How To Start Photo Editing Business


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Often freelance photo editors want to become independent and earn more. They are thinking about starting their own photo editing small business providing photography editing services. At first glance, this scheme may seem to be adventurous, but you should have different professions to run your own business successfully.

  1. Be a businessman

If you open your own business, you should forget about freelancing things. Become professional in providing image editing services. Being a good retoucher is not enough. Become the businessman, make managerial and business analysis, attend professional courses and lectures. You should know how to be a leader and work in team. Raise your communication skills – be very polite and stress-resistant.

  1. Be an engineer

The guarantee of excellent work in the sphere of online photo editing services gives an excellent quality of equipment. You should provide your photo editing team with professional tablets and calibrated monitors. Besides, you need 24-hour Internet access to contact your customers at a convenient time for them or to send the orders. Do not deny the importance of the softwares for photo editing, always buy only the licensed versions.  

  1. Be a bookkeeper

Determining the price list for your services is one of the most problematic things for any image editing company. You should have a bookkeeper’s skills. If you set a too high price, this will immediately scare away a large number of customers. If you set the low price, your business won’t bring income, because you need to pay taxes and bills. There are two types of payment – by the hour and by the photo. Some companies charge a fee depending on the complexity of the work, for example, the company FixThePhoto  divides the services and pricing by levels of photo editing service for photographers.

  1. Be a marketer

It is extremely essential to attract a number of customers who need online photo editing service to make the business profitable. Find the portrait of your potential client and become useful for him/her. When you start your own business, get ready to look for the clients by yourself.

Marketing campaign helps a lot. Make sure that you have a great website with all the necessary information about your image editing company. It is crucial to create a user-friendly site in minimalist tones in order to focus the potential client on the services and your portfolio, as Weedit.photos  company does. Do not be lazy to create accounts on social networks and advertise your services. Be prepared to create the banners that will convince the customers to order your services. Use apps to create advertisements quickly.

Online work is good, but do not forget about offline business development. Organize photography exhibitions, free lessons and lectures. Become interesting for people and design your photography brand.

  1. Be an artist

If you are a retoucher – you have a good taste. People don’t judge a book by its cover, do they? Of course they do. Make your portfolio amazing. Add many before and after photo examples with different types of photo editing services on your website. Besides, the website should look attractive and stylish. Web

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Top 10 Online Logo Makers


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A logo is not only the visual identity of a company rather reflects the essence of your company and helps you in building brand recognition. Thus, you need an impressive logo to inspire trust, credibility, and influence your target audience.

Though to design a professional logo requires design expertise, prior experience and in-depth knowledge of logo making but these days online tools have taken over the market. These tools have simplified the process of logo creation and has become go-to-option of all the users.

So, if you also think you have a creative bent of mind and passion for designing then these tools make a good option to get started with the logo designing process. Here we present top 10 online logo makers that you must know about.

 

 

  1. Designhill

Designhill’s Logo Generator is one of the best option to create your own customized logo that too free of cost. The tool comes with a user-friendly interface and offers many options in terms of images, fonts, colors, and texts. In just three simple steps, you can get a brand new logo for your business. Can logo making get easier than this?

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  1. Logoaster

Logoaster is the one of the finest logo generator tool that helps you in creating a logo within few minutes. You don’t need any technical knowledge, the tool is beginner-friendly, extremely easy to use. It offers you to browse through a wide collection of logos that are customizable in terms of color, business type, name, and more. All designs made in logaster is delivered in both the format such as raster (Jpeg, PNG) and also vector (PDF, SVG).

 

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  1. GraphicSpring

Graphic Spring is yet another free logo creator that lets you design your own custom logo just in a matter of minutes.All you need to do is, enter name of your business, tagline and you can browse through library of vector-format icons to choose from. You can also edit the colors, graphics, fonts, and get the final logo completely free.

