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Published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 11:26:01 +0000

 



How to Open .PUB files Without Microsoft...

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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



Recognize Achievement With the Right Certificat...

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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 Designer's Guide to Avoiding Copyright...

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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



A Beginner's Guide to Contrasting Colors

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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



These Are the Colors Women Love Most

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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...

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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



Chart of Common Diacriticals

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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.



Free Print and Cursive School Fonts For...

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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.



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

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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.



The Easy Way to Type Tilde Accent Marks

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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



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

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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.



Choose These Fonts for a Traditional Certificate

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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.



How to Make a Greeting Card on Your Computer

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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



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

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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.



Colors That Appeal to Men

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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.



Wondering What Desktop Publishing Software Is...

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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.



How to Install TrueType or OpenType Fonts in...

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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



How to Create Trademark and Copyright Symbols...

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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 Put Together a Newsletter Layout

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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



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

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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...

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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



How Big is a Business Card Supposed to Be?

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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



Best Free Desktop Publishing Software for Mac

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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



Color Symbolism: What the Different Colors Mean...

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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 Do Desktop Publishing and Desktop Printing

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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.



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

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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.



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

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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.



How to Type Curved Quotes and Apostrophes

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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.



How Does Offset Printing Differ From Desktop...

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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.



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

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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.



Understanding HSV Color Model

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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



The Problem With Color: We Can't Agree On What...

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

The problem with color is that no two people see it the exact same way. When color precision is needed, look to calibration, printing methods, and other color combinations to help resolve color issues.



Printing Methods

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

After creating a project you'll want to get the best output whether you use your desktop printer or commercial printing services. There are many ways to get it printed. Discover the range of printing methods and when to use which type of printing process.



Make a Mugshot of Yourself and Shock Your...

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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



How to Make Your Print Project Beautiful With...

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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



Want to Teach Handwriting? Try These Delightful...

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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.



Body Copy Type

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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.



Red Colors

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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.



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

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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.



Customizing InDesign Slug abd Bleed Guides,...

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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



Who Does Desktop Publishing?

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

Freelance and in-house graphic designers, small business owners, secretaries, teachers, students, and individual consumers... discover who does desktop publishing. Explore Different Groups of People Who Do Desktop Publishing



How to Create Certificates of Recognition in...

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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 Cut Perfect 5 Pointed Stars in Just One...

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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!



The Gutter—Parts of a Page Layout

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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.



Trying to Install a Downloaded Font? Here's How

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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.



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

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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



Desktop Publishing Software FAQs

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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



Best Fonts for Newsletters

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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.



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

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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.



Light Blue Colors for Your Web Page and Images

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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



When and Where to Use Invisible Grids in Page...

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

Grids are invisible structures holding together elements on a page (print or Web). Discover how and where to use grids in page layout, especially in print.



Add Pull-Quotes to Long Articles

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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.



Design Software

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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.



Downloading Free Fonts

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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.



Difference Between Graphic Design and Desktop...

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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



What Is Flexography Printing?

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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



Measuring Paper

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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What is the Best Graphic Design Software?

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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



Navy Blue: So Dark It's Almost Black

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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



Make Your Print Project Shine With Classic...

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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



Crimson: The Color of Love and Blood?

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

The color of love and blood, crimson comes from an insect. Find out some more interesting information and similar shades here.



How to Type Characters With Grave Accent Marks

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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



Tips for Printing Bleeds on a Desktop Printer

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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.



Tips for Printing With White Ink

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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



What is Bond Paper?

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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



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

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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 Beige: It's...

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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.



Using Bylines in Newsletter Design

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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



Your Business Card: Only the Facts

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

The primary purpose of a business card is to identify you and give the recipient a way to contact you. Other information is optional.



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

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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



Spread Holiday Cheer Quickly with Templates

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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.



Understanding Hex Codes for Color

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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



Differences Between Commercial Printers vs....

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

It's man vs. machine when comparing a commercial printer with a desktop printer. Discover what each means and how to tell by context which printer is meant in desktop publishing articles and tutorials about printing.



Calibrate Your Digital Camera

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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.



The Many Hues of Medium Blue Colors

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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



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

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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



Everything You Need to Know to Successfully...

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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.



Before You Buy Logo Design Software and Other...

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

Today's logo designers need software, clip art, and fonts to go along with their design talents. While there are a multitude of choices for each, there are a few more popular, industry-standard software programs that serious designers should consider. The field is wide-open as to clip art and fonts but there are certain packages that can help new designers get up and running quickly.



What is the Best Way to Choose or Mix and Match...

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

Choosing fonts is an art. There are no absolutely right or wrong ways to do it. However, there are a few accepted standards that can speed up the font selection process...



Type Characters With Circumflex Accent Marks

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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.



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

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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.



Understanding Paper Brightness

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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



Understanding Text-Alignment Rules (Desktop...

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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



The 4 Best Things to Create with Desktop...

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

Graphic designers already know why they need desktop publishing software. But what about everyone else? What can you do with the desktop publishing software and techniques if you aren't a professional designer? Here are four things to do with desktop publishing software and recommendations on what software to use.



Download, Customize, and Print These Business...

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

These business card templates come complete with color and artwork. Download the free business card templates and personalize with your info and logo too.



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

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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



Why and How to Use Templates Effectively

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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.



Using Page Margins in Desktop Publishing

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

Margins are empty space surrounding your document. How do you decide how large or small your margins should be? There are some guidelines you can use in this quick design lesson on margins.



How To Type Characters With Acute Accent Marks

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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



What Is Desktop Publishing?

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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



Desktop Publishing Isn't Dead

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

'Invented' in the 1980s, desktop publishing isn't dead, it has simply evolved. Many of the tasks remain the same but the software used and publishing methods have changed.



Fonts Used for St. Patrick's Day Projects

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

there is a lot of overlap and the modern fonts based on historical writing systems often include features that cross-over from one time period or style to another so they don't always fit neatly into any one classification. Download some free Irish / Celtic / St. Patrick's Day fonts.



Free Oversized Christmas Tag Download

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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



How to Create Certificates of Recognition

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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.



Take the Mystery Out of Calibrating Your Monitor

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

Calibrating your monitor provides a screen display that simulates ink colors printed on paper. If your reds are coming out orange, calibrate.



And the Best Desktop Publishing Software Is...

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

There is no single best desktop publishing software. There are, however, specific programs that are better suited for certain tasks than others.



Customize With an Original Iron-on Transfer

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

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.



How to Print Anything

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

Explore how to print faster, how to print to your desktop printer, how to get files printed commercially, ways to print a photograph, and how to do color printing. Discover new and old ways to put it in print.



How To Choose Fonts For Headlines

2016-12-03T11:26:01Z

Headlines and other short phrases or blocks of text are often set in display type sizes of 18 points and larger. Make them readable but also memorable.