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Semi-Transparent Stripe
March/April 2017

Supercharged Place Card

Learn how to use adjust the transparency of a shape to create semi-opaque design elements.
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Supercharged Place Cards
January/February 2017

Supercharged Place Card

Learn how to use the supercharged addressing featuress to create gorgeous, multi-style place cards. Enter your list of guests and optional tables and the software automatically styles the text for you.
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Seeing Stripes
November/December 2016

Pin To Address

Learn how to create your own custom striped pattern using your own color scheme. Once you've created the stripes, see how to rotate the pattern within your border, background, text, etc.
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Pin to Address
September/October 2016

Pin To Address

Learn how to use pin objects to different parts of an address to create gorgeous, dynamic supercharged addressing styles that update with longer or shorter addresses.
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Address Kerning
July/August 2016

Multiple Kerning Pairs

Learn how to use the kerning feature to adjust the spacing between characters on addresssed envelopes. When names and addresses from the Mailing List are printed, the spacing will be adjusted for each address based on the kerning settings.
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Ordering Personalized Gifts
May/June 2016

Personalized Gifts Sample Set

Learn how to order from our new line of personalized gifts directly within your PrintingPress Pro Extreme 9.0 software.
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Skew it Right
March/April 2016

Sculpt a font just the way you like it with Skew and Stretch

Learn how to use PrintingPress Extreme 8.0's Skew and Horizontal Stretch features to sculpt a font just the way you like it.
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Creating Columns
January/February 2016

Create a calendar with columns

Learn how to use PrintingPress Extreme 8.0's column feature to create a month calendar with perfectly spaced columns of numbers.
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Supercharged Envelope Addressing
November/December 2015

Finished!

Learn how to use PrintingPress Extreme 8.0's supercharged addressing features to create gorgeous addressed envelopes with multiple alternate fonts, pinned images that move with changing addresses, address elements on their own line and more.
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Text Flowing in the Breeze
September/October 2015

Faux Circle Stamp

Learn how to use multiple floating text boxes to make text flow in gentle waves of wind behind a bicycle.
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Faux Circle Stamp
July/August 2015

Faux Circle Stamp

Learn how to layer multiple floating text boxes to create the look of a vintage round stamp.
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Striped Wave Custom Border
May/June 2015

Striped Wave Custom Border

Learn how to use the custom border tool to create a striped wave border that can easily be customized to any color scheme or pattern.
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A Myriad of Multi-Up Possibilities
March/April 2015

A Myriad of Multi-Up Possibilities

Get tips on creating multi-up labels, address labels and place cards. Learn the difference between the label/place card layout and the full sheet settings.
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Faux Rubber Stamp
January/February 2015

Faux Rubber Stamp

Learn how to create a faux rubber stamp using floating text boxes and shapes and a textured pattern. Includes a spiffy trick to get the patterned wavy border!
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Picture this
November/December 2014

Picture this

See how to create a filmstrip effect using a floating text box with a custom border and background.
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Ahead of the curve
September/October 2014

Ahead of the curve

See how to fine tune text in the Arc text shape to work precisely within your design using controls in the Character, Paragraph and Size palettes
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Get in Line
July/August 2014

Get in Line

See how to use the Line Spacing and Baseline Shift controls to customize addresses with alternate fonts with different line heights. Especially useful when working with script fonts with large line spacing.
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Selective fill with a pattern
May/June 2014

Selective fill with a pattern

See how to use the Selective Color feature to fill all or part of an image with a pattern..
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Hollow dotted text
March/April 2014

Hollow dotted text

Learn how to make text that is hollow in the middle with a dotted outline.
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Faux stitching & striped shadow
January/February 2014

Faux stitching & striped shadow

Learn how to use some advanced design features of PrintingPress Extreme 7.0 to create elements of this month's subway art wedding invitation.
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The whole kit & kaboodle
November/December 2013

The whole kit & kaboodle

See how to use the glyph palette to see all available characters in a font. You can use the glyph palette to insert characters into your designs.
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In the shadows
September/October 2013

In the shadows

See how to use PrintingPress Extreme 7.0's new Text Shadow feature to add a shadowto any text. Set the shadow type and color.
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Slant and skew
July/August 2013

Slant and skew

Learn how to create rotated yet upgright text using floating text boxes and the Skew feature.
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Text that really pops
June 2013

Text that really pops

See how to use floating text boxes to create "bubbles" of text on your stationery.
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Patterned line borders
May 2013

Patterned line borders

See how to create a custom border that looks like it was created using a linefilled with a pattern.
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Stretch the line
April 2013

Stretch the line

Learn how to create a line in text using any character. Our favorites are:  =, - and _.
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A certain slant on things
March 2013

A certain slant on things

EXPERTS ONLY EXPERTS ONLY
Learn advanced tips on adjusting text on a curve to make the individual characters remain upright while the text curves.


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Stylish substitutions
February 2013

Stylish substitutions

Learn how to use the Automatic text modifications feature to change the text that is printed on the front of the envelope.
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Adding extra flourish
January 2013

Adding extra flourish

See how to use the Shape tool to add a bit of flourish to your text.
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Going back in time
December 2012

Going back in time

Learn how to use the Selective Color tool's Modify Previous Fill setting to repeatedly change the color and other settings for the most recent Selective Color change you have made.
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Bending to your will
November 2012

Bending to your will

Learn how to adjust the settings for text in a floating text box to bend the text in just the right curve to line up with your design.
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Crop tops
October 2012

Crop tops

See how to use the Set Anchor Point control to "pin" an object to a particular spot while adjusting the size or cropping the object.
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Out of bounds
September 2012

Out of bounds

Learn how to use negative margins to create custom borders with the inner shape of the border set to any shape and the border fill runs all the way to the edge of the card.
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Spanning the envelope
August 2012

Spanning the envelope

See how to create envelopes and place images so that they drape gracefully from the front of the envelope across the fold to the back flap of the envelope.
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I see right through you
July 2012

I see right through you

See how to set the transparency in a pattern and for an entire floating text box to create overlapping semi-transparent text.
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Keeping in line
June 2012

Keeping in line

See how to use the Shift key to drag floating objects in a straight line horizontally or vertically for perfect alignment.
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On the baseline
May 2012

On the baseline

Learn how to use the Baseline Shift setting to move characters vertically within a line of text. Perfect for achieving precise superscript placement or for stylish design aesthetics.
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Multi-up math
April 2012

Multi-up math

Learn how to use the Label stationery type to print sheets of any size card. With a little math you can configure your sheet size, label size, rows, columns and margins to efficiently lay out multiple cards onto a full sheet of card stock.
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Custom creations
March 2012

Custom </em>creations

See how to create an intricate overlapping pattern using our Custom Pattern tool. Use any of the built-in shapes to create your own pattern using any color scheme.
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My favorite color
February 2012

My favorite color

See how to change the entire color scheme for the spring stripes pattern from this month’s Extreme Spring Stationery design. The original pattern used the sorbet color scheme.
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Getting crafty
January 2012

Getting crafty

See how to combine a simple line border with elegant damask images from our Illustrations Wedding collection to create a modern, elegant border. Read step-by-step instructions to learn a technique you can use to create your own totally new border designs using parts using pre-existing artwork.
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