If you are a DIY entrepreneur, aspiring designer or simply a curious individual who is looking to find a way to customise your own products or crafts, a unique, stand-out label is guaranteed to do the trick. Fortunately, recent evolution and developments in graphic design and visual layout software has allowed those with a variety of backgrounds and experiences in visual art to create their own unique, professional quality products. That being said, knowing where to begin navigating through the myriad of software and technology choices currently available on the market can be daunting, particularly for those who do not have previous experience in graphic design. We’ve compiled a variety of helpful information that you can use to begin designing your own unique label quickly! We hope you enjoy it!
The first step towards successfully designing your own free, professional label is to select a software package that will allow you to accomplish the design-oriented tasks needing to be done at no financial cost to yourself. While this may seem to be a difficult task, several computer programs are available that can get the job done! Open Office provides users with a suite of powerful tool that closely mirror the functionality found in Microsoft Office. Unlike Office, however, Open Office is available as a free download. Using the drawing and text tools found in Open Office, you can quickly begin to create your own free professional label.
GIMP, a freeware graphic design program, is designed to emulate the tools and functions found in popular graphic design suites, such as Adobe Photoshop. With this free program, users can design a professional label from the ground up, fully customising dimensions, layout, fonts, included pictures, etc. GIMP also allows users to export their labels in several different file formats, perfect for those who are in a collaborative project and require additional flexibility. GIMP users can benefit from the regular updates provided for this software through the developer website. GIMP is compatible with both Windows and Apple operating systems.
Google Fonts offers users an extensive library of fonts, all of which can be quickly incorporated into websites and labels. Thanks to the “plug-in” format of Google Fonts, users do not have to worry about font compatibility when changing browsers, a common problem that many website and label designers experience.