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Effective Tips on Maximizing Resolution and Color in Brochures 
We know that the higher the resolution, the better the image quality and that RGB to CMYK translations don’t always go as planned. So what can we do to make sure we've got these resolution and color trouble spots covered? Read on. (read more)

Alternative Uses for Business Card Stock
A business card is extremely cheap to print compared to other marketing materials. For instance, with PrintPlace.com, 500 double-sided business card printing only cost $23.00. It only makes sense to take advantage of this low-cost size for promotional purposes other than just a business card. The following are some useful ideas for 2x3.5 sized paper stock that your company just may want to take advantage of. (read more)

How To Choose the Right Fonts for Your Marketing Materials
The font you use on your business cards, postcards or any printed medium for that matter does say something, if not a lot, about what type of business you run. Not only should you match your font to your brand but also choose a font that is effective in getting attention. If you can accomplish both of these tasks, then you have chosen a winning font for your printed media kit. The following are a few tips on how to choose the right font. (read more)

Tips for Designing Business Cards for Artists
A business card should reflect your personality and style, no matter what type of business you are in, but this is especially true for professionals in a creative industry. When your business is art, then your marketing tools should demonstrate your creativity. In addition to being creative, artists’ business cards need to be functional. This is what presents a difficulty for many an artist, but it does not have to be a problem for you. You can design professional and artistic business cards by incorporating the following tips. (read more)

Color Meanings and Business Card Design
When dealing with business cards and color, consider the reaction you want your business cards to create. Do you want your potential customers to feel motivated, relaxed, or valued? Color can be used to give your audience the subconscious feeling you desire them to have, so decide on this first before choosing your colors. (read more)

Turn Your Foldover Business Card into Brochures
Instead of your traditional 3.5” x 2” business cards, consider a foldover business card. With the added space, you can accomplish two tasks in one by creating both a business card and mini-brochure. Plus a foldover business card is compact and, therefore, easy to carry and keep. They also cost less than traditional brochures and business card combo. Be sure your mini-brochure is successful by following some tried and true tips. (read more)

Choose Graphics Wisely for Business Cards that Rock 
A business card should always grab attention, but there are times when you really need it to go above and beyond its original purpose. For instance, you may hang you card on a bulletin board where it acts as a mini flyer. Or you might hand out your business cards at a trade show where your leads are also gathering handfuls of business cards from your competition. In order to make a quick impression that will set you apart from other advertisers, include powerful graphics on your business card. If you choose wisely, your graphics will enhance your card’s effectiveness and help you gain customers. (read more)

How To Tie Your Business Card To Your Twitter Account
Your business cards reflect your brand and your way for doing business. If your target audience is part of the Tweeting community, you should make sure that you create a Twitter account and use it to market your business. Your Twitter account should be on your business card and your virtual business card should be on your Twitter account. Make sure that you take the necessary steps for tying your business cards and Twitter account together for a more successful marketing campaign. (read more)

Free Templates for Corporate Print Design
Creating from scratch your own templates for print design can be quite time consuming if you have never before done so. Rather than laboriously building business card templates, brochure templates, letterheads, and a template for every other piece of literature your business needs, check out some free downloadable templates. You are sure to find a template for every corporate design you need in the list of websites below. (read more)

Feng Shui Business Card Design
Feng Shui in graphic design involves the balance of elements and their flow throughout the design. Feng Shui is literally translated Wind and Water. Think about the way that wind and water flow freely throughout the natural world; Feng Shui uses placement of items that allows for chi (universal life force) to flow freely. Some businesses choose to incorporate Feng Shui into their design as a way to avoid bad luck and to encourage good luck with their business ventures. If you wish to incorporate Feng Shui into your business cards, here are some tips to get you started. (read more)

Business Card Design Resources
Business cards can be one cheap yet effective marketing tool for your business, especially if you design them yourself. Never designed your own business card or need some new resources to freshen up your design? Before you begin your design process, take a look at these excellent business card resources to prepare a professional design in no time! (read more)

How To Give Your Business Card a Makeover
If you have been handing out the same business card that you had printed two years ago, then it is probably time for a makeover.Your business card should represent where you are at in your profession and that rarely stays the same year to year. As you grow and change in your environment, so should your business card. (read more)

How To Prepare a Full Bleed Business Card
Your business card is a large part of the first impression you give to your potential customers. Your business card is also a lasting impression and often is kept for future use. Therefore, creating a card that will leave a positive impact on prospects is of vital importance. One way to do this is to print your business cards with a full bleed. (read more)

Tips for Preparing a Business Card Logo for Printing
In order for your logo design to look its best on your business card, you will need to follow the proper steps for preparing it for printing. The size, color, and file type all have to be exactly right in order for the best quality. (read more)

Excellent Corporate Identity Designs
Designing the perfect business card that reflects your company's identity can be quite difficult, much more if its designing an entire corporate identity package. Here are some ideas that can help you jumpstart your creativity. (read more)

