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Golden Rule Of Thirds For Photo And Video

You are off to shoot a video of your friends, of the vacation retreat you are at, or if you are more creative, you are shooting a creative video that you are going to put on Youtube for all to see. If you are like most people, when you go to shoot a photograph, or a video, you want to center everything perfectly in your frame. You have the misguided notion that the best pictures and videos are ones where your main subject is centered in the frame. Perhaps there are occasions where this approach can work, but on many occasions, those pictures and videos turn out to be incredibly dull and boring to viewers. Continue reading “Golden Rule Of Thirds For Photo And Video”

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Adobe Creative Cloud vs Boxed Infographic

With the new changes to Adobe’s products people are questioning the prices. It’s technically cheaper to buy the boxed version, but only if you plan to use Adobe’s products for a few years. If you want the latest version of the software right when it’s released, it’s cheaper to go with the Creative Cloud, because upgrades are free; if you choose the boxed version, an upgrade will cost around $500-1000. Here’s a very informative infographic with all the details that you’ll need to make your decision.  Continue reading “Adobe Creative Cloud vs Boxed Infographic”

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The Best Free Graphic Design Programs

All business owners know the value of having a recognizable trademark- a phrase, concept or image that people will associate with your business. Creating a trademark of this type is called branding, and one of the most common ways that businesses develop a brand is through the use of logos and other images. These images are created through a process called graphic design.  Continue reading “The Best Free Graphic Design Programs”

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9 Chrome Extensions Web Designers Must Have

As a designer, you might have been using Google Chrome for a period of time already. But the question you should ask yourself is whether you are using this browser to its complete benefit. Chrome features a full-bodied extension system that is worth exploring and testing. This is one reason Google Chrome now claims to be the most popular browser in the world. Here is a look at 10 Chrome extensions designers must have. Continue reading “9 Chrome Extensions Web Designers Must Have”

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Smart External Link Cursor Icon with CSS

You’ve probably seen a few websites with an external link icon next to their external links, I’ve tried to implement a smart solution for this on images as well as links, and today it came to me, add the icon to the cursor. When you hover over a link, you usually wait a few ms to see if the “pointer” cursor appear, this solution will hopefully be equal to the traditional visible icon. Here’s how to implement it to your website. Continue reading “Smart External Link Cursor Icon with CSS”

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8 Essential Online Writing Tips

Online publishing has become very popular over the past several years, and for good reason. Consumers are hungry for quality content, especially the one they can access on the go. Many Internet users are accessing e-books, articles, and podcasts with tablets or mobile phones instead of waiting until they can access a desktop computer. It’s no wonder many people are interested in getting into the online writing and publishing business, but like any other venture, you need to have a plan if you are going to make it a success. Continue reading “8 Essential Online Writing Tips”