Desktop Publishing Sitemap - Page 5 2016-09-26

Using Tab Delimited Text Files in Desktop Publishing
Tab delimited files are one way to import and place data that is arranged in rows and columns, such as tables and spreadsheets. You'll still lose font formatting and colors, but you'll retain the grid-like layout of your work.

Collaterals as a Niche of Desktop Publishing
Collaterals is a catch-all term for various pieces that companies use to promote themselves. Brochures and fliers are common collaterals created using desktop publishing.

Do I Have to Give a Client My Original Digital Files?
I finished a project for a client and now he is asking me to turn over all the digital copies of the work I did, the original application files and graphics. If I did that, couldn't he just take all my digital files to another designer and cut me out of the loop when he needs additional work done?

Drop vs. Cast Shadows - Graphic Design Functions
When light strikes an object, the objects casts a shadow in the opposite direction of the light source. In graphic design, fake shadows from an imaginary light source add interest and realism to the printed page. Drop shadows and cast shadows or perspective shadows are commonly used devices to enhance the appearance of objects and text in a page layout.

Collection of Quotations on Typography
In others words... the meaning and purpose of typography in pithy little quotes.

Digital Prepress vs. Traditional Prepress
While design, document preparation, prepress, and printing can be viewed as separate areas, they are all intertwined. Prepress, using traditional methods or digital prepress, encompasses the entire process of taking a document from an idea to a final product.

RIP - Raster Image Processing - How to Fix Errors
In desktop publishing, RIP raster image processing [verb] or raster image processor [noun] is the process and the means of turning vector digital information such as a PostScript file into a high-resolution raster image.

RIP Errors and Fixes
Raster image processing can fail for many reasons. Large file sizes can slow down the processing. Insufficient memory can keep large files from printing. Corrupt fonts and graphics, errors in the PostScript code, and other corrupted data can cause the RIP to fail. An incompatibility between the applications you are using and the RIP hardware or software can keep error-free files from printing. Page 2.

OpenType Fonts and Their Role in Desktop Publishing
One of the problems of sharing files cross-platform is font incompatibility. OpenType fonts are Adobe and Microsoft's solution to font sharing. Discover how OpenType fonts differ from other font technologies.

Defining Script - a Style of Type
Script styles are based on handwriting and may be formal or informal.

Combine and Weld Objects with CorelDRAW 7
Learn how to combine multiple objects into one object, a necessary task for fonts and other graphics projects. Specific commands apply to CorelDRAW 7 but the techniques can apply to other similar drawing programs as well.

Combine and Weld with CorelDRAW or Other Vector Graphics Software - Combine and Weld Objects for Fonts and Graphics
Learn how to combine multiple objects into one object, a necessary task for fonts and other graphics projects. Specific commands apply to CorelDRAW 7 but the techniques can apply to other similar drawing programs as well.

Combine and Weld with CorelDRAW or Other Vector Graphics Software - Combine and Weld Objects for Fonts and Graphics
Learn how to combine multiple objects into one object, a necessary task for fonts and other graphics projects. Specific commands apply to CorelDRAW 7 but the techniques can apply to other similar drawing programs as well.

Combine and Weld with CorelDRAW or Other Vector Graphics Software - Combine and Weld Objects for Fonts and Graphics
Learn how to combine multiple objects into one object, a necessary task for fonts and other graphics projects. Specific commands apply to CorelDRAW 7 but the techniques can apply to other similar drawing programs as well.

Combine and Weld with CorelDRAW or Other Vector Graphics Software - Combine and Weld Objects for Fonts and Graphics
Learn how to combine multiple objects into one object, a necessary task for fonts and other graphics projects. Specific commands apply to CorelDRAW 7 but the techniques can apply to other similar drawing programs as well.

The Swatches Palette in InDesign CS - None and Paper Options - Adobe InDesign Basics
The Swatches palette goes hand in hand with the Colour palette. It can make working in Adobe InDesign easier and faster by allowing you to record frequently used color combinations.

The Swatches Palette in InDesign CS - Working with Color - Adobe InDesign Basics
The Swatches palette goes hand in hand with the Colour palette. It can make working in Adobe InDesign easier and faster by allowing you to record frequently used color combinations.

The Swatches Palette in InDesign CS - Working with Color - Adobe InDesign Basics
The Swatches palette goes hand in hand with the Colour palette. It can make working in Adobe InDesign easier and faster by allowing you to record frequently used color combinations.

The Swatches Palette in InDesign CS - Working with Color - Adobe InDesign Basics
The Swatches palette goes hand in hand with the Colour palette. It can make working in Adobe InDesign easier and faster by allowing you to record frequently used color combinations.

The Swatches Palette in InDesign CS - Working with Color - Adobe InDesign Basics
The Swatches palette goes hand in hand with the Colour palette. It can make working in Adobe InDesign easier and faster by allowing you to record frequently used color combinations.

The Swatches Palette in InDesign CS - Working with Color - Adobe InDesign Basics
The Swatches palette goes hand in hand with the Colour palette. It can make working in Adobe InDesign easier and faster by allowing you to record frequently used color combinations.

The Swatches Palette in InDesign CS - Working with Color - Adobe InDesign Basics
The Swatches palette goes hand in hand with the Colour palette. It can make working in Adobe InDesign easier and faster by allowing you to record frequently used color combinations.

Color Swatches Palette in Adobe InDesign
The Swatches palette goes hand in hand with the Colour palette. It can make working in Adobe InDesign easier and faster by allowing you to record frequently used color combinations.

Print Design vs. Web Design
Although desktop publishing and Web design have a common ancestry, they aren't the same. Yes, there are certain similarities -- such as text, graphics, color, page composition, and the need for clear navigation -- but Web design has it's own set of challenges and design parameters. Discover the difference between Web design and print.

Design and Use of Page Numbers in Desktop Publishing
Don't let page numbers be an afterthought. Functional, yes, but make page numbers an interesting part of your overall design as well. Get tips on where to put and how to format page numbers and how to do automatic page numbering in popular desktkop publishing software.

Freelance Design Contract Clauses Dealing with Project Estimates and Payment Terms
The client needs to know how much they will be spending and you need to know that you're going to get paid. Avoid surprises for both of you by putting money matters in writing. The freelance design contract lists known expenses such as your estimate and required deposits as well as provides for payment of other types of expenses that may come up in the normal course of a project. It should also spell out how and when you will get paid. Page 3.

Freelance Design Contracts - Ownership and Copyright
Who owns the work you do? If a project is cancelled does the client have rights to what you've completed up to that point? It all depends on what you and the client agree to in the freelance design contract. Page 4.

Project Description and Terms of Delivery for Freelance Design Contracts
Your freelance design contract is an agreement between you, the designer, and your client to provide design and desktop publishing services. You and the client need to be in agreement as to exactly what specific services you are providing and when you'll finish the job. Substantial changes to the project description after work begins may require a new contract. Page 2.

