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Creating OpenType Fonts: Simplified
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Here you'll find a simplified explanation of how to prepare and use an OpenType feature set. OpenType fonts can be immensely complex. However, most of us do not need or care about the super fancy... More > stuff. All we want is oldstyle figures, true small caps, and some pretty ligatures. That is easy to produce. You'll finally have fonts with the features you need for page layout in InDesign and the rest of the Creative Suite.< Less
Writing In InDesign CC Producing Books
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Virtually all professional book designers use InDesign: What is not commonly known is that this same software is the best for self-publishing authors as well. Not only is it necessary for printed... More > books, but it is now the best resource for ebook production also. InDesign CC9.2 has really ramped up its ePUB abilities. Now you can take your print document and convert it quickly and professionally to produce excellent quality downloadable PDFs, ePUBs, and Kindle books. This book shows you how to do that efficiently—by training you, using clear, practical language, in all the requirements of book production needed to self-publish. The new self-publishing author of the 21st century is enabled to take his or her books to much higher levels of excellence. This book covers how the industry works in the new millennium with print on-demand and online ebook distribution. You'll learn typography, page layout, and all the techniques pros use to give their readers a comfortable, enjoyable reading experience.< Less
How Do I Make the Next Book Better?
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How can I make it better the next time? This is the plaintive question I get every time after I have set up, formatted, and uploaded a book for a new author. It is also one of the most common... More > questions I see while socially networking. Let’s get it out in the open: Preparing a print version of your book in Word or any other word processor is virtually impossible! The best way [if you must use Word] is to buy a Word template from a book designer you trust. Publishing a book is an immensely complex project. The skillsets needed are large, and require practice and experience. One of them is an area you can learn by yourself—easily. That is typography. This book will help you learn the basics of typography, plus covering some of what can be done with Word. My goal is to save you money and time At present, I publish several books a year. My only expenses are what I pay for online access. You can learn how to do that also.< Less
Tables & Form Design in InDesign
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This booklet covers the use of tables and leaders to design forms and similar printed projects. It was written using InDesign CS2, but the techniques will work in earlier versions of InDesign and... More > most of them work in Quark 7. The newer suites simply give you more options to automate or to use these techniques with less hassle.< Less
Practical Font Design: Part 2
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In part two, David continues the practical approach to font design shared in the original book by producing 13 fonts: nine styles of an oldstyle serif and four styles of a companion sans. This new... More > set of fonts is designed for book design, In fact, they are used as the fonts to format this book you hold in your hand. This is no academic work, but a chance to share a practical step-by-step process of font family production. You may not agree with the choices David makes, but you will be led deeply inside the process where you will find it simple to make your own choices.< Less
Practical Font Design: Third Edition
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Practical Font Design has found a niche within that group of graphic designers and Web designers who want to design their own fonts. The comment from Readable Web is what I’ve hoped to... More > hear: “If you’re looking for a brief, straightforward introduction to fonts, I recommend David Bergsland’s Practical Font Design. Unlike a lot of books that make you feel like you’re seated in the back row of a crowded lecture hall, this one feels like a private tutorial…a good book, and I wish there were more like it…” Richard Fink I have learned a lot about font design after going full-time in 2009. Part of these materials appeared in Part Two, where I went through the development of font families. But much has simply happened as I took the new techniques developed for the books and used them. It is obvious that I need to combine the two parts into a whole. This calls for a radical rearrangement of the content to make it flow better. Plus I added new materials to flesh out the content.< Less
InDesign 7.5 On-Demand
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Help for authors & teachers publishing in the new millennium The focus of this book is very sharp. It is designed for people who are designing books and booklets with very limited capital and few... More > personnel resources. It is a sharing of techniques for the new wave of author/pastor/teacher/designers who need to get their work published digitally & online.< Less
Book Production With InDesign CC: Using Desktop Publishing Power to Self-Publish Your Book
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This book is what I would use for my textbook teaching my six-credit Digital Publishing community college course for the Business Graphics degree I designed, taught, and led for 18 years. This is a... More > major update for me. Many of the changes I've been waiting for with ePUB production have been implemented. InDesign now stands at the top of the heap for book production in general and ePUB production in particular. You do not need to know code, though understanding how HTML and CSS works will aid your conceptual understanding. The new fixed layout ePUBs would show gradient paragraph rules, gradient strokes and fills in tables, and much more--but justification does not work in FXL. The exported ePUBs upload flawlessly to the iBooks Store and Kobo Writing Life. Finally, the 21st century book publishing software we need is within our grasp. There's still more to come, but the present version is very good.< Less
Book Production With InDesign CC: Using Desktop Publishing Power To Self-Publish Your Book
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This book is abridged (to make it fit the spiral-bound criteria, I took out the Christian Marketing section). It's what I would use for my textbook teaching my six-credit Digital Publishing community... More > college course for the Business Graphics degree I designed, taught, and led for 18 years. This is a major update for me. Many of the changes I've been waiting for with ePUB production have been implemented. InDesign now stands at the top of the heap for book production in general and ePUB production in particular. You do not need to know code, though understanding how HTML and CSS works will aid your conceptual understanding. The new fixed layout ePUBs would show gradient paragraph rules, gradient strokes and fills in tables, and much more--but justification does not work in FXL. The exported ePUBs upload flawlessly to the iBooks Store and Kobo Writing Life. Finally, the 21st century book publishing software we need is within our grasp. There's still more to come, but the present version is very good.< Less
Fontographer: Practical Font Design for Graphic Designers
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Why do you want to use Fontographer? For the fun of it! When I received the opportunity to go back to my roots, and see what the new Fontographer was like, I was a little concerned. I had just spent... More > nine years painfully teaching myself to letterspace by hand, to write OpenType features, and to become accustomed to the tool set of FontLab. Don’t get me wrong, FontLab is a great program. There are still a few features of FontLab that, as a professional font designer, I cannot do without. But I was taken by surprise. Fontographer brought the fun back! It is still the same marvelous program with which I first learned to design fonts. The drawing interface is still clean, clear, and elegant. I still works the way I have learned to work over the past two decades of digital graphic design. I found pure joy in drawing again. Fontographer is a wonderful drawing experience. It has been a real joy to experience that fun again. After nearly a decade in FontLab, font design is fun again.< Less
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