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Applying Correct Color Profiles in Photoshop

Applying Correct Color Profiles in Photoshop

| April 1, 2015 | 1 Comment

Many times inexperienced designers and publishers wonder why their images do not look in print like they look on the screen. Well, they will almost never look the way they look on screen. Many factors can influence the final print output. From different screens which are not calibrated to photographs that are not professionally retouched […]

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The Society of Publication Designers 50th Anniversary Competition

The Society of Publication Designers 50th Anniversary Competition

| January 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

As SPD  enters its golden anniversary, it is more committed than ever to put the focus of the competition on the work that has been produced, with a revamped approach that is designed to create a more level playing field for all participants. SPD believes that the new rules and structure of the SPD publication design competition, developed […]

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Irving Penn – Maestro of Magazine Photography

Irving Penn – Maestro of Magazine Photography

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Irving Penn is one of the most respected photographers in the history and his photographs graced 158 cover pages of Vogue magazine. Mr. Penn once stated that he does not want to be just a name and a face, so he would be delighted to know that his work is permanent inspiration to photographers all […]

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Aquafadas Digital Publishing System

Aquafadas Digital Publishing System

| April 23, 2014 | 2 Comments

InDesign is the program of choice in the majority of design studios and publishing houses thanks to its user-friendly toolset and sophisticated layout options. This tool can offer even more advanced capabilities when used in conjunction with digital publishing plugins. In this post I would like to focus on a Aquafadas plugin that enhances digital […]

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Joshua

Joshua

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

JOSHUA’s Magazine is a premium men’s lifestyle publication combining the most aspirational brands in Fashion, Well-Being, Sport, Art, Design, Motoring, Drink, Food & Technology. Its intention is to recreate the same feeling of wonderment and excitement that was once experienced as a developing mind gazing through magazines of old; their hued perspectives on brands, people […]

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InDesign Export to PDF Settings Explained

InDesign Export to PDF Settings Explained

| April 7, 2014 | 11 Comments

Magazine and print designers must be versatile in many areas. Design and typography is a must, image color correction is a good bonus, but to be able to work on your own, which means creating print materials from beginning to an end, you have to know lots of stuff about prepress process. Creating error free […]

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Facing Pages – International Biennale on Independent Magazines

Facing Pages – International Biennale on Independent Magazines

| March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Facing Pages is the leading biennale on independent magazines in Europe. During several days the city centre of Arnhem will be transformed into a free haven for magazine makers and lovers. Facing Pages will host a symposium with lectures and magazine presentations, exhibitions, parties and more to celebrate the power of print!  Facing Pages, the […]

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Setting Body Text for Comfortable Reading

Setting Body Text for Comfortable Reading

| March 5, 2014 | 16 Comments

Probably the most important magazine page element is the body text or body copy as some refer to it. Magazine readers do not notice properly set body text. They notice nice images, powerful headlines, but they do not notice body text. And this is a good thing. Properly adjusted body text should be unnoticeable and it […]

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How to Make Dr. Oz Good Life cover Better?

How to Make Dr. Oz Good Life cover Better?

| February 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Last few weeks we have been writing a lot about cover pages. We presented what we thought were the best ones from the last year, we gave you some tips, and we introduced you to the cover page design. This post will discuss one that is, well, not that good. Yesterday I was reading an […]

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55 Best Tips for a Successful Magazine Cover

55 Best Tips for a Successful Magazine Cover

| February 18, 2014 | 8 Comments

After we introduced you to the world of magazine covers, this post will give you some general tips about cover design and headline writing. Of course you will have to be the judge if these concepts will work for your audience and we would like to point out that these are the concepts for magazines […]

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