Open Source Graphic Design
open source graphic design

How Open Source Graphics can be used to edit InDesign documents. Opening an InDesign document in Scribus Graphic design often requires an understanding of computer forensics to get the job done. I read a few blogs on how to edit InDesign files: Create an .EPS from InDesign and open it as an editable file in Scribus. That did not […]

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Magazine Design With $0.00 Art Budget
I frequently starred in my own covers to save money

I was the art director/production manager for a publishing company that produced several titles in English and Spanish. Profit was paramount so that meant expenses were to be kept low—or non-existent. This can be a challenge in publication design, but not an insurmountable one. In fact, having such constraints can stretch the imagination and force the […]

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An ad in The American Spectator magazine that is not FF-RHP. Oh no!

FF-RHP. Anyone who has worked in publishing will be very familiar with this term. Advertisers will negotiate with the sales rep to ensure that their ad is placed in the publication far forward (usually first 50%) and on the right-hand page (on top if possible). The sales rep will come to the production manager or […]

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