We’ve all been there – you walk out of a meeting or seminar with glazed eyes and a pounding headache. Another victim of “Death by PowerPoint”. While PowerPoint is the undisputed king of tools for creating impactful presentations in business and beyond, in the wrong hands it can be the very weapon that kills the message you are most trying to convey. If you are a novice to using PowerPoint, or are just looking to up your presentation game, try following these few guidelines to create presentations... continue reading
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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
Sometimes, in our over-enthusiastic intent to create great content or ads, we tend to use images that are not appropriate or simply don’t fit our message. And sometimes we use images that catch people’s attention, distracting them from our initial purpose. How can you avoid distraction? Connect the images to the message The first rule in every work field: never use visuals that are not related to your content. If you write about tea, don’t put images with mugs of coffee or soda instead. I know... continue reading
The right images can improve your content significantly. But what does “right images” mean? It means to be able to create a connection between the copy and the visuals you use on a page or in an ad, landing page, poster… you name it. In such cases, the message and the images must complete each other, so you can avoid the disaster of a confusing project (no matter its nature).Check for high-quality resolution alternativesThe first feature to look in when... continue reading
On my way from Split to Šibenik I spotted a breath-taking landscape. Colors and shapes in nature's most vivid form of Mediterranean. One could stop every two seconds and take pictures. However, there are some moment that are hard to explain, but prioritize in our attention as the significant ones and even though we don't quite know the reason, we are ready to stop and admire. This photo is one of such moments. The whole Adriatic coast is divine, and as you drive along the sea roads there... continue reading
Let’s say you have something you want to communicate with an audience. It could be a blog-post, a presentation at your company, a social media post, an advertisement, or any other form of message.How do you get your audience to pay attention to your message?And when your audience gives your message a few seconds of attention, how do you make the reader actually understand and absorb your message?Every day, hundreds of millions of messages fiercefully compete for our attention.... continue reading
I've just been playing the Dreamstime Stock Game - interesting challenge to see which of two images has sold! How have you scored?There's some tricky ones in there, but some definite themes too... A good few images waiting for the buyers messages to be added, like this one - continue reading
Though there may be many things to say about the way this teacher delivers his message.. the fact remains.. he delivers a powerful message of artistic creation.BLOG called: The S_it my Photog prof says continue reading
A positive message in the aftermath of the London riots...There's been a lot said and written about this, here's some of the more interesting pieces:Big Brother isn't watching you (by Russell Brand of all people!)Memex 1.1 » Blog Archive » “Recreational looting” in perspectiveDaylight Robbery, Meet Nighttime Robbery | The NationI'm surprised there's not more editorial images from this event on DT. continue reading
I intended to buy some pictures for myexternal blogand wrote about how I intended to buy it in the Dreamstime message board.To make the message more colourful and illustrative in the above thread, I searched DT for a picture of two people exchanging pictures (or anything)I tried many keywords like:exchangeexchangingexchanging picturesgive and takeand many other combinations of words by which both the people are giving and taking.Almost all the pictures that I got were something... continue reading
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