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Published: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:20:19 +0000

 



How to Open .PUB files Without Microsoft...

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

Some methods for dealing with .pub files include using online conversion tools and creating other file formats from within Publisher to share the file.



A Designer's Guide to Avoiding Copyright...

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

Have you ever wondered what the phrase, all rights reserved, means? Learn the simple meaning behind this phrase. Page 2.



Recognize Achievement With the Right Certificat...

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

Pick the right titles and other wording for your award certificates. You can mix and match headings and descriptive text to suit the occasion. Here is some common wording and tips on using them in a certificate honoring an individual or group.



A Beginner's Guide to Contrasting Colors

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

Colors that might clash or compliment are contrasting colors. This page shows how the RGB color wheel works and how it might be used.



Wondering What "Desktop Publishing" Is? Here's...

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

Desktop publishing is the use of the computer and specialized software to create documents for printing. But it goes a bit beyond a basic definition.



These Are the Colors Women Love Most

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

When speaking the language of color, what colors speak to women? Explore the favorite colors of women and colors traditionally or culturally associated with women. Use color studies to determine the best colors to use in print and Web when targeting females of all ageas.



What Fonts Look Like Helvetica? - Alternatives...

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

Helvetica is a well-known and well-used font. But sometimes you might want something that just looks very similar to this font.



How to Make a Greeting Card on Your Computer

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

Make your own basic greeting cards using any desktop publishing or graphics software. Here's how.



The Easy Way to Type Tilde Accent Marks

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

How to type characters with tilde accent marks on a Mac, a Windows PC, a mobile device and using HTML.



Choose These Fonts for a Traditional Certificate

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

There are a lot of fonts that are suitable for an award certificate. But if you want a somewhat traditional, formal, or semi-formal look then stick to some of these Blackletter and Script font combinations.



Chart of Common Diacriticals

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

An accent mark is a mark or addition to some characters to denote a specific pronunciation. This chart shows what keystrokes to use to type acute, cedilla, circumflex, grave, tilde, and umlaut accented characters.



Beginner's Guide to Extracting Text and Images...

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

When you need to grab text or images out of a PDF but don't have Adobe Acrobat, try these alternatives you can use for PDF extractions.



Free Print and Cursive School Fonts For...

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

In this list, you'll find a very brief description of each of the handwriting fonts and a link to view a larger sample and download the font.



Free Oversized Christmas Tag Download

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

Try one of these free downloadable templates for oversized Christmas gift tags.



How to Put Together a Newsletter Layout

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

Every newsletter layout has at least three of these elements of newsletter design and some have all the parts listed here.



Wondering What Desktop Publishing Software Is...

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

The main players in the desktop publishing software field are Adobe, Inc., Corel Corporation, and Quark, Inc. with products that stick close to the original desktop publishing software definition. Additionally, Microsoft, Serif, Xara, and others have been producing consumer and business desktop publishing software (aka page layout software) for many years.



Colors That Appeal to Men

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

When speaking the language of color, what colors speak to men? Explore the favorite colors of men before choosing colors for print or web projects targeted to males.



How to Create Trademark and Copyright Symbols...

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

This simple how-to on rendering copyright symbols, registered trademark symbols, and TM trademark symbols explains the usage and how to type them.



How to Install Fonts on a Mac - It's Easier...

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

Font installation on a Mac is a simple drag and drop operation for both True/OpenType and PostScript fonts. Learn how to do it here.



5 Great Free Desktop Publishing Programs for...

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

There are some free desktop publishing software options with admirable desktop publishing and page layout capabilities. These programs are for Windows.



How to Install TrueType or OpenType Fonts in...

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

Step-by-step, here's how easy it is to install TrueType or OpenType fonts under various versions of Windows.



A Designer's Guide to the Color Dark Blue: Its...

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

Feeling dark blue. Blue is a favorite color of both men and women. While all shades of blue carry some of the same symbolism, certain attributes are stronger for dark blues. The deepest darkest blues also share some of the same color meanings as black.



Best Free Desktop Publishing Software for Mac

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

Free doesn't always mean stripped down or severely limited. Check out these free desktop publishing applications for the Mac.



