Book Design Made Simple gives DIY authors, small presses, and graphic designers-novices and experts alike-the power to design their own books. It's the first comprehensive book of its kind, explaining every step from installing Adobe� InDesign� right through to sending the files to press. For those who want to design their own books but have little idea how to proceed, Book Design Made Simple is a semester of book design instruction plus a publishing class rolled into one. Let two experts guide you through the process with easy step-by-step instructions, resulting in a professional-looking top-quality book
Book Design Made Simplegives DIY authors, small presses, and graphic designers novices and experts alike the power to design their own books. It s the first comprehensive book of its kind, explaining every step from installing Adobe(r) InDesign(r) right through to sending the files to press. For those who want to design their own books but have little idea how to proceed, Book Design Made Simple""is a semester of book design instruction plus a publishing class rolled into one. Let two experts guide you through the process with easy step-by-step instructions, resulting in a professional-looking top-quality book."
"Book Design Made Simple gives DIY authors, small presses, and graphic designers--novices and experts alike--the power to design their own books. It's the first comprehensive book of its kind, explaining every step from installing Adobe® InDesign® right through to sending the files to press. For those who want to design their own books but have little idea how to proceed, Book Design Made Simple is a semester of book design instruction plus a publishing class rolled into one. Let two experts guide you through the process with easy step-by-step instructions, resulting in a professional-looking top-quality book."--
Author: Pete Masterson
Publisher: Aeonix Publishing Group
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
In an industry burdened by complex technical issues, confusing practices, and a huge learning curve, Book Design and Production makes it easy. This is a one-stop resource to help authors and publishers find clear explanations of every facet of making a book a reality. Lucid descriptions cover editing, parts of a book, typefaces, design, layout, choosing a designer, selecting a printer, and more. This is the reference that every author/publisher needs.
Typography is the foundation of all graphic design. And if there’s one sure way to improve as a graphic designer, it’s to become more confident and more sophisticated in your use of type. This fully updated fourth edition is a comprehensive guide to creating professional type with Adobe InDesign. It covers micro and macro typography concepts, from understanding the nuance of a single spacing width to efficiently creating long and complex documents. InDesign Type shows not just how to use InDesign’s extensive type features, but why certain approaches are preferable to others, and how to avoid common mistakes. Whether you’re creating a single-page flyer or a thousand-page catalog, whether your documents will be printed or viewed on screen, InDesign Type is an invaluable resource for getting the most out of InDesign’s typographic toolset. InDesign Type provides: • An exclusive focus on the typographic capabilities of InDesign • Complete coverage of macro and micro typography in InDesign • Clear, engaging explanations of the why and the how of good typography
Tap into the far-reaching potential of InDesign styles—from simple drop cap formatting to cross-media export to XHTML. Styles have the power to transform how design and production professionals approach and accomplish any project. Adopting a style-centric workflow can reduce tasks that would normally take days to mere hours, and tasks that would take hours to minutes or even seconds. Less time spent on repetitive tasks means more time for creating your best work. This book explores every InDesign style to reveal its full potential. Throughout each chapter, you’ll pick up many tips and best practices gleaned from real-world experience. Two bonus chapters, “Stroke Styles” and “Project Planning with Styles in Mind” are available for download. For “figure it out as I go” designers, embracing styles still allow you to work intuitively on the page. And this guide helps break preconceptions and bad habits transferred from less powerful page layout applications that keep new InDesign users from working in far more satisfying and productive ways. Where InDesign is concerned, styles truly do equal substance.
A thrilling true story that follows the adventures of three medical professionals and their dog as they leave behind a thriving practice and head off on the journey of their lives aboard a 52-foot yacht named Nessie. With little experience aside from research and sailing lessons, they pack up two years’ worth of food and embark from Holland onto the North Sea. With new experiences, stunning landscapes and unexpected danger around every corner, the trio sails around Europe and Africa. As part of their mission to help those less fortunate, they set up a makeshift clinic in the jungles of Africa and offer medicine and advice to those who need it before continuing on to their final destination of Halifax, Canada. This gripping book serves as both encouragement and a cautionary tale; with stories of surviving hurricanes, and even piracy, The Most Adventurous, The Most Arduous and the Longest Way to Canada will have you on the edge of your seat— but the tranquil scenes of sitting on the deck watching whales and dolphins swim by will remind you why so many people dream of sailing away into the sunset.
Author: Kelly Kordes Anton
Publisher: Adobe Press
Release Date: 2017-12-15
Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe InDesign choose Adobe InDesign CC Classroom in a Book (2018 release) from Adobe Press. The 15 project-based step-by-step lessons show users the key techniques for working in InDesign. Designers will build a strong foundation of typographic, page layout, and document-construction skills that will enable them to produce a broad range of print and digital publications—from a simple postcard to an interactive Adobe PDF with form fields. The real-world tasks in this comprehensive book are presented in an easy-to-follow, step-by-step format and are designed to train beginning Adobe InDesign users in the program—from fundamental features to powerful layout and output skills. This book will also help experienced InDesign users elevate their skills, understand best practices, and learn about new features. The online companion files include all the necessary assets for readers to complete the projects featured in each lesson as well as ebook updates when Adobe releases relevant new features for Creative Cloud customers. All buyers of the book get full access to the Web Edition: a Web-based version of the complete ebook enhanced with video and multiple-choice quizzes.
For designers working in every medium, layout is arguable the most basic, and most important, element. Effective layout is essential to communication and enables the end user to not only be drawn in with an innovative design but to digest information easily. Making and Breaking the Grid is a comprehensive layout design workshop that assumes that in order to effectively break the rules of grid-based design, one must first understand those rules and see them applies to real-world projects. Text reveals top designersÆ work in process and rationale. Projects with similar characteristics are linked through a simple notational system that encourages exploration and comparison of structure ideas. Also included are historical overviews that summarize the development of layout concepts, both grid-based and non-grid based, in modern design practice.
Author: Norman Potter
Publisher: Hyphen Press
Release Date: 2002-04-01
Combining a wide-ranging discussion of the major issues of design with detailed and practical information, Norman Potter looks at the possibilities and limits of design, considers the designer as artisan and as artist, and asks: "What is good design?"What is a Designer prompts its readers to think and act for themselves. The work adds up to a powerful and endlessly rewarding resource for students of all ages. First published in 1969, the book is now reissued to present the enduring core of Potter's arguments. An afterword by Robin Kinross sets the work andits author in their contexts.
This Toolkit is meant for everyone working in art and design publishing. No specific expertise of digital technology, or indeed traditional publishing technology, is required. The Toolkit provides hands-on practical advice and tools, focusing on working solutions for low-budget, small-edition publishing. Everything in the Hybrid Publishing Toolkit is based on real-world projects with art and design publishers. Editorial scenarios include art and design catalogues and periodicals, research publications, and artists'/designer's books.