How to Use Pictures of People in Desktop Publishing
Pictures of people may be used to illustrate a concept or to identify and recognize specific persons such as employees, award-winners, and newsmakers. Whether utilizing pictures of real people or artwork that represents types of people, there are certain guidelines that will enhance the use of people pictures in Web and print work.

Form and Function in Design and Publishing
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 Write Effective Headlines (Copywriting Tips)
The job of the headline is to get attention. A good headline makes the reader want to find out more by reading the article, brochure, or ad.

Using Reversed Type Treatments in Desktop Publishing
Here are ways to use reversed type as well as what to avoid when setting text in reversed type.

How Does Offset Printing Differ From Desktop Printing?
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.

Create a Gold Seal With Ribbons in MS Word
A couple of basic shapes, some gold fill and you've got the start of a nice seal to plop on a certificate or other document.

Add Text to the Gold Seal
A plain seal is OK but add text to make it special. Use text on a path to follow the shape of the seal.

Add Some Ribbons to the Gold Seal
A gold seal by itself is fine but some simple ribbons make it really stand out. Here's how to make them.

Typing Diacriticals (PC/ Mac/ HTML) Accent Marks Chart
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.

Asymmetrical Balance - How to Use It in Graphic Design
There are several types of balance, including asymmetrical. Discover how to use this type of off-center design layout.

Use Cold Calling as a Freelance Designer
Cold calling still works for getting business. Learn how to do effective cold calling in person or on the phone.

Publishing Lesson Plan: Process Description Brochure
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.

Draw a Heart With Windows 7 Paint - How to Use the Curve Line Tool to Draw a Heart with Windows Paint 7.
Make your own funky hearts and other curved shapes with the curved line tool in Windows 7 Paint.

How to Draw a Heart With Windows 7 Paint
Make your own funky hearts and other curved shapes with the curved line tool in Windows 7 Paint.

Draw a Heart With Windows 7 Paint - How to Use the Curve Line Tool to Draw a Heart with Windows Paint 7.
Make your own funky hearts and other curved shapes with the curved line tool in Windows 7 Paint.

Draw a Heart With Windows 7 Paint - How to Use the Curve Line Tool to Draw a Heart with Windows Paint 7.
Make your own funky hearts and other curved shapes with the curved line tool in Windows 7 Paint.

Draw a Heart With Windows 7 Paint - How to Use the Curve Line Tool to Draw a Heart with Windows Paint 7.
Make your own funky hearts and other curved shapes with the curved line tool in Windows 7 Paint.

Draw a Heart With Windows 7 Paint - How to Use the Curve Line Tool to Draw a Heart with Windows Paint 7.
Make your own funky hearts and other curved shapes with the curved line tool in Windows 7 Paint.

Draw a Heart With Windows 7 Paint - How to Use the Curve Line Tool to Draw a Heart with Windows Paint 7.
Make your own funky hearts and other curved shapes with the curved line tool in Windows 7 Paint.

Draw a Heart With Windows 7 Paint - How to Use the Curve Line Tool to Draw a Heart with Windows Paint 7.
Make your own funky hearts and other curved shapes with the curved line tool in Windows 7 Paint.

Draw a Heart With Windows 7 Paint - How to Use the Curve Line Tool to Draw a Heart with Windows Paint 7.
Make your own funky hearts and other curved shapes with the curved line tool in Windows 7 Paint.

Draw a Heart With Windows 7 Paint - How to Use the Curve Line Tool to Draw a Heart with Windows Paint 7.
Make your own funky hearts and other curved shapes with the curved line tool in Windows 7 Paint.

Draw a Heart With Windows 7 Paint - How to Use the Curve Line Tool to Draw a Heart with Windows Paint 7.
Make your own funky hearts and other curved shapes with the curved line tool in Windows 7 Paint.

Composite vs Pre-Separated PostScript or PDF
Your PostScript or PDF color separations can take two primary forms: composite or pre-separated. Which you use can depend on your software, the colors used, and the software or RIP used by your printer or service bureau.

Use Italics Fonts Effectively in Text Composition
The italics version of a normal roman (upright) typeface has characters designed specifically to slant to the right. Use italics to create subtle emphasis and to set apart certain names and titles. Italic fonts can also be used to add creative contrast, such as for pull-quotes or initial caps.

Envelope Templates With Artwork (Print and Fold)
These free envelope templates already have artwork, just print and fold. Find decorated envelope templates in Word, Publisher, PDF, GIF, and JPG formats ready to download and print.

What is a Knockout in Graphics, Prepress, and Printing?
No fighting. It's where colors overlap. Learn what a knockout means in desktop publishing and graphic design.

Mood Board - What It Is
Part of the brainstorming in the graphic design process, discover what a mood board is and how to use it in print or Web design.

Deck - Page Layout and Desktop Publishing
One or more lines of text found between the headline and the body of the article...

Differences Between Adobe PostScript Levels 1, 2, & 3
Learn how Adobe PostScript Levels 1, 2, and 3 differ and how these PostScript level differences apply to desktop publishing.

Total Ink Coverage (TIC) in Desktop Publishing Software
Layers of ink laid down in CMYK printing have limits that when exceeded can jeopardize your print job.

What Color Is Azure?- Description and Similar Shades
Between blue and cyan is a sea of azure.

How to Create a PDF File in Acrobat Distiller
A simple how-to on turning a PostScript file into a PDF file using Acrobat Distiller.

Top 4 Things to Do With Desktop Publishing Software
Graphic designers already know why they need desktop publishing software. But what about everyone else? What can you do with the desktop publishing software and techniques if you aren't a professional designer? Here are four things to do with desktop publishing software and recommendations on what software to use.

Color Symbolism for Shades of Red on the Web
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.

What Are Spot Colors in Design and Publishing?
Spot colors are single mixes of ink used in printing. Learn more about spot colors and how to use them, along with examples.

Adobe PageMaker Desktop Publishing Software
Not quite on a par with InDesign or QuarkXPress, Adobe PageMaker is still a professional-level page layout application. Marketed as a small business/enterprise publishing solution, PageMaker outshines the similarly-targeted Microsoft Office Publisher in output but not in price or ease of use.

Defining and Using Dropped Caps
Big letters dropped into a hole in a paragraph of text are the dropped caps form of decorative initial caps.

How to Format and Use a Running Headline
Find out what a running headline is, where it appears, how running headlines are used in desktop publishing and other names for this page element.

Using End Signs in Newsletter Design
Signal the end of articles in your magazine or newsletter design with graphic accents called end signs. Get tips on designing with end signs.

Calibrate a Digital Camera for Better Color Management
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.

St. Patrick's Day Greeting Cards: Free Templates
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.

St. Patrick's Day Greeting Card Template - I Found My Lucky Charm - Side-fold Card
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.

