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Design- An Upcoming Field Designing is one field that does not just require the person to work hard in an attempt to succeed but also requires him or her to show the best amount of creativity they have got. Modern-day designing is considered to be an equitable share of both the hard work and creativity, […]

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Design- An Upcoming Field

Designing is one field that does not just require the person to work hard in an attempt to succeed but also requires him or her to show the best amount of creativity they have got. Modern-day designing is considered to be an equitable share of both the hard work and creativity, which has to be blended in a manner that works best for the designer.

Being an entirely Information technology-driven field, the importance of gadgets and technology in this field cannot be undermined. Therefore, all the designers are in a constant hunt of gadgets that can enable them to show their creativity at the maximum level, and that also enables them to get better outputs by putting in a variably lesser amount of effort.

Dream Gadgets

Now, when we are talking about the dream gadgets that every designer is looking for, then amidst the fancy names of products from companies like Apple, Wacom, etc. a common misconception that most people have in their mind is that these gadgets shall also be expensive when they are being expected to work exceptionally. But the fact is that useful and reliable gadgets for designers today are not that expensive.

Many companies have come out with superior quality gadgets that are also affordable when compared with other gadgets in the same category. Therefore, in this article, let us take a look at all those dream gadgets that are affordable and highly useful when it comes to the field of web designing.

Wacom Intuos3 Tablet

Wacom Intuos3 Tablet is a high-quality product that is enriched with all the important apps and allows the designers to quickly edit and perform the artwork on the gadget itself. Consisting of more than 100 designing software, including Adobe Photoshop and Corel painting, the Wacom Intuos3 is a great gadget to possess if you are a designer today.

For a more natural feel that enhances the flare while you are performing digital artwork, the company has come out with a pen tablet technology that makes the gadget handier and enables the user to use the gadget anytime they feel like and at any place they want to use it. The feature of Express Keys that have been included in the Wacom Intuos3 has been recognized and acknowledged by designers from all across the world.

These keys are finger sensitive and help in zooming in apart from simplifying many other uses for the designer. The software installed primarily in Wacom Intuos3 is such that it is customizable for the designer. This has allowed a wider field for freehand and independent working to the designers.

Apple iMac Pro

Apple has been regarded as the most superior company when it comes to the production and manufacturing of gadgets for designers. In recent times Apple iMac Pro has been bought by most of the designers to carry out their daily routine design work. It has a powerful 8 core, 3.2GHz core processor, and great battery life to sustain long hours of working for these designers.

Apart from its extremely powerful core, it has great designs and arguably the best graphics in the market today. Therefore, if you are a designer or an enthusiast who is willing to buy gadgets before entering the field of design, then Apple iMac Pro can be a great option for you.

Hard Drives

Hard drives with large storing capacity and that enable fast, and free file transfer is very important for designers. This is because designers today do not just work on projects for a particular company, and even if they are working with only a particular firm, then there may be many projects there that they have to undertake at the same time, indicating a large workload. The hard drives can be used for storing the rough as well as final in designs for all of these projects in one place. In all, life becomes simpler if you have a good and large capacity hard drive.

DSLR Cameras

For designers who are working with real-life images. The Position of good quality cameras is also very important. A DSLR camera, which is affordable and offers higher resolution, can be bought by the designer to enhance the picture quality of the subject that they are choosing to prepare the design.

You should choose a high-quality camera that has a lens kit that accompanies it so that you can obtain the best resolution for the image that you want to capture.

Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe Creative Cloud is a software that has been designed for professional designers today. Most professional designers God choosing to work on the Adobe Creative Cloud software itself. Although it is a paid service offered by Adobe, the professionals are still going in for the Adobe Creative Cloud software because of the range and enormity in the characteristics, which it is offering to its clients. You get to choose the Photoshop illustrator and many other tools that adobe has already minted in the form of different software, all at the same place.

iPad Pro with Apple Pencil

iPad Pro with Apple pencil can be said to be designed specifically for graphic designers today. Along with the best color coding’s on the screen, it has a monitor calibrator also, that enables the designer to see the colors in the best possible manner so that the final design can be implemented to give the utmost perfection. With the perfect blend of versatility along with a powerful processor, this gadget is a must-have if you want to become a designer in today’s times.

The Analysis

Ultimately, the choice of gadgets depends on the designer and his or her way of working. As stated earlier, any gadget that you are willing to possess should always be an affordable one with the best possible use as well. Gadgets can be “dream gadgets “ based on the utility they fulfill for you in particular. With the world evolving and technology advancing each day, you can expect a new gadget to release in the market every other day, but to prioritize your need and utility and then to buy a gadget will help in completing your dream compilation of gadgets.

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How to Create a unique Cross Processed Effect in Lightroom https://savedelete.com/design/how-to-create-a-unique-cross-processed-effect-in-lightroom/269189/ https://savedelete.com/design/how-to-create-a-unique-cross-processed-effect-in-lightroom/269189/#respond Thu, 16 Jan 2020 15:10:36 +0000 https://savedelete.com/?p=269189

Photography is so much more than taking pictures. It’s a craft that requires a lot of knowledge and skill to capture the essence of beauty in a photograph. To make your images even better than they are already, you might want to learn how to create a cross-processed effect in lightroom. This effect should add […]

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Photography is so much more than taking pictures. It’s a craft that requires a lot of knowledge and skill to capture the essence of beauty in a photograph. To make your images even better than they are already, you might want to learn how to create a cross-processed effect in lightroom. This effect should add a dash of intrigue to your pictures, as you will introduce shifts in colour, giving your photography another level of depth.

