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A Glance about Colour System That You Need to Know

Colour system
Colour system

Colour system or coloring becomes a very important thing in the world of design because the color combination will produce good design. Colour itself is a light or electromagnetic wave radiation produced by the sun. Color system is a system, which process color of certain color model such as RGB (red, green and blue), CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black) and many more used in printing or coloring animation in graphic design to describe colouring itself. Read More

Channels and How to Use it in Photoshop

Channels
Understanding Channels and How to Use it in Photoshop

As a graphic designer in learning, Photoshop is most likely to be your first choice of graphic design software. There are various things this program can do with abundant features you can choose from. One of them is called channels, which we will discuss briefly here. Today, we will explain what channels are and how you can use it in your Photoshop. Read on. Read More

Calligraphy in Its Modern Revival

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calligraphy

The use of calligraphy is widely spread, with the use of this writing-related visual art could be found nearly everywhere. Calligraphy itself is the design as well as execution of lettering with the use of a broad tip instrument, brush, or dip pen as the writing instrument, among other ones. In contemporary era, the calligraphic practice can also be defined as the art of providing from to signs in a harmonious, skillful, and expressive manner. Meanwhile, modern calligraphy varies from functional designs and inscriptions to fine-art pieces, in which the letters may be readable or not. Read More

What You Need to Know about Buckram

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Buckram, cover book

Buckram refers to a stiff cloth that is commonly made of cotton, but still occasionally with linen. This cloth is usually used to protect and cover books. However, buckrams can also be used in order to stiffen clothes. In modern uses, buckrams are already stiffened. The method used to stiffen this cloth is by soaking it in a substance, usually contains pyroxylin, so the cloth is stiffened by filling the gaps present between the fibers. Buckram was also known as “bokeram” in the Middle Ages, referring to the fine cotton cloth.
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What Is Broadside and What Is It Used For?

When it comes to talking about broadside, chances are we are going to discuss history as well. It is because of the use of a broadside, which refers to a large sheet of paper printed only on one side, was initially used as posters, event announcement, simply advertisements, or proclamations. The history of broadside can be traced to the 16th century, more particularly in Britain, North America, and Ireland in form of ephemera, temporary documents for a specific purpose and to be thrown away.
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How to Use Braces, Brackets, and Parentheses in Your Design

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braces

In a typeface, it also features a vast kind of punctuation marks as part of its character set. Among of them are braces, brackets, and parentheses. These are three sets of symbols serve to include additional information, whether it comprised of numbers, words, or symbols, which are not essential in general regarding to what meaning of the paragraph or sentence hints. Even though these marks have this particular function, each of them has its specialized usages. While today we will focus
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Book Detailing by Using the Right Font Typefaces

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book detailing

Before we share some recommended fonts to use when you are book detailing, our very first advice is to outsource it. We strongly recommend that you are using a typesetter for your book. It is to make sure that the design and layout of your book will appear as professional as possible. However, you can also make it easier on the typesetter and reduce your cost by learning the basics of choosing the best fonts in a book, in addition to which ones to avoid at all cost. Keep reading!
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Getting to Know the Blackletter Script

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blackletter

Also known as Textura, Gothic script, or Gothic minuscule, blackletter was a script that has been used throughout the Western Europe approximately from 1150 to the 17th century. This script was then continued being used up to the 20th century for the German language. There are a few child systems with this font, including the famous Franktur—and sometimes, the whole group of Blackletter faces is mistakenly referred to as this one. Blackletter is also often called Old English, but do not confuse it with the Old English language, even though many believe that it was written with this face.
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One of the Best Image File Format, Bitmap with Its Advantages

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bitmap format

A bitmap is one type of image file format that is used to store some digital images. This term comes from the terminology of computer programming. Bitmap means a map of bits or array of bits. There is also another term called pixmap that refers to a map of pixels. Each pixel may store some colors. Bitmap term is used to refer to one bit per pixel, while the pixmap term is used for multiple bits per pixel. Another important term to see is raster. Raster images may refer to both bitmap and pixmap. It is available whether in files or memory and synthetic or photographic. Read More

Get Closer to Binding Technique

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binding technique
In this terminology article, we will discuss about binding techniques. In fact, there are plenty of techniques that can be used to bind paper together. The results can be in several forms, including book, brochure or pamphlet. There are some common terms for the methods. Before doing your binding actions, you need to understand well some of these terms.
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