Iíve become very excited about two new processes recently made available by Adobe Systems. The first, Version Cue, Iíll address in a future column. Today Iíd like to spend some time telling you about an application known as InCopy CS.
MultiAd continues to update and improve Creator. The latest version, Creator Professional 7.01, proves to be a worthy contender in the design market. Version 7.01 is a cross-platform application written on a platform-independent code-base, meaning Windows users have the same capabilities as Mac users.
Recent surveys indicate somewhere between 60 and 85 percent of all email is spam. This led me to search for the perfect (well, almost perfect) spam filter for Windows users.
Honestly, I donít know where my memory has gone. When I heard that Adobe was upgrading Acrobat to version 7.0, my first thought was, ďDidnít they just upgrade to version 6 a few months ago?Ē
Three books hit the shelves in March that will be of great interest to newspaper techies. The first, Adobe Acrobat 7 Tips and Tricks, by Donna Baker, guides readers through tips and tricks related to the latest version of Adobeís preeminent application related to our industry.
Every now and then you come upon a software application that makes you ask yourself, ďHow did I make it without you all these years?Ē PDF Enhancer, from Apago, Inc. is just such an application.
Our friends at A Lowly Apprentice Production have been coming up with good ideas for years. I call them "friends" because they create products that make the designer's life a lot easier at prices that don't break the bank.
Software is no place to pinch pennies when thereís a newspaper to get out. A lot of designers spend countless hours trying to complete a task with the wrong tools. There are times, however, when it makes sense to look for a less expensive alternative.
I spent the weekend in Edmonton, Alberta with the staff of the newspaper association. The task was pretty straightforward. Jeff Beardsworth, association advertising director, wanted an in-house method of preflighting PDFs that arrive from ad agencies.
With all the new versions of software on the market, newspaper designers find themselves looking for training on a regular basis. With this in mind, Peachpit has released new titles with the newspaper paginator in mind.
Adobe's Creative Suite, announced in October, is making waves in the newspaper industry. What changes have been made? What is Version Cue anyway? We'll take a look at these questions and more in this week's column.
Last month, we took a look at hardware available to newspaper professionals. This month, Iíll place my reputation on the line again as I share my list of favorite software applications.
For those who have been patiently awaiting the long-anticipated release of the latest incarnation of QuarkXPress, there is good news and bad news.
Advanced Photoshop users, a group which includes a lot of newspaper designers, deal with the process of masking quite often.
As I travel throughout the U.S. and Canada, Iím always amazed at the number of people who stop to tell me they keep this particular column taped to the wall in front of their desks. Thereís no magic in this list. These are simply the products Iíve found most valuable as I work each day with newspapers of all sizes.
This month Adobe released Acrobat Professional 6.0 and the resulting cheers from the publishing community will be heard for months and years to come.
As Kramer, of Seinfield fame, would say, ďAdobe just blew my mind!Ē This morning, Adobe announced new versions of four of their flagship applications: Adobe InDesign 3.0, Adobe Photoshop 8.0, Adobe Illustrator 11, and Adobe GoLive 7.0. The impact on the newspaper industry should be swift.
There has been such a plethora of software hitting the shelves over the past few months that I havenít given much attention to all the great books on the market. The linked article includes important information for newspaper designers.
Three of the top plug-in makers and one of the largest stock imagery companies have partnered together to create a unique bundle of products being marketed as The Big 4 Graphics Bundle.
Over the years, Iíve become accustomed to acquiring stock photos from Multi-ad, Dynamic Graphics and Metro. Wake up. There's a new photo kid on the block.
Morrison SoftDesign recently updated its signature product, FontDoctor, to version 5.5. FontDoctor is the industry standard software for font problem diagnosis and repair on the Mac platform.
Peachpit Press has released a new book for QuarkXPress users making the move to Adobe InDesign. While Quark is still the dominant player in our industry, InDesign is gaining popularity quickly.
Admit it. you're probably shy about jazzing up the edges of your photos. Read about this new plug-in for Photoshop to add pizzaz to your photo edges.