What is cross-processing?

Cross processing is considered to be part of alternative photography. It means processing a photographic film in a chemical solution that was intended for a different type of film. It is a little bit like putting a filter after you already took the picture, changing the colour scheme, and making your image unique. Cross processing started as a mistake of many photographers, but now it is the desired solution for picture editing. Fortunately, today you don’t have to mix chemicals any more. And to achieve this effect, all you need to have is full lightroom presets collection and a little bit of patience.

Why would you want to do it?

Well, the most crucial advantage of this effect is the element of surprise. You can also use colour to hide something or make a single part stand out. It is also a good way of impressing yourself. Taking pictures is all about what is your subject, but the way you edit is your signature. There are thousands of images of the same monuments and exciting people. You might want to make your photographs unique and show more than what an average photography amateur can do.

Cross processing curve

Let’s focus now on the process itself. Step one would be to upload your photo to your digital lightroom, like for example photoshop. Then you need to find in settings an option that allows you to create and manage curves. You will most probably find it in the presets menu. Create a new layer of curves. Choose this as your basic starting point for the picture.

Red adjustment

Next step towards a cross-processed effect is to make your picture less harsh looking. You might notice that adding another curve layer changed your view dramatically. It probably already looks better, but it may be too artificial to the eye now. You can quickly fix that by adjusting your RGB channels, starting with the red one. Go to the red channel and create another curve layer that will have a gentle letter “S” shape. But if you want to experiment a little bit, try different shapes as well.

Green adjustment

Add yet another curve adjustment layer, but this time make changes to the green channel. If your image is not very heavy on green, you can skip that step and go to another colour. However, if your photo is green heavy, lower your green input to your liking. Remember, that green is a colour of peace and hope, so you might not want to lower your green level too much.

Blue adjustment

Just as before, add a curves adjustment layer, creating the perfect blue effect on your screen. Lower or higher the input of blue to your picture. A pro tip for the photographs that include a pool of water, you might want to lower the input if you wish for your waterfall or lake to pop.

Burn-in overexposed features

Now, that all colour adjustments are made, it is time to take care of overexposed areas of your image. Even though, exposure is something you want to achieve with cross-processing, as with everything you don’t want it to be too much. To expose just enough, use a burn tool and make sure to darken specific areas of your photo. You might want to opt for a large brush and gently balance your picture in places that need a little burning. But don’t burn too much, you are looking for uniqueness, and you do not want to risk altering the colour cast of your photograph.

Overlay layer

After you are done with colour alterations, let’s add an overlay layer. Copy and paste your entire picture to make a new layer. Then, change your layer blending mode to Overlay, and move to the next step.

The opacity change

You must have noticed that by adding an overlay layer, you added a little bit of depth and shine to your photo. Next natural step is to reduce both the fill and opacity coverage by half, to give your image more subtleness.

Make it flat

The final step on your lightroom edit journey is to flatten your picture. Once you do it, you are all done. And in front of you, there is a beautiful picture with a unique cross-processed effect.

Cross processing might seem like a complicated process. But when you follow the steps listed here, you will end up with a colourful, bright photo with a little bit of surreal touch. Going through this process is the essence of creativity in photography. Also, your speed in editing will rapidly increase with more experience. So put some time in, and have fun inside your digital lightroom. And there is no chance that you will repeat the exact same effect. The cross-processed effect has the advantage of being unique for every picture, once you play with it a little bit. This is a step towards becoming a photography pro, take it.

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In this article, we are going to list the best free landscape design software tool available online. All these landscape design software has been nominated the best by the users. Who hasn’t watched an episode of a home flipping or home renovation TV show and wanted to immediately find a contractor to help reimagine their […]

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In this article, we are going to list the best free landscape design software tool available online. All these landscape design software has been nominated the best by the users.

Who hasn’t watched an episode of a home flipping or home renovation TV show and wanted to immediately find a contractor to help reimagine their living spaces indoors and outdoors?

Plans are a must for any landscape project. Pen and pencil can only get you so far. The landscape design software is designed specifically to help homeowners take their ideas and make them a fact.

Landscape design software is valuable for two reasons: it streamlines the design process and collaborates on projects and encourages realistic outdoor area representation.

Whether you’re a Novice homeowner who wants to renovate their garden, or a skilled landscape architect, planner, or contractor, landscape design tools will help you forecast prices, digitize designs, and align with other online CAD software and BIM apps.

The best of the well-known landscape design solutions out there — VizTerra, for starters, or the entire spectrum of Idea Range. And best of all, many of those free programs either come in a mobile application type or are browser-based, which is handy when it comes to printing out or uploading landscape design plans online.

Free landscape design apps often provide identical-though much more restricted-functionality as professional software for landscape design. Exposure to a catalogue or collection of books, hardscapes and plants is an excellent function that crops up in both free and paid editions. Additionally, some of the free landscape design solutions featured in the list below even give access to landscapers and contractors ‘ materials producers and/or networks.

For each product we provide: 

  • an overview 
  • Highlighted features 
  • Free and paid options details 

We have included: 

  • G2 Crowd star rating reviews for products with G2 Crowd 
  • verified user reviews highlighting what users like and dislike 
  • user recommendations for these considering the product

The list that we have outlined here includes any landscape design solution with a free offer available. It should be remembered that this does not cover items that are only momentarily safe, for example, restricted preview options for new users. We can only support one individual or one initiative, but they are services that are truly free. However, scaling often demands full investment.

