Let’s Make a Flyer with GDS

Let’s Make a Flyer with GDS

A Macware How-To

 

Step 1 of 5

Set up your document

Launch Graphic Design Studio > View > Drawing size & Grinds > Select your size. Let’s do 8.5 x 11 in for the flyer > 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.

 

Sizing Doc

 

Step 2 of 5

Add your background

There are two ways to accomplish this. First, you can select any of our pre-designed vector graphics. Choose Graphics > Pictures > Select your image > Add to canvas. Or, Import > and select any graphic/image you may want to use from your own library.

Tip:

If you need a full visual of your canvas, be sure to click on zoom in/out

 

Add your Background

 

Step 3 of 5

Create a heading

Now you’ll be able to add your text to advertise your event and/or promotion. Choose Text > Click on your canvas > Expand your text frame > Double click to enter your text.

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 ‘command’ T

 

Add a Heading

 

Step 4 of 5

Add more content to your flyer

Follow the same steps to create a text. At this point you want to include the details of your event/offer. Choose text > Click on your canvas > Expand your text frame > Double click to enter text.

Tip:

Once your text is created, choose select. With this option you will be able to move your text around and position it to your desired location.

 

Add your text

 

Step 5 of 5

Let’s print your flyer

Once you have completed your project, you are ready to print. Choose File > Save as (give it a unique name) and Save. You may want to save it as PDF to hand off for printing at a local shop. Choose File > Export > Format: PDF > Select your location > Export.

Tip: 

As always, you can save your projects into it’s default format to go back and edit, and/or continue your project. Once you are finish, follow the steps above to print your finish product.

 

Print your flyer

 

That’s it! You’re done.

The help file is always available for you to use. Choose Help > Graphic Design Studio Help.

 

For additional information on Graphic Design Studio please visit our product page HERE

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

Need help?

The help file is always available for you to use. Choose Help > Graphic Design Studio Help.

For additional information on Graphic Design Studio please visit our product page HERE

Press 2013 Macware Offers 50% Off Holiday Weekend Sale

  

Macware Inc. Offers 50% Off Holiday Weekend Sale

OMAHA, NE – May 23, 2013 – Macware, a leading developer and publisher of Macintosh software, is kicking off the long holiday weekend with a huge sale through their website. Save on your favorite Macware software titles with this special, limited time offer. Now until May 27th, you can take 50% off your entire Macware purchase** through the Macware website. Simply enter MEMORIAL at checkout to receive your discount.

Shop the Macware catalog including some of the following best sellers:

* DiskTools Pro: The only utility that allows you to schedule when to defragment, backup or repair bad sectors; does not require you to run the tools from a boot DVD, CD or separate volume in order to fix the startup volume; can test and repair multiple volumes all at once, and much more.

* Logo Design Studio Pro 2.0: Design a vector based logo in minutes with 1000 logo templates and over 2800 logo objects. Vector design features, including Bezier tools and Boolean operations, allow you to create a sharp look at any size.

* Graphic Design Studio: Quickly turn yourself into an artist as you create professional looking vector art and graphic designs for your business, or simply for fun.

* MacFonts Complete Collection: Includes 2,000 OpenType fonts which can be used for personal AND for-profit projects.

Simply enter MEMORIAL at checkout to receive your 50% discount**. Offer expires May 27th, 2013.

**Not to be combined with any other offer. Discount not eligible on MacTuneUp 7.0.

 

 

About Macware, Inc.
Macware develops and publishes award winning intuitive software designed for Mac users. Headquartered in Omaha, the company is committed to the interests of creative Mac users with products available through major retailers in North America, Australia, Europe, the United Kingdom and Japan, as well as on the Internet.

For additional information please visit our website at http://www.macwareinc.com.

Press Contact:
Rebecca Deterding
Macware, Inc.
(402) 554-1400
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Macware is a registered trademark of Macware, Inc. Other company and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

 

Press 2013 Macware Releases New Version 7.0 of macTuneUp

  

Macware Releases New Version 7.0 of macTuneUp

OMAHA, NE – May 6, 2013 – Macware, a leading developer and publisher of Macintosh software, has released to the public today the new version of its top-selling Mac utility software, macTuneUp(TM) 7.0. MacTuneUp has been the leader in Mac utility and repair software for over five years. As users continually want faster computers and more room to store their growing digital media, Macware has met these demands by constantly improving macTuneUp, as it has done with this new version.

