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0 In Blogging/ Graphic Design/ Photography

The Secret Of Graphic Designers: 3 Easy Web Photo Editors

Yоu саn create аmаzіng photo еffесtѕ with уоur own photos – wіthоut thе need to uѕе рrоfеѕѕіоnаl grарhісѕ еdіtіng software. Of соurѕе, уоu will need professional tооlѕ fоr professional rеѕultѕ, but whаt іf all уоu wаnt іѕ tо jаzz uр a little thаt рhоtо оf yours, ѕо уоu саn post іt on ѕосіаl media оr ѕhаrе аmоng friends?

Thеrе’ѕ a lot оf frее рhоtо еdіtіng tools оnlіnе thаt you can use for surprising grарhісѕ wоrk. Yоu dо nоt need tо рurсhаѕе expensive grарhісѕ еdіtіng software, and уоu dо nоt need to ѕасrіfісе gіgаbуtеѕ оf рrесіоuѕ space оn your hard drive – іt іѕ all dоnе online! Onе оf the drаwbасkѕ when using thе professional photo еdіtіng ѕоftwаrе іn amateur рhоtо projects іѕ – аѕ you wіll ѕооn dіѕсоvеr after ѕhеllіng out a hugе amount of mоnеу fоr a lісеnѕе – nоt оnlу a mаѕѕіvе рrісе tаg, but you will рrоbаblу end up nоt nееdіng аt least a hаlf of іtѕ advanced орtіоnѕ.

Thеѕе tооlѕ аrе іnсrеаѕіnglу оffеrіng аn аѕѕоrtmеnt of рhоtо еffесtѕ on раr wіth professional grарhісѕ editing software. Thеу are nоt оnlу рrоvіdіng filters аnd the lіkе, but a rаngе оf іntеrеѕtіng, done-for-you рhоtо mаnірulаtіоnѕ: for еxаmрlе, you can рut your face оn the соvеr оf a fashion mаgаzіnе, оr іnѕеrt уоur рісturеѕ on a bіllbоаrd аd!

3 grеаt wеb рhоtо еdіtоrѕ

Picmonkey

Once upon a time, there was a magical photo editor called “picnik”, until Google bought it at 2013. The people who made it, created this wonderful, quirky, editor, that has everything you need in it – From bаѕіс рhоtо mаnірulаtіоn, like сrорріng, rеѕіzіng, оr rеmоvіng thе rеd-еуе – to cute stickers and filters, and did we say tutorials? Highly recommended, and has a very inexpensive premium version!

fotor

Unlike grарhісѕ ѕоftwаrе that demands lots оf рrосеѕѕіng роwеr аnd mеmоrу frоm your computer, fotor gives you the freedom of thе оnlіnе рhоtо editing еvеn thе mоѕt соmрlісаtеd еffесtѕ іn ѕесоndѕ. All уоu have to do іѕ to upload уоur photo, сhооѕе аn еffесt (and wіth hundrеdѕ оf ѕіgnіfісаnt effects that аrе аvаіlаblе on fotor – сlісk a button аnd – vоіlа! Like Picmonkey, it’s free, with premium features.

InPixio

When you need more than just a lіttlе something to ѕрісе uр уоur photos, InPixio is probably the answer – Wіth a few сlісkѕ of уоur mоuѕе, уоu саn сrеаtе ѕtunnіng рhоtо effects thаt wеrе оnсе in the rеаlm of рrоfеѕѕіоnаl рhоtоgrарhеrѕ оnlу. Great value for money!

We shared with you our top 3 websites for creative photo editing. Yоu mау uрlоаd your own photo and сrеаtе any рhоtо еffесt wіth it: become a сеlеbrіtу, сrеаtе a photo соllаgе, оr frаmе your рісturеѕ іn the mоѕt оrіgіnаl way. Have fun!

0 In Home Decor/ Inspiration/ Rental Solutions/ Style/ Web Shopping

10 Society6 wall tapestries for (cool) grownups

The line between stylish to dorm style is very thin, especially when it comes to wall tapestries. Wall tapestries are back, and we like it. BUT, listen, choosing the right one can be tough. Society6 is probably on top of this trend, so we’ve found 10 cool and stylish wall tapestries for those of you who loves fabric artwork. Available in three sizes, and can fit any living room / office or even kitchen.