St. Patrick's Day Greeting Card Template - I Found My Lucky Charm - Top-fold Card
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.

Rainbow and Pot o' Gold Quarter-Fold Greeting Card Template - Happy St. Patrick's Day
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.

Craft a St. Patrick's Day Card
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.

Leprechaun Coins Greeting Card Template
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.

Celebrate Green Things - St. Patrick's Day Greeting Card Template
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.

St. Patrick's Day Greeting Card Templates
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.

Valentine's Day Card and Crafts Projects - Make a Valentine's Day Card
Make a card or other decoration for Valentine's Day or for other romantic special occasions using desktop publishing and graphics software.

How Templates Are Used in Desktop Publishing and Graphic Design
While most people may know what a template is, there is a lot of variation in the types of templates used in desktop publishing, graphic design, and Web design.

What Is the Helvetica Font?
A very popular, grotesque font...

What Is Saddle-Stitched in Desktop Publishing?
Folded, nested pages stitched or stapled down the fold create book signatures or nice booklets.

Create a Budget Light Box for Digital Photography
Amateur photographers and desktop publishers can improve their digital photography by making a light tent with nothing more than a cardboard box and tissue paper. Do product shots or photograph things you create for your print or online portfolio.

Step 2: Create an Inexpensive Light Box - Cutting the Cardboard Box
Make this light box for doing digital photography of small objects.

Step 3: Cover Cut-Up Box with Tissue Paper to Make a Light Box
Tissue paper lets soft, diffused light into your cardboard lightbox.

Step 4: Add a background to your cardboard light box for digital photography
Use white, black, or other colors of background in your lightbox.

Photograph Objects in an Inexpensive Light Box or Light Tent for Digital Photography
One way to get better digital photographs is to use a light box. Even one made from a cardboard box works well.

Type Phase: Digital Prepress vs Traditional Prepress
How type preparation and typesetting differs or remains the same when comparing digital to traditional graphic design.

Images Phase: Digital Prepress vs Traditional Prepress
How working with images differs or remains the same when comparing digital to traditional graphic design.

File Prep Phase: Digital Prepress vs Traditional Prepress
How file preparation differs or remains the same when comparing digital to traditional graphic design.

Design Phase: Digital Prepress vs Traditional Prepress
How graphic design differs or remains the same when comparing digital to traditional graphic design.

Proofing Phase: Digital Prepress vs Traditional Prepress
How proofing differs or remains the same when comparing digital to traditional graphic design.

Printing Phase: Digital Prepress vs Traditional Prepress
How printing differs or remains the same when comparing digital to traditional graphic design.

Cut a Perfect 5 Point Star With One Cut Tutorial
Fold your paper in a special way and with one snip of the scissors you'll have a perfect 5 point star to use for crafting projects. There will be lots of scrap paper left over that you can use for other projects - like confetti!

Unfold Little Triangle And Use for Crafts and Decorations | Cut a Perfect 5 Point Star With One Cut
Unfold the small triangle of paper, smooth out the creases.

Start with 8.5 x 10 Inch Paper | Cut a Perfect 5 Point Star With One Cut
Trim an inch off letter size paper to get the right dimensions for cutting a perfect 5 point star in one cut.

The First Fold | Cut a Perfect 5 Point Star With One Cut
Fold your paper in half. Really, that's the first step for your star.

Create Centered Horizontal and Vertical Creases | Cut a Perfect 5 Point Star With One Cut
Fold paper back and forth to create horizontal and vertical creases to serve as guides.

Second Fold is Diagonal | Cut a Perfect 5 Point Star With One Cut
Fold corner A down and across to meet horizontal crease.

#3 Fold Corner Back Partially | Cut a Perfect 5 Point Star With One Cut
Fold corner A back partially on itself.

Fourth Fold is on Corner B | Cut a Perfect 5 Point Star With One Cut
Fold corner B along last fold over top of corner A.

Fifth Fold Turns Corner B Back | Cut a Perfect 5 Point Star With One Cut
Fold corner B back across itself aligning it's top folded edge with previous fold.

Cut 5 Point Star With One Cut Across Folded Paper
Cut off a small triangluar piece from the folded paper to make the star.

DPI Pixels per Inch - Measuring Printer Resolution
Understanding the differences and use of samples, pixels, dots, and lines in image resolution, scanning, display, and printing. Learn more about DPI or dots per inch.

Kill Fees - Cancellation Clause in Freelance Design Contract
The kill fee, rejection fee, or cancellation fee insures that you are paid for all work that you have done up to the time that the client notifies you that they are not going to continue with the design project.

Ideas to Make Your Own Trading Cards
Make your own trading cards for all occasions and purposes. Here are some fun trading card ideas you can make with desktop publishing software.

Spencerian Script Handwriting - Coca-Cola Logo Font
Ever wanted to write in some of the beautiful script styles like you find on very old letters or even more modern examples, such as the classic script of the Coca-Cola logo? You can with these fonts.

Free Microsoft Word Template for Home and Personal Projects
From family calendars to greeting cards to bookmarks and invitations there's probably a template you can download for MS Word.

How to Type Quotes, Apostrophes, and Primes
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.

Use and Create an Ellipsis in Typography
Elliptical periods, more commonly called an ellipsis, indicate the omission of text or an interruption or hesitation. While it is quite common to use three periods, the more typographically desirable way to insert ellipses is to use the ellipsis character available in most fonts or create a custom ellipsis. In both cases, some finetuning of your ellipses is often necessary.

Adobe InDesign CS Basics - Color Modes, Fill & Strokes
The Color Palette in InDesign is where you select the colors for the objects in your document. Learn about its color modes and practice using the colour palette.

The Colour Palette - Working With Colors in InDesign CS - Adobe InDesign Basics
The Color Palette in InDesign is where you select the colors for the objects in your document. Learn about its color modes and practice using the colour palette.

The Colour Palette - Working With Colors in InDesign CS - Adobe InDesign Basics
The Color Palette in InDesign is where you select the colors for the objects in your document. Learn about its color modes and practice using the colour palette.

The Colour Palette - Working With Colors in InDesign CS - Adobe InDesign Basics
The Color Palette in InDesign is where you select the colors for the objects in your document. Learn about its color modes and practice using the colour palette.

The Legalities of Using Pictures of Paper Money
Using illustrations of actual paper currency in whole or in part within marketing materials is quite common. However, to keep on the right side of the law you must be familiar with the legal requirements for reproduction of paper currency for your country. Learn how to use pictures of paper money.

Setting the Options for Character Style Sheets in Adobe InDesign
Set your character style options, that is, how you want the text to look when you apply a certain style.

Changing Character Style Sheet Options for Quick Changes in Adobe InDesign
You can change the look of lots of bits of scattered text by simply changing the style up.

Choosing Printing Processes - Desktop Publishing
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.

