Computer Application 2 : Introduction to Desktop Publishing study notes

Class/Grade/Level:Craft Certificate in ICT Module 2

Subject:Computer Application 2

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1.0 Introduction
Publishing is the process of producing publications such as newspapers, cards, pamphlets,
pictures, calendars, books, etc that has special text and graphical layouts & designs.
Traditionally, publishing involved drawing and writing manually on wooden or metallic
boards. The artwork would then be painted with ink and pressed on papers to produce a
printout. Today, the art of publishing makes use of Personal computers & small printers that
are able to print high-quality text and graphics. All the publishing processes can be done on a
desk in the office or at home.

1.1 Definition of Desktop Publishing
Desktop publishing refers to the process of producing publications by designing their text
and graphics layout using special desktop publishing software installed on personal
computers. The text and graphical objects can then be inserted, edited, formatted and printed.
Examples of desktop publishers;
- Adobe PageMaker
- Adobe Photoshop - mainly used for editing & formatting photographs.
- Adobe illustrator - used for creating complex freehand artwork such as drawings & logos.
- CorelDraw.
- Microsoft Publisher.
- Ventura.
- Harvard graphic.

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