Design a Trendy Business Card in Inkscape.org

In this tutorial, we’ll be making some very neat business cards using Inkscape. We’ll be starting from a template to keep sizing completely accurate – which also means you can actually print them!

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By Aaron Nieze from Shmoggo.com

Setup the Document

Step 1

Since we’ll be starting from a template, go to Worldlabel.com and download their business card template WL-244 in PDF. Once that’s downloaded, you can actually open that file straight from Inkscape. It’s a PDF file, so it’ll open up the PDF Import window. The standard settings should be just fine, so just click OK whenever you’re ready.
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Address Labels in Microsoft Word – a Graphic Howto

Labels in Word

DIY Address labels in Microsoft Word is a PICTORIAL (a graphic howto) created by Pariah Burke of iamPariah.com The pictorial goes into detail about where to find templates in MS Word, how to use the label templates, inserting images and much more. Read the complete Graphic Howto on our Pinterest Board or download the PDF here.

Our first of many Pictorials to come :)

When your mind is a Blank Label

Blank Labels

Blank Labels

Are you having a problem thinking how you will design your next label.  Are you keep coming up blank. Do you feel stymied when it comes to using labels? Do you think labels are dull? Do you have piles of blank labels gathering dust in that bottom drawer? Have you looked all over the net for label design ideas and not sure what is right? You’re in the right place, then. We’re here to help you overcome your “labelphobia” so that you can realize your organizational and productive potential. Labels can simplify your life if you know how and when to use them and find great design for your needs. They also can make your life more colorful and exciting!

So, we welcome you to Worldlabel.com  a company that makes Blank Labels for laser and inkjet printeres and has a great blog full of free label printables to print on those blank labels. Our company has been in business for a decade, and we offer labels, label designs and design ideas to people the world over. Now, we want to expand on our services to provide users with even more resources. No matter whether you’re a work-at-home mom, a CEO, an artist or a non-creative type – we’re here to help you make the most of your talents and time with our ideas, tips, tricks, hacks and more.

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Use Label sizes you will always find!

We often get calls from a customers asking “Do you have a label in stock in this size….., we need it immediately and it has to work with prior artwork we have?” The request is usually something obscure like 3.215 wide by 1.66 high size and hard to source.  Although we can make custom blank labels in 1 to 3 days, and ship it overnight. It is very costly! When considering a new project, please try take in account if the size label required can be found easily.

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Creating Round Labels with Adobe Illustrator

Begin by launching Adobe Illustrator. Any version of Illustrator will do. From the File menu choose Open. Open round labels WL-325 PDF template from World Label, a manufacturer of Printer labels for laser and inkjet printers.

SELECT THE CIRCLES.

Once the file opens click on the grid to select all the circles.

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Working with Barcodes in LibreOffice/OpenOffice.org

Neither LibreOffice or Apache OpenOffice.org installs with the ability to print barcodes. However, if you need barcodes, you have at least three ways to add them to either office suite.

The first — and least elegant — method is to use one of the many dedicated shareware, freeware, or free-licensed applications for printing barcodes and labels.

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LibreOffice Page Numbering

“A whole article on page numbering?” someone asked when I said I was doing this article. “Isn’t that kind of basic?”

The answer is that, at the simplest level, it is. However, add different numbering styles, restarting numbering, or automating numbering, and the apparently basic topic quickly becomes more complicated. Set up a master document, and still another dimension is added. What at first seems like a straightforward task has far more options than many users imagine.

Moreover, in LibreOffice (or OpenOffice.org, for that matter), generally, you’ll want to put page numbers in headers or footers, so they are separate from the rest of the text on a page and easy to read. Setting up a header or foot is not difficult, but it does add another step or two to the apparently basic task of adding a page number.

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Blending Multiple Images and Creating Captions in Gimp

One of the funnest features of digital image editing is taking pieces of different images and blending them together in a single image, like putting a funny hat on your mom or putting your dog on a jet ski. Or even something serious, like improving a photo of a landscape by adding an element from a different photo. Today we are going to learn how to do this in GIMP, the excellent open source image editing program.

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Creating Custom Fancy Address Labels in LibreOffice

There are something like a squillion and one different Avery® and Avery-compatible address labels you can buy, and with the open source LibreOffice productivity suite you can easily create your own custom fancy return address labels.

If you’re wondering what LibreOffice is, it’s an offshoot of the popular OpenOffice productivity suite. Development on OpenOffice has stagnated for the past couple of years, and most of the key OpenOffice developers have gone to LibreOffice. You can use either one for this howto. Both are free of cost, and are excellent fully-featured office suites.

Today we are going to learn how to create a page of custom return address labels, with images and custom fonts.

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