The more you know, the better off you are. Ignorance may be bliss for some, but not the job seeking students here at the MS in Publishing Program at Pace. We take on big course loads and love the feeling of being accomplished in the multidisciplinary field of study of publishing. Our learning should not stop when we leave the classroom, however. There are many free web resources available for budding production assistants and designers to help you hone your craft and improve your skills. Check out the links below the next time you find yourself stumped on a design issue, or when you have a few hours to spend learning the tools of the trade.

  • Spoon Graphics is a site chock full of helpful Photoshop and Illustrator information and downloadable filters. Their tutorials are easy to understand and will have your portfolio looking like a pro. Articles and blog posts show readers what it is like to be a designer, too!
  • Photoshop Tutorials is a more professional, pedagogical site that lays out step-by-step instructions for specific effects and looks.
  • Smashing Magazine offers this FANTASTIC list of beauty re-touching articles and tutorials. Create the perfect Ken or Barbie out of thin air!
  • Creative Bloq wants to teach you InDesign! Check out their extensive list of links and articles to learn how to layout books and magazines.