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LEARN | TypeTalk: Mastering Type and Color 

LEARN | TypeTalk: Mastering Type and Color  | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

Color can be used for the actual type, or used in the background to help emphasize the type, which might be black, white, or a color. It can attract and influence a viewer in both overt and subtle ways: color can create visual excitement and variety while drawing the eye to important words, points, or other information you wish to highlight.

The Psychology of Color

What color is used as well as how and where to use it are critical to communicating a particular message. Color can be used to draw attention to important elements, but it can also be used to communicate specific themes and moods. Red,  | read more..

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Infographic: The Best Tricks to Reduce Photoshop File Size

Infographic: The Best Tricks to Reduce Photoshop File Size | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

Struggling with Photoshop file size? If you can relate to the situation below, you'll want to bookmark (and print!) this infographic..

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A simple guide to promote your blog in 2015 + Infographic

A simple guide to promote your blog in 2015 + Infographic | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

How to promote your website posts in 2015: should you spend 80% of your time at it? Imagine if radio stations had played Michael Jackson's Billie Jean only once: would it have become the 80's biggest hit?

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great post - even for those that has been publishing for awhile - good to check if we are on track. 

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6 Exit Overlays that Convert More than Others

6 Exit Overlays that Convert More than Others | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Capture & convert more of your website visitors with exit overlays. Julia Borgini explains 6 of the best converting ones on the Daily Egg.
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5 Common Mistakes Beginners Make When They Share Photos Online

5 Common Mistakes Beginners Make When They Share Photos Online | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Sharing your photography online can be an incredibly rewarding, educational, and empowering experience, but you need to do it right! Here are 5 common mistakes you should avoid.
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GREAT Article/TIPS!  recognize the most common mistakes photographers—both newbies and, surprisingly, advanced shooters—make when they begin sharing their work online. Below are the 5 most common mistakes I see, and if you’d like to have your work noticed and appreciated, NOT doing the 5 things below is a fantastic place to start.

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Color Themes Come to InDesign | Tutorial & Tips

Color Themes Come to InDesign | Tutorial & Tips | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

this tutorial had exactly the bit i was looking for - InDesign / color theme tool

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In this tutorial, Adobe Certified Instructor Jeff Witchel explores the options involved in using the Color Theme tool to help take a lot of the hard work out of selecting colors.

 

good, clear tutorial with the shortcuts that don't get mentioned most other places - bookmarking here, so i can find it again :)

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Pretty up your photos | Photograpy Tips for Marketing

Pretty up your photos | Photograpy Tips for Marketing | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
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great tips on taking good photos for product display. Tips for everyday photographers, yes.. including the phone. Also she has included couple of links to Apps that are handy (iPhone only) | you can see all the product display staging photography available for sale here at CreativeMarket : http://we.bgrrl.com/1xkfUJe

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How to Create Sharable Social Media Images: 3 Powerful Tools |

How to Create Sharable Social Media Images: 3 Powerful Tools | | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Do you include sharable social media images with your articles and updates? This article shows three online design tools to make your own sharable images.
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In this article Kristin will show you three online design tools to make your own sharable images–no formal design skills necessary.

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How to Get Your Content Shared

How to Get Your Content Shared | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Social media marketing is all about content sharing. Learn how to get your content shared.
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I have always said that people 'hate' (well, maybe not hate, maybe 'extreme dislike' ) to read. And an image is faster than a thousand words :)

 

"There’s a reason you keep hearing that people are drawn to visual content online. Time after time, it’s been proven that people interact most with posts that include great visuals. " - Tailwind

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How I became a millionaire in 1000 days + 12 key tips to follow

How I became a millionaire in 1000 days +  12 key tips to follow | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Irish high school dropout Niall Harbison's 12 tips for building a lucrative empire.
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Like many millionaires, Niall Harbison didn’t do well at school.
The 34-year-old Irishman, who failed the same year three times and left school at 17, is quick to point out that Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Page, Steve Jobs, Oprah Winfrey and Lady Gaga all succeeded without university.


Harbison has now published a book, Get Sh*t Done, with some of the key lessons he’s learnt. Here are his 12 key tips to follow in his footsteps.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/executive-style/strive/how-i-became-a-millionaire-in-1000-days-20140701-zsrro.html#ixzz36Cwi1Psu

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Creative Arts Business : 10 Real Tips For Successfully Selling On Etsy

Creative Arts Business : 10 Real Tips For Successfully Selling On Etsy | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
  I have been selling my metal furniture, jewelry and trees on Etsy since 2007.  I have been there and done that and I am still selling!  (my shop ...
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HEAPS of tips and pointers to read here - great site. I haven't had time to read up - but MUST come back, till then i  will post it here, so i know where it is.  I also would like to note that these lessons can be put use to not just Etsy, but all creative business.

