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Published: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:22:24 +0000

 



How to Open .PUB files Without Microsoft...

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

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...

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

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...

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

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

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

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



Free Print and Cursive School Fonts For...

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

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.



What Fonts Look Like Helvetica? - Alternatives...

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

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



The Easy Way to Type Tilde Accent Marks

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

How to create diacriticals with tilde accent marks. Type characters with tilde accent marks on a Mac, a Windows PC, and using HTML.



Chart of Common Diacriticals

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

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.



Color Symbolism: What the Different Colors Mean...

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

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.



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

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

Don't have Adobe Acrobat but you need to grab some text or images out of a PDF? There are several ways to do this and I'll explain each one here. Discover the different types of software you can use for pdf extractions.



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

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

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.



How to Type Quotes, Apostrophes, and Primes

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

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.



5 Great Free Desktop Publishing Programs for...

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

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



Want to Make Your Newsletter More Successful?...

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

Your newsletter layout doesn't have to have all these parts but most newsletters will have at least three of these elements of newsletter design, and usually many more. Find out what these parts are and get tips on how to put together a newsletter layout.



These Are the Colors Women Love Most

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

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.



Wondering What Desktop Publishing Software Is...

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

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.



Best Free Desktop Publishing Software for Mac

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

Free doesn't always mean stripped down or severely limited. There are some free desktop publishing software options with admirable desktop publishing and page layout capabilities.



Choose These Fonts for a Traditional Certificate

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

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 Create Trademark and Copyright Symbols...

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

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



Want to Know What Colors Men like the Most?...

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

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.



Want to Teach Handwriting? Try These Delightful...

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

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.



How to Install TrueType or OpenType Fonts in...

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

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



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

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

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.



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

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

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.



10 Steps to Make a Greeting Card on Your Computer

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

Follow these 10 easy steps to make your own basic greeting card in any desktop publishing or graphics software.



A Basic Guide to Color for Print and Web

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

Did you know that the color wheel you learned in school isn't the same as the colors used for the Web? It's not even the way colors are mixed for printing? Well, ok, same colors, just different arrangements and mixes. Learn more.



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

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

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.



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

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

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.



How to Type Characters With Cedilla Accent Marks

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

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.



All About.com Tutorials for Adobe InDesign

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

Dealing with slugs, bleeds, and other options when setting up a new document.



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

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

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 Big is a Business Card Supposed to Be?

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

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



What to Know about the Color Indigo

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

A deep blue, almost violet, indigo is a color of the rainbow...



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

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

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 Create Certificates of Recognition in...

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

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.



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

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

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?



How To Do Desktop Publishing and Desktop Printing

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

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.



Red Colors

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

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 Does Offset Printing Differ From Desktop...

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

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 Make Your Print Project Beautiful with...

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

The crisp, clean, uncluttered lines of these sans serif fonts are periennial favorites that are formal and friendly as well as suitable for specific tasks from newspapers to billboards.



Make a Mugshot of Yourself and Shock Your...

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

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



How to Design Free Printable Business Cards...

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

These sites have online business card makers that walk you through creating a customized business card -- upload your own images in some cases -- then produce a printable business card template for download.



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

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

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



Need to Know Where The "Gutter" Is in a Book or...

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

Often used to refer to other spaces, there's just one place where you'll find the gutter of a book or similiar publication. You'll need it to deal with creep too.



Download, Customize, and Print These Business...

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

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



Printing Methods

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

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.



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

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

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.



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

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

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.



Principles of Design Definitions - Lesson 1

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

These definitions use metaphor an allegory to explain how the principles of design work. This is lesson 1 in the introduction to the principles of design self-paced course.



Who Does Desktop Publishing?

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

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



6 Points to Ponder When Considering a Software...

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

Some software upgrades come almost yearly but do you need to upgrade to the latest and greatest every time? Maybe not. Here are some guidelines for when you should probably consider an upgrade for your desktop publishing software.



Build a Better Graduation Invite With These Parts

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

Create your graduation invitation or announcement from as many of these elements as you desire. Here are some wording suggestions.



Best Fonts for Newsletters

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

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.



Make Perfect Business Cards with This Windows...

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

Commercial & shareware business card software programs do one thing -- business cards -- but do it well.



What is the Best Graphic Design Software?

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

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



Understanding 'HSV' Color Models (Hue,...

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

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



What is Bond Paper?

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

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



Go Pro with These 5 Free Business Card Templates

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

Use these bare bones business card templates to help with sizing and margins.



Here are the Best Tutorials on Using Scribus...

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

Scribus tutorials may not be quite as plentiful as those for InDesign or QuarkXPress but they are out there. I've rounded up some that I think you may find useful in getting up and running quickly with the free Scribus desktop publishing software.



