A Creative’s Quick Guide to Social Media Image Sizes

A Creative’s Quick Guide to Social Media Image Sizes

Social media is a way of life for a lot of people. For creatives, it’s a great way to get your work out there and potentially gain a following.

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Learn the Basic Elements of Good Visual Designs in 50 Seconds

Learn the Basic Elements of Good Visual Designs in 50 Seconds

There are a few key principles that are universally recognized as being vital components of good designs. Some of these principles are balance, negative space, scale and hierarchy. These elements all play a part in the creation of an effective design.

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Free Online Tools for Testing Your Website’s Speed

Free Online Tools for Testing Your Website’s Speed

Is your website slow? Use these free website speed testing tools to get information about your website’s loading speed and performance, as well as an understanding of issues that slow your site down.

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Should Designers Join Pinterest?

Should Designers Join Pinterest?

Pinterest exploded out of nowhere, didn’t it? The social media site launched quietly last year and every so often you’d see a friend talking about joining it. Then, suddenly, it felt like everybody and their dog was joining the network! Should you join the bandwagon?

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5 Easy Steps to Optimize Your Images in Photoshop

5 Easy Steps to Optimize Your Images in Photoshop

Image optimization is critical in providing the fastest load time for your users. May it be a personal blog or a business you are running online, the fact is that images are – in most cases – an important aspect of the content of your site. Therefore, it is important that your images are properly optimized without sacrificing too much of the quality. In this quick and simple tutorial, I’ll show you how you can reduce the size of your images in Photoshop with 5 easy steps and use Actions to batch process your images automatically.

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The Basics of Typography

The Basics of Typography

Typography is a central component of design. It gives us an understanding of the heritage behind our craft. It’s one of the primary ways we, as a society, pass on information to others. Imagine a website, a magazine or even TV without text. Typography is a subject that raises passions and it can become a consuming obsession. If this subject is relatively new to you, or perhaps something you want to know more about, then this guide can start you on that journey.

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Photoshop Patterns: Ultimate Guide

Photoshop Patterns: Ultimate Guide

Patterns in Adobe Photoshop are wonderful for incorporating interesting repeating elements in your design. Patterns are easy to use and make, yet can have a significant impact in your compositions. This guide will explore the use, creation, and management of Photoshop patterns through a hands-on approach.

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Photoshop Layer Styles: Comprehensive Guide

Photoshop Layer Styles: Comprehensive Guide

Photoshop’s layer styles — effects that alter the appearance of a layer — are just fantastic. Photoshop pros use them quite frequently as an absolutely vital component of their workflow. This guide delves into the topic of layer styles, discussing the various effects you can achieve with this handy utility.

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