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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. This blog post is from my website, Here is a list and breakdown 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

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

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

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

5. Download and try some newspaper templates

Need I say more? It will save you time in producing a newspaper. Newspaper templates are super easy to customize and include all the fonts and images. Get newspaper templates here.


Newspaper template from

6. Try a customization service

To further ease the pain of creating a template from scratch, get the first page of your newspaper template developed here, with the template thrown in for free!

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SNDS Magazine 4/2009 is out

This year's last issue of SNDS Magazine is out – in print and online. If you're not a member of SNDS or a subscriber to the magazine, you may read it online as an e-paper, or download it as a pdf.Find it in the SNDS Magazine section on – and read about: Scandinavians in Buenos Aires; Speakers in Oslo 2010; New Norwegian platforms; "på stan" back in tabloid; New Finnish fur for Helsingin Sanomat; Designing new typefaces; and much much more.In fact, all issues dating back to no. 1, 2006 are now online as e-papers, posted on you all sometime, till then – have a nice Christmas and a Happy New Year.Best,Lars
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