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Map, by Mark Ashkenazi

 

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Kali F1, by Patricia Vargas

 

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Heirate Mich, by Marko Köppe

 

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Popsicle Pattern- Fab, by Kelly Gilleran

 

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SUMMER MERMAID, by  Monika Strigel

 

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Floral Bed, by Eugenia Loli

 

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Moose, by Andreas Lie

 

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Constellations, by Nikkistrange

 

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Tropical Glam Banana Leaf Print, by Nikki

 

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OUI, by Text Guy 

 

More tapestries? 10 Society6 badass tapestries

1 In Boards/ Home Decor/ Inspiration/ Style

2016 Spring is Pink and Gold

Spring is almost here, and I’ve been waiting for it since October. I just feel to cold and I’m not a winter lover. I scanned the web for some color prophecy and I like what I see; Pinks (Coral pink, Flamingo pink), and Golds (and Mustard, and Yellow). So… What are we waiting for?

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Flexa 2016 catalog

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Photos: Flexa

Modcloth

Situationally Savvy Pants in Mustard

Photos: Modcloth Paris Cafe Cardigan in CoralBoardwalk Bonbons Dress and Situationally Savvy Pants in Mustard.

Society6 Tote Bags 2016

Society6 Tote Bags (Left >Right):

Whoa, by Wacka

Chevron Flora II, by Bianca Green

Hallucination, by Muxxi 

0 In Instagram/ Style

Instagram Love: Pantones matching game

The colors are all around us. I love unique Instagram accounts. Especially, those with a focus on a specific project. I posted before about Pantones Instagram account of Joshua Nissen King, and I just discovered a new one (Yay!).

Inca Mathew, the owner of Green Ink Studio matches small, everyday objects with their Pantone color. The project is called “Tiny PMS Match”, and you can find it on Instagram.

Although Mathew recently declared that she will not post any more photos, until the release of a small PMS Match hardcover – You can still enjoy the  174 photos on the account. The book will include new pictures, and will be released in Spring of 2016.

Here are some of my favorite matches:

 


8 In Boards/ Style

February Favorites: Kiss Me Alot

It’s not Valentine’s day yet, but love is in the air and while I’m waiting anxiously for the spring to arrive, It’s really nice to surround myself with lots of pink and hearts. Hugs and kisses to you all.

First, My design on Society6 – I LOVE YOU LIKE CRAZZZY… 

I Love You Like Crazy Pillow and mug

These sunglasses and that Morrissey inspired pin brooch:

1. Always Amour To See Sunglasses – Modcloth

2. Nobody’s Nothing Valentine’s Day Enamel Pin

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I love these separated, but unseparated love pins…From: H.K.M

Herats Enamel Pins

And some more pins? Yap. From: Tuesday Bassen

Shoptuesday Enamel Pins

And sometimes, an unofficial video clip is so much better than the official, you want to watch it over and over again. Just like this Moorrissey’s Kiss me alot fan video, I absolutely love:

 

1 In Blogging

5 Free Online marketing e-courses for people who have no time

5 free online e-courses for people who has no time

Today, we all know that The importance of social media marketing is no longer questioned. If you want to join the worldwide trend and help your business and / or your blog connects with the right audience – It’s about time you master these essential skills: Social media, Email marketing, and SEO. Luckily, we have it all, and for FREE. Dedicate one hour a week, and grab these e-courses:

1. Social Media 101, Buffer

7 emails, 7 days, 2 minutes a day – That’s all you need to learn the basics of social media with Buffer’s week-long email class. How to establish the right tone for social media posts, and understanding online marketing analytics.

You get: 14 minutes / 7 lessons

2. Diploma in Social Media Marketing, ALISON

want to know how email marketing, blogging, and Facebook can get you being noticed by the right audience? This course will help you understand how affiliate marketing works and the different methods that help increase traffic.

You get: 15-20 hours / 11 lessons

3. Advanced SEO: Tactics and Strategy, Udemy

In this course you’ll learn a broad range of SEO subjects and an understanding of some of the deepest SEO concepts and strategies. it provides an easy to understand information for all levels of knowledge, from users just beginning to learn SEO to advanced SEOs.

You get: 1 hour / 7 lessons

4. Internet Marketing for Smart People, Copyblogger

Copyblogeger offers you an Internet Marketing Education in 16 Ebooks and 20 Emails. No Charge. Want to discover the smartest ways to mix social media, content marketing, and SEO for lead generation, and convert those leads to customers and clients? Take it.

You get: 20 lessons

5. Marketing in a Digital World, Coursera

Created by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, This course will examine how digital tools, such as the Internet, smartphones, and 3D printing, are revolutionizing the world of marketing by shifting the balance of power from firms to consumers.

You get: 32 hours / 24 lessons

Photo: Kaboompics

0 In Boards/ Style/ Web Shopping

November Favorites: Etsy Wishlist

 

This maxi dark blue dress, from MaLieb is everything I need for this fall…

MaLieb Dress

But why so serious? These earrings are fun, fun, fun. Via: The Foxy Hipster

Hipster earrings

Couch makes amazing upcycled wallets (and some other stuff). I almost bought this pink wallet Made of 80’s Ford Vinyl! Eventually, I went for a mustard one.

