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How to Create Easy Marketing Graphics for Business

A huge challenge for your business is getting easy marketing graphics that are professional but affordable.

Learn how to create your own easy marketing graphics right now… even if you’re NOT a graphic designer and don’t have time (or money) to learn complicated design techniques!  

Just read this step-by-step tutorial to find out how you can have the business graphics you need, all of the time.

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5 Awesome Text Design Effects You can Make for Free without Photoshop

5 easy text design effects you can make without Photoshop; even non-designers can make special text effects with a free graphic design tool! Grab your free graphic design software and get started!

Graphic Design Tip: Special effects you can apply to text design

 

Great text design is one of the easiest and quickest ways to get yourself noticed!

But if you’re not a graphic designer or Photoshop expert, you might be thinking that awesome text effects just aren’t going to happen for you. Truth is, you don’t have to have experience designing text (or graphics!) to make a great text design.

Watch these video tutorials on designing five different text effects with The Creator7 graphics software (free version!). In just a few minutes, you’ll learn how to create some pretty awesome designs for your website, blog, marketing and even your personal signature!Continue reading

How To Create An eBook Cover

Hi Everybody!
It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a “Tutorial Tuesday” video.  😀

Thought it was about time.

In today’s tutorial, I’m going to show you how I personally work with The Creator in real time. And in just under 11 minutes …I’m going to re-create a comic book cover I found while browsing online.

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How to Become a Graphic Designer

Learn how to become your own graphic designer without any graphics experience or Photoshop!

Non-designers: You can create your own graphics!

Ever thought about what it would take to become a graphic designer?

Or wanted to make your own graphics for your website or blog?

Or perhaps wished you could make some extra money creating graphics while working from home?!

In the online world, graphics have become an absolute necessity. If you run an online business, you need many different graphics, probably on a weekly or even daily basis: Graphics for a website, blog, social media, email and other marketing campaigns.

That’s right! Everyone needs them and YOU can be the one to provide them!

If you’ve been waiting for the right time to become a graphic designer, even as a side business, now is that time. I know. I know. You feel overwhelmed and dizzy at just the thought of it.

You’ve got way easier options than you think. Read on to learn how to become a graphic designer without going to design school (and check out the easy, free graphics tool below to help you do it).

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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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Happy New Year 2017 from Laughingbird Software

Laughingbird Software: Graphics for 2017!

As 2017 swings into full gear, Laughingbird Software is dedicated to giving you spankin’ new graphics, valuable ideas… and a whole lot of thanks.

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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  😀

Post Perfect Facebook Images with this Simple Trick

You already know that Facebook is a powerful way to share your greatness with the world. But, if your Facebook images aren’t created and posted correctly, you’ve just officially wasted your valuable time and effort.

After all, your number one goal is to connect with your audience. But what if your audience isn’t connecting with you?! They’re not clicking over to your posts! And your effort has all been a big, fat waste of time!

Poorly optimized Facebook images can be one of the biggest roadblocks for your audience.

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6 Social Media Design Hacks

Social Media Design: 6 Easy Hacks that Grab Attention

Now that everyone is using social media as a marketing tool, it’s become more important than ever to grab your audiences’ attention with exceptional social media design.

But what if you aren’t sure how to create amazing graphics? And it just seems too hard. Yet you just know the incredible value in doing it yourself.

Don’t worry! Many have been trapped in total newbie designer darkness. Thankfully, however, you can find your way out, way more easily than you think.

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Design Blog Graphics in 6 Easy Steps: A Graphic Design Tutorial

Design Blog Graphics in Six Easy Steps

One of your biggest challenges as a blogger is to design relevant, high-quality blog graphics for each post.

You’ve probably heard that nicer website or blog graphics are read more easily and get way more social media shares. The problem is that you’re NOT a graphic designer and don’t have time to learn complicated design techniques.  Well, that’s okay! Read more to find out how to have awesome web and blog graphics in minutes.

 

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pinterest for business making a plan that works

Pinterest for Business: How to Make a Plan that Works

So, you’re here because you want to succeed in using Pinterest for Business.

And you most likely have a product or service you’d like help marketing.

Everyone’s always saying how great Pinterest is and how easy it is to spread your pins around the world. But let’s get real… using Pinterest for business is in a whole different universe than just swapping free recipes.

In my previous article, 5 Pinterest Fails Every Beginner Can Avoid, I had let you in on my “Biggest Fail” for beginners on Pinterest:

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