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More Resources for Typeface Classifications
Explore more of typeface history and classifications, especially for the serif typefaces.

Old Style Typeface Classifications
For really old style you can go back to calligraphy and Blackletter fonts, but the Old Style classification features some classic serif fonts still extremely popular today.

Didone Typeface Classifications
The Modern style refers to the Didones of the late 18th Century. Discover what features characterize this style of typeface.

Slab Serif Typeface Classifications
Slab serifs include such as diverse styles as typewriter fonts, fat faces, and those Western fonts seen on old time Wanted posters.

Other Serif Fonts
Serifs that don't fall neatly into the standard or historical classifications are lumped under other. While a few may be suitable for body copy, most are best used at display type sizes.

Transitional Typeface Classifications
Between Old Style and Modern come the Transitional typefaces. Discover how they improved on the old and provided a bridge to the new.

Identifying Characteristics of Serif Typefaces
Contrast, serif style, and stress or axis are some of the key identifying features that help place many serif typefaces into specific categories.

Collage Book Jacket Redesign
Browse redesigns by forum members of a book jacket for a book of poetry. Get inspired, offer critiques, post your own redesign.

School Days Book Jacket Redesign
Browse redesigns by forum members of a book jacket for a book of poetry. Get inspired, offer critiques, post your own redesign.

Book Jacket Makeovers - Gallery of Redesigns of a Poetry Book Jacket
Browse redesigns by forum members of a book jacket for a book of poetry. Get inspired, offer critiques, post your own redesign.

Rough and Winding Path Book Jacket Redesign
Browse redesigns by forum members of a book jacket for a book of poetry. Get inspired, offer critiques, post your own redesign.

Solitary FIgure Book Jacket Redesign
Browse redesigns by forum members of a book jacket for a book of poetry. Get inspired, offer critiques, post your own redesign.

From the Inside Looking Out Book Jacket Redesign
Browse redesigns by forum members of a book jacket for a book of poetry. Get inspired, offer critiques, post your own redesign.

Dark and Brooding Book Jacket Redesign
Browse redesigns by forum members of a book jacket for a book of poetry. Get inspired, offer critiques, post your own redesign.

Attention to Details Matters: Print this Poster for Motivation
Get motivated to do your best with this printable poster about going the extra mile...

What is Kerning and How is it Done?
Find out what kerning means (it's like letterspacing but there's more to it) and how to use it to fine-tune your text.

Defining Grids as they Apply to Desktop Publishing
Many of the pages that you see everyday have a grid. You may not see it but it is there, holding up the design, establishing structure, guiding the eye.

Gutter - Parts of the Page Layout
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.

Consistency as Used in Desktop Publishing
Uniform use of fonts, colors, alignment, and other design elements creates a consistent look and feel in your page layout whether it's one page or 100.

Alignment and Page Layout - Desktop Publishing
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.

What is an Alley as Used in Page Layout
The alley is not a gutter but you might find a gutter in the alley. Learn more about this desktop publishing and page layout term.

Contrast as Used in Desktop Publishing
A key way to emphasize elements of a page, contrast is one of the principles of design used in desktop publishing. Learn to use it effectively.

Principles of Design Defined
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.

Proximity as Used in Design and Publishing
Grouping elements on the page is also known as proximity, a principle of good design. Learn how to use it effectively.

Grids Provide Breathing Room and Flexible Layouts, Even on a Phone
Don't fill up every available space on your home screen with an icon or photos. Leave a little breathing room. Grids also give you flexibility.

Organize Your Phone With the Principles of Proximity
The principle of proximity works equally well in newsletters and brochures and Web pages and your smartphone's home screen.

Lessons in Page Layout From Your Smartphone
Use your smartphone as a tool to learn some of the basics of page layout just by rearranging your icons and trying out new themes.

Grids in Print Work Much Like Grids on Your Phone
Don't be afraid use grids in your print work. You already do it on your smartphone anytime you arrange your icons and folders.

Choosing Wording for Certificates
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.

Gig Poster - What It Is and How to Design One
A gig poster is a great graphic design project. Get some tips and tutorials specifically geared to designing posters for musical performances.

Text Wraps - How to Fine-tune Text Wraps
Pay attention to detail and follow a few simple guidelines to improve the appearance of text wraps and improve readability of adjacent text.

Text Wrap and Word Wrap (Differences in Publishing)
They sound like they should be the same thing, but they're not. Find out how text wraps and word wraps differ as used in desktop publishing.

Texture as Used in Desktop Publishing
In desktop publishing texture can be what we feel with our skin and what we see with our eyes.

Put a Retro 80s Spin on a Photograph With a Nagel-Inspired Vector Portrait
Here are some ideas of how you might use photographs that you've turned into minimalized vector portraits. Poster, yes, but other ideas as well.

How to Create a Nagel-inspired Image From a Photograph
Here are the basic steps plus some tutorials to help you recreate the minimalist, stylized look of Patrick Nagel and his illustrations of the 70s and 80s -- using a photograph.

Stylized, Minimal Artwork 3 Ways: A Nagel-Inspired Vector Portrait
From highly stylized to almost realistic, play with look of your vector portrait that started with a photograph.

Create a Child-Focused Publication (Layout, Fonts, Colors)
Informal layouts work well for young readers with a focus on fun. Consider these font, color, and image guidelines.

Pen, Stroke, and Corner Options Are Primary Tools to Draw Letters in InDesign
Start by drawing shapes with the pen then change Stroke palette options and apply rounded, bevelled, or other corners to create custom lettering in Adobe InDesign.

Draw Text With Pen Tool in Adobe InDesign
Draw letters and numbers just the way you want them using the pen tool in Adobe InDesign.

Accent Marks | Using Diacriticals in Desktop Publishing
Learn to tell your grave from your acute and how to get diacritical marks - accent marks - into your documents.

Umlaut vs. Diaeresis in Desktop Publishing
Although often used interchangeably, the terms umlaut and diaeresis or dieresis refer to two different types of characters that happen to look alike. Learn how to typeset these accent marks. Page 2.

What is Desktop Publishing Software?
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.

Green Color Meanings and How to Use Shades of Green
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.

Post Press as Used in Printing and Desktop Publishing
Post press is a printing term that involves post-production activities such as collation and binding.

Stop Fading Colors
The paper you use and the ink and printing method can be a big part of keeping your desktop publishing print projects from fading too soon.

