Let’s Make a Valentine’s Card with Graphic Design Studio
A Macware How-ToStep 1 of 6
Set up your documentLaunch 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.
Let’s add a backgroundTo 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
Create your greetingNow 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 Step 4 of 6
Add graphics to your cardGraphic 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 6
Add your messageChoose 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. Step 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! 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
Macware Releases Graphic Design Studio
OMAHA, NE – September 14, 2011 – Macware, a leading Mac software publisher, announced today the release of Graphic Design Studio, a powerful application for creating beautiful graphic designs and vector illustrations on your Mac.
Quickly turn yourself into an artist as you create professional looking vector art and graphic designs for your business, or simply for fun. Graphic Design Studio packs the power of creating vector graphics into an easy-to-use app, and also gives a creative starting point to your projects by including pre-designed vector artwork, royalty free vector graphics, images and more. Use Graphic Design Studio to design web buttons, drawings, icons, tattoos, banners, email and website graphics, cartoons, text art, posters, t-shirt designs, or anything else your creative mind comes up with.
Graphic Design Studio is perfect for seasoned graphic design professionals or newbies and supports SVG, PDF, PNG, JPEG, BMP, TIFF, GIFF, EPS and more.
Includes tools the pros use:
Powerful Bézier editing tools
Boolean operations to create new shapes
Create text art and add text to any path
Full support for SVG files, including import and export
Component Library to save and reuse new graphics you create
Full layer support
Includes easy features for beginners:
250+ pre-designed vector graphics and royalty free images
100+ creative filters and effects
Commercial use fonts
Royalty free photos and images
Creative background and fill textures
Solid, text and artistic strokes for added style
Automatically smoothes choppy freehand drawings
Artistic color palettes and gradients
Instant alignment tools
Detailed help guide
Graphic Design Studio is now available on the Macware website for an MSRP of $49.99 and, beginning in October 2011, will also be sold nationally in retail through Office Depot, OfficeMax, Staples, Fry’s Electronics, Microcenter and other independent Mac software stores. Graphic Design Studio works on Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6 and 10.7 (Lion). More information is available on the Macware website at:
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.
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