Yeah, no, I know that it's not the most clever move limiting myself to PS. I have tried using Illustrator for a few other projects, just to get some kind of an idea of what the program is about - yet...
Thanks god I found a very nice design forum. Awesome!!!
Im going to buy some books at amazon. And Im having problems to find a nice book of brochures. I looking for a inspiration book and not a "how to...book". Im looking for more "graphic solutions" inspirations than new creative papers,inks, "special emboss". I mean, a book that would help me when I get stuck, freezed, without ideas how solute a (layout) problem.
I already found one book, but I really not sure if this is the best book around.
i have best of brochure design 7 & 8... i think 7 is best.
also take a look at 1000 type treatments there is some nice stuff in there
@ distruktor: Very good hint! And the good news is 7 is cheaper . (ah! very nice site, waiting to see your portfolio).
I work with low money clients, and I was thinking specially with design/graphic/layout solutions for small brochures (z-fold, gate-fold, tri-panel). Because they havent money to spend with special colors or papers. Mainly good solutions come from my creativity (graphic organization, layout...).
Im writing this because I put my hands on "The best of Brochure Design 6" and I"ve found several good solutions for large brochures. One of them, for example: in the left page a picture and in the right, a blank page with a little box with text. But this kind of solution is almost impossible to me. I have a lot of information to put in a page, put photos, maps... So... that book is not too useful to me. Can you understand me? If I found a book that shows small brochures and folders, would be better. A better "shoot".
In resume: a book with nice layout and graphic solutions when you have a lot of information (text and photos) to put in a small piece of paper.
Oh man!! Thanks a lot! That links was perfect. Do you know why? Because looking that, I found the www.bamagazine.com the "real author" of this article, there I found a lot of really good stuff. So now, Im planning buy many issues. Very excited!