Design

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.

Bigstock Review: They’re Big Alright, But Are They Any Good?

Bigstock reviews

Bigstock is a huge stock photography provider with relatively affordable packages. It specializes in custom photographs, illustrations, and vectors. With millions of royalty-free images, it’s up there in popularity. Word on the street is they have great customer service along with a user-friendly website and large selection of affordable images. Is it true? And who do we use for our stock photo provider here at We Rock Your Web? Read our review to find out…

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Best Photo Editing Software: Adobe Lightroom vs Photoshop vs Gimp vs Picasa vs iPhoto

Macbook and camera: Best Photo Editing Software

Everyone seems to be a great photographer these days thanks to the smartphone in their pockets and online image editors. Instagram made everyone feel like a pro by allowing for quick and easy filters (Lo-Fi, X-Pro or maybe MayFair?) to be applied to any pic you take. But, while Instagram may have started the trend, it also raised people’s desires for more professional looking photos for every situation. Smartphones put more high quality cameras in people’s pockets than ever before which has contributed to making the photo editing space super crowded with services to enhance, edit and share those pics. With so many photo editing software to choose from, ranging from free to high-end, it can be tough to know which one is best for you. We’ll take a look at the best picture editing software including pricing and pros and cons for each one…

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How To Cartoonize A Photo

Cartoonize photo

With the advent of graphic and photo design software such as Adobe’s Photoshop, it has become increasingly easier to create realistic looking (ie. more “hand-drawn”) cartoons and animations. We’re going to show you a couple techniques you can use to convert any photo into a cartoonized version. In other words, how to turn a photo into a cartoon…

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123RF Review: Your New, Go-To Stock Photo Site?

Person searching for stock photos on iPad (capation:123RF Stock Photo Review)

123RF offers some of the cheapest stock images and other media files around, but does the low cost detract from the quality you’ll find on its site? See why this stock photo site that specializes in royalty-free images could be a fantastic alternative to its big-name competitors… 

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How To Identify Pirated Versions Of Adobe Photoshop

Screenshot of Google Shopping search results for "Photoshop CS" (Caption:How To Identify Pirated Versions Of Adobe Photoshop)

A past experience with purchasing a counterfeit version of Adobe Photoshop off Ebay has gotten us to realize just how rampant software piracy is. Use this article to help confirm that your Photoshop copy is legitimate and find out what you can do if it isn’t…

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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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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. That’s especially the case with the advent of stock photography, which allows you to use photographs either for free, or for a licensing fee. But almost always, even in the free case, a license applies and your allowed use of the photo is limited legally…

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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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