When the time comes to begin planning your next yearbook, consider using master page elements for all of your division pages, for each section, for each grade level on your portrait pages, or even for spreads with feature articles.
Adobe recently unveiled the latest version of its page layout software – InDesign CS5 – in time for 2011 yearbooks. Walsworth was ready, becoming the first yearbook publisher to provide full support of CS5 with its software Enhancements.
If it is time to upgrade your software, Adobe CS4 is waiting for you. Although it comes only 18 months after CS3, CS4 has a few cool InDesign updates that should increase productivity and improve graphics capabilities.
Deutsch Inc., Grant Design Collaborative, Walmart, the London Daily Telegraph, the Washington Post, MacDesign, and Macy’s West are just some of the companies worldwide using InDesign.
Robb DeFilippis, senior vice president, director of print services at advertising firm Deutsch Inc., New York, agreed that students will benefit from knowing how to use InDesign when they go job hunting.
The idea for this article came about one day when searching for an alternative to using parenthesis in a document. Someone told me they represented a whisper to the audience, and if I needed to whisper something then it might not be worth saying. Personally, I tend to skip over anything in parenthesis, thinking it is usually data not essential to the paragraph I am reading.
It has almost become a yearly tradition: Adobe updates and releases a new version of InDesign or Photoshop, with the latest changes taking the form of the Creative Suite 2. As the number would indicate, this is the second time Adobe has packaged its most popular software titles, including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, GoLive and Acrobat. Of these applications, InDesign and Photoshop are the most widely used by yearbook advisers and students. Here are the features that are most likely to be useful to you in a yearbook capacity.
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.
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.
There is something to be said for staying on the “cutting edge” …just ask those Walsworth customers who have made the switch from PageMaker or QuarkXPress to InDesign, Adobe’s “next generation software.” When upgrading their hardware, schools such as Harding Academy in Memphis, Tenn., are making the decision to upgrade their software as well. They chose InDesign 1.5.