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stephen dicerbo <[log in to unmask]>
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Sat, 30 Aug 2008 10:40:50 -0400
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   Has anyone  had any experience with  I recently 
heard good things about it, and just got "spam" for it after coughing 
up big bucks for some CS3  components  (man, when did adobe start 
selling automobile priced products?)

    Anyway, I am facing the beginning of a  digital pre-press  course 
at school, with no background ( or probably talent, other than tee 
shirts)  in graphic design.  I have never even used InDesign or other 
similar, and believe I will be behind the curve in this situation.

   There is an awful lot to be said for a good graphic designer,  who 
perhaps can't even draw. A good one is invaluable, and is essential 
in providing a platform for illustrations  to become effective 
communication tools.

So I strive to become at least somewhat familiar with the designers 
world, especially with publishers moving more and more of what was 
traditionally their  concerns  to the illustrator because of the 
digital front.  Sometimes the lines between fine art, Illustration, 
and graphic design are fairly distinct, although the ability to 
wander across these lines is invaluable.

perhaps there is Phd  subject matter somewhere in this.

Ah, but I digress....

   anyone have experience with, and what do you think about 
it?  Your opinions would be valued  before  I let yet more gobs of 
money fall through the hole in my pocket.