When I invited you readers to send me your favorite album cover designs, I wasn’t sure what to expect. For one thing, I neglected to consider the obstacle of scanning such large pieces, and I heard from a few of you who wanted to make submissions but didn’t have a scanner big enough. My bad on that.
Print Design & Layout
Markzware, the leading developer of preflighting, data extraction and conversion software, today released an upgrade to its highly recommended utility Pasteboard v8 for QuarkXPress 8. Pasteboard is an XTension that changes the width and height of the pasteboard. This is similar to changing the pasteboard width percentage using the QuarkXPress application preferences menu. Pasteboard v8 is now available for QuarkXPress 8 on the Macintosh.
Wondering what color is associated with your birthday and how it resonates with your personality? Now available for the iPhone, COLORSTROLOGY by Michele Bernhardt provides a color for every day of the year alongside insights into the personality traits associated with that particular birthday – a color horoscope of sorts. Download COLORSTROLOGY for free at http://www.Pantone.com/iphone.
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Q. Is it ok to greek text in a preliminary layout? I’ve heard both yes and no.
Neenah Paper (NYSE: NP) presents a newly updated ENVIRONMENT® Papers swatchbook that reflects a new breed of sustainable, post consumer recycled paper. Now greener than ever, the brand is entirely FSC Certified, Green Seal Certified, and made with 100% renewable green energy.
Quark and The Art Institutes have announced the winners of their annual graphic design competition. “Portfolio Work” was the theme of this year’s contest and student entries were required to exhibit excellent design, contain proper formatting for production, and include relevant features from QuarkXPress®.
A knowledge of styles is essential for InDesign users who need to improve their workflow, eliminate repetitive tasks, and produce more efficient and consistent work. InDesign Styles have evolved to become the core of the application when it comes to automating text, object and table formatting. Styles also reach out to influence and enable dozens of other features, from small-scale features like Bulleted and Numbered Lists all the way through cross-media export to XHTML.
Visual arts, media, and design today are in a state of daily evolution, cross-pollinating id
Managing Editor Inc. (MEI), an Adobe premier development partner and a leading provider of software solutions for the publishing industry, today announced new releases of Ad Layout System (ALS) for Magazines, AdForce(R), and ALS Direct. MEI has also released ALS XT for QuarkXPress(R) 8.
These upgrades for MEI's popular issue-planning tools complement the recent release of Page Director(R) ALS 5.4, the industry standard for ad layout.
The latest dekePod, a video podcast by Deke McClelland, tackles the moves needed to master the pen tool. As Deke points out, “The pen tool is one of the most powerful but convoluted features in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.”
Adobe’s pen tool defined an industry. But to the uninitiated, its reliance on anchor points and control handles makes it as approachable as first-year algebra. Until you see it’s nothing more than a mating ritual: The points are boys and the handles are girls. Once you get that, it all falls into place.