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USE COREL DRAW X7. it is designed for all this purpose. great for what your doing; trust me i have used it for shop fronts. http://www.coreldraw.com/us/product/graphic-design-software/


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You can't actually increase the resolution of an image once you have it, unless the photographer has a higher quality file that you can go back to. I would suggest getting RAW files if you reshoot because they are lossless/ not compressed by the camera.


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If there is a luxury of possibility to re-shoot, I would ask your photographer to re-shoot at the highest possible megapixel that your photographer's camera allow. In this case I would suggest min of 18megapixel setting. and printing your image at atleast 150dpi. This should look still good from close distance. Other option is to use 3rd party plugins for ...


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In these cases, you really need to speak with the company that will be printing the actual job. They will have prepress guidelines that address your questions exactly. However, they will likely suggest image resolution of about 100 to 150ppi (Pixels Per Inch) at final size. 300ppi is probably higher than required, and as you've discovered, makes absolutely ...


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That's a nasty conundrum. It's pretty grim when a client has misplaced, deleted or otherwise lost a key identity asset. There is a way to recover in Photoshop, since you say that the logo is a solid. You already know the PMS color, so the procedure is to isolate the bevel and drop shadow effects and make them a Black spot color, then create a spot channel ...


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If you are charging a flat rate based on the project, as you mentioned earlier, make sure you give a clear description of what that covers. Some clients, as I'm sure you know will ask for many revisions while others will gladly accept what you design for them on the first round. So setting clear expectations around your 'fixed price' will help avoid ...


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Yes, black counts as a color. However, you can use 100%k if you'd like. I've never called out a specific Pantone Black unless there was a reason I wanted that Pantone black. As @JohnB points out, Pantone makes a number of blacks, if you aren't looking for one of those (tinted) blacks, then using 100K is just fine.


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It really depends on who is doing the printing. Many mom and pop print houses don't have the capability to run process colors, so they will often farm out process work. They mark up that cost and pass it back to you. This can make process color jobs more expensive for those types of print houses. (Note: Some places like Kinkos do this as well) However, if ...


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Although the best answer would be 'check some printers', I'd say, yes, usually 4 spot colour printing is more expensive. At least for regular offset printing. A typical printer will have their presses loaded with cyan, magenta, yellow and black ink, for this is the process that is the most commonly chosen. Changing the type of ink loaded into a press takes ...


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Yes, Black belongs to the set of 14 Pantone Basic colors from which all other PMS colors are mixed: If you're using Illustrator, you can find it as a swatch in the PMS color book swatch library Or in the Color Libraries in Photoshop: There are other "Blacks" available (Black 2, Black 3, Black 4, Black 5, Black 6, Black 7) but they are all tinted ...


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1st question : How can I check that the logo (PSD file) is set in the correct PMS#? What should be the color mode of this document? If the document (as a whole) is not showing any Pantone colors on the printer's side, then it's not likely set up with a proper Pantone color. 2nd question : How should the PSD logo be imported into the Ai layout to ...


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Maybe I'm sticking my nose in where you've already made your decision but let me be a contrarian: Why are you so against glossy? Every time I've printed color images on flat or matte stock they just don't look as good as they do on glossy paper. Even the very best plain stock pales compared to glossy for retaining the depth, sharpness, brilliance and purity ...


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If you have the capability and the time to experiment, I would try glossy dots on a matte background.


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Here are a couple of things you could do... Stroke the black: Use an outer Glow, this may not work depending on the rest of the design: Stroke all of them, this is what I think I would do:


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Keep it simple: use a subtle outline on each of the circular swatches. From what I can see, the colour and thickness of the horizontal white line would be great.


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What is dimension of the print document ? If its very big with compare to the screenshots, If 1 px of screenshots is same as 1 px of print document , then you can leave it as it is. That is if you don't have to scale the screenshots, it is fine for printing, and you ignore PPI. Some things to follow. Adjust colors of screenshots, CMYK mode will be best. ...


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This question has been asked on SuperUser and StackOverflow, but I think having it here too is okay. Its something I never even considered. The answer appears to be to use Phantom.js or one of the websites people have already built with it: Screenshot Utilities from the Phantom.js website Screenshot utility someone on StackOverflow made using Phantom.js ...


