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Articles

Claudia McCue

As a graphic designer, you've probably learned the hard way that building your files without considering the finishing processes (like trimming and binding) can cost you money and delay your job. Consequently, the more you know about folding, trimming, binding, and imposition, the better prepared you'll be to correctly build files. This chapter gives you all the real world tips you need to painlessly print your files.

Is it possible to design a low-budget flier that really sells a product? Yes, if you can keep all eyes on the product. Just follow the steps in this sample chapter, and you'll improve the vitality of your fliers and mailers through simple, yet effective, design techniques.

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Blogs

Ben Waldie

Today's Automator Service workflow tip involves something that I do fairly frequently, merging multiple PDF files together.  Fortunately, with Automator Service workflows in Snow Leopard, this is now much easier for me than it used to be.

Ben Waldie

With the help of ThisService, a third-party utility from waffle software, and AppleScript, you can now run Automator workflows from the Services menu in Mac OS X.

Ben Waldie

Some commercial applications are now making it possible to run your Automator workflows using an Apple Remote or other remote control.

Ben Waldie

There are literally hundreds of add-on actions available from third-party developers to help extend Automator's capabilities.  To find them, you just need to know where to look.

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