Print Asset Mgmt./Workflow
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.
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!
One of the most frustrating tasks any photographer, artist, or designer faces is trying to find files they know they have somewhere on their drive, but can’t remember where they put them, what they named them, or when they created them in the first place. Adobe Bridge is packed with features designed to help users find their files as quickly and painlessly as possible, but of course, Bridge can only truly help if the user knows how to manage Bridge itself.
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.
The disc is dead.
If you have old boxed copies of Adobe’s Creative Suite products hanging out on your shelves, you might want to hold onto them, as they’re about to become collectibles. Recently it had been reported that as of May 1st, Adobe was discontinuing sales of the “boxed versions of Creative Suite family or Acrobat family…”
Do you suffer from print guilt? You know, that feeling that you really shouldn't waste resources like paper and ink or toner, but you still feel compelled to make hard copies of certain work or information. Or did you ever feel like certain applications are optimized to waste as much paper and toner as possible, printing redundant headers and footers on each page? Earlier this week, I posted information about a Mac OS utility for reducing print waste.
Palo Alto, California – February 4, 2013 – “In this era of over communication, designers are very aware that a well-designed printed piece is more persuasive than ever,” says Sabine Lenz, founder of PaperSpecs, the one-stop source for paper information, inspiration and insights.
If you've ever said “print is dead”, check out the video below. You may never utter those words again. It shows the work of renowned designer Karim Rashid at the Heimtextil trade fair in Frankfurt earlier this month. Rashid designed the HP lounge area at the show and printed all his patterns on HP's digital printers on a variety of materials.
Did you know it's possible to give your career a boost for just $5? No, I don't mean by getting a venti caramel macchiato at 3PM to stay awake. There's actually a webinar offering key information on changing a print-only InDesign workflow to print+digital. And it only costs $5 to attend (plus a small service fee).
The webinar is Best Practice for InDesign CS6 EPUB and it is happening tomorrow from 6:30 PM to 8:20 PM (PST). The topics include: