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Creating a Polaroid effect for your pictures in Photoshop

Posted by on Jan 27, 2011 in Website Design | 0 comments

Pictures of places and people look great when they’ve been modified to look like they’ve been taken with a Polaroid camera (with the borders around the edges). Here’s how you can create a cool Polaroid effect for your images:Create a new document in Photoshop – 600 x 600 pixels. Choose a colour for your background (preferably white). Use the Rectangle tool on the left hand side of the page to draw the Polaroid border. Simply draw a rectangle in the documen

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The makings of a great logo

Posted by on Nov 19, 2010 in Website Design | 0 comments

Some logos are imprinted in our memories forever whether it is with web design or normal print  – not just because it represents an international brand, but because the logo was designed so well that any designer will stop and think: why didn’t I design that logo first? Logos are the core of a company’s brand identity and most brands try to stick to one logo for as long as possible (changing logos can be confusing for consumers if not handled correctly), plac

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Website design is a continuously evolving industry

Posted by on Nov 10, 2010 in Website Design | 0 comments

Website design is a continuously evolving industry. What was cool 5 years ago may now appear to be something that has spawned from the middle ages and one can easily get stuck in a time warp if you aren’t looking out for new web design trends in the market. Besides more functionality, websites are looking cleaner, crisper and more aesthetically appealing. While many websites saw funky, hip-looking colours and shadowing last year, this year designers are going for

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Upping your game as a graphic designer

Posted by on Nov 5, 2010 in Website Design | 0 comments

Every year, a myriad of new graphic design technologies, applications and techniques flood the market. Many website and graphic design companies continue to hire new, young designers that have different ideas and education than what you may have had. The economic client, coupled with the fast-paced industry in which we work, requires you to consistently up your game and remain at the forefront of your potential clients’ minds. Tips to make sure you are not stagnat

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Back to basics: website design principles

Posted by on Oct 25, 2010 in Website Design | 0 comments

Young designers who are fresh out of graphic design school are often under the impression that they will be able to design spectacular works-of-art for every client. After a few years of nine to five labor, you come to understand the short cuts, what your employer or clients like and the types of briefs you should get before you can your web design project right the first time. If you’ve been working as a graphic designer for a while, you are probably quicker, les

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What you need from clients before you start designing

Posted by on Oct 21, 2010 in Website Design | 0 comments

Getting a fully functional, effective website isn’t something that “just happens” after you sign a deal with a client. Clients can get extremely excited about the idea of having a new website and if they’ve bonded with you, they’ll assume you know exactly what they are expecting. Re-doing work because you didn’t ask the right questions in the beginning is a time-consuming mistake. Here are some things to ask from your client before you get cracking: High

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