(Closed) How did you create your stationary??

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

That’s a good question.  You could ask around and see if anyone has a copy of photoshop that you could use.  Honestly, you could probably go on eBay and get a copy of Photoshop 5.5 for pretty cheap.  That is what I used.

I found inspiration on the internet, found a medallion that I liked, blew it up, traced it, scanned it in and painted over it in photoshop… I did everything with that program.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I used/am using Microsoft Publisher.  I used this for my STDs and am using for my invitations.  It is geared a little bit more toward this type of application compared to Word.  It can work well if you are designing using mostly words and pictures that are already in picture format rather than trying to create your own pictures or design.

For example, for our STDs it worked well because we had text and one photo and were easily able to position the text around the photo and change up as we saw fit. 

For our invitaitons, I am designing using font rather than any sort of additional design.  I’m not very artistic, so trying to design something on my own hasn’t been too successful, and Publisher is definately not helping in that department.

However, I have designed some envelope wrap labels with a geometric design… use of Microsoft shapes in Publisher has worked decently.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

Hmmm… I’ve used Illustrator BUT have been able to recreate almost anything in Powerpoint… the only thing that’s really limited is your ability to manipulate the text..

One way that I “fixed” this was by doing EACH letter seperate so then I could move them to where they needed to be. You can also make the text “tighter or looser” to bring the letters closer together/farther apart… I used that for our names.

In PowerPoint start with a blank page and change your dimensions in the “design” tab.. make it to the size you want and then just add your images and text… you can manipulate your text boxes to diagonals and such relatively easy.

I made our save the dates as postcards and here is a remake that I made in Photoshop I mean POWERPOINT (they look ALMOST identical)

Like I said start with you design “page setup” and then from there insert images and text boxes.

You can move things “back/foraward” by right clicking and clicking the bring front/back options.

Rotate text boxes when you need/want

And to change text colors right click and choose format TEXT SHAPE.

Hope this helps =)

 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Honestly, I would find something I like from the internet and crop/move stuff around with Paint (ever computer has it) then load it onto http://www.picnik.com for free and add your lettering. I’ve done that since day one and so far it’s the best!

 

 

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Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I created my stationary with a bag of chips, an ottoman, and a remote control.  I created my stationery using Quark for Mac.  I didn’t use images, though.  Just a very nice script with glyphs.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I created ours in PowerPoint first then I later modified it in PhotoShop.  I’m  visual learner so I scouted the Internet for other people’s monograms/logos for inspiration then created something similiar.  Good luck!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@SaraElizabeth: where do you get a trial of photoshop at i’d love to try it out before i commit to buying and i’ve been wanting to buy it for a while now lol

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I haven’t tried designing in Word or Powerpoint. I used to use Photoshop and Illustrator daily for work so it’s hard for me to use the other programs to design. I think it’s doable but more limited in terms of how customized and detailed you wanna get. Good luck!

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