Sizzlin’ Summer Savings for National Eat Your Beans Day

In honor of #NationalEatYourBeansDay, I must say that I do love to eat beans. Preferably old fashioned baked beans like Grandma used to make. Or fresh from the garden green beans come in as a close second favorite.

It has been an acquired taste that came with age, though. I couldn’t stand the thought of eating beans as a child. But now, #yummy!

Did you know there are some 40k varieties of legumes? Only a handful have made their way into the culinary mainstream. Yet, they are chock full of protein and good for you vitamins. 

If you are willing to brave the bean, check this recipe for Black Bean Quesadilla.

Meanwhile, July also brings Sizzlin’ Summer Savings from Dina’s Desktop with #BOGOs or 25% OFF print design, PLUS 50% OFF SPECIALS all month long! 

#foodie #smallbusinessgraphicdesign

​SNAP a memory, GET a Sizzlin’ Summer Savings.

​SNAP a memory, GET a Sizzlin’ Summer Savings. 

25% OFF editing, restoration & retouching by Dina’s Desktop Multimedia Design.

THIS WEEK ONLY for #nationalcameraday 

BONUS for #do-it-yourselfers with free online editing at pixlr.

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Sizzlin’ Summer Savings for #nationalcampingmonth

Sizzling Summer Savings for #nationalcampingmonth

50% OFF Event Flyers THRU JULY from Dina’s Desktop Promo “CAMP.” 

BONUS FREEBIE at http://npmaps.com
#camping #graphicdesign 

​Sizzling Summer Savings for #nationalorangeblossomday

Sizzling Summer Savings for #nationalorangeblossomday.

Book a dessert menu or flyer for your goodies from Dina’s Desktop at 50% THRU JULY. Promo code “orange.”

BONUS – Recipe at https://goo.gl/ozav4y.

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Sizzling Summer Savings for #nationalbeauticianday

For the shear love of all things hair, style and wisdom. Sizzling Summer Savings for #nationalbeauticianday – Book a Brochure or business card design for your salon services from dinasdesktop at 50% OFF – THRU JULY. 

Promo code “beauty.” 

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Independence Day Savings!

Good design will cost ya, so GET YOUR INDEPENDENCE DAY DEAL at Dina’s Desktop Multimedia Design. 25% OFF “FOR PRINT” design in July.  

Promo “FREEDOM” 

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Ask The Designer: Negative Space?

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Embrace negative space

The proper use of negative space is often overlooked by beginner and advanced designers alike. What is negative space (or “white space”)? It’s the space in your design that’s not occupied by any visual or written element. A design piece that doesn’t incorporate enough negative space is like a sentence with no spaces – itisdifficulttocomprehend.

Jan Tischold, one the most influential typographers in history, stresses this importance: “White space is to be regarded as an active element, not a passive background.” The effective use of negative space is just as crucial as the design itself. Don’t believe me? It’s scientifically proven that white space improves legibility and comprehension. Consider white space at every stage of your design.

Try It Yourself

Learning to effectively use white space won’t happen overnight. You’ll have to try out many different options to find what works for each design. First, I’d recommend reading some of the articles on this reading list, compiled by David Kadavy of Design For Hackers. Then, try and put some of these theories into action.

Remember, there’s no hard-and-fast rule to using white space. It takes practice. Eventually, you’ll find that exercises in resizing elements in your composition and changing the layout will lead to a natural understanding of the amount of breathing room required.

Source: http://worldguruonline.com/want-to-teach-yourself-design-8-tips-tricks-for-beginners/

Images: Google search

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Ask The Designer: Feedback Cliches?

 

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Rest assured, graphic designers are professionals and can handle your criticisms.  We do realize that you won’t find everything flowers and sunshine on the first few drafts.  However, we did sweat and cry over that project, so just please be considerate.  And be specific.  Vagueness, cliches or overused feedback simply doesn’t help. If I hear “make it pop” one more time, really I just might pop a cap! Okay, maybe not quite.  But cliches can sure send my head into a spin.

Rather than saying, “make the logo bigger,” try using phrases such as, “The logo needs more emphasis.” Or “The logo is difficult to see.”  Solid feedback will endear you to your graphic designer as their best client ever and your design project will be all the more successful and strong.

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Ask the Designer: Things To Know

Find some great and quick advice for the creative by Adam Kurtz over at design sponge in his article; 8 Things Every Creative Should Know.

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Ask The Designer: Why Copyright?

Why is ownership of a graphic design important, anyway?

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It’s a given that the client will usually want exclusive usage rights for custom designs when branding their identity. While stock designs have a generic appeal and are available to multiple users.

Very much like buying real property such as a car or a home, title is everything. Ownership of a graphic design’s rights allows freedom of its use. It can be used where and when needed without infraction to copyright law.

Designers may like to reuse some of their creations in future projects and thereby would not be willing to release the rights. At least, not without reasonable compensation. Many may barter for royalty fees in lieu of transfer of rights. However, custom logos are rarely suited to other applications and transfer of rights is typically incorporated into the cost.

Bottom line is, it’s about the bottom line.  Paying extra for full usage rights makes the design uniquely yours.

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