Category Archives for Design

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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laughingbird black friday sale!

Graphic Design Software Sale- Laughingbird Software

All graphic design software templates and marketing software 20% off.

BLACK FRIDAY TO CYBER MONDAY SALE

Everything in the store 20% off!
Use the code blackfriday16 during checkout

Sale ends Monday – November 28th at midnight (Pacific time USA)

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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 6 Easy Steps

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

You’ve probably heard that blog posts with nicer graphics are read more easily and get way more 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 blog graphics in minutes.

 

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Make a Free Logo

Make a Logo for FREE

You’ve always wanted to know how to make a logo for free, one that looks professional but that you can make yourself.

And you’ve probably read all sorts of info about using a logo design. So, why is it that you still don’t have a logo, or at least one you like, that makes sense for your company?

I get it. Learning about logos is fine. But it’s still completely overwhelming to actually get one, right?! Too much money, too much time, too much experience… that you don’t have!

No worries! I’m going to help you create a logo design you can be proud of… step-by-step. I’ll show you how to make a logo for free from beginning to end. Seriously! We‘re doing this together!

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10 big website design mistakes

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.Build Your Brand in 5 easy Steps

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.

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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 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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