DTP Tips & Tools

  • Graphic Design Basics: Familiarize Yourself with These Graphic Design Tips and Tricks

    Unlike what you may have expected, you don't need to attend expensive classes to learn the basics of graphic design.These programs often do boast a steep learning curve, but an eager learner should have no trouble following our fantastic tips and...
    By Amber Neely September 19, 2011 

  • Design 101: Learning How to Design Fantastic Logos From Start to Finish

    In a world that seems to demand a business to stand out, logos can go a very long way in order to help you become well recognized. Think about popular logos such as Apple's infamous apple logo! Now you can get fantastic tips and tricks to help...
    By Amber Neely September 17, 2011 

  • See the World in Black and White: A Guide to B&W Design

    While people sometimes discourage the use of black and white design, it really does have its merits -- one of the most important being how cost effective it can be in the long term. Learn how you can create eye-catching designs in grayscale with these...
    By Amber Neely September 15, 2011 

  • A Guide to Finding the Best Clipart and Using It in Unique Ways

    Clipart has come a long away from the standard issues we were used to when using Word for the first time. No longer are we restricted to a cartoony image with jagged edges squashed into the margin. Clipart can be beautiful and it's versatile too ...
    By Wendy Finn September 13, 2011 

  • Beginner's Guide to Desktop Publishing

    Do you love design and want to try your hand at some desktop publishing or designing a little project of your own but the world of DTP seems quite overwhelming? Where do you start? Learn about the best software options and let us guide you through...
    By Wendy Finn September 11, 2011 

  • What You Need to Know About Self Publishing

    You don't need an agent or a major publisher to release your own book, but you do need to know what to expect before you dive into self publishing.
    By Finn Orfano September 8, 2011 

  • Can You Ace Our Quiz of Desktop Publishing Terms?

    You can lay out a newsletter, draw a logo or fix a photo, but how well do you really understand desktop publishing? See if you've got what it takes to talk to the pros by completing our quiz on DTP terms.
    By Amy Carson September 3, 2011 

  • Writing an Acknowledgment: Tips and Samples

    You got some help either writing a paper, or someone contributed to your program, or you're just looking for a helpful way to thank someone you love for being there while you wrote your book. Sounds like you need these helpful tips and examples that...
    By Amber Neely August 31, 2011 

  • Self Publishing Print Formatting

    Learning how to format a book for self publishing means first knowing what kind of book you’ll be producing. Formatting your book for a print publication is far different than formatting for an e-book. Although some of the basic standards are the...
    By KennethSleight August 28, 2011 

  • Avoid These Common Blunders When Designing Your Logo

    Creating a logo that looks good and is unique is a daunting task. By following these tips, I'll set you on the right track by helping you to avoid common mistakes in logo design, which can make all the difference when designing that perfect company...
    By Amber Neely August 27, 2011 
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