OTHER GRAPHICS SOFTWARE TIPS
5 Ways to Modify and Use Dingbats as Clipart Graphics - The simple shapes and pictures found in dingbat fonts make them especially useful in logo design or as icons or symbols in newsletters, books, brochures, or other types of publications.
"About Free Graphics on the Internet..." Tutorial - How to be a Good Netizen When Dealing With Graphics and Clipart - If you can sit still a minute and read this you will learn to be cool, and stay out of legal trouble, when dealing with graphics on the Internet. The payoff (if you need a payoff for learning to do the right thing) is that you'll have plenty of graphics and clipart to play with, plus know how to get inexpensive custom graphics. You might even make the great leap into becoming a graphic artist yourself and find employment and satisfaction for years to come.
Add Text to Clipart in Photoshop - You can easily customize any of these blank templates by adding text. Once you discover how simple it is to add text to clip art, you may want to experiment with adding text to photos, backgrounds, etc.
Avoid Being a Clip Art Clone - Find unique images, modify canned clip art - If you are pulling your images from some of the most popular clip art packages or from shareware and free collections on the Web then chances are that you will see the same images popping up on fliers, in ads, or gracing newsletters and Web pages.
Business communication solution: "When should I use clipart?" - Microsoft offers its huge clipart library as a free tool for business communication. Should you take advantage of their offer? After all, it is free...
Can I use the clip art in this package to make greeting cards or t-shirts for sale? - Unfortunately, the answer is usually no. Or, at least it is no, unless you obtain additional usage rights from the publisher in order to use their clip art on resale products. There are exceptions.
Choosing Clip Art: Look Like a Pro! - The Bottom Line Choosing clip art that is well-designed, not too busy, and has a pleasant color palette helps make web pages or publications you design look professional.
Clean Up and Color Clipart - This tutorial will teach you how you can effectively clean up clip art and/or recolor, for use on your web page. It will also teach you a few techniques for creating effects with clipart. A very good hint that will save you headaches later, always work on a copy of your original clipart!
Clipart and Bryce Tutorial - Note that while this tutorial does construct an old iron gate, it is not about "how to make an old iron gate." The real point of this tutorial is using clipart as sources for Bryce objects.
Clipart Editing - How do you color or add graduated tones to clipart graphics? And what is the difference between bitmap and vector images?
Clipart — Handy Tool or Handicap? - Clipart is everywhere these days: Should you use clipart when designing logos, or is that a cop out?
Clip art - is it possible to customize clip art? - Tips and suggestions on how to customize Clip Art in unique ways
Clipart Tips and Tricks - Easy clipart tips to get you started with clipart and some simple tricks the professionals use to make the kind of art they want. Step by step tutorials that Horse Feathers technical support staff have found useful in helping our customers get their projects done more easily. Plus answers to the clipart questions you have always wanted to know but were afraid to ask.
Clip Art - finding it, using it, and copyright concerns - Clip art is readily available on the internet and elsewhere. In this lesson we will discuss using clip art, where to find clip art, and copyright concerns.
Colorizing Black and White Clipart in PaintShop Pro (PSP5)- In this tutorial I will go through the steps of using Alpha Channel selections to make colorizing a simple black and white clipart neat and easy. Harry's Gradients and effects are ideal for adding the color.
Coloring Clipart Help - How do you take black and white clipart and splash color into it?
Creating Vector Art from Illustrations - Let's begin! Draw something on paper, anything. At the beginning keep it simple, a sketch or a simple drawing. Scan the image and save it as *.tif
Customizing Clipart - Coloring - Creating eye-catching graphics with humble clipart - Clipart can look cheap and over-used, and more often than not it detracts from smart business communications. But when it comes to finding a perfect image, metaphor or graphic to explain, provide contrast or add visual stimulation, clipart is fast, afforable and diverse.
Customizing Clipart - Like many of you, I come from a training background. Like many of you, we’re experts in group facilitation, engaging our learners, and creating instructionally sound materials. Yet, many trainers are not graphic artists nor do we have a score of graphic artists helping us create our training presentations. As a result, our training presentations often may not adequately represent the professionalism and quality that we’ve built into our training.
Customizing Clipart - Reshaping/Stretching - Modify clipart for powerful messages In part one of this article we looked at the power of recoloring clipart - now let's see what a little stretching and reassembling can do.
Customizing Clipart - Repetition and Sizing - Copy, paste and resize clipart for creative results - Clipart gives us the opportunity to let our creativity run riot. Not only can we color it and reshape clipart, but by repeating it or duplicating certain clipart elements we can achieve dynamic results.
