When designing for a website or publication, it isn't necessary to pay for design software or sacrifice the man hours to create a high-quality layout. There are simple ways to simplify this process with easy-to-use alternatives.
Austin, TX (PRWEB) August 05, 2014
When designing for a website or publication, it isn't necessary to pay for design software or sacrifice the man hours to create a high-quality layout. There are ways to simplify this process with free, easy-to-use alternatives that enable anyone to quickly create professional and visually appealing images and design layouts.
Here, Shweiki Media Printing Company presents publishers with seven essential tips and tools for graphic and magazine design.
1. Use Envato Marketplaces' Online Tools To Create Digital Designs From Nothing
Envato Marketplaces offers eight different platforms to assist with everything from templates to stock footage. Every month, they give away a handful of Marketplace items for users download and use. But it's important to hurry, as each freebie is only downloadable for the month that it is awarded.
2. Access Photos For Download or Publication With Freedigitalphotos.net
A frequent problem for many is needing photos but being faced with copyright limitations. Fortunately, Freedigitalphotos.net allows users to bypass this issue and download premium stock photos and illustrations for websites, advertising materials, newspapers, magazines, ebooks, book covers and pages, music artwork, software applications and much more--all at no cost. The images are high quality and produced by a community of professional stock photographers and digital illustrators.
3. Spruce Up Design With Vector Graphics From Vecteezy
Users can download high-quality Vector graphics for free from Vecteezy, where they will find find ready-made pieces such as Vector Icons, Vector Patterns, Vector Swirls, Flourishes and other cool stuff to enhance designs and creativity.
4. Create Logo Designs Using Logo Genie
Logo Genie aims to help small companies create quality logos on a minimal budget by providing a free online logo design system. The logo design engine allows users to create logos without going through a design company. Their tool is easy to use and costs nothing, and the results are amazing.
5. Brush Up On Graphic Design Skills With Free Online Classes
Education Portal details which specific online graphic design courses are offered by real schools and helps users discover which courses are available, what topics they cover, and which ones lead to real college credit. The future starts now!
6. Avoid Paying For Fonts
For those looking for just the right typeface to complement their design, there are tons of websites for downloading fonts. It is, of course, important to keep in mind that the authors always appreciate a donation for their work, but the donation is by no means a requirement and one doesn't have to pay to use the fonts. One can simply browse, download, install and use! DaFont and Font Squirrel, are recommended by the team at Shweiki.
7. Use Canva For One-Stop-Shop Design
Canva provides users with everything they need to easily turn ideas into stunning designs by using a tool that makes design simple for everyone. One can create designs for web or print, including blog graphics, presentations, Facebook covers, flyers, posters, invitations and so much more. With hundreds of images, fonts, backgrounds, layouts, and even photo editing tools available at no cost, it's easy to create fun, professional designs. Canva even has tutorials for using all of the tools available, plus more video lessons for learning design tips and tricks. From designing birthday cards to websites, Canva can be a designer's best friend.
With these tools, in no time, anyone can create a variety of clean, simple and professional-looking designs to promote a business.
Check out more design tools for publishers and tools to improve print and website design at Shweiki.com!
Shweiki Media's mission has always been to help publishers improve by providing the most profitable, hassle-free printing experience possible. This includes guaranteeing the highest quality product, exceptional customer service, world-class communication, an on-time guarantee, and no surprises--whether printing magazines, postcards, flyers or anything else.
As a printer and publisher, Shweiki Media also believes that this hassle-free experience includes making their clients better. Utilizing relationships with industry experts, Shweiki Media strives to educate clients and help them thrive in the exciting world of publishing--while having lots of fun along the way!
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