(Closed) Letterpress design HELP for DYI!

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
8446 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’m not familiar with illustrator (I use Photoshop and InDesign).  Not sure what type of design you’re trying to get, but I usually make my pictures, backgrounds, etc. in photoshop, then import those into InDesign for the text part.  Then I export directly from InDesign to a pdf.  Here is an example from my passport rehearsal dinner invites.

The background was made in layers in photoshop, and the “stamps” were added using various border features in InDesign.  Feel free to PM me with questions.

Post # 5
8446 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@RP7:  Thanks :), and please let me know if there is anything I can help you with.  There are tons and TONS of things you can do in InDesign (drop shadows, gradient feathers, overlay effects, etc.).

Post # 6
1427 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

PM me if you still need help. I designed my own letterpress invites.



Post # 7
36 posts
  • Wedding: September 2012

@RP7:  Just my $0.02, but if you are getting plates created, you really want to stick with Illustrator, and that is partially so the resolution is preserved and the lines stay sharp. And if you aren’t able to get Illustrator right away, Photoshop and Indesign won’t come easy to you (they are all very similar, but with different output purposes).

Can you post a design you like that is similar to what you would like to have as a final product? Then maybe it would be easier to give you a ballpark of how much it should cost, etc etc.

Post # 8
845 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Illustrator was completely confusing to me too.  I needed an intense tutorial. 


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