Customising Clipart - Recolouring - Creating eye-catching graphics with humble clipart - Clipart can look cheap and over-used, and more often than not it detracts from smart business communications.
Cut it Out Clipart - The majority of clip art out there looks dated, and cheesy. I know the allure of buying a disk or book that is filled with 3,000 clip art images. I've been there, and I learned my lesson.
Downloading and Saving Images From Web Sites - This tutorial is for anyone that needs to know how to save images found on the Web. You will learn how to save images so you can use them in your own documents.
Dressing Up A Dingbat With Photoshop - Dingbats and other symbol fonts are a great source of clipart. In this tutorial we will use Photoshop to add some pizzazz to a dingbat.
Editing Your Clipart - It is possible to edit clip art if you need to add or delete particular parts of the image.
Because all clip art is just a collection of lines and fills it is possible to deconstracut the clip art into all its individual lines and fills. Once you have done this you can edit and change each part individually to tailor the graphic to your needs. Lets start off with a regular piece of clipart inserted using the clip art task pane.
Getting Graphics - Before you can add graphics to your page, you need to have some graphics in hand!
Graphics Tactics Part I - Clipart is our friend. While some graphic designers may also be illustrators, most of us aren't. Why spend hours creating a graphic when you can just use readily available clipart?
How Do I Use Clip Art? - Learn how to use clip art for Web sites and in desktop publishing projects, and other uses of clip art
How to Choose and Use Clipart - Has it ever happened to you? Your project deadline is fast approaching and you find a gap that needs filling--you need the kind of clip art image that slows your reader down long enough to get them interested. The visual puzzle piece that explains your point in a way that words cannot. You search your arsenal of disks, catalogs, and CD's to no avail--minutes ago you were sailing along, now you're dead in the water.
How to Create a Clipart Logo - Don’t have the time or budget for a custom logo? Try creating a logo using clip art.
How to Insert Clipart or Images in Word 2002 Documents and Wrap Text Around the Pictures - Pictures from ClipArt can add interest and impact to your documents. The words capture the festive mood of the event, but that page of text looks lifeless and dull. You need pictures to enliven your prose. And once you've inserted your pictures, you can make the text wrap around them.
How to Recolor Clipart in Photoshop - So you've found the perfect piece of clip art...but it's the wrong color? Luckily, it's much easier to recolor clip art than you might think!
How to Use Freehand Clipart - Versions of the Macromedia FreeHand prior to version MX included more than 10,000 pieces of clipart on the installation CD-ROMs. This Macromedia Freehand articles explains how to use this editable clipart.
Illustrator Project - Creating and Editing ClipArt - What's so special about Office ClipArt? - One of the great things about Microsoft Office ClipArt is that all the files are vector graphics. This means that they are very small in terms of file size (usually under 15Kb), and they can be stretched or shrunk to any size without losing clarity.
Illustrator How-To: Breathe New Life into Stock Clip Art - To most designers the idea of using clip art in a project is gauche, to be considered only as a last resort. But clip art -- or any stock graphic -- takes wing when you make a few changes to it in Adobe Illustrator.
Importing Vector ClipArt into Painter - How to Import vector clipart into Corel Painter.
Inserting ClipArt Onto Slides - The following article is a transcript from a our video product, "Intro to Powerpoint XP." Powerpoint XP comes pre-packaged with a number of graphics, or "clipart" images that you can use in your presentation. These clipart images can be placed directly onto slides exactly the same way that photographs can.
Learning from Graphics / Images - How newspapers used the images varied widely around the world. I noticed that my perception of how graphic the images were depended on placement, how intense the colors were, and size. The most striking thing to me was the difference in the color quality from paper to paper.
MS Word and Clipart - Using Clipart - Need to jazz up a newsletter? Make stationary, an invitation, or a brochure? Clipart in Word is a versatile and eye-catching addition to documents you produce. It adds the "pop" that text and WordArt just can't produce. The best thing about clipart? You don't have to be an artist to add the art! Let the creative juices flow (or not) and discover with me how clipart can enhance your documents.
Microsoft Office, Clipart Part 2 - Clipart is made up of a multitude of parts. To view, or work with, the separate parts, you first need to ungroup the clipart object.
People that use clip-art piss me off.- Not all the people that USE clip-art, but mostly the people that BUY clip-art. Some clip-art packages have the crappiest pictures, yet people buy them in bulk, just because it is clip-art!
Recolor Clipart in Powerpoint - When you insert a Microsoft Windows Metafile from the Clip Art Gallery, you can change the individual colors in the picture (for example, to match the color scheme of your presentation). This is referred to as “recoloring.”
