Every designer knows that sometimes your clients will give you awful photos to work with. But when this happens there are many things you can do to improve the picture quality in Photoshop. Images can be improved by increasing contrast, increasing saturation, cropping and by employing a host of other Photoshop tricks. Increasing contrast Increasing [...]
Blogs are, in my opinion, the easiest and best way to get stuff on the web. With a blog you can publish constantly updated information about yourself, your company or your interests to the world. And what makes it even better is that this information is chronologically ordered and categorized for search engines almost automatically. [...]
I wanted to add a photo gallery to this website quickly the other day and to do this I used the NextGEN Gallery plugin. It seemed to be generally well-received by the WordPress community and I wasn’t disappointed. I literally had my gallery up and running in five minutes! The plugin was created by Alex [...]
I did this montage to illustrate marketing material that was highlighting Africa as a young and emerging economy. I had a photo of an ordinary seedling growing out of earth in someone’s hands. I created another layer of this picture (Cmd/Ctrl-J) and cloned out the seedling using the Rubber Stamp Tool (S). I then went [...]
H’mm, well, I’m not going to explain everything about print advertising in one little blog post. However, having just supplied a page ad for a magazine I thought I’d explain a bit about the process I went through from the initial ideas to supplying the final artwork. Supplying initial ideas Some designers will tell you [...]
This is the fifth in the series where I explain how an individual or small or medium sized organization can get themselves noticed in the big bad world. Other installments explained how to set up a web site from scratch, how to install WordPress and what to write on your site. Before we commence a [...]
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