"The following 10 tips for selling on Etsy will help you understand what it takes to become successful on Etsy. - handmadeology" 

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7 Tips to Turbo-Boost Your Blog and Gain More Leads

7 Tips to Turbo-Boost Your Blog and Gain More Leads | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
How can you gain more readers for your business blog? How can your blog to generate more leads? Check out these 7 tips to gain leads and win business.
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7 blogging tips. Follow these tips and you’ll gain more shares, more comments, more traffic, more business, and more raving fans.

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9 important tips to make your website sing

9 important tips to make your website sing | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

The first contact most potential customers will have with your business is through your website, so it can’t be tired and old. Here are nine tips on how to refresh your website.

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71 Ways to Write a Social Media Update

71 Ways to Write a Social Media Update | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
A deep dive into the specific ways to compose social media updates. Everything from capitalization, link placement, symbols, and more.
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There are updates and then ... there are updates.  If social media is included in your tool box for success you have to maximize energy and effort expended in social circles so you don't end up just going around in circles.  Did you know there are "25 Ways to Write a Facebook Update"?  There are also multiple creative ways to compose updates for Twitter, LinkedIn, GooglePlus and Pinterest, to get the reader's attention.  This article by Kevan Lee, BufferSocial, lists 70+ ways to share updates.  He calls them his "go-to moves".  :)
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25 Productivity tips for staying sane as a freelancer

25 Productivity tips for staying sane as a freelancer | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
There's a myth about freelance life that it largely comprises lounging around in your pants watching endless box sets.

And while there may well be the opportunity to plunge into a YouTube vortex without colleagues glimpsing snatches of 'Monkey Riding a Pig' or Father Ted reruns, in reality working for yourself demands the stamina and discipline of a marathon runner.
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15 Types of Photos You Can Tweet (Even if Your Product looks uninteresting)

15 Types of Photos You Can Tweet (Even if Your Product looks uninteresting) | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
For those brands whose products are intangible (like a management consulting firm) or generally not-that-pretty (like accounting software), there is still hope.
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6 Tips for Pinterest Marketing in Just Minutes a Day

6 Tips for Pinterest Marketing in Just Minutes a Day | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Is your Pinterest marketing taking too much time? In this article, you'll discover 6 tactics to help you market on Pinterest in minutes a day.
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7 SEO Best Practices That Now Seem Weird

7 SEO Best Practices That Now Seem Weird | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Search engine optimization (SEO) and conversion rate optimization (CRO) go hand in glove.
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 If you’re still optimizing like it’s 2005, then you’ll have a very different experience, because SEO has changed — a lot.

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5 Tips for Cranking Up the Comments on Instagram

5 Tips for Cranking Up the Comments on Instagram | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

 How do you get your Instagram followers so pumped on your post that they just have to say a few words or notify a friend?

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some great ideas for instagram use for biz

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Content Planning for 2015 – How to Come Up With 365 Days of Excellent Blogging Ideas

Content Planning for 2015 – How to Come Up With 365 Days of Excellent Blogging Ideas | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

Do you have a plan for your blog in 2015? 

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While there is something to be said for being spontaneous with your writing, having a plan ensures that you won’t run out of ideas or go months without posting fresh content.


Read more at http://www.business2community.com/blogging/content-planning-2015-come-365-days-excellent-blogging-ideas-01121786

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5 best tools and techniques for Better Street Photography

5 best tools and techniques for Better Street Photography | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

Street photography is all about finding unexpected moments and interesting people. …

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 To be able to capture these spontaneous moments, the photographer needs to be ready to adapt quickly and interact with the subjects at the right times. Here are the five best tools and techniques for capturing street scenes.

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Product Photography Tips For Crafters

Product Photography Tips For Crafters | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

This is a must read for handmade business owners.

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Awesome product photography tips for online business owners! Make your handmade products pop in your photographs with these tips and tricks.

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The Complete Guide to Stand-Out Social Media Formatting

The Complete Guide to Stand-Out Social Media Formatting | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Social media formatting tips and tricks to make your content stand out on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest and your blog
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Definitely worth reading ( & bookmarking)

 

The blog at Bufferapp shows you  some simple tricks and best practices of social media formatting to help you create unique, stand-out posts on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and Pinterest, along with some tools to help you create memorable blog tidbits worth sharing.

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7 Quick Tips: How to Optimize Your Images for Great Search Results

7 Quick Tips: How to Optimize Your Images for Great Search Results | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Ever been tempted to upload your image to your WordPress dashboard and just insert it in a post as is? Of course, we all have at some point.
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Pixel 77' newest tip says, it’s not a good idea to use your images as is. You need to make sure that your image has a descriptive and keyword-rich alt value, uses the right filename, uses proper image dimensions and image file format. - Some very good advice, simply written and explained that everyone can understand (eg. No jargon)

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Typical Oversights When Designing for Print

Typical Oversights When Designing for Print | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
It is this crucial aspect that many designers forget to consider when designing for print. There are a number of problems that may pop up which can make yo
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many designers forget to consider when designing for print. There are a number of problems that may pop up which can make your final product look different than what you intended.

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