Free Stock Images: Discover an Untapped Resource in Google Drive

ShareThis:Did you know that Google Drive has free stock images tucked away inside it? Well we certainly didn’t and we use Google Drive (previously Google Docs) a lot. For those of you who have never used Google Docs it is a free, web-based word processor, spreadsheet, presentation offered by Google. It allows users to create…

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The Easy Way to Create Your Own Funky Paisley Pattern

Paisley Pattern

ShareThis:The popularity of the Paisley Pattern is never ending. Several people have expressed an interest in knowing how to create a Paisley design so we thought we’d oblige 🙂 We have created 6 basic Paisley shapes and we are giving them to you, so that you can easily and quickly create your own Paisley designs.…

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Facebook Cover Photos: New Text Rules

ShareThis:New Rule: Text Limited to 20 Per Cent of the Cover Photo Just when you think you’ve got the whole cover photo thing sorted, Facebook have changed the rules again. From 15th January 2013, Facebook’s is changing it’s policy on cover photos and news-feed ads. Text will now be limited to no more than 20% of an image’s area,…

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Inkscape Tutorial: 4 Steps to Create Simple Star Graphics

ShareThis:How to create simple star graphics using Inkscape There are many, many shapes you can create using Inkscape, but in this tutorial I am going to show you how to make one of the simplest, quickest ones – a star shape. You can then create a great effect by placing an image inside it. Click…

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Inkscape Tutorial Effects: Placing an Image Inside a Shape – Part 2

ShareThis:A couple of weeks ago, we created a tutorial here on the Blog where we showed you how to place an image inside text using Inkscape. If you missed this tutorial, click on the link here to find this cool text effect. Well, one of our lovely Facebook fans made the following comment:   “I…

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Thank you to all our supporters in 2012

ShareThis:This is a very short post. Just a 60 second video. Our reason for creating this Blog is because we want to share our knowledge with you, and to help give you confidence to create your own images. So leaving your comments and giving your opinions here are so important to us. Thank you for…

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Inkscape Tutorial Text Effects: Placing an Image Inside Text – Part 1

ShareThis:In this tutorial I am going to show you how to create the image you see on the right here. There are just so many cool text effects that you can create with Inkscape, it’s difficult to know where to start. However, since several people have asked us how we have created this type of…

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Best Christmas Gifts for a Colorful Christmas

ShareThis:Who doesn’t love a colorful Christmas? We all do! As we are a graphics site, we thought it would be nice to ferret out some of the best Christmas gifts that are both colorful and cool. We’ve come up with a cracking selection, we think. In fact, the challenge was knowing what to leave out……

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Creative Images for Pinterest: A short Guide packed with loads of ideas

ShareThis:How did the Impact with Images Guide come about? Creative images for Pinterest – the ones that you create yourself – most definitely get the most comments, likes and repins. There are now so many free photo editing software programmes available, however very little guidance on how best to compile creative images that look good…

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Using borders and frames to make your image stand out

ShareThis:Using borders and frames – a simple, quick technique We’ve had some lovely feedback from the customers who have purchased our recently published – Impact with Images Guide. Thank you everyone who has taken the time and trouble to give us this feedback – we do appreciate this. There was one question that was asked…

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