How To Create A Vibrant Image Using Photoshop

In this tutorial, we’ll explore how to add more energy and dynamism to a photo. The effects can be extended and used on a multitude of photos to create a feeling of motion and vibrancy to a static image.

The tutorial was created and written by renowned artist Mike Harrison (a.k.a. destill) and this is his first tutorial for a blog. His work has been featured in Computer Arts and Advanced Photoshop magazines.

OK, enough of an introduction, and on with the tutorial…

Stock Word of the Week – From

:w00t: Yes! Lets keep this treand going, shall we? So here is another week of awesome stock based around a specific word/theme. OMG THE SUSPENSE IS KILLING ME!!!!!!! :excited:

So today’s word (which you knew already, if you saw last weeks article) is SPRING! Yes, I realize that was last season, BUT! Fear not! It shall be epic!!!!
I mean, when isn’t it?! MUAHAHA. I’m feeling nuts today, apparently.

SO ENJOY!!!!!!

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5 Small Biz Web Design Trends to Watch | Grace Smith (Mashable)

The importance of having an attractive website that converts visitors into buyers and helps cleverly promote your small business is essential in these fiercely competitive times.

Your website has to capture a visitor’s attention, entice him or her to stay and browse around, create an interest in your product or service, and result in sales. For small businesses with limited time and budgets, design is an essential factor in both attracting and converting potential customers.

With this in mind, here are five current design trends that most small businesses can utilize to great effect.

1. Minimalism

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