Image via aradaphotography / Shutterstock.com In spite of what naysayers might think, social media can be flipped to your advantage. For creatives, that means using your accounts to gain more exposure—in the most profitable ways, of course. Previously, you read about a Facebook designer’s simple hack that transformed his Instagram account into a creative portfolio. … Continue reading How A Single Pinned Tweet Can Significantly Draw You More Clients
Work smarter, not harder. This quick tutorial will make the painstaking process of removing stray hairs in Photoshop easy. This brand new video from Nathaniel Dodson of tutvid gives a very simple solution for dealing with flyaway stray hairs in Adobe Photoshop. With a few tweaks to the Healing brush tool, Dodson is able to go in … Continue reading How to Remove Stray Hairs in Photoshop
Image: pixabay By TEAM COMMERCEMashable Deals2018-02-20 11:00:00 UTC Americans spend nearly 11 hours a day glued to a screen, a recent Nielsen report indicates. It may be spent playing video games, checking social media, streaming shows, or god-forbid, working, but the fact is that the average person devotes almost half a day to the screen. … Continue reading Every graphic designer can benefit from taking online courses like these
One of the most fundamental Photoshop skills you can have is the ability to remove and replace objects in an image. And while Photoshop has some fairly advanced automated tools to help you do this, there are times when you'll want to take full manual control. This helpful video will show you three methods to … Continue reading An Advanced Guide to Removing Objects Using Photoshop
I don’t use Adobe Lightroom. I use Bridge and Photoshop to retouch my client’s and my own images. Here are some tips and advice on how to use certain tools in Photoshop to get the best out of your work.Go With the Flow Don’t use opacity to control your brush’s strength. Rather set it to 100% … Continue reading Advice on Retouching in Photoshop
Find yourself doodling through presentations or your eyes glazing over looking at pages and pages of notes afterwards? Why not combine your doodles and your notes into something that is both informative and memorable? This process, called sketchnoting or graphic recording (more on the difference later), is a great way to use the creative side … Continue reading How to take visual notes using sketchnotes and graphic recording
Stealing sucks, especially when someone takes your hard work. As a creative professional, you’re exercising great trust when you take your work public. Whether you hand over samples to a potential client or post your designs on your own website, the instant it’s shared, you run a risk of theft. Here’s the good news: you … Continue reading How to remove stolen content from the internet
Choosing the right designer is a key driver of whether or not your project is going to be a success. The best designers will deliver high-quality work that reflects an understanding of your business, your target audience and your objectives—all delivered with professionalism and timeliness. (Easy, right?!) There are lots of different ways to find … Continue reading How to commission an award-winning designer
Freelancers are revolutionizing the global workforce—but mostly in the afternoon, since you know how we like to sleep in. Maybe you’re reading this article because you’re considering freelancing, but the fact is—ready or not—most everyone will be freelancing in 10 years. An Edelman Intelligence study revealed that the majority of the U.S. workforce will be … Continue reading 7 things I wish I’d known before I started freelancing
In this roundup where looking at popular photo effects that are commonly used by professional photographers from HDR to Lomo. We have found free Lightroom presets that can be applied to your designs, or photography’s within a matter of seconds. Presets are a huge time saver rather than going through the process of manually applying … Continue reading 15 Popular photo effects you can recreate using free lightroom presets
Sometimes, you just don’t want to do your work. It can be such a hassle to get up, start up the computer, fire up the software, and do what needs to be done. You feel tired and bored, having lost sight of why you chose a career in design in the first place, and you … Continue reading What To Do When You Lose Motivation as a Designer
Creating websites has become almost a commonplace skill these days, and there’s such an overabundance of sites out there competing against yours that anything you can do to stand out from the crowd is going to be a huge help. What can we do to get our sites noticed, admired, and paid attention to? It … Continue reading The Art of Building Better Websites
A creative brief is a concise outline of a job to be completed and contains project parameters, goals and inspiration. A good creative brief acts as a roadmap that guides creatives as they work, and ensures that clients receive deliverables that match their project expectations. We've just sent you the template. Enter your email and … Continue reading How to write an amazing creative brief (plus free template!)
Cosplaying, or costume playing, is considered one of the most fun and exciting forms of self-expression for people who enjoy fantasy and fiction. It involves dressing up and pretending to be a particular cartoon, film, or TV show character, and sometimes even attending conventions like the famed Comic Con.
To wrap up my coverage of professional basketball, I'll paint the NBA/ESPN logo by hand using old-school tools. (Link to video) At almost any antique store, you can find high quality drafting sets, by Dietzgen or DesignMaster. They're not too expensive because few people use them anymore. For example, I recently found a DesignMaster 1146C … Continue reading Painting a Logo Using Old-School Tools
Creative designers play a pivotal role in engaging target audiences and customers, and while companies are eager to bring more of these professionals on board, you'll have a hard time getting your foot in the door if you're not using the industry's best tools. From Adobe to Maya, the eduCBA Design & Multimedia Lifetime … Continue reading Launch a design career with help from this huge bundle
Sketching, drawing, design concepts, animation storyboarding – basically any initial creative process steps or planning that occurs on paper – can now all be transferred into a digital format in real-time, thanks to Moleskine’s new smart pen; the latest addition to its existing Smart Writing Set. There will be no need to scan, take photos … Continue reading No need to scan sketches into your computer with Moleskine’s new smart pen
In any business, branding is important as it makes one’s company edgy and competitive in the markets. A brand says so much about the business, like what are the products or services being offered and what should the customers expect from them. A brand is what differentiates an individual from their competitors. One requires defining … Continue reading 5 Tips to Branding Your Business
Studio Skills: Adobe Bridge. Learn how designers, photographers and creative professionals are using Adobe Bridge to navigate, organize, and place their digital assets.
First seen on digital-photography-school - If you're stuck indoors on a rainy day, what do you do? Here are 7 ideas for rainy day photography projects are activities you can do at home.