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DIY or not to DIY…is the question? Photoshop, Graphics and Web Design

May 23, 2010

photo source: gossiponthis

Whats up everybody?

As Many of you previously noticed our header changes alot I personally never like to look at the same design to long…got to keep it fresh to keep it interesting besides visual is the first attraction to ALL things we see online. Speaking of things online I use to just tweek photos for my homegirls with Adobe Photoshop which by far is got to be one fo the best inventions on earth, next to the photo that is.
Practice does make perfect so to any of you out there dont falter on any of your talents especially if it was something you literally enjoyed. The last version of Adobe photoshop that I had the pleasure of working with was 7.0 which was awhile ago. Playing around with was amusing and profitable at the same time, my friends and others instantly relied on me to doctor up photos and such it was really fun.

Thank goodness for people like our wonderful designer Tee with Rokkstar Creative she is one of the best, having had the pleasure of working with her numerous times, alas even the best needs a rest so at times its a good idea for anybody who has a website, blog or even a webpage to be somewhat knowledgable of HTML and XML for times when your designer is busy or just cant get to when you might need something fixed or edited.

However its times consuming and when you want things to look “perfect” thats when you need a professional.
For those of you who love editing a nd changing up your text in ads or on webpages you might like csstxt there you can change font style, color, size even add a border around what you created, this is a text tool only, great tool for beginners.
Lets move on to website building you will need something easy to work with so try Build a Website in Minutes. Try It Free! so what that does for your skills then if this is your favor then have a play with Button Generator sweet for those who are embarking on their own first starter site, quality web graphics, different styles to choose from, no downloads or purchases to buy.

Moving right alone timr to play with logo designs and text its not a super fancy tool, but if your still interested in seeing what you can come up with visit Flaming Text another great tool thats good for the beginner or middle designer my only two issues with is 1. the length of your designs and 2. any font size larger than 100 they prompt you to sign up for a gold membership, so stick with the regular free membership.

….again feel free to share you designer experiences with photoshop, tips, horror stories and favorites with us wether if it was DIY project or something another person worked on for you. Remember no links, just mention the name and our viewers can surely google it to see what comes up.

happy creating, you wont know what you can do untill you try

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. June 1, 2010 11:28 pm

    Thx Suzanne yeah we wanted to do something just a bit differnet more “softer” was’nt sure if the last header sent the wrong message or not so I opted to take it down…welcome back Chelsea always a pleasure seeing you here. DIY can be a nightmare, but you have to know how to do soemthing if your operating and running any type of site i think.

    any suggestions you have for our begining viewers would be most helpful

  2. June 1, 2010 7:32 am

    I’m a DIY girl through-and-through. I’ve been designing my blog since I started, and after tweeking a couple pre-made layouts, I’ve become pretty good at coding. Photoshop is also the love of my life. I don’t know what I would do without it. I’m glad I took a graphic design class in high school, even if my teacher was a major stoner!

  3. Suzanne permalink
    May 28, 2010 11:52 pm

    Like the new header! It is good to keep things fresh and change it up every once in a while.

  4. May 24, 2010 11:26 pm

    You fellas, visitors and mos def my partner in crime Swagg are welcomed, doing your own designs(of any kind) can be challenging and rewarding all on the same note + its cost effective thats for sure…not that we would every give up on our current designer.

    knowing a bit more challenges our skill levels…anybody that knows me personally know I LOVE A CHALLENGE! they keep the mind growing. From ad’s, banners, airbrushing, webpages just toy around to see what comes to mind.

  5. May 24, 2010 11:05 pm

    im definately going to check GIMP out dlewis, thanks friend. i like to play around with photos quite a bit. it would be cool if i can learn a little, then if i need to tweek something i can just click click click and its done.
    webi thanks for giving me and our friends something that can make our online and blogging experience a bit more fun!

  6. Fplfstr1 permalink
    May 24, 2010 8:00 pm

    Ay hope you are not getting rid of the bangin ladies in the current design thats a dope piece of artwork.

  7. Tam permalink
    May 24, 2010 2:22 pm

    Either way your blog site will be a sight to see, the idea’s, effort and time that all of you have put into it is amazing. Not all things can be handled when one might want so having that know-how is a blessing.

    Creativity blooms from within just as a flower would, grant your talents the soil it needs for growth then watch as a seedling stretches up as a brilliant bouquet that will do nothing short of dazzle the on-lookers.

  8. Kaoki Shiki permalink
    May 24, 2010 2:07 pm

    Thanks for all those links. Very interesting.

  9. Fplfstr1 permalink
    May 24, 2010 1:38 pm

    Kelly looking very good in this, yeah kin folks bring out the other honies. let them skill back out and get it poppin, yall can do great things

  10. dlewisharris permalink
    May 24, 2010 11:17 am

    Good read… I actually came up with a logo about a week ago. I like it so much that I want to get it printed on a sweater or t-shirt so naturally I need to get it off the paper and onto the computer.

    I managed to do it, but instead of Photoshop, I used GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program)… Miles better than “MS Paint”, but not quite as good as Photoshop…. but its good free alternative… I’d recommend for design beginners (like myself :D)

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