Archives | 2023

December 12, 2023

How To Make Giving a Book Extra Special

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If you saw a title on our Essential Gifts for the Book Lover blog and you know someone on your list that would love it, wonderful!  Books are always a great gift, but don’t just wrap it and give it…how do you take it and make it extra special?  Read on to find out! Write […]

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December 07, 2023

Pantone’s 2024 Colour of the Year

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Colour us excited…the Pantone 2024 Colour of the Year is PEACH FUZZ! Each year, the experts at the Pantone Color Institute ask themselves, “if we could visualize the year ahead, what color would it be?” They comb through high-fashion runways, interior design trends, pop-culture moments and human psychology to make their pick. According to their […]

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December 07, 2023

CAPS Convention 2023

Category: Books Blog

Friesens and FriesenPress are looking forward to attending the CAPS Convention 2023, December 10 – 12 in Quebec City! The CAPS network represents over 400 keynote presenters, facilitators, trainers, authors and coaches across the country. There have been a number of members that we have worked with over the years, and we are excited to […]

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December 06, 2023

Choosing Colours Like a Boss

Category: Yearbooks Blog

With so many colours under the sun, it may feel like choosing the perfect colour palette for your school’s yearbook will be impossible.  But we assure you, it doesn’t have to be!  You don’t have to be a designer or colour expert to create a great colour palette.  Read on…we’re going to share some tips […]

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December 05, 2023

Essential Gifts for the Book Lover

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BECOMING A MATRIARCH – Helen KnottKnopf Canada / Penguin Random HouseGENRE: Non-Fiction, Memoir When matriarchs begin to disappear, there is a choice to either step into the places they leave behind, or to craft a new space. “Knott lays out that which all Indigenous women know and feel on a cellular level…we are only here […]

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November 28, 2023

Adobe Express Guide to AI Text Effects

Category: Yearbooks Blog

Earlier we shared with you how to get the most out of generative AI text-to-image using Adobe Express (if you missed it, read it here). Here we’ll go over some of Adobe’s best practices for the text effects feature, including where to find it and how to write the most effective prompts to produce unique […]

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November 21, 2023

Manipulating Your Photos in Adobe Express

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Gone are the days of having to use a photo the way it was taken. With Adobe Express, now you can do a whole multitude of things to them to enhance their look and add a touch of personalization to them. Read on for some tips and tricks to take your photos from ordinary to […]

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November 20, 2023

Friesens – Winner of Four Canadian Printing Awards

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The 17th Annual Canadian Printing Awards gala was held on November 9, 2023 in Toronto, celebrating Canadian printing excellence and innovation, environmental leadership, and the individuals who have led within the industry. Friesens was proud to be recognized as an industry leader, winning four awards across a wide range of categories. Chad Friesen, CEO of […]

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November 16, 2023

AI and the Publishing World

Category: Books Blog

As AI continues to gain popularity, more people are becoming aware of its use in various fields. One of the most widely known examples of AI’s impact is the recent Actors Strike that began on July 14 and ended with a deal that provides safeguards against the unauthorized use of an actor’s likeness without their […]

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November 15, 2023

Getting the Most Out Of Adobe Express and Generative AI

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Generative AI is here, and this means that creating imagery from your own imagination is easier than ever.  It allows you to push visual boundaries further than before, and now that you have Adobe Express at your fingertips a simple prompt allows you to create dazzling scenes and fonts that will make your yearbook truly […]

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