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Questions about hand written or printed work, consisting of pages; bound together between a cover and attached to the spine.

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How can I achieve this print look for a Bookcover?

i'm currently designing a book cover and try to find a possibility to produce a golden square like in the picture, with text on it. I think in the picture they used a sticker. How can I achieve this ...
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Lightroom Book Module Text Pixelation

I have been using Lightroom for several years and have not run into this problem until now. I used to and usually would run Lightroom Classic on my computers which were Windows machines. I really ...
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Formatting the Quoting of Internal Passages in a Story

I am working on a book that is a collection of short science fiction stories for adults. Typesetting in InDesign. What is the convention or industry standard for the formatting/typesetting of written ...
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Don’t add space between paragraphs of the same style

Rather new at book body design. Having a little problem. I know there are similar questions here, but it didn't really solve my specifics. I have loads of quotes in my book that I will indent a ...
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Should I send my client the original file of a job? [duplicate]

I have recently accepted a free-lance job to typeset a book in LaTeX for a publisher. I'm not a professional graphic designer, but I have been working with this tool for a long time now. Now I even ...
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How do I convert B&W penciled book drawings to Illustrator colored drawings?

I have an opportunity with an author, but I want to see if I can even deliver first, if I were to take it. The author needs her current black and white drawings to be in color for a book she is ...
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Indesign numbering appendixes in a book

I am working on different documents to create a Book. I have managed to fix all references, figures, numbering, etc But I do not know how to solve the following problem with appendixes: I have 3 ...
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Can anyone recommend a design book that has a strong pragmatic web orientation?

I've been looking through the site recommendations and other people's posts requesting beginner's design books but have yet to find anything that meets my specific tastes. I'm not looking to make ...
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What are the basic rules for designing a book (novel)? [closed]

I promised my friend I'd design a book for him he's releasing for free and I could use the help of you guys. I'm going to use the latest InDesign. The book should be in .pdf format and is intended ...
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Can I claim ownership of derivative Illustrations in a book?

I am illustrating a book and I have used some stock art mixed with design in Illustrator and Photoshop along with a few hand drawn pieces. Can I say Illustrated by "my name" if I do use some stock art?...
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Mobile (TabS3 Samsung) apps to digital drawing: I need to draw book/ebook covers in 300dpi

I want to produce ebook covers and printable covers. So, which apps can I use to draw, without any doubts, in 300dpi or higher using my tablet?
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Best book for design inspiration [closed]

I recently thought of buying some good graphic design inspiration book. but the problem is choice, I got a big list of book and I don't know which one to buy. I prefer books with a lot of pictures.My ...
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How to numbering a set of paper [duplicate]

I have 500 page I want to restore it digitally, they are a set of pages from a very old book I already have and want to reprint it again with my digital restoration. all the pages have no page numbers....
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What image size should I use to design book cover? [closed]

I have got a project of Book Cover design. The client is telling me that book cover should be print ready and ready to upload on Create Space. I know if design is in CMYK color mode, means it is ...
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What is the best approach to improve skills? i.e good tutorials, books, course

I would like to improve my design skills. My main focus is web development and even though my coding skills need to be improved upon a lot, right now, design is where I feel like I lack the most. I ...
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Can I sign myself as illustrator?

I have written a children's book and also illustrated it. However, I have asked a graphic designer to redo the images for me. I hired her through a company which affords me total rights to the new ...
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Can I create a book index or table of contents in InDesign that automatically updates page numbers as text reflows?

I have nearly completed an employee handbook with sections and headings such as "Your Guide to Personal Conduct", "Parking", "Benefits", "Dress Code", etc. As the handbook is updated, sometimes the ...
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Indesign print options if you plan on cutting the page in half

I have been trying to find the answer to this but have had no luck. I've got a book that I would like to print out for a sample proof. I figure an 5.5" by 8.5" would be good so i could simply cut a ...
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InDesign: Synchronize styles WITHOUT Color swatches

I need to have several InDesign (CS6) documents with same object, paragraph and character styles, but each with a different color scheme. For example a Paragraph style Heading with Character Color set ...
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How to format a booklet in Photoshop

I need to create an A5 booklet (by folding A4 sheets), and the only tool at my disposal at the moment is Photoshop, since I haven't got InDesign on the machine that I'm working on right now. What's ...
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Create a Table of Contents in Corel Draw?

