Idea man, Chuck Green, has done
it again with three new books that are sure to come to the
rescue of newbie graphic designers and veterans alike. The
QuarkXpress Ideabook, The InDesign Ideabook and The PageMaker
Ideabook are chock full of ready-to-use layouts for every
occasion. In fact, there are more than 300 in each book with
native files on companion CDs. What could be easier?
Each book covers the design gamut from ads to brochures,
calendars to newsletters, posters to packaging and much,
much more. Green has prepared each layout with notations
and specifications to jump start your next project into high
For newbies, just fire up your layout software, open a file
off the CD and pop in your text and graphics into the placeholders.
Piece of cake. Plus, Green provides very detailed instructions
about how to work with the files, understanding templates,
placeholder images and fonts. Chuck has made it easy for
a new designer to look like they've been at it for years.
For veterans, this book makes a great idea spring. Readers
can peruse the layouts for inspiration or use the files as
a starting point and add their personal style and flair.
The layouts are also excellent for projects where there isn't
a lot of design time available in the budget. Low budget
doesn't need to mean low quality. The layouts are topnotch
and are sure to keep clients smiling.
But, Chuck goes beyond just providing readers with a handy
library of ideas. He also walks readers through the design
process, how to work with printers, illustrators and photographers,
choosing typefaces and selecting the perfect paper to make
your project stand out from the pack.
Whether you work with Quark, InDesign or PageMaker, these
books are destined to be a staple in a designer's library.
They are a true investment that will provide a steady stream
of return for years to come.
For more information and loads of design resources from
Chuck, visit www.ideabook.com.