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Architecture Portfolio Template

This InDesign architecture portfolio template is designed to display your work beautifully and professionally. With a minimal and clean style, this large-scale A3 portfolio template is perfect for showing off your architecture, graphic design...
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The Beginner’s Guide to Types of Image File

Confused about JPEGs versus PNGs? Mystified by GIFs or TIFFs? Fear not! Read on for your straightforward guide to types of digital and print image files, as well as where (and where not) to use...
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The Best Free Fonts for Logos & Branding: Part Two

On the hunt for the perfect font for your logo or branding project? Free fonts don't have to be inferior; with a selective eye you can find fonts that look ultra-professional and don't break...

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How to Export InDesign Documents as PDFs

Once you've finished creating a document in Adobe InDesign, you'll want to export it to a more useful format, which then can be printed, emailed or posted...
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In our annual trend report we present our predictions for the biggest graphic design trends for the year ahead. These...
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Fonts.com isn't necessarily the first place you'd go to to find free fonts. But if you know where to...
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Pull quotes are a great technique for drawing attention to key items of text on a layout, and are...
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Font Squirrel is a great resource for finding free commercially licensed fonts. But there's no need to spend hours...
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Confused about which size you should opt for when designing your book? Although books can be printed in a...
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New to the world of Typography? Designers swear by these five go-to rules for keeping their typography looking tip-top. From...
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How to Export InDesign Documents as PDFs

Once you've finished creating a document in Adobe InDesign, you'll want to export it to a more useful format,...
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Who doesn't love getting free fonts from DaFont? But sometimes it can be difficult to separate the wheat from...
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Taking inspiration from retro and circus-style lettering, these decorative drop caps would make beautiful additions to layouts or as...
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Find out more about kerning, including what exactly kerning is and how you can apply kerning in your own...
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It’s surprisingly quick and easy to create illustrated graphics in InDesign, without the need for dipping into vector software...
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