Where to Begin
It's hard to know where to start with a new hobby or project sometimes especially if you have the will but can't find the way. If you know you have the right tools of flair and creativity but lack technical expertise in the field of DTP then hold on tight, because this desktop publishing guide for newbies has everything you need.
We begin by looking at some great software options for beginners, although specialist programs are not a must. I've created some nice looking designs using Word, and there are some lovely free options out there as well.
Next, we explain the different types of software available in the DTP arena and then move on to decode some terminology. There's nothing worse than hearing those terms but not really knowing what they mean.
Even if you have an eye for color, a bit of guidance never goes amiss so start out with great templates such as these that are all free and usually easy to customize to your needs.
We then take a look at some tutorials of straightforward projects you are likely to need in your repertoire, finishing off with some great tips and printing advice for the finished design.