Color (What It Is and How It Is Used)
Color is visual. In design there are millions of colors. On screen and in print just a few colors can mimic hundreds or thousands or more different colors.

Text Paper (What It Is And How To Use It)
A common paper used in desktop publishing, sometimes text paper refers to high end lines used for fine stationery and wedding invitations.

How to Improve Your Captions
Beyond the basic definition, get tips on using captions for photos, illustrations, and other page elements.

Book Paper (What It Is and Where It Is Used)
Book Paper is a general term for printing paper other than newsprint and bristol...

Bitmap Image - Glossary of Desktop Publishing Terms
Bitmap - A type of graphic composed of pixels in a grid...

What is Blend in Graphics and Desktop Publishing
Colors that change gradually from one color to the next are a blend. You can even blend shapes, gradually changing from one shape to another.

Create a Copper Pipe Frame in Illustrator - Finish the Metal Mat
Finish the mat with some bevels and shading.

Create a Copper Pipe Frame in Illustrator - Frame a Picture
Put a picture or other artwork behind your new copper pipe frame.

Create a Copper Pipe Frame in Illustrator - Finish the Patina / Highlights
Use a clipping path to confine those blurs to just your frame.

Create a Copper Pipe Frame in Illustrator - Perforated Metal Mat
Punch holes in metal the easy way -- with Illustrator.

Create a Copper Pipe Frame in Illustrator - Intro
Step-by-step, learn how to create a copper pipe picture frame with a perforated metal mat using Adobe Illustrator.

Create a Copper Pipe Frame in Illustrator - Workspace Setup
Work more efficiently by setting up your Illustrator workspace with the tools you'll need.

Create a Copper Pipe Frame in Illustrator - Set Up Layers
Layers keep everything organized and make it easier to work with illustrations consisting of hundreds of bits and pieces.

Create a Copper Pipe Frame in Illustrator - Basic Pipes
A few rectangles with a gradient fill make super easy pipes.

Create a Copper Pipe Frame in Illustrator - Corner Elbow Piece
It may look and sound complicated but you only have to make one corner piece then just make copies.

Create a Copper Pipe Frame in Illustrator - Adjust the Corners
Adjust the fill on your corner pieces to better match the frame.

Create a Copper Pipe Frame in Illustrator - Frame Patina
Add some interesting highlights to your copper pipes.

What is RGB as Used in Desktop Publishing
RGB is a color mode. It works great on the Web and on-screen but it's not the best choice if you're trying to get something printed on a commercial printing press.

Hue, Tint, Shade, and Saturation Color Basics for Desktop Publishing
There are more colors that we can see and create than just Red, Green, Blue, Cyan, Yellow, and Magenta.

Common Color Combination Schemes
Choosing one color is hard enough, Adding one or more colors to the mix can be daunting. Use these common color combination schemes to make the process easier.

Fine-Tuning Color Combinations
Some of the ambiguities of adjacent, contrasting, and complementary color combinations can be alleviated with the introduction of these colors.

Basics of Specifying Colors in Desktop Publishing
Choosing the most pleasing or effective color combinations is only part of the equation in working with color. You must also be able to specify the colors you want. For printing there are a number of ways to specify color and it can vary depending on the number of colors used and how you use them. We'll just go through a few of the possibilities.

Perception of Color
If you thought the primary colors were Red, Blue, and Yellow, with complementary colors of Purple, Green, and Orange, then you need to revisit earlier parts of the tutorial because for this discussion we rely on the additive and subtractive primary colors, RGB and CMY.

Color Basics for Print and Web - Grade School Color Mixing
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.

Additive and Subtractive Primaries in Desktop Publishing
The way we see color is a bit different from the way we mix paint. You've probably seen a prism break a beam of light into a rainbow of colors. The visible spectrum of light breaks down into three color regions: RED, GREEN, and BLUE.

RGB Color Basics in Desktop Publishing
Your computer monitor emits light so it stands to reason that the computer uses the three color regions of RED, GREEN, and BLUE to reproduce the colors we see.

CMYK Color Basics in Desktop Publishing
Color (light) is made by subtracting differing amounts of other colors from the additive primaries (RGB).

Paragraph Spacing Layout Methods for Publishers
Three ways to improve the appearance of a page layout and avoid lifeless, text-heavy pages are to use space, graphics, and contrast to break up text. Get tips on designing paragraph spacing.

When to Use Spot Colors and Process Colors
Bump up your color printing know-how. The more colors of ink, the higher the printing costs usually. Find out when a few spot colors will work vs. using more.

Cognition in Graphic Design and Desktop Publishing
In graphic design, cognition involves creating page layouts that meet the expectations of our audience. Our design choices can create designs that resonate with viewers or create conflict.

Understanding Hex Codes for Color
RGB colors add up to hex codes in desktop publishing and graphic design.

Cartoon: Making Sense of the Cow Jumping Over the Moon
My take on a portion of a familiar nursery rhyme or, why the moon is made of cheese. Use it for a greeting card or print a copy to frame for a child's room.

Use Marsala - PANTONE® Color of the Year for 2015 in Graphic Design
This year it's a darker purple color than 2014. How will you use Marsala in your graphic design projects?

Script Snowflake Initial Capitals to Download
Use these free initial caps with snowflake or lace-like appearance.

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Defining the CMYK 4-Color Process Printing
CMYK refers to four colors of ink used in printing.

What Is Page Layout?- Web Design Definition
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.

Binding Methods for Books, Booklets and Reports
Discover which binding methods are least expensive, which type of binding allows books to lie flat when open, and other options.

Free Printable Photo Calendar Templates
These free printable photo calendars feature colors, artwork, photos or clip art, or fancy layouts. Download and print weekly, monthly, yearly, or special purpose free printable photo calendars and printables.

Free Printable Photo Calendar Templates
These free printable photo calendars feature colors, artwork, photos or clip art, or fancy layouts. Download and print weekly, monthly, yearly, or special purpose free printable photo calendars and printables.

Free Calendar Templates for Parents and Kids
These free calendar templates are designed with families in mind or for special use in arts and crafts and other hobbies.

Free Calendar Templates for Parents and Kids
These free calendar templates are designed with families in mind or for special use in arts and crafts and other hobbies.

School Year Calendar Templates
Organize your school year with these free special purpose academic school year calendars in annual, monthly, weekly, and daily formats for teachers and students.

School Year Calendar Templates
Organize your school year with these free special purpose academic school year calendars in annual, monthly, weekly, and daily formats for teachers and students.

