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Jacci Howard Bear

Updated Articles and Resources

By Jacci Howard Bear

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • White Color Meanings Created: Wednesday, November 05, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      When you picture purity and cleanliness, you picture the color white. Alone, it could be boring but it can also team up with other colors for a crisp look. Explore more of the nature, culture, and meaning of the color white.
    • Using Your Digital Camera as a Scanner Created: Monday, December 15, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      There was a time when having a scanner, especially a high-resolution flatbed scanner, was an essential piece of office equipment for desktop publishing and graphic design. Today, digital cameras ca...
    • Business Card Created: Thursday, July 07, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Everyone knows what a business card is, right? Maybe not. Do you know the typical size? Do you know what goes on a business card? Do you know the pros and cons of different sizes, shapes, and layouts? Find out here.
    • Microsoft Word Templates for School Created: Saturday, August 30, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Create calendars, class schedules, seating charts, and classroom signs or do book reports and make team sports rosters with these Word templates.
    • Focus on This • Emphasis and the Principles and Elements of Design Created: Wednesday, March 26, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      An element of a design that dominates or becomes the center of interest has emphasis. Learn how to use the elements and principles of design to create emphasis and a focal point for page layouts.
    • Gravure Printing Created: Thursday, August 21, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Learn how gravure or rotogravure printing is done and common uses of gravure printing with respect to desktop publishing and commercial printing.
    • What Color is Vermilion? Created: Monday, January 17, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Orange-red from cinnabar, a mineral. You might see it spelled as vermillion.
    • Finial Created: Wednesday, December 17, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Get the definition and illustration for finials.
    • Crossfolds Created: Tuesday, October 26, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Explore the definition of crossfolds used in folding paper for desktop publishing.
    • Principles of Design Created: Monday, March 31, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      The examples you'll find here demonstrate varying degrees of each of the six principles of design. Do your page layouts use all these principles of design?
    • Emphasis Created: Tuesday, December 06, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Emphasis is about creating a focal point...
    • Principles of Design Created: Sunday, July 27, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      The principles of design govern how the elements of design are arranged within a composition whether that's a logo, a photo collage, or a page from a book. Learn what these principles of design are and how they work.
    • Principles of Design Definitions Created: Tuesday, April 08, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      These definitions use metaphor an allegory to explain how the principles of design work. This is lesson 1 in the introduction to the principles of design self-paced course.
    • Lookalike Fonts Created: Wednesday, April 30, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Which fonts look most like Helvetica? What's a good substitute if you can't find Staccato? Browse this lengthy alphabetical list of fonts that share the same look, sometimes almost identical. These are known as font aliases, clones, or lookalike fonts.
    • Relief Printing Created: Thursday, August 21, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Learn what types of printing processes are known as relief printing and what relief printing means for desktop publishing.
    • Understanding Paper Brightness Created: Sunday, November 14, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      How white is white? In terms of paper, there are many different levels of whiteness or brightness. See how paper brightness affects the quality and appearance of the printed page, especially photos.
    • Color Basics for Print and Web Created: Friday, October 30, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Did you know that the color wheel you learned in school isn't the same as the colors used for the Web? It's not even the way colors are mixed for printing? Well, ok, same colors, just different arr...
    • Parts of a Book Created: Saturday, December 10, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Most books will have at least a front and back cover, title page, and body text but usually there will be many more parts of a book design. Explore the physical components of hardcover and softcover books as well as the design elements that make of the text portion of most books.
    • Light Blue Colors Created: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      From the pale Alice Blue to the blue of the sky, hex codes and RGB numbers and symbolism for the lighter side of blue.
    • Graphic Design Portfolio Projects Created: Wednesday, January 19, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Use these projects to build your graphic design portfolio or simply to provide yourself with some design and layout practice. Create some from your imagination or work from specs provided by imaginary clients for a more real world experience.
    • Scribus Tutorials Created: Friday, January 21, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Scribus tutorials may not be quite as plentiful as those for InDesign or QuarkXPress but they are out there. I've rounded up some that I think you may find useful in getting up and running quickly ...
    • Book Publishing Created: Tuesday, May 05, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Book publishing takes several forms. You can write the book then turn it over to someone else, self-publish, or pick and choose which aspects of book publishing you want to delegate and which you k...
    • CMYK Created: Wednesday, July 30, 2003 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      CMYK refers to four colors of ink used in printing.
    • Calendar Templates for Business Created: Monday, August 18, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Organize your work day or improve your business with these free calendar templates designed with business owners and employees in mind.
    • Condensed Fonts Created: Thursday, December 13, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Fonts in a type family that are narrower and often used to conserve space.
    • Newsletter Design Software for the Mac Created: Thursday, August 21, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Find newsletter design software for the Mac for all skill levels and price ranges. These programs are in addition to professional desktop publishing software programs such as Adobe InDesign and Qua...
    • Symmetrical Created: Thursday, February 03, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Visually the same side to side or top to bottom, symmetrical designs are almost like mirror images when you fold them in half. In some cases, it's the right choice for a page layout.
    • 4 Color, 6 Color, and 8 Color Process Printing Created: Monday, May 18, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      CMYK may be the most prevalent color printing process, but there are others as well. Explore different types of 4C, 6C, and 8C color printing including Hexachrome.
    • Proofs Created: Saturday, August 16, 2003 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      When you proof your work in desktop publishing there are many options depending on the stage you are in and how your work is printed. Learn a bit about printing proofs.
    • Common Keyboard Symbols Created: Thursday, December 23, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Explore the styles and usage for common keyboard symbols such as the at sign, asterisk, backslash, and hyphen.
    • The Meaning of Colors Created: Tuesday, August 02, 2005 Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014
      The meaning of color is important in graphic design in order to convey the right tone, message, and evoke the desired response to the brochure, newsletter, ad, Web site, or other publication. Explore attributes of cool and warm colors and color meanings for use in print and Web design and desktop publishing.
    • Orange Color Meanings Created: Friday, October 31, 2003 Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014
      Orange is a vibrant combination of red and yellow so it shares some common attributes with those colors. Explore the meaning of the color orange.

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