History of The Wedding Invitation

Olivia Nicholas provides some background and insights into creating invitations and announcements... covering printing processes and special materials November 28, 2011

Festive printed designs

Whether you’re working on holiday greeting cards, invitations or holiday-inspired promotional pieces, there is a material that is sure to add a flare of holiday cheer: metallic paper. Andrea Alstad is back with another of her great articles on designing with paper November 25, 2011

Publishing Update 1111

While the Kindle, iPad and the world of ebooks creeps in, there's still a lot of power in publishing.
* GreenPrint software seeks the most efficient printer for the job
* Ballantine publishes 'mini green guide' for direct mail
* Ebooks' popularity is rewriting the sales story
* 4 ways jumbo postcards can help boost business
* In defense of print: 10 great resources
* 10 principles of writing for the Web
* 5 Day Delivery FAQs
* Beware the Kindle
and more ... November 22, 2011

Designing with Paper

Part of your 'Design School' training should include the use of paper as a design element for both its texture and color. You can begin with this article, another insightful piece from Andrea Alstad! Designing with paper can do a lot more than you might suspect! July 28, 2011

Color me happy: emotions behind your design

All colors, shades and combinations evoke different emotions, so it's important to make sure you're creating the intended message with your color selection... now, Andrea Alstad shares some insight into color -- along with free downloadable color inspiration and an Illustrator color wheel... April 28, 2011

Learn color from the experts 2

We continue our series of great book excerpts by the experts in digital imagery. Enjoy : * CS5 How-Tos: Working with Illustrator * Understanding HDR Toning in Adobe Photoshop CS5 * Applying a Gradient to a Layer in Adobe Photoshop CS5 * Photoshop CS5 for Photographers: Color Settings * Replacing Colors in an Image in Adobe Photoshop CS5 ... and more April 19, 2011

Color: from the experts

For this year's color edition, we gathered our favorite book excerpts by the experts in digital imagery. Enjoy : * Converting to Black and White Using Camera Raw * Cropping to a Specific Size in Adobe Photoshop CS5 * Dealing with Ghosting in Merge to HDR Pro in Adobe Photoshop CS5 * Keeping Great Color When Emailing or Posting Photos to the Web * Using the Color Replacement Tool in Adobe Photoshop CS5 * Elaine Weinmann and Peter Lourekas on Color Replacement * Using the HUD Color Pickers * Converting Color When You Print ... and more March 28, 2011

Publishing Update March 28

What does it take to improve readership and traffic? Content, of course! This edition we've got some content oriented info as well as some PDF and eBook insights ... * Honor Thy Content: The Five Commandments of Editorial Excellence * So the Publishing Business Didn't Die, After All * Magazine readers engage more with interactive than static print ads: Adobe * Apple's bet on publishing * Printing Employment Shrinks, Shipments per Employee Rise * Tear down this PDF * Will Ebooks Jeopardize the Carbon Reduction Goals of the Book Industry? * Publishing experts take dim view of Apple's new rules for iPads and iPhones -- and more ... March 28, 2011

Final Cut Final Print

Digital Heaven has seen the problem getting good print reports from Final Cut Pro. So, they've come up with Final Print 2.0, the must-have tool for browsing and printing Final Cut Pro projects. March 17, 2011

Publishing Update March 14

I've run across several really good articles -- and some stories you may have missed -- that broaden your understanding of the publishing scene as it unfolds ... * Who Else Wants to Write Better Email Copy? * Seven Reasons Newspapers Are Not Rebounding Financially * Facing A Dire Financial Situation, USPS Emphasizes Its Eco-Friendly Efforts * Google launches eBooks, cross-platform e-bookstore and reader * iPad publishing: time to switch to v2.0 * Making all postage 'forever' is right move * E-book sales outdo print * Analysis: Book publishers may suffer in world without Borders * For Magazines, a Bitter Pill in iPad... March 14, 2011