Logo Design Studio Pro piqued my curiosity as I was not familiar with either SummitSoft or its product. Logo Design Studio Pro touts ease of use and incorporated design features to create your own professional corporate identity. Is it everything a small business owner would need, or just hype?
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.
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Logo Design Studio is a great tool for low-budget businesses to use in developing unique logos and slogans from their own computers. Using a blank canvas, or one of the available templates, you can combine just the right colors, effects, and words to market your business or product.
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.
CorelDraw Graphics Suite X3 is a complete suite of graphic programs that lets you create professional-looking images, logos, and brochures, and capture and edit images. CorelDraw X3 has more cool tools, such as text handling, but the big draw for new users will be its documentation and how-to tips.
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.
It’s just human nature to judge a book by its cover. Not only that, we judge the cover by the logo. In today’s marketing oriented world, a great logo can sell average products but an average logo can’t sell anything. Let us see whether Logo Design Studio Pro is right for you.
MorphBuster offers a complete package that’s suitable for both novices and experts. And its modest price certainly won’t leave you searching for change under the cushions. If you’re looking for morphing software to have fun with or to use seriously, look no further.
Broderbund Print Shop 22 has a wide range of features and tools including a photo editor. Bundled with thousands of templates and images, this desktop publishing program makes it easy to create greeting cards, crafts, calendars, skins for an iPod®, and much more.
You’ve taken a bunch of pictures of the kids and things you saw on vacation. Now you are home and it’s time to view and print your images. Unfortunately, the kids have red eyes and all of the scenic shots have the horizon hopelessly slanted. Let Corel PaintShop Pro XI solve all your problems.
Clipart.com, with over 6,000,000 files available for download, is a membership site that offers something for everyone, with minimal subscription fees.
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.
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.
Want to morph one image into another, or warp an existing image? FantaMorph’s easy-to-use interface lets you create professional before-and-after photos, or just have fun combining two faces, with no graphics training needed.
I use lots of icons on my website, but none I’ve made myself; maybe it’s time to change that. Browsing IconCool’s website, you would think Studio 5 would be all that’s needed. Unfortunately it’s not.
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.
Serif PagePlus X2 arrived in a nice-looking CD case with a small 150-page user guide. The professional software packaging seemed like a good omen. However, I had a frustrating few hours getting PagePlus X2 installed and functioning and its non-intuitive user interface only made matters worse.
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.
For $90, I expect a lot of art and a quality program to access and find them. This package delivers well on the art but disappoints on the application, with the huge omission of a search function.
Clipart.com is a great way to have access to a large clipart archive for regular users of clipart who don’t mind paying a membership fee. The only real downside is the sluggish browsing of images inherent to the Web.
The Big Box of Art (410,000) offers a lot of art for $15, but be aware that over half of the claimed 410,000 pieces are just small and repetitive web art. Still, it’s hard to go wrong for the money. The Big Box of Art’s simple and speedy user interface enables you to find the images quickly.