How Web Designers Can Offer Print Design Services

How Web Designers Can Offer Print Design Services

From the outside they seem as two completely different worlds: One is static, traditional, tangible. The other is mercurial, modern, temporary. And there's a certain amount of envy from both sides. Print designers, although despairing at times with the baffling technology, … [Read more...]

For print designers who want to learn web design

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6 years ago I was typesetting company reports, trying not to look at the clock to see how soon I could go home. Now I work from home and every time I look at the clock I marvel at how quickly time passes! I have managed to cross-over from being a print designer and artworker to … [Read more...]

Changing an image to match your design’s colours

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You have a great photo. You have a great design. One problem: the photo doesn't "go" with the design. The solution is to change the image in Photoshop to more accurately match the colour scheme of the design or, more commonly, to match the client's or brand's colours. In … [Read more...]

Using Photoshop channels to create cool montages

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A client of mine was illustrating an article about the World Economic Forum whose annual meeting is usually held in scenic Davos in Switzerland. My client was keen to stress the importance of interconnectivity within both the forum and the wider business community and gave me an … [Read more...]

Why RGB colours look bad when converted to CMYK

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RGB can be seen in the dark. CMYK can't. RGB shines out at you. CMYK inks absorb some colours and reflect others. Somebody wrote to me the other day whose website had lovely blue type on a black background. Fine. Unfortunately, the results when changed into CMYK and printed … [Read more...]

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