Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
Through Tomoson.com, I tried out the software Publisher Plus for Mac. I had previously tried out and reviewed CollageIt3 from the same company, and I have to say that right away I like this software better than the first one.
Here’s some information from Pearl Mountain about this software:
Publisher Plus is a powerful page layout application for desktop publishing on Mac. It empowers you to create stunning flyers, brochures, business cards, newsletters, adverts, reports, calendars, posters, booklets, etc.
- 170+ professionally designed templates.
Customize text and crate multiple pages freely.
Lots of art resources: clipart, background, mask, frame and filter.
Lots of editing features: margin, size, calendar, layer, etc.
Add preset shapes or customize shapes with drawing tool.
Multiple export and share options.
Check it on Mac App Store:
Regarding video tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejcrX4NKpvo
Right away, I have to say that I really like the clipart, backgrounds, and other images that are included in this software. It’s nice to have such a large library included. It was also rather easy to manipulate the various boxes and images, which was nice. My one qualm about it, however, is that it was really hard to change the paper size to a custom size that worked for my needs. I would have loved if it didn’t just work with paper sizes, but also as pixels so I could easily make my images web-ready. This shouldn’t be a hard thing for the program, and it was a major let-down that I couldn’t easily do it. I tried to save and then export as a jpeg, but it only worked about half of the time. Maybe I still need to play around with it, but I was surprised that “Save As” didn’t always create a new file (as it should), and “Export” didn’t always export the current image.
Overall, if you are looking for a program to get you started, this is a great one. To be honest, I can do everything I need to do via Pages (the Mac equivalent to Word), so I will probably use that first and foremost. This is still nice for the novice who wants to get started on designing paper crafts (cards, brochures, signs, flyers, etc).
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.