Compressing PDFs – how to reduce file size

If you want to use a PDF on screen or make it available for download, its file size should be as small as possible. We show you how to compress a high-resolution PDF, using Windows, Mac and online tools.

Lorem ipsum dummy text: text generators and alternatives

How can you simulate text without real meaning? Many media professionals first turn to “Lorem ipsum”. But where to get this dummy text and which alternatives exist?

Converting PDF to Word with a few clicks

You want to edit texts in a PDF document to paste them into a new project without much effort? We show you how to convert a PDF file to Word using Adobe Acrobat and web tools.

How to add bullets in InDesign – Basics Tutorial

Creating bulleted lists is the best way to show off a product’s benefits at a glance. InDesign allows bullet points to be added with one mouse click. But the options are much more varied than putting a bullet point in front of a paragraph.

Which binding to choose for which product? A comparison of binding types

Whether glued, stapled or otherwise bound together, a proper binding turns a stack of sheets into a book, magazine or notepad. We present different binding types, from gluing to spiral binding, and explain how to choose the perfect binding for your printed product.

Changing colours in Photoshop – Basics Tutorial

A popular Photoshop function is to adjust or replace colours as needed with a few clicks. Often, this requires cutting out a certain image area first. In our tutorial, we will demonstrate three methods of replacing colour that don’t require cutting out an image area.

Tools and tricks to edit PDFs

One of the original benefits of the PDF file format was to preserve the fonts, images, and layout of source documents. Graphic designers could thus rest assure that the fonts and images in their artwork were printed as intended and that no errors were inadvertently introduced in the print shop, albeit with good intentions. This is still true today but there are now more options to edit a PDF.

Creating a baseline grid in InDesign – Basics Tutorial

Magazines, catalogues and newspapers are originally laid out in a desktop publishing program such as InDesign. The software application is ideal to structure and format large amounts of text. To make sure that the content is easy to digest for the reader, the text should be aligned to deliver optimum legibility. For this purpose, InDesign provides the baseline grid.

The basics of font size

The font size is decisive for both legibility and text impact. But what exactly is the font size? Where is it measured and why are the letters of a Times typeface bigger than those of an English cursive font even though you have entered the same point value?

Why you should use colour profiles – and how to correctly install them

Colour profiles ensure a consistent and predictable print result on different types of paper. All you have to do is install the latest ICC profile versions and embed them in your artwork.