Sketchup 

SketchUp provides the tools to plan, develop, and make their designs a reality for artists, designers, builders, and engineers. SketchUp Free is SketchUp Pro’s free, web-based Version. Users can draw 3D on any web browser with SketchUp Free. The software also allows free SketchUp files to be exchanged and partnered with CAD project management platform Trimble Connect, project management, and collaboration application geared to the construction industry. Landscape designers can leverage SketchUp Free to turn their initial models into a design file full of dimensions and context.

Free option:

  • SketchUp free is a modelling tool based Web-browser version.
  • SketchUp is also free for schools, but can only be downloaded via the G Suite for Education platform, and its files can only be stored on Google Drive.

Paid option

SketchUp Pro is the tool’s software version; it is more efficient, more customizable, and more shareable. The non-expiring license costs $695, but you can try a free version.

Features

  • 3D Modeling 
  • Trimble Connect 
  • Rendering 
  • Support for most Web browsers and operating systems

Pro Landscape, Free Landscape Design Software

PRO Landscape design program offers architects with digital modelling, Modelling, 3D visualization, and client application design tools to satisfy landscape design project specifications. PRO Landscape Home is PRO Landscape’s “light,” non-commercial edition for homeowners. PRO Landscape Home is a mobile application that can be used on both devices running IOS, Android, and Amazon. Although the PRO Landscape Companion App is a free application, it is only free for those who have already downloaded the advanced program for designing landscapes.

Free version

PRO Landscape Home is the free, “lite” PRO Landscape version. For both iOS and Android, the Companion App is free to download. Nonetheless, for those who have already downloaded PRO Landscape, it is only optional.

Paid version

PRO Landscape: $1,496 Custom-quoted education pricing is eligible for PRO Landscape

Features

  • Creation of photographic imaging and CAD designs
  • the object image library
  • Plant database lookup function “Find a Professional”

Kerkythea

Kerkythea is a free, open-source modelling software that allows users to create architectural models and drawings through a complete staging framework. It was developed as a potent SketchUp plug-in. Kerkythea can be used by architecture practitioners as well as educational institutions, as consumers do not need to spend any money on licensing applications.

Free option

  • Free to download

 Paid option

  • N/A

    Features

  • Provides a special framework for making Global lighting 
  • rendering engine 
  • Provides a catalogue of products, plants, photographs of the ecosystem

Showoff.com, Free Landscape Design Software

Showoff.com is a combination of an MLS real estate marketplace and a blog that has design tips and layouts on it. The website provides an online service called the Visualizer that helps you design your dream house and garden and then provides tips and consultation for the Showoff.com community. The Visualizer is a free application of software which can be mounted on Windows operating systems.

Free option

Paid option

  • N/A

Features

  • Database of elements, photos, setups, and materials
  • Community forum 

Lands design

Lands Design is free software that releases a new beta version every 90 days, with feedback and update features and error fixing. Lands Development is a plugin for 3D modelling technology Rhino to develop landscaping. With Lands Design, landscape designers can build accurate 3D images, virtual tours to better represent their clients ‘ final environment, and draw on a large plant, treetop, and urban furniture collections.

Paid option

  • Not available

Free option

  • Only in Beta mode

Features

  • Plant species database
  • Freeform landscape modelling 
  • Virtual tour creator 
  • AutoCAD file supporting tool editing

Arborgold

Arborgold is a comprehensive solution for service-based businesses in customer management, job scheduling, and business management. Recently, Arborgold rolled out a free online landscape design tool that allows customers to create 2D landscape designs to present them. The free tool Arborgold can be used to create and save designs by both professionals and homeowners. Such plans can be added to comprehensive landscape ideas for practitioners.

Free option

Paid option

Arborgold’s paying services go beyond simple solutions for landscape design; they are detailed solutions for operation/business management

  • Sprout: $59/month
  • Entrepreneur: $99/month
  • Premium: $149/month
  • Ultimate: $179/month

Features

  • Job site illustrations
  • Library of plants, lighting, and hardscape
  • Import of photos and geo-satellite images
  • Freehand drawing

Plan a Garden

Plan-a-Garden is the online space planning tool for Better Homes & Garden, targeted to homeowners and interior planners from DIY. This is counted among the best free landscape design software tools. Plan-a-Garden allows you to imagine the dreams for remodelling before turning them over to a skilled contractor.

Free Choice

  • Online browser-based application 

Paid Alternative 

  • N / A

 Compatibility 

  • Plant and Hardcover website

Garden Planner

Garden Planner is an easy to use tool for the garden and landscape design. It provides a drag-and-drop interface for users to help arrange the visual elements of your design. The design platform for Garden Planner is versatile and facilitates a simulated walkaround 3D ride.

Free option

  • There is a free license for charities, for non-profits and for schools.

Paid option

  • One-time fee of $46

Features

  • Plant catalogue and entity symbols 
  • Drag-and-drop GUI 
  • Enables field notes 
  • Free future updates

iScape App

iScape is an application designing landscapes that help homeowners, professionals, and product retailers design and collaborate in the design of living spaces. You will imagine the end product specifically with iScape before embarking on any landscape design ventures. Currently, iScape is only available via iOS.

Free option

  • Free iOS device, can allow purchases made in-app.

