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01 Apr Posted by in Design, DIY | Comments

April Fools’ Photoshop Challenge – MSM DesignZ Edition

It’s April Fools’! We were recently inspired by the latest Photoshop battles that have been taking over the internet, so we decided to take on the challenge with an adorable picture of a panda (below). Thanks to our clever and creative digital artists, the panda is now everything from a bartender at the beach to...

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25 Mar Posted by in Design, DIY | Comments

Video and GIF’s are Social Media Kings

Just like 3D movies, animated GIF’s (Graphics Interchange Format) had a little bit of a bad reputation. They were poorly drawn, or just overall cheesy… and they did not render very well on a dial-up connection since they were famous for slowing down websites. However, with the rise of audiovisual interaction on our social media...

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26 Jan Posted by in Design, Trending | Comments

What’s New? 2016 Design Trends

As January comes to an end, we had some time to gather the top five graphic design trends that will be dominating 2016. Last year, flat design, grid layouts and a wide display of effortless yet clean fonts were king in compositions for advertising and branding purposes. However, this year, although we can see some...

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14 Jul Posted by in Design, DIY | Comments

DIY: How to Create a Summer Gold Design

Now that we are feeling how warm the weather can get in summer, we got inspired to make a quick and visually appealing effect that you will be able to implement for several graphic design projects this season. Get ready, set, GO! 1. Prepare your document, for this demonstration we will work with a 1200...

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04 Jun Posted by in Design, Trending | Comments

DIY: NYC Dreamy Photographic City Overlay!

Today we’re going to learn a very simple trick that can turn any photo from ordinary to striking. This has been trending for some time now and can be used in a variety of ways to enhance any design or photography work. Open Photoshop and let’s start! Step 1: Get the colors ready We want...

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19 Dec Posted by in Design, Trending | Comments

Top 5 Design Trends of 2014

This was a year full of great design, clean lines, retro inspiration and quality imagery. Check the following trends that we think dominated the visual scenario of brands in 2014, and learn what will probably stand out for 2015. 1. Flat Design Simple and straight to the point – flat and semi-flat design were huge...

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21 Nov Posted by in Design, Marketing | Comments

Design For Your Target Audience

Every brand is different. As a good designer, you want to know your target audience in order to create a design that will communicate to them effectively. From demographic characteristics (age, gender, geographic location) to psycho-graphic peculiarities (psychological appeal such as color, images and typography); there are some considerations to keep in mind in order...

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03 Sep Posted by in Design, DIY | Comments

DIY: Create your own brushes!

Creating a brush is by far one of the easiest and most useful trick up the Photoshop sleeve. With this tool you can do a lot of things, from simplifying the task of watermarking your work to creating sick photo edits. Look no further than your own imagination and let the creative works begin! Step...

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28 Jul Posted by in Design | Comments

DIY: From Ordinary To Fantasy!

Color correction is one of the first steps to take in order to achieve a certain mood from a photo shoot. It can also make the difference from an ordinary photo to a fantasy frame! With this tutorial, we’ll walk you through simple steps in order to achieve a whimsical fantasy effect – Let’s get...

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03 Jul Posted by in Design | Comments

DIY: How To Crop Out An Image

New to Photoshop and don’t know where or even how to start? Let’s start with the basics – cropping out an image. This method is a basic “know-how” when it comes to photo manipulation and even graphic design. There are many ways to crop a photo, Photoshop has several ways to make this job possible,...

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