Additional Resources

Additional Resources

If you haven't been able to find exactly the information you need to finish your project on time, we've compiled a list of other websites that provide additional details about the computer systems and software that you're using to design your next project.

Software Tips & Tricks

  • Acrobat, InDesign, Illustrator, Pagemaker, Photoshop, and more. At SEF, Inc we utilize the entire Adobe Creative Suite and love the ease of use and the way the programs integrate together to get our work done quickly and efficiently. It is also great to be able to utilize plug-ins to do such things as variable data printing.

  • AppleWorks, iMovie, iTunes, and Final Cut Pro

  • CorelDRAW, PhotoPaint, KPT Photoshop Plugins, and Ventura. A great place to get CorelDraw is ebay. The program has many great design capabilities and is being actively developed by Corel. For design on the cheaper side it is hard to beat CorelDraw. It has the ability to output print ready PDF files and even has the ability to create barcodes. CorelDraw is able to creat anything from business forms to full color brochures.

  • Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher, and more

  • QuarkXPress, QuarkWrapture, and XTensions. Quark still has a large following but has had much of their market share eroded by the success of Indesign from AdobeĀ®.
    I for one was upset that Quark 7 would not run on Microsofts Windows 7, leaving me with a program that was useless without an upgrade to a newer version for what seemed like too short a life span.

Fonts & Typography

  • Myfonts.com is the mother lode of fonts on the web. They supply fonts from many different foundry's for your projects. They claim to be the largest font repository of fonts on the web. Their "What The Font" feature is great for finding out the identity of a particular font either from a web page or a graphic file.

General Technology

  • Software and hardware reviews, price comparisons, purchasing recommendations, and technology news

  • The place to be if you want to download freeware, shareware, and commercial demonstration software

  • Computer, printer, scanner, monitor, handhelds, and digital camera news and reviews