Helpful Hints

Graphics: Text and Fonts

Using fonts in a project:
Use one or two type families.
Match the attitude of the font to the topic, e.g. Comic Sans is a casual sans-serif choice, while Garamond provides a semi-formal look with serifs.

Graphic Imagery
Incorporating appropriate graphics effectively will create a positive impression that compliments the content.

Photography
The right photograph does more than illustrate a point. For the viewer, it captures an idea that is familiar and hopefully emotive. See the TCU Library's website for image resources suitable for presentation.

Links to the folowing photographic resources will direct you to their guidelines for use page. Be a responsible user, refrain from use if permissions are not granted. Cite the source in your references.

Photobucket.com - Online photo sharing.
Flickr - Online photo sharing. (Copyright info)
Picasa - Google's searchable collection of Picasa web albums.
Public Domain Photos - Largely free resource for images. Each image has license information plainly visible.

Color
How to use color in a project: Like fonts, keep variations simple, complimentary, and predictable for professional results.

Office 2007 - Black and White Pattern Fills - Create predictable black and white prints by adding this patterns solution to Office 2007.

Color matching, calibration and conversion tools - Calibrate your monitor, cross reference colors like RGB to CIE L*A*B, CMY, sRGB and so forth based on light conditions.

Ink Colors (typical):
RGB (Red, Green, Blue)
CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black)

Light (typical sources):
RGB (Monitors use RGB to produce color) - Light passes through the monitor to display the image.
CMYK (Printing industry uses CMYK to produce color) - Light reflects off the surface behind the ink creating color through the translucent layers of cyan, magenta, and yellow inks.