Make a Quick Paper Texture in Photoshop
Instead of using a plain colored background or borrowing a texture, why not create your own? It is very easy to do and will make your business card or poster printing design have its very own look. Plus, you can go more traditional with your paper texture or make it look more grunge. Whatever type of paper texture you need, the steps below should help you set it up correctly as well as allow you to take the design in the direction you want to go. (read more)

How To Create a Brochure in Photoshop
Designing a brochure is not the easiest task that you may undertake, but it is possible if you follow some design guidelines. Although InDesign is a better program for creating multi-page brochures and booklets, a simple folded brochure can be designed in Photoshop if you are more comfortable with this program. The following tutorial will take you through the necessary steps for setting up a trifold brochure design in Photoshop and preparing it for your brochure printing company. (read more)

How To Create a Basic Poster in Photoshop
If you would like to try your hand at designing a poster in Photoshop, this tutorial will help you learn how to do just this while following the right guidelines. All poster printers require designers to follow certain guidelines to prepare a design for print, so make sure you set yours up correctly to avoid costly setbacks. The steps below will help you create a poster that is print ready, but do be sure to contact your printer if you have any questions regarding their requirements. (read more)

How To Add Stone Texture to an Image in Photoshop
Using a stone texture for the background of a business card or to enhance text on a brochure printing design is actually very simple with Photoshop. The best part about creating your own texture is you get to create a completely unique look tailored to your overall design. Below are 9 steps (or less, depending on your goals) to quickly make a stone texture, and a few extra steps on how to add it to a photo. (read more)

More Inspiring Brochure and Catalog Examples Part 2
Craving for more creativity when it comes to brochures and catalogs? You have come to the right place. Here in our second installment we offer more designs and more creativity to inspire you in your design projects. Sit back relax and enjoy this even longer list of brochure printing and catalog printing eye-candy.  (read more)

Inspiring Brochure and Catalog Examples Part I
These eye-catching designs illustrate how creativity and ingenuity is now a vital part of any business' marketing strategy. Hand in hand with top of the line brochure printing and catalog printing quality, these designs are brought into completion reflecting an idea that everybody can certainly learn a lesson from. We hope you enjoy our first installment of brochure and catalog designs gathered from all over the worldwide web. (read more)

Photoshop Your Postcard Design
In this tutorial, you will learn how to correctly create a postcard using Photoshop. Once you get to the design step in this tutorial, you can create your own or look up some nice graphic effects and other postcard tutorials online to get a unique look that matches your message and brand. (read more)

Make a Butterfly with Overlapping Wings in Illustrator
Butterfly illustrations can be used to create wallpapers, logo designs, or even to incorporate nature into a brochure printing design. The following tutorial will show you how to create a unique butterfly with overlapping wings. (read more)

Design a 3D Butterfly Using Illustrator
A 3D illustration can really add a lot of depth to a design. Liven up your poster printing projects or website designs with a butterfly that jumps off the page using this 3D butterfly tutorial. Creating your butterfly in Illustrator is not only easy but also will give you a vector design that you can resize without losing any quality. Simply follow the 14 steps below and you'll have a beautiful butterfly that will look good on any design! (read more)

How To Add Streaks of Light
A stunning photo combined with light streaks can make for a very appealing ad for poster printing, brochures, and more. And the good news is that anyone can add streaks of light to images with Photoshop. The steps are fairly simple and do not require much time. (read more)

Glowing Trees Tutorial
Composition in Photoshop can be a challenge when you need to create images that look like objects in nature. Trees are a great example. Most of us have to reach for a brush or do a lot of work on an existing image to get what we’re looking for. The problem with a brush or pre-existing image is that you’re stuck with what’ve got and can’t typically get the exact look or shape you want for your flyer or brochure printing project. (read more)

Lighting Effect Tutorial
We’ve all had to add lighting effects to a photo, whether it’s creating a new light source or tweaking shadows. With lots of options, sometimes we just need a stylized, off-the-chart effect that grabs attention for a brochure printing or poster printing ad. This tutorial walks you through how to add a classy lighting effect that’s sure to make your work jump off the screen or page. (read more)

Brilliant Typographic Poster Designs
Typography was often overlooked as a major component of design by designers years ago and was considered only secondary to images or illustrations. In this decade, however, typography is slowly getting the spotlight it deserves. Even sometimes replacing images and illustrations altogether, typography can now be seen as the only element present in a print posterbrochure printing piece or web design. In our hopes to get you inspired to design your own typographic poster, presented below are over 20 fabulous examples of typographic poster design. (read more)

Photoshop CS4 Layers Tutorial for Beginners
The Layers feature in Adobe Photoshop CS4 is very addictive once learned. It will make files a bit larger, but it also allows for more freedom in editing different sections of your graphics. Layers also makes it much easier to revert to an earlier stage of editing if you do not like the changes you've made. Even if you have some experience with Layers, this tutorial covers the basic aspects of this handy tool, so you will probably find some tips and tricks to help improve your work flow. Let's get started! (read more)

