The Top Four Types Software to Master DTP
In the past, publishing and graphic designing were thought to be a long and tedious process.
14:07 01 November 2020
As it often involved heavy machinery and required personnel who could process them. Flash forward a few decades and everyone seems to be a graphic designer or are utilizing some form of DTP service.
However, let’s not mistake making a ‘for sale’ sign on your personal computer for the workings of individuals who may have years worth of experience in the field. But then again, what truly sets apart a professional from us amateurs sitting at home fiddling on our desktops? It is the in-depth knowledge of these four types of software; word processing, page layout, graphics, and electronic or web publishing.
Word Processing Software
This is the most common type of software. From typing, editing and spell checking we have all come across this format of this software. Even some simple layout designing can be conducted on a word processing software, however, if your intentions are to develop a commercial scaled business then word processing files might hinder your progress. It is vital to use a word processing software that can easily import and export various formats so you can allow yourself maximum flexibility. Some prime examples or word processing software include Microsoft Word, Google Docs, and Corel WordPerfect.
Page Layout Software
When one thinks of desktop publishing services these types of software are the first ones to come to mind. In a professional setting, the page layout software circuit is heavily dominated by Adobe InDesign. Software such as Adobe allows for the integration of text and images on the same page which in return allows for easy merging of the two. Professional-level software also includes QuarkXpress, Serif PagePlus, and Microsoft Publisher.
However, if you are looking at a home-based setting where you might be using it for special purposes like calendars, digital scrapbooks, or even custom T-shirt designing then you may want to look at home publishing software that may include The Print Shop, Print Artist, and PrintMaster.
An illustration software and photo editing software are the two types of graphic software you typically need for a professional desktop publishing. Most graphic software programs typically will have some form of both in them, however, it is best if you work two individual illustrations and photo editing software.
Adobe Illustrator, Inkscape, and CorelDraw are the top three types of illustration software that are used by professional DTP service providers. These programs allow you to create artwork that can be layered on throughout multiple edits.
Perhaps the most common photo editing software is Adobe Photoshop. While illustration programs allow the export of bitmaps, you still need a top-notch photo editor when working with web images and when one wants to add special effects to pictures. Corel PaintShop and Gimp are the other two main types of photo editing software platforms.
Electronic or Web Publishing Software
We can all use a little help here and there. If you are working solely on web design, then invest in a comprehensive program such as Adobe Dreamweaver. These programs are designed to easily make your page layouts web-friendly and ready to go in an instant.
For more than 15 years EuroLingo has been dedicated to providing service par excellence for its clients. Located in the heart of Eastern Europe our headquarters in Poland facilitates a one-stop-shop for all your desktop publishing services. Our DTP services include typesetting, data conversion, XML publishing, and infographics to mention a few. We use the standard set of Microsoft Office which includes Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Visio. More so, our designers are efficient in design tools such as InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Corel Draw.
In addition, we offer native translators that offer an in-depth political and cultural analysis of your content. We take pride in being an ISO-17100 certified company which promises to our clients that all their projects are completed with the highest standards in the industry. By keeping up-to-date on the latest technology we always bring the best tools for our clients. At EuroLingo, we believe in saving our client time and money, therefore, we invest in translation memory tools. And above all, we do not discriminate based on budget and timeline constraints.
Besides Poland, EuroLingo has offices in Germany and Romania that only further enhance our portfolio. To see how EuroLingo can further assist you with DTP services, contact an agency today.