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Learn how to design better graphics for your business materials by using tools like Photoshop. Need a logo for your company? Use a logo creator to have a unique logo created just for you. You can also learn techniques with special design tools. So get your creative juices going by diving into these articles.

Best Free Stock Photo Sites: Pixabay vs Unsplash vs FreeImages

Stock photo website on computer screen

If you’re looking for images online, the selection, quality and price are better than ever. There are dozens of websites which offer royalty-free photos at no cost to you. You can create content for your company’s blogs, websites and other marketing materials without breaking the bank. There are many places to search for images and deciding which websites are worth using and what each offers can be tricky. Luckily, we’ve used and reviewed some of the best free stock photo sites on the web so you can get to downloading picture perfect images in no time…

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Interview with Melanie Perkins, Canva CEO & Founder

Canva CEO/Founder Melanie Perkins

If you haven’t heard of Canva by now, it’s one of the world’s fastest growing online graphic design and photo editing companies. Based out of Australia, Canva is a popular website used by millions of entrepreneurs to help create social media graphics, print graphics and more all easily and with no graphic design experience. And did we mention it was free? No wonder it’s so popular! And the the person responsible for the idea and running the company is Melanie Perkins, a 20-something girl with a huge drive and passion. Read on to learn more about Canva, how the idea came about and what’s next for the business…

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Photographers: Sell Your Photos and Make Money!

We’ve all snapped thousands of photos with our smartphones and cameras over the years. But if you’re like me, they’re just sitting on a your phone, hard drive or cloud storage and taking up lots of e-space. Instead of only sharing digital memories with select friends on social media (if anyone at all), why not make a little extra money from your photos? It’s an easy and passive way to turn your hobby into an additional revenue stream. This article shares a few ways you can turn your photos into cash and will hopefully inspire you to find the best stock photography sites to grow your income…

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What Are Royalty Free Images?

Royalty free images on a computer screen: What Are Royalty Free Images?

Images are worth their weight in gold in the online world. But how do you know if what you’re “re-purposing” is considered royalty free, public domain, copyrighted, etc.? The web has helped us share information like never before, but it also presents legal risks for people who publish on the web. Most of us understand plagiarism as it applies to written content, but what about photography? The legalities around image use are confusing for sure — much more so than simply citing a source for written content. But we’ll help you decipher the differences — and better understand the question: “what are royalty free images?”…

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Big Stock Photo Promo Code

Bigstock promo code

We’re able to extend free Big Stock Photo credits to our visitors for a limited time. Go to the Big Stock Photo website and use promo code SPC6 for 5 free credits when you sign up (if that doesn’t work, try DIGIX210 for 5 free credits). Additionally, you can find additional time sensitive promotions in our comments section below. Big Stock offers millions of stock photos and vector art to purchase – royalty free, starting at $1 per photo (pricing depends on how many credits you purchase)…

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How to Create a Favicon Icon (.ICO) in Photoshop

How to create a favicon

A favicon is the little icon that shows up in the corner of the current browser tab, or browser window, of the web page you are viewing. While there’s all sorts of favicon creating software out there, if you own a copy of Photoshop there’s a free plugin that will let you create favicon’s quickly and easily…

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What are the Different Video (Movie) File Formats?

Video camera

This is a section of our article on file formats explained that describes different video file formats. Learn what powers your iPod and iPhone videos and and why you’re able to watch feature length films on such a little device. We cover mpeg, avi, Quick Time, FLV, mp4, and RM (Real Media). If you have a …

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Vimeo Review: Lights, Camera, Action for this Online Video Sharing Service

Vimeo review

For those of you who already do a lot of video sharing, you probably already use Vimeo, or have at least heard of it. For funny baby babbles, your pet’s tricks or homemade videos that you hope to go viral and become the next Justin Bieber, YouTube is your bet bet. But for professional videographers, filmmakers or artists who want to share their work, there is no other video sharing service that compares to Vimeo. There are numerous benefits to the service including an online stock music library and free video tutorials, but the best thing about Vimeo is that it is clean, simple to use, clutter free and above all an easy way to showcase your work in a professionally branded way. Read more in our Vimeo Review…

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Photoshop like a Pro with these Tips and Tricks

Digital images

Photoshop is an Adobe created software developed to aid in graphics editing. There are many reasons why most graphic designers choose to utilize Photoshop in their line of work but namely because of the ability of the program to perform a wide variety of functions as well as operate on a variety of operating systems. There are few graphics editing programs which have the flexibility of Photoshop while also being able to function on so many different operating systems but the fact that Photoshop does makes it ideal for a computer based industry. Like most good software companies, Adobe ensures that users are always up to date with new functions as well as operating system compatibility by consistently releasing new versions when they are needed…

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What are the Different Image File Formats?

Flashdrive

This is a section of our article on file formats explained that describes different image file formats. Learn what enables your web browser to show you images quickly, and find out how different image formats suit different types of images and color types and are compatible with different devices. We cover jpeg, tiff, raw, png, …

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