Category Archives for Design

How to Avoid 10 big Website Design Mistakes

Website Design Mistakes: The 10 Big Ones

Avoid These 10 Big Website Design Mistakes

What a bummer… that you can’t just put up a website, make sales and forget about it. Sorry, that would just be asking for multiple website design mistakes to happen! And big mistakes mean that people won’t stick around for long on your site.

Don’t let this happen to you!

Read these ten website design mistakes you can’t afford to make:

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Use this Web Graphics Guide to help run a successful online business

Web Graphics Guide for Online Business

5 Web Graphics you must have to run a successful online business:

You’ve probably heard about how important it is to have high-quality images on your website and blog. Okay. Well, just know that you’re missing out big-time if you haven’t put any thought into using awesome web graphics to make your sales!

Before finding out what these super important graphics are, I want you to know WHY web graphics are essential:

Effective web graphics visually explain what you want your audience to understand. This is super important.  I’m certainly guilty of not always reading the information right in front of me. I’m in a hurry. You’re in a hurry, too right? And with all the great forms of visual content these days, why bother reading a whole long page?

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Build Your Brand in 5 easy Steps

Visual Brand Building in 5 Steps

Building a visual brand doesn’t have to be tricky or time-consuming. Make it easy by following these 5 steps to branding bliss.


1. Find your own unique brand perspective

Forget trying to copy the design that’s working well for other brands. Keeping your design original and unique is the first way of gaining your audience’s attention. Their visual brand design may not even fit with what you are trying to convey to your customers. Further, if you copy your competitors look and feel, you’ll appear not only untrustworthy and uncreative, you could end up with legal trouble.Continue reading

You can easily make your own social media graphics

Social Media Graphics: Easily Create Your Own

Creating different-sized images for Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook and other social media graphics is a never-ending task, isn’t it?

Truth is, you should be using social media graphics every day! You need to stand out from the crowd and social media is the way to do it.

Don’t stress! There is some good news:

I’ve found out that it doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive to do-it-yourself. Here are the options for DIY social media image creation.

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Understand the top 5 ways to improve your brand.

The Top 5 Ways to Make or Break Your Brand

Before I give you a dose of brand reality, know that however little time you think you have to focus on this topic, you must understand your brand in order to be successful. So, let’s slog through this together quickly so that we can get to the fun stuff…and there will be fun stuff…but read this first!

(I hope you enjoy my use of swimming pool examples…hahaha…I’m obviously a consumer easily influenced by things that make me feel warm, bright and relaxed)

Now, check out the 5 questions that’ll help define your company’s brand:

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Five important reasons you should do your own graphic design

Graphic Design Software: The Top 5 Reasons to Learn

Do you want great graphic design at your fingertips? How about complete control over your branding and design needs? Need flexibility? Using graphic design software may be right for you!

Check out the top 5 reasons to learn graphic design software and brand your business today.



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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

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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Using Photos With The Logo Creator

Todays Laughingbird Software’s “Tutorial Tuesday” teaches you the power of using your own photos with The Logo Creator.

Watch this tutorial video and learn how to create your own Facebook Meme, how to create really cool Youtube overlay images, and what you can do with the built in GRID feature in The Logo Creator!

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Creating Video Overlays and “Lower 3rd” Graphics

Hey Creatorpreneurs! The Logo Creator graphic design software can do so much more than just logo design … and this tutorial is going to show you a really cool trick.
Did you know it can make “lower 3rd” graphics?

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