By On Sep 10, 2019 Templates
Now you know where to find fonts, but dont get too font-happy. Typography play a huge role communicating the details of your event, so its essential to stick to a select few that capture the essence of the invitation. In any design, use three or fewer fonts to keep things legible. When you think of each typeface used as a different voice its easy to see how too many voices could make the invitation too “loud,” overpowering the actual event info. With the right selection of fonts, you can effectively set the tone of the invitation without overwhelming the reader. When you make your own invitations, its important that you dont crowd the design elements. A key concept in design is negative space, which allows the viewer to take in all aspects of the invitation without feeling completely bombarded. Dont be afraid to leave blank space between text or images. In regards to typography, always leave ample room between event details. Avoid stacking text on top of each other or squeezing type into a cramped space; text packed into a small space can be hard to read.
An invitation is more than just its aesthetics. As you go through the design process, dont forget about the reason you are making the invitation in the first place: to notify others of an important event. To keep all details legible, be sure to use a considerable font size for location and dates. Be wary of font styles that are hard to read, such as loopy script styles or heavily condensed typefaces. Always contrast the text color with its background; print dark ink on a light background, or vice versa. When creating an invitation that consists of multiple parts, such as a wedding invitation, there needs to be a coherent theme amongst all portions. Stick to a consistent theme by using an established color palette, typeface, illustration, photography, and layout throughout all designs.
An invitation does not always require illustrations or hand-drawn elements; you can also attach personal images, or in this card instance, flat lay images. Photography is a great way to make invitations more personal and intimate. If you want to make your own invitation using Shutterstock Editor, you can easily search and incorporate images from my collection, or upload your own personal photos to the app. If you are printing your invitation on a flat sheet of paper, the design might appear lackluster without some additional finishes. Try adding some dimension to a flat design by incorporating debossing, embossing, or letterpress. Debossed portions are depressed into the surface, while embossed patterns are raised on paper. Letterpress printing leaves an imprint of text or images, either with or without ink. All of these subtle imprints can give your invitations that wow factor. The elements cost extra at a printer, but they might be worth it on an otherwise minimal design. Nowadays, many invitations are designed exclusively online with the help of design software, like our online photo editor. Stray from the norm and include a handwritten touch by personally addressing your cards with calligraphy or by incorporating splashes of watercolor. When you do this, simply leave room on the invitation for your handmade touches. For special and memorable occasions, like a wedding or important birthday celebration, try experimenting with metallic ink or foil accents. These accents add a hint of shine and brilliance to borders, illustrations, and typography. Before committing to using specialty inks in your invitation, be sure to consult with a professional printing shop.
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