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There are three responses to a piece of design — yes, no, and WOW! WOW is the one to aim for.

A unique color combination is a key way to express the personality of your brand. Color plays a huge role in how your audience perceives you. Whether you’re running a small business as a solopreneur, or working in a big corporate, your business has a brand—and the colors you use are a part of that[.....]

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A couple’s wedding is one of the most unforgettable days of their lives. When shooting such a momentous occasion, it’s best to take note that they are entrusting you, their photographer, to not only capture beautiful moments, but also to direct them in order to look and feel their best. While all of the elements[.....]

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Serbian sibling and photography duo Ivan and Bojan Zamurovic (collectively known as Zamurovic) have become regarded online for their inspiring style of product photography that looks just as at home in an art gallery as it does on a stock photo site. We talk to the creative pair about finding their style, striking a balance[.....]

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When the storm clouds roll in, most people tend to curl up inside and enjoy a hot cup of tea—but photographers are not “most people”. For most photographers, the desire to capture the world in a unique way outweighs the need to stay comfortable and warm. If you’re new to the rain game, here are some[.....]

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Tap into the power of color to express your brand attributes and values. A brand’s logo and visual identity will comprise a number of visual cues, such as shapes, symbols, number, and words. But the number one visual component that people remember most is color. In fact, color increases brand recognition by up to 80%.[.....]

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Finding the right background to complement your subject is about more than just trusting your instincts. After all, your background can either make or break a photograph. While seemingly trivial, your background can either illuminate and add context to your subject or, just as easily, distract from it. So, how do you decide which background[.....]

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When you’re learning how to do anything, you’re bound to make mistakes along the way—and digital photography is no exception. Here are the five most common errors beginner photographers make (from shooting with the wrong white balance to over-processing) and how to best avoid them. 01. Always shooting in JPEG There’s no rule that says[.....]

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Have you ever tried taking a photo of something, only to find that the colors are more than a little off? As humans, it’s easy for us to notice how colors change in different lighting situations. However, cameras don’t necessarily possess the same ability. The best these devices can do is to guess what we[.....]

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Canva is launching the first of its monthly photo contests, and we’re inviting all photographers to take part. This month, our focus is on culture, specifically “What does my culture mean to me“, a topic that supports our mission to create a collection of authentic images to reflect the cultural diversity of the world we[.....]

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With endless color and graphic design options, Canva is here to help boost your social media profile to new heights. Using the inspiration below—and a few clicks in Canva—watch engagement increase with every post. While social media is known for its infinite marketing potential, it’s also just a great way to connect with your followers[.....]

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It’s becoming increasingly difficult for brands and publishers to increase their reach on social media. Algorithm changes on Facebook and Instagram prioritize posts from family and friends. And Twitter places the most engaging tweets at the top of people’s feeds, so it’s crucial to drive that engagement right off the bat. The good news is[.....]

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All good brands have a great style guide. Creating a simple booklet that catalogues the specific colors, type, logos, imagery, patterns, taglines, etc. of a brand makes sure the brand machine runs smoothly. To prove why you shouldn’t let your style guide go by the wayside, we’re going to take a look at 50 stunning and detailed examples[.....]

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Most of us can only dream of making a living through traveling and taking photos of the most exciting places around the world. However, Ukrainian photographer Galyna Andrushko has proven that it can become a reality if you’re willing to work hard. Galyna is a true globetrotter who has gone on all sorts of adventures[.....]

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Whether it’s money, design, or mindset you’re struggling with — these podcasts will set you right. Enjoy the 10 best design podcasts for freelancers!

Discover the benefits of content makering and how you can use it to grow your business, increase leads, sales and ROI

RAW vs. JPEG is arguably one of the most debated topics in digital photography. But does this argument deserve to be the subject of discussion in the first place? Is one really better than the other? And is it even a good idea to stick to just one file format? Photo by Kawin Harasai Let’s[.....]

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With rising competition between schools in both private and public spheres, it’s becoming crucial to stand out from the crowd. That’s why many schools are creating marketing plans to revamp their websites, boost enrollment, raise funds, increase donations, design after-school or summer programs, keep parents in the loop and more. You might think all of[.....]

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“Where in the world are you today?” is a question I seem to get asked a lot. Born to parents who never settled long in one place, I’ve inherited a love for travel. Photo by Dawn Chapman in London, England And as a photographer, I feel compelled to document everything. Combine those two inclinations and you’ve[.....]

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We see them everyday — in the mail, at work or school, on community bulletin boards, in store windows. Flyers. That’s right, those bits of paper that often end up in the trash, trampled in the street, or buried under a pile of bills. But if they’re doing their job (read: have been designed well),[.....]

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When you’re building a personal brand, the most important thing you can do is differentiate yourself. When you have a strong sense of who you are and how to differentiate your personal brand, you can break through the clutter, stand out from the competition, and grab the attention of your ideal customers. And the best[.....]

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Kids…they grow up so fast. And parents just want something precious to hold on to—a preserved moment of the innocence, silliness, and glory of youth. Photo by Annie Spratt There are different styles of child photography. Some photographers specialize in classic studio portraiture where the intent is to create something beautiful, while others practice documentary[.....]

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Creating your own teaching brand simply means spreading the word about what you’re already doing: helping students learn in your own unique way. So how do you do it? By building a visual identity which you can use to attract interested viewers and promote, market, and sell your teaching materials. The same general branding guidelines[.....]

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In a media-saturated world where we are spending more and more time staring at our screens, you might think that picking up a camera to ease your mind might seem counterintuitive—but scientific research proves otherwise. Photo by Luke Porter In 2010, scientists analyzed and reported a summary of over 100 studies focusing on the effects[.....]

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Portraiture requires a lot more than simply posing your model and clicking the shutter. If you want to capture dramatic portraits, learning to manipulate light is an essential skill to master. Photo by Rhett Wesley Here, we’ll discuss several techniques involving different light sources, styles, and lighting patterns that are guaranteed to elevate the quality[.....]

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Did you know that Facebook is blue because Mark Zuckerberg is red-green color blind? “Blue is the richest color for me; I can see all of blue” says Zuckerberg. While this choice of color doesn’t seem very scientific, it’s still proves that a lot of thought is put into the choice of color. As Buffer[.....]

The post Website color schemes: The palettes of 50 visually impactful websites to inspire you appeared first on Learn.

The best logo designs from 2018, plus the latest 2018 logo & branding design trends and an inspirational logo design gallery showcase.