Simple Website Layout Design Tips Anyone Can Follow

Simple Website Layout Design Tips Anyone Can Follow

Learn how to balance creativity and functionality in your website layout design with these tips for ecommerce sites, portfolios, and more. While creating a new website is exciting, and a fantastic opportunity to flex your creative muscles, it’s important to keep some helpful guidelines in mind. This will ensure your website not only looks stylish but maximizes the success of the site, whetheRead More…

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What’s trending in Licensing: Connecting online

Keep up with key trends in Licensing as 500px’s Senior Art Director, Karen Biilmann, analyzes common themes in commercial photography and advertising. From working remotely to online discos, here’s what’s trending in commercial photography.
When the world stops, the party doesn’t.
The show must go… online? As celebrations, reunions, and any semblance of a nightlife have been canceled or Read More…

ON1 360° Takes On Adobe’s Cloud by Offering More Control and Storage for Less Money

ON1 360° Takes On Adobe’s Cloud by Offering More Control and Storage for Less Money

ON1, the software maker behind ON1 Photo RAW 2020, has just released something called ON1 360°: an “end-to-end photography workflow solution” that lets you view and edit your photos across various devices without needing to store them in the cloud, and all for a lot less than Adobe is charging for Creative Cloud.
Originally teased as ON1 Sync back in August, ON1 360° is a cloud syncRead More…

The Life of a Freelance Designer: Stay Creative and Motivated at Home

The Life of a Freelance Designer Working from Home

See how freelance graphic designer Grace Fussell stays motivated and creative as she takes us on a tour of her average workday from home. Hey there! I’m Grace, a graphic designer based in Manchester in the UK. I head up creative agency Blue Whippet Studio and e-learning site InDesignSkills. I’m a regular contributor on the Shutterstock blog, as well. Until recently my living and worRead More…

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Retouching: Best practices to keep in mind for commercial Licensing

For commercial photographers, post-processing is an indispensable part of the creative process, and it’s often the step that takes the most time. Fortunately, however, editing software is getting smarter and simpler. With brands like Skylum Software, Topaz Labs, ACD Systems, and Adobe developing new artificial intelligence and machine learning tools, retouching is easier than ever. Today, thereRead More…

Canon: Imaging Profits Down 80% in Q1, But the Worst is Yet to Come

Canon: Imaging Profits Down 80% in Q1, But the Worst is Yet to Come

Canon released its Q1 financial report earlier today, and while the impact of COVID-19 has been felt across all of its various businesses, the Imaging Business experienced the most brutal declines. Worse yet, Canon predicts that Q2 will be even more painful.
You can find the full financial report at this link, but we’ll try to summarize the key findings in regards to the Imaging business inRead More…

Best Stock Photos for Websites — 25 Top Website-Ready Images

The Best Website-Ready Images to Launch Your Online Presence

A beautifully designed website needs beautiful images to match. Check out our edit of the best stock photos for websites, full of high-quality images to use across a variety of sites. Whether you’re designing a website for a big corporation, a quirky start-up, a hobby blog, or an online shop, you’re sure to find image inspiration in our roundup of the best stock photos for websites. We&#82Read More…

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Creative self-portraits at home

This tutorial is part of the “No Place Like Home” Campaign. We’ve partnered with some of our Licensing contributors to create these “conscious living” tutorials and Quests to encourage you to pick up your camera, maybe learn a new skill, and continue to do what you love despite these difficult times.
This tutorial was created by Dahyembi Neal, a top Licensing Contributor based in ChiRead More…

5 Ways Photographers Can Use Social Distancing as an Opportunity

5 Ways Photographers Can Use Social Distancing as an Opportunity

I want to start by saying that if you or your family and friends are impacted by the current events of COVID-19, I send my sincerest condolences. The tragedy, pain, and suffering that the world is going through is immensely saddening and should not be taken lightly, so we should all be taking the necessary precautions to help prevent the spread through social distancing.
I personally haven’Read More…

An In-Depth Guide to TikTok (for Out-of-Touch Adults)

A Brief Introduction to TikTok

The kids are using it. Young adults are using it. Even Wendy’s is using it. Let’s explore TikTok and what you can do with it. If you’ve been even remotely close to not living under a rock for the past few years, you’ve probably heard of TikTok — the new social media app that almost feels like the lovechild of Instagram Stories and Vine — where you can shoot, edit, Read More…