Tag Archives: Graphic Design

MOO Business Cards Review: Does MOO Deliver?

Lady holding business card: MOO Business Cards Review

You might wonder if business cards are still relevant in our digital age. The resounding answer from experts is: absolutely! So far, business cards are standing the test of time as a proven and successful hand-to-hand marketing vehicle. But what’s changed in our competitive world is the need for stand-out business cards. The online business card space is profitable, and therefore packed with companies providing business card and related services. So how does Moo stack up to the competition?…

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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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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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Chapter 4: Website Marketing – How to Get Traffic to Your Website

Get Noticed

So, you’ve had an amazing idea for a new business, formed your company and built and optimized your website. Well, if you build it then they will come, right!? Not necessarily. It takes time, patience and a lot of spreading the word to the world. There are a number of relatively easy and cost-effective ways to get the word out about your site to help your traffic numbers grow…

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Get Your Content Noticed By Optimizing Your Images With These Guidelines

Tips for Using Images to Enhance your Content

An article with compelling images averages 94% more total views than one without. If that wasn’t enough, research indicates that our brain processes visual content 60,000 times faster than text. So, it’s fair to say that visuals should be a large part of your content marketing strategy to make the biggest impact on your audience, captivate new fans, and increase engagement…

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Fonts 101: How to Install Fonts On Mac

Changing fonts screenshot

Have you ever wanted to take your graphics and design up a notch but not sure where to begin? Fonts and Dingbats (or character fonts) are a simple way to be creative without spending a lot of money. There are hundreds of free fonts (also commonly called typefaces) on the internet and installing custom fonts on your Mac operating system is quite simple – once you know how to do it! Here are some easy steps on how to download, use and make the most of the fonts on your Mac operating system…

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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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