Create a Vector Object in Illustrator Using Layers and the Pen Tool
An easy way to draw objects in Illustrator is to use an image, layers, and the pen tool. This way, you can create original illustrations for logos, brochure printing, web pages, or whatever project you are creating. (read more)

Creating a Grunge, Wooden Typography Effect in Photoshop CS4
Turning boring text into a point of interest can be easily done in Photoshop CS4 and can really add a lot to any poster, web page, or brochure printing design. In this tutorial, I will show you how to add wood texture with a grunge look to your text in 6 easy steps. (read more) 

Awesome Logo Creations
Here is a collection of clever and effective logo designs from several sites showcasing  logos online. (read more)

13 Creative Folded Brochure Designs (Part 2)
Check out our second installment of awesome brochure design ideas from the incredible talents of graphic designers online. (read more)

10 Creative Folded Brochure Designs
Brochures have so much room for you to flex your creativity such that not only do they tickle your left brain on what artwork and typography to work with, but they also allow you to make the most out of the folded nature of brochure printing. Most designers just go at it panel by panel but some actually leverage on this printed piece's shape giving it a different character when folded and a different one when unfolded. (read more)

What to Look for in a Logo Designer
Logo design is vital to the success of your business. Your logo appears on all of your ads, brochures, booklets, and business card printing. It is the foundation of your brand. Your logo will identify you as a quality business, or otherwise. Although it seems difficult, choosing a logo designer can be simple if you know what to look for. Here are some basic things to consider when searching for a logo designer.  (read more)

Top 10 Graphic Design Sites For Creative Inspiration
As a graphic designer, you can never have enough design ideas. You are always wondering how to make the next poster, website, or brochure printing design stand out. Thankfully, the Internet is full of inspiration. Here are some awesome websites that can really get the creative motor going. (read more)

Typography Guidelines: Online vs. In Print
Typography is extremely important in marketing media, whether it is for a website or for brochure printing. The proper use of typography can help readers to understand and enjoy what they are reading. If readers do not get the message, then your creative efforts are wasted. Keep in mind, though, that the rules for typography contain a few differences from web to print design. If you will be switching between web design and print design, there are some differences in typography you should be aware of. (read more)

39 Free & Useful Web 2.0 Fonts
Finding the right web 2.0 font to use for your digital designs and poster or brochure printing can be a bit of a chore, especially if you are trying to get a precise look. It also can be hard to look through the thousands of websites that offer free web 2.0 fonts with the different styles that you might or might not like in your digital or color brochure designs. So, luckily for you, we are going to give you 40 of the most useful and free web 2.0 fonts that most of our designers love. If you are like most designers, you should also love this list as well. There should be something here that you will like. (read more)

How To Create Amazing Logos
Logos are the biggest little thing you will create as a designer. With one or two words or even just an icon, you have to design something that can represent a company's image. A great logo has to be eye-catching, easy-to-read, and compatible wih everything from business card printing design to printing brochures. The best way to get better at something is to practice and educate yourself. With this in mind, here are some tips for building your logo creating skills.(read more)

Top 10 Sources For Inspiring Photoshop Brushes
Keeping your designs fresh can sometimes be a challenge, especially when your clients want their designs for poster or brochure printing to look like the next guy's. Using unique Photoshop brushes is one of the many ways to keep your projects alive and add a unique touch to that knock-off poster your client so strongly insists upon. Don't waste your time searching for that perfect site for Photoshop brushes, though. Here we've compiled a list of 10 of the best sources for Photoshop brushes, and the best news is that most of them are free (read more)

How to Draw Flowers in Illustrator
Drawing graphics in Illustrator can be a lot of fun, if you know which tools to use and how to correctly operate them. If flowers are what you need for your design, you can choose from a few looks and techniques. Try each one out and choose the one that provides the unique flower look you need for posters, web pages, brochure printing, and more. (read more)

Do Not Fall into These Logo Design Traps
Logos can be tricky to create because they must represent a company and look good on everything from business card printing to billboards. To create logos that will look good for a long time, avoid the following design traps. (read more)

28 Amazing Grunge Fonts
If you would like to add a grunge look to your designs, then this list is perfect for you. Grunge fonts complement a hip background creating an altogether impressive design that's targeted to young audiences. Perfect for use on brochure printing, poster printing as well as web design, here is a list of 28 dynamic grunge fonts. (read more)

The Complete Brochure Design List for Beginners
Brochures can be great persuasive instruments, especially since they have adequate space to convince the reader of what you are selling. As someone new to brochure printing, do not make the mistake of creating a brochure that is purely informational. Here are some steps to help guide you through the process of creating a great brochure. (read more)

15 Impressive Grunge Backgrounds For Free Use
Do you have a taste for grungy designs? While it is easy to actually do your own backgrounds, sometimes it is great to use professionally made grunge backgrounds to add that impressive quality to your design. Luckily for you, there are a lot of free professionally made grunge backgrounds that you can use on the Internet. Here's a couple you can use for brochure printing, poster printing or postcard printing. You should be able to develop great grunge designs in many levels with these backgrounds. Enjoy! (read more)

 

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