Sometimes we need text to do more than just convey a message. Sometimes it needs to be a design element all of it’s own. Photoshop provides a wealth of tools to add pop to text in an image. Here are just a couple techniques to try in your designs.Photoshop basic toolsThe easiest effects to use are the native text editing tools in Photoshop. Layer Style - First spend some time playing around with the Layers Style (fx icon in Layers Panel) dialogue which proves a host of options for adding... continue reading
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4 Tips for Beginner Photographers:1. Angles are key:Many people think you should line up your camera so your object is in the centre, however, this is not true. Try experimentingwith different angles, this will make yourimage more interesting and unique. The rule of thirds may help you when experimenting with different angles.Here is an article on the rule of thirds.2. Research and Learn:If you are very interestedin photography and really want to know how... continue reading
The Micro Four Thirds system (MFT or M4/3) is released by Olympus and Panasonic in 2008. The image sensor measures 18 mm × 13.5 mm (22.5 mm diagonal). Size of this sensor is a perfect harmonious relationship between small sensors (which are mostly used with mobile phones and some classic amateur compact camera 6.2 mm x 4.6 mm, 7.7 mm diagonal) and the larger 35 mm full frame sensors (35 mm x 24 mm, 43 mm diagonal).The size of the micro 4/3 sensor allows the... continue reading
Packaging design, as any art form, contains some chunks that can be taught and some other chunks that can not. I would like to talk to you about the chunks that can be taught.1. Be clear and simpleWhen you go to a supermarket, pick your favourite shelf and try to ask yourself two very simple questions:a. What's this product for?b. What's the brand behind it?I am always amazed how hard it is to find a product that answers these two basic questions in less than 4 seconds. Why 4 seconds you... continue reading
Except for some early childhood experiments with MS Paint, I never tried illustrating and creative designing seriously until recently. I got a "job" from myself that required me to put as much effort into it as possible. Having no extra money, I had to make my own book cover. I knew I had the creativity, maybe even a basic skill, but no experience. So how should one get started?I will guide you through the steps based on my example:1. Know what you wantThis is easier than it sounds, you... continue reading
Micro content, this phrase that has been around so much in the past few years but nobody seems to be able to put the finger on what it actually means. Let’s give it a try too.This type of content was firstly used in a UX context, in order to describe a longer piece of content and add clarity to an interface or encourage a desired behavior, as Jakob Nielsen says.Dr. Mike Baxter describes micro content as being “the content that persuades and enables prospects to complete a transaction,... continue reading
In case anyone is not aware of the aspects that determines the intensity of the sharpness of parts of a photo (usually the backdrop), here are 4 things we need to take note of.The size of the apertureAperture opening size determines the depth of field of a photo. It is a common saying and most beginners even know that a fast lens with the biggest aperture you can get is desired for portrait work and throws the background out of focus so that attention is locked and given to the subject.... continue reading
I just wanted to say hi everyone. I'm quite new to this whole stock photo thing but I'm looking to hit it running.I've always enjoyed taking photos; one of my proud moments was buying my first 35mm SLR. Not log after that; in the late 90's; I got my first digital camera, a 1.33MP Casio. I thought it was fantastic that I could take an image; then review and delete if no good.. Though I remember that the 4xAA batteries did not last more that 100 images.Since then I had many point and shoot cameras... continue reading
I really wanted to publish this article in some photography blogs that follow, there are many people who want to learn photography. However study photography at schools or academies usually very expensive. In this article you will not find the names of the immense photography portals we all know, but rather weblogs photographs in personal Spanish of each of the authors, where passion for photography shows encada photo taken, I only put 5 I like many, on another occasion when I have more time I will... continue reading
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