Help with an essay...please! (graphic designer)

  King Diamond 20:30 30 Jan 03

Hi, I'm looking for a few suggestions for an essay I have to do for college.

I have to build a system for a self employed graphic designer. All the hardware is done but I am not sure what kind of software to buy.

I had a budget of £2300 and I have £800 left for software.

The Question -
The documentation will require DTP capability and consideration to standard proffesional formats is required when selecting software.

Can you help?


  AndySD 20:50 30 Jan 03

You have left nowhere like enough for the software.

The industry standard for publishing is Quark... £1300.

Or you could use the package my partner uses Adobe Design Collection £799 before VAT but a self employed graphic designer should be able to claim the VAT back (you may be pushing your luck with the tutor there though)

InDesign will do what Quark does (and in my opinion its much better)

Acrobat to send samples ... and for some printers

Photoshop and illustrator are pretty much industry standard anyway.

  AndySD 20:51 30 Jan 03

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