Design Sunday – RGB vs CMYK

A Little Cupcake, A Lot of Fun

CUPCAKE FUN MOCKUPSo I was inspired to design this cupcake invite to a party I planned to throw for some of my friends. It had been awhile since we had some fun, so I decided to take it one step further and design a card!

We love getting together to have a good time with friends and to have lots of sweet eatables. This is the inspiration for my card! Let me know what you guys think!

Design Tip of the Day : RGB VS CMYK

During the design process, it may be easy to overlook our colour mode. However, I learnt this the hard way and so I’ve decided to highlight this. We should not assume that what we design on the computer when printed will come out as exactly as what we see on the screen.

REMEMBER : Anything web designed – RGB colour ; Anything To Be Printed – CMYK colour

RGB stands for Red, Green and Blue. This really  means that it uses these basic colours to make up the other colours.

CMYK stands for Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black.

Our computers emit light and show colour in red,blue and green. They are also able to emit colours in a limited range. Overlapping the primary colours red, blue and green gives rise to secondary colours cyan, magenta and yellow. Printed products usually require the four colour process CMYK. *if you notice, your printer cartridge at home may even show this!*

Printers that accept RGB modes, will convert to CMYK automatically and from first hand experience, this results in faded and dull colours when printed! The final print was so far off the actual colour I had designed for! I ended up reprinting the whole set of invitations.

So, always convert your files to CMYK for better print results and a better final outcome!

Source: Colours for the Web and Colours for Print

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Design Sunday – RGB vs CMYK

Design Sunday – Wedding Program

Usually Sunday’s tend to be the most relaxed day of the week and therefore was most inspiring! I’ve designed a wedding program in the bright colors that I felt reflect nicely on the Indian theme.

If you’ve ever been to an Indian wedding, you would know that it is always full of bright colors and great music and lots of dancing!

indian theme

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On another note, I’d like to add a tip for those wanting to do flat lays in design or even photography. There’s this thing called “mockups”. These are basically prototypes of items, it could be a plant, ipad, computer screen, coffee, the list goes on. You can buy them or get free mockups and use them to showcase your designs! Forget about the long hours it takes photographing your item in the perfect light and say goodbye to shadow issues!  Mockups are the way to go! Try them out today! Leave a link of your work in the comments below or leave a comment if your have anything to add. I would love to hear from you! ❤

Design Sunday – Wedding Program