Some valuable resources for newspaper designers

I just wanted to write a quick post on some design resources I have found to be invaluable as a newspaper designer. Here is a list of the resources I currently use:

1. Adobe Creative Cloud Subscription

This is a must have for every serious newspaper designer. With a yearly subscription you'll get access to all the Adobe products - specifically Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator. These 3 killer apps are what I use primarily and often only for making newspaper templates. Get your subscription here.

The Creative Cloud logo

The Creative Cloud logo

2. Typekit and Skyfonts Subscription

Don't break your bank account by buying individual fonts! Sign up for a Typekit and Skyfonts subscription. I believe Typekit comes with Adobe Creative Cloud so you won't have to "sign up" per se, just having a subscription to Creative Cloud will do. These two font retailers look after all my font needs for designing newspaper templates. Subscribe to Skyfonts here.

An animation showing different fonts

An animation showing different fonts

3. Subscribe to Adobe Stock

Adobe Stock has a great selection to high quality images, for a relatively good monthly price. Subscribe to Adobe Stock here.

Adobe Stock images can be searched from within Photoshop

Adobe Stock images can be searched from within Photoshop

4. Use Pixabay

I've had some good success in finding images on Pixabay. The images and the photos are high resolution. Best of all, they cost nothing! Visit their website here.

Free, high resolution images from Pixabay

Free, high resolution images from Pixabay

5. Download our newspaper templates

Need I say more? It will save you time in producing a newspaper. Our newspaper templates are super easy to customize and include all the fonts and images (get Skyfonts and Typekit to get all the fonts in our templates). Get the templates here.

Newspaper template from newspaperdesigners.com

Newspaper template from newspaperdesigners.com

6. Get your newspaper template customized

To further ease the pain of creating a template from scratch, we also will customize the first page of your template here, with the template thrown in for free! Only $25.

Ted Fuller