(Closed) DIYing invitations

posted 5 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012 - Watch tower lodge, Black hawk state Park Rock Island, IL

I have a program called ” printmaster” you can get it at walmart or wherever…thats what i used to do mine, but seriously you could do an invite design on “Paint” if your good at copy and pasteing lol

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@cath3114:  I used Illustrator. I self taught myself. If you’re familiar with Photoshop at all, you’ll get the hang of Illustrator quickly enough 🙂

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@cath3114:  I used Microsoft Office Publisher

 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I also used Illustrator, but I got it free from my old university.  If you’ve gone to college, check and see if they’ve already paid for your subscription.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I used Pixelmator, which is a very cheap app for Apple computers. I love it, took a bit of time to get used to but now so easy!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

(I posted my DIY STDs on the DIY section, if you are curious. I used Catprint to print them out, and bought envelopes at Paper Source.)

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I used photoshop.  Illustrator is better for a lot of text though.  

You can download a free 30 day trail of either through Adobe, but you only have 30 days…  so you have to learn quick and have a good idea of what you want to do!   I probably could have used any program because I drew mine, scanned them in, then fixed the drawings in photoshop.  For the text I am just more comfortable in photoshop, so I stayed there.  

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I used word, I would say it is really about what you are more comfortable with.  Every program has good capability. I created coloumns for the width I needed so everything was centered.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Totally made mine in PowerPoint. It might not give you the biggest range of freedom, but I’m pretty proud of the design I ended up making and didn’t feel like there was anything I wanted to do that I couldn’t do because of the program I used. Just use whatever you’re most familiar with.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I used Adobe Illustrator for our invitation suite and it worked out exceptionally well. It helped that I’ve been playing with AI for several years and happen to be very familiar with it. 

Tip: No matter what program you use, print out your work and cut it to size so you can get a good feel for the proportions. When I printed out the first draft, I quickly realized that the font size for our names was too big and looked awkward with the rest of the print. And our RSVP card was too small the first time.  

Here’s what ours look like… (forgive the poor lighting; they are actually a cream linen-texture cardstock, with a aubergine backing… the text is printed in black). Good luck!

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