Graphic Design

Graphic design tips to help you create the perfect look for your project.

Photoshop Layers Tutorial for Beginners

Improve your work flow in Adobe Photoshop with the freedom and flexibility of the layers feature.

10 Tips to Design a Business Card that Will Land Leads

These business card design tips will give you an effective jump-start on your next project!

Design Ideas for a Unique Business Card

Make your project as easy as possible by using these resources to finalize artwork and then send the files to our presses for your next order!

8 Key Brochure Design Elements

The goal of a brochure is to lead to an action such as a sale. Before this can happen, you have to convince the customer to pick it up and open it.

28 Amazing Grunge Fonts

If you would like to add a grunge look to your designs, then this list is perfect for you.

5 Steps to A Successful Custom Greeting Card

Custom greeting cards are a great way to send a highly personalized message to customers, friends, and family.

The Six Things You Can Do To Make Your Brochures More Interesting

Creating a brochure takes time and money, so be sure your investment in a brochure printing is well spent by making your brochures as interesting as possible.

Nubbytwiglet's 7 Tips on How To Make A Print-Based Portfolio

A portfolio is one all-important marketing/advertising piece that is necessary for every graphic designer, web designer, home interior decorator, fashion designer, lawn and garden caretaker, and anyone else who provides a tangible service to clients.

Accordion Fold

Need a fresh, new look for your promotional materials?

How To Add a Stone Texture Using 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.

Adding Streaks of Light to Images Using Photoshop

A stunning photo combined with light streaks can make for a very appealing ad for poster printing, brochures, and more.

Advanced Catalog Preparation Tips

Catalogs are like providing sales staff for your customers 24 hours a day.

Smart Print Design: All About Space

In graphics design, space is one of the most crucial aspects to consider in order to come up with effective designs and layouts.

Alternative Uses for Business Card Stock

A business card is extremely cheap to print compared to other marketing materials.

Angry Bird Illustrator Tutorial

Ah, Angry Birds - one of the most popular online games for quite some time now.

Basic Booklet Design Considerations

Custom booklets are an excellent way of reaching out to customers, especially if they are well designed and are printed by a skilled commercial printer.

Basic Business Card Layout

While business card printing is arguably the simplest advertising form, it can also be the most difficult to design.

Better Photography for Your Postcards

Even in this day of electronic mail, messaging, and texting, postcard printing is still a popular item for both advertising and keepsake purposes.

Better Type Layout for Your Booklet

When designing the type layout for booklet printing or catalog printing, you must consider both the overall look and readability.

Considerations for Business Cards with a Black Background

Well-made black business cards can look very striking and help your company stand out from the rest.

Booklet Binding: Spiral vs. Saddle-stiched vs. Perfect Binding

When printing out your marketing booklets, you can choose from several binding alternatives.

Typography Tips that Work

Typography is one factor of booklet printing that decides whether or not your booklet gets read by customers.

Brochure Printing Layout: Tips and Ideas

Boring brochures abound. It’s easy to see why this happens: we all get in a rut and designing interesting brochures is often the last thing on our minds.

Frequently Asked Questions When Designing Business Cards

There are a lot of funny ideas floating around about solid business card design techniques.

Business Card Design Tips for the Consultant

Before you begin designing a business card for a consultant client, knowing what field of consulting they are in will better help you create a look that works for them.

Business Card Layout Ideas

Business card printing is a fundamental advertising format that you cannot afford to pass over.

Business Card Logos

When designing your business card, you probably know to include such information as the company name, your name, address, phone numbers, email, and web address.

Creating an Effective Catalog Design

Designing a high quality catalog can seem like a daunting task, but keeping a few tips in mind will help reduce the amount of time you spend on your catalog printing project.

Catalog Printing: Photography Tips

One of the most important elements in a catalog are the photographs of the products.

The Basics of Catalog Design

Catalog printing will be interwoven into the corporate advertising fabric for a long time to come.

Choosing Appropriate Fonts for Brochure Body Copy

Choosing the right font for brochure printing can make a big difference in success.

Choosing a Custom Font for Business Cards

Because of the delicate nature of business cards, choosing the right font can be a tricky venture.

Choosing the Right Fold for Your Brochure

One of the first decisions to be made when planning your brochure design is the type of fold to use.

18 Excellent Collections of Free Photoshop Brushes

As many designers should know, brushes are an integral part of adding details, textures and minor embellishments that complete an otherwise bare and simple design for website designs, postcards, posters or brochure printing.

