Thanks to the abundance of technology available on the Web, you can teach yourself how to be a desktop publisher and do all your studies online. Learn what you need to know right now to get started.
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!
No matter if you have been using Adobe InDesign for years or you are just learning the system, you will find this guide to be chockful of useful resources. Bookmark this page for easy reference as you will likely find yourself referring to it often for tips and tricks to make your desktop publishing
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