How to get creative ideas when designing a new logo

Undoubtedly, professional graphic designers have creative minds, they are artistic and imaginative. Although,y clients mostly think that logo designers are magicians who create imaginative images and come up with creative and mind-blowing ideas for their small business logos with a swish of their wands. But it is not the reality, however, to come up with an interesting idea is not an easy task to do.

Thinking or developing a unique idea in a mind is not a magic that can be generated in a matter of seconds. The designer needs to think a lot for getting an original idea; it involves a complete and elaborative procedure of shifting the idea from designer’s brain to the final logos. A logo represents a brand and a brand is an important part of the communication tools of each brand.
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Why use Photoshop, are there alternatives?

Learning Photoshop: The Basics

The new version of Adobe’s CS6 Creative Suite is the upgrade from the previous suite and employs a host of new techniques for users of Dreamweaver, InDesign, Illustrator, and more. For many people who work with images or enjoy photo manipulation, Adobe’s Photoshop is the first stop that people go to.

But how does a person go about learning Photoshop? How can Photoshop benefit you and even bring money as a secondary income? Photoshop is a graphics editing program that allows the user to create and edit photos, pictures, and other designs that can be used for anything from flyers to websites.

Many professionals use the program to enhance their photography, as well as using designs and images created in the program as part of their websites. So what can you use Photoshop for?

Well, if you’ve surfed the Internet, you’ll see that people use Photoshop to create websites and changing pictures.

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WordPress tips

One of the biggest advantages to setting up WordPress on your site is the search engines really like most of the themes used on its platform.

The other great thing is that WordPress has a very active developer community. That means there is an almost endless supply of themes and plugins that you can use, for almost anything you can think of.

Since we recently published an article on how to install WordPress, let’s take a look at some of the WordPress SEO plugins that you can use. Laying the groundwork for a well-optimized start from the beginning will mean you can start ranking in the search engines a lot quicker.

To make this easier for you, we’ll take a look at some free and premium (paid) plugins that you can use.

Free WordPress SEO Plugins

All-In-One SEO Pack
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/all-in-one-seo-pack/

This plugin is very easy to get started with.

It generates your META tags automatically and allows you to automatically optimize your post titles for the search engines.

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How to become a website designer

We receive many emails from high school students asking about how to become a web designer. They often pick out graphic or Web design because of all the cool perks and stories they’ve heard. Perks like the lady who is having a limo drive her to her work every day, free admission to events, or the fantastic presents from clients after they designed something really cool for them. There are stories about the amount of free time, about what a lax profession it is, or that it is constantly changing.

Well, forget about these dreams, it’s really not so easy at all, for most designers at least! There are some things that you should know before deciding to pursue a career in the world of graphic or website design. First, you need to have at least a high school or GED diploma. If you don’t, you can easily prepare online with Bestgedclasses.org for your GED diploma, it’s all free there lessons and practice test and secondly, you will need to find out whether this profession fits your personality. To discover if it does, check out this easy and fun career quiz from MyCareerTools.com. Just get started, and check if your personality meets the results. If it shows you are a creative type, well, that’s good for you, so read on.
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How to design a brochure

In the world of corporate business, one of the standard tools for promoting and advertising businesses is formed by brochures. Brochures are in fact small magazines displayed in hotel lobbies, reception halls, and conferences rooms, and that are out there in order to be picked up by the public. Take a look at this interesting Business Brochure Photoshop Tutorial:

Occasionally, brochures include written statements of the business, but normally they contain pictures of the products made or services rendered by the company. Company brochures can be included in your company products or handed out as calendars or posters.
The point is, as brochures are designed to get the public’s eye on your company, they must be attractive and revealing enough to attract people’s awareness and appropriately explain your sales message. Unfortunately, basically, very few brochures are creatively manufactured with a focus on detail. But let that not scare you away, you can find plenty of options out there to create a fascinating brochure style and design.
Here I will share some examples of remarkable brochure designs you can look at:
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5 Best FREE Photoshop Alternatives

For many, the Adobe Photoshop Creative Suite provides everything one needs for photo editing and manipulation; it is user-friendly, highly customizable and highly versatile. However, it’s incredibly expensive. Some users may even have problems with its interface or its overall compatibility. Regardless of your reasons, there are plenty of other programs to consider that are a safe, affordable and a simple alternative to Photoshop. Many are open source, which will save you a bundle. Here are the top five Photoshop alternatives.

1. GIMP (GNU image manipulation program): When it comes to getting the most out of a photo editing software, GIMP has all the features you need to create a variety of stunning effects. If you miss Photoshop’s unique structure, another similar alternative includes GIMPShop, which is a form of GIMP that is quite similar to Photoshop. In terms of navigation, it has almost identical tools featured in Photoshop and allows them to be accessed with ease. Not only is it compatible with a variety of operating systems, but best of all, it is an open source program; which means it can be download for absolutely free. (more…)

What is important in product design

Product design requires creativity, experience and, if you are going to be building the product yourself, a substantial amount of technical know how.

The process of product design starts with the need of a full understanding of the requirements. Requirements gathering is a very distinct skill – sometimes the customer has a great idea, but it takes experience to know how it can be improved, tweaked and slightly changed to make it even better. Very occasionally, it is the job of the product designer to let the customer know that the idea they have just won’t work. again, this ability comes with skill, judgment, and experience and can save the company vast amounts of money!

Product design could be as simple as updating an existing product to make it better, or starting from scratch on a completely novel idea which exists only in someone’s mind. These are often distinct roles and not the same skill set. A good example of product improvement would be Dyson’s bagless vacuum cleaner – a massive improvement on a product that had been around for decades before in the same form.

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How to begin with website design

These days, Professional Website Designing has a great craze between the businesses. Now everyone accepted the power of the internet and its capacity to penetrate the households and the offices. Everybody wants his website to act as his representative for 24 hours a day for 365 days and generate sales and revenue. If you are planning to have a website and you want to design a website then you should keep some basic things in your mind.

Web design is an important part in advertising a business. Most important thing is the process of web designing that can be really challenging to the designer engaged in it. Apart from the content, keywords, SEO, design, navigability, and search engine marketing, there are certain things that many things that a webmaster must not overindulge.
Doing more than what is needed can yield negative returns and create a business loss. Empathizing with the needs of the patrons and stakeholders before designing a website is highly important for a good web designer. He must research up on website information and read books written by experts and finally apply the knowledge gained therein. He must remember the features and characteristics of a miserable website before starting up the new website.
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Joomla vs WordPress Web Design

Both Joomla and WordPress are established web design applications used by millions of websites across the world. Web Design Companies and web designers have in general supported various open source software for developing websites. Joomla and WordPress are two of the most popular ones and have established communities on the internet.

There are hundreds of quality forums and blogs dedicated specifically towards the use of Joomla and WordPress for designing websites. Other web design and content management systems including Drupal and Typo3 have also proved popular and effective. However, WordPress and Joomla seem to have an edge over the others in terms of global popularity and use.
WordPress vs Joomla
Usability
WordPress probably scores higher in terms of usability, both from an end user as well as developer’s point of view. Due to its simplicity WordPress is easy to learn and get acclimatized to. However, this is also due to the fact that Joomla offers many more features than WordPress and offers more advanced functionality. The new version of Joomla, the 1.5x version has made significant improvements in usability.
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What is a wordpress theme

Parties used to be pretty predictable things.  Some drinks, some nibbles, some music, some fancy outfits.  Perhaps a party game or two.  After a while, like anything predictable, they got boring.  So thank heavens for themed events – the modern party craze that makes today’s shindig as unique as its host’s imagination.
Themed events are to parties what Cecil B. DeMille pictures were to shadow puppetry. All-singing, all-dancing, super-lavish affairs in which attention has been paid to the tiniest detail.  Turning parties into themed events makes them an experience, rather than a simple gathering:  imagine, for example, a fully-staged Arthurian hall, complete with serving ladies, magicians, flickering torches and medieval food.
The guests are dressed in doublet and hose; real mead is being poured from metal flagons.  A band of minstrels plucks a tune in the gallery.  Themed events are like miniature plays – evening-long excursions into a fully-realized world.
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