Grace Fussell
Grace is a Graphic Designer and Brand Consultant based in Oxford, in the UK. She has provided design and branding services for clients across the not-for-profit, heritage, media, education, food, retail and publishing sectors. She also loves to share her passion for design through teaching. Visit Grace’s portfolio site at www.gracefussellstudio.com.
Tutorials
  • Design & Illustration
    Quick Tip: Easy Graphics Using the InDesign Glyphs PanelPreview image
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    In this Quick Tip tutorial we’ll take a look at how you can use the Glyphs panel in Adobe InDesign to add ready-to-use graphic elements to your layouts, and put forward some recommendations for some great symbol-based fonts. Read More…
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    How to Create a Colorful Brochure for Print Using CorelDRAWPreview image
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    CorelDRAW is a really versatile design application, and it’s perfect for tackling layout projects which incorporate a range of elements, including images, color and typography. In this tutorial, we’ll walk through the steps of creating a fun, fold-out brochure that’s based on a simple A4 template.Read More…
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    The A to Z of Print DesignPreview image
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    Perfecting, preparing and producing your designs for print can be a baffling process. From need-to-know printing methods, like offset and letterpress printing, to perfecting your design techniques for print, such as knowing your spot from your process colors, we take a look at the key terms you need to know.Read More…
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    How White Space Can Transform Your Adobe InDesign LayoutsPreview image
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    Less is more when it comes to designing layouts! We take a look at how incorporating more white space into your InDesign layouts can make a huge difference to your work, taking your designs from crowded and fussy to streamlined and polished in an instant. Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Improve Your InDesign Workflow With Bridge & Mini BridgePreview image
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    Adobe Bridge is a really useful tool for ‘bridging’ the content of your computer’s folders between your Adobe design applications. You can use the programme to organize files, and create sophisticated libraries of images and text documents ready to use in your layout designs. Mini Bridge is a really useful little Adobe feature that creates a miniature version of Bridge within your Adobe application, allowing you to drop content into your InDesign layouts quickly and easily. In this Quick Tip we’ll take a look at how you can improve the speed and flexibility of your workflow by incorporating Mini Bridge into your InDesign Workspace, and how you can best organize your folders and their contents for maximum efficiency.Read More…
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    How to Design an Effective eBook Cover Using Adobe InDesignPreview image
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    The downside of the explosion in digital publishing is the fact that the market is becoming increasingly saturated, and it can be difficult to make your eBook stand out from the competition. An effectively designed eBook cover is a huge factor in attracting the eye. In this tutorial we’ll look at the Digital Publishing function in Adobe InDesign, and how you can create an effective eBook cover that works equally well at thumbnail and large size. Read More…
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    Create a Design Moodboard: Communicating Color and Texture in Adobe InDesignPreview image2
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    Moodboards are a great way of organizing your ideas for a design project. In this tutorial you’ll learn how to put together a grid-based moodboard, and look at how you can combine images, color, textures and typography to give the board a unified, professional look. Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Working With Adobe Illustrator Vectors in InDesignPreview image
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    InDesign is a fantastic layout design program, but it isn’t usually the software of choice for editing images. In this quick tip tutorial we’ll take a look at an alternative method of working with images in InDesign, by pasting vector graphics directly into your documents. This gives you more flexibility and control over editing simple graphics while you work in InDesign, allowing you to switch up colors and stroke effects with ease.Read More…
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    Typography in Action: Design Simple & Effective Type LogosPreview image
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    Typography plays a huge part in the way brands are perceived, and how successful brands become with consumers. Here, we’ll take a look at how typography can be used successfully across logo and icon design, and break down how you can create effective branding for different sorts of commercial businesses, using very basic typographic tips and tricks.Read More…
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    Design a Zodiac Calendar to Celebrate Chinese New Year in Adobe InDesignPreview image2
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    On February 19th one in six people in the world will be marking the end of the Year of the Horse and celebrating the start of a new year. Zodiac (Sheng Xiao) calendars are an age-old design for mapping out the 12 animals and the years they are associated with. In this tutorial, we’ll be giving a modern update to the traditional calendar, using Adobe InDesign to put the calendar together, and using illustrated assets from Mary Winkler’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial.Read More…
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    Design a Hardback Cover for a Young Adult Fiction Book in Adobe InDesignPreview image
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    Young Adult Fiction is an ever-growing sector of the publishing industry, and a popular genre for self-publishers. Here, we’ll look at how handwritten typography, papery collage-inspired textures and strong color combinations can be combined to create an attractive cover design. We’ll explore how you can create a genre-appropriate design using the typefaces, tools and techniques available to you in Adobe InDesign. Read More…
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    The Basics of Drawing Type & Creating Your Own Handwritten FontPreview image revised2
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    Ever wanted to give your digital layouts and designs a truly personal touch? In this tutorial we’ll look at how you can create a font from your own handwriting, for use on your computer. Firstly, we’ll look at the basics of drawing a typeface, secondly we'll see how you can optimise your handwriting to ensure high quality and versatility, and lastly we’ll analyse some different methods for converting your handdrawn letters into a digital font. Read More…