Paid option

  • Not applicable

Features

  • Easy to use design tools 
  • Sharing capabilities Image, plant and materials database
  • Provides inventory availability via iScape partners

13 Best Free Landscape Design Software Tools in 2019

DreamPlan Home Design is a software for home and landscape design that helps homeowners and professionals visualize completed designs before redesigning. DreamPlan embraces home and floor designs, landscape and garden plans, and interior design plans for the house. DreamPlan provides users with a user-friendly interface, which makes drafting designs easy for anyone at any skill level.

Free version

  • Free for all

Paid version

  • It is available for $40

Features

  • Blueprint view mode 3D and 2D rendering
  • Supports both Windows and Mac operating systems

Marshalls

Marshalls provides the UK with landscape goods, especially paving items and accessories. Counted as the best free landscape design software, the site offers an online tool for the design of landscapes: Marshalls Garden Visualizer. Landscape Visualizer offers a downloadable landscape planner for consumers. This limits the scope of the landscape design with which you may be using it, but it allows you to construct a 3D model that will allow you to transform every part of your environment.

Free option

  • This link is free to download but only on Firefox or Safari browsers.

Paid option

  • N/A

Features

  • Easy
  • 3D visualization Catalog of paving goods and materials 
  • The network of licensed installers

Terragen

Terragen allows the design, creation, and animation of true, natural surroundings. Terragen’s most applications are for the production of TV and film, as well as for visual effects. And while Terragen is a touch more robust — since it is a practical, natural environment rendering tool— than other applications for landscape design, users are encouraged to bring photorealistic landscapes into whatever design you make.

Free version

  • There is a free licensing option available for educational use, at registrations@planetside.co.uk upon request.

Paid version

  • Terragen 4 Creative: $349
  • Terragen 4 Professional: $699

Features

  • Realistic environment interface
  • Realistic lighting uses item creation by the terrain editor

Designer Buddy | Best Free Landscape Design Software

Designer Buddy is a free software building open source landscape. It is built on top of the OpenOffice Draw software, which allows for the incorporation of landscape photographs into 2D drawings. OpenOffice Draw is one of the OpenOffice modules of Apache, which allows simple diagrams and dynamic 3D illustrations to be produced.

Free option

  • Free to download

Paid option

  • N/A

Features

  • The ability to scale
  • Layers (similar to Photoshop)
  • Library of plants, hardscapes, and materials

Fully free solutions–not just software that offers free trials or demos–are scarce for both professional landscape designers and homeowners who have a landscape design itch. If you are willing to go barebones, however, the aforementioned free landscape design tools are useful for the early stages of your landscape design journey.

Prepare yourself for just what your specifications are, whether you want collaboration features, and which integrations or third-party apps help such free tools. If you recognize the items “must-have,” “easy-to-have,” and “do – not-need,” you will be in a very good position to narrow down the options and choose the best free environment.

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When it comes to making an impact digitally, you often need beautiful posters. From PowerPoint presentation for businesses, educational projects or activist campaigns, or even marketing posters, everyone needs a great tool to design aesthetically beautiful posters. At present, there are numerous tools online which assist you in creating such posters online. Among one of […]

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When it comes to making an impact digitally, you often need beautiful posters. From PowerPoint presentation for businesses, educational projects or activist campaigns, or even marketing posters, everyone needs a great tool to design aesthetically beautiful posters.

At present, there are numerous tools online which assist you in creating such posters online. Among one of the best tools is DesignCap poster maker.

DesignCap

It is essentially a website which allows you to create your own custom posters as well as flyers quickly. Hence, with the help of this website, anyone can create brilliant posters online, without any cost. It doesn’t require any professional design skill whatsoever.

In another way, this online poster maker helps you in creating professionally stunning posters quite quickly. It even helps you to make your own creativity count. There are numerous bloggers, people and organizations that need professional posters. So, you can easily make your own poster, save a few bucks and make attractive looking posters and flyers.

About the Company

DesignCap is created by a company named Pearlmountainsoft. This company has essentially focused on research as well as the development of graphic design software, way back since 2006. It has more than a decade of experience in software and graphic design development. Its aim is to create professional photo editing as well as graphic design capability duly accessible to each and every one.

Working of DesignCap

After you reach their homepage, it is quite effortless to get started. In front, there is a big orange button which is labelled “Make a Free Poster or Flyer”. Simply click on that button and you are directed to the page where you can design your poster or flyer and start your creative work.

When you go to the design page, you will see the straightforward format present on the page’s left side. You will see photo, templates, clipart, text and background.

Templates – Numerous templates are available for you to choose from, and you can even customize them as per your liking. The models come in a different set size.

Photos – Add your own photos directly from your computer. Essentially, in this particular section, you can simply add the photo from your own Facebook account and even search as well as add images from PIXABAY.

Text – DesignCap provides you with different styles to easily choose from, and even allow you to add headings along with sub-headings as well as body text.

Clip-Art – It contains clipart in different categories, and you can utilize the search feature in order to find the right one which suits your design.

Backgrounds – Its background section is quite excellent. You can easily check out various colours. No matter what type of purpose you have, whether to make a poster for a school project, business, public or eBook, you can find the right one here.

How to Customize

§ The crucial things is that all templates are completely customizable, meaning you can easily change the background, the images, the fonts, even the colours too.

§ It provides you with different clipart images like funny photos, icons, celebration images and much more. All of the clipart images are designed to meet all your requirements.

§ After selecting the necessary elements, you can easily choose an attractive text. In a poster, the text is the most important aspects as it expresses the position, purpose and theme of the sign.

§ Whenever you create any poster, note that makes the text lesser than intended and choose the colour quite wisely. It certainly makes a lot of difference.

