. Like realizing you’ve been mispronouncing the word “jejune” all your life and sounding like a dumdum when you’ve been trying to impress everyone around you…)

Re: Why would you need to find/change red text to another color?: You might not need to. I prefer to map everything to character styles so that I have maximum control of it (whether it’s really needed or not). The point was to show off that there are a huge number of formatting characteristics you can find/change (see page 21 or open up InDesign and check it out for yourself).

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WHEN Wednesday, November 16, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EST) WHERE McKinney // 318 Blackwell Street // Durham NC, 27701 - View Map Adobe Muse is a fast easy way to create truly unique, expressive responsive websites for yourself and your … [Continue reading]

PDF fun with Automator

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On the Mac, Automator is one of the utilities that I hadn't done anything with at all. Which is a shame, because once I opened it up, I discovered a bunch of actions all devoted to doing things with PDFs. Doing some research, I found this video … [Continue reading]

PDF Like a Boss

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WHEN Wednesday, August 17, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EST) WHERE Clean Design // 6601 Six Forks Road, Suite 400 // Raleigh NC, 27615 - View Map Ever opened the export panel in InDesign and thought...what does all this stuff even mean? Ever … [Continue reading]

April 18 Meeting: Visual Design | Accessible Design

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WHEN Monday, April 18, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EST) WHERE McKinney - 318 Blackwell St Durham, NC 27701 - View Map What do you do? Are you a designer, communications director, prepress technician, freelance art director, marketing … [Continue reading]

What’s New in InDesign CC 2015

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WHEN Wednesday, February 10, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EST) WHERE McKinney - 318 Blackwell St Durham, NC 27701 - View Map Come see what's new in InDesign CC 2015! There have been quite a few improvements in the latest version of InDesign. … [Continue reading]

September 30 Meeting: Best Practices for File Management and Workflows

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Consider the following scenario: A co-worker comes to you and says, "Do you remember that project we did 2 years ago, and it had the picture of a squirrel? Well, I need some of the other photos we took that day. Can you find them for me?" Would you … [Continue reading]

July 30 Meeting: The Art, Technology, and Process of Custom Signage

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Step outside of the cubicle and away from the computer on Thursday, July 30, as we learn about what goes into designing and creating a custom sign. Rodney’s Custom Cut Signs is a nationally recognized sign manufacturer and it’s partner company, Ink … [Continue reading]

Microsoft Office and Adobe together at last!

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Oooh! A meeting about using Microsoft products…how fun! Said no one, ever. … [Continue reading]

Design Currency: Understand, define, and promote the value of your design work By Jenn Visocky O’Grady, Ken Visocky O’Grady

Designers are sometimes seen as ephemeral beings concerned about fonts, pixels, and pretty colors (and like to use phrases like "the emotional brand experience.") Things that, to the rest of an organization, may seem like trivial matters when … [Continue reading]