Adobe InDesign Basics - How to Set Up Documents
The Document area is where you'll set up your document and start creating your knock-out publications. Get an overview of the parts in this lesson of the Adobe InDesign Basics class and find out what you assignment is.

Using Character Style Sheets in Adobe InDesign
Character Style Sheets can be great time savers for designers especially in the creation of long or multi-page documents. Character Style Sheets are simply recorded format that you can then use in your design at will.

Creating New Character Style Sheets in Adobe InDesign
You can create as many new characters styles as needed for a document.

What You Need to Know Before Buying Inkjet Photo Paper
The variety of photo quality inkjet papers can seem overwhelming. However, there are really only five main differences in all these papers with four of these playing a critical role: brightness, weight, caliper, and finish. Learn how to choose the right paper for your needs based on these criteria and see how a few different types of paper stack up against each other.

The Frame Tools Flyout in Adobe InDesign CS
Draw rectangles, ellipses, and polygons to use as shapes, text frames, or image frames using the various tools in Adobe InDesign.

InDesign CS Frame and Shape Tools
Place an image in a frame using the

Selecting and Resizing Graphics in Adobe InDesign
Change the size of the picture frame by dragging the handles of its bounding box, or change the size of the picture by dragging the handles of the picture.

Resize Graphics With the Control Palette in InDesign
Use the control palette to control graphics size.

Resize Graphics With the Context Menu of InDesign
Yet another way to resize images.

Rectangle Ellipse Polygon Tools - Shape Tools in InDesign
Get ellipse and polygon tools. Desktop Publishing.

Convert Shapes to Frames in InDesign
With InDesign, you can convert shapes created with the Rectangle, Ellipse, or Polygon Tools into either image frames or text frames.

Adobe InDesign Selection, Type, Line Drawing Tools
Take a close look at the first several tools in the Adobe InDesign Tools Palette. Start by learning how to use the selection tools.

The InDesign Line Tool
Draw a straight line with the line tool.

Selecting Objects in a Group in InDesign
Use direct selection to directly act on individuals in grouped objects.

How to Select Objects - InDesign Tools Tips
Let's say you have two overlapping objects. You want to get the object that is below, but you don't want to move the one that is on top.

Selecting Objects in InDesign
Select everything or a few objects.

The InDesign Pen Tool
The basics of using the pen tool for drawing.

SelectTypeDraw - The Type Tool in Adobe InDesign
Use the Type Tool to insert text in your InDesign document. If you look at your Tools palette, you will see that the Type Tool has a flyout window.

The Pencil Tool in Adobe InDesign
Draw with the pencil tool or use its other options.

SelectTypeDraw - The Smooth Tool in Adobe InDesign
Paths can be too jagged and have too many anchor points. The Smooth tool often will take away some of these anchor points and will smooth your paths.

The Erase Tool in Adobe InDesign
The Erase Tool allows you to erase parts of paths which you no longer need. You cannot use this tool with text paths.

Lavender Color Meaning
Lavender has long been a favorite flower and color of genteel ladies. This shade of purple suggests refinement along with grace, elegance, and something special.

Adobe InDesign Document Area - Rulers
Here's how to measure things by the ruler.

Adobe InDesign Document Area - Binding Spine
Set up your spine in InDesign. Desktop Publishing.

InDesign Document Area (Slugs, Bleeds, & the Pasteboard)
Dealing with slugs, bleeds, and other options when setting up a new document.

Create a Certificate of Recognition in Microsoft Word
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.

Can You Identify These Logos and Brands? - Logo Games
How well do you know logos that you see everyday? Test your logo IQ with these logo games and quizzes. How many corporate logos can you identify?

Cursive Handwriting in the United States
How you write now is largely dependent on how you were taught to write way back in grade school, whether you were taught cursive or stuck with printing.

QR Codes and Desktop Publishing
From what they are and how to use them to what to make them do, how to incorporate them into your page layout, and how to turn plain B&W codes into designer QR codes.

Ideas for Using QR Codes for Personal Projects
QR codes aren't just for business use. Try some of these fun ways to create high tech name tags, invitations, and games using Quick Response Codes.

Collections of Free Fax Cover Sheet Templates
Dress up your faxes with a cover sheet using these fax templates. Choose from a large selection of styles in primarily PDF and Word formats.

Collections of Free Fax Cover Sheet Templates
Dress up your faxes with a cover sheet using these fax templates. Choose from a large selection of styles in primarily PDF and Word formats.

Adobe InDesign Tools and Interface Videos
For audio/visual learning, watch these videos on how to perform basic tasks and to get familiar with the basic tools for use in Adobe InDesign. These videos were created by a variety of InDesign experts for About.com.

Adobe InDesign Tutorials on Interface and Tools
These tutorials, aimed primarily at new users, cover the basics of the InDesign work area and basic tools everyone uses.

Adobe InDesign Tools and Interface Videos
For audio/visual learning, watch these videos on how to perform basic tasks and to get familiar with the basic tools for use in Adobe InDesign. These videos were created by a variety of InDesign experts for About.com.

Microsoft PowerPoint Templates for Business Presentations
Here are all kinds of free PowerPoint templates for all kinds of business presentations.

6 Ways to Design a Better Family Holiday Newsletter
Use pretty paper, a newsletter format, fancy fonts, drop caps, and a decorate envelope to send out your family holiday letter this year.

Best Fonts for Desktop Publishing
No matter what type of document you are trying to create, improve it by using the right type of fonts.

Best Fonts for Desktop Publishing
No matter what type of document you are trying to create, improve it by using the right type of fonts.

Arranging the Page
Page layout is desktop publishing. There are hundreds of tasks involved in creating a page layout but first, get a grasp of the big picture and the main components that go into the arrangement of text and images known as page layout or composition.

Components of a Formal Page Layout
When creating official or traditional communications there are certain principles and elements of design that help to reinforce the serious, conservative, or orderly attributes of a formal page layout.

Components of an Informal Page Layout
When creating informal or casual communications there are certain principles and elements of design that help to reinforce the fun or playful, friendly, or relaxed attributes of an informal page layout.

Top 3 Reasons We Don't Need Desktop Publishing (or Maybe We Do)
Desktop publishing was born in the 80s although its roots run much deeper. But is it now a dinosaur with little relevance in today's world? Read and decide.

Tips on Best Fonts for Wedding Invitations
There are no rules about what fonts you have to use on your wedding invitations but there are some typical choices, especially for formal invitations.

Draw Shamrocks and Four-Leaf Clover in Windows Paint 7
Use Windows Paint 7 to draw some simple clover for St. Patrick's Day projects.

Draw a Curve for One Half of Clover Leaf
Use Windows Paint 7 to draw some simple clover for St. Patrick's Day projects.

Transparent selection in Windows Paint 7
Use Windows Paint 7 to draw some simple clover for St. Patrick's Day projects.

Copy and Paste
Use Windows Paint 7 to draw some simple clover for St. Patrick's Day projects.