Basic Calendars and Calendar Creation Tools
These free calendar templates and printables feature basic weekly, monthly, or yearly calendars in various formats.

Basic Calendars and Calendar Creation Tools
These free calendar templates and printables feature basic weekly, monthly, or yearly calendars in various formats.

Basic Calendars and Calendar Creation Tools
These free calendar templates and printables feature basic weekly, monthly, or yearly calendars in various formats.

Blue Color Meanings - How to Use Shades
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.

How To Type Characters With a Tilde Accent Mark
How to create diacriticals with tilde accent marks. Type characters with tilde accent marks on a Mac, a Windows PC, and using HTML.

What Color is Indigo and What is its Symbolism?
A deep blue, almost violet, indigo is a color of the rainbow...

Free Blank Business Card Templates
Use these bare bones business card templates to help with sizing and margins.

How to Make a Greeting Card on Your Computer (10 Steps)
Follow these 10 easy steps to make your own basic greeting card in any desktop publishing or graphics software.

What Information Should Go On a Business Card?
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.

Free Business Card Templates You Design Online
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.

Graphic Design Portfolio and Practice Projects
Use these projects to build your graphic design portfolio or simply to provide yourself with some design and layout practice. Create some from your imagination or work from specs provided by imaginary clients for a more real world experience.

3 Rules for Better PowerPoint Presentations
It's not enough to know how to use all the bells and whistles in PowerPoint. To design effective PowerPoint presentation materials follow three basic rules that have nothing to do with being a PowerPoint power user or not.

What Color Is Fuchsia? - Symbolism
Magenta by any other name would be Fuchsia, a bright pinkish purple color.

Meaning of Shades of Dark Blue on the Web and in Print
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.

How To Type Characters With Grave Accent Marks
Create letters with diacritical marks, such as the grave accent marks. Learn how to type the grave accent marks on a Mac, a Windows PC, and in HTML.

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

The Principles of Graphic Design
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 Insert Page Numbers in InDesign on Master Pages
InDesign automatically numbers pages of your document in the style you designate when the proper page numbering code is placed on the Master Pages. Here's how to make it happen.

Classic Sans Serif Fonts for Your Print Projects
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.

Free Microsoft PowerPoint Templates for School
Teach school or do a school report with free PowerPoint templates.

What is Flexography Printing and What is it Used For?
Need to print on plastic? You may need flexographic printing. But not just for plastic. Learn how flexography is done and common uses of flexography with respect to desktop publishing and commercial printing.

Newsletter Templates for Print and Web
Download free newsletter templates, mostly for print plus a few for Web use. These newsletter templates are in PDF, Word, Publisher, and other formats.

Newsletter Templates for Print and Web
Download free newsletter templates, mostly for print plus a few for Web use. These newsletter templates are in PDF, Word, Publisher, and other formats.

Newsletter Templates for Print and Web
Download free newsletter templates, mostly for print plus a few for Web use. These newsletter templates are in PDF, Word, Publisher, and other formats.

How to Install, Preview, and Delete Fonts in Windows 7
Windows 7 makes it easy to install fonts. Learn how to preview and delete fonts too in this illustrated tutorial.

Using Your Digital Camera as a Scanner
There was a time when having a scanner, especially a high-resolution flatbed scanner, was an essential piece of office equipment for desktop publishing and graphic design. Today, digital cameras can often take the place of a scanner.

Best Design Software for Creating Print or Web Projects
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.

What is and How do you do Perfect Binding for Books
Definition of Perfect Binding as it applies to desktop publishing.

The Big List of Desktop Publishing Software for the Mac
In alphabetical order, Mac OS desktop publishing software of all kinds.

The Big List of Desktop Publishing Software for the Mac
In alphabetical order, Mac OS desktop publishing software of all kinds.

Print and Cursive Handwriting Fonts for Teachers
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.

Anatomy and Elements of a Print Advertisement
Ads come in all shapes and sizes but they have a common goal -- to sell a product, a service, a brand. Text, visuals, or a combination of the two are the main elements of any print ad.

Guidelines and Tips for Newsletter Design and Publishing
If you're looking for some quick ideas on creating or improving a newsletter layout, consider these tips.

Adobe Student Edition - How To Obtain a Serial Number
If you purchase a student edition of Adobe CS4 or other Adobe software, you won't get a serial number with the software. Instead, you get a product code which you have to submit online along with proof of eligibility.

What is Gravure Printing and How Does it Work?
Learn how gravure or rotogravure printing is done and common uses of gravure printing with respect to desktop publishing and commercial printing.

How to Download Free Fonts from the Web
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.

What is Tabloid? (Desktop Publishing)
Tabloid size is more than a sometimes sleazy newspaper. Find out what tabloid size is for paper and publications in desktop publishing.

Blank Envelope Templates for Craft Projects
These envelope templates are for all kinds of odd, unusual, or creative envelopes for cards and crafts.

Blank Envelope Templates for Craft Projects
These envelope templates are for all kinds of odd, unusual, or creative envelopes for cards and crafts.

Blank Envelope Templates for Craft Projects
These envelope templates are for all kinds of odd, unusual, or creative envelopes for cards and crafts.

Desktop Publishing vs Graphic Design
One is more production-oriented than the other but they are quite similar in most ways.

What is Leading in Typography and Page Layout?
Leading (ledding) is the space between lines of type. Discover how it is measured and specified.

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

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

Microsoft Word Templates for School Use
Create calendars, class schedules, seating charts, and classroom signs or do book reports and make team sports rosters with these Word templates.

The Color Lilac - Precise Description, Symbolism
The lavender and purple colors of lilac flowers is known as lilac. There is no Web color called lilac, but it can be presented with precision.

How Do I Design A Good Newsletter? - Tips and Hints
First and foremost, a good newsletter has good content that meets the needs and expectations of the reader. On the design side, a good newsletter design creates interest and maintains readability through consistency, conservation, and contrast.

Before You Buy PANTONE Color Guides
For the first time purchaser, the number and variety of PANTONE Color Guides or swatch books can be overwhelming. Here's what you need to know about these swatch books to help you make an informed buying choice.

Photo Printing - How to Print a Photo
You've got a picture. You want a print. Open it in your software and just hit the print button, right? Maybe. But if you want the photo to look good, need it in a certain size, only want part of the picture, or need to have it printed on a printing press, then there's more you'll need to know and do for photo printing.

Tutorials for Scribus Desktop Publishing Software
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.

