Desktop Publishing

Desktop publishing (DTP) is a diverse field that ranges from professional graphic designers to SOHO business owners on a budget to scrapbooking enthusiasts and family projects. As you can imagine, desktop publishing software is just as diverse, from high-end Adobe products aimed at the experienced user and SOHO business market to the user-friendly Paint Shop Pro, to the ubiquitous Microsoft Publisher.The Desktop Publishing channel at Bright Hub is your window into this diverse world. A one-stop shop for finding DTP software reviews, information on the do’s and don’ts of page layout, fonts and typography, and a much needed resource for those SOHO business owners that are going it alone, trying to create professional products amid myriad budget and time constraints.Michele McDonough, an experienced editor and technology writer, is the Managing Editor and navigator of this channel. For those new to desktop publishing, you’ll learn what’s truth (you really don’t need to double space after a period) and what’s fact (you really do need to limit the number of fonts you use in one print piece). You’ll learn how to dazzle prospective clients, family and friends with your designs and create professional looking business cards, pamphlets, brochures, invitations and more.
The experienced user will find handy reference guides, buying guides and reviews of the latest software programs. You can also join a welcoming community of desktop publishing enthusiasts where you can ask questions, give advice, commiserate on production projects gone awry and celebrate successes. Comment on articles or send suggestions for topics you would like to see us cover. We look forward to sharing this channel with you!

5 Free Envelope Templates for Microsoft Word

Find yourself out of envelopes but need to pop something in the mail, like, yesterday? No need to run to the supply store, provided you have Microsoft Word, some paper and glue or tape. You can download one of the following envelope templates to create and customize envelopes in a variety of sizes.