Everyone will see an improvement by utilizing macTuneUp 7.0 including users who are tired of their Mac running slow, their applications crashing frequently or those who want to take care of their Mac before they run into problems they cannot recover from. MacTuneUp 7.0 quickly discovers and fixes problems, restores hard disk space, maximizes Internet performance, securely erases files and folders, completely removes unwanted apps, guts unnecessary language files, makes Macs boot faster, and more.

Some of the advances made in macTuneUp 7.0 include:

* More in depth and faster scanning of your Mac
* Removes unnecessary language files that come preloaded and take up precious hard drive space
* New scheduling tool allows for automatic cleaning of your system
* Even on a brand new Mac you can safely recover 8GB or more of space
* Built from the ground up in order to maximize the performance of Apple’s newest operating system as well as older OS versions

“With all of the major changes Apple has made with their new operating system, it was time to build macTuneUp 7.0 from the ground up on the latest technology,” said Ishan Amin, Macware’s Vice President of Product Development. Although macTuneUp utilizes the advances of Mountain Lion, it works to repair and speed up Macs with operating systems that go back to 10.6.8.

Are you ready to get your Mac running better than new? MacTuneUp(TM) 7.0 is available now at Macware, Inc. online for a special new release offer of 50% off the regular price of $39.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies).

 

 

About Macware, Inc.
Macware develops and publishes award winning intuitive software designed for Mac users. Headquartered in Omaha, the company is committed to the interests of creative Mac users with products available through major retailers in North America, Australia, Europe, the United Kingdom and Japan, as well as on the Internet.

For additional information please visit our website at http://www.macwareinc.com.

Press Contact:
Rebecca Deterding
Macware, Inc.
(402) 554-1400
beckyd@macwareinc.com

Macware is a registered trademark of Macware, Inc. Other company and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

 

Press 2013 Macware Preparing to Release macTuneUp 7.0

  

Macware Preparing to Release macTuneUp™ 7.0

Built from the ground up utilizing the latest Mac technology

OMAHA, NE – April 26, 2013 – Macware, a leading developer and publisher of Macintosh software, announced today it is preparing to release the new version of its top-selling Mac utility software, macTuneUp™ 7.0. MacTuneUp™ has been the leader in Mac utility and repair software for over five years. As users continually want faster computers and more room to store their growing digital media, Macware has met these demands by constantly improving macTuneUp™, as it has done with this new version.

“With all of the major changes Apple has made with their new operating system, it was time to build macTuneUp™ from the ground up on the latest technology,” said Ishan Amin, Macware’s Vice President of Product Development. Although macTuneUp™ utilizes the advances of Mountain Lion, it works to repair and speed up Macs with operating systems that go back to 10.6.8. Some of the new advances include:

·More in depth and faster scanning of your Mac

·Removes unnecessary language files that come preloaded and take up precious hard drive space

·New scheduling tool allows for automatic cleaning of your system

·Even on a brand new Mac you can safely recover 8GB or more

The release is planned for next week. Please visit www.macwareinc.com for more information and to receive a special offer of 50% off macTuneUp™ 7.0 if you preorder now.

 

 

About Macware, Inc.
Macware develops and publishes award winning intuitive software designed for Mac users. Headquartered in Omaha, the company is committed to the interests of creative Mac users with products available through major retailers in North America, Australia, Europe, the United Kingdom and Japan, as well as on the Internet.

For additional information please visit our website at http://www.macwareinc.com.

Press Contact:
Rebecca Deterding
Macware, Inc.
(402) 554-1400
beckyd@macwareinc.com

Macware is a registered trademark of Macware, Inc. Other company and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

 

Press 2012 Macware Releases DiskTools Pro 3.8.3

  

Macware Releases DiskTools Pro 3.8.3

OMAHA, NE – September 25, 2012 – Macware, a leading Mac software publisher, announced today version 3.8.3 of DiskTools Pro is now available as a free update to users of its popular Mac utility suite software. The new version now supports Mountain Lion, as well as all previous operating systems through Mac OS X 10.4. Current users can update DiskTools Pro by selecting “Check for Updates Now…” in the Update menu.

“DiskTools Pro is the only major disk utility software that offers continued support for earlier Apple operating systems without compromising its powerful features,” said Jason Hogrefe, Product Development Manager for Macware. “This level of support, combined with its perfect track record in disk repair, makes this one of the top Mac utility products for Mac OS X.”