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  1. Ucraft

  Ucraft is another great option to design logos without the need of any professional designers. It offers over 200 icons, collection of different shapes, texts, to create a customized logo. Tool presents users with a blank canvas and offers drag-and-drop functionality that enable them to find what exactly they are looking for. Explore it today to get a new logo for your business.

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  1. Logo Garden

Logo Garden is another great choice for creating catchy and customized logos for your business. With this free online logo maker you can browse through library of available icons and create a customized logo. Whether you are looking for an inspiration for your logo design or want to create a completely new logo for your company, this tool makes a great option.

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  1. LogoGenie

If you are looking for a free logo making websites then let your search end here. It is one of the best free online logo maker websites that lets you create attractive logos without much effort. Users can make logos in three easy steps such as category selection, inserting the desired text & tagline and lastly downloading your custom logo. Thus, you new logo is ready in three simple steps.

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  1. Logo Foundry

Do you want to design your logo straight from your iphone or ipad? If yes, then logo foundry is your best bet. This tool makes a good option for both professional designers as well as users with no design expertise. The tool offers an impressive library of more than 3000 icons and symbols to choose from along with some excellent advanced text options. Besides, if you are looking for some more inspiration, they have a community of designers for the same.

Besides, this online logo maker tool have been featured in Forbes and Targets both for its brilliant features and easy to use.

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  1. Canva

Canva is one of the finest tool to create attractive logo without any design expertise. The tool maintains over 100 free templates and an impressive library of other icons, images, shapes, and fonts to design a stunning logo of your choice. It offers an intuitive drag and drop functionality that is quite simple to use. Best part is you can download high-resolution logos in PDF, PNG, and JPG format without any additional costs.

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  1. DesignMantic

      This online tool guides your logo making process in simple four steps. Firstly, you need to select logo type among three options such as symbol, lettermark, and abstract.Secondly, you need to make a choice in font types among sans serif, serif and script. Third, you need to select color pallette and the last step is to select name and industry. After this you will be presented with many logo options, you can pick the one for further editing and your final logo is ready to impress your audience.

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  1.  Online Logo Maker

Online logo maker is another easy-to-use tool and has a similar interface to graphic spring’s logo generator. Tool offers tons of templates to choose from, also has a great no. of pre-designed symbols, font variety to help you come up with your desired logo design. Besides, it allow users to have unlimited downloads, giving users freedom to tweak their logo anytime they want.

This logo maker offers both a free as well as premium service. If you are looking for high resolution downloads than premium package is a better option.

 

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Vintage Art by Summit Avenue

Vintage Art by Summit Avenue


Joell Norberg of Summit Avenue is an artist, vintage junk collector & designer of templates & graphics for creative people. You can find her eclectic mix of work on Creative Market, where you'll find gorgeous designs, such as vintage flowers, ribbons, beautiful backgrounds and more. Be sure to check out the vintage holiday digital papers. They are fabulous!

Laurels and Wreaths

This pretty set of laurel branches, wreaths & divider designs are perfect for using in scrapbooking, invitations, websites/blogs, logo design and lots of other creative applications.

Vintage Lace Borders

Here you'll find some pretty lace borders to decorate your favorite projects. These are perfect for blog dividers & decorations, page layouts, crafts, albums and photo frames!

Think Spring Digital Art

This fresh set of organic, hand drawn designs & word art will have you feeling happy spring time thoughts in no time!

Vintage Doodle Frames

A delightful set of hand drawn frames are perfect for any picture.

Divine Vintage Paper Frames

Chalkboard Facebook Tabs and Web Icons

Make your Timeline stand out and look more professional with custom App Buttons! These are also great to use as social icons on your blog or website.

Vintage Typewriter Key Social Icons

Add some stylish Social Media to your blog or website with these vintage Typewriter Key design icon buttons.

Vintage Holiday Digital Papers

This pretty set of vintage holiday patterned papers are wonderful for all your holiday photo & craft projects!

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I hope you have found these design as inspirational as I have. Let us know what you think.