Spread Holiday Cheer Quickly with Templates

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

Two original greeting card template designs in PDF format, ready to print, sign, and send. Also, an envelope template. Plus, you'll find links to more holiday greeting card ideas.



How To Do Desktop Publishing and Desktop Printing

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

Assuming you have the appropriate desktop publishing software, chosen for the type of projects and printing you plan to do, and understand the basics of using desktop publishing software, here are the key steps to creating an attractive layout in most types of page layout software and printing it from your desktop printer.



How Big is a Business Card Supposed to Be?

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

Most business cards are rectangles of standard dimensions. Discover not only the standard size but guidelines for working with variations.



Want to Make Your Own Greeting Cards? Use These...

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

Find blank and pre-designed printable greeting card templates for holiday cards, invitations, announcements, birthday cards, and other kinds.



Color Symbolism: What the Different Colors Mean...

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

Discover cultural and traditional meanings, what colors work together, and browse some palettes in this exploration of color symbolism. Get the symbolism for shades of blue, red, purple, warm colors like orange, cool colors like green, and neutrals such as brown, beige, and silver.



How to Type Curved Quotes and Apostrophes

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

This simple how-to is on the proper use of typographer's quotation marks and inch and feet tick marks. Use typographical correct quotes, apostrophes, and primes.



The Light, Medium, and Dark Blue-Green Colors...

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

Here you will find the many blue-green faces of the color turquoise. Each slide is accompanied by a picture to provide a visual example.






How Does Offset Printing Differ From Desktop...

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

The three primary differences in commercial offset printing and desktop printing (inkjet and laser) are the colors of ink and the way the ink is placed on the paper as well as the type of machinery used to accomplish the task.



How to Type Characters With Cedilla Accent Marks

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

Create diacriticals or accent marks, such as the cedilla accent marks. Learn how to type them on a Mac, a Windows PC, or using HTML.



Where is Desktop Publishing Used?

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z




Want to Teach Handwriting? Try These Delightful...

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

One of the most frequent requests I used to get was for school fonts that mimic the various print and cursive handwriting styles including D'Nealian, Zaner-Boser, and Getty-Dubay Italic. So, I've scoured the nooks and crannies of the Web to come up with this collection of commercial, shareware, and freeware sources for these handwriting fonts for teachers.



Make a Mugshot of Yourself and Shock Your...

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

Mug shots show up in police booking reports and in newsletters. Create your own fake police booking photo.



What to Know About Using the Color Indigo in...

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

A deep blue, almost violet color, indigo is the color of blueberries and your newest dark blue jeans. Use this cool color in designs to convey trust.



Red Colors

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

Code Red: What is the meaning of red when used on the Web? CSS and SVG Color Keywords allow you to use named colors to represent specific Hexadecimal or RGB colors. But do these colors say what you intend? Explore the color symbolism of various shades of red in the CSS and SVG Color Keywords.






A Designer's Guide to Understanding Colors, How...

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

The meaning of color is important in graphic design. Explore attributes of cool and warm colors and meanings for use in print and Web design.



How to Calibrate Your Printer to Get the Color...

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

Calibrating your printer ensures​ (as much as possible) that what you print is consistent with what you see on-screen. The two go hand in hand.



How to Create Certificates of Recognition in...

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

Start with one of these free templates in PNG format then add text then create a gold seal. Make an award certificate using only Microsoft Word.



How to Make Your Print Project Beautiful With...

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

Tthese sans serif fonts are perennial favorites that are formal and friendly as well as suitable for specific tasks from newspapers to billboards.



Difference Between Graphic Design and Desktop...

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

One is more production-oriented than the other but they are quite similar in most ways.



A Quick Guide to the Color Purple: Its...

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

Go royal. Be special. Look like a lady in shades of purple. Explore purple color meanings, symbolism, common uses, different shades of purple, and colors that go well it.



Calibrate Your Digital Camera

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

Calibrating monitors, printers, and scanners helps yield more consistent color between all these devices. However, it may never have occurred to you that calibrating your digital camera can also produce more reliable color matching.



Light Blue Colors for Your Web Page and Images

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

From the pale Alice Blue to the blue of the sky, hex codes and RGB numbers and symbolism for the lighter side of blue.



