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A Guide to Preparing Files for Print

A Guide to Preparing Files for Print
With this guide, we are going to examine ways to prepare files for print, covering applications in the Adobe Creative Suite. The examples used are for InDesign, but can apply to Photoshop and Illustrator. This is a basic guide aimed to help people just starting out in the print design business or are looking to learn more about preparing files better to send to press. Understand the Basics With most print jobs, you should have specifications to adhere to. These specs work for preparing advertisements, brochures, business cards, and other printed mediums. CYMK vs RGB A lot of the colors you create in RGB mode are not achievable using standard four-color process printing. Some exceptions are tradeshow signs or large format prints, but the best way to know for sure is to check with the printer. Four over Four (or 4/4) If you’re printing a flyer, you might be printing 4/4, which essentially means you are printing four color on the front and four color on the back. Print Layout Using Spot Color Related:  usefull tips

HTML5 Tutorials and Techniques That Will Keep You Busy - Noupe Design Blog Feb 23 2011 Ever since the latest revision of HTML has launched, internet marketers have switched to HTML5 due to its several new features which facilitate Web development distinctly. It has opened new doors to designers and developers and as you may have already noticed, the use of Flash in Web and internet applications has significantly dropped. In today’s post, we’ve gathered some very useful tutorials that will help you achieve a good command of HTML5. Please feel free to share with us other useful tutorials that have kept you busy! HTML5 Tutorials and Techniques Designing a Blog With HTML5 HTML 5′s feature set involves JavaScript APIs that make it easier to develop interactive web pages; let’s look at how to mark up a blog: Code a Vibrant Professional Web Design with HTML5/CSS3 In this Web design tutorial, we will convert the vibrant and professional design with the help of HTML5 and CSS3: Implementing HTML5 Drag and Drop One of the new features in HTML5 is native drag and drop. (ik)

Graphic Design Box | Πως το έλεγαν εκείνο το προγραμματάκι… A successful Git branching model & In this post I present the development model that I’ve introduced for some of my projects (both at work and private) about a year ago, and which has turned out to be very successful. I’ve been meaning to write about it for a while now, but I’ve never really found the time to do so thoroughly, until now. I won’t talk about any of the projects’ details, merely about the branching strategy and release management. Why git? ¶ For a thorough discussion on the pros and cons of Git compared to centralized source code control systems, see the web. But with Git, these actions are extremely cheap and simple, and they are considered one of the core parts of your daily workflow, really. As a consequence of its simplicity and repetitive nature, branching and merging are no longer something to be afraid of. Enough about the tools, let’s head onto the development model. Decentralized but centralized ¶ Each developer pulls and pushes to origin. The main branches ¶ masterdevelop Supporting branches ¶ develop

21 free ebooks for designers There has always been a healthy market for commercial books written by experts, and this isn't likely to change any time soon: sometimes there's just no substitute for splashing your cash and getting high quality content in return. That said, there's a growing movement towards free and freemium content on the web, and the quality of the content is often on a par with the books you'd part with cash for. 5 must-read books for design students Obviously nobody can afford to print and distribute free physical books (with the exception of the excellent World Book Night movement), but in this age of tablets, smartphones and laptops the electronic book offers a fantastic, and very cheap, way to spread this content. So, with all that in mind, what content can you get for free in the field of design? A quick search on your favourite search engine will reveal hundreds of offerings, making it difficult to sift the wheat from the chaff. 01. 02. 03. 04. 05. 06. 07. 08. 09. 10. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17.

8 Things Every Creative Should Know Since graduating from design school eight years ago, Adam J. Kurtz has worked various full-time jobs in creative fields, from film production to advertising to designing gifs for BuzzFeed. But all the while, he was pursuing the work he loved on the side, through self-publishing zines and producing witty novelty wares like pins and stationery. That side hustle led the young designer and artist to develop his own business and become a published author. Titled Things Are What You Make of Them: Life Advice for Creatives, the book is available this month through Penguin’s TarcherPerigee imprint. Each color-coded chapter is made up of a series of handwritten notes, on ripped out sheets of notepaper, in Kurtz’s playful, all-caps scrawl. His advice ranges from “How to Be Happier” to “Working with Friends & Family,” and truth be told, can be beneficial to people of all professions, right brain-leaning or not.

7 Habits of Effective Artists What separates successful artists from their fans? 3D artist and animator, Andrew Price, gives you some advice to improve your artistic development. In 2015, creator Andrew Pierce made a bet with his younger cousin: whoever managed to get 1000 likes for their painting work and 2D drawing would win $1000. Six months later, Andrew had done it. In it, he shares how to be a more effective artist, the habits and practices of the best artists in computer graphics and tricks and advice on how to improve your own work. 7 habits to be a more efficient and creative artist 1. You should work on your technique, pieces, tasks, or some other kind of creative objective every day. Starting is normally the hardest part. 2. Most creatives have this affliction and many artists would consider it one of their strengths: being a perfectionist. 3. It’s common to see works of artists we admire and assume they were born to do what they do. 4. You’ve probably heard the phrase, “practice makes perfect.” 5. 7.