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
    How to Create Layouts for a Fashion Magazine in Adobe InDesignPreview image
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    Open up the pages of any high-end magazine and you can find some really outstanding design work. In this tutorial you’ll learn how to design your own three-spread layout for a magazine feature using Adobe InDesign. We’ll look at how to prepare a grid, work with Masters to create visual uniformity across the pages, and how to select colors, images and typefaces to create a professional-standard design.Read More…
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    The A to Z of TypographyPreview image
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    Whichever software programme you’re using, and whether you’re designing for print or online, typography will no doubt play a large part in the eventual success (or failure!) of your design. But typography can be technically tricky to perfect, and the jargon used by professional designers can be baffling. So here's a handy A to Z list of typography terms and tips that you can refer to, rather than panic googling each definition. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Design a Glamorous Art Deco Menu in Adobe InDesignPreview image
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    Winter may be long, dark and cold, but that’s all the more reason to host a cosy dinner party for friends, family or colleagues. Perfect for New Year gatherings, this easy-to-create menu card recalls the geometric glamour of the Jazz Age. This is certainly a piece of print design Jay Gatsby would be proud to have on display!Read More…
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    Create Your Own Party Place Cards Using Adobe InDesignPreview image
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    December and January are full to the brim with parties and social gatherings. If you’re hosting your own dinner party to celebrate the New Year, personalised place cards can add an extra special touch to the table. This is a fun Adobe InDesign tutorial, and glitter is more than encouraged for adding that final glam touch to the cards! Read More…
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    Design a Crime Thriller Book Cover in Adobe InDesignPreview image
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    Walk into any bookshop and you’ll notice that each genre of fiction has its own general ‘style’ for cover designs. Though each cover is different, elements on the cover create a sort of code that enables the reader to assess what the book will be about. In this tutorial you’ll learn how to design a book cover for the Crime/Thriller fiction genre and explore how you can create a genre-appropriate design using typefaces, tools and tips available to you in Adobe InDesign. Let’s get creating a cover Stephen King would be proud of!Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Enhance Your Designs With Adobe Color in InDesignPreview image
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    Adobe has made some exciting new changes to the way InDesign manages color. Let’s review what you need to know about the newly renamed Adobe Color CC (formerly Adobe Kuler), and how it can improve your designs and the efficiency of your workflow in InDesign.Read More…
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    Design a Fashion Magazine Cover in Adobe InDesignPreview image
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    Magazine covers can showcase really creative design work. In this tutorial you’ll learn how to create your own cover for a fictional fashion magazine, with a glamorous winter feel. We’ll explore how to use layer images and text to create a dynamic, three-dimensional design, select and apply typography effectively and appropriately, and account for practical issues, like allowing for pricing and binding.Read More…
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    Create Beautiful Wedding Invitations Using Adobe InDesign and TypekitPreview image revised
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    Adobe has recently released a new update for its InDesign CC software, including enhancements to Typekit. In this tutorial you’ll learn how to create a small, ornate wedding invitation step-by-step, and use some of the most stunning typefaces at your fingertips in CC and Typekit. Whether you want to create something formal, vintage-inspired or kitsch, there’s an invitation style here for you.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Perfect Your Designs With the Measure Tool in Adobe InDesignPreview image revised2
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    The Measure Tool is an often overlooked InDesign feature, which can be really useful for documents where you need to keep a close eye on dimensions. It can save you from making measurement errors that often show up, disastrously, only after you’ve sent something to print (or even worse, once the item’s been printed!). Let’s explore how to use the Measure Tool and what you can do with it.Read More…
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    Choose the Perfect Typography for Your Adobe InDesign ProjectPreview image1
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    Designers use typography in hugely diverse ways, and the results can be incredible, instantly lending a mood to a print design. However, the abundance of typefaces now available to designers can be overwhelming. In this tutorial, we suggest some starting points for choosing fonts and typography styles, depending on the InDesign publication you’re producing.Read More…
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    An Introduction to Typesetting Books in Adobe InDesignPreview image
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    InDesign is a standard piece of publishing software, and is commonly used by professional typesetters to design the inside pages of books. If you’re creating your own self-published book, or simply want to know a little more about the typesetting process, this quick and simple tutorial will teach you the basics for typesetting a print book.Read More…
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    Create a Retro Wall Calendar in Adobe InDesignPreview image
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    You may be starting to feel a panic rising as you contemplate finding suitable gifts for friends and family this coming holiday season. Why not use your creative talents and create your own wall calendar to give away as a present, or just to keep for your own home or office? In this tutorial you’ll learn how to create a uniform grid for laying out a single-sheet A2 calendar, as well as using Tables in Adobe InDesign to design simple, easy-to-edit layouts for each month of the year. Read More…