Rotate and Flip Your Curve
Use Windows Paint 7 to draw some simple clover for St. Patrick's Day projects.

Position the Second Half of Your Leaf
Use Windows Paint 7 to draw some simple clover for St. Patrick's Day projects.

Select and Copy Individual Shamrock or Clover Petals
Use Windows Paint 7 to draw some simple clover for St. Patrick's Day projects.

Add a Stem and Fine-tune Your Shamrock
Use Windows Paint 7 to draw some simple clover for St. Patrick's Day projects.

Fill or Color in Your Shamrock and Four-Leaf Clover
Use Windows Paint 7 to draw some simple clover for St. Patrick's Day projects.

Make a WANTED Poster With Free Fonts and Tutorials
You could use an online tool, or create your own unique customized WANTED poster using free fonts, free papers, and tutorials. Use custom Wanted Posters as gifts, party invitations, decorations, and greeting cards.

Adobe InDesign Eyedropper and Measure Tools
Learn step-by-step how to use the eyedropper and measure tools of Adobe InDesign.

Adobe InDesign Eyedropper and Measure Tools - How to Use the Eyedropper and Measure Tools in Adobe InDesign
Learn step-by-step how to use the eyedropper and measure tools of Adobe InDesign.

Adobe InDesign Eyedropper and Measure Tools - How to Use the Eyedropper and Measure Tools in Adobe InDesign
Learn step-by-step how to use the eyedropper and measure tools of Adobe InDesign.

Microsoft PowerPoint Templates for Business Presentations
Here are all kinds of free PowerPoint templates for all kinds of business presentations.

Master Pages in Adobe InDesign CS - Pages Palette
The master pages hold repeating elements that are to appear on all or most pages of a publication. Use them to achieve consistency in your page design and save time when elements are repeated in a publication.

Master Pages in Adobe InDesign CS - More Ways to Add Pages
Try these ways to add pages to your document.

Changing Items on Master Pages in Adobe InDesign CS
Make a change to something on your master pages.

You Can Save Money By Knowing Desktop Publishing
Whether you are an individual on a tight budget or a small business that can't afford an outside designer, you can save money by learning to do desktop publishing. Find out ways to save. Page 2.

Why Everyone Needs to Know Desktop Publishing
Make money, save money by knowing desktop publishing. Here's how.

You Can Get Better Grades by Knowing Desktop Publishing
Yes, content is still king but you can shine up the king's crown with a little attention to good design principles. Discover mistakes to avoid. Page 3.

How Many Points in an Inch? - Desktop Publishing
A point is a unit of measurement that is the standard for measuring type and is used for measuring depth of printing. One point is equal to .013836 of an inch.

What Shade of Green Is Right for St. Patrick's Day?
Sure, any green will do. But what shades of green are most closely associated with Ireland, the Irish, and specifically St. Patrick's Day? And not just green. How about orange and gold? Find out.

Free Microsoft Word Template for Home and Personal Projects
From family calendars to greeting cards to bookmarks and invitations there's probably a template you can download for MS Word.

Transformation Tools in Adobe InDesign
Get familiar with doing simple transformations on objects using the rotate, scale, shear, and free transform tools of Adobe InDesign CS

Transformation Tools in Adobe InDesign - How to Use the Rotate Scale Shear Free Transform Tools of Adobe InDesign
Get familiar with doing simple transformations on objects using the rotate, scale, shear, and free transform tools of Adobe InDesign CS

Transformation Tools in Adobe InDesign - How to Use the Rotate Scale Shear Free Transform Tools of Adobe InDesign
Get familiar with doing simple transformations on objects using the rotate, scale, shear, and free transform tools of Adobe InDesign CS

Transformation Tools in Adobe InDesign - How to Use the Rotate Scale Shear Free Transform Tools of Adobe InDesign
Get familiar with doing simple transformations on objects using the rotate, scale, shear, and free transform tools of Adobe InDesign CS

How to Match Type Size to Readership
The appropriate type size for a publication depends on many factors but there are some general type size guidelines to follow to insure readability for the main audience of your publication. These are not hard-and-fast rules. The more you know about your readership, the better type size choices you will make.

Type Contrast - Use Type Features to Create Contrast
Mix large type with small type. Combine serif with sans serif type to create type contrast. There are many ways to create contrast with type.

Create Contrast with Obvious Differences
Create contrast with texture, shape, alignment, direction, movement.

Ways to Use Contrast in Graphic Design and Page Layout
Contrast is one the principles of design. Contrast occurs when two elements are different. The greater the difference the greater the contrast. Explore four ways to use the principle of contrast in your page layout.

Size Contrast - Use Size to Create Contrast
Big and small elements of the same type, such as big and small images and big and small type are the most obvious uses of size to create contrast.

Value Contrast - Use Value to Create Contrast
The relative lightness or darkness of two elements to each other can create a contrast in value.

Color Contrast - Create Contrast with Color
Use harmonizing, complementary, and opposite colors to create contrast.

Can You Use Clip Art on Resale Products?
Can you use the clip art you bought on resale products such as t-shirts, greeting cards, or coffee mugs you plan to sell for profit? Sometimes yes, sometimes no. You'll need to find out what the company allows. Learn to read the licensing agreements for clip art usage including use of the clip art on resale products.

What Is Ream Weight? - Desktop Publishing Glossary
Weight of 500 sheets of paper at a certain size.

What Is Relief Printing? - Definition
Learn what types of printing processes are known as relief printing and what relief printing means for desktop publishing.

Beyond CMYK - 6 Color High Fidelity Process Printing
CMYK may be the most prevalent color printing process, but there are others as well. Explore different types of 4C, 6C, and 8C color printing including Hexachrome.

What Are Proofs as Used in Print Design
When you proof your work in desktop publishing there are many options depending on the stage you are in and how your work is printed. Learn a bit about printing proofs.

Adobe Creative Suite 5 - What's in the Box of CS5
This table shows which of 16 different Adobe products are including in each of the six versions of the most current Adobe Creative Suite (currently CS4). InDesign is in only 3 version. Premiere Pro comes in only two. Find out which version dies not include Photoshop.

What Color Is Cerulean?
In 1999 Pantone named Cerulean the color of the new millennium. They describe it as

Parts of an Annual Report - Desktop Publishing
How many of these elements does your annual report design have? While the company or organization supplies the content, the designer (in collaboration with the client) is responsible for arranging the content and creating an attractive, readable annual report. As with other types of multipage documents, the page composition of an annual report may incorporate some or all of the five types of visual signposts in its various sections.

Use Fewer Fonts - Rules of Desktop Publishing
Be consistent in the use of fonts. Too many fonts can be confusing and can give your design a cluttered look.

What Are Crop Marks and How Do You Use Them?
Crossed lines placed at the corners of an image or a page to indicate where to trim it are known as crop marks.

