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The Importance of Visual Hierarchy

24.08.2016

The Importance of Visual Hierarchy

Visual hierarchy is a key design principle. When creating digital or print pieces, content needs to be well organized in a layout. One has to be more than just creative. One must consider the subtleties of a composition, including choice of color, size, contrast, direction, placement, type, and most of all what to leave in and […]

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Man making a base jump

23.08.2016

Man making a base jump

Sometimes you come across a photo in Fotolia’s catalog which literally makes your jaw drop. Fredrik Schlyter’s image ‘Man making a base jump‘ did just that. So we had to speak with him to find out the story behind it: “Lysefjorden in Norway has been a favourite place for me for many years not only […]

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Dark Igloo converts the virtual world of Giphy into reality

16.08.2016

Dark Igloo converts the virtual world of Giphy into reality

The Gif graphic format was born in 1987, with the aim of facilitating the sending of graphics through the Internet. At the time it was revolutionary, allowing the uploading and downloading of large images in a reasonable period of time (let’s think about how long it took in times gone by) without losing quality. Interestingly, […]

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Collage as art forms of contemporary expression

11.08.2016

Collage as art forms of contemporary expression

(above: Luca Mainini) On hearing the word collage, a certain nostalgic sentimentality is given off, and we imagine scissors, magazine clippings and old glue. Now it is summed up by digital editing programs. Endless image banks and inspiring new artists offering all kinds of designs, seeking to achieve the perfect image by merging all options […]

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Portrait of Japan

10.08.2016

Portrait of Japan

When you discover Noppakun Wiropart’s Fotolia portfolio it’s as if someone put you on a plane and whisked you to Japan. But forget the neon lights of Tokyo. His photos capture the stunning but natural, dramatic Japanese landscapes (as well as other gorgeous Asian scenery) and we contacted him to find out more about his journey into […]

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Welcome to Brazil

09.08.2016

Welcome to Brazil

An exceptional climate, amazing landscape and wildlife, popular festivals, and colorful cities lined with heavenly beaches and beautiful people: Brazil is a world unto itself! Here is a little introduction to this beautiful country through our most inspiring content. As the first host of the Olympic Games in South America, this summer the spotlight is […]

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Vector & illustrations refresh

09.08.2016

Vector & illustrations refresh

In line with the summer break, we thought there was no better time to recap the in’s and out’s of creating illustrations for stock. Since the topic is more relevant than ever, we chose the theme of sport and gathered the most relevant and inspiring works to illustrate the topic. Webmasters and designers always need […]

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How to create vector medals

09.08.2016

How to create vector medals

 With all eyes feverishly following the Summer Olympics, we thought there’s no better time for an easy step-by-step tutorial of how to create the ultimate symbol of victory, the medal. A) Setting up the document For this project we are going to use a 1920 x 1080, RGB document. B) The first steps: First of […]

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Sports narrative

08.08.2016

Sports narrative

As the Rio Olympics really starts to heat up, we wanted to celebrate the spirit and dedication of the world’s greatest athletes with a selection of our best sporting content. Documentation can be a great way to build your portfolio, and develop your photography skills as you have to adjust to a range of situations, […]

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Mellow Yellow

03.08.2016

Mellow Yellow

Could there be a happier color than yellow? The color of sunshine, gold, lemon, daffodils and of course submarines; there is a freshness and joyful intellect associated with it and a certain cheekiness. It is also the color most associated with cowardice, and yet in Japan it’s the color of courage. In the East, royalty is […]

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Boundary Warp

03.08.2016

Boundary Warp

Taking panoramas is a great way to capture a landscape but what you might find happens is that when you stick the images together you’re left with a choice, Content Aware Fill empty pixels or Crop within the image and loose pixels. That all changed recently with the addition of Boundary Warp. Making a Panorama In […]

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Best of July

02.08.2016

Best of July

There’s a peacefulness and sense of tranquility which aligns our selected images in July’s ‘Best of’ selection, hand picked by our content team. Images were chosen for their muted tones and soft, calming yet strong environments which set the scene, where shadows act as a cushioning to further reinforce serenity.

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