Seven Ways to Compose a Better Page Layout
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.

What's DPI? - Image Resolution and Graphic Design Basics
Resolution, scanning, and graphics size can be confusing, even for experienced designers. For those new to desktop publishing it is often overwhelming. Start with these basics and build you way up to a full understanding of resolution.

Learning to Use a Graphics Tablet and Pen
Tips and advice on making the transition from mouse to pen.

My 'Install New Font' command is missing from Windows Font Folder. How do I fix it?
The Windows 95/98 Fonts folder is a 'special' folder. For some reason the folder has lost its special attributes and is behaving like a regular folder under Windows. Here's how to restore the folder so the 'Install New Font' command is available.

Shareware Handwriting Teacher Fonts - Print and Cursive Handwriting Teacher Fonts to Download
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.

Design Project Tutorials Using Adobe InDesign
These Adobe InDesign projects help you master InDesign by creating real-world projects such as business cards, magazine covers, letterhead, posters, and digital publications.

How to Set Up Guides in Adobe InDesign
Use these options, tips, and shortcuts to set up margin, ruler, and column guides in InDesign software.

Do-It-Yourself Invitations for Parties or Weddings
There are many reasons to choose diy invitations over store-bought versions including cost and personalization. You can save money by designing them yourself. You can create a more personalized invitation that expresses who you are, fits a specific party theme, or incorporates personal elements such as photos. Use these tips and resources to combine paper, computer, crafts, and more for diy invitations for parties or do it yourself wedding invitations.

Typeset Spaces Between Characters, Words, and Sentences
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.

Install Downloaded Fonts to Use in Your Software
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.

What is a Booklet and How to Design One
A booklet is a little book with a paper cover and simple binding.

I Can't Use the Fonts I Just Installed. What's Wrong?
Occasionally font installation will hit a snag. Learn how to delete or uninstall fonts, figure out why some fonts aren't behaving properly, and other font troubleshooting tips.

Free Mac Software for Desktop Publishing
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.

Choosing & Registering a Name for Your Design Business
Choosing a business name can be fun and frustrating. To do it right you need to pick a name that you can live with for a long time, reflects the nature of your business, and isn't already being used by the business down the street. Use these ideas.

Naming Your Design Business - Brainstorming and Inspiration
So, how do you decide on a business name? Get ideas from other businesses like yours. Look in your local phone company's Yellow Pages under Desktop Publishing and Graphic Designers for inspiration. Skim through online directory listings for Desktop Publishers too. Not feeling very creative? Use this list to help you brainstorm. Page 2.

Register Your Desktop Publishing Business Name
For most desktop publishers operating as sole proprietors their business name is usually a DBA (doing business as) or assumed name. Get information on registering your business name. Page 3.

What Is the HSV (Hue, Saturation, Value) Color Model?
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).

Four Types of Software for Desktop Publishing
There are four general groups of software for desktop publishing that most designers need -- including the primary page layout program. Explore your options.

Calendar Templates For Business Owners and Workers
Organize your work day or improve your business with these free calendar templates designed with business owners and employees in mind.

Cobalt Color Definition in Desktop Publishing
A silvery gray metal becomes a beautiful blue. And it does come from an actual metal ore.

School Font Handwriting Styles Explained - D'Nealian Blaner-Zoser and Others
This page briefly explains some of the different handwriting styles of cursive and manuscript fonts used to teach handwriting. These are my own explanations in laymen's terms and only covers the main style. There may be variations within each style from some vendors. These are not the only handwriting styles, but the ones I was able to get sufficient information on to describe.

Magazines vs. Newsletters - What is the Difference?
Magazines and newsletters are both serials or periodicals - publications that are published on a regular, recurring schedule for an indefinite period of time. So, how do magazines and newsletters differ from each other? Is their a standard?

How to Use Pull-Quotes in Page Layouts
Used to attract attention, especially in long articles, a pull-quote is a small selection of text

What Color Is Scarlet? (Shades and Symbolism)
A slightly orange-tinted shade of red, scarlet is the color of flames.

What You Need to Design and Publish a Church Newsletter
The basics of any newsletter design applies to church newsletters. But as with any specialized newsletter, the design, layout, and the content should be tailored to your specific audience. Use these resources designed for church newsletters.

Developing Your USP - Unique Selling Point
How to come up with a USP or unique selling point and use it to promote your Desktop Publishing business.

FPO (What It Is and How To Use It in Graphic Design)
Not too common these days with software and digital printing but you might run into some For Position Only images in a layout. Templates often have FPO images too.

Binding Tips - The Right Binding Saves Time and Money and Increase Durability
The binding method you choose depends on both the intended purpose of the document and your budget. Discuss the appropriate methods with your client (if applicable) and your printer before beginning a project. Page 2.

How to Use Alignment in Page Layout
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.

Write, Design, Publish or Self-Publish Books
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.

What Color Is Violet? - With Helpful Infographic
A color of the rainbow, violet is a bluish purple... Get the codes for more violet colors and learn it's symbolism.

Desktop Publishing Software - The Big List
In alphabetical order, desktop publishing software in 2010. This really big list includes professional, business, and consumer products for page layout and specialty tasks such as greeting cards and business cards and newsletters.

Desktop Publishing Software - The Big List
In alphabetical order, desktop publishing software in 2010. This really big list includes professional, business, and consumer products for page layout and specialty tasks such as greeting cards and business cards and newsletters.

Desktop Publishing Software - The Big List
In alphabetical order, desktop publishing software in 2010. This really big list includes professional, business, and consumer products for page layout and specialty tasks such as greeting cards and business cards and newsletters.

Desktop Publishing Software - The Big List
In alphabetical order, desktop publishing software in 2010. This really big list includes professional, business, and consumer products for page layout and specialty tasks such as greeting cards and business cards and newsletters.

Desktop Publishing Software - The Big List
In alphabetical order, desktop publishing software in 2010. This really big list includes professional, business, and consumer products for page layout and specialty tasks such as greeting cards and business cards and newsletters.

Desktop Publishing Software - The Big List
In alphabetical order, desktop publishing software in 2010. This really big list includes professional, business, and consumer products for page layout and specialty tasks such as greeting cards and business cards and newsletters.

DIY Greeting Cards for Holidays and Special Occasions
There are many reasons to choose diy greeting cards over store-bought versions including cost and personalization. You can save money by designing them yourself. You can create a more personalized greeting card that expresses who you are, fits a specific theme, or incorporates personal elements such as photos. Use these tips and resources to combine paper, computer, crafts, and more for diy greeting cards for Christmas cards, birthday cards, thinking of you cards, and any other holiday or special occasion.