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You've gotten some good answers about the differences between the types of paper but not so much on the And how can I make a decision? part. Here are some considerations: Who is the audience of the trade show? Industry executives or general public? Will they be carrying "swag bags" or brief cases or anything to put said flyer in? What size are you ...


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In addition to weights and finish there's what tailors call "hand" - how it feels when you're holding it. The weight and finish will contribute to the total feel of the document in your hand as well as how colors appear and the overall look. What look or feel are you going for? There's as much variety in materials and finishes as there are in inks; are you ...


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There are basically 3 or 4 types of general finishes on stock without getting into texture finishes such as laid or linen... Newsprint/Craft/etc. : These are low-end raw papers used more for utility purposes. Customarily not used for consumer level marketing materials. Newsprint obviously refers to newspapers to give you an idea of quality. Offset : a ...


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The 'pound' of paper (paper weight) refers to (supposedly, though I think this is a loose rule of thumb) the weight of a ream of said paper. The heaver the pound, the denser (typically, thicker) the paper. 20# paper is your typical copier paper. 80# and 100# are thicker/sturdier and (literally) 'heftier'. Most paper above 50# is considered 'card stock' ...


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When generating a PDF for print production you should first use the PDF/X-1a setting. "High Quality Print" is okay, but PDF/X-1a is much better. It ensures the PDF will meet standard requirements for press in terms of color, flattening, etc. It is also important to always select the Crop Marks option unless you're asked not to specifically. Crop marks tell ...


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If this is for print production, the white is irrelevant and can remain without any issues. White = stock (paper) in print. In any event to remove the background fill of the shape when a pattern overly is applied, simply reduce the Fill Opacity to 0% for that layer. Of course, this assume the white is not actually part of the pattern used in the ...


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if you are using illustrator, expand the fill, it should give you the circles and the white background. if you're in photoshop use multiply it will get rid of the white. if you export the picture as png it should only have the dots with the transparency


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The quality of images available for download from that Flicker account should be adequate enough when you print them. They aren't very low resolution, so like mentioned in the other posts, you should be able to get by without having to stretch or resize the images. I would either use Illustrator or Indesign to print the work if you're not planning on ...


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I wasn't able to find, on a casual search, any images that would be too small to fill a 3x5 notebook. Don't be misled by any "72 ppi" that you see. It's a very common misconception (even among beginning designers) that this is something to pay attention to. It's not relevant at all for print purposes, because all that matters is the actual resolution (in ...


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Some of those images would work. You need a minimum of 240ppi for most print production. 300ppi is often referred to because it's a nice round number, but the reality is for 150 lines per inch (most print production) you can get away with 240ppi. And more pixels per inch are never an issue. If you download the original of many of those images, open them in ...


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Similar to Ryan's answer but more a choice from your own branding guidelines. You can use Ryan's suggestion, or you can use the one that's even better from your guidelines. The one on the bottom left: I think it's beautifully branded by the way. Something like this - you can pull the template straight out of the PDF you linked to:


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Since you're not a Subgroup I would do: Name, position, and contact information at the top. Maybe with a blue dividing line. Then logo on the bottom right as stipulated and leave the entire space to the left of it empty. There's no reason to over think it.


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Color books have CIE Lab numbers with each swatch that give the device-independent color specification for that swatch. "Device independent" means just that: regardless of the medium or substrate, a 100% opaque sample will have that exact perceived color under standard lighting. There is only one way to assure totally consistent color, though, and that is ...


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Your problem probably lies with the fact that Corel Draw only allows CMYK formats and InDesign uses both RGB and CMYK. When you export a file in a CMYK format and view it on a screen which is essentially an RGB screen everything looks dull or washed out. If you're exporting the PDF to print, you shouldn't worry about the colors you see there, but if ...


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[How] can I be sure that this PDF generated from InDesign will print to paper as it is shown on screen in PDF ? You can't. There at least a dozen variables in the path from screen to press. You can not control all of them and it's entirely possible ones you can control are incorrect. You have to calibrate everything - monitors, scanners - use proper ...


