Post # 1
I have already bought green pocketfolds from cardsandpockets. I’m very diy when it comes to crafting, but this is a different realm here. How do I format/design something that looks like this? Once it’s done, I’m sure I can print, cut, and paste on the pocketfolds with much ease- I just don’t know how to get something to look like this.
Post # 3
you mean with the accents on the letters (swash) flowing off the page?
if you’re designing in illustrator or photoshop, just make the text flow off the page. set up your paper size to be the invitation size, and make sure the swashes go off the page.
Post # 4
I would go to Dafont.com and check out some different fonts to download. They also have dingbats that youcan use for some of the scrollies.
You can also go Etsy and get it designed pretty easily. and just print it yourself.
Post # 5
@colorofmyheart: sounds easy enough.. now to learn how to use photoshop or illustrator I guess haha.
Post # 6
What font do you think those are?
Post # 7
I reccomend Scribus, it’s 100% free software that you can download and does everything publisher can do and more. It has a bit of a learning curve but it is an awesome program to use, it is perfect for editing fonts and page layouts, and there are tons of tutorials online that are super helpful.
Post # 8
The font is called burgues script. it is such a pretty font with so many glyphs. In order to access the various glyphs, you will need a program such as InDesign or Illustrator that supports open type fonts (.otf). I personally find InDesign easier for typography so when I design a new document, I edit the vector graphic in Illustrator and place it into an InDesign document. (This is from my non-graphic design background so anyone who has been able to use this these type of fonts in a non-graphic design programs feel free to correct me.)
Post # 9
I got the font (after some googling) here: https://rapidshare.com/#!download%7C454p7%7C263024820%7CBurgues_Script.otf%7C90%7C0%7C0
and then found a free online font converter to get it to a .ttf. Who knew I was so tech savvy??
I started trying to use Gimp, but that was a headache.. now I’m working with PowerPoint.
THANKS for all the help!
Post # 10
I second Dafont. I couldn’t design all the invites, STD’s, menu, programs, etc. in Photoshop without it!
I heart that site!
Secondly, when using Photoshop, layer, layer, layer!! Layering is definately your friend. Google and Youtube is fantastic to find easy peasy tutorials.
I enjoyed (ok, still am) designing it all on the computer the best! Then again, I’m a techno-geek, so this is my thing.
Post # 12
Two days of work.. a little failed attempt with Gimp, and PowerPoint success– pasted into Paint to see color combo of paper behind. I’m not in love with any of the 3 yet or the wording.
Post # 13
@oandm: Your wedding is on my birthday!
I would definitely use MS Publisher versus Powerpoint as Powerpoint has a tendency to move things around and make adjustments when going to print. I was advised by our printer to not use PP. Good luck!