Graphic Design Help

This is the place to find help on the graphic design process and what is need to do a design for your company

Getting StartedThe Design ProcessPreparing Your Files

Have a great idea? Need a Design For An Event? For Promotional Purposes?

To Get Started Ask Yourself These Questions:

 

Who is the Design For?

Business, Group, Individual, Musician, Church, Non-Profit..

Why Do You Need A Design?

For Promotion, For Advertisement, To Inform, To Entertain, For a Gift

What Type of Design Do You Need?

Flyer, Brochures, Direct Mail Promotion, Business Cards..
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Know What You Want?

With all of these questions answered all you need is your information and graphics/photos to go with your design.

What You Need To Do Next:

Have in mind what you want to say with your design. Type out any text you want added to your piece. Submit your text along with your graphics and photos you want to have in your design and I will take it from there.

*Deposit of 50% must be made before design is created. (Deposit not only pays for your design to be created but also for materials such as, purchasing graphics, photos or software needed for your project)

*The Process may vary depending on the project.
(ex: Booklets may require more submissions and approval processes)

1.) Have a Great Idea

Great designs start with great ideas.

2.) Get Your Information and Materials Prepared:

Type Out Your Text You Would Like Added

When submitting text make sure you text files are in txt format or microsoft word format

Gather Photos or Graphics You Want Added
Make sure you have good quality photos or graphics to ensure your design turns out looking great. (For more help refer to Preparing your Files)

3.) Submit Your Materials

E-mail any and all text you have that you would like to have added to your design, along with graphics or photos.
When submitting make sure all of your files are in the proper format.

Text File Formats That Accepted Are: TXT or DOC, DOCX (Microsoft Word Formats)
(Image File formats that are accepted are: JPG, GIF, TIF & PNG)

4.) Designs Are Created

I will create a design and then submit it for your approval. After submission, you can ask for revisions to be made and then approve the final output.

*There is a revisions limit, additional revisions/changes could result in additional charges.

5.) Design is Chosen

Once you decide on the final design. You make the second half of your payment and the design is released you, by e-mail or download.

6.) Enjoy Your Design

Enjoy your new designs? Tell Your Friends, Tell Your Family, or Colleagues. 🙂

When submitting information and materials it is a good idea to have your files prepared this will guide you on the process of preparing your files and useful information.

Design Terms:

DPI = Dots Per Inch
(More Dots, More Detail)
Preparing Your Images & Photos
For The Web:

If you need something designed for the web it is a good idea to make sure they are at a good size. Not too big and not too small.

Something about the size or height of a wallet photo or a 5 x 7 photograph, something in that range. Anything bigger could slow down the loading of your web page.

A resolution of 72 – 92 DPI is good for computer screens and for fast loading on the web.

For Print:

If you need something for print. Make sure your photo or graphic is big enough and is in high resolution.

150-300 DPI resolution would be great. This ensures that your photo or graphic will be seen in great detail and make the quality of your design stand out.

If your image is too small and you have to make it bigger it can make your image or photo look grainy or in some cases really blurry & distorted.

 

Preparing Your Text:

To make things go faster it will help if you have your text typed out and organized.

Type out any information that is to be used in your design.

For booklets or brochures make sure to type out what is to go on each page or section and make a note of important topics or headlines titles.

When you have everything typed out submit the text in Micorsoft Word Format (DOC, DOCX) or in TXT format (Windows Notepad)