‘It is a cold winter morning and you plan to step out of the house in your warmest clothes. This season always puts a spring in your step. It is as if the chill permeates your body and mind and acts as a stimulant improving the acuity of your vision and the grasping power of your brain. You blow out a stream of warm breath, just to revel in the sense of how the moisture immediately condenses on the glass surface of the window. In a fit of childish pleasure, you scrawl your signature in the rapidly disappearing foggy patch. What a wonderful day it is going to be!’ Before you assume that you must hit the ‘back’ button because
You want to have a great logo. Everyone who has a business wants a logo that people are going to remember and that they are going to be able to associate with the right company. Some businesses have stellar logos that you can recognise easily. Consider some of the logos that you see often, such as the McDonald’s logo, Apple, Nike, and Google. With millions of logos out there, what is it that makes those logos stand out from the crowd? It is actually a combination of things. They appear in all the advertising the companies do, the logo has a shape that’s easy to recognise, and you can recognise them even without colour. When you are developing a good
You want to be an effective presenter. You want to have an audience that listens to your presentation and actually gets something out of it. That’s not always as easy as you might hope, but you can become a better presenter when you prepare and follow the key steps to a quality presentation. Follow the proceeding steps, and you will find that it’s going to be a bit easier to become a truly effective presenter. Step #1 – Know the Subject You need to make sure that you have all of the knowledge you need about your subject, and that you research to anticipate for any questions that people might have after your presentation. Know everything about the subject, whether
Creativity is something that you cannot force, no matter how hard you try. The artistic muses will wither and hide if you attempt it. However, that doesn’t mean that you always have to wait for inspiration to strike or that you need to sit around so you can lament and bemoan the life of an artiste while you waiting for the muse to knock on your mind’s door again. Instead, you can get out there, grab the muse by the hand, and show her how to get those creative juices flowing again. Get Out and Experience the World One of the best ways to reinvigorate your creativity is to get out into the world and experience life. Too often, creative
Adobe Photoshop has been a popular image-editing program that has made waves in the industry over the years. However, a new program for use on Mac OS, much like Photoshop, could prove to become popular among photography professionals. This new program is the Serif Affinity Photo application, which has become available to the public for beta testing purposes. It is made by the same company that made the Affinity Designer program, a popular alternative to Adobe Illustrator. According to Serif, Affinity Photo is designed with the intention of creating a simplified and easy-to-use alternative to Photoshop. It is currently being marketed to professionals in the photography industry. It can work on the OS X Lion 10.7.5 operating system or higher.