Using Live Paint groups can be an incredibly expressive and intuitive way to create your artwork, but because intersecting elements act as if they are on the same flat surface your final art will not be ready for screen printing without a few quick tweaks.
Live Paint in Illustrator (Object => Live Paint => Make) is an alternate mode of creating and editing objects which some people find more accessible because it disguises the underlying vectors being generated. With Live Paint, intersecting path form regions that can be converted to groups and edited and filled in a way that mimics natural media paintings or image editing programs... almost like filling in a pencil sketch with watercolors.
We get calls regularly from government offices, schools and company and who are finally trying to tackle the 'store room' filled with beat up and sad vinyl binders. It's so heartbreaking and unnecessary.
The next time you need to purchase binders and someone says "Oh, just get the cheapest ones" remember to pull out this handy side-by-side comparison. Sometimes saving a few pennies isn't the most important thing in the long run!
A customer wrote in with a great question today and I thought I'd share it here for the benefit of everyone designing their own business cards.
I need to have business cards produced and was wondering about any font size/weight considerations that I need to be aware of while designing the cards. - Scott
There's no hard and fast rule about font weights. For example, Stonewood Spa uses a logo