Last month and this month I have been playing around with some design ideas and came up with taking a few pictures of different rivers and editing them to look like something you would see out of a fairy tale, like bright pinks and purple colors that give the image an enchanted feel.Pictures out of the ordinary can sometimes be very appealing to a buyer or a designer because its one of a kind, for example its very easy to go out and take a picture of a plain old river, but taking a picture of a river... continue reading
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Designers from all over the road look to stock photos sites for inspiration and creation ideas,so it would come in handy to have at least a few illustrations of a pattern design or templates where they have an option to go from. Patterns have been used for centuries by many different cultures to express themselves and showcase there stylish tastes.There is many types of design software's out there that helps you create designs even if you don't consider yourself an talented artist,... continue reading
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
Have you thought your pictures would make a great action film poster? Or maybe drama is more the genre of your shots. Whatever type of feature flick you prefer, it is fast and easy to create an epic movie poster from your favorite images.Choose your toolWhether you are creating a spoof movie poster to promote an event such as a family picnic, to memorialize a moment like the birth of a child, you simply want to create a new spin on an old classic for your own entertainment, or are looking to expand... continue reading
Apple supports a rich set of photo processing features in their native application Photos, and like any software application there are always some straight forward tricks for getting started and getting the most out of using it. So whether you are new to the application – or are just looking for some time saving short cuts - here are 5 tips for using Mac Photos.Getting started – Importing PhotosIf you previously used iPhotos on the Mac platform, Photo will automatically import the existing library... continue reading
It’s summer holiday time, perfect timing to learn some tips on how to shoot sea and ocean images. There’s so much more than just a pretty sunset.Seasides are rich in subjects: high cliffs, pointy rocks, rough waves, calm bays, beaches, crowded fish markets, lighthouses, unique dune plants, flotsam abstracts, underwater scuba diving, surfers in action are just a few of what you can get busy with while at the sea or ocean. Make yourself a list of the things mentioned here and you’re guaranteed... continue reading
Call to action is the part of your message that tells your audience what to do. Have you ever been on the large crowdor concert and tried to get their attention. With all the noise and sound, it is tough to get the attention right? Similarly, if you have a great offer and passionate about the customer lives, sometimes they don't respond among all the nose in the marketplace. So, your call to action should be clear and compelling enough for them to... continue reading
There are two absolutes in photography – there will always be another piece of equipment you will want to buy, and you will always look for ways to improve your photography skills. While I can’t help with the first, there are a few bad habits to break that can immediately help with the latter.Take it out of Auto EverythingThe improvements in camera technology continues in leaps and bounds. And while the added functionality helps make it easier to create great images, it can also make us lazier... continue reading
Asperagrass is a small little green vegetable that is loaded with vitamins that grows out in the wild mostly but some people do grow it as well. Why you should consider taking some pictures of asperagrass if you harvest them every year is that it has an unique taste that many people enjoy but also many that don't so that strikes conflicting arguments, which then can start an topic of conversation in a blog article for example and the designer of the blog having a picture of the asperagrass to... continue reading
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