Understanding Paper Brightness
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.

How to Design Your Ad Page for a Good Layout
Design a good ad using the Ogilvy method in your page layout so that your advertisement can have maximum visibility and readability.

TraceFont - Tracing School Font for Teachers
Very similar to the Peterson Directed Handwriting style, this basic dotted line font contains no punctuation. It is designed specifically for preschoolers and works best at very large sizes that they can more easily trace.

How to Use Bold Fonts Effectively in Page Layout
One way to grab attention in a sea of words is to set some text in bold fonts. It is heavier, darker than regular type. Bold fonts are used for emphasis to make certain words and phrases stand out from surrounding text.

Slab Serif Western Fonts for WANTED Posters
Make your own WANTED posters using free slab serif Western Fonts.

What Color is Blood Red and What is its Symbolism?
Blood red is supposed to represent the color of human blood. It's not usually a bright red either. Want your Halloween to be truely gruesome? Use the right color of blood.

Bleed (What It Is and How To Use It In Graphic Design)
When any image or element on a page touches the edge of the page leaving no margin it is said to bleed off the page. There are specific requirements for creating bleeds in page layout.

Identify the Elements of Design Used in Your Layouts
The elements of design are the building blocks of all designs, chosen to convey the message — beyond the actual words or photos used. Desktop publishing documents utilize the five elements of design : lines | shapes | mass | texture | color.

Mood Board Benefits for Desktop Publishing & Graphic Design
You know how they say a picture is worth a thousand words? Perhaps a mood board is worth a thousand questions? Discover how to create and use them.

Typography - Desktop Publishing Glossary Definition
Typography is sometimes seen as encompassing many separate fields. Learn what typography means today.

Getting Rid of and Managing Fonts in Windows
Font overload can slow down a computer or cause it to behave strangely. With some programs it can become even impossible to find the one font you need.

Designing Book Jackets
Covering for books also known as a dust cover or wrapper, the book jacket may be designed in connection with or independent of the book design.

How to Start a Freelance Desktop Publishing Business
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.

Symmetrical Balance - How to Use It in Graphic Design
Visually the same side to side or top to bottom, symmetrical designs are almost like mirror images when you fold them in half. In some cases, it's the right choice for a page layout.

What Color is Navy and What is its Symbolism?
Deep, dark, almost black, blue. Navy shares the formal attributes of blue and black.

What Color is Vermilion and What Does It Symbolize?
Orange-red from cinnabar, a mineral. You might see it spelled as vermillion.

# Number Sign - What It Is and How To Use It
This pound sign has nothing to do with money.

Make a Statement with Oversized Christmas Gift Tags
Try one of these free PDF templates of oversized Christmas gift tags.

Chartreuse - Color Definition and Examples
Named for French liqueurs, chartreuse is a yellow-green that ranges from the color of broccoli's stem or grass or a bright or dull shade of green-tinged yellow.

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

Arm - Type Anatomy Definition
Cross your arms, or not. Discover what part of a letter is the arm and how it is similiar and different from a crossbar and cross stroke.

What is a Finial as Used in Typography
Get the definition and illustration for finials.

RFP as Used in Desktop Publishing and Graphic Design
If you receive an RFP from a company do you know what you're getting? Find out what a request for proposal involves for desktop publishers or graphic designers.

How to Add White Space to a Page Layout
White space is an important principle of design missing from the page layouts of many novices. Part of the problem is they don't where to add this all-important nothingness.

How to Not Get Paid for Your Desktop Publishing Time and Talents
If you're in the design business you expect to get paid. However, some designers don't get paid or get paid much less than they deserve and it's nobody's fault but their own.

Bible Paper is Used for Printing Many Kinds of Books
Bible paper is a lightweight but long-life printing paper. It gets its name (you guessed it) from its typical use in printing Bibles. But that's not all!

Rotate and Reflect: Spin & Flip Your Text & Graphics
When do you your rotate and when do you reflect? Learn how each of these operations work in your desktop publishing software.

Halloween Dingbat Fonts - Halloween Clip Art in Digital Font Form
Dingbat fonts are like a little mini-clip art collection. These free TrueType dingbat fonts of ghosts, ghouls, monsters, and other Halloween pictures provide dozens of holiday images from the scary to the goofy. Page 2.

Free Halloween Clip Art and Halloween Iron On Transfer Images
These Halloween clip art images are primarily designed for use on the Web. You can try printing them, but the results may not be great (but it doesn't hurt to try). I drew all these images several years ago. Page 3.

What is Spot Varnish as Used in Desktop Publishng
A clear coating in just a spot or two can make a design stand out.

What is InDesign
Page layout software from Adobe, most used by professional graphic designers.

A Good Reputation is an Important Business Tool for Designers
It's ok to remind yourself and others that you are the expert. Use feng shui in your workspace to attract fame and enhance your reputation with others.

Seek Helpful People to Build Your Design Business
Remind yourself that you need others in your business life by using feng shui to enhance your creative workspace.

Defining Acid Free Paper as Used in Desktop Publishing
Acids in paper can harm whatever comes in contact with the paper. Acid free paper helps to prolong the life of a project.

What is Coated Paper?
Paper coated with clay or other substances usually produces sharper images than uncoated paper.

Imposition - As Used in Desktop Publishing?
Putting pages in order for printing...

What is a Pasteboard as Used in Desktop Publishing Software
Pasteboard - holding area for documents, text, and graphics...

Find a Desktop Publishing or Graphic Design Mentor
Mentors play an important part in learning design and building a desktop publishing (or any kind of) business. Incorporate your influencers when creating a healthy workspace using feng shui.

Create an Atmosphere of Learning in Your Desktop Publishing Office With Feng Shui
By creating a graphic design or desktop publishing workspace that is conducive to learning you can build your business and produce better design projects for clients, employers, or yourself.

Create a Healthy Workspace For Your Desktop Publishing
You can increase your productivity, do better graphic design, and build your business by using feng shui to create a healthy office space.

Balance (What It Is and How To Use It In Page Layout)
Balance is a principle of graphic design that places elements on the page so that text and graphics are evenly distributed. Learn the 3 primary types of balance used in desktop publishing.

What is a Desktop Publisher??
Someone who does desktop publishing is the very short answer. But there's more to it than that, especially if you aren't entirely sure what desktop publishing involves. Find out here.