How To Use Pull-Quotes

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

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How To Download Fonts From the Web

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

Free and shareware fonts are offered for download on this site and many others on the Web. If you've never downloaded a file from the Web before, here's the basic instructions to help you grab all the fonts you want.



Radial Balance

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

Look at some examples of radial balance in this lesson on the Principles of Design.



Body Copy Type

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

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.



How to Use the Principle of Alignment in Page...

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

Alignment is the placement of text and graphics so they line up on the page. Learn how to use the principle of alignment and view examples of different types of alignment used in page layout.



What Color is Navy?

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

Deep, dark, almost black, blue. Navy shares the formal attributes of blue and black.



How to Achieve Full Bleed Printing From a...

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

Normally your desktop printer leaves a non-printing edge around your documents. There are ways to get a full bleed, also known as print to the edge or borderless printing. It may require getting a new printer or maybe just getting different paper.



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

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

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.



How to Use the Color Blue

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

Blue is calming. A natural color, from the blue of the sky, blue is a universal colour. Dark blue can be conservative or ultra-modern. Discover the symbolism and meaning of blue.



4 Tips for Printing in White Ink

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

Most of the time, the color white is achieved by leaving ink off of an area of white paper. What happens if you want to print white ink on dark paper? Find out when you can and can't print white ink and alternatives to printing white ink colors.



Calibrate Your Digital Camera

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

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.



Make Your Print Project Beautiful with These...

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

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



Want to Be a Writer? Make Sure You Get One of...

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

Byline - A short phrase or paragraph that indicates the name of the author...



Adobe Acrobat

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

Adobe Acrobat is for creating, editing, and organizing PDF files.



Understanding Text-Alignment Rules (Desktop...

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

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



Crimson: The Color of Love and Blood?

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

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



Light Blue Colors for Your Web Page and Images

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

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



Desktop Publishing Software FAQs

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

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



Greeting Card Software for Windows

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

You can make a greeting card with most any desktop publishing software but there are specialty greeting card software products as well. These greeting card software programs feature ready-made templates, design wizards, clip art, fonts, or other extras to make it easy to design and print your own cards, announcements, or invitations. Most do many other print projects as well such as labels or fliers.



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

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

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.



How to Use the Scissors Tool in Adobe InDesign

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

Learn how the scissors tool works and the basic use of the Adobe InDesign scissors tool.



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

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

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.



Learn How to Do Desktop Publishing for Fun or...

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

Doing desktop publishing involves more than just having and using desktop publishing software. Discover the basic and advanced knowledge and training needed to do desktop publishing from start to finish as well as how to do desktop publishing as a freelance business.



Using Bylines in Newsletter Design

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

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



Type Characters With Circumflex Accent Marks

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

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.



How To Type Characters With Acute Accent Marks

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

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



Trying to Install a Downloaded Font? Here's How

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

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.



How to Customize with an Original Iron-on...

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

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.



What is the Best Desktop Publishing Software?

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

There is no single best desktop publishing software. There are, however, specific programs that are better suited for certain tasks than others. Explore these suggestions for the best desktop publishng software. I'll drop a few names too.



Bright White and Other Paper Brightness Facts

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

How white is white? In terms of paper, there are many different levels of whiteness or brightness. See how paper brightness affects the quality and appearance of the printed page, especially photos.



Measuring Paper

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

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What Does Page Layout Mean?

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

Page layout is a verb and a noun. Learn how page layout fits into desktop publishing and graphic design and what page layout applications are.



Where Can I Find Helvetica Fonts?

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

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



Introduction to the Elements of Design

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

Lessons defining and illustrating the elements of design. Five introductory lessons cover lines, shapes, mass, texture, and color with a self-test assignment at the end.



Blank Candy Wrapper Templates for Microsoft...

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

Start with a blank template that includes guidelines and instructions to aid in placement and printing. Add your own text and images to create candy bar wrappers.



What Information Should Go On a Business Card?

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

Business cards serve many purposes but their primary purpose is to tell what you do and give the recipient a way to contact you. Other information is optional. See what the minimum information is that should go into a business card design.



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

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

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



The Many Hues of Medium Blue Colors

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

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



11 Essential Elements to the Perfect Business...

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

No matter how great the business card design, if important parts are missing it doesn't do the job as effectively as it could. Make sure your business card design has all the needed parts.



Vermilion. The Other Orange?

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

Orange-red from cinnabar, a mineral. You might see it spelled as vermillion.



What Is Desktop Publishing?

2016-09-29T11:22:24Z

Defining desktop publishing. Discover what desktop publishing is and how it relates to graphic design, web design, electronic publishing, and creative printing.