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Create and Manage Content More Efficiently

Create and Manage Content More Efficiently

| February 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Today, in a fast paced world of publishing, where you have to distribute your content to multiple channels, good organization and bullet proof workflow is essential. There are numerous tools out there that can help you and one of those is publishing planners and digital flatplans. One such solution is PagePlanner. Bad organization can affect […]

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Introduction to Magazine Cover Pages

Introduction to Magazine Cover Pages

| January 31, 2014 | 4 Comments

Magazine cover page serves several purposes. It sells the brand, it has to be visually appealing and different from the other cover pages on the newsstand to attract the new readers. On the other hand each new cover must be different from the previous issue but still familiar and recognizable to regular readers. It has […]

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Magazine Covers from 2013 That We Liked the Most

Magazine Covers from 2013 That We Liked the Most

| January 20, 2014 | 3 Comments

Since this is a time of competitions and best of lists, we thought we should contribute in our own way. We do not think that these are necessarily the best magazine covers of 2013 since there have been so many great covers created this year, but this list is a selection of covers that inspired […]

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Overprinting Black

Overprinting Black

| January 15, 2014 | 1 Comment

Overprint is a common mistake that happens a lot in print production. It is easy to avoid it but it is even easier to miss it. This is why you should carefully assign correct attributes to the objects and colors used in your design. Especially to the black colored objects and text. Overprinting is a […]

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Intro, Deck, Standfirst or Kicker

Intro, Deck, Standfirst or Kicker

| January 8, 2014 | 2 Comments

The element of a page that we will talk about today has many names. Some refer to it as deck, other as kicker, standfirst or intro. So many names for one single element which plays a big role in providing information and grabbing readers attention.  In this article we will call this element intro. Intro […]

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Adobe Digital Publishing Suite Workflow

Adobe Digital Publishing Suite Workflow

| December 30, 2013 | 4 Comments

When starting out with Adobe DPS you may be confused how it all works and what additional tools are needed to produce your digital publication. In this post we will try to resolve this confusion and describe the tools needed to produce digital publications. To create digital publications you will be using InDesign, since version […]

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Text Hyphenation

Text Hyphenation

| December 9, 2013 | 7 Comments

Hyphenation is a process of dividing the words at the end of the line of the text. It is symbolized by hyphen mark which is dividing the words by syllables. It is often adjusted together with justification settings and good setup of both settings should result in good flow and easily readable body text.  This […]

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Esquire Covers by George Lois

Esquire Covers by George Lois

| December 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

In the 1960’s Esquire magazine produced some of the most memorable covers that are inspiring designers all around the world even today. This is not such a surprise since they were designed by one of the legends of graphic design, George Lois.  He designed 92 covers in total in the period from 1962 to 1972, […]

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Digital Publishing Checklist

Digital Publishing Checklist

| November 12, 2013 | 5 Comments

I am sure many of you wonder how to approach the still new and confusing world of digital publishing! It is so easy to get lost in all those numbers, aspect ratios, resolutions, orientations, devices. In this article we will try to make your life easier and to describe some of the things that you […]

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Introduction to Digital Publishing

Introduction to Digital Publishing

| November 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Digital publishing is the future of magazine publishing. At least we all hope that it is! Tablet devices, although only a few years in circulation, have spread around the globe and have become new toys that we all love to fiddle with.  Almost simultaneously with the arrival of the first tablet, the iPad, magazine publishers […]

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