Let’s Make a Valentine’s Card with GDS

Let’s Make a Valentine’s Card with
Graphic Design Studio

A Macware How-To

Step 1 of 6

Sizing Doc

Size your Card

 

 

Set up your document

Launch Graphic Design Studio > View > Drawing size & Grinds > Select your size. Let’s do 8 x 6 in for creating a card > Select inches from the drop down > OK

Tip: 

Always make sure to set your size before you start any project. Just follow the same process shown above.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pick your Color

Pick your Color

 

 

Step 2 of 6

Let’s add a background

To create our card select draw > select the rectangle (left) > draw it. Make sure to draw your rectangle on the entire canvas. Remember we have pre-set our canvas size on step 1. Let’s change the color: at the top > window > edit inspector > fill color > select your color.

Tip:

Shortcut to bring your color pallet? Shift + Cmmd + C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3 of 6

Greeting

Create your greeting

Now you’ll be able to add your text. Choose Text > Click on your canvas > Expand your text frame > Double click to enter your text. Note that we have used macFonts Valentine’s to create our greeting. Font name: Sandervole

Tip:

Double click on your text to change the font, size and color. You could also launch the font manager by choosing text > Font > Show Fonts. The shortcut is Cmd + T

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add Clip-Art

Step 4 of 6

Add graphics to your card

Graphic Design Studio has pre-made vector graphics and can be added into your canvas by selecting ‘Graphics’. For the purpose of our Valentine’s Card How-To, we have selected .SVG graphics found in macFonts Valentines. Select Import > find your clipart/graphic > Drag it to your canvas.

Tip:

We have rotated our graphics for our Valentine’s card to give it a unique look. Click on your graphic > click on the purple dot > rotate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 5 of 6Add Message

Add your message

Choose Text > Click on your canvas > Expand your text frame > Double click to enter your message. Note that we have used macFonts Valentine’s to create our greeting. Font name: Bellavo

Tip: 

Don’t forget about font styles to customize your text! Use bold, italic, underline, and more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PrintStep 6 of 6

Print your card!

Once you have completed your project, you are ready to print. Choose File > Print. Now, you have a awesome looking Valentine’s card made at home!

Tip: 

Be sure to always save your projects! Want to send a digital copy? Export your card! File > Export as > Export

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You’re done!

Now you are ready to deliver your card. Happy Valentine’s Day!

This is just one of countless of projects you can do with Graphic Design Studio! Stay tune for more How-To’s!

Valentines Card

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