DiskTools Pro is a total system utility for the Mac, and the only one that allows you to schedule when to perform important tasks such as file defragmentation, backup and bad sector repair in a single, easy-to-use interface. This intuitive software utility also doesn’t require you to boot from a DVD, CD or separate volume in order to find and repair bad sectors, defragment files and perform many other tasks on the startup volume.

Features of DiskTools Pro include:
* Defragment your files
* Create bootable backups
* Find and fix bad sectors
* Repair volumes
* Receive S.M.A.R.T. alerts
* Test disk integrity
* Benchmark your volumes
* Analyze drive capacity
* Repair damaged preference files
* Monitor your CPU
* Find and repair broken aliases
* And more

DiskTools Pro is now available online for an MSRP of $79.99. More information is available on the Macware website.

System Requirements:
* Requires Mac OS X 10.4 and higher (including Mountain Lion)
* 256.0 MB of RAM
* 80.0 MB Hard Disk Space

Pricing and Availability:
DiskTools Pro 3.8.3 is now available online for an MSRP of $79.99 USD. More information is available on the Macware website.

 

 

About Macware, Inc.
Macware develops and publishes award winning intuitive software designed for Mac users. Headquartered in Omaha, the company is committed to the interests of creative Mac users with products available through major retailers in North America, Australia, Europe, the United Kingdom and Japan, as well as on the Internet.

For additional information please visit our website at http://www.macwareinc.com.

Press Contact:
Rebecca Deterding
Macware, Inc.
(402) 554-1400
beckyd@macwareinc.com

Macware is a registered trademark of Macware, Inc. Other company and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

 

Press 2012 Macware Giving Away New Collection of 40 Free Mac Fonts

  

Macware Giving Away New Collection of 40 Free Mac Fonts

OMAHA, NE – August 24, 2012 – Macware, a leading Mac software publisher, announced today they are giving away 40 brand new free Mac fonts on the MacAppSale website. Each Mac font is in OpenType font format and includes a one (1) computer commercial use license.

The brand new collection of Mac fonts can be used in a variety of for-profit, commercial or personal projects across your organization or at home. All fonts include Western European character sets, and work in all applications including Quark, Adobe, Microsoft, iLife, iWork and more. Macware’s Free Mac Fonts work on Mac OS X (10.1 through 10.8).

40 Free Mac Fonts features:
* 40 royalty free, commercial use fonts
* Brand new Mac fonts, not included in any other Macware font collection
* All fonts in OpenType font format
* 1-computer license
* Use on both PC and Mac
* 100% compatible with all applications
* Fully embeddable into documents, Powerpoints, PDFs and more
* International character support
* Completely unique designs from our own font foundry
* Perfect for any business or personal project
* And more

The 40 free Mac fonts are available for preview and download on the MacAppSale website.

40 Free Mac Fonts System Requirements:
* Requires Mac OS X (10.1 through 10.8)
* 256.0 MB of RAM
* 5.0 MB Hard Disk Space

Pricing and Availability:
The 40 Free Mac Fonts are available for preview and download on the MacAppSale website.

 

 

About Macware, Inc.
Macware develops and publishes award winning intuitive software designed for Mac users. Headquartered in Omaha, the company is committed to the interests of creative Mac users with products available through major retailers in North America, Australia, Europe, the United Kingdom and Japan, as well as on the Internet.

For additional information please visit our website at http://www.macwareinc.com.

Press Contact:
Rebecca Deterding
Macware, Inc.
(402) 554-1400
beckyd@macwareinc.com

Macware is a registered trademark of Macware, Inc. Other company and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

 

Press 2012 Mac App Sale Launches New Mac Software Bundle

  

Mac App Sale Launches New Mac Software Bundle

OMAHA, NE – June 21, 2012 – Macware, a leading Mac software publisher, announced today it has partnered with Encore to deliver a Mac software bundle of premium apps for under $50. The Mac App Sale bundle delivers creative products to revolutionize your design options, and boost your productivity on projects at home and in the office. You can save over $600 when you buy all six apps in the Mac App Sale bundle (a savings of over 90%), which contains:

Home Design Studio Pro:
Turn your home design ideas into a workable plan that includes a materials list and even estimates the cost of your interior or exterior remodel. Use actual home photos to quickly see how new design ideas will look!

FontPack Pro Master Collection:
Get creative with your text using over 6,200 commercial use OpenType fonts, each with a 10 user license. The fonts work in all applications, include international characters, and are compatible on both PC and Mac computers.

