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!
Doesn’t it seem as though everyone is on Pinterest, sharing their tried and true recipes or pinning new ones they are tempted to create? Or that every kitchen has some sort of device on which home chefs can Google, “how many potatoes per serving” or “what is the best way to make asparagus?”
In most locations, you must notify your landlord that you plan to move out of your apartment or other rental in writing at least 30 days before doing so. This is true whether you are on a month-to-month lease or the term of your current lease is concluding.
When planning a party or other significant event, it’s easy to send a mass text, type up an email or post details on your favorite social media channels. But, mailing out physical invitations is far more charming, exciting and intimate.
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.
Whether it’s a newlywed couple’s first year, a significant event such as a silver or golden celebration, or you want to tell your spouse how happy you are to be together, anniversary cards are a wonderful way to share your sentiments.
Sending a thank you card or note displays good manners, thoughtfulness and appreciation for someone who has said, done or given something to you, for you, or on your behalf. Sometimes creating a handwritten note is difficult because you are not sure exactly what to say.
Learning about your roots can help you learn more about yourself. Perhaps the best way to begin is with a family tree. Starting with yourself near the top, bottom or even in the center, you can connect your parents, siblings, children and other generations for whom you know even basic information.
A baby shower is a wonderful way to honor an expectant mom and dad while welcoming their new bundle of joy. Even if your budget is limited, you can host a delightful shower. One way to cut costs without curbing the festivity is to use as many DIY options as you can.
Whether you want to lose weight, track your fat and cholesterol intake or are trying to figure out why your healthy eating efforts are not providing the results you desire, keeping a food journal might be the key to your success. Download three different templates here to help you on your journey.
Short on cash, but long on love? Create a meaningful gift for someone special with just your computer and printer. You can create and print custom coupons good for gifts of time and even tangible items at a future date, and the templates provided here will make it easy to do so!
If you have a small school with a limited yearbook budget or belong to a group of homeschoolers who want to create your own yearbook, you may want to use one or more of the following templates.
Make your Thanksgiving celebration perfect with these free printables. Download and customize a greeting card, banner, recipe card, menu and place cards.
Looking for a way to combine layers in Photoshop? Depending on your motivation for doing so, you may want to merge or group them. Let’s take a look at some of your options.
Want to spruce up a photo by adding a touch of brightness or a simple, but decorative, border? Experiment a little with fill and adjustment layers.
Need to add a drop shadow, bevel, or some other effect to an image layer in Photoshop? You can do these things and more with layer styles.
When it comes to creating and editing images in Photoshop CS6, you want to keep your options as flexible as possible. That’s where layers come in.
Have you been avoiding blend modes in Photoshop, because you’re not quite sure what they do or what use you would have for them? Now’s the time to start experimenting!
A graphic organizer lets you put down and categorize thoughts visually. It’s a tool commonly used in elementary classrooms, but can also be used in business and project management tasks. Here are four graphic organizer templates you can download as well as directions to make your own in MS Word.
In a nutshell, a letter of intent informs the recipient about the intentions of the writer, but the reason can vary greatly. Learn more about when this is needed and download sample templates.
Are you looking for workers for your business? Download these handy job application templates to make your task a little easier. Includes a basic template, retail or fast food template, online employment template and an equal opportunity employer form.