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Using Lens Flare Filter in Photoshop

06.04.2016

Using Lens Flare Filter in Photoshop

The Lens Flare has been a part of Photoshop for some time and is a quick and easy way to add a little ‘something’ to your image. A word of caution however, because of its ease of use its often over used and detracts rather than adds to an image. Like so much with Photoshop, […]

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Pantone Introduces 112 New Colors!

21.03.2016

Pantone Introduces 112 New Colors!

It’s always good news for graphic designers when Pantone launches a new color. When the launch is plural, it’s even better! Earlier this month a hefty 112 new colors, in eight color ranges were added to Pantone’s spectrum, resulting in a grand portfolio totalling 1,867 colors; one to meet every need and to expand free reign for designer’s imagination and creativity! As Pantone Product Manager Michele […]

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5 Tips for presenting your logo to a client

02.03.2016

5 Tips for presenting your logo to a client

You have taken the time to listen to your client and really get to grips with their project and their vision for it. You have identified their target audience and exhausted your imagination for weeks working on their logo. But now the deadline is looming on the horizon and the time has come to submit […]

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Turtle Island

16.12.2015

Turtle Island

We started the series ‘Story Behind the Image’ earlier this year and it’s gone from strength to strength. Our intention was to share the inspiration and physical lengths our Contributors go to to capture or create the perfect photo, illustration or vector. Today’s ‘Story Behind the Image’ however turns the focus internally, to the Fotolia design team. Based […]

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Photoshop Displacement Maps

17.06.2015

Photoshop Displacement Maps

This week our on-hand Photoshop expert Eric Renno, aka Tip Squirrel explores ‘Photoshop Displacement Maps’. Over to you Eric…. When you want to add two or more images together quite often you’ll want to contort one to the shape of the other. This can be done with ease in Photoshop using the Displacement Map filter. Its […]

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CMYK, RGB or Pantone?

26.03.2015

CMYK, RGB or Pantone?

Each person starting their adventure with computer graphics must face such concepts as CMYK, Pantone and RGB which refer to colour spaces. Together with Andrzej Kidaj, graphic designer and founder of Andy Design blog we decided to provide some insight into this subject. CMYK colours and RGB colour — how do they differ and do they […]

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Anchor up!

23.02.2015

Anchor up!

Nautical is arguably an ever-present design and advertising trend, whether it be in fashion, interiors, pop culture, even body art. It is a trend that has the capacity to expand beyond visual aesthetic.  It represents a multi-faceted view of ways of life and style– whether that be wholesome, traditional, cheeky, fun, conservative, whimsical, sporty, sexy […]

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Happy Birthday Photoshop!

19.02.2015

Happy Birthday Photoshop!

It’s hard to imagine that Adobe Photoshop marks its 25th Birthday today. So synonymous now with digital art and photography, the term ‘photoshop’ has become a verb, a way to describe the aesthetic process in which an image has gone through to determine a desired visual outcome. The creative impact Photoshop has had on the […]

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Fotolia vs Advertising – Cut and Paste

29.12.2014

Fotolia vs Advertising – Cut and Paste

In the series “Who had the idea first?”, Joe La Pompe continues by focusing on an advertising idea that blooms every season: the bottle made up from cut fruit. A not so fresh concept, always giving the similar variations in the same juice. Coincidences, copycat, common inspiration? Difficult to say! One thing is certain, dear […]

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Fotolia vs Advertising – Winter sandman

23.12.2014

Fotolia vs Advertising – Winter sandman

Some would love it to be Christmas all year. In advertising, it would seem that this is the case. Is it an effect of global warming? There is a danger that this idea appears more and more often. From automotive to cosmetics to tour operators, the idea quietly goes on its merry way. The perfect […]

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Fotolia vs Advertising – On everyone’s lips

17.12.2014

Fotolia vs Advertising – On everyone’s lips

Welcome to Joe la Pompe, a French coincidences hunter in advertising since 1999. On his blog, Joe la Pompe collects any twin-advertising concepts, any idea that has been done more than once for any reason (coincidence, copycat, etc.). On Fotolia’s blog, Joe la Pompe will compare photos on our image bank with advertisements from around […]

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