Gavin Selby
Gavin Selby is a Graphic Designer who has 12 years studio experience working with Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and After Effects. Although his design work is mainly digital he also enjoys drawing, print making and creating animations. He believes in collaborating and sharing knowledge and that's why he is writing for Tuts+.
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  • Design & Illustration
    Tools & Tips
    Quick Tip: How to Use the Align Panel in Adobe InDesignJames qt align preview
    The Align panel is a simple feature within Adobe InDesign. It gives total control to the user over objects contained within a document. This tutorial is written with InDesign novices in mind and will cover the basic capabilities of the Align panel. The Align panel works very similar to the same panel in Adobe Illustrator, so if you're an Illustrator user, this tutorial is for you also. Let's get started.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Articles
    Talking Managing Clients, Starting Out and More with Joshua Smith aka Hydro74Gavin int hydro preview
    Orlando based Hydro74 has racked up a list of impressive clients ranging from Nike to Levi's and MTV to Burton Snowboards. The following interview will give an insight into the work experience, visual style and career decisions that makes Hydro74 a successful global freelance illustrator. Hydro's portfolio is packed full of unique type treatments and illustrations, which of course makes him perfect for an interview with Vectortuts+. Owner and manager of Hydro74, Joshua Smith takes time out to answer the questions.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Tools & Tips
    How to Add Texture to an Illustration in Adobe InDesignPreview
    Adobe InDesign can be used to create illustrations as well as performing routine tasks such as layouts and document creation. During this tut, we will take a look at the layers and effects panel and a variety of tools to achieve a stylized torn piece of newspaper. This tutorial is inspired by our recent Tuts+ Workshop: Alphabet Design Challenge. Let's see what InDesign can offer.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    News
    Interview with Illustrator Tom PercivalPreview
    Tom Percival is a writer, illustrator and animator who is based in the United Kingdom. He has created the illustrations for the successful Skullduggery book series and his own picture books, Tobias and Home for Mr Tipps. During the following interview, Tom shares his knowledge and experience on working within the creative and publishing industry.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Tools & Tips
    Quick Tip: Using a Photoshop Clipping Path within InDesignPreview
    Today we are going to explore using Clipping Paths created in Photoshop within InDesign. The following tut will explain what format to export to and how to apply the Clipping Path using InDesign's built in features. Additionally I will guide you to the tools needed for editing the Clipping Path and converting to a custom frame.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Tools & Tips
    Quick Tip: Creating a French Fold Template in InDesignPreview
    In this Quick Tip you will learn how to make a French Fold template using Indesign version CS3 through to CS5. This tut will explain how to set your InDesign document up for printing, including guidance on safe areas/bleed, orientation of the panels and using guides. Let's begin!Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Creating a Tri-fold template in InDesign CS5Preview
    In today's quick tip we are going to set up a template for a Tri-fold leaflet, which will be roll folded. Once completed the template will serve as a base to design onto and can saved as a master template for future use. Let's begin!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Tools & Tips
    Quick Tip: Using the Print Booklet Feature in InDesign CS5Preview
    Sitting at the bottom of the File menu within InDesign is the Print Booklet feature. This feature has the potential to virtually cut out imposition time and for that reason it should not be overlooked. As print machines, paper sizes and ways of working vary I will try to keep this tut as generalised as possible. However the tut will be easier to follow if your design is portrait, saddle stitched(stapled) and contains eight pages or more.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Layout
    Quick Tip: Basic Page Numbering with InDesign CS5Preview
    Most of us have experience using the Adobe Suite, but how much do you know about InDesign? This powerful program has an entire host of features that you wont find in Illustrator or Photoshop, it's for this reason that it has remained one of the most popular programs for graphic design and typography. The thought of learning InDesign may seem daunting to some, but there's some really useful functions that are easy to learn and will save you hours of work. In this tutorial you will gain experience working with the page palette and special characters to make a basic page numbering system. You will also learn a few shortcuts that will help you work faster with InDesign.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Tools & Tips
    Quick Tip: Locating Images using Mini Bridge in InDesign CS5Preview
    Mini Bridge opens up within InDesign just like a panel. Mini Bridge doesn't hold all the capabilities Adobe Bridge does, instead it operates efficiently by navigating and working with linked files. During this tut we are going to explore the potential for locating images via another InDesign document. Note, this tut only works with InDesign CS5.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Tools & Tips
    Quick Tip: An Introduction to Live Preflight with InDesign CS5Preview
    Traditionally designers would check their layouts manually for errors by using a host of different menus or panels. Commonly known as Preflight, this process has now been turned on its head by the introduction of Live Preflight to InDesign. This feature checks for errors as you work displaying errors in real time, enabling the designer to fix problems throughout the design process. The following tut will serve as an introduction to Live Preflight and detail how to set up and save a Profile for future use.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Tools & Tips
    Quick Tip: Using Quick Apply in InDesign CS5Preview
    Quick Apply is a feature that holds the ability to allow an InDesign user to save time when accessing styles, commands, scripts and features. The Quick Apply panel is a shortcut to everything InDesign offers.Find out more about this handy feature at the jump.Read More…