Three Books to Help Newspaper Designers Take Control

by Kevin Slimp, October 2004

Three Books to Help Newspaper Designers Take Control
Peachpit Press recently released several excellent books which would fit well on any newspaper designerís shelf. Iíve picked three of my favorites:

Take Control of Panther, Peachpit Press, Copyright 2005 - Divided into four section, each written by a different author. These include: Take Control of Upgrading to Panther, by Joe Kissell; Take Control of Customizing Panther, by Matt Neuburg; Take Control of Users & Accounts in Panther, by Kirk McElhearn; and Take Control of Sharing Files in Panther, by Glenn Fleishman. New OS X users - or users who are looking for a little help in these areas - will find this book invaluable. ISBN 0-321-28764-9. $30 US/$43 CAN/$49 AUS.

Moving to InDesign, Peachpit Press, Copyright 2005. Written by design veterans David Blatner, Christopher Smith and Steve Werner, this book is written for Pagemaker and QuarkXpress users who are making the conversion to InDesign. This tightly focused guide details the most common tasks and techniques experienced page designers need to know to get the job done. ISBN 0-321-29411-4. $20 US/$29 CAN/$34 AUS.

Real World Color Management, Peachpit Press, Copyright 2005. Admit it. Youíve always wanted to know what those ICC profiles were all about. In this thoroughly updated reference, authors Bruce Fraser, Chris Murphy and Fred Bunting attempt to show the reader everything there is to know about color management. Youíll find expert advice for building and fine-tuning color profiles for input and output devices, selecting the right color management workflow, and managing color within and across major design applications. Readers hoping to implement the ideal color management workflow for their environment will want to read this book. ISBN 0-321-26722-2. $50 US/$72 CAN/$80 AUS.

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