Tutorials and blog posts about digital publishing

5 creative layouts for interior design magazines

Patricia Coroi / Design school / September 16th, 2016

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A layout is how the content is placed and structured in design. Layouts are important because they help users find the information that they are looking for.

Interior design magazines have a specific style for layouts which are created specifically to highlight the amazing interiors.

The great news is that you can get as creative as you want when making this sort of magazines. Here you can find 5 creative layouts which will inspire your work.

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What every designer can learn from Picasso

Patricia Coroi / Design school / September 8th, 2016

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Pablo Picasso is one of the most popular artists of all time. He was a Spanish draftsman, painter, printmaker, and sculptor. Picasso’s charismatic personality was reflected in his work and in his bohemian life. He found inspiration from great painters and movements. He was also a source of inspiration for many other visual artists and designers.

Let’s discover together what ideas we can “steal” from Picasso’s works and try to implement them in our design projects.

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Today is the Labor Day in America, and we made a poster for this occasion. It’s always good to enrich your general knowledge with new information, so we gathered a list of 10 facts you probably didn’t know about this day. Read the rest of this entry »

Top flipbooks of August 2016

Jani / Top flipbooks / August 30th, 2016

It’s been a good month for catalog and magazine designs, because we’ve seen LOTS of beautiful flipbooks uploaded on Flipsnack. Now it’s time to share with you our best finds, so you can use them as inspiration for your own catalogs or magazines.

Click on images if you want to see entire flipbooks. Each image is linked to the flipbook that it belongs to, so go ahead and click to read. Read the rest of this entry »

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It’s almost September and the dog days are over. We actually had a great summer and we’re sorry it’s over. All good things come to an end, we must accept it. Read the rest of this entry »

3 tips for promoting your flipbook

Andrew Tiburca / Marketing / August 16th, 2016 / 1 Comment »

Let’s admit it: your flipbook is pretty awesome, and you know it! You created the best flipping flipbook (pun intended), and now you want to present it to the world. For someone with online authority, this might be easy, but if you want to go even further or if you simply don’t have an audience yet, it can get tricky. Read the rest of this entry »

Social media can seem overwhelming at times, especially if you’re not an experienced marketer, so we wanted to help you out. We compiled a list of best practices for social media promotion, to teach you how to advertise your products and your flipbooks. Read the rest of this entry »

5 things I love about Indesign

Patricia Coroi / Design school / August 9th, 2016

InDesign is a great tool for creating posters, flyers, magazines, newspapers, brochures and books. It has some features that will make your job easier and you’ll love using it.

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Kinfolk is an independent magazine that became a huge worldwide phenomenon. This genre of publication is for people who enjoy dinners with friends and garden parties. It’s for those who love their community and simplicity.

There are some specific principles that make this genre one of a kind. Kinfolk sticks to the rules of a basic magazine, but the layout style, the photography colors and how the text is placed make all the difference. Here are some ideas on how to design a magazine like Kinfolk, and you can even start from our free template.

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How to be a great editor

Guest / Books / August 2nd, 2016

Whether you’re writing for an entrepreneurship magazine like I do, or a high-performing blog, or working on a best-selling novel, you always need a good editor.

Good editing is important, because no matter how good of a wordsmith you may be, you always need more than one pair of eyes. Writers often get too close to their work and in doing so find themselves making mistakes, whether that’s making simple typos or crafting out whole sections of prose that don’t hold together. Read the rest of this entry »