Print Design & Layout
It takes more than a good education to succeed in a any field. It takes real-world experience to learn the practical lessons they don’t teach in school. And if you’re a creative pro it takes a great set of tools to use so you can get the best results for the least amount of time, money, and effort.
Latest entry in PBS Arts online video series examines the ubiquity of graphic design and how we interact with it throughout each day.
Need an idea for an attention-grabbing print piece? Then you have to check out Trish Witkowski's "60-Second Super-Cool Fold of the Week" videos at FoldFactory.com. Each week Trish puts out a new video on a special folded print project. This week’s video is called The Bookster, and showcases a clever multi-page machine-folded format that looks and acts like a 12-page bound brochure, but also unfolds into a poster. Even better, the Bookster is available in many page configurations and sizes to suit various needs.
One of my jobs as Editor in Chief of InDesign Magazine is to find and send out an InDesign Tip of the Week to email subscribers. And after more than a decade of using and teaching InDesign, I know that the best tips aren’t necessarily the super-nerdy obscurities. That’s why I try to find tips that could help the greatest number of InDesign users.
To celebrate fifty years of publishing, Graphic Design USA magazine asked their readers to name their favorite logos and design projects of the last half century.
3D printing is the technology of the year, but few people realise you can create printable objects directly inside Photoshop CS6. There’s no need for complex and arcane CAD programs, and you don’t have to master the intricacies of Nurbs and B-splines: Photoshop has a powerful tool set that’s easy to use and which generates solid, printable objects.
In this workthrough we’ll look at how to make a replacement pawn for a chess set. Not only will we model it directly in Photoshop, we’ll do so directly from a photograph of one of the original pawns.
Every week, I post news stories on technology, trends, events, and resources for creative pros. I search far and wide for some of those stories, while others are delivered right to my inbox. But I didn’t have to search at all for today’s story. Because today’s exciting news is about CreativePro.com!
Here’s the scenario: you’ve come up with an idea for a new logo for a big client. You want to create some realistic imagery to help you and the client both visualize how that logo will look on anything from a bottle to a billboard to a bus.
What do you do next? Grab some stock photos and start Photoshopping? Even if you’re a certified whiz, that’s going to take some time and effort, especially if you’re still in the early stages of development and making lots of revisions.