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Print Design

  • Print Design
    Design a Crime Thriller Book Cover in Adobe InDesignPreview image
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    Walk into any bookshop and you’ll notice that each genre of fiction has its own general ‘style’ for cover designs. Though each cover is different, elements on the cover create a sort of code that enables the reader to assess what the book will be about. In this tutorial you’ll learn how to design a book cover for the Crime/Thriller fiction genre and explore how you can create a genre-appropriate design using typefaces, tools and tips available to you in Adobe InDesign. Let’s get creating a cover Stephen King would be proud of!Read More…
  • Packaging Design
    New Course: Design Print-Ready Product PackagingPrintproductpackage
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    In our new course you will get a deeper understanding of how to create a packaging design from start to finish. You’ll learn about packaging shapes and printer finishes by creating your very own cookie box packaging. We'll take a look at every step of the design, from choosing colors and shapes through to setting it up for print and creating your own die-line, taking your product size and shape into consideration. Read More…
  • Print Design
    Design a Fashion Magazine Cover in Adobe InDesignPreview image
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    Magazine covers can showcase really creative design work. In this tutorial you’ll learn how to create your own cover for a fictional fashion magazine, with a glamorous winter feel. We’ll explore how to use layer images and text to create a dynamic, three-dimensional design, select and apply typography effectively and appropriately, and account for practical issues, like allowing for pricing and binding.Read More…
  • Print Design
    Create Beautiful Wedding Invitations Using Adobe InDesign and TypekitPreview image revised
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    Adobe has recently released a new update for its InDesign CC software, including enhancements to Typekit. In this tutorial you’ll learn how to create a small, ornate wedding invitation step-by-step, and use some of the most stunning typefaces at your fingertips in CC and Typekit. Whether you want to create something formal, vintage-inspired or kitsch, there’s an invitation style here for you.Read More…
  • Apparel Design
    Create a T-Shirt Design for a Fantasy Association in Adobe Photoshop and IllustratorFantasy tshirt design prev
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    Design an attractive T-Shirt, from idea, sketching and planning to a clean vector. Learn how to shade using only two colors and no gradients—just what printers like!Read More…
  • Typography
    Choose the Perfect Typography for Your Adobe InDesign ProjectPreview image1
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    Designers use typography in hugely diverse ways, and the results can be incredible, instantly lending a mood to a print design. However, the abundance of typefaces now available to designers can be overwhelming. In this tutorial, we suggest some starting points for choosing fonts and typography styles, depending on the InDesign publication you’re producing.Read More…
  • Print Design
    An Introduction to Typesetting Books in Adobe InDesignPreview image
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    InDesign is a standard piece of publishing software, and is commonly used by professional typesetters to design the inside pages of books. If you’re creating your own self-published book, or simply want to know a little more about the typesetting process, this quick and simple tutorial will teach you the basics for typesetting a print book.Read More…
  • Adobe Photoshop
    Using the New Linked Smart Objects in Photoshop CC 2014Preview
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    In earlier versions of Smart Objects, we embedded image data into the PSD file. Now, Adobe has upgraded Smart Objects in Photoshop CC 2014 so we can also link them to external files. In this tutorial, we will use new features from the latest Linked Smart Objects to design a flexible brochure. We will use Photoshop as our main tool and Illustrator to design its logo.Read More…
  • Print Design
    Create a Retro Wall Calendar in Adobe InDesignPreview image
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    You may be starting to feel a panic rising as you contemplate finding suitable gifts for friends and family this coming holiday season. Why not use your creative talents and create your own wall calendar to give away as a present, or just to keep for your own home or office? In this tutorial you’ll learn how to create a uniform grid for laying out a single-sheet A2 calendar, as well as using Tables in Adobe InDesign to design simple, easy-to-edit layouts for each month of the year. Read More…
  • Halloween
    Quick Tip: Using the Eyedropper Tool in Adobe InDesignPreview image
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    The Eyedropper Tool is a multi-functional tool which you can use to speed up your workflow in InDesign. The main functions we’ll cover here are the tool’s ability to lift colors from a placed image for applying to text and other elements in your document, and also its use as a tool for applying the formatting attributes of one element to another element in no time at all.Read More…
  • Halloween
    Design a Victorian Halloween Poster in Adobe InDesignPreview image
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    Halloween is fast approaching, and suitably gothic Victoriana designs are back in vogue. Celebrate your upcoming Halloween gathering with a vintage-style, steampunk-inspired poster. Read More…
  • Microsoft Excel
    Importing an Excel Table to Design a Schedule in Adobe InDesignThumbnail
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    Many people prefer Microsoft Excel when creating and editing tables because it has powerful features. However, the result is not attractive at all. We still need to import the result into Adobe InDesign and edit its appearance. In this tutorial, we will show you how to import a table from Excel and then modify it into a lovely table in InDesign. Let's get started!Read More…
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