You may already use Portfolio to keep track of your digital photographs, art and other creative assets, but did you know that you can also use Portfolio to help track assets from creation to publication? Using custom field metadata, you can track and route items from one person to another in the creative workflow.
We’ve created a video tutorial that will help you understand and set up workflow tracking with your Portfolio installation.
Creativepro.com editor John Berry recently published an interesting piece about using Expert Characters and Expert Sets from your OpenType fonts. Expert characters are additional characters that can be added to fonts for items such as ligatures, small caps, fractions and so forth. John does a good job of how to use these new Expert Characters in his workflow. Check it out.
Today the UK magaizine Digit published an interesting article the details the steps required to bring a job to press. Fonts are an important part of the print process, and this article goes through the requirements that you should consider including font licensing and so forth.
To help you in the process of gathering fonts, Suitcase Fusion includes a Collect Fonts for Output tool, as well as the ability to drag selected fonts directly out onto the Desktop. Collected fonts are automatically separated into font families for ease of reference.
If you are a Font Reserve user, you can use the Font Sense plug-ins for QuarkXPress, InDesign and Illustrator to help collect fonts for output.