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1 Desktop Publishing Created by - Jo Sorensen

2 Using Colour Colour can be used to catch attention, and make your publication more visually appealing. Background colour should contrast with text so that your message is easily read. Many publications are printed in B & W

3 Backgrounds Often light backgrounds are best –Reduced ink consumption –Often easier on the eye –Printing on coloured / textured media is an option. Dark backgrounds with a lack of contrast to the text can be...

4 Very hard to read A contrasting colour like white is much easier to read !

5 Coloured Text Colour can add interest and emphasis and draw readers attention Colour can distract from a publication if not used appropriately. People shouldn’t struggle to see your message. Too Many Colours can make a publication very hard to read

6 Text Size Appropriate text size can add interest, emphasis and contrast and make your publication much easier to read and understand. You can direct your readers attention to important aspects of your publication using larger text For your interest 72 points = 1 inch

7 Text Readability Text legibility and readability depends on: Type of font (serif, san serif, script, decorative) Size of font Spacing between letters and words Mix of fonts used Alignment White space Line length Spelling and Grammar Choice of words – language level

8 Wedge-Tailed Eagle Aquila audax The Wedge-tailed Eagle is Australia's largest living bird of prey and one of the largest eagles in the world. It reaches m in length and has a wingspan of 2.3 m. Females are larger than males, averaging 4.2 kg in weight and occasionally reaching 5.3 kg. Males usually weigh about 3.2 kg, although they may reach 4.0 kg. Gang-Gang Cockatoo Callocephalon fimbriatum The male gang-gang is unmistakable in his plumage of smoky grey with a bright red head and crest. The female differs in that she is grey all over, although the underparts often have feathers edged in yellowish-orange. Gang-gangs are relatively small cockatoos reaching about 35cm in length. Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo Cactua galerita The Sulphur-crested Cockatoo is a large white parrot, measuring 45cm - 50cm. It has a dark grey- black bill, a distinctive sulphur-yellow crest and a yellow wash on the underside of the wings. Sexes are similar, although the female can be separated at close range by its red-brown eye (darker brown in the male).

9 Wedge-Tailed Eagle Aquila audax The Wedge-tailed Eagle is Australia's largest living bird of prey and one of the largest eagles in the world. It reaches m in length and has a wingspan of 2.3 m. Females are larger than males, averaging 4.2 kg in weight and occasionally reaching 5.3 kg. Males usually weigh about 3.2 kg, although they may reach 4.0 kg. Gang-Gang Cockatoo Callocephalon fimbriatum The male gang-gang is unmistakable in his plumage of smoky grey with a bright red head and crest. The female differs in that she is grey all over, although the underparts often have feathers edged in yellowish-orange. Gang-gangs are relatively small cockatoos reaching about 35cm in length. Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo Cactua galerita The Sulphur-crested Cockatoo is a large white parrot, measuring 45cm - 50cm. It has a dark grey- black bill, a distinctive sulphur-yellow crest and a yellow wash on the underside of the wings. Sexes are similar, although the female can be separated at close range by its red-brown eye (darker brown in the male).

10 Graphics Appropriate graphics add interest and meaning to a publication. You can direct the readers eyes using graphics.

11 Graphics Overuse or inappropriate use can cause the purpose of your publication to be lost Graphical elements are great when used wisely

12 Wedge-Tailed Eagle Aquila audax The Wedge-tailed Eagle is Australia's largest living bird of prey and one of the largest eagles in the world. It reaches m in length and has a wingspan of 2.3 m. Females are larger than males, averaging 4.2 kg in weight and occasionally reaching 5.3 kg. Males usually weigh about 3.2 kg, although they may reach 4.0 kg. Gang-Gang Cockatoo Callocephalon fimbriatum The male gang-gang is unmistakable in his plumage of smoky grey with a bright red head and crest. The female differs in that she is grey all over, although the underparts often have feathers edged in yellowish-orange. Gang-gangs are relatively small cockatoos reaching about 35cm in length. Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo Cactua galerita The Sulphur-crested Cockatoo is a large white parrot, measuring 45cm - 50cm. It has a dark grey-black bill, a distinctive sulphur-yellow crest and a yellow wash on the underside of the wings. Sexes are similar, although the female can be separated at close range by its red-brown eye (darker brown in the male).

13 Wedge-Tailed Eagle Aquila audax The Wedge-tailed Eagle is Australia's largest living bird of prey and one of the largest eagles in the world. It reaches m in length and has a wingspan of 2.3 m. Females are larger than males, averaging 4.2 kg in weight and occasionally reaching 5.3 kg. Males usually weigh about 3.2 kg, although they may reach 4.0 kg. Gang-Gang Cockatoo Callocephalon fimbriatum The male gang-gang is unmistakable in his plumage of smoky grey with a bright red head and crest. The female differs in that she is grey all over, although the underparts often have feathers edged in yellowish-orange. Gang-gangs are relatively small cockatoos reaching about 35cm in length. Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo Cactua galerita The Sulphur-crested Cockatoo is a large white parrot, measuring 45cm - 50cm. It has a dark grey-black bill, a distinctive sulphur-yellow crest and a yellow wash on the underside of the wings. Sexes are similar, although the female can be separated at close range by its red-brown eye (darker brown in the male).

