New DVD, a new section and a new look - welcome to our latest issue
This month we’ve introduced some significant changes to the magazine – both in design and content – that I hope you’ll love. Firstly, we’ve introduced a new section called the design manual – a collection of tips, advice and creative tricks on how to further your skills and industry knowledge. Keep it to hand, as its depth and breadth of content will help you in your daily design work.
We also bring you the first in our series of exclusively commissioned short films, going behind the scenes at the world’s top design, branding, motion and interactive agencies. This month, we pay a visit to The Partners’ London offices. You’ll find the video in both SD and HD on the DVD.
In addition, we’ve teamed up with some influential designers to create bespoke video training – focusing on techniques in the most popular Creative Suite applications – that will save you valuable time in your day-to-day work. You’ll find them on the DVD in the Creative Skills section and in the magazine.
Finally, we’ve refined the look of the magazine itself. The aim was to create a less-cluttered, more modern iteration of Computer Arts – concentrating on the things you need to know. Output becomes simply a celebration of the latest design work; our profiles are streamlined; and we bring you more opinion and creative skills tutorials than before.
And next month we start a regular industry matters page, discussing the design issues that affect you. Send me your loves, grievances and opinions to the address below.
Enjoy the new-look issue. Let me know what you think by email, or on Twitter or Facebook.
Rob Carney Editor
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