DTP Tips & Tools

  • A Look at Aliasing, Jagged Edges and Anti-Aliasing

    Have you ever wondered what is anti-aliasing? Maybe you just want to know how to make the edges of your designs smoother and more appealing to the eye. Both of these things will be explained, as well as some other tips and tricks to help make your...
    By Amber Neely August 8, 2011 

  • Converting & Creating Vector Images from Raster Images

    Creating illustrations such as logos that can be scaled up or down infinitely is simple with vector-based programs. Raster to vector conversion and creation can be achieved by using the right tools and following the appropriate steps. Determine which...
    By Scarlett Gauthier August 3, 2011 

  • Lessons on Positive & Negative Space on the Page

    Negative space (or white space), is the background area of a document. Positive space is any area that the creator of the document intends for the audience to focus on. This is true whether it be in advertising, a corporate memo or the traditional...
    By KennethSleight August 1, 2011 


  • How Does a Wordmark Differ From a Logo?

    If you have ever heard the term wordmark, you might have been confused. What exactly sets a wordmark apart from a logo? Are they entirely different, or do they share some of the same qualities? Find out exactly what a wordmark is and how using...
    By Amber Neely July 30, 2011 

  • The Little Black Dress of DTP Projects: Elegant B&W Borders

    You will be ready for any occasion with these distinctive black and white borders that can be dressed up or down for any DTP project. Use "as is" or change to any color in the desktop publishing program of your choice. With this selection you'll...
    By PattiHale July 28, 2011 

  • Fresh Ideas in Designing Imaginative Ad Campaigns

    Are you running out of innovative schemes for your ad campaign designs? New ideas presented here should rev your creative engine back to life! Learn to step out of your comfort zone and delve into the extraordinary.
    By Olive Estrella Coronado July 27, 2011 


  • Halftones and Halftone Effects

    Anyone familiar with a newspaper is very familiar with the concept of halftone images. But what is halftone and why are halftone effects used? Now you'll learn what they are, why they are an optical illusion, how they modernized printing, and...
    By Amber Neely July 27, 2011 

  • Overview of the HSV Color Space

    HSV color space is a basis for color representation in image software which has directly influenced how graphic design has been done since the 1970s. HSV color space is an interesting subject that we will explore throughout this article.
    By Michael Guerrero July 26, 2011 

  • A Little History About Lorem Ipsum and Its Usage

    At some point in your personal history of using computers you have probably come across Lorem Ipsum -- a popular filler text for templates and design. Here you'll learn the history of this interesting chunk of text, and why we still use it today.
    By Amber Neely July 24, 2011 

  • How to Enlarge Images Without Making Them Blurry

    If you've ever tried to enlarge small, blurry images, you've probably understood the frustration behind it. But why does this happen? Here you'll learn the reasons behind image pixelation and loss of quality, as well as some tips to help...
    By Amber Neely July 22, 2011 
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