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
XRD Racing Carbon Fiber Component Packaging
I designed the branding concept of this box for high-end carbon fiber bicycle racing components along with the mechanical design of the packaging itself. The thickness of the material is greater than most smaller packaging pieces. This required special consideration in the die-cut design to yield perfect folds and matching joints. As a graphic designer,… Continue reading XRD Racing Carbon Fiber Component Packaging
Flyer Design Variations Over the Course of 2 Years
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
A Post About Whatever the Heck I Want!
Yes! Right now I’m writing a nice post about whatever the heck I want! I don’t care if it does well. I don’t care if it ranks well on the search engines. I just want to write for the sake of writing. It’s Sunday. The very day before Memorial Day. I participated in a regatta… Continue reading A Post About Whatever the Heck I Want!
QR Code Marketing and Design
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
WordPress Customization – Secret to Pro Blog Website 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!
What is the Job of a Junior Graphic Designer?
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?
Brochure Design Ideas – How to Best Accomplish the Design of a Brochure.
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.
MTB Cycling Gloves – Impressive Packaging Will Give Product an Edge Over the Competition.
You’re an avid cyclist. You need a new pair of mountain bike gloves because your old pair has worn through. You show up at a bicycle shop after doing your research. However, you arrive at the shop with your mind already set on a pair of Specialized cycling gloves. You look around at the display rack… Continue reading MTB Cycling Gloves – Impressive Packaging Will Give Product an Edge Over the Competition.
Mountain Bike Action Magazine 29er Hardtail Carbon Fiber MTB Ad
Here is a beautiful magazine ad design piece for the biggest craze to hit the mountain biking market in recent years. I’m talking about… 29er Mountain Bikes This ad was released in the May 2011 issue of Mountain Bike Action Magazine. It garnered quite of bit of attention and generated a large number of inquiries.… Continue reading Mountain Bike Action Magazine 29er Hardtail Carbon Fiber MTB Ad