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Create Dazzling Holiday Cards with White Ink Printing and Laser Die Cutting

'Tis the season to start designing your holiday cards. It is best to get an early start on them because as we all know this time of year gets hectic. Designing and ordering your holiday cards early allows for plenty of signing and mailing time. Also, having this extra time will allow for ample … Read More

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Creating Animated Gifs in Adobe Photoshop

Even with technology advances, animated gifs are making a resurgence in popularity. You know that saying "what's old is new again". Animated gifs are a perfect example of why that statement is true. Many times animated gifs are showing something funny. Just this morning I watched way too many … Read More

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Graphic Design Inspiration – Vintage Thanksgiving Postcards

It's November! That means Thanksgiving is on its way. In honor of this traditional holiday, today's graphic design inspiration post celebrates some of the Thanksgiving imagery of the past. Below, take a look at a collection of vintage Thanksgiving postcard illustrations. … Read More

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Make Your Thanksgiving Feast Memorable with Custom Place Cards

Now that Halloween has come and gone, it is time to get set for the next big holiday. The countdown is on until we start celebrating Thanksgiving. Whether you love to cook the big feast, or just enjoy eating your favorite dishes, custom place cards will really enhance the table decor. In addition to … Read More

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Converting an Adobe Photoshop or JPEG file to a PDF

With Adobe Creative Suite, different programs offer different options. Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator are the most flexible when it comes to document layout, but there is one more option that can also work. This would be Adobe Photoshop. Although document setup is slightly different, printing … Read More

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How to Create a Die Line for Die Cutting

With die cutting, the possibilities for unique shapes are endless. There are simple shapes like circles, ovals, triangles and other shapes that are standard. There is also the option for more complex shapes like stars, arrows, or something that is more complex requiring more effort than the simple … Read More

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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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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Graphic Design Inspiration – Hauntings by Jeremiah Morelli

It's October! I don't know about you, but now that the summer is over, I'm looking forward to Halloween, which is basically opening day to the holiday season. And what a holiday it is! With all the costumes, candy, social acceptance of total strangers knocking on your door and asking for … Read More

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Create a Screenprint Effect in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign

Add a unique look to your images and typography with a screenprint effect. It is easy to do and in 9 easy steps, you will create a unique design, and who knows, you may even be so proud that you will want to actually create screen printed pieces like posters and tshirts. The overlapping of colors … Read More