How to quickly remove a background in Photoshop
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How to quickly remove a background in Photoshop

Photoshop offers many different techniques to remove an unwanted background from an image. For simple backgrounds, using the standard Magic Wand tool to select and delete the background may well be more than adequate. For more complicated backgrounds, you might use the Background Eraser tool. This tool samples the color at the center of the…

The art of infographics (and how to make your own)
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The art of infographics (and how to make your own)

Infographics take complex data and information and translate it into easy-to-understand visuals. In today’s fast-paced world, graphic designers need to get the point across simply and efficiently. In this article, we’ll take a look at several infographics and their inherent qualities, then offers a brief tutorial to help you create your own! Text data to graphic data To the right we…

3 ways Photoshop Actions can speed up your workflow
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3 ways Photoshop Actions can speed up your workflow

Photoshop Actions are a great starting point for graphic designers looking to become more efficient in their workflow. With the help of this computer automation technique, designers can quickly accomplish tasks that would otherwise take countless manual hours. We’ve already walked you through the basics of Photoshop Actions, so now it’s time to teach you some of the effective ways to…

Ombre design (and how to create your own)
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Ombre design (and how to create your own)

Ombre design is an important term to have in your vocabulary and a great tool for your toolkit. An ombre effect is the visual gradation from a light color to a dark color or vice-versa. It is a type of gradient that is specific in it’s light-to-dark nature, and is often characterized by its inherent drama and mood swings. This article…

5 Steps to editing your own explainer video
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5 Steps to editing your own explainer video

So, you decided to shoot your own promo or explainer or promo video for your business. You followed my advice about lighting, locations and recording, and now you have hours and hours of footage. Now what? It’s time for a big, complicated process people in the film business call “post production.” In this blog post, I’ll…

How to make your own professional-looking explainer video
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How to make your own professional-looking explainer video

Explainer videos (sometimes called promo videos) are informative videos, usually less than 5 minutes long, that explain what a company does. Usually they are hosted on a business’ homepage and can lead to higher levels of engagement on your site. Think about it, wouldn’t you rather learn about something new by watching a video than reading a bunch…

A digital hand-lettering tutorial for beginners
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A digital hand-lettering tutorial for beginners

There’s nothing like a hand-written note or message to add a special touch that special touch to your communication—in this case, to your logo. It’s been on trend quite a bit lately, the polished versions of old-school crests. But instead of taking an existing font or even creating your own on your computer, we encourage you…

99webinar: Use stock imagery to create your best design yet
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99webinar: Use stock imagery to create your best design yet

We’ve walked you through the basics and legalese of stock images. Now it’s time to push your skills further! In this webinar, Platinum designer Llywellyn returns to teach you the basics for manipulating images using several features on your image-editing software. For the complete webinar, scroll directly to the bottom of this post. Download the class transcript and presentation slides to follow along. 1. The importance of…

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