Monthly Archives: July 2014

Designing Product Labels: Stick a Label on a Bottle with Illustrator and PhotoShop

  OUR PROJECT: design a label and show it in use on the actual product. We need to create print-ready label files AND on-product demos for proofing those labels – a very common scenario for the designer. Moreover, our goal is also … Continue reading

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Auto Generate QR Codes with Data Merge in InDesign CC 2014

  The Data Merge function in InDesign is a powerful, versatile tool for integrated marketing. We use it for variable data printing to personalize individual pieces – text and images – and, if a direct mail piece, to address and … Continue reading

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What’s New in Illustrator CC 2014: Live Corners & Friendlier Pen and Pencil Tools

  Illustrator CC 2014 brings graphic designers some cool new improvements to enhance the “drawing” experience of this vector program. I’ve always loved using Illustrator, although the disconnect between the feeling of drawing on paper vs. fashioning a vector shape … Continue reading

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