THE ARTS+ – New meeting place for the cultural and creative industries

THE ARTS+ – New meeting place for the cultural and creative industries

Last year, THE ARTS+ was launched as a new meeting place for the cultural and creative industries. This year it is back – and will run parallel to Frankfurt Book Fair from 11 till 15 October. In the run up to the big event BookMachine and THE ARTS+ are organising an event in London. So […]

Wear out your command key: Ten tips on using Photoshop and InDesign like the pros

Wear out your command key: Ten tips on using Photoshop and InDesign like the pros

Understanding Photoshop with Ken Jones4th May 2017 | Faber Academy, Bloomsbury, London Sign up. Learning how to use your Adobe software quickly and cleverly is something that I include in my training sessions for publishing people at any level of experience. A good understanding of the principles and capabilities of your Adobe apps is an […]

InDesign for publishers: Annette Peppis interview

InDesign for publishers: Annette Peppis interview

Ahead of the upcoming training courses InDesign and Photoshop for publishers, BookMachine are running a series of interviews with industry professionals to understand how they use the tools at work. The following interview by Katie Dodson is with Annette Peppis, virtual team leader at Annette Peppis & Associates. Annette’s work was recently commended in the ‘Best Website’ category at the Richmond Business Awards. […]

Photoshop and InDesign for publishers: Subha Chelvam-Lewis interview

Photoshop and InDesign for publishers: Subha Chelvam-Lewis interview

Ahead of the upcoming training courses InDesign and Photoshop for publishers, BookMachine are running a series of interviews with industry professionals to understand how they use the tools at work. The following interview by Katie Dodson is with Subha Chelvam- Lewis, Freelance Designer & Consultant, working from her newly Hygge-ed front room in leafy Banstead. 1) How frequently do you use Photoshop/InDesign and […]

Remote control: Collaboration and proofing tools for design teams

Remote control: Collaboration and proofing tools for design teams

For many of the book publishers I work with the use of freelancers is an integral part of their workflow. Some companies offer their internal design and editorial staff the opportunity of working from home and use remote working on projects with colleagues based in other locations. It might not be for everyone, but working […]

Trouble keeping your team’s fonts in sync?

Trouble keeping your team’s fonts in sync?

You’re not alone. You can learn how to effectively distribute fonts with a font server. Font issues can crop up in any workflow. Font problems can have real hard costs for creative agencies, publishers, media companies, manufacturers and more. We at Extensis work with thousands of creative teams across the globe, and have seen it […]

Filming the Scottish landscape with drones

Filming the Scottish landscape with drones

The Moment collection offers slice of life creative images and video. Getty Images have released a video detailing the challenges and benefits of using drones to capture the natural world, with Moment contributor John Duncan. Here are some of the key takeaway points: Drones have revolutionised aerial videography opening up many more opportunities Drones can access […]

Why design matters: a photo/twitter blog

Why design matters: a photo/twitter blog

On Wednesday night EMC Design kicked off their 25th birthday celebrations in style by partnering with BookMachine to host our event ‘Why design matters: collaborating with your design team’. Our speakers for the night were David Pearson (cover designer behind some of Penguin’s most beautifully designed covers), Dan Franklin (digital publisher at Penguin Random House […]

How publishing for different devices impacts design [SPONSORED POST]

Many design companies, like us here at HL Studios, come from a print or web-based background and have had to do some serious upgrading (of software, equipment and especially skills) to keep up with the multitude of digital devices available on the market today. Designing for these devices is quite complex, as each device has […]