My background is with photographic typesetting and book binding skills - they now seem ancient and absolete. The year I left the prepress and print school is when the computers were just about to get more serious - especially from Apple’s point of view.
In the past my job mostly has been that of DTP, mostly working with large volumes where the actual design already has been done and all I had to do was assign the proper attributes to the proper parts of the text.
Now I’m trying to find the courage to step up and do more than ‘data entry DTP’. So I’m slowly designing business cards (though often it’s making a card based on what the client designed), letterheads and posters. With the posters I can go nuts, they’re often for bands, choirs and the like and most of the time I’m given the free hand.
I’m commited to not just be able to work with the Adobe programs, but I also want to become an ACE in my field of expertise (Print Designer). Currently I work with Adobe Indesign, Photoshop and Illustrator.
I use Poser Pro as a muck up tool and light study for the comics I want to draw again. To create them I have Manga Studio 5 EX (and 4 and 3). I make quick scenes (like city scenes, streets) with Hexagon. It has limitations but it’s very easy to use. And when I mean a street scene they’re very basic scenes with cube-shaped buildings, simple sidewalks and roads … Again, it’s just so I can place a light source (or more) in Poser and create a lighting I like (for the right mood/atmosphere).
I notice it’s rather quiet in here, so I hope I am actually in the right place