Color Meanings and Business Card Design

Most people have a general idea of the effect colors can have on you.

Improve Your Color Printing Using Color Theory

For the do-it-yourself business person, there are a number of design tips and tricks that can go a long way in improving the professionalism of your color printing projects.

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.

Considerations for Creating Catalogs

Catalogs are essential selling tools for businesses with lots of products.

Excellent Corporate Identity Ideas

Designing the perfect business card that reflects your company's identity can be quite a challenge, much more if it's designing an entire corporate identity package.

Create Amazing Logos

Logos are the biggest little thing you will create as a designer.

Create a Retro Poster in Photoshop

A trend that never seems to go out of style is the retro look, especially when used for poster printing.

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.

Create your own Paint Palette icon in Adobe Photoshop

In this tutorial we will show you how you can create your own Paint Palette Icon.

Creating an extruded glass text effect using Adobe Photoshop

Sleek glass effects are popular as of late in many design fields.

Creating Glossy Chrome Vehicle Emblems

There is a certain elegance to vehicle emblems that, if used correctly, would make any of your titles and headings on your booklet printing or brochure printing projects look all the more impressive.

Creating Marketing Brochures

One of the first things a small business is likely to spend money on is creating a brochure or flyer to announce their product, goods and services.

How To Create Powerful Brochures and Flyers

Producing brochures and flyers is easy; making sure that they are successful in catching the attention of customers is another story entirely.

10 Creative Folded Brochure Designs

Brochures have so much room for you to flex your creativity.

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.

Design a 3D Butterfly Using Illustrator

A 3D illustration can really add a lot of depth to a design.

How To Design a Better Catalog Cover

Your catalog cover will serve as a first impression of the contents inside.

How to Design a Fitness Poster

The overall feel of a fitness poster needs to be inspiring.

Designing Business Cards with Your Company Logo

When your business is ready to start printing business cards, make sure you don’t forget the ever important logo.

Designing Custom Posters

The statement “bigger is better” seems to be the motto for modern advertising, which is why so many companies are using posters to market new products or services, to spread the word about upcoming events, or even to use as giveaways such as inspirational art.

Tips for Designing a Half Fold Brochure

Half fold brochures are good for but not limited to menus, price lists, and programs.

Tips for Designing a Roll Fold Brochure

There are many different folding choices when it comes to brochure printing designed in a roll fold, sometimes called a barrel fold.

Graphic Design Mistakes to Avoid for Catalogs

Designers have a lot to do with the ultimate success of catalog printing and marketing.

How to Design a Real Estate Brochure

In a competitive business like real estate, any advantage is a good one.

How to Design a Z Fold Brochure

A Z fold, which is basically an accordion fold, is a great brochure folding option because it offers a lot of versatility.

Door Hanger Design Tips and Tricks

For the uninitiated, door hangers are those advertisements that people leave hanging on your front door for you to find when you come home.

Effective Tips on Maximizing Resolution and Color

While this article deals with basics of resolution and color models in postcard printing and other marketing materials, let us now discuss how to make them work to their fullest potential.

Evolution of Brochure Design

Over the last century, brochure design for has gone through a radical shift.

Fashionable Glitter Styled Text with Photoshop Effects

Are you creating a fashion magazine? Do you need specialized type designs for catalog printing, or booklet printing?

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.

39 Free and 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.

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.

Graphic Design Rules for Flyers

It is easy to throw together a flyer using clip art images, a few colors, and a couple of different fonts, but will a quick design without more thought be worth the printing costs?

How To Give Your Old Brochures A Makeover

Brochures are your ambassadors. They promote your company, products, and services when you can’t be there to shake hands with a potential customer and explain your business for you.

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.

How to Design a 3D Logo in Illustrator

Designing an eye-catching and memorable logo is as easy as choosing a font and adding a 3D effect.

How to Design a Brochure for Your School Event

Printing brochures is a great way to tell people about an event, but you will want to keep a few things in mind when designing a brochure.

ow 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.

How To Succeed by Knowing Your Niche in Graphic Design

Starting a career in graphic design can be a challenge, especially when you haven't defined your unique niche.

How to Use a Template for Catalog Printing

Direct mail catalogs open up an entire new customer base for your company by reaching those consumers who may never set foot in your store or visit your website.

Inspiring Brochure and Catalog Examples Part I

Breaking free from the mold of commonplace brochure and catalog design can be quite tricky if you find yourself staring at a blank canvas at the end of a tiring day.

