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
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To quote a famous saying: “Banners: can’t live with’em, can’t live without’em!”. As an browser you probably wish they sometimes didn’t exist. As a business, however, you can’t have a proper promotional campaign without using them.As is the case for most things in life, the key is keeping a balance. Here are a few tested tips on how to plan and execute well performing banners.1.Clarify your banner’s purposeAre you aiming to promote your brand, sell tickets to a specific event, communicate... continue reading
Visiting a popular tourist destination is always an exciting time, and you've got your camera ready to capture those famous landmarks during your trip. The challenge is to avoid taking the same photos from similar angles as every other traveler to the same spot. A few simple tricks will help you transform those bland vacation snapshots into dynamic photos that will capture the unique spirit of your destination and grab the interest of your friends back at home.Determine Your Photo Audience One... continue reading
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
Want to know the one thing in common all photography enthusiasts have whether they own the most basic smartphone or a chunky top-of-the-line DSLR camera? The answer: It is the desire to come up with the most creative photography ideas for their shots.Yes, that is basically just it! Because if you love photography, you would want the most ingenious shots and concepts. Perhaps this is because you want your work and your skills to get recognized. Or, maybe, you just want to express yourself and get a... continue reading
I am 100% sure that there was a time, when you were just scrolling through the Instagram, and something catch your attention..Now you may think: "How is it possible to make such a great photo, with a good focus on the main object and the background remains blurred?"We might think, that this kind of photography are just for the professionals...That's not true!You really don't need the best, expensive camera, or the newest iPhone + hours spent on editing in... continue reading
My microstock photography is often about travel in my beautiful country, so why do not start a blog about the marvellous destinations that my country has to offer? I start with something I really know, something I really love and something I really shooted thousands of times in my life: even if I live in a different italian region (Emilia Romagna in the cold north) the place I call "my second home" is the charming italian Gargano area, part of the biggest south italy region:... continue reading
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
“Merry Christmas!” and “Ho Ho Ho!” Christmas should be one of the most wonderful time of the year. But let's face the truth! Christmas is also one of the most stressful time of the year, isn't it? We have to find the perfect Christmas gift for family members and friends. We also have to trim the tree, to decorate our home and cook a lot of stuff just to be well-prepared. Well, let's enjoy the holidays! Is that even possible? Yes, it is! We need a few things to remember and focus... continue reading
Have you ever wondered how some people can post pictures with such a good quality and colors ?How do they match their instagram or blog feed?There are so many apps, and programs, where you may upgrade a photo, which in turn can help your social media grow.If you are new, or just curious how I edit my photos scroll down for more!Step one:The most important thing is a good quality of your photos. The main factor is LIGHT! Without a good lightning, it is kinda impossible to make a good photo.... continue reading
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