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Understanding the Black in Designing for Offset Printing

Posted in Articles on November 20th, 2015 | No Comments

100% Black

If you are new to print design then remember, Black is not that simple as it sounds. There are many variations of black in digital world and you wouldn’t like to choose the wrong Black for your print design. You should know how black is printed and at least have an idea on how it will end up when it comes back to you in the printed form. So, here are some tips and techniques on using  Black color in the artwork for print.
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Essentials for Designing a Print Ready Business Card

Posted in Articles, Tutorials on November 15th, 2015 | No Comments

Print ready business card

Business cards are common printed project, fairly simple to design. In this post I am going through the process of designing a business card and point out some of the important things to consider when designing for the print. Bleed, Color Mode and Resolution are some of the essentials to take care of, so that your artwork doesn’t get rejected by the printer. Continue reading…

Adding bullet points to text in Adobe Illustrator

Posted in Articles, Tutorials on November 6th, 2015 | No Comments

Bullet List in Illustrator

In Illustrator adding bullet points to text is a bit tricky. In Indesign you can find Bullet List Option in the Control Bar. So it’s easy to add bullets in the paragraph. But in Illustrator, we have to add bullets manually by using Tab Settings. So let’s learn how to use Tab Settings to add properly formatted bullets in Illustrator.
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Some Tips and Tricks for Illustrator

Posted in Articles on November 5th, 2015 | No Comments

Tips and tricks for Illustrator

In this post I am sharing some useful tricks that I figured out inadvertently. It feels great when you suddenly find quick ways which improve your performance. While playing with the Brush Stroke I find the easy way to reverse the direction of a stroke. Similarly I found the quick way to get back to the Selection Tool. These simple discoveries encourage me to explore more in illustrator and I found more of them later on. So here are some of them explained below for your convenience. Hope it will be new and helpful to you.
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Photo Realistic Vector Flower

Posted in Articles on May 12th, 2013 | 3 Comments

photorealistic_flower

According to Wikipedia vector graphics is the use of geometrical primitives such as points, lines, curves, and shapes or polygon(s), which are all based on mathematical expressions, to represent images in computer graphics. “Vector”, in this context, implies more than a straight line. Continue reading…

Simple Tips for Workspace Efficiency

Posted in Articles on December 9th, 2012 | No Comments

workspace

I use the Adobe’s most popular design application InDesign for working in my designs. I have to frequently use other applications Photoshop and Illustrator for illustrations and pictures to use in my design. Using all of them at the same time with tools and pallets makes my work space congested.
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