Ten Helpful Tips for Composition in Landscape Photography

Landscape photography is about the beauty and the sheer unpredictability of nature...qualities that are difficult to capture for all time in a photograph. Are you looking for some guidance as to how to get your landscape photography to stand out from the crowd? Source: 10 Unique Landscape Photography Tips To Implement Today

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Image Optimization in Advanced Web Development

Web-quality imagery is always a balancing act between using the smallest possible file size while providing good image quality. Embedding a photo straight off your DSLR may look nice, but it will slow your website’s load to a crawl, while an over-compressed image may improve the speed of your site yet discredit the design and … Continue reading Image Optimization in Advanced Web Development

How to deal with late payments on invoices without feeling rude or awkward

You've done the work. You invoiced the client over 30 days ago. You're still waiting for payment a week over the invoice deadline. It's time to chase but, quite frankly, you'd rather play Justin Bieber on constant repeat and stick red hot nails in your eyes than speak to your client. Source: How to deal … Continue reading How to deal with late payments on invoices without feeling rude or awkward

Colors and Their Meaning

It is not surprising that colour can affect the state of our mind. Which colours best affect our mood? When you equip the room, you should not determine the colour only on the basis of whether you like it or not. Try to imagine how you would feel about the colour that will surround you … Continue reading Colors and Their Meaning

How to check if your design has been copied

In today’s online world, design is all over the digital landscape—whether it is on a company’s website or a designer’s professional portfolio. While this has made the world of graphic design more accessible than ever before, it has also made it easier for copycats to take advantage. Source: How to check if your design has … Continue reading How to check if your design has been copied

Common Portrait Mistakes You’ll Want to Avoid

Portrait photography is hard. So here are three videos with some tips to help you avoid some of the most commonly made mistakes in portrait photography.

Everything You Need to Know About Levels in Photoshop

In Photoshop, both the levels and curves adjustment layers allow you to control the tone of your image. So which should you use? I'm a curves man myself, but watching this excellent tutorial helped me better understand the use of levels. Source: Everything You Need to Know About Levels in Photoshop

Becoming a master of curves adjustments in Adobe Photoshop

In most photo editing software solutions, you have access to curves adjustments. These come in different forms and some software even allows you to access separate curves for different colour channels, offering, even more, editing control. Source: Becoming a master of curves adjustments in Adobe Photoshop

Beautiful Portraits of Newborn Babies Snuggling With Baby Animals

London based photographer Sujata Setia ‘s latest series features snoozing babies with baby animals, capturing the adorable twosomes in all their adorableness. Her series was inspired by her puppy, Mustang, who is so adorable that clients would often ask Sujata if he could be a part of their child’s photoshoot. Source: Beautiful Portraits of Newborn … Continue reading Beautiful Portraits of Newborn Babies Snuggling With Baby Animals

How to Warp Text in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be Creating Want to warp some text? In this video from my course, 10 Essential Design Tips in Adobe Illustrator, you'll learn all the ins and outs of distorting and warping text in Adobe Illustrator. How to Warp Text in Adobe Illustrator Prepare the Text for Warping So we're going to learn how … Continue reading How to Warp Text in Adobe Illustrator

How To Write Product Descriptions That Really Sell

  With so many talented artists and makers selling their work online, it’s more important than ever to learn how to write product descriptions that will really inspire people to close the deal. The power of great product writing can make a major difference to your creative business, convincing your fans of the value of … Continue reading How To Write Product Descriptions That Really Sell

Artistic Versus Technical Photography Skills – What is Holding You Back?

In my work as a teacher – and as an artist – I have noticed something that might sound very obvious but is rarely talked about in our journey to become better photographers. That is, how we live our day-to-day lives will show us where we are going wrong in our photography. Source: Artistic Versus … Continue reading Artistic Versus Technical Photography Skills – What is Holding You Back?

How to Create a 3D Floral Collage in Adobe Photoshop & Lightroom

What You'll Be Creating In this tutorial I'll show you how to use Adobe Photoshop to create a colourful 3D floral collage featuring a beautiful woman. First, we'll isolate the model from the background. After that, we'll add our background. Source: How to Create a 3D Floral Collage in Adobe Photoshop & Lightroom

How to Create a Beyoncé-Inspired Fashion Photo Collage: Photoshop in 60 Seconds

What You'll Be Creating Make a fabulous photo collage inspired by Beyoncé! Learn how in the quick video below. Photoshop in 60 Seconds: Beyoncé Photo Collage Could your Instagram use a little glam? In this video, I was inspired by Queen Bey's Instagram to create a fun, fashion-forward photo collage. Source: How to Create a … Continue reading How to Create a Beyoncé-Inspired Fashion Photo Collage: Photoshop in 60 Seconds

How to Add Creative Text to Photos: Photoshop in 60 Seconds

What You'll Be Creating Learn how to add beautiful typography to your photos! See how in this quick video below. Photoshop in 60 Seconds: Photo Typography Write inspiring messages on your photos for Instagram! In this video, I'll show you how to decorate this portrait with creative typography in Photoshop. Source: How to Add Creative … Continue reading How to Add Creative Text to Photos: Photoshop in 60 Seconds

Perfect your figures with our anatomy masterclass

In this masterclass, I'll reveal the basic steps you need to follow to perfect your figure drawing. I'll start with the first conception – or inkling of an idea – and take you through to the final presentation. Each written step is also covered in the video below and involves applying core visual tools to … Continue reading Perfect your figures with our anatomy masterclass

9 top tips for drawing in black and white

9 top tips for drawing in black and white This may seem like an odd way to start an article on black and white drawings, but when I was a kid, my favourite drawing tool was a blue crayon. I drew everything in that one colour – the sky, the sea – and things that … Continue reading 9 top tips for drawing in black and white

Wireframes – The Beginner’s Guide

  Our Beginner’s Guide series is designed to help those who are just starting to learn about user experience, or those who want to brush up on the basics. In this part, we take a look at wireframes. What is a wireframe? A wireframe is a visual representation of a user interface, stripped of any … Continue reading Wireframes – The Beginner’s Guide

Why You Might Want to Consider Keeping a Visual Diary

Maintaining creativity can be difficult for artists at the best of times. Fortunately, there are ways to combat the dreaded artists block. Carried around in the crook of many an artist’s arms, the visual diary has developed alongside the very beginnings of art history. Source: Why You Might Want to Consider Keeping a Visual Diary