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Asymmetrical

2017-02-26T11:02:37Z

There are several types of balance, including asymmetrical. Discover how to use this type of off-center design layout.



Do Desktop Publishing with Microsoft Word

2017-02-26T11:02:37Z

While Microsoft Word is still first and foremost a word processor, it is frequently used to create publications normally created by page layout programs. For some users, it may be the only desktop publishing tool they need. Designers may cringe at the thought of designing in a word processor, but within reason it is possible.



Wondering What a PUB File Is?

2017-02-26T11:02:37Z

Files with a .pub extension were created in Microsoft Publisher. PUB is a proprietary format of Microsoft.



What's the Best Way to Arrange Text and Images?

2017-02-26T11:02:37Z

The principles of design govern how the elements of design are arranged within a composition whether that's a logo, a photo collage, or a page from a book. Learn what these principles of design are and how they work.



How to Type Characters With Grave Accent Marks

2017-02-26T11:02:37Z

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



Beginner's Guide to the Principle of Alignment...

2017-02-26T11:02:37Z

One of the principles of design, alignment is commonly thought of in terms of aligning text but also applies to graphics and even icons on your phone.



Start a Desktop Publishing or Graphic Design...

2017-02-26T11:02:37Z

Learn step by step how to start a desktop publishing or graphic design business. While some sources might have you believe that all it takes to start a desktop publishing business is to have some software, a color printer, and some fancy paper, the truth is that a desktop publishing or graphic design business requires the same attention to detail of any small business venture. You can start small and build up but the basics are the same.



What Clashing Colors Means in Print Design

2017-02-26T11:02:37Z

Contrasting or clashing colors attract attention. That's not a bad thing in print design.



What Is the Basis Weight of Paper?

2017-02-26T11:02:37Z

Basis weight is a paper manufacturing term that refers to the weight measured in pounds of 500 sheets of paper in that paper's basic sheet size.



Sans Serif

2017-02-26T11:02:37Z

Type which does not have serifs -- the little extra strokes found at the end of main vertical and horizontal strokes of some letterforms -- are called sans serif (without serif).



How to Put Together a Newsletter Layout

2017-02-26T11:02:37Z

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



Balance as a Principle of Design - Symmetrical...

2017-02-26T11:02:37Z

Learn more about symmetrical balance by taking a look at some examples in this lesson on the Principles of Design.



Line Definition and How to Use Them in Design

2017-02-26T11:02:37Z

Connecting the dots, lines are a design element that can be decorative and serve specific purposes such as organization of page elements.



Make Your Own Iron-On T-Shirt Design with a Mac

2017-02-26T11:02:37Z

A selection of t-shirt design software for use on a Mac specifically for creating personalized t-shirts and similar fabric iron-on transfer crafts.



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

2017-02-26T11:02:37Z

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



What is the Actual Size of a Mini Business Card?

2017-02-26T11:02:37Z

About half the size of a standard business card is the squishy answer. There are several dimensions for mini business cards. Find out in inches how big these little cards can be.



Use Scarlet as a Power Color in Publications

2017-02-26T11:02:37Z

A slightly orange-tinted shade of red, scarlet is the color of flames and the symbol of power. Use it for emphasis in websites and publications.



What Is Desktop Publishing?

2017-02-26T11:02:37Z

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



Use a Nameplate to Make Your Publication...

2017-02-26T11:02:37Z

The nameplate is the stylized banner at the top of most newspapers, magazines and newsletters.



What Does Page Layout Mean?

2017-02-26T11:02:37Z

Learn how page layout fits into desktop publishing and graphic design and what page layout applications are.



Using a Typographic Ruler

2017-02-26T11:02:37Z

Use a typographic ruler to measure fonts and more. Print your own or buy one.



Binding: When Paperclips Just Won't Do

2017-02-26T11:02:37Z

Discover which binding methods are least expensive, which you can do at home and which type of binding lets books to lie flat when open.



Download, Customize, and Print These Business...

2017-02-26T11:02:37Z

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



Did You Know That Relief Printing is A Little...

2017-02-26T11:02:37Z

Learn what types of printing processes are known as relief printing and what relief printing means for desktop publishing.



Commercial Fonts for Teachers - School Fonts...

2017-02-26T11:02:37Z

A selection of commercial fonts similar to those used in schools to teach print and cursive handwriting.



The Secret to Good Scans: Calibration

2017-02-26T11:02:37Z

Calibrating your scanner can go a long way toward ensuring what you scan, what you see onscreen and what you print all look the same.



Get Your Green On With St. Patrick's Day...

2017-02-26T11:02:37Z

Download one or all of these free St. Patrick's Day greeting card templates. Greeting card designs feature a St. Patrick's Day theme with custom graphics by Jacci.