Tag Archives: Illustrator

Using Templates to Design – Print, Promo Products & Signs

  Trade show booths, converted envelopes, coffee mugs, die cut folders, POS displays, folded mailpieces… what first step do all these design projects share? In each case, you will want to ask for a template from your printer before you … Continue reading

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Print Housecleaning: Stirring Up the Digital Divide

  The turn of a new year is always time for some housecleaning here at ImageSmith. And, as usual, amid the dust, paperwork and clutter that accumulates in any production environment we always find a few surprising reminders of how … Continue reading

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Kuler is now Color! Plus, the New Color Theme Tool in Adobe InDesign CC 2014

  The latest update for Adobe InDesign CC 2014 gives you a great new tool for creating a beautiful matching color palette based on the images and artwork already in your layout. The Color Theme tool will create for you … Continue reading

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Hard to Hide: Disabling an Overactive Welcome Screen in Illustrator CC 2014

  When the Welcome gets worn out… With each new software upgrade, organizing your workspace and learning the new tools and interface changes can take a little time. Creative Cloud software generally launches by default a Welcome screen with helpful … Continue reading

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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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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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