After doing this, you can simply export to .png or .jpg formats. Also, you can even save the poster as small, to medium, to large or even x-large size and readily share to social media like Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and Pinterest. You can even print as well as save the project in order to load it later.

Benefits of DesignCap 

1. User-Friendly Poster Design Tool

This software doesn’t have any sort of steep learning curve that you need to go through to get completely acquainted with the entire system. It is essentially an easy-to-use platform which allows even novices to get the gist of making a poster in just under a few minutes. All that is needed is a short time to get familiar with the entire platform, and you can easily create professional posters as well as flyers in absolutely no time.

2. Online Platform

Different graphic design tools and software can easily take large space and resources that means you need to have much larger storage capacity along with powerful computers in order to run them. In case of this tool, it is essentially an online platform which doesn’t need you to install any software into the system. You don’t have to worry about lagging of the computer and bogging down of the system because of lack of space, or you don’t even have the adequate resources or necessary drivers or even the latest version.

3. Wide Spectrum of Customization and Editing Tools

It offers a rich set of different editing tools along with customizable elements which you can easily utilize to create posters as well as flyers which are completely tailored according to your business. You can simply adjust the font size, insert logos and images, use the colours of the company and much more, which gives you complete control over how the posters and flyers you make should actually look like.

Pros

  1. Ease-to-use Poster and Flyer Editor
  2. Online Platform
  3. Zero Cost Use
  4. No Signing Up needed
  5. Huge Template Library
  6. Flexibility of Background Colour 

Cons

  1. The size of the poster is fixed
  2. There is no way to contact through email, just contact through messages

Conclusion

When it comes down to designing a poster, it isn’t a tough task. However, if you aren’t a professional but a simple blogger or just a student than in that case, it is the free source to make the perfect poster the business.

DesignCap is easy to use and simply worth your time. It is the best choice for those who are searching for tools to make online posters for promoting products, events and reaching large potential audiences. Their useful assistant also assists you in doing this job with effectiveness. The key part of this online poster and flyer maker is that you don’t have to pay anything for the posters and flyers. It is completely free to use. In the end, its overall experience is quite excellent and worthy of your complete attention. Try it and let us know your view about DesignCap in the comment section.

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Quality assurance analysts, QA analysts, are the backbone of quality assurance in a variety of industries, from web development to app creation, health care and videogames. An analyst is a professional who is a problem solver. These professionals will analyze websites or software for potential issues. But their duties go well beyond testing. QA Analyst […]

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Quality assurance analysts, QA analysts, are the backbone of quality assurance in a variety of industries, from web development to app creation, health care and videogames. An analyst is a professional who is a problem solver.

These professionals will analyze websites or software for potential issues.

But their duties go well beyond testing.

QA Analyst Duties

Analysts are responsible for many tasks and duties. These professionals are problem solvers and testers who will be responsible for testing a variety of product factors, including:

  • Features
  • User experience

When analysts sit down with your site or software, they’ll be responsible for trying their best to break everything. The goal is to be able to break software or websites so that they can be fixed before they hit market.

Even products that are already on the market may have an analyst come in to conduct thorough testing.

Patches and major updates may also undergo testing to ensure that the end product is as high-quality and error-free as possible.

Testing to Break Software or Websites

Tools may be used along with manual testing in an effort to break software and websites. The goal is to break a product so that it can be fixed prior to being given to the end user. It’s important for software to be thoroughly tested so that it doesn’t malfunction during consumer use.

Manual testing will check for unique patterns that may break software.

Multiple clicks on a menu followed by a specific action may cause the software to lock up or exit. These behaviors are often not experienced when the developer is testing the product because they’re odd actions taken only by consumers.

But regular actions will also be tested.

The QA analyst will go through every feature checking to make sure that the feature meets the product’s guidelines and standards.

An analyst will:

  • Test
  • Test again
  • Break

When an issue occurs, the analyst will provide a detailed outline of how the issue occurred.

Documentation

Breaking software or websites requires in-depth documentation. The analyst will first have to follow a specific set of steps to be able to find a bug or issue with the software.

And these steps must be documented.

The initial bug will be tested again and again to ensure that it’s a recurring issue. If the bug is a recurring issue, documentation of how the bug occurred is provided to the developers. The developers will be able to recreate the flaw and patch the flaw.

QA analysts will conduct another round of tests to ensure that the flaw has indeed been corrected.

A test plan will be part of the overall process. While the plan is different than documenting a bug or issue with a site, it is a key part of the testing process. The plan will outline all of the necessary features and steps that will be followed during testing.

The plan may be deviated as needed when bugs or flaws are found.

Skills That May Be Needed

The skillset that is required of a QA analyst will vary depending on what the testing entails. An analyst may need to have experience in:

  • Project management
  • SQL and other databases
  • Java
  • Software development
  • A variety of programming languages

Of course, an analyst does not need to master all of the points above. The tester will be trained to develop the skills needed to break into the field.

Oftentimes, patching these issues will create an array of new problems or bugs. All of these issues must be tested afterwards to ensure a smooth user experience.

What Issues and/or Items May Be Tested?

Each project will have its own items or issues that must be tested. But a general idea of what a QA analyst will have to test is:

  • Access the functionality of the product to ensure that the function meets the goals of the project guidelines
  • Analyze the performance of the product to find any issues
  • Test the functionality and compatibility of the product
  • Check the compatibility of the software, site or app with other systems to ensure fluidity across multiple platforms
  • Follow a plan to find bugs or other issues
  • Ensure that the product’s UI is in correct formatting and uses the correct language

A localization expert may also be brought into the process to conduct or examine any translation work that has been performed. Cultural compatibility may also be performed, depending on the project, to ensure that the product meets the cultural needs of all users.

