Desktop Publishing Guide

In the world of desktop publishing, access to the latest techniques is essential. Desktop publishing businesses also need to have reliable sources for fonts, typographic services and clip art. Here is a collection of resources no desktop publishing professional should be without.


Tips And Resources

  • Computer Arts: The tutorials section for one of the world’s largest design and desktop publishing magazines.
  • Training: One of the leading providers of online desktop publishing tutorials and training courses.
  • CreativePro: Website for creative professionals with a large tutorial section on print design and layout.
  • VTC: Provider of comprehensive creative software training, with free video lessons available on their site
  • Layers Magazine: Website of the graphics and design magazine, with wide selection of tutorials for Adobe InDesign.
  • Design Talkboard: A design website featuring tutorials, listings, reviews, and other resources for desktop publishing.
  • Guide to Desktop Publishing: Tutorial on layout and design elements of desktop publishing.
  • Before & After: Graphic design magazine with tutorials and tips on style and layout.
  • Graphic Design & Publishing Center: News, reviews and tips for the world of design, layout and publishing.
  • Peachpit Press: A leading publisher of training materials for creative professionals, with large article and tutorial sections.


  • Adobe Fonts: One of world’s largest suppliers of fonts and typefaces.
  • Fontshop: Provides a search engine to find fonts from major vendors and independents.
  • P22 Online: Font foundry which creates fonts inspired by Art, History and Science.
  • Linotype: A leading online portal for fonts and type.
  • Emigre: Font foundry with a Modernist slant.
  • Typotheque: Font foundry that also provides a typography consultation service.

Clip Art

  • Dreamstime: A searchable database of stock images and illustrations.
  • Getty┬áImages: Royalty-free and rights-managed images available to download or order on CD.
  • Can Stock Photo: Over two million stock images available to buy individually.
  • Graphics Factory: A download site with over one million clip art images available for commercial use.
  • One of the biggest subscription clip art websites, with a catalog of over 10 million images.
  • Fotosearch: Royalty-free stock photography, clip-art, and illustrations.
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