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Meet Prixel Creative

Meet Prixel Creative


Prixel Creative is comprised of a husband and wife team (Kendra and Justin Skinner) located in Springfield, MO. Together they share a passion for great design and premium photography. They have a collection of great Lightroom presets to enhance your photos and beautiful hand drawn graphics to add to any design project. All can be found at Creative Market.

Lightroom Presets

These beautiful Lightroom presets help you to add some unique color and highlights to your photographs.

Rose Garden

This set of Lightroom presets help add a touch of nature and natural color to any number of photos.

Subtly Sweet Lightleaks

This set of presets offers your photos a sweet finish and a subtle touch of color.

Vintage Lightroom Presets

Take your photos back a few years and move your skills forward with this set of vintage Lightroom presets.

Doilies

This set of doily graphics allows you to mix and match to make lovely shapes and custom combinations.

Hand Drawn Paisley Pieces

These gorgeous hand drawn paisleys are great for organic patterns and backgrounds. You can find them both in PSD and Vector formate on Creative Market.

Hand Drawn Arrows

Below you can see a beautiful set of hand drawn and very unique arrows in vector format. The set comes with 30 different styles.

Gears

An assortment of machine and clock gear shapes in vector format, which include 35 total gear shapes.

Speech Bubbles

Hand drawn speech bubbles for are great for multiple uses.

Borders and Frames

So much thought and love went into these beautifully hand drawn borders and frames.

Ornate Lines

Ornate lines are ideal for bordering or highlighting hand written text.

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What do you think of these beautiful creations? You can check them all out (and see more) at Creative Market.

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Creative Fonts from Yellow Design Studio

Creative Fonts from Yellow Design Studio


Are you looking for a fun and creative font that isn't expensive? Then, check out the amazing font families from Yellow Design Studio. You're sure to be impressed by the quality and type of these font families.

Thirsty Script Rough from Yellow Design Studio

Thirsty Script by Yellow Design Studio

Veneer by Yellow Design Studio

Melany Lane by Yellow Design Studio

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10 of the Most Creative and Colorful Website Designs

10 of the Most Creative and Colorful Website Designs


I've searched the web for some of the most creative and unique web design designs to inspire you to create an awesome blog or website of your own. Check out my favorite picks from around the web:

Bagigia: This is probably one of the most creative websites out there. Not only does the site feature parallax design, it's page navigation is completely unique and interactive. You can navigate the page by scrolling with your cursor, using the circle navigation panel on the bottom right hand side, or dragging the mock "zipper" along the bottom of the page. As you transition from page to page you get to experience the unique features of the Bagigia products, it's truly a unique and interactive experience.

IndoFolio: What I love about this page is it's unique parallax design that involves horizontal scrolling. As you transition between pages you find that the background picture transforms and moves with you making page navigation fun and exciting.

Thibaud: This awesome portfolio design is one of my favorites because it allows users to select their preferred method of site navigation. You can alter and change the way that you navigate the portfolio by selecting various styles at the bottom of the screen.

Dulla: I love the animation and hand drawn illustrations featured on this site. The landing page is so creative, it draws users in and makes them want to learn what the site is all about.

Organic Grid:This landing page is so colorful and fun. I love using the navigation elements to experience new and different artists.

The Kennedys: I just think this landing page looks SUPER cool. I love all of the flashing colors and amazing illustrations. I feel like I could just stare at this page for hours upon hours.

VlogIt: I absolutely love the navigation on this site, it's so much fun to watch the images change on the site and navigate through this interesting circular panel.

Ray's Lab: I love how colorful the artwork is on this landing page. Simply because of its colorful layout and design, I'm intrigued to learn more about the site.

Tori's EyeI love the animated background on this site, and how the site continues to change and adapt to your actions and movements.

Tamron Island:This site looks so cool, it makes me want to visit this amazing land and never leave. It simply looks SO cool and navigation around the site is creative.

I hope you've enjoyed some of my favorite picks of the most creative website designs from around the web. If you're looking to start your own site or re-vamp a site you already have, check out these awesome themes and templates from Creative Market to get you started.