Internal audits will be conducted, and the analyst may also be asked to take part in an external quality audit.

Companies often outsource software testing to companies like QAwerk to bring a new, fresh perspective to a product. Third-party teams, with no emotional attachment to a product, can bring an unbiased look into a product or service.

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What is a clipart? And How You Used It https://savedelete.com/design/what-is-a-clipart-and-how-you-used-it/254596/ https://savedelete.com/design/what-is-a-clipart-and-how-you-used-it/254596/#respond Sun, 15 Dec 2019 17:32:40 +0000 https://savedelete.com/?p=254596 Red cartoon car on white background

Clipart, as it turns out, is a very useful thing, and many of us have used it at least once in a lifetime for various purposes. In fact, in order not to use complex and long definitions, a clipart can be called any image, which will then be used for something. This can be a […]

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Clipart, as it turns out, is a very useful thing, and many of us have used it at least once in a lifetime for various purposes. In fact, in order not to use complex and long definitions, a clipart can be called any image, which will then be used for something. This can be a full-fledged picture or a photograph that depicts several objects, but very often, this is only one object on a white background, which will then be combined with other ones.

Clipart is used mainly in design and printing, simplifying the work of people. Imagine that a designer needs to make an image with a bunch of butterflies. To draw each butterfly separately is just a nightmare, because it requires an exorbitant amount of time. And here the ready-made clipart comes in handy. In general, there are entire libraries where images of various topics are collected. And from such ready butterflies from libraries, as well as from his own selection of pictures, the designer will make his own collage.

In Clipart libraries you can easily download free clipart, and there is also no problem in gradually creating your own collection by collecting and cutting images. So, in clipart libraries you can find images on a variety of topics: happy family, dishes, animals, angels, benches, sad emotions, etc. Depending on the need, you can pick up absolutely everything. And it’s just very interesting to look at beautiful images and drawings. By the way about paid libraries, very often, for advertising, they put out some of their collections for public review, so you also need to look in there.

Even if you are not a designer, the clipart can be used as illustrations for your article or any other information on the site, as well as for collages not only in Photoshop, but also in ordinary life. But for this, of course, you will need a color printer, because black and white clipart is not very interesting.

It is also worth considering some of the features of the clipart that every designer knows. Namely, that it can be vector and raster. Vector is drawn using vectors, which is very logical. But its main feature is that the drawing can be stretched or reduced to any size, and it will not lose its quality. But the bitmap image weighs more, but when stretched a lot, it pixelized and, alas, loses its quality. But if you are not trying to create a billboard – this is not a problem.

What is vector clipart and where is it used?

Clipart is an important element that is used in the development of graphic design. It is a set of thematic pictures, or some kind of separate image. Specialists who are engaged in graphic design cannot do without a clipart. It is used by ordinary people to take original photos.

ClipArt’s surround us everywhere, we just don’t notice them. Such images can be found on clothing or outdoor advertising. Just no one even thinks that they are downloaded from the Internet.

Kinds of clipart

Clipart can be vector and raster. Most often, vector clipart is used by designers to create promotional products and print products. If you know how to use graphic editors, you can download this type of clipart on the Internet and make your own masterpiece.

The second option is widespread among ordinary users. It is of high quality, but with such a clipart it is difficult to work on old low-power computers. On the Internet you can also download a ready-made scrap kit, which is a kind of clip art. These are images of the same theme, cut along the contour. Branded scrapbook sets are a necessary and very useful thing, which is difficult to do without when designing.

How to choose a clipart?

On the network you can find clipart of various subjects: people; animals; funny images; nature and so on.

Just download the clipart and make the necessary changes, for example, add text.

Clipart may vary in theme and size. In order to create street advertising, you need a large image. For the design of business cards or small advertising booklets, ordinary pictures are also suitable. It is advisable that they be in high resolution. In this case, you can use them to create various printing products.

What is a clipart for?

Vector graphics greatly simplifies the work of designers and allows them to save their free time. Clipart is a reliable assistant in any design work. For example, an order was received for some unusual large project. To draw a single background, you need to spend several hours or even days. In addition, you still need to draw all the details. Vector images allow you to complete this amount of work in just a few hours.

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Top Simple Website Builder Expected In 2020 https://savedelete.com/design/top-simple-website-builder-expected-in-2020/245421/ https://savedelete.com/design/top-simple-website-builder-expected-in-2020/245421/#respond Wed, 27 Nov 2019 13:22:11 +0000 https://savedelete.com/?p=245421 top website builder

Are you looking forward to creating an online presence and reap the many benefits associated with digital marketing? Well, It is time you think of owning a website. You need not worry about many technicalities related to building and designing a website. Several website builders are out here to help you set up your website […]

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Are you looking forward to creating an online presence and reap the many benefits associated with digital marketing? Well, It is time you think of owning a website. You need not worry about many technicalities related to building and designing a website.

Several website builders are out here to help you set up your website in a matter of seconds. They include; Wix, Site builder, 8b Website Builder, Weebly, Bold grid, and Site 123 e.t.c. Unlike before, you don’t need vast knowledge in setting up and designing your website. You will be provided with different designs to customize your website as per your preference.

