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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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?
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.
Do you want great graphic design at your fingertips? How about complete control over your design and marketing needs? Need flexibility? Using graphic design software may be right for you!
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).
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 🙂
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.
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!)
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:
Today’s “Tutorial Tuesday” will show you a really cool “cropping” trick you can use to manipulate images in The Creator graphic design software.