Inspiring Brochure and Catalog Examples Part 2

Craving for more creativity when it comes to brochures and catalogs?

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.

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.

Want to Make Your Own Business Cards? Try These 7 Tricks

Business cards are an important part of making a connection with potential clients.

Making Calendars

Calendars are a promotional tool that enable your company to be displayed daily.

Moon and Stars Vector Tutorial using Illustrator

Creating the moon and some stars is pretty easy when you use Adobe Illustrator.

Choosing a More Legible Font for Your Poster

The challenge with poster printing is to create a design that is easily understood in just a matter of seconds.

Photoshop Guide: Getting that nostalgic old 1900s sepia photo effect

There was an era in the early 1900s when some photographs were not merely black and white.

Photoshop Your Postcard Design

Postcard printing is an excellent marketing tool, not just because they are cheap to mail and have a high return, but they are also easy to create.

Postcards Inspiration Gallery

Postcards mailed directly to customers still boast one of the highest response rates for direct mail.

Postcard Layout Techniques

Postcards are popular because they are easy to make and cheap to print.

Excellent Poster Design Involves Artistic Guidelines

Rarely do people invest a large amount of time studying posters.

Design the Perfect Poster for Your Landscaping Business

A good poster is a fabulous way to draw attention to your business, but designing a poster is a delicate art.

Printing Basics: Font Tips and Tricks

When designing any kind of print advertising, there are a number of important considerations when selecting the right fonts.

Pros and Cons of Using a Brochure Template

If you have decided to do a brochure printing, you may be overwhelmed by the whole process of finding a designer, copywriter, and printer.

How to Make a Registration Brochure

If you are planning to hold an event that requires registration, consider a registration brochure.

Rules for Poster Design

Posters are an advertising tool meant to capture the attention of customers while on the move.

Simple Vector Light Bulb Tutorial Using Illustrator

Light bulbs are one of the best and simplest symbols/icons for ideas and enlightenment.

Steps for Creating an Impressive Music Poster

Band or concert posters are a necessity in the music industry for spreading the word about an upcoming concert or for giving fans a product to remember the night of the event.

Tips for an Attractive Travel Brochure

Brochure printing is a marketing tool that is important to most businesses, but when it comes to travel agencies, a brochure is a necessity.

Tips for Designing a Business Card 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.

Tips for Halloween Graphic Design

Whether you are a designer looking for ideas for a client or a small business owner who wants to design some marketing materials yourself, Halloween provides lots of opportunities for getting creative.

Tips for a More Modern Business Card

Are you just starting out in business and creating a business card from scratch, or have you been in business for years and need to update your business cards?

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.

Top 10 Graphic Design Sites For Creative Inspiration

As a graphic designer, you can never have enough design ideas.

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.

Create a Glowing Tree in Photoshop

Composition in Photoshop can be a challenge when you need to create images that look like objects in nature.

Turn Your Foldover Business Card into a Brochure

Instead of your traditional 3.5” x 2” business cards, consider a foldover business card.

Turning Your Photos Into Comic Book Art Using Photoshop

If you're looking into designing posters, custom business cards, flyers or maybe for catalog printing with a comic or animation theme, you will be glad to know that this is a very manageable effect to do in Photoshop.

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, with its ever growing fanbase online, business card printing designs.

Amazing 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.

Typography and Brochures: Choosing the Right Fonts

When creating a brochure, you have to be careful which font you select.

Typography Guidelines: Online vs. In Print

Typography is extremely important in marketing media, whether it is for a website or for brochure printing.

Typography Terms Every Graphic Designer Should Know

Every designer knows that the type you use has a big affect on the overall design of any project, be it a catalog, business cards, websites, or posters.

Unfocused or Bokeh light effects made easy using Adobe Photoshop

Unfocused light effects, or more formally known as Bokeh effects, are used in many creative style designs for booklet printing, brochure printing, web designs, and sometimes even in movies.

Useful Resources for Freelance Graphic Designers

The internet offers a wide variety of tutorials and other helpful websites for graphic designers.

Vector Wood textured text effect using Adobe Illustrator

Creating wood textured text effects in Adobe Photoshop is mighty easy, but some people tend to be discouraged when they want to do it in Vector using Adobe Illustrator.

Warping Text to Fit into Shapes with Illustrator

Depending on your design theme, there will probably situations where you want to integrate your text and warp them to fit certain shapes.