Hurry up and take advantage of this opportunity to grow your business.  2020 is almost here, and one thing we are proud of is the growing trend in the website designs. Some of these trends include; black and white palettes, serif font on the screen, video content and Chabot’s, and so on.  In the year 2020, we expect to see new trends.

What is 8b?

If you’re looking forward to owning a website, then look no further. 8b is an online website builder that can help you set up a website from scratch. In a twinkle of an eye, you will have created a stylish website at no cost.

You’ve no absolute excuse for failing to launch your online presence through the creation of a website.  This is because, on this platform, coding and designing skills are not necessary in coming up with a website. 8b program works online, and you can access it from any device at your convenient time. 

You have at least 18 templates to choose from, depending on your preference. Also, 8b supports the AMP Google platform, and it is possible to access the whole process from your smartphone.

Cutting edge templates

One thing that makes 8b simple website builder stand out from the rest is that you are provided with a variety of excellent and user-friendly templates.  These templates are easy to apply and ensure you’re able to customize your website as per your goals and objectives. Additionally, the templates are free of charge. This sounds good and makes this site the best platform to launch your website.

Creating a website

So are you wondering how to set up a website using the 8b simple website builder? Well, relax because, as we said earlier, the process is quick and straightforward. However, to achieve good results, you need to be keen in following all the steps required. Are you ready? Here are the key steps you need to follow when setting up your website.

The first step is to access the 8b simple website builder and click on “CREATE A NEW WEBSITE” tab on the top right corner of your screen. After which you will be taken to “Register” window immediately with an option of sign up. Create an account using either Facebook or Google account. All the other steps will be all about customizing your website according to your needs.

Step 1: Create a template

You need to choose a template for your website that attracts to your target audience. You need to be keen when selecting one.

To choose a template on the 8b online site builder, click “Select here” and choose a theme from the many templates provided. The good thing about this site builder is that you can find a template of any case.

After choosing the theme that you like, select the name that defines your work and click on the “Create site”.

Step 2: Designing your website

After creating the website, the next step will involve ensuring that you make the website presentable and more appealing to the audience.

 This will involve adding more content without necessarily changing the visual layout. You can add more sections to your website using the “Drag and drop option”. To perform this function, you need to scroll down and click on the plus (+) sign.

This will give you a list of sections you can apply. These sections include; Headers, Features, Contacts, Menus, Footers, Pricing Tables, Testimonials, Team section, Articles, Images, Videos, etc. You can click on the “Customize section” to bring changes to any block you choose.

By applying this setting, you can make changes on the Titles, subtitles, text, buttons, colors, overlay, opacity, paddings, and background, and so on. You can see more settings by clicking “Show all settings” at the bottom of the “Customize” button.

Step 3: Publish website

When you’re through with your website, it’s time to publish it, and with 8b online site builder, this is a simple and straightforward process. You need to click on the hamburger and then “Publish”. That’s all, your website has been published, and you will receive a congratulatory message.  You can edit your site by clicking on the “Back to edit” tab and make appropriate changes.

Benefits

1.      It is easy to use

2.      The interface is highly responsive and user-friendly.

3.      No ads.

4.      It provides free hosting.

5.      It has a variety of templates.

Conclusion

We have seen the many benefits coupled with the 8b online site builder. It is your responsibility to take advantage of this platform to grow your brand. Feel free to create and customize your website in a matter of seconds and at no cost.

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8 Essential Tips To Increase Your Business Website Efficiency https://savedelete.com/design/8-essential-tips-to-increase-your-business-website-efficiency/242538/ https://savedelete.com/design/8-essential-tips-to-increase-your-business-website-efficiency/242538/#respond Fri, 22 Nov 2019 08:08:21 +0000 https://savedelete.com/?p=242538 Website Efficiency

To increase the effectiveness of your business website, you don’t have to make revolutionary changes. Most often, you just have to fix simple mistakes and introduce interesting innovations that work and attract customers. Now we’ll give you a few excellent ideas that will help you increase the effectiveness of your business site and start selling […]

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Website Efficiency

To increase the effectiveness of your business website, you don’t have to make revolutionary changes. Most often, you just have to fix simple mistakes and introduce interesting innovations that work and attract customers.

Now we’ll give you a few excellent ideas that will help you increase the effectiveness of your business site and start selling more! Keep in mind: most of these tips are universal and are applied to any website – this is true for business portfolio, for a simple brochure site or a designer portfolio.

1.   Animated calls to action

You have to tell the visitor what action you expect from him. That’s why you need to create a strong visible call to action button. However, today this may not be enough!

It is important to come up with something to highlight this button and draw the visitor’s attention to it.

Creating an animated call-to-action button is an important step that will solve this problem. For example, you can add an animated image of an arrow or even a finger pointing to a button, or simply use an interesting hover effect.

2.   Custom typography

The days of monotonous Arial and Times New Roman fonts are over! The more noticeable your text is the better! Today, you need to achieve a new level of typography on your site, and custom fonts do an excellent job!

Unique typography will help to attract attention, express the uniqueness of your brand, highlight a unique proposal, and help your visitors to easily perceive the text. You can use unique fonts in the logo, in the email newsletter and, of course, on your website pages.

 To stand out, you can even use several fonts, experiment with sizes and colors.

3.   Videos

According to Statista, global video consumption ranged from 65% to 95% last year.

Thus, videos on websites are becoming increasingly popular and act as a powerful means of transmitting information.

Therefore, you should add a video to your website design to maximize your profit and attract potential customers!

We recommend using videos that illustrate product/service, tell stories, show the work process. You can target the video to a direct call to action on the web page or create an exciting video with automatic playback on your home page.

