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Aquafadas has developed a plug-in for Adobe InDesign that let you create interactive publications for the iPad and other tablets, and for smart phones. The plug-in is still in beta, but you can join the pre-release program if you're an early adopter.
A few caveats: You can create files for free, but you must pay Aquafadas to publish the content. In addition, the plug-in is currently available only for the Mac OS. Aquafadas says that a Windows version is coming soon.
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We've been fans of the Olympus PEN line of digital cameras since the E-P1 launched two years ago. These micro four-thirds cameras are small, mighty, and (you know this matters to you) retro-cool.
Now there are three more PEN cameras: PEN E-P3, PEN E-PL3, and PEN E-PM1. Only the E-P3 looks vintage, sadly, but all three models capture still images and HD video with a 12.3-megapixel image sensor.
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Enfocus announces update 1 of its PitStop Pro 10 application. Update 1 offers compatibility with the latest Adobe® Acrobat® X Standard and Pro. It also introduces compatibility with the latest PDF/X-4:2010 and PDF/A ISO standards.
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Kids today! Michael Arnold is only 19, yet this UK designer and illustrator's print shop and publication has already been in business for a year.
It's called "The How To Project," and Michael says that it began as a way for him to "design instructional posters that would have a place in the home and life" and, along the way, enable him to "work with printers and design an actual product".
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A little over a year ago, Google threw its hat in the Web fonts ring. Since then, the company has increased its font library ten-fold, from the original 18 typefaces to today's 180. But the interface you had to use to choose the fonts and implement them on your site had not enjoyed the same rapid evolution.
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Trish Witkowski of points out in the current "60-second super cool fold of the week" video that interactivity isn't just for the screen anymore. You could call it, " Interactive Designers Wanted: Must Have Print Experience."
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Ebooks. Digital magazines. Interactive PDFs and SWFs. They're all relatively new creatures, which means there are a lot of questions surrounding the technology, from creation to distribution.
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Whether you work at a press shop or are a production artist or print-oriented designer, you'll find something of value in the freshly released Adobe Creative Suite 5/5.5 Printing Guide.
For example, InDesign users can learn how to prep files for output, employ Live Preflight to spot potential troublemakers, work with book files, and a lot more.
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Pentax announced a new digital camera, the Pentax Q. The Q, which will be available in the United States in Fall 2011 for about $800, is the smallest, lightest camera you can get that still has interchangeable lenses. It measures 3.9" wide by 2.3" high by 1.2" deep and weighs 7.1 oz when the battery and memory card are in the camera.
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Nik Software has produced excellent photo-editing software for desktop computers--Silver Efex Pro, Viveza, HDR Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro,
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