Card Stock - Definition
Thick paper for cards and more. Learn more about its use.

How to Format Headlines
Whether or not you are the one writing headlines, as a designer learn how to format better headlines.

Grouping Elements of a Page Layout
Grouping is a way of creating order, a visual hierarchy, and interest when doing page layout in print or on screen.

Abbreviations, Acronyms to Know for Graphic Design
There are a lot of terms important to desktop publishing. Some of them aren't actual words but rather letters, abbreviations. Some are need to know. Some are nice to know. How much of this abbreviated desktop publishing terminology do you know?

Abbreviations, Acronyms to Know for Graphic Design
There are a lot of terms important to desktop publishing. Some of them aren't actual words but rather letters, abbreviations. Some are need to know. Some are nice to know. How much of this abbreviated desktop publishing terminology do you know?

Abbreviations, Acronyms to Know for Graphic Design
There are a lot of terms important to desktop publishing. Some of them aren't actual words but rather letters, abbreviations. Some are need to know. Some are nice to know. How much of this abbreviated desktop publishing terminology do you know?

Solidus/Forward Slash - What Is It and How Is It Used?
Most commonly referred to as slash or forward slash, its proper name is either solidus and sometimes referred to as virgule depending on use.

Business Forms and the Role of Desktop Publishing
Businesses and organizations use forms of all kinds. Some are for customers, such as invoices. Some forms are for employees such as job applications and performance reviews. Somebody has to design all those business forms.

5 Easy Ways to Get Color Without a Color Printer
When you don't have a color printer you may think that everything you do has to be in black and white. Not so. There are some easy ways to get colorful designs even from a black and white laser printer.

Freelance Design Contract for Desktop Publishing Business
Contracts are standard operating procedure for businesses and that includes design businesses whether you're doing basic desktop publishing, graphic design, logo design, or Web design. Contracts can see daunting but these simple steps can help you put together a freelance design contract that will help protect you and your clients, avoid mistakes and conflicts, and help you be more professional.

Measuring Paper for Desktop Publishing
For starters, do you know the difference between

Graphic Design Gifts for Designers and Digital Artists
Software and books are always welcome graphic design gifts but there are other options for creative gift-giving when the recipient is a new or experienced graphic designer or digital artist. Get graphic design gift ideas and suggestions for appropriate designer presents.

Where Is Desktop Publishing Used?
What Kinds of Businesses and Organizations Use Desktop Publishing? Desktop publishing software can be found in both graphic design firms and other types of businesses of all sizes, homes, schools, quick copy centers...

Common Keyboard Symbols Definitions, Uses and Styles
Explore the styles and usage for common keyboard symbols such as the at sign, asterisk, backslash, and hyphen.

Keyboard Slash Symbol Description and Uses
Explore the styles and usage for common keyboard symbols such as the at sign, asterisk, backslash, and hyphen.

Apostrophe - Definition and Uses for the Apostrophe
Explore the styles and usage for common keyboard symbols such as the at sign, asterisk, backslash, and hyphen.

Asterisk - Description and Usage of the Asterisk
Explore the styles and usage for common keyboard symbols such as the at sign, asterisk, backslash, and hyphen.

At Sign - Description and Usage
Explore the styles and usage for common keyboard symbols such as the at sign, asterisk, backslash, and hyphen.

Dash - Description and Usage for Dashes - Hyphen, En Dash, Em Dash
Explore the styles and usage for common keyboard symbols such as the at sign, asterisk, backslash, and hyphen.

Dollar Sign - Description and Uses for the Dollar Sign
Explore the styles and usage for common keyboard symbols such as the at sign, asterisk, backslash, and hyphen.

Exclamation - Description and Usage for the Exclamation Mark
Explore the styles and usage for common keyboard symbols such as the at sign, asterisk, backslash, and hyphen.

Description and Usage for "#," the Number or Pound Sign
Explore the styles and usage for common keyboard symbols such as the at sign, asterisk, backslash, and hyphen.

Quotation Mark - Description and Usage of Double Quotation Marks
Explore the styles and usage for common keyboard symbols such as the at sign, asterisk, backslash, and hyphen.

British Pound Symbol (£) in Desktop Publishing
The currency symbol for British Sterling is the pound symbol that looks like a cursive capital L with a horizontal crossbar.

How To Learn to Use Desktop Publishing Software
Desktop publishing software doesn't work in the same way as word processing software. It's different from graphics software. From setting up a basic document to complicated arrangements of text and graphics, learn how to use desktop publishing software by following this step-by-step plan.

Standard Styles of Flaps on Envelopes Illustrated
The parts of an envelope that are folded, overlapped, and sealed to enclose the contents are called flaps.

What Is Digital Proof in Desktop Publishing?
There are several types of digital proofing methods including soft digital proofs and hard digital proofs.

How to Set Up Certificate Template in Microsoft Word
Before inserting the certificate template, get your page orientation and margins set up.

Best Colors for Wedding Invitations
You can use any colors you want but if you want to stick with traditional or romantic color choices, try these.

Lesson Plan 2 - Create a Brochure Describing a Place
Using brochure design to enhance learning in the K-12 Classroom is the focus of this lesson plan. Create a brochure about a place or organization that informs, educates, or persuades. The brochure is not an indepth study of a topic but it should give enough information to grab and keep the readers interest from start to finish.

Measuring Resolution Inch by Inch
Understanding the differences and use of samples, pixels, dots, and lines in image resolution, scanning, display, and printing. Learn more about SPI, PPI, DPI, and LPI.

Free Typewriter Fonts
Make your computer mimic an old typewriter. Links to pages where you can download crisp and clean or distressed and grungy typewriter fonts.

Types of Halftones and Their Uses in Desktop Publishing
Images made up of a series of dots in a specific pattern that simulates the look of a continuous tone image. Another term for halftoning is dithering.

How Much Do I Charge to Design a Newsletter?
What should I charge for writing, designing, or publishing a newsletter? How do I set a price?

Do Logo Design or Create Graphics With Basic Shapes
Start your logo design or custom illustration with simple shapes and build from there.

Use Simple Lines in Logo Design and Custom Illustrations
Draw a line. Straight lines, curves, thick or thin or dotted lines can be the basis of many logo designs and illustrations.

Use Shapes in Logo Design and Custom Illustrations
Start with a circle, a triangle, a square. Build logos and custom illustrations from the most basic shapes.

