Graphic design tips

Being a graphic designer nowadays requires to have many skills, acquire some new ones on this page.

Font preview
Published on August 30th, 2011

Unlike Photoshop, Illustrator won’t allow you to have a preview of the fonts on the Character Panel (Windows users only). For a preview of your fonts go to Type -> Font, or, with the selection tool or type tool, select your text, right click and choose Font. Make sure Font Preview in enable by going to Preferences -> Type . There you can also set the preview size.

Save art boards individually in Illustrator
Published on August 30th, 2011

If you are working on a document that has several art boards, and you  need to create single documents from each one of them , here’s what you’ll have to do.  

Super nudges in Illustrator
Published on July 29th, 2011

There are two nudges in Illustrator. Normal nudge: done by pressing an arrow key. Super nudge: done by pressing shift+arrow key. The super nudge is 10X a normal nudge.

Get the first image from the post and display it in WordPress
Published on July 29th, 2011

By default, WordPress will not take your images with the excerpt on the homepage. This is the reason why many people use the thumbnail function or custom fields to display an image for the article on the front page. However, there is a simple way to display the first image of your article on the front page with a function.

Align your guides in Photoshop
Published on July 29th, 2011

If you can’t get your guides exactly where you want in Photoshop, try the following trick. Hold the Shift button while dragging the guide, it will automatically snap to the nearest line on the ruler.

Stroke shortcuts in InDesign
Published on July 29th, 2011

When drawing a shape in InDesign, you often end up with a stroke you didn’t want. To change this very quickly, your shape must be selected, then you can change the fill and stroke attributes by using the following shortcuts:

Reset a WordPress Password from phpMyAdmin
Published on July 29th, 2011

If you can not get your WordPress password back through the “Lost your password” link or you’ve been hacked, there is a way to get it back through phpMyAdmin. 1. Go to phpMyAdmin, find your WordPress database 2. Find the users table, it should normally be named wp_users unless you changed it.

Read your emails only twice a day
Published on July 29th, 2011

Apart from Twitter and other social media sites, email is probably the biggest source of interruptions in your workflow. Why? Mostly because of the way we behave towards emails. Many of us compulsivly check our email every 20 minutes and interrupts tasks that need concentration for that.

Find the RSS feed for all comments in WordPress
Published on July 29th, 2011

If you are looking for a feed aggregating all the comments on your blog, just look at one of these two addresses: With permalinks on, your full comments feed will be at an URL with the following structure: http://example.com/comments/feed/

Stuck into a WordPress update? Here is how to get out
Published on July 29th, 2011

Ever used the WordPress automatic upgrade tool and got stuck in maintenance with a message saying “Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute.“? If it happened to you, don’t worry, it’s not too bad. When upgrading, WordPress creates a .maintenance file at the root of your WordPress install. If the message sticks, just manually delete that file through FTP and you should be good.