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

2016-09-30T11:03:39Z

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.



Blank Standard Card and Business Envelope...

2016-09-30T11:03:39Z

Mail your cards and letters in an envelope made from these free blank standard card and business envelope templates.



Color as an Element of Design Class - Elements...

2016-09-30T11:03:39Z

Sixth class on the Elements of Design focuses on the use of color in desktop publishing.



Understanding the Differences Between Kerning...

2016-09-30T11:03:39Z

Kerning and tracking are two related and frequently confused typographical desktop publishing terms. Both type or letterspacing terms refer to the adjustment of space between characters of type. Learn how to use kerning and tracking.



Spot Colors Expand Color Options in Desktop...

2016-09-30T11:03:39Z

Color adds impact to design. But unless you are just printing to your desktop printiner, printing in color can be expensive. One way to use color and control costs is to use spot colors and then just add black.



Vermilion. The Other Orange?

2016-09-30T11:03:39Z

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



Rule of Thirds and Balance

2016-09-30T11:03:39Z

Look at some examples of using the rule of thirds to create visual balance in this lesson on the Principles of Design.



Make Your Own Calendars With These Free Templates

2016-09-30T11:03:39Z

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



What Does Page Layout Mean?

2016-09-30T11:03:39Z

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.



A Basic Guide to Color for Print and Web

2016-09-30T11:03:39Z

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.



Use All Caps with the Right Fonts

2016-09-30T11:03:39Z

Stop shouting. Online TYPING IN ALL CAPS is considered shouting and is frowned on in most cases. In print, shouting is never worse than when it is done with decorative or script typefaces. It’s ugly. It’s hard to read. Just don’t do it, PLEASE!



Microsoft Word Templates for Business

2016-09-30T11:03:39Z

Do business with Microsoft Word templates. Find free to download for business brochures, word schedules, meeting agendas, memos, ads, and all kinds of business forms.



Gripper / Gripper Edge / Gripper Margin

2016-09-30T11:03:39Z

The part of the printing press that grips the sheet of paper and pulls it into the press is the gripper.



6 Points to Ponder When Considering a Software...

2016-09-30T11:03:39Z

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.



Print Clearly

2016-09-30T11:03:39Z

Free Manuscript Font from Blue Vinyl. Page 7.



Business Card Software for Macintosh

2016-09-30T11:03:39Z

Create business cards and more for your small business or home office with these specialty business card software programs for the Mac.



Build a Better Graduation Invite With These Parts

2016-09-30T11:03:39Z

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



Ivory Color Meanings

2016-09-30T11:03:39Z

Ivory is a soft neutral color that isn't quite white and has some of the earthiness of light browns. Ivory represents quiet, pleasantness with a touch of luster. Explore ivory color meanings and what colors go with ivory.



Create A Brochure Describing a Process or Project

2016-09-30T11:03:39Z

The brochure can inform, educate, persuade, explain, or instruct and these lesson plans incorporate writing and reasoning with desktop publishing techniques while designing a brochure.



Everything You Need to Know about the Color...

2016-09-30T11:03:39Z

When you picture purity and cleanliness, you picture the color white. Alone, it could be boring but it can also team up with other colors for a crisp look. Explore more of the nature, culture, and meaning of the color white.



Form and Function in Design and Publishing

2016-09-30T11:03:39Z

Often applied to architecture, engineering, and industrial design, the statement 'form follows function' applies to graphic design and desktop publishing too. For designers, form is the elements that make up our designs, our pages. Function is the objective of the design whether it is a sign giving directions or a book that entertains with a story.



How to Install, Preview, and Delete Fonts in...

2016-09-30T11:03:39Z

Windows 7 makes it easy to install fonts. Learn how to preview and delete fonts too in this illustrated tutorial.



What Color is Azure?

2016-09-30T11:03:39Z

Between blue and cyan is a sea of azure.



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

2016-09-30T11:03:39Z

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?



Shareware Handwriting Teacher Fonts

2016-09-30T11:03:39Z

These teacher fonts mimic the style of type used to teach print and cursive handwriting skills. These are shareware handwriting teacher fonts for download to try before you buy.



Using Radiant Orchid in Graphic Design (2014...

2016-09-30T11:03:39Z

Use Pantone Color of the Year for 2014 - Radiant Orchid - in your graphic design projects. Here are the formulas and some of the symbolism this color will bring to your work.



Back to Business Planning

2016-09-30T11:03:39Z

A desktop publishing business plan, even if never used to raise capital or acquire investors, can help to get your desktop publishing business off to a good start and guide it on its path to profitability. A desktop publishing business plan and the process of developing a business plan establishes you as a real freelance design business and saves time and money by focusing your start up efforts in the right direction.



Bits and Pieces of Type

2016-09-30T11:03:39Z

Get familiar with tails, ears, counters, bowls, finials, serifs, and other letter parts to help identify fonts.



Bright White and Other Paper Brightness Facts

2016-09-30T11:03:39Z

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.