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I’m still participating in the August Break 2013 photo challenge and it’s really fun! I noticed that a lot of the daily prompts can relate back to pictures of my son 🙂 Yeah I know, I’m one of those moms that posts endless pictures of her kid. Ok well maybe I don’t post that many!
What you probably don’t know about me is that I had waited a very long time for this kiddo, so he really is quite precious to me. I hope you don’t mind, I do post photos of other things too 😉 and if you care to see, I’ve been sharing them on my Facebook page or you can follow my Instagram account too.
If you haven’t checked out the August Break 2013, it’s worth doing so if you’re on Instagram. Just do a search for #augustbreak2013 and you’ll find a ton of inspiring photographs. I figure it’s only going to help my creativity. How are you expanding your creativity these days?
So here’s something I’ve been struggling with. Sometimes I come across some really cool things that are Photoshop* related and I don’t post them because I guess I’ve been assuming you guys don’t work much with Photoshop, but then I realized “Hey, I actually have NO idea if you guys do or not” so I’m asking you straight out:
What you would consider your level of Photoshop ability to be? Do you use it at all? If not, do you use any other image editing software? And if you don’t use any at all, is it because you are intimidated by using one? I would super appreciate it if you’d let me know in the comments because this will better help me determine what sorts of things I should be sharing with you. Thanks!
Ok. So now on to the cool stuff!
My latest posts:
That’s all that’s new this week other than this post, but check out a few from the archives if you haven’t yet:
Free stuff I’ve found on the interwebs this week:
These free stock photos are available until Sunday I believe. You’ll need to create an account at each site if you don’t have one already but I think it’s highly worth it for the free weekly downloads. Stockpile those things! Click the images to go to the downloads. Please read the terms before using any stock photos and be sure you are using them legally.
Nice social media icon and sidebar title downloads from The Wonder Forest:
Free Blogging Resources:
This one is an older article but I recently rediscovered it. It’s written by Pugly Pixel‘s Katrina over at A Beautiful Mess and talks about 10 Blog Layout Tips to avoid common layout mistakes. I couldn’t agree more!
Free Font Categories Cheat Sheet to pin to your Typography boards
Did you know that the more images you have on your blog, the longer it takes to load the page? That’s why it’s best to minimize the file sizes of your images as much as possible. Well this amazing tool I found this week called Kraken does just that for free WITHOUT losing image quality! Oh yeah! Check it out: https://kraken.io/ It’s super easy to use too.
And if you haven’t already, don’t forget to download my free ebook 3 Ways to ROCK Your Blog Design Now!
Lovely Blog Crush:
A very simple fashion magazine design on Jamy’s blog. This style is quite common now and I’m really digging the minimalism.
The header on this blog is beautiful and simple, as is the color palette!
And another lovely blog using the increasingly popular herringbone pattern.
Lovely Blog Themes I Find:
Ok this isn’t really a funny as much as it is an homage to Friday. Happy Friday everyone!!
Ok all, don’t forget to let me know in the comments your thoughts on my question above about Photoshop* and image editing software. It’ll really help me customize my posts for you. Thanks!!
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