Here are the links I mentioned earlier!more >
I was catching up with one of my favorite tech podcasts, Techbyter Worldwide, a few weeks ago, when whose mellifluous voice do I hear coming out of my speakers but Michael Ninness’s, talking about how great InDesign and InCopy CS4 work together.more >
My first Lynda.com video training title went live a couple weeks ago. Right now the lessons are only available online, but a DVD will be available for sale shortly:
InCopy CS3 + InDesign CS3 Integration
Like a number of other Adobe CS3 users, I was initially aghast at the suite's new icons when they first showed them to the world late last year.
Adobe Systems — the company with the legacy of some of the most creative icons in the history of interface design, from renditions of Venus de Milo to color-enhanced X-Ray photography of starfish and butterflies — this same company was *seriously* considering icons that were colored squares and two-letter program name mnemonics? Were they kidding?more >
Back in November, Adobe asked me if I'd be interested in recording a bunch of video tutorials on InDesign CS3. Well, not Adobe itself; but a nice woman who *worked* for Adobe asked me.more >
The big news this week in the world of digital design has to be Adobe's announcement of their new line-up of Creative Suite applications, dubbed CS3. I watched the live webcast of their launch shindig in New York City this week, even sat through the unplanned 20-minute "we're pausing for technical difficulties" portion when they were having A/V problems.more >
Are you and your editorial colleagues curious if InCopy could help streamline things at your workplace, but not sure how it actually works?more >
Late last week, Adobe quietly released software updates for InDesign CS2 and InCopy CS2. According to the ReadMe file that accompanies the installation, the 4.03 update fixes a number of pesky anomalies and glitches in both programs, including ones involving incorrect font remapping, weird EPS output, unexplained slowdowns and unexpected quits.more >
Adobe InCopy, the editorial adjunct to InDesign, is slowly bubbling up into the collective consciousness of page layout professionals. This is evidenced by a growing number of articles, tutorials, and even (finally) a third-party book about the software. I'm thrilled, because I never know what to say to my InCopy training clients when they ask me what resources are available other than on-line help and my InCopy Resources page (http://www.senecadesign.com/designgeek/incopy.html):
Don't Be Editorial's Prisoner
This was written by me and went up on creativepro.com's web site just a few days ago. It's actually a companion piece to a longer, more in-depth article I wrote on InCopy (and why designers love it) that's coming up in InDesign Magazine (see the next item).
Big InCopy Feature Article [working title]
Well, I don't know the title the editor will give to my InCopy article yet. But it's a good read — it's aimed at designers but has enough info for the editors and management at your company to warrant your passing it on to them (while paying for a second copy of course!). The article will be in the December 2005/January 2006 issue (#12) of InDesign Magazine, to be published in its usual 60+ page PDF form on December 12, along with lots of other great InDesign content that the magazine is known for.more >
My assistant, Sherri, and I just wrapped up a months-long effort of updating the content in DesignGeek Central, the section of my web site that contains my software resource pages (as well as DesignGeek back issues):
Check out the resource pages for Photoshop, Acrobat, InDesign and Illustrator, especially; as we found great new books and a sheaf of new Adobe white papers (in-depth guides in PDF form) for each of these programs, which were buried in various places on Adobe's web site. Also of note, the OpenType Resources page has links to new Type 1 to OpenType conversion guides and glyph charts, and I added two new resource pages, one for Adobe Bridge and one for Version Cue.
As before, each resource page contains links, artwork, and pithy commentary about what I consider to be the best information available for the program or topic in question, and best of all, many of the resources are free. A typical resource page includes links to relevant DesignGeek articles, best books and magazines, Adobe/Quark/Apple white papers and tutorials, user groups, mailing lists, forums, video and on-line training, third-party web sites, blogs, podcasts, plug-ins, actions, XTensions, and kitchen sinks.more >