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The art of emailing disguised as the art of waffling

I'm going to let you into a secret. Not a massive one, like I know that Pop Idol was fixed back in 2002 and Gareth Gates should have beaten Will Young into second place. No, I'm talking about something really, really insignificant. My minimum word...

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How To Create a Double Exposure in Photoshop

Using images taken from Fotolia's 30 million strong stock image library our friends over at Phlearn have shared with us one of their awesome video tutorials highlighting how to create a double exposure in Photoshop. The video gives an in-depth but...

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Inspiration

The Magic of a Dollar

$1 doesn’t get you much in today’s world. Dollar Photo Club allows you to access over 27 million amazing stock images all for just $1 each ensuring that whatever design project you’re working on, it’s the most visually creative and original....

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Leaders

The creative project's worst enemy? Panic.

The late Douglas Adams wrote one of the smartest, most intriguing and funniest books of the 20th century. It was called 'The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy'. For the uninitiated, it features an electronic book (before they were real things), also...

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Inspiration

Unstock: Symbiosis and Surprise

Top Fotolia contributor Siarhei Piatrosau, and his colleague Dmitri Serov, have a unique Fotolia portfolio, so we spoke to them as part of our ‘Unstock’ series. Siarhei and DmitriDmitri and I are both from Belarus. We started working...

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Photography 411: Orientation and viewpoint

It might seem obvious, which way up to hold your camera, but there’s a lot more to orientation and viewpoint than simply not taking too many pictures of your feet. Change where you are in relation to your subject or how you frame them and you...

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Marketing for Success

Ukranian photographer Tetiana has all the correct ingredients for successful photography. Specialising in images of delicious looking food she also dabbles in still life photography and her portfolio is a nod to current popular themes which she...

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Photoshop: what's new?

With Adobe’s recent update to their Creative Cloud (CC) suite of applications Photoshop got a major update. In this post certified Photoshop expert Eric Renno, TipSquirrel takes us through some of the major changes and highlights some of those...

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Inspiration

Good ideas, executed flawlessly

As part of Fotolia’s ‘Unstock’ series we spoke to Contributor Darién Sánchez about his foray into the stock industry to uncover more about his unique illustrations and graphics.Darién SánchezFO: Can you introduce...

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Inspiration

Ant Tales

Stock Photographer Andrey Pavlov has one of the most thematically dedicated and unique Fotolia portfolios specialising in the photography of ants in fairytale like situations. Unbelievably, despite the photos looking as if they have been photoshopped...

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Inspiration

Taste the Rainbow

Whether you believe there’s a pot of gold at the end of one or that it’s just an optical and meteorological phenomenon, no one can argue against the beauty of one of nature’s most fantastical displays; the rainbow.These beautiful...

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Inspiration

Sports in the Future: over to you

Win fantastic prizes by challenging this month’s TEN collaborative design duo: German photographer Paul Ripke and British digital illustrator Nik Ainley.There are two aspects to the competition: one for photographers, the other for graphic...

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Inspiration

TEN Collection S3 Interview with Paul Ripke

Hamburg-based photographer Paul Ripke is a self-confessed autodidact, having never formally studied his craft - he’s completely self-taught.Perhaps this is why he’s so practical about his photography, telling us from the start that,...

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Inspiration

TEN Collection S3 Interview with Nik Ainley

What's super intriguing about Nik Ainley, half of July’s TEN design duo, is his background. Unlike the majority of those in the creative industry Nik was studying for a degree in physics when he discovered Photoshop, and quickly was hooked,...

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Inspiration

The Froyo Revolution

In providing a healthy alternative to ice cream, frozen yoghurt sells itself. While the US has been indulging in froyo for decades, the UK is currently experiencing a market explosion with new shops popping up on high streets across the country. But...

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Inspiration

Happiness holds the key to success

Afiat Sukmaraga's positivity; in his personality and his illustrations is infectious. Not only will his interview, as part of our 'Unstock' series, make you smile from ear to ear but so will his witty, artistic creations. We spoke to him to find out...

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Leaders

Is the 'New Age' just marketing gone bad?

Spaghetti hoops, luxury cars, whisky, compact discs, bleach - if you can think of it, somebody has advertised it. And that's fair enough. As long as it's legal, any producer of a service or product has the right to attempt to persuade us to buy it;...

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L&K Saatchi & Saatchi claim HSBC Premier mandate

It was announced yesterday that L&K Saatchi & Saatchi has been given the communication mandate for the re-launch of HSBC's 'Premier' offering in India. As one would expect given its name, HSBC Premier is a premium financial services product for the...