Multilingual Desktop Publishing (DTP) is an extremely handy skill to have in a localizer’s back pocket, even if it’s only to understand what kind of work will be required to localize a document or image. I have worked with a variety of document and media formats across Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator to learn the essentials of DTP. Here are some of the projects I’ve worked on, from the original English files to the translated and typeset final products.
DTP with editable text layers (Photoshop)
Flat image localization (Photoshop)
This project began from a .jpg, so the file had no editable text layers. I started by recreating the text layers, concealing the existing text, and then translating.