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Colorful Photoshop Text Effects and Tutorials

Colorful Photoshop Text Effects and Tutorials


I absolutely love stunning text effects that are easy to create. There is so much that you can do with Photoshop, that I could never come up with on my own, so I thought I would share some of my favorite text effects and tutorials on how to make them.

 

Grunge, Glowing Text

In order to create this awesome text effect, check out these products from Creative Market:

 

Concrete Style Text Effect

I love this fun and funky grunge text effect. If you're looking to create this, check out these products from Creative Market:

Copper Text Effect

If you want to create this awesome text effect, check out Creative Market's resources:

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Design Inspiration from How About Orange

Design Inspiration from How About Orange


Looking for some design inspiration? How About Orange is an amazing site by Jessica Jones, a graphic designer based in Chicago. In addition to corporate identities, marketing collateral, and a popular line of home décor fabrics, Jessica is the mastermind behind How About Orange. How About Orange is more than just a craft and design blog, it's an amazing resource filled with DIY tutorials, free printables and fonts, desktop wallpapers, decorating ideas and so much more.

I have to admit that I have become completely captivated by all of Jessica's amazing DIY tutorials. I want to try each and every one of them simply because they look SO cool. I've hand selected a few of my favorites from Jessica's DIY section.

How to Make a Paper Bow

DIY Posters with Cut-Out Lettering

 

DIY Origami Style Necklace

In addition to featuring a multitude of amazing DIY tutorials Jessica finds the best of the best free design downloads. I've included some of my favorites below:

Watercolor Desktop Wallpaper

Cherry Swash Font

Printable Chalkboard Gift Tags

I'm absolutely in love with this site there is seriously so much on here, I can't stop looking through all of the different sections and features. If you're a designer, or just getting started, check out Jessica's 'Useful Resources' section. There are tons of websites, programs, and tutorials to help you learn a lot of cool stuff. Below, I've featured some of my favorite resources that Jessica has discovered...I hope you enjoy them as much as I have.

Generate Mini Typographic Posters

Beer Label Generator

Make sure to check out all Jessica has to offer at How About Orange and start getting crafty right away!

Still haven't found what you were looking for? Check out Creative Market for some more inspirational ideas and cool digital downloads.

 

 

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Creative Wedding Invitations

Creative Wedding Invitations


I'm getting married soon and going through that difficult period of trying to figure out the perfect set up, party, and reception for my wedding. I'm quickly learning that there are so many different elements that go into planning the perfect wedding. You have to think about the dress, the venue, and then what everyone is going to be doing. It seems like a lot of work...
One of the first things that has to be done is picking out the perfect wedding invitations. I went through the internet trying to find some of the best wedding invitations, and I hope you enjoy them. If you know of any great invitation designers make sure to leave the info in the comments below.

Fox Grove Designs has a variety of really cool wedding invitations. I love all of the elegant details and sweet touches that really make these designs unique.

Bunglehouse Designs based in Alabama, features sweet invitations that really make me feel right at home.

 

I discovered Pickle Doodle Designs today and absolutely fell in love with their unique style and flair.

It's going to be so hard to pick the perfect wedding invitation.

If you're a designer or you're looking to design and add some flare to your wedding invitations, check out Creative Market's resources that are perfect for weddings.

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Looking to Get Social?

Looking to Get Social?


It seems like everyday a new and innovative social network is popping up. I become totally entranced by each and every APP or website that offers the ability for me to connect with the world across the internet. Do you ever feel the same?

The use of social icons on your website or blog can really be advantageous to attracting new customers and readers. In addition, adding social icons to your portfolio allows you to reach a wider range of people. Each social network tends to reach a different type of audience and if you can tap into each of those different groups of people you will dramatically increase the reach and distribution of your content.

There are so many different ways to get social, but having icons for your readers to click through on your blog or website is one of the easiest ways to connect. I've selected a few of my favorites from Creative Market to help you start getting social:

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