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4 Ways to Use Images as a Background in your Design

4 Ways to Use Images as a Background in your Design | Affordable Business | Scoop.it

Do you tire of using illustrative patterns as backgrounds in your designs, but not sure where to start with using an image instead? With the array of photographs available, combined with fantastic filters - the versatility that the image offers is quickly making it the competing gladiator to vector backgrounds of yesteryear! Here we show you some of the awesome ways you can use images as a background in your design....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, August 26, 2014 11:52 PM

Smarter visual marketing tips from Canva.

Miami Marketing Tools's curator insight, August 27, 2014 5:54 PM

Interesting article with tip about using imagery. And by the way Canva.com is a great site for all of you that don't have Adobe suite software.

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RGB, CMYK and PMS Colors Explained - Small Business Trends

RGB, CMYK and PMS Colors Explained - Small Business Trends | Affordable Business | Scoop.it
Small Business Trends RGB, CMYK and PMS Colors Explained Small Business Trends CMYK, a four-color printing process that uses only cyan, magenta, yellow and black inks, is primarily used for printing brochures, business cards, posters and other...

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RGB vs CMYK | Visual.ly

RGB vs CMYK | Visual.ly | Affordable Business | Scoop.it

"CardPrinting.us presents an infographic weighing the pros and cons of using both RGB versus CMYK color codes in the printing process."


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Jerome Okutho's curator insight, December 27, 2013 6:10 PM

If you're confused about RGB and CMYK color profiles, this infographic breaks down the differences you need to pay attention to when using one or the other. This is a useful guide for both digital and print artists.

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Freebie till 23/6 | Paper Pack: 30 Digital Papers HiRes / 23 Seamless

Freebie till 23/6 | Paper Pack: 30 Digital Papers HiRes / 23 Seamless | Affordable Business | Scoop.it
*** Watch the overview and how-to video here: *** The Paper Pack: 30 Digital Papers is an amazing collection of digital papers that were made by scanning in top quality artisan art and

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Webgrrl's curator insight, June 21, 2014 9:58 AM

Key Features:  30 Papers

• 23 Seamless Repeating Papers (made from the 30 full size textures)
• .JPG Format 15" x 15" @ 300 DPI (4500x4500px)

★ Free only for this week - so grab BEFORE Monday 23 June 2014 | after freebie deal ends, this is available for purchase only : visit page : http://crtv.mk/hcOS

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If Company Slogans Were Honest, They Would Be Like This

If Company Slogans Were Honest, They Would Be Like This | Affordable Business | Scoop.it
These 24 Slogans are Hilarious   Source: Cubebreaker Credit: Clif Dickens Source  fb-troublemakers.com

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Brian Fanzo's curator insight, July 29, 2014 5:53 PM

This is just too funny...  Lego hit home for me as a dad of 3 daughters under 4 years old but each one of these are spot on! 

Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com's curator insight, August 2, 2014 9:31 AM

Lol, these are great!

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Barcelona Startup Lets You Print Your Own Dinner

Natural Machines has a device that can make pasta, bread sticks—in fact, any food that begins life as a dough or paste.

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6 ways to chose colors for your designs by Spyros Thalassinos

6 ways to chose colors for your designs by Spyros Thalassinos | Affordable Business | Scoop.it
In this article I am discussing some tips and also things to consider when choosing color.

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Effective Package Design Does More Than Look Good on the Shelf | Design Shack

Effective Package Design Does More Than Look Good on the Shelf | Design Shack | Affordable Business | Scoop.it
Reading an article entitled Effective Package Design Does More Than Look Good on the Shelf on Design Shack.

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Daniela Morales's curator insight, July 5, 2014 3:12 PM

Interesting article about designing packages.

This will help you choose the right decisions for an effective package in the market.

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Graphic Design Infographic

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Jerome Okutho's curator insight, February 15, 2014 1:02 PM

This infographic provides a useful overview of what you can expect from a graphic design career. It covers aspects such as graphic design areas, most used software, required skills, places to work, and monthly salaries in countries around the world.

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Buy Quality Business Cards Cheap

Buy Quality Business Cards Cheap | Affordable Business | Scoop.it

If you need quality business cards at cheap prices, find out how to order from these best printing companies online offering real value for your money.  Quality business cards should not be expensive. Order your cards online and save on costs.