Put Lines and Shapes Together in Logo Design and Custom Illustrations
Mix basic lines and shapes into complex or simple logos and illustrations.

Desktop Publishing: Get a Deposit From Your Clients
Requesting a deposit from clients is standard practice for designers. While some clients might balk, never apologize or become defensive. Simply explain.

Add Personalized Text to Certificate Template in Word
For this portion of the tutorial on creating a certificate of recognition in Word 2010 you'll be added several text boxes and formatting the text in those boxes.

Pull-Quote: What It Is & Its Use in Desktop Publishing
A specially formatted quote, pulled from a story...

Using the Zoom Tools in Adobe InDesign
In the Publication Window of InDesign you'll find the Zoom buttons and related tools in the following locations: Magnfying Glass in the Tools palette; Current magnification field in the lower left corner; Magnification pop-up menu next to current magnification field.

How an Envelope is Constructed Step 1
The style of envelope you choose for your desktop publishing projects may be dictated by the type of mailing and whether or not you'll be using automated equipment to insert the envelope contents. Learn the basics of flaps, seams, and envelope openings.

Envelope Seams - Three Basic Types of Seams on Envelopes Illustrated
The seams are the edges where the envelope flaps meet and overlap. The style of flaps determines the type of seams.

Envelope Openings Illustrated
Envelopes have one side left open and unsealed for inserting material. Non-square envelopes are either open end or open side.

Envelope Styles
Although envelopes can be custom-ordered any almost any size, there are numerous standard sizes.

Desktop Publishing Basics and Projects Guide
At its most basic level, desktop publishing is taking some text and some graphics and mixing them together on a page then publishing that page in the form of or as part of a flier, brochure, newsletter, greeting card, annual report, business card, or other common (and uncommon) desktop publishing projects. In practice, there is much more to learn in order to do desktop publishing.

Jumplines (Continuation Lines) Tips and Examples
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.

Multiple Monitors - How to Put Them to Good Use
Multiple monitors can enhance your productivity, making them useful to designers and others. Consider these scenarios that utilize the expanded view.

Desktop Publishing: Base 14 Fonts - Definition
Base 14 Fonts are specific common Type 1 fonts installed as a part of the Adobe Acrobat installation.

What Is a Logo?
Word, symbol, or both that represents an organization or individual...

Dollar Sign - Currency Symbol for US & Other Countries
Currency symbol, programming symbol...

Blank Candy Wrapper Templates for Microsoft Publisher
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.

Defining Old Style, Lining, and Tabular Figures
Depending on the font you may be able to pick and choose proportional or monospaced numbers that line up on the baseline or that mimic the look of text with ascenders and descenders.

Designing with Old Style, Lining, Proportional, and Tabular Figures
While Old Style figures blend well in paragraphs of text, tabular figures work best when you want your numbers to line up in columns.

Accessing OpenType Number Forms in Adobe InDesign and QuarkXPress
The OpenType palette in InDesign or QuarkXPress lets you pick the number style you want (if it's available in that font).

Accessing OpenType Number Forms in Microsoft Publisher and Word 2010
When OpenType features are available, including number styles, add them to your Publisher and Word documents.

Accessing OpenType Number Forms in Serif PagePlus
When OpenType number styles are available, apply them to your PagePlus documents.

Best Web App or Online Service for Desktop Publishing?
Tell us about your favorite Web application or online service for use by designers.

How Is a Graph Used in Desktop Publishing?
Data symbolically... Desktop Publishing.

The Eyedropper (Sample Color) Tool in Microsoft Publisher
When you use the eyedropper tool to sample colors you can create new color palettes from the colors in clip art or text already in your document. Learn how it works in Microsoft Publisher

Use the Eyedropper to Apply Sampled Colors to Other Objects in Microsoft Publisher
After sampling several colors you can then use those colors on other objects and text for a cohesive look.

Transitional Typefaces
Baskerville, an example of Transitional type, was a favorite of Benjamin Franklin.

How to Do Digital Printing
Digital printing can be done at home or commercially. The most familiar example of digital printing for most people is using a desktop inkjet printer. For larger quantities and even better quality, use commercial digital printing.

Getting Good Color Printing - Color Preparation
Photographs can contain millions of colors. But most desktop printers and printing presses can only print a handful of ink colors. So how do you get all those brilliant colors of a photograph with only a few inks? Even if you only have one or two colors for graphics or text, color printing takes special preparation whether you use a desktop printer or a printing press.

Traditional and Digital Drawing Advice for Beginners
Learn how to draw, jazz up your doodles and sketches. Create your own original artwork for your desktop publishing documents and Web pages with these easy to follow lessons on how to draw people (including how to draw stick figures), animals, and objects with or without a computer.

DIY Student ID Card Project: Getting Started
A good basic ID card takes only minutes to create but you can spend a lot more time doing it over, making changes, and perfecting your creation. Here's the before and after versions of a basic homeschool student ID card created in The Print Shop Deluxe. Learn about other software for creating school projects and get tips on student ID card design.

New Version: Kept Some Elements, Changed Others
A good basic ID card takes only minutes to create but you can spend a lot more time doing it over, making changes, and perfecting your creation. Here's the before and after versions of a basic homeschool student ID card created in The Print Shop Deluxe. Learn about other software for creating school projects and get tips on student ID card design.

School ID Card - Alternate Makeover Version of a School ID Card Project
A good basic ID card takes only minutes to create but you can spend a lot more time doing it over, making changes, and perfecting your creation. Here's the before and after versions of a basic homeschool student ID card created in The Print Shop Deluxe. Learn about other software for creating school projects and get tips on student ID card design.

Homeschool Student ID Card Project
A good basic ID card takes only minutes to create but you can spend a lot more time doing it over, making changes, and perfecting your creation. Here's the before and after versions of a basic homeschool student ID card created in The Print Shop Deluxe. Learn about other software for creating school projects and get tips on student ID card design.

School ID Card - Before and After Versions of a School ID Card Project
A good basic ID card takes only minutes to create but you can spend a lot more time doing it over, making changes, and perfecting your creation. Here's the before and after versions of a basic homeschool student ID card created in The Print Shop Deluxe. Learn about other software for creating school projects and get tips on student ID card design.

Use Egyptian Hieroglyphics with Free & Commercial Fonts
There are a variety of free and commercial hieroglyph symbol fonts that contain Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs and other types of hieroglyphic writing systems.