PrintMaster 2012 Platinum:
The ultimate design software for any home or business print project. Includes 3,500 inspiring templates, intuitive page layout tools and over 150,000 images.

Graphic Design Studio 3:
Graphic design and vector illustration made easy with 300 pre-made graphics and royalty free images, over 120 filter effects, and SVG (Scalable vector graphics) support.

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing, 25th Anniversary Platinum Edition:
Maximize your typing speed and overall productivity with Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Platinum 25th Anniversary Edition. Includes over 430 lessons, exercises and tests.

FontBoss:
A powerful and easy font manager to quickly preview, install, uninstall, activate, deactivate and backup your fonts. You can even group fonts in collections for specific projects.

As an added bonus, anyone can download 40 commercial use OpenType fonts absolutely free (no purchase necessary) just by visiting the Mac App Sale website. The fonts include a 1 computer license to use for any personal and for-profit project.

The Mac App Sale bundle is only available online for a limited time. More information is available on the Mac App Sale website.

 

 

About Macware, Inc.
Macware develops and publishes award winning intuitive software designed for Mac users. Headquartered in Omaha, the company is committed to the interests of creative Mac users with products available through major retailers in North America, Australia, Europe, the United Kingdom and Japan, as well as on the Internet.

For additional information please visit our website at http://www.macwareinc.com.

Press Contact:
Rebecca Deterding
Macware, Inc.
(402) 554-1400
beckyd@macwareinc.com

Macware is a registered trademark of Macware, Inc. Other company and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

 

Press 2012 Macware Releases First Font Collections on Mac App Store

  

Macware Releases First Font Collections on Mac App Store

OMAHA, NE – May 2, 2012 – Macware, a leading Mac software publisher, announced today they have published the first font collections on the Mac App Store. Since their release late Sunday, the new MacFonts collections have taken over as three of the Top Ten Paid Graphics & Design apps.

Each MacFonts font collection includes a royalty free, commercial use license for the person who downloads them. All fonts are available in OpenType font format and work in all applications including Quark, Illustrator, Photoshop, Microsoft Office, iLife, iWork, Pixelmator and more. The generous commercial use license allows the purchaser to install the fonts on multiple devices they own for work or home projects, such as laptops, desktops and even Windows computers.

The MacFonts font collections include Classic, Comic and Contemporary font styles, each with 10-11 fonts packaged together. A larger Essentials collection is packed with over 80 fonts, which includes each of the smaller font collections.

The MacFonts font collections feature:
* Royalty free, commercial use fonts
* All fonts in OpenType font format
* Use on both Mac and PC
* 100% compatible with all applications
* Fully embeddable into documents, presentations, PDFs and more
* International character support
* Completely unique designs from Macware’s own font foundry
* Perfect for any business or personal project
* Manage with Font Book, Fontcase, and other font managers
* And more

Advantages of OpenType Fonts:
The OpenType font format provides a single cross-platform compatible font file for easy font management and improved document portability between the Mac and PC platforms; ability to embed fonts into PDF projects; superior print quality; and improved language support with an expanded set of international characters including the Euro currency symbol.

Commercial Use License Recommended for:
* Web development
* Graphic designers
* Creative artists
* Corporate design
* Self-publishing
* Game development
* Printers
* Online and print publications
* Advertisements
* Catalogs
* Brochures
* Manuals
* Product design
* Direct marketing
* Mailing campaigns
* Video editing
* Print and Broadcast media
* Greeting cards
* Wedding and party invitations
* Event announcements
* T-shirts
* Calendars
* Newsletters
* Banners
* Signs

System Requirements:
* Mac OS X
* 256 MB of RAM
* Up to 10 MB Hard Disk Space

Pricing and Availability:
The Classic, Comic and Contemporary MacFonts font collections are now available for $0.99 (USD) each on the Mac App Store. The MacFonts Essential Collection is now available for $9.99 on the Mac App Store.

 

About Macware, Inc.
Macware develops and publishes award winning intuitive software designed for Mac users. Headquartered in Omaha, the company is committed to the interests of creative Mac users with products available through major retailers in North America, Australia, Europe, the United Kingdom and Japan, as well as on the Internet.

For additional information please visit our website at http://www.macwareinc.com.

Press Contact:
Rebecca Deterding
Macware, Inc.
(402) 554-1400
beckyd@macwareinc.com

Macware is a registered trademark of Macware, Inc. Other company and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.