It’s time for the Weekly Mash Up again. This week’s Mash Up has 11 articles about design, photography, blogging, SEO, social media, and inspiration wide-angle photography.
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Design / Photography – Photoshop Tutorials
“Photoshop is the basic requirement of a designer and that’s why designers all around the world regularly look for the tutorials that can help them in polishing their Photoshop skills. Today showcase is for photographer’s lovers. We collected 33 unique photography tutorials that enhance your skills. Photography field is most emerging industry now days. Now, you can learn and master yourself in different areas of photography.”
“In this tutorial, we’ll look at how to take basic markup and transform it into an attractive typographical design using only minimum images, pure CSS3 magic and we will spice things up with lettering.js – a jQuery plugin for radical Web Typography.
To make things a bit interesting and less boring, instead of just using meaningless placeholder text I will use text from Jules Verne’s “Moon-Voyage” book, chapter X. The Observers of the Moon. So, let’s get started.”
“Graphics and business-related software are key for graphic or web design because they will help you stay creative and organized. Below you can see 20 important tools that any designer should know about.”
“This article is about the differences between pixel and vector-based designs but before going into details, I would like to give you an introduction to graphic design.”
“In today’s tutorial we’re going to start the process of learning Photoshop Lightroom from the ground up. Over the course of the seven article series, we’ll cover everything from setting up the application, right through to in-depth techniques for post-processing and organizing your work.
In this first piece, we’ll investigate the Lightroom interface, adjust basic preferences, and personalize the software for your own business. Ready to jump in? Let’s get started!”
“This post may seem very basic for those of you who are experienced at blogging and maintaining a website but I’ve been surfing a lot lately and I’ve come across several blogs and websites that could use a few tips on optimizing photos and graphics for the web. So for those of you who are ready to hit that back button, stick around and add your 2-cents. What are your best tips? Where do you get your photos for your blog?”
“Creating html emails is not as easy as most people think. This little thing may cause problems even to experienced coders who are working on a new layout on a daily basis. I know some of you are asking yourselves why on world would anybody invest time and resources in html emails. The answer to that is very simple: efficiency. According to a study, for every dollar invested in html email marketing, aprox. $40 came in return. You don’t have to be an economist to realize that this rate is extraordinary.”
“When consumers use keywords to search for your type of business, do the results point to your company or your competition? Because the right SEO keywords essentially grab potential customers by the wrist and lead them right to your business, it’s up to you to make sure you facilitate the meeting between the user and your website. Relevant keywords bump you to the top of search engine rankings; without targeted SEO keywords, you could be losing business 24/7.”
“Keeping your social media profiles updated is a key component to your success. If you want potential opportunities to come your way via social media channels, then your profile has to be current. This is especially true if you are using social media as part of your strategy to get a new job.”
“Over the last few months we’ve heard a lot of talk about how social signals are starting to influence rankings, but how powerful are those tweets really? Today I wanted to explore what we know so far, take a look at some examples, then push the envelope a bit with another test. Who’s with me? Ok, let’s do this.”
“As the name suggests, wide-angle photography refers to a specialized field that requires the use of wide angle lens. Wide angle lens differs from normal telephoto lens in terms of perspective and depth of field. With a wide angle lens (focal lengths 35mm and below), you will be able to fit a lot of things inside the frame while at the same time apply distortions to make the photograph interesting. However, shooting in wide angle lead to some complications.”