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    • Sometimes We All Need a Helping Hand Created: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, September 30, 2014
      Remind yourself that you need others in your business life by using feng shui to enhance your creative workspace.
    • Show That You are the Expert Created: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, September 30, 2014
      It's ok to remind yourself and others that you are the expert. Use feng shui in your workspace to attract fame and enhance your reputation with others.
    • The Colorful and Not So Colorful Gray in Desktop Publishing Created: Thursday, September 25, 2014 Updated: Thursday, September 25, 2014
      Lots of words have multiple meanings. In desktop publishing and graphic design, gray is a color. Or, maybe it's not.
    • Find a Desktop Publishing and Graphic Design Mentor Created: Sunday, August 31, 2014 Updated: Sunday, August 31, 2014
      Mentors play an important part in learning design and building a desktop publishing (or any kind of) business. Incorporate your influencers when creating a healthy workspace using feng shui.
    • Increase Your Desktop Publishing Skills and Knowledge Created: Sunday, August 31, 2014 Updated: Sunday, August 31, 2014
      By creating a graphic design or desktop publishing workspace that is conducive to learning you can build your business and produce better design projects for clients, employers, or yourself.
    • The Healthy Gestalt of Your Desktop Publishing Workspace Created: Sunday, August 31, 2014 Updated: Sunday, August 31, 2014
      You can increase your productivity, do better graphic design, and build your business by using feng shui to create a healthy office space.
    • Headline Created: Thursday, July 31, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Whether or not you are the one writing headlines, as a designer learn how to format better headlines.
    • Monospaced Fonts Created: Thursday, July 31, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Monospaced fonts may have originated with typewriters but they have several uses in today's desktop publishing.
    • Grouping Created: Thursday, July 31, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Grouping is a way of creating order, a visual hierarchy, and interest when doing page layout in print or on screen.
    • How Do You Punctuate a Quote Used as a Headline? Created: Monday, June 16, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014
      If you write an article title that is a direct quote, what kind of punctuation do you use? Here are some suggestions.
    • How to Make Desktop Publishing Fun Created: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014
      Desktop publishing can be fun to learn and do. Try these ideas for fun projects and a relaxed approach to learning to use desktop publishing software.
    • Cognition Created: Thursday, June 05, 2014 Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014
      In graphic design, cognition involves creating page layouts that meet the expectations of our audience. Our design choices can create designs that resonate with viewers or create conflict.
    • Value of Eye Appeal in Document Design Created: Sunday, May 11, 2014 Updated: Sunday, May 11, 2014
      Visual appeal of a document is not dependent on the features of the software used to create it. It's the designer who can make or break a design.
    • Passive Income With Desktop Publishing Created: Wednesday, May 07, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, May 07, 2014
      Desktop publishing and graphic design are not generally thought of as producers of passive income but perhaps you can change that.
    • Calling Yourself a Graphic Designer is So Wrong Created: Tuesday, May 06, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, May 06, 2014
      You can be a graphic designer but perhaps you shouldn't focus on the job title when talking to clients.
    • Faster Document Formatting Created: Monday, May 05, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014
      Format your desktop publishing documents more quickly with these tips and ideas.
    • What Should Desktop Publishing Software Do For You? Created: Monday, May 05, 2014 Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014
      Browse a dream list of options for desktop publishing software. Some are specific features that some apps already do in one way or another while other attributes are more futuristic.
    • Word Counts and Copyfitting Text Created: Sunday, May 04, 2014 Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014
      Try these 4 ways to use copyfitting text to fit all your text into a layout.
    • Pretty Readable Resumes and Design Projects Created: Saturday, May 03, 2014 Updated: Saturday, May 03, 2014
      Why the design can be almost as important as the content.
    • Attention to Detail in Text Composition Created: Friday, May 02, 2014 Updated: Friday, May 02, 2014
      Paying attention to the little details can be just as important as choosing the right images, fonts, and colors. Fine-tune your graphic design compositions.
    • Put Your Personal Stamp on Your Designs Created: Thursday, May 01, 2014 Updated: Thursday, May 01, 2014
      Use personalized stamps for that extra creative touch on your cards,and letters.
    • Microsoft Word is Not Desktop Publishing Software Created: Thursday, May 01, 2014 Updated: Thursday, May 01, 2014
      Microsoft Word has its uses but it's not a page layout program. If you are going to use it as such be prepared for the problems associated with it.
    • Are You An Artist? Created: Thursday, May 01, 2014 Updated: Thursday, May 01, 2014
      Is a graphic designer an artist or is art a category of its own? Opinions differ.
    • Yellow Pages Ads Are Not Magazine Advertising Created: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 30, 2014
      When designing Yellow Pages ads or other small space advertising, don't try to make it into glossy magazine ad. They aren't the same.
    • Balance as a Principle of Design Created: Tuesday, April 08, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      Get an introduction to the types of balance used in page layout.
    • Symmetrical Balance Created: Tuesday, April 08, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      Look at some examples of symmetrical balance in this lesson on the Principles of Design.
    • Asymmetrical Balance Created: Tuesday, April 08, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      Look at some examples of symmetrical balance in this lesson on the Principles of Design.
    • Radial Balance Created: Tuesday, April 08, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      Look at some examples of radial balance in this lesson on the Principles of Design.
    • Rule of Thirds and Balance Created: Tuesday, April 08, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Look at some examples of using the rule of thirds to create visual balance in this lesson on the Principles of Design.
    • Visual Center and Balance Created: Tuesday, April 08, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      Look at some examples of using the visual center to create visual balance in this lesson on the Principles of Design.
    • Grids and Balance Created: Tuesday, April 08, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      Look at some examples of using grids to create visual balance in this lesson on the Principles of Design.
    • Test Your Knowledge of Balance Created: Tuesday, April 08, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      Look at some examples of using grids to create visual balance in this lesson on the Principles of Design.

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