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Adobe Illustrator for page layout

Adobe Illustrator is a great software program for creating page layouts. That is, ads, brochures, flyers, handouts, etc. You don't need to get involved with a complex page layout program like Quark or InDesign to do these types of page layouts!

If you are doing complex page layout work that involves many chapters, or lots of photos, by all means use InDesign or QuarkXPress. They are power tools for that type of application! But if you just need an ad, or a simple one or two page brochure, go with Adobe Illustrator.

In addition to being an excellent drawing program, Adobe Illustrator handles type with ease. I have found it to be increasing in popularity for this use in the last few years, and for good reason. It's much, much simpler than dealing with a full-on "page layout" program.

With Adobe Illustrator, you can compose a page of any size, use any font, any color, even bring in photos. Nothing is better and easier for working with graphics, such as logos, or even just blocks of color and line. It's pretty amazing what Illustrator can do!

Blog post on introduction to Adobe Illustrator training is here

If you would like to get personal on-site software training in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator or Dreamweaver in the greater Phoenix, Arizona area, please contact me.  Yes, I will also do a training session on setting up your blog on Google Blogger. Paypal accepted, morning appointments only.

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