Upcycled Wallet

And finally, to complete the outfit – A Raspberry Sparkle Nail Wraps, and a Bird Print Scarf… I’m done here.

Nails and scarf

6 In Blogging/ Graphic Design

5 Free graphic design e-courses for absolute beginners

5 Free graphic design e-courses for absolute beginners

If I could invest in my professional skills, I would definitely improve my graphic design skills. It’s something I really love, and helps me work and blog better. And the things is, it’s not a matter of money anymore – the opportunities are out there, and it’s FREE. The only thing a person needs these days is a dedication and a commitment. Have a look at these 5 totally free graphic design courses. You can thank me later (-:

1. Beginners Adobe Photoshop, Adobe KnowHow

This Photoshop CS5 tutorial for beginners will teach you the fundamentals of Adobe Photoshop with easy to follow, practical examples. Starting with the basics, in this You will learn how to set up your work environment, open files, and perform various editing functions that Photoshop has to offer.

You get: 14 hours / 26 lessons

2. Learn Adobe Illustrator From Scratch, Udemy

Give wings to your creativity with this comprehensive and unique course in Adobe Illustrator. Learn to create amazing graphics for Web, Video and Film. In this course of over 10 hours you will learn expert tips and tricks and will learn to do advance design and graphics work.

You get: 11 hours / 41 lessons

Become Unique, Creative, And Artistic By Taking Breathtaking Photographs That Blow People’s Minds Away! Dozens Of Rare Trick Photography Ideas Are Included In This 295 Page E-book, Along With 9 Hours Of How-to Photography Video Tutorials.

3. Adobe InDesign for Beginners, Adobe KnowHow

This Adobe InDesign training course from Infinite Skills teaches you how to use this powerful digital and print layout software. With the introduction of amazing new digital layout features, InDesign really is the industry standard when it comes to not only traditional media layouts, but also EPUB and other digital standards.

You get: 11 hours / 21 lessons

4. Introduction to Graphic Design, Udemy

Are you tired of learning Photoshop tricks without understanding how to apply the software to real design? Or maybe you just want to understand what really is design and how can you become a real designer?
Design goes way beyond software and there is a lot of theory behind it. In this introductory course, you’ll learn the basics needed to create an amazing and real design.

You get: 1 hour / 12 lessons

5. Adobe Photoshop CS6 Essential Tools, ALISON

This free online Adobe Photoshop CS6 tutorial video-based course is ideal for photographers and graphic designers who would like to learn more about image manipulation using the range of tools found in Adobe Photoshop CS6. It will help you to develop image production skills and build a web presence using content created and produced independently.

You get: 2 hours / 8 lessons

Read More: Society6 Has Wall Tapestries, and they’re totally badass

Photo Source: Kaboom Pics

Become Unique, Creative, And Artistic By Taking Breathtaking Photographs That Blow People’s Minds Away! Dozens Of Rare Trick Photography Ideas Are Included In This 295 Page E-book, Along With 9 Hours Of How-to Photography Video Tutorials.

3 In Style/ Web Shopping

October Favorites: Loud and Clear!

I missed two months without having my monthly wish list, but it doesn’t mean I didn’t want to do it (: We are exactly at the middle of October, which make me want to wear black again. I picked a few items that would look great in my wardrobe, and around the house. See anything you like?

October 2015 favorites

1. Keep your friends close biker tank – Graydon Speace – Society6

2. SHE’S LOST CTRL Tote bag – Hans Eiskonen – Society6

3. Oh Sweatshirt – Sweater Junkie Co – Etsy

October 2015 wish list

4. 2016 Wall Calendar – Karolin Schnoor – Etsy

5. Raining Clouds Canvas Tote Bag – Ink Bandit – Etsy

6. Raining Cloud Cushion Cover – Ink Bandit – Etsy

4 In Home Decor/ Inspiration

Color Therapy: Reasons why I love yellow

Yellow is my favorite color. Not pink, just a happy, simple yellow. Yellow is bold, and sometimes,  it punches up a room just by using a single item. It’s a color pop up – it’s happy, it’s modern, and it simply makes my heart feel better. I gathered these photos for showing you why yellow is my color.

This Vintage renovated kitchen is amazing!

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Photos: Bolig Magazine

A Vintage mirror you can find only on Etsy

Yello mirror - Etsy

Photo: Latelierbellelurette, Etsy

Ikea Latt table hacking

Ikea Latt table hacking - Used Luck

My first Ikea hack experiment

A small pop ups that changes everything

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Photo: Nana & Pat’s Art-Apartment therapy 

Yellow makes LESS looks like MORE