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Graphic Design Inspiration – Vintage Halloween Illustrations

Ok, last week’s vintage Halloween costume photography inspiration post was a bit creepy.  In this week’s graphic design inspiration post, I’m going to cutesy it up a bit with some vintage Halloween illustrations! I love vintage designs. Taking a look at the past of design helps us to see how we got where we are today. Additionally, [...]

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Ask a Smartpress.com Expert: Calendar Templates

I want to design a calendar for next year, but it seems like a lot of work. Is there a template or something I can use that already has all the dates and weeks set up for 2015? – Keen on Kalendars We absolutely have design templates ready that you can use for next year’s [...]

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Tips for Taking Good HDR Photos

HDR photography has gained popularity in recent years. You may not have taken an HDR photo, but I’m sure you’ve heard about it and probably have seen a lot of HDR images without knowing it. Whenever you see an image that’s sort of surreal with lots of texture details, there is a great chance it’s taken [...]

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Benefits of the Content Collector in Adobe InDesign

We use copy and paste on a daily basis when working on graphic design projects. We’ve all used Libraries, which are very helpful, but there has to be another solution for more complex needs. What if there was a faster way to copy elements, and existing pages of content? You’re in luck, there is a fantastic [...]

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Make Wedding Stationery Piece Pull Double Duty

Wedding stationery is about a whole lot more than invites and thank you cards. You’ve got save the dates to let people know what day you’re tying the knot, the invites to tell those you want to share the experience with that you want them there, the ceremony program so everyone can follow along, the [...]

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The Time to Prepare for Holiday Promotions? Now!

This time of year is tricky. The colorful leaves, blue sky and fun fall activities can lull you into thinking that the holidays are a long time off. But if you put down that hot cider and stop carving pumpkins for a few minutes, you’ll realize that the most lucrative sales season of the year [...]

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Customer Spotlight: Southard Publications

About Southard Publications Lauren Southard is in her early 20s and already she has a lot of things going for her. A great husband, an adorable two-year-old, and successful graphic design business creating invitations, business cards and other printed materials for a variety of clients. Based in Corpus Christi, Texas, Southard Publications provides beautiful, custom designed creations at a [...]

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Photography Inspiration – Creepy Vintage Halloween

Once upon a time, Halloween used to be a bit different. Instead of buying plastic, mass produced costumes for kids, many of them were made at home by moms. Because they were often created with whatever people had on hand at home, costumes also tended to be simple. Also once upon a time, cameras took a lot [...]

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Ask a Smartpress.com Expert: Reordering Previous Projects

I ordered 100 booklets from Smartpress.com about 6 months ago, but I don’t remember all of the specs that I entered. Is there an easy way to reorder, without having to figure all that out?  – Ready to Reorder While you’ve always been able to reorder previous projects if you had the specs and file [...]

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Favorite Photography Apps For Your Phone

With the advance of camera phone technology, everyone is exploring their creative side, snapping photos here and there. Better resolution and image quality have lured even professional photographers to venture out to mobile photography, at least for promotional purpose and as an art form. As the camera phone improves, so do the mobile editing apps to [...]

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