Free Alternatives to Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is the first on any designer’s wish list, it’s generally the first piece of software we install. Photoshop as we all know comes with a host of features that allow for excellent and professional photo editing. But this comes at a cost, Photoshop is pricey, which can be off putting for anyone who … 

 

Design Portfolio Tips

A strong portfolio opens doors, a weak portfolio closes them. Your portfolio is often the only thing a person sees before deciding whether or not to contact you, and in many cases you may not be present to explain it (particularly on-line portfolios). There are fundamental qualities that all outstanding portfolios share, and a variety … 

 

How to set up an ‘out of office’ reply in Mac Mail

I don’t know if it’s just me, but it took me a little while to find out how to do this feature on my mail account on my Mac, for once, using Windows Outlook seemed much easier to do this, as it’s a default option there. With the Mac Mailer, you have to actually create … 

 

10 Steps To Get Your Design Portfolio Noticed

I’m in the same boat. I always want more traffic to my portfolio websites, but how? There are a lot of guides and tutorials out there, but here are some simple pointers that I have put together from my own personal experiences, that I hope you may want to think about and be of use … 

 

Free Online File Conversion – Zamzar

Converting file’s can be abit of a problem, especially as a freelancer starting out in the industry, with varying clients needing different formats of images or video file types. This is a great free online service for those people who don’t have all the relevant and often expensive software packages. Enter Zamzar *drum roll*. While … 

 

Simple Twitter Background: Create your own

Have you always wanted to design your own Twitter background? But never had the graphic design skills or no-how. Then have a read of this article on how to create your own very simple, quick and easy Twitter background, either from scratch or through a simple online website that I have linked below.