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Not only you need bleed, but you need to consider if you need to shift the image a bit away from the borders depending on the binding method you are using. Saddle stitching binding allows the book to lay flat when it is open. The content that is close to the inside edge of the book will be visible. This method of binding is usually expensive. Perfect ...


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How did they do this without computers? They used rulers. If you exclusively know how to draw with a computer: that's a straight edged object, to help guide a pen or pencil into a straight line. For really advanced technical drawings, such as the curve graph example, there were templates with different curves (elliptic, parabolic, hyperbolic): There ...


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The purpose of bleed is to mitigate imprecision. The printer "may cut 1/16 inch off the pages" means that the printer will not guarantee that their cutter will be accurate within 1/16 plus or minus (a 1/8 inch range). So the question for you is not about cutting too much off, but whether you will be happy with a sliver of white paper showing when they don't ...


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Engineers and scientists of different branches used to have drawing classes on their curriculum. Many of these people were quite accomplished at this. We used to have row upon row of drawing boards in the classrooms in the design/engineering departments. The drawings were drawn with pencil and then inked for final results. They would then be reproduced on ...


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A lot of the old engineering books have a chapter on drawing - for example, I have "A textbook on Electric Lighting and railways" International Correspondence Schools, Scranton, PA, 1901; the first 100 pages or more are about technical drawing. We had to learn technical drawing in school (1970s UK). One practical way to draw the lines on the graph is to ...


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A good textbook is about content. Without something worthwhile to say, the design fades away. Content is King. So let us look at what kind of content you will need. 1. Illustrations Most subject, need or at least greatly benefit from pictures to clarify things. The right picture at the right place can do wonders for your design. This said you can not just ...


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The simplest rule on this is usually the best: less is more. I have often found myself in the position where i was praised for layout that was simply not overdoing it (see also this long-winding answer on the topic). Inexperienced users will over-design and over-layout a document. Stick to 1 Typeface. You can have two, one for headings. But think if you ...


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Here in Switzerland there are quite a few multilanguage Examples with multiple languages on one page (even more than two). Most differentiate with color. (I don't have any example around but it really is very pretty). -- If you don't have color as an option this falls short. In addition to color many use different positioning for the type area. This way ...


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The basic tools were, for students and small shops, drawing board, T-square, triangles (30-60-90 and 45-45-90 and sometimes adjustable-angle ones), pencils (non-repro blue was favorite since it didn't have to be erased, but black was used too), compass sets (center-wheel K&Es (Keuffel & Esser) and Dietzgens were probably favorite) and Rapidograph ...


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There's a few ways to do this and of course it depends on how you plan to build your layout. Italic A common way to do this is using italic instead of different fonts. Some countries prefer the "main language" to be bigger and/or top on position, and the other language(s) will be in italic. Other countries must have all the languages with the same size ...


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If your scans are consistent (same size and positioning), you could simply create an InDesign document, import them in and use the Masters to place your pagination number. It'll then apply to all the pages and you'll be able to export a PDF. For quicker placing of your images, I'm fairly sure something could be programmed to do this in InDesign using the ...


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The recommended option Well, the real answer on "how to make my book appear more professional" is: find a designer. You should focus on the content, and let the designer focus on the look. There you have several options. The designer can prepare you a template so you can have the first idea on how the publication is looking, or he can have the design ...


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It depends on how you added those page breaks in the first place. Manually with "Insert Odd Page Break" and/or "Insert Even Page Break": add a regular "Page Break" (without 'odd' or 'even') immediately after the current page break, then delete the previous break. (Do it in this order so you cannot accidentally paste the previous and next paragraphs ...


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ON *nix systems there is a command called psbook (see instructions here) and psnup so you can probably find it for osX. For windows you can get it with cygwin. what you would do is call: psbook -s16 print.ps out.ps psnup -la4 -2 out.ps > out2up.ps This will make pages with 16 page long signatures or 4 paper groups. You can change this by editing the -s ...


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A book on inspiration would in time become outdated, expensive and some books are based on the current trends. If you're looking for inspiration instead of purchasing a book I would look for websites pertaining to the field you have in mind. (An example for web) I frequently like to visit sites such as: CSS Design Awards Awwwards Bootstrap Expo ...


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You're right, you need to align your artwork in the live work area (yellow) for best results, NOT the page. You can look at most hardcover or paperback books, you will notice they are easier to read if there's more room in the middle. And because of the binding, when you open a book the central part where the binding is will curve your sheets and give ...


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Found some info on this, afterall. However I'm still unsure as to any "manual" measures that can be taken in larger publications... Shingling: A means of positioning type in books, magazines, newsletters, or other publications designed to be bound by means of saddle-stitching that compensates for creep, an increasing book thickness through the ...


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I could not find an "automatic" method, but I did find a method that could help. Select the pages you want to define as one section. Right-Click > Numbering and Section Options In the "Section Marker" box (not "Section Prefix") type in "1 - " (I added spaces before and after the hyphen). Repeat for each following section, changing the "Section Marker" to ...


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I don’t believe I’ve ever seen this particular variant before, but it is very similar to Linotype’s Egyptienne F™ and Bitstream’s Humanist Slabserif 712, which are almost identical (both based on a design by Adrian Frutiger from 1956). Here is a comparison of a line from the book and Egyptienne F™: It’s impossible to tell, due to the small size and the ...


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When you're trying to identify a font, it's the details and unique characters that matter. Your image provides next to nothing on either point. Nonetheless ... Looking closer, those fuzzy characters might be ... Linotype Egyptienne F From this low-Earth-orbit view, it appears to be a version of Century, probably the ITC version. If you can find a ...


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Ho-ho, the book is dated 1940! Now look, back in those days and up to when computers started appearing "technical drawing" used to be an obligatory subject at high school (well, at least down here in Russia). They would teach you just how to handle those weird devices mentioned above, if you're up to becoming an engineer. 1) Things used to be drawn using a ...


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Such artwork was generally referred to as "technical drawing" and was very much a part of the syllabus for all qualified "technicians" (ie. those attending formal training colleges) and also many graduate engineers. If you just search for terms related to "manual technical drawing" and "manual draughting" you will find lots of stuff on the subject. Or ...


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I think depends on 2 main things. Design The trim area does not necessary means that you do not touch or put something in this area (like with a photograph). A side note: Thoose margins are (in my opinion) too small to have text, so that is not a "safe area". In my opinion a safe margin is arround half inch or 12 mm on the outer borders. If you are ...


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Interesting question. I do not have a definitive answer. But it reminds me of soviet constructivism: https://www.google.com.mx/search?q=constructivist+ilustration It reminds me also the metropolis poster: https://www.google.com.mx/search?q=metropolis+original+poster which probably had some futurism influence: ...


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"Best" is subjective. I don't think there is an ultimate inspirational book. Inspiration comes from anywhere/everywhere depending on your state of mind at a given time. Why not accumulate a collection of books over time?


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From my experience with textbooks (still in school) the most professional books are very clear and simple, they don't have fancy fonts or very clever designs. There are primarily 2 types of textbook, the plain clear and simple and the colourful and 'more fun' style. Although the content is the same there are a few key differences. Boxes and layout In all ...



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