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Three Ways You Can Prevent Frustrating Design Problems When Working With Portrait And Landscape Images

One common frustration when creating web content is trying to fit portrait aspect ratio photos into a landscape aspect ratio container, such as a landing page slider or something like a standardized event image template. It is the digital image equivalent of pounding a square peg into a round hole but here are three solutions you can use to help solve, and even prevent, this aggravation. THE PROBLEM At the heart of the trouble is the need to fit an image that is taller than it is wide (portrait) into a space that … Read more

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Take Advantage Of These Photoshop Templates To Update Your Social Media Branding

A good Photoshop (PSD) template can save hours of time and frustration when designing branding elements for social media platforms and over the past year, you’ve probably noticed the trend toward larger, full width header images. These look terrific and since every major social media platform functions within a responsive website environment (where content is relocated across different browser widths) that means you can no longer be lazy and put together a WYSIWYG style header image based on desktop-only design specs. Instead, you need to know how content moves across those browser … Read more

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Take Mockups To The Next Level With Premium Templates And Smart Objects

In case you missed Ceci Dadisman’s 1/16/2015 ArtsHack on creating easy mockup images so as to help refine your communication efforts, make sure you give it a look. Think of this post as a pro-user companion piece in that we’re going to look at some mockup resources that provide beefed up options and customization as well as cover how to use Smart Objects in Adobe Photoshop in order to take advantage of all that premium awesome. The resource listed in Ceci’s post, Magic Mockups, provides some terrific staged environments and if you’re … Read more

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