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Jay Nelson - who has written 1638 posts on Planet Quark.

Jay Nelson is the editorial director of PlanetQuark.com, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at Lynda.com, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.

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Adios Script Pro

Friday, February 28, 2014

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Alejandro Paul’s Adios is a technically intricate font bursting with advanced OpenType features. It’s easily my favorite advanced OpenType font. Inspired by lettering artist H. Wotzkow, not to mention contemporary tattoo art, Adios has a profusion of ornamental ascenders and descenders that allow extraordinary variety. The lowercase “h” alone offers 43 variants; the entire font […]

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Victorian Engravings

Friday, February 28, 2014

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www.Artzooks.com includes the Visual Language collection in its collection of premium clip art. Visual Language includes more than 1,000 extremely detailed illustrations from the early 1900s. Subject matter includes plants, fruits and flowers, animals and human anatomy, machines and equipment, picture frames, mountains and landscapes, maps, holiday figures, etc. The collection is worth a look, […]

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Convert Fonts to Objects

Thursday, February 27, 2014

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If you need an entire font converted to vector or raster objects, check out FontPestle. This handy app ($4.99, Mac App Store) exports every character from an OpenType or TrueType font to individual objects in PDF, PNG, TIFF, or GIF formats. The app even includes 10 symbol fonts for you to convert as a starting […]

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Royalty-Free Design Templates

Thursday, February 27, 2014

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Need to design a brochure, business card, letterhead, envelope, postcard, datasheet, flyer, or newsletter in a hurry? You can find artistic, original designs for affordable prices at Inkd: a growing community of designers and the businesses who need design work. Each design comes with a royalty-free license and is fully customizable. Most files are Adobe […]

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