Articles by Rasà Messina Francesca

Tip of the week: Illustrations, how to and how not to

We all dread that email, the one that informs us our image wasn’t accepted. Then we proceed to reading it and, sometimes, the refusal reason is: poor execution, followed by - Please pay attention to: poorly traced/auto-traced and scanned images, noise and inaccurate texturing on 3D renders, aliased/jagged lines, banding effect on gradients, noise/distorted pixels on various textures and images used within the illustration, unwanted orphan stripes/lines across your illustration, blurry illustration... continue reading

3 simple steps to a successful logo design

A well designed logo paves the way to a successful business, and some of the most well sold illustrations in microstock cater towards the needs of small emerging businesses, small entrepreneurs who can’t afford an expensive logo designer or branding company.The logo is the fundamental graphic element of a brand. It helps to create the identity of the company and must be able to communicate its values and ideals, therefor, if you are designer creating a logo there are a few basic ideas you must keep... continue reading

5000 sales!!!

Hello dear friends, yesterday I reached a new milestone: 5000 sales on DT!!! It took me just over 2 years with 877 images in my portfolio. Three months have passed since I reached 4000 sales and I had a big jump in November that was my BME.In november I had 353 sales:247 was subscriptions (70%)30% was Christmas related images.My next goal is to reach 1000 images online within the first months of 2012.Thanks to all DT community and I wish you "Happy Christmas Holidays!!!"Bye Francesca... continue reading

4000 sales and 2 years on Dreamstime!!!

Hello!!! recently I celebrated my birthday, my first level5 image and now it's time to celebrate again: my 2th DT-day!!! and I am very happy also for having reached 4000 sales :-)It's a great success for me, whereas I am not a professional :-) I started a bit for fun, to see what I was able to do and I never imagined being able to get to this level. In these two years I have learned a lot: I started from zero and I think this can be seen from my first illustrations that are very simple compared... continue reading

Happy birthday to me!!!

Hello everyone, today is a special day for me, it's my birthday :-)I'm in vacancy in Sicily with my husband and my parents. My mother prepared for me a delicious menù: Lasagne, grilled swordfish, swordfish rolls, seafood salad, lemon sorbetto and for last a tipical sicilian dessert "bianco e nero" :-)I want celebrate with you giving a glass of champagne!!!You're wondering how old I am? try to guess ;-)Thanks for reading!!!Bye, Francesca :-) continue reading

First level 5 image!!!

Hello dear friends, today my best seller has reached the level 5!!! It's very nice to see the green symbol associated with the image :-)I am very satisfied for this achievement and I want to share some statistics about my image:Approved on 02/25/2010 (It took a year and a half to reach level5)Total earnings $76.6141 subscriptions download ($30,70)9 credits sales ($45,91)Thanks a lot to Dreamstime and to all buyers :-)Have a nice weekend and wish you a lot of sale :-)Bye,... continue reading

Another milestone:3000 sales!!!

Hello friends! Today I have reached another important milestone: 3000 sales!!! I'm very very happy :-)I’d like to thank DT team, all contributors and of course all buyers!!!Bye, FrancescaThis is the image n° 3000 continue reading

Woman's Day

Hello friends! Today is the international "Woman's day" . I want to wish all women a wonderful day full of joy and pleasant surprises :-)A special greeting goes to all the women here on dreamstime:Contributors: a lot of sales!!!Admins: a day off!!!Buyers: good deals!!!I offer to you all a bouquet of roses and italian mimosa!!!Bye, Francesca continue reading

100% A.R.

Dear friends, today I want to talk about "Acceptance Ratio". Since I joined to Dreamstime, January 2011 is the first month that I have 100% A.R. and for me it's a great satisfaction!!!Other months I have come close to this goal and finally it was happened :-)I think AR is a very important element for each contributor and if it is high, we understand what is better accepted on DT, then what "potentially" could better sell. It has already been discussed many times in this topic, but I am of the... continue reading

2000 sales!!!

Dear friends, just over three months ago I wrote the blog about "1000 sales" and I am back here to celebrate a new milestone: 2000 sales!I am very happy and I want to share with you my joy giving you a virtual glass of champagne!!!I thank Dreamstime and all his staff to have allowed to do this wonderful experience and,of course, all of you who, like me, are partof this big family!!!There are still 10 days to Christmas but I take also this opportunity to wish everyone Happy Holidays!Bye,... continue reading

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