While designing any project can be time consuming and difficult, magazine printing projects are probably some of the most difficult to design due to the complexity of the task. Covers, tables of content, articles, graphics, and advertisements all have to be layed out and designed in a visually appealing way. Today’s readers are very sophisticated and demand visually appealing reading material. It is no longer good enough to simply have great content. That content needs to be arranged in a way that attracts your readers’ attention and makes them want to read your great content (and come back for more in the future).
However, many of our clients find themselves designing their magazines on a shoe string budget and simply don’t have the funds to hire a professional to design their magazine printing project. If you find yourself in that situation, don’t despair.
We have found a great online tutorial on designing your magazine printing project from start to finish using the software program Adobe InDesign. It leads you through the entire process, covering topics like how to choose a size, how to create master pages, designing your masthead and headlines, using Word to import text, creating a table of contents, laying out feature articles, placing and sizing ads, designing your covers, and exporting your file as a PDF. The course is divided over 28 lessons with 2.9 hours of instruction. It is a thorough online tutorial that will make your magazine printing project look like a pro designed it.
And the best part? The course is free as long as you register on the site by giving your email address and setting up a password. Click here to go to this great course on designing your magazine printing project.
This site has many other design tutorials, although a lot of them charge a reasonable fee to view them. We hope this link helps you with the design of your magazine printing project. If you have any questions about printing your magazine once it is complete, please feel free to give us a call at 1-877-977-3779 or chat with us online. We are here to help!
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