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InDesign is a great tool for Graphic Designers, making it possible to create great projects for digital and print projects.  Adobe has spiced up the latest version of Creative Suite software with great new features.

Now with InDesign you can create PDF forms without switching to Acrobat.  Your form fields are created directly in InDesign and exported to a usable PDF form.  Additionally there is a new Content Collector feature that allows you to quickly reuse all the content in an InDesign document on other pages or in completely different documents.  The content can be linked or not to automatically update when the original is changed or keep original formatting.  You can even create groupings of content that can be reused together as a group.

Grab a cup of coffee or Coke and take a look.

Happy Sunday, everyone.  DKemp Designs has launched their Animation Studio and the first demo is available on the dkempdesigns YouTube channel.  First look is below.  Please let us know what you think in the comments.

Happy Thursday!  Techsnoop doesn’t want you to get rusty so we have gathered up some great tutorials to help you in moving to responsive site building and creating mobile apps.  And, if you need an extra hand, here is a great tutorial on creating a clone of yourself!

Making Responsive CSS for your sites.

Creating Mobile Apps with Adobe CS6

Make Your Own Clone

Social Media can be a daunting maze for the new small business owner.  With all the details of starting a business and actually providing service to customers, who has time to learn how to connect on the myriad platforms?

To simplify things, Techsnoop has gathered some basic steps to go over when deciding when, how and how much to jump into the social media pool.

First, develop a social strategy by deciding where your target market will spend the most time.  You can find out general demographic information on the various platforms here

Next, decide what you are willing or able to offer your audience.  People need a compelling reason to follow you.  Great expert content is one reason, but you may not have the time to put this together.  Instead, maybe offer discount codes for newsletter signups or Facebook likes.  Be sure to put an expiration date or time limit on any coupons or discounts.  Also, have an online privacy policy in place with website security.  Whatever you offer, make sure your audience will want it.

Finally, remember that social media is about socializing.  If you don’t interact with followers, they won’t interact with you.  They may not drop you, but they may ignore your content.  Having 200,000 followers or friends is useless if only 3 of them actually read what you are offering.  Ask questions, request feedback and give shout outs to those who help you or provide great content.

It used to be enough to just have a Social Media presence, now you must engage your followers and offer them something they want.  If this post helps your small business, leave a comment.

Stay tuned to Techsnoop for great social media tools to keep you organized.

Now get social!

Several options for importing files in Adobe Premier Pro CS5

Working with Green Screens.  This is for more advanced users.

This video on making a rough cut is on the Adobe TV site and shows how to efficiently create a rough of your video.

Premiere Pro rough cut tutorial

For more in depth instructions, use the resources at Adobe Support and Adobe TV.

Please post links to your work in the comments if these resources help you.  And keep learning!

If you are a Designer of any type, Graphic, Web, Print, Interior, you know that the field changes and grows continuously.  Technology and changing consumer tastes and attention combine to make this a most challenging profession.  Keeping up with the latest can be difficult so Techsnoop is helping out by bringing you quick updates to keep your skills on the edge.

For every Comic fan who didn’t like the ending of their super hero movie, this site re-imagines what should have happened.  While I admire and like the site, Avengers really could not have ended better.

Techsnoop firmly agrees with Smutty. Avengers is a GREAT movie! Stop reading, go see it.

If editing hair in Photoshop gives you fits, take a look at this use of the refine edge tool.  Many thanks to LordReserei01 for the help.

Take a little time this weekend to work on your craft and also view the Supermoon and meteor shower.

Happy Designing!

privacyWell, Google has stirred the privacy pot up again. There is no opt out, if you use any Google product, your actions will be tracked. So, what does this portent for Google Search, Gmail and *gasp* YouTube?  Well, if you are surfing online and have something you don’t want anyone to know, you shouldn’t use any Google product or the Chrome browser.  Clearly, Google will be tracking everything and if you have something to hide, it will be available to others.

Now, the privacy policy has no effect on me.  Techsnoop says nothing or goes nowhere online that can’t be defended.  But, Techsnoop understands that some are in different situations.  Advice is this; read all privacy policies of browsers before you use them.  Understand who and under what circumstances your activities may be exposed.  Know how you will be tracked.  And finally, if you are online, live transparently.  Keep your secrets off line.  Technology has always had the potential to expose activity.  This is not new, Google is just stating it simply and clearly.  If you use our product, your information will be monitored.

Big Brother is not watching you yet, he’s just recording you for future viewing.  Think of it as DVR for the Internet and act accordingly.

Happy surfing.