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ProjectCenter Gets Voted Into The 2011 Ranking Arizona Magazine

Sat, 12 Feb 2011 02:24:58 +0000

We are very pleased to announce that ProjectCenter made its way into the 2011 Ranking Arizona magazine (“The Best Of Arizona Business”). We were ranked Top 10 of the Copy, Duplicating & Printing category. We want to truly thank our clients, as this is an opinion publication that is strictly based on voters’ opinion. Ranking Arizona […]

Introduction To Points And Paths In Adobe Illustrator

Thu, 06 Jan 2011 22:25:24 +0000

Objects created in vector programs such as Adobe Illustrator are made up of paths. Paths are mathematically calculated, and describe the relationship between two points. Straight paths are called lines while all other paths are called curves. In order to create a point in Illustrator you simply choose the pen tool and click on the […]

ProjectCenter’s Latest Packaging Project – Step By Step

Mon, 04 Oct 2010 23:39:30 +0000

A step by step look at what goes into a packaging project.

Why Printing Prices Go Up At Lower Quantities

Sun, 29 Aug 2010 19:56:51 +0000

This article explores the reason why printing per unit costs go up as the quantity printed goes down.

Making A Valentine’s Heart Using The Pathfinder Tool

Thu, 17 Jun 2010 02:18:13 +0000

STEP 1: Start with a basic circle. In Adobe  Illustrator, when using the circle shape tool you can hold down the shift key and get a perfect circle. STEP 2: With the circle selected, copy it (Command C) and paste in front (command F) – this pastes the shape in the exact same place as the […]

Putting A Picture Inside Of Type

Sat, 05 Jun 2010 21:49:11 +0000

Intro to compound paths and clipping masks in Illustrator. It’s easy to put an image inside of text using Illustrator. STEP 1: Start by designing your text. Turn it into outlines. STEP 2: Import the image you would like to place inside the text. And arrange it to be behind the text in the position […]

Using Barcodes In Printing, A Growing Strategy

Sat, 03 Apr 2010 02:35:15 +0000

Already, 30% of the direct mail and marketing campaigns handled by ProjectCenter incorporate Quick Response barcodes. Given the advantages they present, we expect the number of clients utilizing QR barcodes to skyrocket this year, and here’s why: This one image can contain 200 times the information held on a standard barcode, and people are getting […]

ProjectCenter Teams Up With Ear Candy Charity

Sun, 28 Mar 2010 17:35:20 +0000

ProjectCenter and EAR CANDY, a non-profit music organization, have teamed up in the 2010 Instrument Drive. ProjectCenter donated over 15,000 units of printed marketing materials, and will continue to support them as they devote themselves to providing children access to music education. Arizona is ranked last in per-person educational funding, and arts programs are typically […]

What Are Line Screens In Printing?

Sat, 13 Feb 2010 22:56:04 +0000

A Line Screen is the measure of how many halftone lines are printed in a linear inch. The value is expressed as Lines Per Inch (LPI), which usually seen in lithography, screen printing and more. This important measurement related to the way printers reproduce photographic images also defines the necessary resolution of an image. The LPI […]

Look 10 Years Younger Without Surgery!

Sun, 24 Jan 2010 21:41:07 +0000

A Lesson in Using the Healing Brush In Photoshop As we age, our skin becomes less elastic, combine that with almost constant sun exposure and you get wrinkles. Now there is a quick and easy way to turn back the hands of time without the cost and pain of surgery! Meet the Healing Brush! STEP […]

ProjectCenter Does Testimonial For Aidan Taylor

Sat, 09 Jan 2010 21:34:34 +0000

ProjectCenter recently offered, not asked, to do a testimonial for a wonderful consulting outfit called Aidan Taylor. Aidan Taylor does website and internet advertising optimization. In order to understanding the humor, you first want to check a clip from Marketing On The Run, then check out the ProjectCenter video testimonial: ABOUT PROJECTCENTER: ProjectCenter is a […]

Types Of Binding

Wed, 30 Dec 2009 01:48:44 +0000

One of the most interesting parts of printing and copying is binding and all its choices. As a finishing service, binding is a process that can be labor intensive, so it comes as no surprise that most businesses outsource this task. To make this post as straight to the point as possible, I have listed […]

ProjectCenter Is Google’s “Favorite Place”

Sun, 20 Dec 2009 18:30:00 +0000

ProjectCenter has been recognized by Google as a “Favorite Place“. Between July 1st and September 30th of 2009, Google users found the ProjectCenter business listing 2201 times, and requested driving directions or other information about ProjectCenter 504 times. ABOUT PROJECTCENTER: ProjectCenter is a single-source service company providing marketing and document solutions to small, medium and […]

Fixing A Dark, Old Photo

Sat, 12 Dec 2009 17:09:43 +0000

A lesson in using levels in Photoshop….. So many of us have really great photographs passed on to us by relatives from an era when photography itself was in its infancy. Miraculously these photos have survived through the years but may now seem dark or faded. In some cases we can bring the photo back […]

ProjectCenter Has Gone Green

Tue, 10 Nov 2009 01:46:58 +0000

We now offer Green alternatives for your printing. We use recycled papers, soy/vegetable inks and Zero VOC solvents in order to reduce pollution and improve employee safety. Let us know if you want to go green! ABOUT PROJECTCENTER: ProjectCenter is a single-source service company providing marketing and document solutions to small, medium and large-sized businesses […]

Turn Your Photo Into A Watercolor Style “Painting”

Sat, 17 Oct 2009 22:25:43 +0000

(Warning: Fine Art Painters Often Cringe at This Trick, but for the Artistically Impaired it’s a Great Way to Add Art To Your Home!) STEP ONE: Start with a gorgeous photo. This works best when the image is not too dark or too light. Be sure you resize your image to the size you intend […]

Make A Statement With The Transform Tool

Sun, 27 Sep 2009 00:41:44 +0000

A quick lesson in using the transform tool and blending modes in Photoshop. STEP ONE: Start with an image that you would like to superimpose and the image on which it will be placed. In this case we will place a college logo onto the tee shirt of this man. NOTE: this will work best […]

Whiten Teeth With The Click Of A Mouse

Sun, 13 Sep 2009 21:32:54 +0000

A lesson using the dodge tool in Photoshop. If you’ve tried whitening your teeth with filler trays, strips, laser treatments and more only to find that the results are not permanent, have no fear Photoshop teeth whitening system is here! This is an example of an smile that we can make whiter using the dodge […]

ProjectCenter Goes Online With Printing

Sun, 30 Aug 2009 01:00:15 +0000

ProjectCenter now offers printing services online to further enhance and round out their portfolio of services and purchasing options. “Our goal was to be a single source of printing services for clients, and this allows us to open up our client base outside of Arizona”, commented the owner of ProjectCenter. ProjectCenter’s online website can be […]

Creating Motion In Pictures

Sun, 23 Aug 2009 23:20:11 +0000

This can be a nice little touch to add movement and excitement in your images. With this example I will show you how to make a toy airplane look like it’s flying in the sky. This can be a nice little touch to add movement and excitement in your images. With this example I will […]