Graphic Design

Letterpress Photoshop Tutorial – Tipster Friday

What a cool effect letterpress creates. The smooth indentations of the paper beg for your finger to glide through the grooves of each letter. The appearance is high-class and the impression big (pun intended). If you don’t have the technology to create true letterpress, you can still get this classy effect with a little Photoshop …

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Graphic Design

The basics of tracking and kerning – Tipster Friday

Do you know what “tracking” and “kerning” mean? If not, there’s no need to worry. Today’s “Tipster Friday” episode explains both, and yes there is a difference. Not everyone knows to check the tracking and kerning of their work, and it isn’t always necessary. Sometimes though, it can make a necessary difference in the layout. …

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Graphic Design

4 terrible script fonts – Tipster Friday

Not all fonts are created equal. In fact, some are downright terrible. That is what today’s Tipster Friday video is all about. From a font-beast to an old-timer font, Ara has some names (and strong opinions) about some of her least favorite script fonts. Something that is especially important to keep in mind when using …

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DSLR Tutorial: ISO
Graphic Design

Basic DSLR Tutorial 3: ISO – Tipster Friday

This is the last video in our 3-part series on DSLR basics. Since it is an installment of Tipster Friday, our resident tipster is here, this week, to explain the basics behind ISO. This refers to your camera’s sensitivity to light. You can use it in a number of ways to focus your photo to …

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Strange Symbols
Writing Tips

4 strange typographic symbols – Tipster Friday

The Tipster Friday video of the day is about strange typographic symbols. They might not seem that strange when you read them in your everyday life, but set on their own, it is obvious that most of us know little or nothing about them. Each one actually has a cool name and an interesting history …

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Alumni Brochure
Fundraising

3 ways to increase alumni giving

Our subject for today’s Tipster Friday surrounds the topic of alumni giving. This is a topic important to every college and university. The key to alumni giving though, is first alumni engagement. Ara has some tips for how to increase alumni giving through engagement, as well as some little tricks to push them in the …

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