Scanning clipart from print resources - Turn on the scanner first. When the "ready" light stops blinking, turn on the computer. (If the computer is already on, turn on the scanner and then restart the computer when the ready light stops flashing. OR Go to the SCSIProbe Control Panel and click Mount in the dialog box.
Show me what you workin with! - The Bottom Line When used correctly, clip art can add color, spice up, and illustrate your web pages, stationary, and more!
Taking Image Club Clip Art to a new level in Adobe Illustrator - Open your clip art in Illustrator. Isolate the elements you want to pop forward in the final composition. Read on to find out more.
Top 10 Ways to Modify Clip Art - You don't have to rely on just what's available in your clip art collections. After you've determined that you need to use clip art to enhance a layout, discover easy ways to modify canned clip art to increase its usefulness. Flip, resize, rotate, distort, crop, colorize, convert, and combine multiple pieces of clip art into new pictures to use in desktop publishing.
Use Less Clip Art - Cut the clip art clutter. Clip art is wonderful, abundant, and fun to use. It can spice up fliers, newsletters, and posters. Yet too many pictures on a page make it hard for the reader to concentrate on what the document says. Use clip art with moderation and with purpose. Use clip art that supports your text or illustrates a point.
Using Clipart, Knowing Your Rights, & What Clipart Can't Be Used For - You buy one of those 100,000 clipart cd-roms. Just what can you do with all that clipart? I wish I could just give you one easy answer, but the truth is it varies from cd-rom to cd-rom.
Using Clip Art/Photos on Presentation Slides - The most common slide element used after text is a graphic, usually clip art or a photograph. The old saying goes, "A picture is worth a thousand words" and it is true. Just make sure that the thousand words being spoken by the graphics you use on your presentation slides are words that will increase the impact of your message, not detract from it. Here are some areas to keep in mind when choosing graphics to use on your presentation slides.
What You Need To Know Before Creating Clip Art - What you need to know to create clip art of simple bullets, lines, flowers, trees, logos, silhouettes, and other clip art creations.
Why is it Not OK to Resize, Rotate, and Crop Graphics in a Page Layout Program? - Despite the fact that today's desktop publishing software offers graphics manipulation options such as resizing and rotating, in most cases these are tasks best handled in a dedicated graphics software program.
List of Vector Conversion Software - 30+ Tools to Turn Photos into Line Art and Illustrations - Most of these tools turn Raster / Bitmap / Photo Images into Line Art / Illustrations / Vector Art.
Business Cards: Ideas and Inspiration, Part II
Today we continue looking at business cards that stand out, and here’s hoping you get some inspiration and ideas! After all, you only get one first impression, so your business card should be something that showcases the best of your design abilities. On Wednesday we looked at the use of interesting shapes, 3D business cards, [...]
Business Cards: Ideas and Inspiration, Part I
As a graphic designer, your business card should do more than let people know how to contact you. If you’re interested in truly making a good first impression, the business card has got to stand out. Whether through color, design, die cutting, unique materials, 3D shapes, or actual samples of your work, a stand-out business [...]
Collaborating and Negotiating: Part II
Today, we’re looking at the collaboration side of negotiation and collaboration in graphic design. Because your work is ultimately for the client, at times you as the designer must be willing to compromise to reach a mutually agreeable goal. Here are some tips to help you collaborate with clients. Ways to Collaborate Listen. On page 28 [...]
Collaborating and Negotiating: Part I
It’s there in the design brief: the problem your client wants you to solve. But whether your objective is to create an advertisement, exhibition or public announcement, sometimes you and the client aren’t quite on the same page about what exactly the best design solution is. OC Photographer asked a great question about the collaborating [...]
When Things Go Bad: 5 Tips for Firing Clients
Most graphic designers will be in a similar situation at some point: the client will not pay, the client is never satisfied with your work yet won’t collaborate to fix it, or you simply realize that you and the client are not meshing. Regardless of when and why you need to fire a client, everyone [...]
Tips for Working with Clients: Approaching the Relationship
Whether you’re looking for design classes, design degree programs, internships or first jobs, it’s important to choose an option that will help you learn clear communication, especially when it comes to designer/client relationships. Knowing how to work with clients should always be part of a successful graphic design education. The following tips can help you [...]
Working for Good: Pro Bono Design, Part II
If you’re interested in doing pro bono graphic design work, it’s important to educate yourself about smart ways to do it. Once you’ve got some guidelines, you can approach your pro bono work with creativity; unless your client specifically requests it, you don’t need to limit yourself to a brochure. Consider these ideas for pro [...]
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