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Top 3 Applications for Graphic Design in Browser

Graphic Design and Photo Editing in Web Browser Without a doubt Adobe Photoshop is the leading image editor for nearly 20 years. It will be unrealistic to say that there is a real alternative. Of course some operating systems like Linux have Gimp that is decent graphic editing software, but still the core without plug-ins isn't come even closer. Due to power of latest web programing languages and in particular HTML5 a new trend have arise in the last few years – web design in browser, but as well as image editing in browser. It might sounds unserious at first, but there are quite good Photoshop alternatives that are accessible through your browser. These image editors offer all the basic features of Gimp and Photoshop. PIXLR https://pixlr.com/ Of course the first alternative of Adobe Photoshop in web editors is developed by Autodesk. PIXLR is extremely flexible and the interface looks so similar to Photoshop. Actually it took me about 5 minutes to match results done in Photoshop with this online based image editor. Features are limitless, you can either create image from scratch or edit existing photo. I have to say that, everybody in the office was impressed, interface looks exactly...
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As the Digital Marketplace Continues to Grow, Graphic Design and Web Development Need to Continue to Evolve

More and more, consumers are choosing to do most, if not all, of their shopping online, rather than heading to brick-and-mortar retailers. In fact, according to data compiled by Invesp, estimates suggest that Americans alone will spend some $279 billion online by 2015, while consumers could spend up to a staggering $1.4 trillion globally. Because of that, businesses looking to attract new customers and grow will have to find ways to establish a strong online presence, one that allows online shoppers to easily research and buy products. Building a great new website is usually the best way to do that, and using the latest graphic design trends can help owners make sure their site stands out. Bold Graphics Web users tend to move quickly, and will make a decision about whether or not a site they visit has any value in just a matter of seconds. In order to draw shoppers in and make sure they are able to find exactly what they are looking for, site developers need to use creative and engaging graphics. Sites that are bland and too text-heavy will fail to draw interest, even if they have lots of great content or the exact product or service...
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4 Typography Trends to Look Out for in 2014

Emoji abuse. Chances are you’re guilty of it or you know someone who is. It’s tempting, of course, to play around with those colorful little creations available right on the keyboards of our smartphones and tablets. And you should, mostly because they’re fun and allow for a wider range of expression than boring old words or even photos. But emojis have also made for a heck of a challenge for web designers. If you’ve been on Twitter on your desktop or laptop, you can tell when someone you follow uses an Emoji in a tweet -- it always shows up as a misplaced, ugly, empty box. Emojis are becoming hugely popular, and not just in tweets, but also in blog posts and other traditional web content. That’s prompting the main players on the web to start experimenting with multicolored (and even animated) fonts. Mozilla, Abode, Microsoft and Google have all begun researching the possibility of more engaging typography as 2014 progresses, CNET reports. It makes sense; the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that the web design industry is slated to grow 22% between 2010 and 2020, meaning more innovation is already on its way. So, what other kinds of typography breakthroughs...
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13 Ways You Can Get Your Website Graphics As Per The Current Trend

There are various trends to follow for your website designs and these can make a big difference in the success of your site. There are few things that can give your visitors that extra interest for your site. These are as follows: A Polished Logo – You must find a professional logo for your site so that it becomes easier for your visitors to recognize and adhere to the different write-ups from your site. Navigation Options – Easy navigation is a part of the web design. The main menu in horizontal position and the submenus underneath each main menu can give an adequate idea of the navigational options. No Clutter – You must keep an eye for unnecessary clutter. There should not be an overload of the links and images on your site pages. There should not be any competing images or videos that can draw attention away from the main topic and write up on the page. Strategically Placing Color – You can bring in an elegant and fresh appearance of your pages by using neutral colors on them. Use colors wisely and small dashes of different colors for headings and the important links or keywords will help the visitors....
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Yes! You Can Design Your Company Logo

Logo provides company with an identity. These days either the company don't have them or they aren't good enough. Logo is certainly the most important part of any product. And it is a real test of a graphic designer to come up with an attention grabbing logo. Here are some essential tips of creating an effective logo: What is Logo? Logo is not a simple mark; it represents the company with the use of shapes, colors and fonts and even images. It is recognition of a company. It even helps to develop trust of a consumer in the products of the company i.e. brand loyalty. Whenever we hear the brand name 'Nike', the tick, its logo, pops up immediately in our mind, which depicts the capability of Nike's logo designer who has indeed created a masterpiece as the tick is carved in everyone's mind Norms of Logo Designing A logo must be describable, which means whenever a common man sees the logo, the brand name should pop up instantaneously. For example, the curvy M of McDonald's; whenever we see this yellow colored M, we immediately know it's for McDonalds. Secondly, it should be effective without color, even if we see...
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Want to be a successful graphic designer? Find your niche!

Let’s bite the bullet. The theory of survival-of-the-fittest is true, at least for graphic designing industry. There are plenty of graphic designers striving hard and trying their best to be successful. The competition is high because the reward is great. Once you are successful in establishing yourself as a graphic designer, you’ll be able to earn a fortune if you play the game right. But to stay the course and to reach your destination, you’d have to face the competition. Finding your niche is one of the best strategies to deal with this, for the fewer the opponents the more easily and quickly you’ll become a successful name. So, I have listed some great benefits a niche designer can enjoy over a jack-of-all-trade designer. Benefit #1: Less Competition You can’t be the best among millions of designers out there but you can be the finest logo designer of the entertainment industry because in that niche there are only a few hundred big names. Focusing on a design niche will not only reduce the size of the pool of your competitors, but choosing a niche you are best at also increases your chances of winning. The easiest to beat are the ones...
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Eyes Designed for Beauty and Awe

Graphic design. The boundaries are limitless. If you can imagine it, you can create it. A plus to graphic design is not having to start from scratch, but instead being able to modify, add to or take away from an already existing photograph. Adding lines, textures, colors and other design aspects can create a whole new way of looking at something very ordinary.Eyes are a subject of interest that may not be very ordinary to begin with. They say “eyes are the windows to the soul” and with such a descriptive statement so goes the creation of a beautiful thought process surrounding eyes.Graphic design can be done in multiple ways and the following shows the different ways to create stunning designs with eyes. Created From Scratch Starting from an original design with a simple vision in mind can create something never seen before even when based off something we see every day. Designing from scratch may be harder with no shapes or designs to help the process, but it can often become the most unique.This drawing shows the different strokes that were made with the brush being used in whichever program being used. Also, the cool colors and the reflection in...
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