Lower camera prices and higher pixel counts over the past couple of years have brought yearbook photographers out of the darkroom and into the light of computer monitors.
If you have ever wondered whether you need to learn about bar graphs, foreign capitals and Adobe InDesign for your future career as a graphic designer, be assured many companies want employees with an InDesign background.
Without deadlines, chaos would reign in the world of yearbooks. Nothing can be done to get rid of deadlines and the stress they cause. But technology can reduce the amount of time submission takes, providing more time at deadline. More time at deadline means less time being stressed.
You have heard Adobe InDesign is great and have read about the neat features. But what does all that mean for you? You need to see what this software does to understand how it fits into your yearbook of today and the ones in the future. So here is our two-dimensional effort to show some of the features of InDesign that are either unique or offer more control than PageMaker does.
When you have a desktop question, wouldn’t it be great to have a computer support technician sitting beside you, looking right at your screen, to quickly show you the solution and resolve the problem?
Learning new skills takes time, patience and practice. And so it is with Adobe InDesign. For anyone who has used design software before, just sit down, work with it, and soon it will become second nature.
When it comes to mastering Adobe products such as InDesign, both Adobe and Walsworth have the materials to make training a snap.
For a few months during the 2002-2003 school year, PDF stood for ‘pretty darn frustrating’ for Crystal Kazmierski, Christoph Sisson and 11 other advisers.
Adobe released its first version of InDesign in 1999. Since then, hundreds of Walsworth customers have jumped in and started using this relatively young software program to create their yearbooks. As InDesign matured, so has Walsworth’s support. And our numerous plug-ins, training materials and informational pieces have helped our customers make the switch as easy as possible.
Ask virtually any advisers who have switched to Adobe InDesign, and they will say if you have not, and you can, do it.