Matte Finish Paper - What It Is and How to Use It
No gloss paper, some coated papers have a matte finish that is soft and sometimes makes text easier to read.

Adobe InDesign Gradient Tool and the Gradient Palette - How to Use the Gradient Tool of Adobe InDesign
The Gradient tool works hand in hand with the Gradient Palette. Learn how to work with gradients in Adobe InDesign. Page 5.

The Gradient Tool & Gradient Palette in Adobe InDesign
The Gradient tool works hand in hand with the Gradient Palette. Learn how to work with gradients in Adobe InDesign.

Adobe InDesign Gradient Tool and the Gradient Palette - How to Use the Gradient Tool of Adobe InDesign
The Gradient tool works hand in hand with the Gradient Palette. Learn how to work with gradients in Adobe InDesign. Page 2.

Adobe InDesign Gradient Tool and the Gradient Palette - How to Use the Gradient Tool of Adobe InDesign
The Gradient tool works hand in hand with the Gradient Palette. Learn how to work with gradients in Adobe InDesign. Page 3.

Adobe InDesign Gradient Tool and the Gradient Palette - How to Use the Gradient Tool of Adobe InDesign
The Gradient tool works hand in hand with the Gradient Palette. Learn how to work with gradients in Adobe InDesign. Page 4.

Adobe InDesign Gradient Tool and the Gradient Palette - How to Use the Gradient Tool of Adobe InDesign
The Gradient tool works hand in hand with the Gradient Palette. Learn how to work with gradients in Adobe InDesign. Page 6.

Paper Grades for Desktop Publishing Print Projects
You've designed the perfect printed piece. But now you need to put it on paper. Which paper? Here's a look at your primary paper options, regardless of the color, size, or finish for your printed masterpiece.

Does Microsoft Word Support CMYK Images?
One of the biggest problems encountered in trying to have material offset printed is customers using Microsoft Word to submit files.

Getting Rid Of and Managing Fonts on a Mac
The number of fonts installed on your system can affect the speed in which you can select and apply fonts in your desktop publishing documents.

Assignment - Self-Test - Elements of Design Course
This online class on the Elements of Design includes five lessons and an optional self-test assignment. This is the assignment that draws from the previous five lessons on the elements of design.

Definition of Modern as a Type Classification
A definition for Modern and description of the Modern classification of typefaces, also known as Didone.

What is an Exclamation Point and How Is it Used
Learn the history of the exclamation point and how to use ASCII and HTML codes for the exclamation point

What is Edition or Case Binding - Professional Bookbinding Options
Case binding is used for hardback books and is generally the most expensive but most durable type of binding available.

Centered Text Alignment - Rules of Desktop Publishing
There are only a few cases where centered text alignment is appropriate. Use centered text alignment wisely in desktop publishing page layouts as well as Web publishing.

Use More White Space - Rules of Desktop Publishing
White space provides visual breathing room for the eye. It breaks up text and graphics. Add white space to make a page less cramped, confusing, or overwhelming. Learn how to incorporate white space or negative space in desktop publishing page layouts.

Use Frames Boxes Borders with a Purpose - Rules of Desktop Publishing
Boxes, borders, or frames are useful design and organizational devices. The problem is that they are just too easy to create. Learn how to use boxes, borders, and frames effectively.

Add Interest with Frames Boxes Borders - Frames Rules Page 2
Let your frames or borders set the tone for your document, provide visual interest, or enhance the message of your text. Page 2.

Get Creative with Boxes Borders - Frames Rules Page 3
Frames don't have to be square boxes with a 2pt black rule frame. Change the shape, the size, the color. Page 3.

Defining Paper Grade and How It Affects Desktop Publishing
Classification of paper based on how it is made and used is its paper grade.

What is Overset Text?
Excess text you can't see in a text frame or table cell is known as overset or overflow text. It happens when your text frame is shorter than the text you put in it.

What is a Signature in Desktop Publishing?
A section of a book is just one desktop publishing related definition of signature. Explore others including using a signature to take credit for your work.

Desktop Publishing Software FAQs - Questions and Answers About Choosing and Using Desktop Publishing Software
Wondering what the best software is for desktop publishing? Get answers to that question and more involving choosing and using software for desktop publishing.

Modify Dingbat Fonts for Use as Icons Clip Art Logos
The simple shapes and pictures found in dingbat fonts make them especially useful in logo design or as icons or symbols in other publications.

Flip or Rotate Dingbat Fonts - Modify Dingbats for Use as Icons Clip Art Logos
The simple shapes and pictures found in dingbat fonts make them especially useful in logo design or as icons or symbols in various types of publications. Page 2.

Skew or Distort Dingbat Fonts - Modify Dingbats for Use as Icons Clip Art Logos
Use the Shear or Skew tool to slightly or greatly distort an image for a new look or a new perspective. Page 3.

Colorize Dingbat Fonts - Modify Dingbats for Use as Icons Clip Art Logos
Dingbat fonts, like regular fonts, have no inherent color. Colorize them to add interest. Page 4.

Combine Two or More Dingbat Fonts - Modify Dingbats for Use as Icons Clip Art Logos
Put two or more dingbats together to form a new icon, logo, or image. Page 5.

Unify Two or More Dingbat Fonts with Common Shapes or Colors - Modify Dingbats for Use as Icons Clip Art Logos
Give a series of icons a unified look through color or a common element (such as the background), Page 6.

How We Use Desktop Publishing in the 21st Century
'Invented' in the 1980s, desktop publishing isn't dead, it has simply evolved. Many of the tasks remain the same but the software used and publishing methods have changed.

Choose These Traditional Fonts for Your Certificates
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.

What is India Paper and How is it Used?
A printing paper also known as Bible paper, it's typically used to cut the weight/bulk of big books like bibles and encyclopedias.

Bold Type As Used in Desktop Publishing and Typography
Bold Type - A typeface with thicker strokes than regular text...

What is Basic Size in Paper
Basic size is the customary standard sheet size of paper used to determine the basis weight. Still not clear? It's a paper manufacturing thing. Read this definition to help clarify things.

Inkscape Tutorials for Desktop Publishing
Discover Inkscape tutorials for using this free vector drawing program to do simple page layout tasks. Learn Inkscape and how to do business cards, ads, cards, and posters using this free vector drawing software.

Inkscape Tutorials for Desktop Publishing
Discover Inkscape tutorials for using this free vector drawing program to do simple page layout tasks. Learn Inkscape and how to do business cards, ads, cards, and posters using this free vector drawing software.

Super Bowl XLV Colors - Decorate With 2011 NFL Team Colors for the Super Bowl
How Well Do White, Gold, Green, and Black Fit Football? Explore the colors of the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers for your Super Bowl Pary invitations and decorations in 2011.

Graphics FAQs - Questions and Answers About Using Images, Graphics in Desktop Publishing
Discover answers to your questions about using pictures in desktop publishing. These FAQs cover various graphics issues for designers and non-designers.

