A page construction crash course: How to create consistent layouts

The type area creates a specific impact of the printed material or screen layout. So when you start your design, it is wise to give some consideration to the type area and the principles of page layout. In the following, we will explain the different methods and present free templates for download.

How to merge PDF files quickly and free of charge

Unfortunately, many freeware tools are unable to combine multiple PDF files and the frequently needed function often requires a paid “Pro” or “Premium” version. In our practice guide we will demonstrate how to merge PDF documents with and without tools.

How to crop images in Photoshop – Basics Tutorials

Photoshop provides a wide set of advanced editing options such as adjusting colour, retouching image areas or text overlay. But sometimes a photo just needs to be cropped for a perfectly balanced composition. The Crop tool is a useful and simple function to resize photos to custom dimensions or to specific values. In this tutorial, you will learn how to crop your photos to the desired size quickly and easily.

Head-turning poster fonts

Fonts for posters and large-format advertising have to be bold and easy to read. Ideally, they should be legible from a distance to draw maximum attention to the message. Read on to learn which free fonts meet these criteria.

Cinemagraphs: How to create animated photos for successful advertising

The art of cinemagraphs is currently being rediscovered as a popular medium for advertisers. The animated pictures create a stunning WOW effect for little money. They bring photos to life by incorporating moving elements. In this article you will learn how to get photos in motion and which advertising channels are ideal to share cinemagraphs.

Useful photography apps: from subject planning to smart retouch

Apple and Google offer a variety of photo and image editing apps in their stores. There are many practical apps for photographers to prepare a shooting, provide tips, inspiration and support. Smart image editing apps are even capable of turning a flawed photo into an acceptable shot.

How to smooth edges in Photoshop – Basics Tutorial

Selecting and extracting elements such as people or objects is one of the basic functions in Photoshop. However, when done in a hurry, the edges may not be detected properly and look jagged and pixelated as a result. Photoshop provides some useful setting options to soften the transition between edge pixels. In this tutorial, you will learn how to use them.

Adored by children and adults: outlined fonts

Most children do not enjoy long waits at the restaurant table or in the doctor’s waiting room. Keep your children entertained and make waiting fun with free colouring pictures and fonts.

Rotating PDFs: Adjusting the view and format in a breeze

Your PDF file is upside down, shows white edges or does not have the desired size? No problem! In our practice guide, we will show you how to rotate PDF documents quickly and easily – with or without an online tool.

How to sharpen photos with the high pass filter – Photoshop Basics Tutorial

Edit your photos to create stunning images and upgrade holiday shots or smartphone photos with the sharpening function. In this tutorial, you will learn how to use the high pass filter to sharpen photos you have taken and find the optimal sharpness level for your subject.