Using Azure Color in Design Files

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

Azure is a friendly, calming color that encompasses a range of light-to-dark blue shades. Here are some of the best azure shades for your next design project.



The Gutter—Parts of a Page Layout

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

There's just one place where you find the gutter of a book or similar publication. You'll need it to deal with creep or other binding options.



Best Fonts for Newsletters

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

The best fonts for newsletters should be readable but there's room for a little experimentation and fun in some areas such as the nameplate and pull-quotes.



Trying to Install a Downloaded Font? Here's How

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

This FAQ shows you step-by-step how to obtain fonts, open archived fonts, and install fonts for Mac and PC. Downloading the font doesn't automatically make it show up in your software font list.



Tips for Printing With White Ink

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

What happens if you want to print white ink on dark paper? Find out your options and alternatives to achieve the effect your want.



How to Cut Perfect 5 Pointed Stars in Just One...

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

Fold your paper in a special way and with one snip of the scissors you'll have a perfect 5 point star to use for crafting projects. There will be lots of scrap paper left over that you can use for other projects - like confetti!



Understanding HSV Color Model

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

HSV is a color model that describes colors (hue) in terms of their shade (saturation or amount of gray) and brightness (value).



Add Pull-Quotes to Long Articles

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

Used to entice the reader to an article, a pull quote is a small selection of text pulled out and quoted in a larger typeface.



The Many Hues of Medium Blue Colors

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

Medium blue, Dodger Blue, UN Blue, Cornflower, and Royal are some of the shades of blue in the medium range.



Desktop Publishing Software FAQs

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

Wondering what the best software is for desktop publishing? Get answers to that question and more involving choosing and using software for desktop publishing.



What is Bond Paper?

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

Bond paper is a strong, durable paper especially suitable for electronic printing and use in office machines.






Crimson—the Color of Love and Blood

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

Crimson, the color of love and blood, originally came from an insect. Find guidance for using crimson in design here.



Put Together a Better-Looking Page With These...

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

A good composition is one that is not only pleasing to look at but also effectively conveys the message of the text and graphics to the intended audience.



A Designer's Guide to the Color Black—It'...

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

Blue is a calming natural color. Discover the symbolism of blue and how it is used in design and other fields.



Customizing InDesign Slug abd Bleed Guides,...

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

Adobe InDesign provides plenty of customization options for non-printing elements when you work with a document.



How to Type Characters With Grave Accent Marks

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

How to type characters with grave accent marks on a Mac, a Windows PC, a mobile device and using HTML.



Downloading Free Fonts

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

Free fonts are offered for download on many websites. If you've never downloaded a font from the web before, this basic information gets you started.



What is the Best Graphic Design Software?

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

Discover what graphic design software is, who makes it, and what the top choices are in graphic design software.



A Beginner's Guide to the Principals of Graphic...

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

The examples you'll find here demonstrate varying degrees of each of the six principles of design. Do your page layouts use all these principles of design?



Tips for Printing Bleeds on a Desktop Printer

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

Normally your desktop printer leaves a non-printing edge around your documents. There are ways to get a full bleed, also known as borderless printing.






Understanding Paper Brightness

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

Paper brightness affects the quality and appearance of the printed page, especially photos. Brightness and whiteness are two different values.



Body Copy Type

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

Without delving into every possibility, every nuance of a typeface, let's look at some of the key characteristics of body type and how to choose the font style and size most suitable for text.



Everything You Need to Know to Successfully...

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

Book publishing takes several forms. You can write the book then turn it over to someone else, self-publish, or pick and choose which aspects of book publishing you want to delegate and which you keep for yourself. For self-publishing there are many things you need to know about how to design and layout a book and get it printed.



Want to Be a Writer? Make Sure You Get a Byline

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

A byline is a short phrase often located at the top of an article that indicates the name of the author.



Using Bylines in Newsletter Design

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

Bylines give the author of an article credit for their writing. Learn how to effectively incorporate bylines into desktop publishing documents including newsletter design.



What Is Flexography Printing?

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

Need to print on plastic or cardboard? You need flexographic printing. Learn how flexography expands printing options beyond the familiar ink on paper.



