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Kevin Slimp is a favorite speaker and trainer in the publishing world. He can be reached at kevin@kevinslimp.com.

Current Newsletter

Investing in the Future of Your Newspaper

Jul 05, 2021 at 11:09 am by INT

About 15 or so years ago, I received a call from a newspaper designer at a small weekly in Tennessee. She was panicked because of a technical issue that was causing a lot of c.... Read More

Reasons to Bet on Print

Jun 03, 2021 at 11:15 am by INT

Tangible evidence leads Kevin Slimp to feel good about the future   Before you begin reading this column, please answer this question: “Are you sitting down?&rdqu.... Read More

Recent Columns

Speaking of Software

Jul 05, 2021 at 11:30 am by INT

My friend Reed Anfinson, publisher in Minnesota, called in a bind last week. His paper wasn’t going to press on time due to a technical error with the InDesign newspaper.... Read More

Speaking of Software

Jul 05, 2021 at 11:02 am by INT

My friend Reed Anfinson, publisher in Minnesota, called in a bind last week. His paper wasn’t going to press on time due to a technical error with the InDesign newspaper.... Read More

Making Plans Toward 2028

May 18, 2021 at 11:32 am by INT

Newspapers remain a vital component of a healthy community   In my previous column, I mentioned that there seem to be a lot of positive feelings in the community newspa.... Read More

Adobe Plans to Get Rid of Type 1 Fonts

Apr 30, 2021 at 01:00 pm by INT

Start making plans now about transitioning your Type 1 fonts “Out with the old and in with the new!” We’ve all said it, and the idea of replacing outdated.... Read More

Improving Ad Design to Increase Revenue

Mar 10, 2021 at 12:30 pm by INT

It’s obvious that everyone wants to increase revenue. I own a publishing company and I can attest that 2020 was a terrible year, in terms of revenue. Unless you live in.... Read More

Affinity Publisher Primed to Take Business from InDesign

Mar 09, 2021 at 12:30 pm by INT

It’s been a while since a column has drawn as much response as my November review of Affinity Publisher, the layout application that has so many designers, editors and p.... Read More

Kevin makes His 2021 New Year Predictions

Jan 07, 2021 at 04:19 pm by INT

As I write this column, vaccines are beginning to make their way to first responders, the New Year has begun, and maybe – just maybe – the world is seeing a light.... Read More

Affinity Publisher: Is it ready for prime time?

Nov 17, 2020 at 02:15 pm by INT

A few years back, I received an email from Nebraska publisher Rob Dump about a design application he’d read about named Affinity Publisher. He asked if I thought he migh.... Read More

Why are Some Newspapers Growing? Answers from publishers at growing papers

Nov 05, 2020 at 03:15 pm by INT

Over the past few weeks, I’ve spoken (virtually) at five state and regional press association conventions. In all but one, my leadoff topic was “What’s Going.... Read More
Slideshow

Kevin answers questions about colors, photo settings, paragraph styles and ligatures

Jul 06, 2020 at 12:15 pm by INT

So, what do professional speakers do during a pandemic? I can’t speak for all the speakers in the world, but among other things, I’ve been leading a lot of webinar.... Read More

Front Page

Kevin offers online training at BrainCast.BIZ

Nov 13, 2007 at 09:45 pm by staff

Visit www.braincast.biz for more information.

Familiar Problem With Photoshop Leads To Embarrassment

Nov 03, 2007 at 05:04 pm by staff

In my business, nothing is more embarrassing than having a computer glitch in front of an audience. Fortunately, that hasn’t happened to me in a long time. Well, not until rec.... Read More

Photoshop, Acrobat and InDesign Questions dominate e-mail this month

Oct 06, 2007 at 11:02 am by staff

While traveling from the East Coast to the West Coast and back three times over the past three weeks, I’ve noticed a significant increase in the amount of e-mail I receive fro.... Read More

Create Pagination Workflow With Remote Users Utilizing InCopy CS3

Aug 02, 2007 at 02:33 pm by staff

If you’ve been reading this column for long, you know that I’m a big fan of Adobe InDesign. If you’ve been paying close attention, you’ve probably heard me mention InDesign’s.... Read More

Metro Creative Graphics Debuts ADS on Demand

Jul 03, 2007 at 03:35 pm by staff

I run across quite a few software vendors as I travel from one convention to another. Every now and then, I’ll see a new product that looks like it has potential for our indus.... Read More

Photoshop CS3: Worth the Price of an Upgrade?

Jun 02, 2007 at 02:15 pm by staff

I try to offer some variety in my columns, but sometimes it’s hard. Most of the e-mail requests I receive are related to Acrobat (PDF files), Photoshop and InDesign. All Adobe.... Read More

PDF Problems Lead List of Problems Faced By Readers This Month

May 03, 2007 at 07:05 pm by staff

I had great expectations for today. After spending three hours on the phone with a software representative, I realized the product I planned to review isn?t quite ready for pr.... Read More

What Have They Done To My InDesign?

Mar 29, 2007 at 10:30 pm by staff

Holy Moly! I

Adobe Unleashes Creative Suite 3 Product Line

Mar 27, 2007 at 08:31 pm by staff

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Adobe Sheds Light on Photo Editing with Photoshop Lightroom

Mar 02, 2007 at 06:01 am by staff

In late 2005, I received an e-mail from a colleague at Apple concerning the release of their product, Aperture. Aperture is a photo-editing program developed with the professi.... Read More

Extensis Releases Mask Pro 3 for Experienced Photoshop Users

Aug 22, 2003 at 12:41 pm by staff

Advanced Photoshop users, a group which includes a lot of newspaper designers, deal with the process of masking quite often. Masking is the process of selecting, then erasing,.... Read More

QuarkXPress 6.0 Review

Aug 12, 2003 at 12:50 pm by staff

For those who have been patiently awaiting the long-anticipated release of the latest incarnation of QuarkXPress, there is good news and bad news. The good news, for Mac users.... Read More

New Books Valuable to Designers

Jul 18, 2003 at 03:12 pm by staff

There has been such a plethora of software hitting the shelves over the past few months that I haven

Acrobat Professional 6.0 Takes Publishing to New Level

Jul 02, 2003 at 04:22 pm by staff

This has been quite a month for publishing software. My mailbox has been filled almost daily with new titles and new versions of popular software and hardware for newspaper de.... Read More

The Font Doctor is In

Jun 02, 2003 at 08:25 am by staff

Morrison SoftDesign recently updated its signature product, FontDoctor, to version 5.5. FontDoctor is the industry standard software for font problem diagnosis and repair on t.... Read More

Hemera Introduces Online Stock Photo Service

Jun 02, 2003 at 08:15 am by staff

Over the years, I

Contact Kevin About Keynotes and Training in the Publishing Industry

May 30, 2003 at 03:06 pm by staff

Fourteen years ago, Kevin Slimp started working with a new technology being developed by Adobe Systems to create files which could be designed in one location, then sent to an.... Read More

Book Review: InDesign for Quark Users

May 19, 2003 at 03:50 pm by staff

Peachpit Press has released a new book for QuarkXPress users making the move to Adobe InDesign. While Quark is still the dominant player in our industry, InDesign is gaining p.... Read More

Extensis Lets Users Gain an Edge in Photos

May 19, 2003 at 03:41 pm by staff

Admit it. If you

Peachpit Releases Slew of Technical Books

May 19, 2003 at 02:52 pm by staff

New Books For Newspaper Designers This has been an especially difficult column to write this month. I?ve tested several new software products, but none of them seemed worth.... Read More