Category: Desktop Publishing


The Quark Alternative

On Friday, November 8th 2002 I made the switch to InDesign. After spending the week building a print flyer for a local drugstore chain in QuarkXPress 5, I sat down to export a press-ready PDF. Three frustrating hours later I still hadn’t managed to squeeze a PDF, or even a usable postscript file out of the buggy XPress release. I threw up my hands in despair and that moment decided to spend the weekend learning InDesign and rebuilding my job.


Photoshop CC review in Print Action

In the biggest single upgrade since the launch of the Creative Cloud, Adobe recently introduced more than 20 new features to Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. In the April edition of Print Action magazine I review Adobe’s recent update of Photohop CC. New features have been added such as support for 3D printing and 3D object manipulation in addition to a new Perspective Warp tool and Linked Smart Objects–but are they really useful?

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