14 Font Types Serif fonts – Little feet Sans Serif – no feet Script – like handwriting Decorative Examples at 28pts Arial Times New Roman Alaska Extrabold Edwardian Script Kristen ITC Gigi is interesting Ravie

15 Wedge-Tailed Eagle Aquila audax The Wedge-tailed Eagle is Australia's largest living bird of prey and one of the largest eagles in the world. It reaches m in length and has a wingspan of 2.3 m. Females are larger than males, averaging 4.2 kg in weight and occasionally reaching 5.3 kg. Males usually weigh about 3.2 kg, although they may reach 4.0 kg. Gang-Gang Cockatoo Callocephalon fimbriatum The male gang-gang is unmistakable in his plumage of smoky grey with a bright red head and crest. The female differs in that she is grey all over, although the underparts often have feathers edged in yellowish-orange. Gang-gangs are relatively small cockatoos reaching about 35cm in length. Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo Cactua galerita The Sulphur-crested Cockatoo is a large white parrot, measuring 45cm - 50cm. It has a dark grey-black bill, a distinctive sulphur-yellow crest and a yellow wash on the underside of the wings. Sexes are similar, although the female can be separated at close range by its red-brown eye (darker brown in the male).

16 Wedge-Tailed Eagle Aquila audax The Wedge-tailed Eagle is Australia's largest living bird of prey and one of the largest eagles in the world. It reaches m in length and has a wingspan of 2.3 m. Females are larger than males, averaging 4.2 kg in weight and occasionally reaching 5.3 kg. Males usually weigh about 3.2 kg, although they may reach 4.0 kg. Gang-Gang Cockatoo Callocephalon fimbriatum The male gang-gang is unmistakable in his plumage of smoky grey with a bright red head and crest. The female differs in that she is grey all over, although the underparts often have feathers edged in yellowish-orange. Gang-gangs are relatively small cockatoos reaching about 35cm in length. Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo Cactua galerita The Sulphur-crested Cockatoo is a large white parrot, measuring 45cm - 50cm. It has a dark grey-black bill, a distinctive sulphur-yellow crest and a yellow wash on the underside of the wings. Sexes are similar, although the female can be separated at close range by its red-brown eye (darker brown in the male).

17 Wedge-Tailed Eagle Aquila audax The Wedge-tailed Eagle is Australia's largest living bird of prey and one of the largest eagles in the world. It reaches m in length and has a wingspan of 2.3 m. Females are larger than males, averaging 4.2 kg in weight and occasionally reaching 5.3 kg. Males usually weigh about 3.2 kg, although they may reach 4.0 kg. Gang-Gang Cockatoo Callocephalon fimbriatum The male gang-gang is unmistakable in his plumage of smoky grey with a bright red head and crest. The female differs in that she is grey all over, although the underparts often have feathers edged in yellowish-orange. Gang-gangs are relatively small cockatoos reaching about 35cm in length. Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo Cactua galerita The Sulphur-crested Cockatoo is a large white parrot, measuring 45cm - 50cm. It has a dark grey-black bill, a distinctive sulphur-yellow crest and a yellow wash on the underside of the wings. Sexes are similar, although the female can be separated at close range by its red-brown eye (darker brown in the male).

18 Wedge-Tailed Eagle Aquila audax The Wedge-tailed Eagle is Australia's largest living bird of prey and one of the largest eagles in the world. It reaches m in length and has a wingspan of 2.3 m. Females are larger than males, averaging 4.2 kg in weight and occasionally reaching 5.3 kg. Males usually weigh about 3.2 kg, although they may reach 4.0 kg. Gang-Gang Cockatoo Callocephalon fimbriatum The male gang-gang is unmistakable in his plumage of smoky grey with a bright red head and crest. The female differs in that she is grey all over, although the underparts often have feathers edged in yellowish-orange. Gang-gangs are relatively small cockatoos reaching about 35cm in length. Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo Cactua galerita The Sulphur-crested Cockatoo is a large white parrot, measuring 45cm - 50cm. It has a dark grey-black bill, a distinctive sulphur-yellow crest and a yellow wash on the underside of the wings. Sexes are similar, although the female can be separated at close range by its red- brown eye (darker brown in the male).

19 Wedge-Tailed Eagle Aquila audax The Wedge-tailed Eagle is Australia's largest living bird of prey and one of the largest eagles in the world. It reaches m in length and has a wingspan of 2.3 m. Females are larger than males, averaging 4.2 kg in weight and occasionally reaching 5.3 kg. Males usually weigh about 3.2 kg, although they may reach 4.0 kg. Gang-Gang Cockatoo Callocephalon fimbriatum The male gang-gang is unmistakable in his plumage of smoky grey with a bright red head and crest. The female differs in that she is grey all over, although the underparts often have feathers edged in yellowish-orange. Gang-gangs are relatively small cockatoos reaching about 35cm in length. Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo Cactua galerita The Sulphur-crested Cockatoo is a large white parrot, measuring 45cm - 50cm. It has a dark grey-black bill, a distinctive sulphur-yellow crest and a yellow wash on the underside of the wings. Sexes are similar, although the female can be separated at close range by its red-brown eye (darker brown in the male).

20 Wedge-Tailed Eagle Aquila audax The Wedge-tailed Eagle is Australia's largest living bird of prey and one of the largest eagles in the world. It reaches m in length and has a wingspan of 2.3 m. Females are larger than males, averaging 4.2 kg in weight and occasionally reaching 5.3 kg. Males usually weigh about 3.2 kg, although they may reach 4.0 kg. Gang-Gang Cockatoo Callocephalon fimbriatum The male gang-gang is unmistakable in his plumage of smoky grey with a bright red head and crest. The female differs in that she is grey all over, although the underparts often have feathers edged in yellowish-orange. Gang-gangs are relatively small cockatoos reaching about 35cm in length. Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo Cactua galerita The Sulphur-crested Cockatoo is a large white parrot, measuring 45cm - 50cm. It has a dark grey-black bill, a distinctive sulphur-yellow crest and a yellow wash on the underside of the wings. Sexes are similar, although the female can be separated at close range by its red-brown eye (darker brown in the male).


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