What Is a Bowl as Used in Desktop Publishing?
Bowl - The curved part of the character that encloses the circular or curved parts of some letters...

How to Get Office Graphics Into Page Layout Software
Charts and graphs created in programs such as Microsoft Office are not usually immediately usable in desktop publishing applications. They require an intermediate stop in a graphics drawing application when going from spreadsheet or word processor to page layout program.

Taxes for Freelance Desktop Publishing Businesses
Isn't there a saying about death and taxes? Well, whatever the adage it is true that if you own your own business you must deal with taxes. Although paying your personal income tax may be nothing new, dealing with business expenses and deductions, paperwork for business taxes, paying quarterly taxes and sales taxes for businesses can be a little overwhelming at first.

Business Expenses & Deductions for Freelance Designers
If most of us had to pay taxes on the full amount of our income, we might have very little incentive to stay in business. However, there is relief in the form of deductible expenses. Page 2.

State and Federal Income Taxes for Freelance Desktop Publishing Businesses - Self-Employment Tax
How you calculate and pay your income tax to the US government depends on the form of your business: sole proprietorship, general partnership, limited liability company, s-corporation, or corporation. Sole proprietorship is probably the most common form for small home-based businesses. Page 3.

Sales Taxes - Desktop Publishing Businesses and Paying Taxes on Goods and Services - US Sales Tax - GST HST Canada
The services and tangible products created by a desktop publishing business may or may not be subject to sales taxes. It all depends on where you live. Page 5.

Quarterly Taxes for a Desktop Publishing Business - Paying Estimated Income Taxes - Why and How
The IRS calls the federal income tax a pay-as-you-go tax. As an employee you usually have taxes withheld from each paycheck throughout the year. As a self-employed business person you are responsible for paying taxes throughout the year. The IRS calls these Estimated Taxes. They are also commonly referred to as Quarterly Taxes because they are paid four times a year. Page 4.

Printing With Bleed Allowance in Publisher 2010
Creating a bleed allowance for all objects that extend to the document's edge gives you some wiggle room when printing and trimming.

Set Up Bleed in Publisher 2010
Here's how and why to create a bleed allowance in Publisher 2010.

Printing Without Bleed Allowance in Microsoft Publisher
If you don't extend certain elements off the edge of the document you could end up with your printed pages being out-of-whack.

Enlarge Everything to create a Bleed Allowance
One way to extend objects off the edge of the page is just to enlarge everything.

Enlarge Selectively to Create Bleed Allowance
Careful re-sizing of objects to create a bleed allowance can produce better results.

How to Create a Desktop Publishing Document
To create a desktop document using desktop publishing techniques involves 6 areas. Learning how to do desktop publishing is presented step-by-step through tutorials on design, setup, text, images, file preparation, and printing.

What are Clashing Colors, especially in Print Design?
Opposites that attract attention is one way to describe clashing colors. It's not necessarily a bad thing either.

How to Specify Spot Varnish in a Digital File
Spot varnish applied is all over or to only specific areas of a printed piece is used to create a special appearance or special effect. It can make a photograph pop off the page, highlight drop caps, or create texture and subtle, colorless images on the page whether you use glossy or matte varnish. In page layout software, spot varnish is specified as an overprinting spot color.

What is Letter Size Paper and Publications?
Learn what the dimensions of letter size are as used in desktop publishing. Find out how letter size relates to paper and publications.

Fine-tune Your Line Endings - Eliminating Widows and Orphans
Software settings can do some of the work but don't rely solely on your computer. There are several ways to adjust widows and orphans in your documents. You may use multiple methods in a single project. Page 2.

Widows & Orphans - Identify and Fine-Tune Line Endings
In desktop publishing, widows and orphans are those words or short phrases at the end or beginning of paragraphs that are left to sit alone at the top or bottom of a column separated from the rest of the paragraph. Learn how to fine-tune your line endings for better appearance and readability.

Physical Parts of a CD and Their Effect on Design
The individual parts of a compact disc provide unique graphic design challenges and opportunities for desktop publishers and designers. In this article we dissect a compact disc and analyze its manufactured anatomy, explaining how the different parts will affect your disc design. Knowing the medium you are designing for helps prevent unwelcome surprises in the final product. by Eric Fritz

Ascender - Type Anatomy Glossary
Which way does the ascender go and what is its significance? Find out.

Adobe InDesign Work Area
Take a walk through the Adobe InDesign work area.

Adobe InDesign Contextual Menus
Contextual Menus show up in Adobe InDesign when you right + click (Windows) or Control + click (Mac Os) on objects in your layout.

Adobe InDesign - The Menu Bar
You access all of the functions of InDesign through the Menu Bar.

Adobe InDesign Control Palette
By default the InDesign control palette is docked at the top of the screen but you can drag it and make it float if you want to, or even dock it on the bottom of your screen. The contents of InDesign control palette changes depending on what tool you are using or what you are doing.

Adobe InDesign Control Palette, Part 2
By default the InDesign control palette is docked at the top of the screen but you can change where and how it appears. The contents of the InDesign control palette changes depending on what tool you are using or what you are doing.

Adobe InDesign Palettes, Part 1
The palettes in InDesign are all under the Window Menu. You will find some that all of the palettes related to type are also under the Type Menu. These palettes control text, layers, links, colors, and other attributes.

Adobe InDesign Palettes, Part 2
Palettes in InDesign are all under the Window Menu. You will find some that the palettes related to type are also under the Type Menu. These palettes control text, layers, links, colors, and other attributes.

Adobe InDesign Tools Palette
You will use the InDesign tools palette quite a lot.If you move the cursor of your mouse on top of each tool their name will appear.

Adobe InDesign Tools Palette Swatches, Part 1
Further down in the InDesign Tools Palette are the swatches -- you can assign colours to items on your page through these. You can see the fill colour and the stroke colour.

Adobe InDesign Tools Palette Swatches, Part 2
Within the InDesign Tools Palette are the swatches -- you can assign colours to items on your page through these. You can see the fill colour and the stroke colour.

Best Fonts for Resumes
As a designer armed with a massive arsenal of typefaces it can be tempting to go all out, even on a resume. Don't do it. Save that fancy font work for the brochures, ads, business cards, and newsletters you create.

Page Layout & Desktop Publishing Techniques & Tutorials
Beyond the basics of combining text and images are the specific tasks and techniques involved in creating readable, effective page layouts. Learn the stages of a desktop publishing projects, how to work with text and graphics, and how to produce complex content for multiple uses.