The iHome IH20W Shower-to-Beach Portable Speaker System for iPod is a perfect accessory for people who never leave home (or a room in their home) without their iPod. The speakers sound great whether hanging on a tiki torch in the backyard, an umbrella at the beach, or a shower head in the bathroom.
Contrary to what friends, coworkers, or even high-end DTP program marketing materials will tell you, you cannot easily create pro-style logos in programs like Adobe’s Indesign or MS Publisher. You can try but you’d waste precious time. Illustration software is your best bet for designing logos.
Many basic desktop publishing projects, like flyers, newsletters, and simple brochures can be created in MS Word. But when it comes to working with images in Word, your patience can be tested. This series offers the basics on working with images in Word, starting with a look at the Picture Toolbar.
This article offers a no-frills, step-by-step guide to installing new fonts in Windows (well, plus a few resources from the DTP channel on finding the free fonts to install in Windows).
If you’re starting a desktop publishing business, any productivity boost helps. If you’re a home publisher, perhaps you’d just like to work more efficiently on projects. One of the most useful things you can do is to learn your program’s keyboard shortcuts. Here are Publisher’s keyboard shortcuts.
Whether you are a graphic design pro looking to take some online classes to stay current on what’s hip, or you have decided to pursue a career in graphic design and are looking for an online school, it pays to do a little homework. Here are five tips to help you choose the best school for you.
For busy SOHO desktop publishers, it helps to have a one-stop reference shop of articles and tips that’s available anytime. While that is the mission of the Bright Hub DTP channel as well, this resource guide drills down into the site to find and deliver a few precious nuggets of DTP knowledge.
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe FreeHand MX, and CorelDRAW are three illustration programs you can use for page layout. These drawing programs may be used more often by professional desktop publishers, but if you have access to any of them, you have a great page layout application at your fingertips
There are two types of tools for creating computer graphics: image editors and illustrators. For small businesses, image (photo) editors will suffice for many projects. In Part 1 in this continuing series on the best desktop publishing tools, we’ll look at the top image editing programs.
Ready to go green with your desktop publishing business but not sure what hue will work for you? You can start by asking yourself some key questions. In Part 1 of this series on Going Green in Desktop Publishing, we’ll provide the questions, but you’ll need to decide what your answers will be.
For home publishing projects, there’s no shortage of inexpensive page layout software. But which are the best tools for creating and printing projects such as personalized greeting cards, or family photo albums and scrapbooks? Let’s look at the top three: Print Shop, Print Master, and Print Artist.
A professional-level page layout program may sometimes be the better choice for certain types of desktop publishing tasks. In part 2 of this series on the best desktop publishing tools for page layout we’ll take a look at the two top professional page layout programs: Adobe InDesign and QuarkXPress.
This series on the Best Desktop Publishing Tools will help you make the right choices for your DTP needs. And because this channel’s focus is on small office/home office (SOHO) desktop publishing, it is fitting to launch the series with a look at the best page layout programs for small businesses.
Quality desktop publishing tools for your small business that won’t break your budget? Yup–as long as you’re willing to break free of the commercial realm and try out free and open source products. Get started here with this roundup of the ten best free and open source desktop publishing programs.
If you need to create a brochure and it’s your first time doing so, there are some universal truths to keep in mind as you go through the process. Here are ten tips that will help you produce a brochure that delivers the message you want.