Image Processing

Creating a logo: tips and helpful software

Create your own logo: tips for logo design

A logo serves as a figurehead for a company or a brand: it symbolizes the corporate identity and leads the target group to create a positive association between image and brand. As a result, every brand and every company should have a suitable logo. When creating your own logo, previous experience in image editing is not necessary – although it is very helpful when turning your concept into your...

What does a good logo look like? A new study

Branding: how effective are the best-known logos

We are constantly surrounded by company logos: but just how closely do we actually look at these graphics? A study titled ‘Branded in Memory’ has gone ahead and tested this: how well can people draw a well-known logo from memory? Over 150 men and women, young and old, attempted this and in part managed to achieve very good results. The main take away was that basic structure and strong colors are...

How to create the perfect style guide for your website

Web style guides – a detailed design concept for your website

Fixed guidelines about design and branding are essential for a professional and serious web presence. Companies usually outline these in what’s known as a style guide. These serve as outlines for web designers and editors, and have the aim of presenting companies or institutions as one single entity across all media – including their website and social media accounts. But what does this actually...

Basics of web design: design and color scheme

The basics of web design - part 3: design and color scheme

Many users are often unaware of what exactly goes into making an aesthetically appealing website. But most successful websites follow some basic principles to ensure that a unified design adheres to a basic theme or message that is to be conveyed to the viewer. These questions and more influence the site’s conception: What effects do certain colors bring about? What should you be mindful of when...

Photo editing software: testing free tools

Testing the best free photo editing software

If you want to edit images, you don’t always need to pay for a pricey tool like Photoshop. The market offers various image processing programs that are both free and highly functional. As well as classic desktop programs, online applications are playing an increasingly important role. But how do you find the software that best suits your needs? Our guide provides you with information and tips...

Image editing apps: the best mobile photo tools

Image editing: the best apps for iOS and Android

For many years now, optimizing images on a smartphone or tablet has been viewed as just another step in the photography process. With digital technology becoming ever more sophisticated, photo-editing apps that can be installed directly on mobile devices look and perform in an increasingly similar manner to their desktop predecessors, saving users from the tedious task of editing on a PC. But what...

Free alternatives to Adobe InDesign

Free Adobe InDesign alternatives

For creatives and those who are aspiring designers, many programs from Adobe make up a key part of their standard equipment. InDesign is a very popular tool with large publishing houses as well as smaller publishers thanks to its huge range of functions. But quality (and name) come at a price: monthly fees put a hole in the cash register, especially for small companies and self-employed designers....

Social Media | Pinterest for businesses

Pinterest for businesses

It would be a serious mistake not to take Pinterest seriously as a marketing platform. While it may look like an extensive photo album of recipe ideas, DIY tutorials, and dream holiday destinations, the truth is that the social media site can offer a valuable service: generating referral traffic for your company website. Brands can therefore use the platform to curate their image and attract new...

Finding the right Instagram strategy for your business

Instagram for businesses, part 2: strategy and planning

Finding success on Instagram — if unknown members of the public can expand their follower base and become famous influencers in just a couple of months, it seems like it should be easy for a business to do the same. But there’s more to creating a successful Instagram account than just posting pretty pictures. To gain many long-term followers and lots of interactions it takes hard work and...

Everything you need to know about design patents

Design patents: protecting your design idea

Ever wondered why no products ever have the same shape and ornamentation, even when it comes to everyday items like toilet paper or bottles of beer? The answer lies in design patents. They may be less common than traditional utility patents, copyrights, or trademarks, but design patent applications have led to many high-profile court cases in recent years. But what exactly are design patents, how...