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Considering all this in the back of my head, I understood the ban as a real challange and found that, against the common opinion, you can make a nice kick ass album envelope with MS World ("Version 2010"). How do you feel about the artwork at the top of this article, all created 100% in MS World?
Do you know that you can create and even view levels in MS Word? Do you know that there is an astonishingly fast way to remove the backgrounds? Do you know that you can cut, manipulate and improve the pictures in MS Word during drafting and use a lot of simple automated textures?
Successfully designing a sleeve starts and ends with the pictures you use, so use caution. First, browse the picture pages until you find some good ones and get a low-resolution example (after you are sure which pictures you want to use, you can go back and get the high-resolution one.
You will want to select an approximate 1800px width. An issue with stick pictures is that - especially if you use one style - it is likely that the same style will end up in several other sleeve styles. But on the other side, while it can be enticing to select an astonishing picture and simply insert the text, this could mean having an almost equal frontpage.
It' more secure to select and combine your own designs and wallpapers. Click "Size" under Page Layout and adjust it to either 6×9 or 5×8 inch (I like 6×9, but 5×8 is slightly higher/narrower and may be better suited to the project). Then, dragging your first picture (the background) into the picture folder.
Doubleclick on the thumbnail, then go to "Wrap text" and select "Through". "This allows you to expand the frame to fill the entire page. Do the same with the 2. photo you will use for the front, which hopefully has a simple/flat backdrop. When you want your artwork to be " Popped " (many authors use this acronym to describe their perfect cover), make sure that you increase the contrasts - " Popped " is usually a question of intense but contrasting colours (my example artwork uses teaal and oranges, which are usually quite successfully combined).
Or you can move the option down until you find "Draw text field" and then use the cursor to draw a rectangle. Enter your name and resize the text to about the desired fontsize. To make the text of the cover right, the best way is to select the effect that will help it set itself apart from the crowd while emphasizing the colours and styles of the visual.
It is not always an easy decision - for example in my own, I could go with dark text with a glowing whiteness, with a cast shade or a color shade . When you get pinned and can't find a good place for the text, go back to your text field and fill in a form.
Customize the textures, gradients, and other text field backgrounds to enhance the text. A further tip is to look for a texturing database on-line (search for "texture background") and select something as textbackgrounds. Put it in your artwork like the other images.
You will probably need to trim it (top right, "Crop") to get it the right-sized. When you have "That" or "From" or "And" in your heading, remember to make them smaller than the nouns. It may be necessary to be imaginative to put all of the text on the front page. To''stretch'' your lettering and have more room between them, go to The stretched'A' icon at the top, which means'Asian layout', and then click'Fit text' and modify the numbers (larger numbers = more room between the characters).
To have the text centred, make sure that the borders of the text field extend to the borders of the documents, and then centre the text. TIP: If you only want to move the text a little while, click on the text field and then use the arrow keys on your keypad to move it in the right order.
Select Window" and you will see a new pane with all levels on the right. By clicking on the "eyeball" picture, you can make the levels visible/invisible. With many levels for the different text and different text style you are trying, you will be able to return later.
You are advised to use Snagit or another application to store screen shots so that you can quickly store your favorite snapshot as a jpg or picture file. Instead of asking your boyfriends and relatives, try to find a random sampling of impartial audiences in your group.
For a YA textbook, give a lecture on publication in a nearby secondary modern secondary one. In the case of a ledger, place a desk at a trade conference and give a free price if you help to select a ledger sleeve. You should never trust your own judgement unless you call this a vainty publication projec.
Small text can make the artwork look'ready' and also help to find the right one. When you can't think of a line of subtitles or a line of text, think of the key words that might interest your audience and try to connect them. Subtitles are more for non-fiction, teashers are for literature - but they do the same: they inform your readership and bind them to the book's key selling points: What is new/different/interesting about your history.
I don't see why folks would be reading your textbook. Cook it down to a set and then find a way to give it to the readership of THE CLOVER ALONE - maybe you never get another shot. I' ve already said that with Snagit you take photos of your work and store them as JPGs, but for your end result you need to store your artwork in a large format.
Please download your work as PDF and then use http://www.zamzar. to turn the PDF into a JPG. 6×9? picture is stored and converts this way at 1800×2700 - a very good upload file for Kindle and other e-book publishing houses. However, sometimes you want to place an imagery in the front that has no plain backgrounds and no clear contours.
Suppose you want to'fade in' an artwork into the backgrounds and make it semitransparent? Once you have inserted the wallpaper, go to "Insert" and then to "Shape". Design a rectangular of the desired dimension. Then, go to "Fill" and "Image" to pick and paste your photo. This is because you can now right-click on the form and click "Format Shape", which opens a new tool.
The " Format Shape " option allows us to change the clarity, but also to improve the sharpness and contrasts of the dark, so that the photo remains clear and sharp and also fits well into the dark area. In addition to merging pictures and selecting font styles, you can use the text effect in MS World to give your text a particular look, such as contours, shadows, reflections, gloss, translucency or overlapping.
The distance can be difficult, so it works best to have one text per level (copy/paste the first and creating a second level, then changing the text). Using the pre-installed text style in Microsoft Office or customizing the text yourself. I gave the text a 3-D look in this sleeve by using two different colored levels for each of the words and then moved the text down a bit.