All posts by Marc Sylvester

GIVE SOMETHING AWAY TODAY

Got something you can offer in a competition?

Newspapers and magazines will give you free editorial space in exchange for a prize. Your prize can be what you are selling.  However, be prepared, the media will always want minimum prize values.

 

ADD PERSONALITY AND MORE TO YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS

People don’t want to talk to brands and logos, they want to talk to people. Add a photo of a real person to your social media accounts and don’t always shout about your own business. Add personality to your brand using humor, graphics, and photos. This is a great way to get your customer‘s to warm up to you and your product or service. Start by adding a Facebook timeline image.

10 Web Design Trend Predictions for 2017 [Infographic] – ShortStack

We found a great infographic we wanted to share with you.
(The Creator will have an infographics template set soon!)

For now, take a look at these 10 design trends to watch for in 2017 😀

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Mac update for Sierra! Fixed!

The Mac Sierra bug has been fixed

You can download the update to version 7.2.7 here:
https://www.laughingbirdsoftware.com/updates

This fixes the drag and drop issue when you’re trying to drag images onto the canvas. And it also fixed the issue of that frustrating “rubber band” effect while you’re dragging images aroumd on the canvas.

So download the update and you’ll be back up and running again  😀

Create your own animated explainer videos using the Video Presentation Creator

Video Presentation Creator – NEW!

Video Presentation Templates!

Finally! An easy way to create your own videos!

This new product is a collection of 25 Power Point and Keynote (the Mac version of Powerpoint!) slides with music, transitions, a built in story that you can modify for any product or any business you’re in… all done and ready for you to simply change the text.

I’ll show you how to instantly create a video (just like the sample videos below!)

Here’s an example:

Shae The Entrepreneur – A Video Presentation from Laughingbird Software from Marc Sylvester on Vimeo.

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Use The Creator7 by Laughingbird Software to create INSTANT watermark graphics

Hi everybody! 😀
I haven’t done a video tutorial in awhile so I thought I’d do one today for everybody.

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book cover creator

New Product Announcement: The eCover Creator

Laughingbird Software is proud to announce the release of our latest software product: The eCover Creator!
These High Quality 3D graphics will make you look like a graphics guru in minutes!

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Create Duplicate MY TEMPLATES folders

Using The Creator 7 Graphic Design Software app is fun!!
SO fun… that sometimes your custom “MY Templates” folder gets really full.

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The “Overlapping Letter” Trick

Here’s a cool trick to make “overlapping letters” with Laughingbird’s graphic design software:

The other day, in the private Laughingbird Software Group, (just ask to join… we’d love to have you) a question was posted about merging two letters together with having the overlap a different color (see my screenshot). 

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Increase your image resolution

How to put your logo design onto coffee mugs and T-shirts

Since The Logo Creator can’t export a “vector” or “EPS” image… I needed to find a way for you to increase the resolution of the image you create so that you could put it onto mouse pads, coffee mugs and T-shirts! This tutorial will show you how in just 4 minutes  🙂

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Using The Creator with Powtoon.com

Have you started creating YouTube videos to help brand your business? No? If you’re nervous about it or not sure how to get started, check out an online video creation tool called Powtoon.
You can use The Creator graphic design software to create graphics and then use Powtoon to create your video using your new graphic designs.

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The Creator: Copy and Paste Tricks

Did you know The Logo Creator has a Copy and Paste feature?

You probably saw the menu option in The Creator… but have you used it? Watch this quick tutorial and let me show you how easy it is to copy an image from Google or Powerpoint into The Logo Creator (… and vice versa!)

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Use The Logo Creator to Create a True Reflection

Here’s a great tutorial on creating a TRUE reflection using The Logo Creator graphic design software: 

The reflection technique I show you in this tutorial video doesn’t just create a mirror image of the text, the reflection actually fades away (to a ‘zero opacity’), so that no matter what background you’ve got for your website, the reflection will fade away … just like a real reflection:

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Cutting and Cropping images with The Logo Creator

Today’s “Tutorial Tuesday” will show you a really cool “cropping” trick you can use to manipulate images in The Creator graphic design software.

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