Navy Blue: So Dark It's Almost Black

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

Navy blue shares the formal attributes of both blue and black. It conveys importance, stability and sophistication in design projects.



Reader's Cues: Using Jumplines in Newsletter...

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

Help readers keep reading by adding jumplines when newsletter articles continue on subsequent pages. Get tips on using and designing jumplines or continuation lines in newspaper, magazine, or newsletter design.



Customize With an Original Iron-on Transfer

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

Design and print iron-on transfers for t-shirts and other wearable items. Here's a list of the supplies you'll need and tips for getting better transfers with less waste or mistakes.



Understanding Hex Codes for Color

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

RGB colors add up to hex codes in desktop publishing and graphic design.



How to Correctly Space Characters (Typsetting)

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

There are more spacing options available than just hitting the spacebar once or twice. Explore the use of relative size spaces in common use for type in print and sometimes on the Web.



Type Characters With Circumflex Accent Marks

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

How to create letters with diacritical marks, such as the circumflex accent marks. Learn how to type these on a Mac, a Windows PC, and in HTML.



Measuring Paper

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

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Make Your Print Project Shine With Classic...

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

These classic serif fonts are designer favorites, preferred for their timeless appearance and legibility for a wide variety of print projects.



Where Can I Find Helvetica Fonts?

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

There are many flavors of Helvetica. Here's where to find the Helvetica font you need.



Want the Best Software to Design Your Logo?...

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

Ideally, logo design should be done in a vector graphics software program initially. Find out what others are ideal for logo design.



Make Your Own Calendars With These Free Templates

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

These free calendar templates and printables feature basic weekly, monthly, or yearly calendars in various formats.



Understanding Text-Alignment Rules (Desktop...

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

Alignment that works for one design might be totally inappropriate for another. Discover the pros and cons of left-aligned opposed to fully justified.



Design Software

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

With the right design software you can create almost any print or Web project imaginable. For print projects you generally need word processing, page layout, and graphics applications. For the Web, some of those same programs work but there's also specialized Web design software as well. Creative printing programs feature clip art and templates for a variety of home, school, and office projects. Discover what specific design software works best for each use.



How to Print Anything

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z




A Designer's Guide to the Color Green: Its...

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

Does green evoke nature, the environment, or health to you? Explore green color meanings, symbolism, shades of green and colors that go well with those shades.



What Is Perfect Binding and How Do You Do It?

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

Perfect binding as it applies to desktop publishing and steps for a DIY version of perfect binding.



Before You Buy Inkjet Photo Paper

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

The variety of photo quality inkjet papers can seem overwhelming. However, there are really only five main differences in all these papers with four of these playing a critical role: brightness, weight, caliper, and finish. Learn how to choose the right paper for your needs based on these criteria and see how a few different types of paper stack up against each other.



Text Effects in Adobe InDesign

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

Sometimes you want to dress up your text more than just changing the color or making it bold and you don't want to fire up Photoshop. Try InDesign.



How To Type Characters With Acute Accent Marks

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

How to create diacriticals such as acute accent marks. Learn to type acute accent marks on a Mac, a Windows PC, and in HTML.



Why and How to Use Templates Effectively

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

In desktop publishing, templates are pre-designed documents that we can use to create business cards, brochures, greeting cards, or other desktop documents. Learn how to use templates more effectively and find free templates for desktop publishing.



What Is Desktop Publishing?

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

This definition of desktop publishing explains how it relates to graphic design, web design, electronic publishing, and printing.



A Designer's Guide to the Color Beige: It's...

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

Beige is a chameleon, taking on some of the attributes of stronger warm or cool colors it accompanies. On its own, it is a calm neutral background color. Explore beige color meanings and symbolism.



Work-and-Turn

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z




How to Create Certificates of Recognition

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

Use thes PNG or AI templates to make Certificates of Appreciation, Recognition, and Achievement. I've got instructions on how to turn these templates into custom certificates.



Prepress and Printing FAQs

2017-01-20T11:20:19Z

What do you want to know about preparing digital files and getting them printed? Look here for answers to common and sometimes not so common questions about prepress and printing including paper, PostScript, and proofs.