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You could try scanning it in at something ridiculously high like 600 dpi, then resizing it in Photoshop down to 300 dpi but keeping the same pixel count (in other words - scan it in at 600 dpi; you end up with something like 4960 X 7016 pixels. Resize it to 300 dpi, but keep the actual pixel size at 4960 x 7016. You will now have an image that's larger than ...


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I work for a group called Active Living Coalition for Older Adults (alcoa.ca) — we were looking into design issues affecting websites and found this site to be very helpful: http://www.nia.nih.gov. Regarding print, the stronger the contrast the better. For type size, we use 12/14pt for body text, nothing lower (footers/headers, footnotes are 10/12pt). I ...


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Sounds like you need to look into some color calibration. Some tips I wouls give you is take your design to a local printers such as UPS or FedEx and you could order a single run proof. I would also look into a CMYK color book to know what CMYK values you should use and it helps in the color calibration. In regards to graidents I would highly advice ...


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It's recommended to start new chapters on the recto page of a manuscript, as it establishes a predictable flow for the reader to follow. The resulting occasional blank pages are actually a part of establishing this rhythm, making the divisions between chapters even more distinct. This recommendation is listed in rule 1.48 requires login of the Chicago Manual ...


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Can I use any type of ink, even super expensive ones to fill an ink cartridge? That would depend on the printer and what ink is allowed. Most inks are designed to only run on certain types of machines and that is why you see so many. You will probably run into issues. Using a typical inkjet printer, I don't see any way you won't be clogging the ...


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Look for/post at job boards and online portfolios, make inquiries with the ones you prefer. http://forum.deviantart.com/jobs/offers/ There are also "digital webbing" and "penciljack", but I can't post the link as I have to register here and build a reputation to post more than 1 URL. On these you'll probably find more artists in the "American" style ...


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Start by going to your local comic book shop. Many local comic book stores have artists come in regularly for signing and sketches. A lot of employees might also moonlight as illustrators. They may not be Manga but they might be able to do it or know someone that does. If you already have an artist in mind, drop them an email or twitter. Say you want to ...


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how would one go about it? Pretty much like you'd hire any professional. Ask around. Get recommendations. Look at previous work. Interview, etc. any costs associated with it? Again like any professional, you'd ask for an estimate. They'd provide that to you. And what are the publication costs, in such an endeavor? From free (self publish ...


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The cheapest way to do it is with pantone gold. But that is only a avarage way to achieve gold. The real deal is to use «Hot Stamping». A heated die presses the gold-foil onto the stationary. Which results in a realy cool gold effect. The downside of this are the costs because you need a separate die for every size. So if you have two products with two ...


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My opinion... Top Card The wing-like logo is much too large. Cut it by 50% and it'll convey more upper scale design. Large logos SCREAM at the viewer. You probably don't want that. Are they supposed to be back-to-back Ks? If they are, the line weights seem reversed to me - they should be thicker in the middle tapering to the outside. But that's just my ...


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This is obviously an opinion-based answer to an opinion-based question so I hope you take it with a grain of salt. First Design: I don't like business cards that don't have an obvious front and back. Your first design feels more like a club flyer than a business card for this reason; it doesn't fit my mental limits of what a business card should be and do. ...


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If it's staying on your PC, MS's Symbol and Wingdings fonts provide some good choices. If you want something a little more modern with a nice set of icons and a really permissive license, why not use Font Awesome? There are some other icon sets out there - Glyphicons and Entypo come to mind, that were made for the screen but, depending on the icon and your ...


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As I know there is no software that natively supports hexa-color space (e.g. CMYKOG by Pantone or one you mentioned). You can take this advantage manually via multichannel mode in Photoshop. But it is really tricky and requires constant color separation and tests. As for desktop printers which use 6 colors. This printers have own color separation and RIP ...


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I usually adjust for ink limits at the same time I convert my images to cmyk as part of my colour correcting workflow. I use the Info panel and with one of the read outs to total ink. Then when I am adjusting my colour curves or levels I can watch for total ink coverage. I also forget to do this a lot, and catch my mistakes in acrobat or InDesign and have ...



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