How To Make Headed Paper

Adobe Photoshop is a gift of technology. It allows us to create a lot of things that we thought we couldn't make ourselves. Take headed paper as an example. Before, we paid hefty amounts for it. But with Adobe Photoshop, we can now make our own headed paper without spending a cent. You don't necessarily need advanced Photoshop knowledge to make a headed paper, because even the basic know-how can already help. To get some ideas on how to do it, here are some tips.

  • Launch Adobe Photoshop. Then on the File menu, click on New. Supply the name of your document in the Name field of the New dialog box. On the Preset section, click the inverted arrow and choose Letter. Click on the OK button after to close the dialog box.
  • Drag your logo to your document. If the headed paper is for company use, you should put your company logo at the upper portion of the document. To do this, open the JPEG file of your logo. Then choose the Move tool on the tools palette. This tool is located at the right top section. Click on the icon. When the Move cursor shows, begin to drag your logo to your new document. Position it at the upper left portion and resize.
  • Add text. On the tools palette, select Horizontal Type Tool. This will enable you to create a text box on your document, which you can use to type any text you want. Position your mouse cursor anywhere you intend to create the text box. It can be next to the logo at the top section or below at the center. Drag the cursor to make a text box. When the text box appears, enter in any company information that you want to include.
  • Experiment with the font style, size, and color. The general rule is to use a readable font style. Ideal for this are Times New Roman, Century Gothic, Comic Sans, Arial, and Trebuchet. If you want non-traditional font styles, go for Eras, Goudy, and Imprint. The size should be considerably chosen as well. The font should not be too big that it takes up a lot of space, but it should not be too small either that it takes a lot of effort to read. Since 12 is the default size for business correspondence, it will be best to use a size a little smaller than that for the text. Eleven and ten are ideal. The font color, on the other hand, should match the color of your logo. You can lighten or darken the shade of the predominant color, or you can choose an entirely different color for as long as it harmonizes with your logo.
  • Do the final touches. After adding the logo and text, make some more adjustments. See to it that all elements are working together and that nothing stands out or left unnoticed. When you are sure that everything is okay, save your document as JPEG.

Lastly, import your document to Word. Open a Word document, then click on the Insert menu. On the drop-down menu, select Picture and click From File. Then, open the folder in which you saved your Photoshop document. Select the document and click on the Insert button. When it shows up, begin to resize the document until the logo and the text stretch and cover the space you allocated for them.


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