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!

Review of Serif PagePlus X2 – More Options for a Higher Price

How does Serif’s vaunted PagePlus X2 measure up to old reliables and industry heavyweights Quark Xpress and Adobe Pagemaker? On balance, PagePlus X2 seems designed to straddle the home-use and high-end desktop publishing markets, but may appeal to average users who have outgrown cheaper substitutes.

Read a Review of Logo Design Studio Pro

Logo Design Studio Pro lets you design logos for your company or charity, or just for fun. This easy-to-use graphics program for slick 3D or 2D logos is an alternative to expensive and hard-to-use products like CorelDraw and Photoshop, offering vector graphics, raster, and print support.

Software Review: Microsoft Publisher 2007

Microsoft Publisher 2007, a newer version of an old standby, steps it up a notch, providing a more encompassing tool for creating professional-looking business materials for minimal cost. Non-business users will appreciate the simplicity in creating greeting cards, calendars, and party invitations.

Negative Review of Morpheus Photo Morpher Software

If you’re a photographer, artist, or anyone assembling a video with special effects, you will want morphing software in your bag of tricks. Morpheus will do the job in a pinch, but it does not stand up well against other morphing software.

Serif PagePlus X2 Review – Top Notch Desktop Publishing Tool

With Serif PagePlus X2, desktop publishing software has moved well beyond printing instant messages and simple notes or letters via word processors. PagePlus X2 makes brochures, newsletters, fliers, business cards, banners, pamphlets, for-sale signs, and just about anything with a marketing twist.

Microsoft Publisher 2007 Review: Excellent Software For Desktop Publishers

Microsoft Publisher 2007 surprised me. I always knew that Microsoft Publisher could help design stationery such as invitations and greeting cards. I just never realized the scope of the stationery it can produce, how easily it makes it, or the powerful tools that Microsoft Publisher 2007 offers.