Is there any way to create a table of contents for the catalog I am designing in Corel Draw X6 ?
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Graphic Design book for an artist that would like to study graphic design

I would like to give (gift) a book to a friend which studied art for many years and is thinking about studying graphic design. I know pretty much stuff about web design, having read books, articles ...
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My font looks blurry on book cover

I am starting out as an author and do my own book covers using ‘Be Funky.’ I start out with a photo and edit it to suit, and then ‘add text.’ The problem is that my text sometimes looks blurry when ...
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If I want my published art book to be 6.5 x 6.5, how big should the actual art work be?

I wondered how big my physical, not digital, art work should be for a finished book size 6.5 x 6.5? Many thanks
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Software for the graphic realization of an illustrative book [duplicate]

I was commissioned a job that comes out a bit from the patterns of my job (programmer). I was asked to create a book for a famous interior design company. I first accepted, because it is simply a ...
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Specifying paper weight/thickness for a textbook

I have to specify print instructions for a textbook that will be printed in China. If I want to create a hardcover textbook that is 300 pages in length, and will weigh less than 5 pounds, what paper ...
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Is binding correction necessary for a single-sided, bound document?

In book design, the combined inner margins of the recto and verso pages should add up to the outer margin of a single page (of course there are different designs). When I open a book, I see: left ...
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How to create a simple split page layout

I am new to InDesign and I am trying to create a file to get an image book published. For page 1, I want to split the page into 2 halves, where 1 half has text and the other is filled with an image. ...
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Creating a book for print

I am creating a book in InDesign for the first time. It's a children's book that will feature scanned actual photos that I've touched up in Photoshop and am dropping into Indesign. I've saved these as ...
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What movement is this book cover (Mischief by Ed McBain, Avon 1994) from?

When I first read this book as a kid, I was struck by the warped angles and stark design of its cover. In order to look up more examples of such art/design, it would be helpful to know what genre/...
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What font type was used in “Kevin O'Malley” found at the bottom of the cover of the How They Croaked book?

At the bottom-right of the cover of this book, it shows the Illustrator's name like this: I found a similar font to this called ITC Anima Black, and it looks like this: Unfortunately, this font isn'...
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Is double sided printing a requirement to print a booklet via InDesign?

I need to print a short booklet via InDesign and my document is ready. However, I'm unsure if the printer I'm gonna print on (tomorrow) is capable of printing both sides. So I'm wondering: Is double-...
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How should you design both sides of a diary page to avoid sewing/stitching/punching the content?

I'm using Illustrator to design a page which have content on both sides. I've created 2 artboards of same size for this. It will be used in the middle of a blank diary as an advertisement. Now I'm new ...
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Is this a reasonable workload?

this might not be the place to ask this question, but I don't know anyone else in my field. I work for a book publisher. I design around 90% of their 100+ books per year. I have worked there for 7 ...
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Deciding On Inside Margins For A Perfect-bound Book

What factors should guide my decision on adding extra inside margins when preparing a book for perfect binding? I'm working on a book that will be perfectly bound. It's a budget job, so I'm using an ...
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Where can I find open source graphics for print layouts? [duplicate]

I'm looking for some assets to decorate an Art Book I'm working on. Simple textures, board trims, etc are what I'm after. Thanks!
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Text frame not filling up in indesign

Hi friends today i have a problem with an indesign book i'm designing: the text that flow into some pages do not fill up page text frames completely. I don't know if the issue is from my formatting or ...
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Use master pages to change text frame on every page

I am currently using InDesign to edit a book that my father wrote and is republishing. He is making some changes, most notably, differently sized pages. I was able to very easily change the size of ...
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Can I covert my cdr files to AI files?

I want to keep all my books in ID, including my imported graphics. Can I bring all my CDR files into AI?
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Not leaving blank pages

I want to force Adobe Indesign cs5 to begin any chapter of a book file on any page, odd or even, how can I do this? In other words, not leaving any blank page. Thank you, Ed
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iBooks author customize template: change section's title color

I'm trying to build an iBook with iBooks Author on my Mac customizing the "Contemporary" template. The point is when I switch the view mode from landscape to portrait Tte section title color is red ...
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The Allure Of The Book [closed]

I am writing my dissertation on 'The Allure Of The Book' and i'll be focusing on; why consumers love books, why designers love books, what is it about the book that is held in such regard to the ...
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Where can I find tutorials for LibreOffice as a tool for book design?

I want to design a book using LibreOffice. Is there somewhere on the net good tutorials for this?
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How can I get a pattern going down like this on my specific book covers? [closed]

How can I get a flower effect to come down running on my custom made book stack? Also what is best to do this on Adobe illustrator?
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Can typography & elements be more balanced & less forced in this book cover design?

This is a re-design of a book named Paper Towns. Just for practice, I've re-designed the cover. Here, I can't notice any problem with the elements I've placed, but it somehow looks little cluttered ...

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