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Free Logo Design Tools to Help You Create a Professional Business Logo

September 12, 2019 / Inspiration
Free Logo Design Tools

When it comes to brand identification, you want to have an immediately recognizable image. The logo is the face of your brand, so to be effective, it should accurately convey the personality of your organization. However, you may be operating on a shoestring budget, or you may not have a lot of time and need some assistance. Maybe you have the skills but are looking for ideas and inspiration for a logo design. Thankfully, if you don’t have the resources for a professional logo design, there are many free logo design tools available on the internet.
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Free Photoshop Brushes for Adobe Photoshop

August 30, 2019 / Inspiration
Free Photoshop Brushes

Adobe Photoshop is a powerful program that allows you to create vibrant artwork and designs. A vast program, truly learning all the ins and outs of the program can take years. Even then, you may not still know everything that it can do. However, one of the best aspects of the program is having the ability to add more Photoshop brushes to your arsenal. While Photoshop does come with a set of preinstalled brushes, you are not limited to just these. There are plenty of brushes out there for you to download and use, with many of them being free. They can range from textured brushes to patterns, enabling you to create the design that you want to achieve effectively. Luckily, there are a lot of free Photoshop brushes out there for you to check out and use.
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The Many Faces of Business Cards

July 31, 2019 / Inspiration
Types of Business Cards

Today we live in a digital world, filled with technology that is continually multiplying. Change is the name of the game. Even the way we network has changed thanks to social media. However, despite the influx of technology and social media, face-to-face networking events and meetings are still prevalent within business relationships. Within this context, business cards are still king and can help you make an excellent first impression on a potential business connect. There’s something to be said for having something physical to put out on a table, or hand to another person. It’s essential to be remembered, especially in the business world, so having a physical reminder to hand out is an excellent way to stand out in a person’s mind. However, there are different types of business cards so it can be challenging to choose which one to use.
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How to Choose the Best Font for Your Logo

July 25, 2019 / Inspiration
Choose the Best Font for Your Logo

When you are coming up with a logo for your company, your choice of font can make or break your design. Your design should represent your brand, especially considering your audience will see this the most, so it should clearly state who you are. While the wrong type of font won’t ruin your design per se, but it will alter the message and expressive elements of the design. The result of this is that your audience will not get an accurate “reading” of your company, and this can seriously harm your marketing efforts. However, when it comes time to choose the best font for your logo it can be challenging, as there are a lot of fonts out there to choose from. In fact, this step can become overwhelming, but with the proper knowledge, you can feel confident in your selection and make the correct choice.
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The 2019 Summer Color Palette Explosion

June 29, 2019 / Inspiration
2019 Summer Color Palettes

Summer has finally arrived, time for picnics, barbecues, and outdoor adventures. It’s also time to update your pallet with the hottest colors trending for 2019. This year’s shades and hues have gone very bold and seem to express a fiery rebirth, burning away the last pastels of spring and revealing the bright colors of the season. This year red is the new black, and every other color imaginable. It’s not just red that is turning heads, every hue and shade even remotely associated with red is getting some serious attention. Pink, orange, purple, and even yellow are the hottest colors in the designer’s studio. The selection of colors this year is truly staggering in terms of shade and vibrancy, so much so, that the term “overwhelming” doesn’t even begin to describe the explosion of color for this year. In order to help you set your style on fire, we have pulled out all the stops for our collection of the trendiest 2019 summer color palettes for 2019. Here are some of the most fabulous colors we could find.
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Fourth of July Design Inspiration

June 25, 2019 / Inspiration
Fourth of July Design Inspiration

When you think of the Fourth of July, images of fireworks, backyard barbeques, family, and friends all come to mind. You can’t forget the colors of Independence Day, good ol’ red, white, and blue. However, while the imagery of the holiday itself is easy to think of, when it comes time to make a good image and design based on this holiday, it can be quite the challenge. There’s so much you can do with this holiday that some may find it challenging to come up with a robust, original design that’s aesthetically pleasing and not over the top. However, in many cases having some Fourth of July design inspiration available to you can help get the creative juices flowing.
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Top Free Adobe Alternatives to Try

June 13, 2019 / Inspiration
Free Adobe Alternatives

When it comes to creative software, Adobe products have always been a popular and powerful set of industry-leading tools. However, while Adobe software is often number one in the minds of many creatives, not everyone can afford Adobe’s Creative Cloud packages. Maybe you’re operating on a budget of nothing or one with very little wiggle room. Perhaps you like to save money when you can, so if you can find a program that can do what you need it to do, for free, you would be all over it. Luckily, there are a lot of free Adobe alternatives available out there.
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Using Mail Marketing? How to Make Your Postcards Survive the Mail System

May 24, 2019 / Inspiration
How to Print Mail-Ready Postcards

When you are printing marketing material, the last thing anyone wants is for their investment to become a wasted one. When it comes to print marketing, there are aspects that one does not think about, until it happens to them. All too often, one spends a great deal of time and money to create the perfect postcard for their marketing campaign, for it to go nowhere. The reason why it went nowhere? Well, the design itself wasn’t at fault. It was the fact that the postcards arrived damaged. The postcards arrived scratched, torn, and severely damaged, which resulted in your postcards looking rather unattractive to your audience. Because investment loss is a real thing, learning how to print mail-ready postcards is crucial.
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