 

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10 creative uses of CMYK Colour

10 creative uses of CMYK  Colour | Affordable Business | Scoop.it
These 10 designers just can't get enough of the Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black colour palette! See what they used them to create...

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Pinnacle Custom Signs's curator insight, July 31, 2013 8:49 AM

Hard to believe that these four colors allow us to print a multitude of colors. 

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Color Models (CMYK Model "subtractive" / CMYK Mode

Color Models (CMYK Model "subtractive" / CMYK Mode | Affordable Business | Scoop.it
CMYK model is based on the light absorbing quality of ink printed on paper.

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These Photos Are Actually Paintings

These Photos Are Actually Paintings | Affordable Business | Scoop.it

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Jane Bright's curator insight, November 28, 2013 4:38 PM

The detail is incredible. 

Jessica Harris's curator insight, December 7, 2014 8:31 PM

We have these artist called photorealist which is a coined term of someone who can paint pictures and make them seem real. In this site you see a lot of paintings and can swear that they are actual places.

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by Louis K. Meisel

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FREEBIE till Monday : 5 Pretty Full-on Randomness Patterned Papers 12x12in

FREEBIE till Monday : 5 Pretty Full-on Randomness Patterned Papers 12x12in | Affordable Business | Scoop.it

Thanks to Joyful Heart Designs | creativemarket.  These graphics are for personal use and limited commercial use. 


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Webgrrl's curator insight, July 2, 2014 5:50 AM

★ Free only for this week : 5 PRETTY RANDOMLY PATTERNED 12x12in  300dpi PAPERS 


★ GRAB BEFORE Monday 07 JULY 2014 | after freebie deal ends, this is available for purchase only : visit page : http://crtv.mk/hdJY


 

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Printing mistakes to avoid - Howto prepare your prints - Printing Deals

Printing mistakes to avoid - Howto prepare your prints - Printing Deals | Affordable Business | Scoop.it
Guide Howto Prepare your print job, and common mistakes to avoid when preparing your files for digital printing
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Insightful post from Pascal Smits on common printing mistakes

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15 Free Refined Patterns for Your Project | 7plusDezine

15 Free Refined Patterns for Your Project | 7plusDezine | Affordable Business | Scoop.it
Appropriate pattern creates an elegant and exquisite feeling which promotes your website’s aesthetic enjoyment to the viewers.

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Serenity Spa & Salon - Branding project by Extend Graphics

Serenity Spa & Salon - Branding project by Extend Graphics | Affordable Business | Scoop.it
On today's inspiration article we'll feature Serenity Spa & Salon brand identity and collateral designed by Extend Graphics.

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This is what graphic design will look like in 2033

This is what graphic design will look like in 2033 | Affordable Business | Scoop.it
Are you ready for the future? The world of graphic design is a fascinating one, serving as both sponge and mirror to the broader world of technological and s

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Daniela Morales's curator insight, July 28, 2014 2:40 PM

This article is about how graphic design will be in the future, and how it has evolved within the years.

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If You're Designing eLearning for Adults Take Advantage of These 4 Tactics

If You're Designing eLearning for Adults Take Advantage of These 4 Tactics | Affordable Business | Scoop.it
Understanding how adults learn, is the first step to crafting an eLearning material adults will actually want to start and finish.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 1, 2014 9:25 PM

If you are designing an eLearning course for adults are there aspects to consider that are important to the adult learner? This post from SH!FT would say yes. To create courses for adult learners, we must understand how adults learn, their traits and their learning styles.

What is important?

* Hook them Early (and Often)

* Make Use of Their Experiences

* Persuade Adult Learners of the Desirability of Learning Something

* Give Adult Learners the Freedom to Choose

Learn four ways to help hook the adult learner. Find four suggestions on ways to give adult learners more freedom to choose. Click through to the post to learn more.

Avidity Medical Design's curator insight, August 2, 2014 10:13 AM

Very insightful article. I especially agree with point #2 and point #4. Point #2 indicates that learners can use past experiences to tap into new ideas. Point #4 indicates that adult learners would like to have the ability to take a more active role in defining their own learning experience. I see an interrelationship between both points because they each describe elements of self-directed learning. The learner is using what they already know to tap into new knowledge (point #2), and then, given the opportunity, they are choosing how, when, and where they acquire the new knowledge (point #4), with consideration given to the knowledge that they have already obtained (point #2). Excellent article, keep up the good work!