Resolving to be more productive at work perhaps ranks next to developing an exercise habit and eating more healthy food as resolutions that are easiest to declare but most difficult to actually achieve. Sure, there can be special snowflakes that always manage to get the job done without any distractions. But there is also the rest of us---the easily-distracted, unmotivated, and selectively lazy bunch. Worse, these traits are often associated with those who have desk jobs (i.e. web designers,... continue reading
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There are so many resources for stock art available on the internet. They serve quality images that can be used by anyone to make their projects look professional and exciting. Stock art is as easy to find and use as cheesy clip art, but the difference is that stock art provides richer and more relatable imagery that enhance the message. Stock art is not low brow. There are many professionals out there who use stock houses as an additional means of revenue for their craft. This means that everyday... continue reading
Photography is an art of representation of an object in the form of image by recording light or image sensor. It is the reflection of any particular entity. In this modern era learning and practicing photography is a craft and a profession. It showcases the artistic and creative nature of the individual. It is understandable that the photographer’s artistic quality and his/her choices are manifested by the photo he graphed in any form. Some people might ponder and rethink multifariously.But... continue reading
What is it?"Bleed" is a term used to describe printing that goes all the way to the edge of the paper... with no blank margin area.Document SizeTo set up artwork for a bleed, you must make the artwork larger than the item you wish to have printed. In most cases, 1/8" larger on all sides is sufficient.Example: For a standard 4x6 postcard to be printed with a bleed you will need to set the document size to 4.25" x 6.25". This is arrived at from 4" finish size + 1/8"... continue reading
We're excited to present to you our new and improved Blog section.Here are a few improvements we've made:- more user friendly, more spacious looks;- useful information only, based on new acceptance criteria;- easier article submission process.We loved designing it, we hope you'll love using it to add more useful articles.You can start now, with our blog launch contest. All members, contributors and buyers, are welcome to join in: you write useful articles - check guidelines here... continue reading
Tired of the same million versions of a “business man smiling in a meeting” or “customer support representative with headset”, or even the ages old “woman with salad smiling”? Fear not, there is still hope that your project will be finished in time and not look like a stock photography presentation at all.If you want to know how all you need to do is keep reading.1. Stay authentic Above I’ve enumerated a few of the best sold and most used image in stock photography worldwide. Why?... continue reading
Some people suggest that the usage of stock content for a restaurant’s menu might not be a great idea because the images might not reflect the reality. I say you can use stock images, fonts and templates, logos and design elements to stand out from the crowd. Dreamstime can offer all these and more in a large assortment and styles.The winter holidays are coming and this is always a good opportunity to revamp your restaurant menu with fresh items, or specific seasonal items. continue reading
We love assignments and hope you're enjoying them as much as we do. We're always trying to challenge your skills and stimulate your creativity and we've now seen years of valuable images in terms of concepts, techniques and sales. Pushing yourself as a photographer outside of your comfort zone, trying new approaches made everyone really appreciate and love the contest.We've decided to make an overall analysis of top 5 most voted images of all times, as well as top 5 of the... continue reading
Free hand drawing is a method of sketching or drawing without using measuring tools or guides to assist in the artwork. For example a straight line in a "free-hand" drawing relies on the hand - eye coordination of the artist. Rather than a straight edge of a ruler or drafting tool.Freehand Drawing is not Mechanical or CADD drawing. It depends totally upon your Eye-Hand Coordination. In order to do Freehand, you will need total familiarization with all visual forms.You will need to learn... continue reading
Photoshop Design Tutorial: Whimsical WondersA Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Wondrous Fairy Tale Setting in PhotoshopRussian artist Larissa, known by her name Annnmei on Dreamstime, has a small but powerful portfolio of illustrations that utilize her Wacom tablet. We caught up with her and asked her how she creates her unique whimsical style and asked her to give us a step-by-step rundown on one of her latest pieces, Multicolored Tree City."I always want to draw,... continue reading
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