Print Design

  • Book Cover
    Create a Vintage-Inspired Clothbound Book Cover in Adobe InDesignPreview image
    In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to set up the artwork for a clothbound book cover in Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator, and look at how to maximise the design’s impact using a restricted color palette and simple silhouetted graphics. If you want to learn more about creating simple, high-impact book covers, or if you’re just a fan of vintage design, this tutorial is going to be right up your street!Read More…
  • Design Theory
    10 Design Tips for Creating Amazing Wedding InvitationsPreview image
    Designing wedding invitations can be scary—which style to choose? Which font to use? Go for pared-back elegance or flashy decadence? Vintage florals or modern minimalism? And above all, how to make it personal and special for the couple in question? In this article, I’ll give you 10 top tips for designing wedding invitations, using some gorgeous templates as examples.Read More…
  • Graphic Design
    Quick Tip: Which Software Should I Use for Book Design?Preview image
    Perhaps a client has given you an unusual brief, and you’ve got no idea where to start! In this series of Quick Tips I’ll share a couple of common design scenarios and how you can find the best-suited software program to tackle your project. Got a book to design? Read on to find out the best way to make your ideas a reality...Read More…
  • Typography
    Quick Tip: How to Align Your Ragged Paragraphs in Adobe InDesignPreview image
    Whether you’re designing a book, a poster, a flyer or a magazine, you’ll no doubt come up against this common typographic problem. ‘Ragged’ paragraphs can make your type designs look uneven and messy and distract from the overall loveliness of your layout! Take a look at this Quick Tip to discover some quick and simple methods of banishing those dreaded ragged lines for good.Read More…
  • Fan Art
    Design a Vintage ‘Wizard of Oz’ Movie Poster in Adobe InDesignPreview image
    The best-know movie adaptation of The Wizard of Oz is the beloved Judy Garland classic from 1939. In this tutorial we’ll be designing a tribute to the film and to the Golden Age of Hollywood with a movie poster that has a distinctively vintage vibe.Read More…
  • Photo Manipulation
    New Course: Creating a Fantasy Book CoverFantasybook400x277
    Welcome to this course on Creating a Fantasy Book Cover. In this course you will learn some advanced photo-manipulation techniques to create a very creative fantasy book cover. You'll be combining several stock images into a crazy moss man living in the swampy outlands. Then you'll take find out how you can prepare the artwork ready for print using Adobe InDesign.Read More…
  • Adobe InDesign
    Quick Tip: How to Proof Your Adobe InDesign Files in Just 5 MinutesPreview image
    Preparing your InDesign documents for sending to print or exporting as digital files shouldn't take up hours of your time. Ensure your documents are error-free with this short guide to proofing your work, and have more time left over for fun!Read More…
  • Graphic Design
    Quick Tip: Three Ways to Make Your Designs Look Instantly Better! Preview image
    Sometimes it's hard to put your finger on it—there's something just not right about your layout. It's too dull, too fussy, too bare or too busy. These three quick fixes will help you transform your designs, and make your page look spectacular, not so-so. Read More…
  • Pixel Art
    How to Export Pixel Art for Printing in Adobe Photoshop00 preview
    Learn how to adapt or create a pixel art illustration for printing in a sharp, clean and clear manner.Read More…
  • Problem Solving
    Quick Tip: How to Open Corrupted Adobe InDesign FilesPreview image
    So you’ve received an InDesign file from a colleague or client; or even navigated to an old ID file on your own computer—only to find that the document is apparently ‘damaged’ and won’t open. The file has somehow become corrupted, and the software just doesn’t like it. No need to panic! Check out these nifty solutions for opening corrupted InDesign files...Read More…
  • Branding
    How to Create a Brand Guidelines Document in Adobe InDesignPreview image
    Branding is the visual glue that holds a company or organization together. In this tutorial I’ll take you through the steps of how I created a simple Brand Guidelines document for the resident Design and Illustration authors, affectionately known as Team Awesome! I’ll also share some really useful tips for creating Brand Guidelines for your own projects.Read More…
  • Book Cover
    Create a Cool Image-Inside-Image Effect in Adobe InDesignPreview image
    Who knew you could create Photoshop-standard effects in Adobe InDesign? Learn how to recreate this dramatic image-inside-image effect, and give your book covers, magazine layouts and posters a cool makeover. Suitable for beginner to intermediate users of InDesign, we’ll walk through the steps of creating the effect and laying it out as part of a book cover design for a paperback novel.Read More…
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