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The Keys to Great Photo Adjustments in Photoshop

These days, it seems like everyone and their grandmothers is taking pictures everywhere they go. A large percentage of those people are then posting them online or sharing them via email or multimedia messages. With all this image swapping going on, there’s an increasing interest in using software to edit photos so they look their “best” before being revealed to the world. I put “best” in quotes because I see mostly in-your-face, digital-looking effects thrown onto shots by amateurs. Now, you’re no amateur, and you also have Photoshop at your disposal. So I’m here to give you a few pointers and quick tutorials on how to quickly and effectively edit your photographs, while preserving your own creativity on a shot by shot basis in Photoshop. <!--more-->


What a “Buzz Piece” is, and Why You Should Care

As a freelancer, or even as a digital artist in general, my role has many more aspects than most people realize. I have to be my own advertising and marketing team. My work on client relations, in some cases, becomes infinitely more important than my actual work. I even have to make my own coffee in the morning. Life is tough sometimes. However, thanks to a few design books and websites, I discovered a very cool way to combine the many aspects of my job while doing everything I already love. I’m referring to the creation and distribution of what is known as a “buzz piece.”


Free Fonts and Fonts Showcases

Every web project I work on includes choosing fonts. Choosing fonts is not an easy process to begin with. There are so many fonts available free. One thing to take into consideration when using a “free” font is that it may not be free for commercial use. Therefore, it will make a big difference if […]


3 Guidelines for Creating Successful Infographics

Infographics are great for showing information in an interesting visual package. Whether you’re trying to show your potential clients a little bit more about your business or creating a presentation for a specific project, an infographic can be the perfect tool – as long as you follow a few simple guidelines.


How to Be an Effective Graphic Design Freelancer

Whether you’re a newly graduated graphic designer or someone with many years of experience, you can succeed as a design freelancer. By following some basic guidelines you can position yourself as an expert in your field, which will grow your clientele and may ultimately drive your earnings. Here are a few ideas of where to […]