Prepress and Printing FAQs - Questions and Answers About Preparing and Printing Desktop Publishing Documents
What do you want to know about preparing digital files and getting them printed? Look here for answers to common and sometimes not so common questions about prepress and printing including paper, PostScript, and proofs.

Download Free Easter Egg Fonts
These Easter fonts feature lots of easter eggs. They may be dingbat fonts that are predominantly easter eggs or they may be eggs with letters in them for spelling out an Easter message.

Easter Bunny Fonts
These fonts feature lots of Easter bunny rabbits. There are dingbat fonts as well as letters on or accompanied by bunnies for spelling out an Easter message.

Easter Bunny Fonts
These fonts feature lots of Easter bunny rabbits. There are dingbat fonts as well as letters on or accompanied by bunnies for spelling out an Easter message.

Easter Bunny Fonts
These fonts feature lots of Easter bunny rabbits. There are dingbat fonts as well as letters on or accompanied by bunnies for spelling out an Easter message.

Download Free Easter Egg Fonts
These Easter fonts feature lots of easter eggs. They may be dingbat fonts that are predominantly easter eggs or they may be eggs with letters in them for spelling out an Easter message.

St. Patrick's Day Project - Get a Template or Make Your Own St. Patrick's Day Print Project
Discover the colors and fonts of St. Patrick's Day. Grab a free greeting card template or some free images to make your own St. Patrick's Day print projects. What shade of green will your cards be wearing? And what will you do with a free leprechaun hat full of gold coins?

Desktop Printing - Get Good Results From Desktop Printing with Your Laser or Inkjet Printer
Most homes with a computer have some kind of inkjet or laser printer for desktop printing. Preparing files and printing to a desktop printer is generally less complicated than commercial printing.

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

Desktop Publishing Software Reviews - Share Your Opinion on Your Favorite Desktop Publishing Software
What makes the desktop publishing software you use the best for desktop publishing? What software have you used that you think others should avoid? Share your opinion. Write a review. Just tell us what to look for and what to avoid for doing desktop publishing. Whether you use InDesign or PagePlus or The Print Shop or some specialty program for business cards or greeting cards, sound off on your favorite (or not so favorite) desktop publishing software.

Where to Find the Best Adobe InDesign Tutorials
Adobe, Adobe TV, Layers Magazine, and CreativePro.com are some of best places to find all kinds of in-depth Adobe InDesign tutorials and how-to articles and videos. Begin your search here.

Where to Find the Best Adobe InDesign Tutorials
Adobe, Adobe TV, Layers Magazine, and CreativePro.com are some of best places to find all kinds of in-depth Adobe InDesign tutorials and how-to articles and videos. Begin your search here.

Desktop Publishing Software Reviews - Share Your Opinion on Your Favorite Desktop Publishing Software
What makes the desktop publishing software you use the best for desktop publishing? What software have you used that you think others should avoid? Share your opinion. Write a review. Just tell us what to look for and what to avoid for doing desktop publishing. Whether you use InDesign or PagePlus or The Print Shop or some specialty program for business cards or greeting cards, sound off on your favorite (or not so favorite) desktop publishing software.

Digital Scrapbooking Software for Windows
Although you could create digital scrapbooks and other creative printing projects with almost any desktop publishing or graphics software, these specialized programs make the process easier and faster. And they include templates and artwork specifically tailored to scrapbooks.

Learn to Write and Expand Your Desktop Publishing Opportunities
Writing and editing are requirements of some desktop publishing jobs. If you want to expand your skill set and broaden your job opportunities, learning how to write is one way to do that.

Kickstart Your Creativity - Get Inspiration and Brainstorm Ideas
Stuck for an idea? Don't know where to start? Kickstart your brain and your desktop publishing projects with creative thinking, books, creativity exercises, sketches, and templates.

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.

6 Ways to Get Desktop Publishing Training
Desktop publishing training can be formal, informal, or on-the-job training. Choose the type of desktop publishing training that best suits your needs and learning style.

Doing Desktop Publishing With Linux Software
In alphabetical order, Linux desktop publishing software in 2010.

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

Imposition Software for Macintosh
How do you get your pages printed from your desktop or prepared for commercial printing into the proper printing order? Some page layout programs do this automatically. At other times you need plug-ins, XTensions, or stand-alone programs to impose your pages for printing booklets, newsletters, or books.

Imposition Software for Windows
How do you get your pages printed from your desktop or prepared for commercial printing into the proper printing order? Some page layout programs do this automatically. At other times you need plug-ins, XTensions, or stand-alone programs to impose your pages for printing booklets, newsletters, or books.

4 Steps to Perfect Publications
No matter what your level of expertise or your desktop publishing experience you can turn out a great looking desktop document by focusing on four basic areas: page layout, typography, graphics, and printing.

Ten Ways to Modify Clip Art
You don't have to rely on just what's available in your clip art collections. Modify canned clip art to increase its usefulness. Flip, resize, rotate, distort, crop, colorize, convert, and combine multiple pieces of clip art into new pictures to use in desktop publishing.

Save Money on Desktop Publishing Software - 8 Ways to Spend Less and Save Money on Desktop Publishing Software
You could spend hundreds, even thousands of dollars on professional desktop publishing software. But many of the top programs are overkill for a lot of individuals. Whether you want it free or just want to pay less, check out these ways to spend less and save money when you need to do desktop publishing.

Makeovers of a Bowling Team T-Shirt Transfer Logo
Learn from and critique these logo makeovers. A bowling team wants to use its new logo as an heat transfer for t-shirts and other items. Can you design them a better logo? Which of these logo makeovers do you think best fit their criteria?

Makeovers of a Bowling Team T-Shirt Transfer Logo
Learn from and critique these logo makeovers. A bowling team wants to use its new logo as an heat transfer for t-shirts and other items. Can you design them a better logo? Which of these logo makeovers do you think best fit their criteria?

Top Photo Editing Software for Macs
These are the designer's choices for bitmap photo and image editing under the Macintosh operating system.

Mac Illustration Software for Desktop Publishing - Vector Drawing Illustration Software for Mac
These are the some of the top vector illustration programs for Mac-based designers.

Make a Gift Idea: Bookplate - Design and Print a Bookplate for Books You Give as Gifts
Give a book with a custom bookplate. Or, design and print bookplates as the gift.

Lightbox - Varied Meanings as used in Desktop Publishing
A way to take pictures and a way to view pictures.

Icon - What It Is and How To Use Them in Design
An icon is a picture. A special kind of picture.

Character Spacing - in Desktop Publishing and Page Layout
Adjusting the overall spacing between characters and words...

Contact Sheet as Used in Desktop Publishing
A way of looking at many photographs with developing them, with digital photography image management software now replaces contact sheets and lightboxes.