4.   Artificial intelligence

AI can take many forms in website design, but the most popular examples are machine learning, personalization, and chatbots.

Machine learning and personalization are somewhat similar: they help visitors feel special, which in turn contributes to brand loyalty.

Chatbots affect the user experience much more directly. If you care about the high level of customer service, you definitely should add a chatbot to your website. Users can ask questions and quickly receive answers in real-time – isn’t it great?!

5.   Strong main page

Don’t be afraid if your homepage is a bit long so visitors would scroll through it.

Add 3-5 important blocks to your homepage that help redirect visitors to the main sections of your site, which will help to create a seamless user experience.

The list of the most important elements and sections on the main page of the site includes:

·         Value proposition;

·         Introduction video;

·         List of services;

·         Product benefits;

·         About Us;

·         Testimonials;

·         Case Studies/Success Stories.

6.   Social proof

People are social beings. And the opinions of other people are important to us, especially if these people have already tried something that we are going to try!

To inspire confidence in your future customers, you should pay great attention to the testimonials of your previous customers:

• place these reviews in the most visible places of your site;

• motivate your previous customers to leave feedback in social accounts, make links to them on your website;

• ask for permission to add a photo of the customer who purchased your products or services and left a review;

• make sure that the chosen font is easy to read.

7.  Build trust and care about your reputation

It’s important not only to make the potential customer understand that he needs your product or service – it is important to make him trust you!

Here are some tips that will help you to do this:

• get an SSL certificate;

• add authoritative logos (for example Stripe, Paypal) if you use them to process payments;

• add customer reviews;

• offer a free consultation or money-back guarantee;

• provide all contact information needed.

8.   Guide a buying decision

So, you got a visitor on your website, attracted him with your offer and gained his trust. What’s next?

That’s what you need to do next: your website should move him down the sales funnel and motivate him to make the purchase decision. Have you heard about the «ITC» formula – information, trust, conversion? Then follow it, and you will win the battle!

All elements of your site, and, first of all, its navigation, should be designed as a single chain that will lead a potential customer from the first page to the order form.

Here are the other things you can do to attract the visitor’s attention, motivate him to make an order, keep him on the site or even get him there:

•        use motivating pop-ups when the visitor enters the website;

•        create a proactive customer service;

•        use guest checkout;

•        use attractive strong calls to action;

•        use images wisely;

•        remind your visitor about special offers, temporary sales, limited proposals, and discounts;

•        create perfectly designed headlines;

•        send letters to customers who have abandoned their shopping carts;

•        add a clear delivery and return policy information;

•        add personalization wherever possible;

•        use hyperlink differentiation;

•        use bullet lists for key information;

•        make an emphasis on social media;

•        use pop-ups when the visitor is about to leave the website.

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How to Change Your Career from Graphic Design to UX https://savedelete.com/design/how-to-change-your-career-from-graphic-design-to-ux/241548/ https://savedelete.com/design/how-to-change-your-career-from-graphic-design-to-ux/241548/#respond Thu, 21 Nov 2019 16:21:23 +0000 https://savedelete.com/?p=241548

Do you want to make more money? Do you want a positive work change? A lot of graphic designers decided to change their careers to UX. In this article, you’ll know the best way how to do it. Let’s start! Beauty or usability? Modern companies don’t really want to choose between these two options. They […]

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Do you want to make more money? Do you want a positive work change? A lot of graphic designers decided to change their careers to UX. In this article, you’ll know the best way how to do it. Let’s start!

Beauty or usability?

Modern companies don’t really want to choose between these two options. They don’t like to do it because they want both options at once. Nowadays this approach is pretty normal.

A great designer should be able to create not only an amazing design but also a user-friendly one. If you want to be a good-paid UX designer you should understand all your future clients will demand from you thoughtful design, created with user care in mind. That’s why you shouldn’t choose between beauty and usability.

Can’t combine it? If it’s so then the first step for you is to learn how to do it.

The big gap between graphic and UX design

What is a UX design website?

UX design is human-centered design. Trying to define the difference between graphic and UX designer, you’ll see the big gap. All points that you’ll use to describe this gap is your steps and guidelines to get your career transition.

For instance, the best graphic design is always something beautiful. But the best UX design consists of 3 points:

· Look;

· Feel;

· Usability.

That’s why you need to know some basic programming knowledge to become a UX designer.  

Programming and UX design

Of course, it’d be great if you attempt a basic programming course but it’s not so necessary. You don’t need to be able to create that endless code to become a UX designer. All you need is to get an understanding of some basic steps of the developing process.  

Why should you know that? Because it’ll help you to create a better design. Remember, user-friendly is key for this profession.

What do graphic and UX designers have in common?

Any doubts, a graphic designer can become a UX designer easier than a person from a completely different field of activity. Let’s see what do they have in common!

· Creativity thinking;

· Emotional design;

Prototyping.

But what are the differences?

Graphic designers are more pixel-focused. At the same time UX designers more focused on users and what is good for them.

That’s why UX designers are usually multidisciplinary.

Reading articles about UX design will gift you a lot of useful and valuable knowledge. It’ll help you to fulfill this gap.

One big stepf

As you already know you don’t necessarily need to attempt programming courses to become a UX designer. But it’d be a good idea to find a course of UX design.

There are a lot of online courses on the Internet. Choose one that fits you more than others. It’ll definitely help you on your way.

What about the portfolio?

So, you decided to become a UX designer. