Q: How do I change a photo to black and white in Photoshop? A: Read the tutorial below for a complete answer. This mini-tutorial assumes you will be using Adobe Photoshop®. Don’t worry too much about the version of Photoshop you have as the procedures are similar. A little plucking here and there should get… Continue reading How to Change a Photo to Black and White in Photoshop
This is what happens when you stick to a flyer template and adjust it every time there is a price or product change over the course of 2 years. The template works and it has been producing sales, so the saying goes, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Just change the colors and the… Continue reading Flyer Design Variations Over the Course of 2 Years
What are QR codes? Let me clarify before we begin: Take a look at the image to the left. That’s what a QR codes looks like. There are other types of similar codes in use today that look similar, but QR codes are the most used. A user with a smart phone (iPhone, Android, Blackberry… Continue reading QR Code Marketing and Design
There are a trillion WordPress websites out there! Yes, I said a trillion. Meaning lots! Mucho grande. With those trillion WP sites out there comes the desire by the owners to customize those sites. As most of you know, there are tons of ways to do WordPress customization. Methods available are both free and paid… Continue reading WordPress Customization – Secret to Pro Blog Website Design!
In my years in the creative design industry I’ve worked with many designers. A question I get asked often is: What is the job of a Junior Graphic Designer? While this might be up for personal interpretation, there are certain traits that describe a junior designer. Maybe you are looking to hire one. Or maybe… Continue reading What is the Job of a Junior Graphic Designer?
Just about every serious business person who’s marketing a product or service must develop a brochure to help sell that product or service. Even if you are not doing the design yourself and hiring somebody to do it, it’s your job to understand all the ins and outs of development. This will ensure that you… Continue reading Brochure Design Ideas – How to Best Accomplish the Design of a Brochure.
Ha! So last night I get a call from one of the magazines I work with to sell me remnant ad space at half price. Not a bad deal, so I bite. I had to put a pro ad together in about 4 hours. There were 3 people involved in the decision making so it… Continue reading Rush Jobs Make the Day Shorter
Back in 2003, while in Hawaii, I designed the bulletin shells for First Assembly King’s Cathedral & Chapels in Maui. This church has a large number of churches that spread across the Pacific Rim. These bulletins were handed out as a formal way of announcing future events and other news related to the chain of… Continue reading King’s Cathedral & Chapels Bulletin Cover
There are various books published yearly, some very well known, that attempt to offer the professional graphic designer a comprehensive guide as to how much money they should be making. While I encourage you to read up on your industry and these books are a great option, I’d like to focus my attention on website… Continue reading Graphic Designer Salary – How Much Should You be Earning?