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What is A Grid and How to Create One Yourself

What is A Grid and How to Create One Yourself

Written on Monday, May 30th, 2011 in Essentials, Tutorials

A grid, or typographic grid, is a series of horizontal and vertical lines used to align text and images. A way to bring peace and structure to your design. But where did it come from? And how do you make one in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign?


Create a 4-Page Cd Package From Scratch (Part 1)

Written on Tuesday, May 24th, 2011 in Tutorials

In this series we’re going to create a print-ready 4-page cd package using InDesign. If we take a look at a standard jewel case cd we’ll see it’s made up out of 3 things. A booklet, tray card and cd. In part one we’re going to start with the 4 page booklet.


Copy/Paste Simple Illustrator Vectors in InDesign

Written on Wednesday, May 18th, 2011 in Tips & Tricks

Copy/paste, everyone knows it, everyone uses it. But did you know you can copy vectors from Illustrator and paste them straight in InDesign? The normal way to get a vector file in InDesign is to place it. Just like you would with an image file. So why copy/paste?


Bleed Won't Kill You

Bleed Won’t Kill You

Written on Tuesday, May 10th, 2011 in Essentials

For a seasoned designer, setting a bleed is like opening a bottle of water. But there are still a lot of people who don’t provide one in the files they send to the printer.

In most cases the printer will adapt your files so they can be printed without any problems. Problem solved? Yes, but every printer I know charges a hefty price for changes to be made.


Creating A New InDesing Document

Creating A New InDesign Document

Written on Friday, May 6th, 2011 in Essentials, Tutorials

Creating a new InDesign document might seem extremely easy for a lot of people but there are lots of options to consider. So if you’re new to InDesign or you just want to know what all those other weird things like Slug & Gutter mean, you’re in the right place!