12 Graphic Design Tips for 12-12-12
It’s 12-12-12 and we are celebrating by bringing you 12 simple, but important tips for graphic design. Everything from keyboard shortcuts to overall looks!
- Use shift+drag to constrain proportions when resizing objects (Mac users).
- Always look for widows and orphans and be sure to fix them.
- Use CMYK TIFs when working in InDesign (general rule for print design).
- Image resolution should be 300 dpi for best quality.
- Apply spot colors (Pantone) when creating new logos.
- Make sure spacing after sentences is consistent, should be one or two.
- Use smart objects to preserve image/graphic quality.
- Limit your fonts (this will vary by project, but think maximum of three).
- Pay close attention to ownership when using photos.
- Simple ideas are okay and sometimes they’re even the best.
- Many companies have established branding guidelines (colors, fonts, logo size specifications). Be sure to ask for them before you start a project and follow accordingly.
- Don’t forget to set a page bleed. At minimum your document should be set for a .125 bleed.
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