Hat-trick of quality: an interview with Thomas M. Schnitzler

How has the art of printing changed since Gutenberg? One of the greatest achievements of modern times, Johannes Gutenberg’s invention of the printing press in the mid-15th century demonstrates that printing is more than a classic handicraft but has had widespread cultural implications that persist to date. But where do things stand today? Modern-day printers operate cutting-edge, high-tech offset and digital printing machines. Their job titles range from media technology specialist to printing press operator.

Harry Potter typeface – download magical fonts

True fans of the young wizard would die to get their hands on the “real” Harry Potter font. Unfortunately, the font is not available but the web provides a number of adequate alternatives which will be presented in this article.

Ten hot script web fonts by Google

Although free fonts are abundant on the internet, not all fonts are equally well suited for professional uses. We present ten free script fonts by Google which will wow you.

How to add shadows in Photoshop – Basics Tutorial

The drop shadow is a staple among Photoshop effects and ideal to create convincing composites. You can make design features stand out from the background with just a few clicks. We show you how to add shadows to create modern web designs and realistic looking composites using application examples from web design and classic image editing.

Compressing PDFs – how to reduce file size

If you want to use a PDF on screen or make it available for download, its file size should be as small as possible. We show you how to compress a high-resolution PDF, using Windows, Mac and online tools.

Lorem ipsum dummy text: text generators and alternatives

How can you simulate text without real meaning? Many media professionals first turn to “Lorem ipsum”. But where to get this dummy text and which alternatives exist?

Converting PDF to Word with a few clicks

You want to edit texts in a PDF document to paste them into a new project without much effort? We show you how to convert a PDF file to Word using Adobe Acrobat and web tools.

How to add bullets in InDesign – Basics Tutorial

Creating bulleted lists is the best way to show off a product’s benefits at a glance. InDesign allows bullet points to be added with one mouse click. But the options are much more varied than putting a bullet point in front of a paragraph.

Which binding to choose for which product? A comparison of binding types

Whether glued, stapled or otherwise bound together, a proper binding turns a stack of sheets into a book, magazine or notepad. We present different binding types, from gluing to spiral binding, and explain how to choose the perfect binding for your printed product.

Changing colours in Photoshop – Basics Tutorial

A popular Photoshop function is to adjust or replace colours as needed with a few clicks. Often, this requires cutting out a certain image area first. In our tutorial, we will demonstrate three methods of replacing colour that don’t require cutting out an image area.