Galley in Desktop Publishing
Not a nautical kitchen, this galley is one for cooking up type to be proofed.

Em - What it is and how to use this special typography measurement
If you know your point size you know your em or em space.

Column as Used in Desktop Publishing
An arrangement of text in side-by-side vertical frames is typically found in newspapers, newsletters, brochures, and some books.

Artwork as Used in Desktop Publishing
In desktop publishing artwork is the pictures but sometimes it's the text too when we're talking about camera-ready artwork.

Desktop Printer as Used in Desktop Publishing
Personal printers generally used for low volume printing.

Copy as Used in Desktop Publishing
Copy is words, text, content and it's also a duplicate.

Forced Justification for Aligning Text
Forcing justification of all lines of text makes everything stretch to fit the margins.

Decorative Fonts as Used in Desktop Publishing
Fancy or specialty fonts not usually suitable for normal body copy are known as decorative type.

What Does Convert to Curves Mean in Desktop Publishing?
Turning text into graphics... Desktop Publishing.

Calendar as Used in Desktop Publishing
Countdown the days, weeks, months, or years with a calendar.

Moire - What It Is and How It Applies to Desktop Publishing
Scanning printed images can create interference patterns known as moire.

Master Page - A Type of Template For Pages in Your Document
Contains elements that appear on all pages of a document.

Style Sheet as Used in Desktop Publishing
A feature of desktop publishing software that speeds up production and helps to maintain consistency throughout the document.

How to Run Corel Ventura Under Windows 7
Corel Ventura users may be using an ancient software program but their computers and operating system may be more up-to-date. Windows 8 may be a mystery but Ventura 10 will run on a Windows 7 machine. Here's how.

What is a Property Release and When Do You Need One?
It's like a model release for buildings in your pictures and sometimes you do need to get one. Find out when.

What is Reversed Type in Desktop Publishing
A lighter typeface on a darker background is an example of knockout or reversed type.

What is Adobe InDesign?
Professional page layout software from Adobe.

What are Old Style Figures?
Numbers with descenders and ascenders that can be either proportional or tabular.

What is the Nameplate of a Newsletter?
Name that newsletter and get tips on designing a newsletter nameplate.

Gatefold - Desktop Publishing Paper Folding Term
A gatefold is also known an a window fold. Learn how to use this popular folding technique for brochures, wedding invites, newspaper inserts, etc.

Overprint Varnish - Define Overprint Varnish as Used in Desktop Publishing
Clear coating... Desktop Publishing.

Double Gatefold - A Way of Folding Paper
Three parallel folds and edges that meet in the middle... learn how double gatefold is the same and different from a basic gatefold.

What is Bleed Allowance as Used in Desktop Publishing
Bleed Allowance - To allow for deviations in cutting the paper when elements bleed off the page...

Sans Serif Type (What It Is and How to Use It)
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).

Serif (What It Is and How To Use It)
A serif is the little extra stroke found at the end of main vertical and horizontal strokes of some letterforms.

Body Copy Type - How to Find the Right Fonts
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.

Single Typeface Document - Using a One Font for Maximum Impact
Keep it simple by designing layouts using a single typeface or type family. If one font is good, multiple fonts are... not necessarily better. Use single typefaces effectively with these typography tips.

Design Promotional Calendars for Small Business - Market Your Business With a Promotional Calendar
Personalize business calendars with more than just your business name. Make an impression every day of the year with these ideas, calendar software recommendations, and calendar templates for promotional calendars for marketing your small business.

Measuring Type for Desktop Publishing
Effective use of type means knowing how to measure type.

End Sign - as used in desktop publishing
We're at the end, just not the end of the world...

What is or How Much is Grammage?
Metric measure of paper weight in grams per square meter.

Kicker in Page Layout
Text that kicks you into noticing it is a kicker. It actually has a specific position in a page layout. Learn more.

Applying Corner Effects to Polygons and Stars in Adobe InDesign
Applying corner effects to polygons and stars in Adobe InDesign creates a wide array of interesting (and sometimes bad) shapes. Page 2.

Applying Corner Effects to Other Shapes in InDesign
Applying corner effects to complex shapes can yield interesting results. Page 3.

Using the InDesign Corner Effects Script
Give your corner effects a boost if you're still using InDesign CS4 by activating the CornerEffects script, Page 4.

Create and Fine-tune Your Star Shapes in Adobe InDesign
Get fancy with your InDesign stars by combining polygon shapes with a few basic anchor point edits. Page 3.

Drawing Stars in Adobe InDesign
Use the Polygon tool and Star Inset settings to create basic star shapes with InDesign. Page 2.

Drawing Polygons in InDesign
You can draw polygons from triangles up to 100-sided shapes as either frames or shapes in Adobe InDesign.

Basic Corner Options in Adobe InDesign
Learn how to apply corner effects to rectangles and polygons in any version of Adobe InDesign. This tutorial focuses on the basic effects as used in CS4 but also shows how later versions of InDesign improved on the use of corner effects.

Best Fonts for Books
The best fonts for books are generally unobtrusive serif or sans serif fonts. Discover guidelines and specific favorite book font choices.

Best Fonts for Newsletters
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.

Print Handwriting and Fonts in the US
At one time everyone learned to write using cursive script. But in the 1920s printed or manuscript writing styles became more popular.

Personal Handwriting Styles
How we write today is largely dependent on the style of cursive or print writing we were taught in school. Handwriting is as varied as the people who write.

Using Bookmarks for Business Marketing
Electronic books may have cut into the traditional bookmark market but there are still plenty of opportunities to make your mark using paper bookmarks.

Lesson Plan 1 Create Your Own Business Card
Business card design as a student learning tool is the focus of this lesson plan. In this lesson the student should create a business card for themselves. It's not as easy as you might think.

Give the Background a Gradient Fill
Choose a shade of blue that says blueprint to you and fill the background. Page 5.

Fine-tune the Blueprint Grid
Make your grid white as the last step of creating your blueprint background for a business card. Page 6.

Complete Your Blueprint Business Card Using Architectural Fonts
Add some architectural fonts to complete the look of your Microsoft Publisher blueprint business card. Page 7.

Draw Horizontal Lines for Blueprint Grid
Begin your custom blueprint design by drawing the horizontal lines for the grid. Page 3.

Draw Vertical Lines for Blueprint Grid
Complete your blueprint grid by adding vertical lines. Page 4.

Create a Blueprint Style Business Card Background in Microsoft Publisher
In a few easy steps you can make a custom background for your business card or other documents that mimics the look of a blueprint.

Throw a Quick Pattern Onto the Background for an Easy Blueprint Look in Publisher
With the right colors one of the default pattern fills looks a bit like a blueprint. Page 2.

Role of Desktop Publishing When Using Word Processing Software
Word processing software is not desktop publishing software but sometimes the lines are blurred. Word processing can be a part of desktop publishing or word processing software might be used to produce desktop publishing documents.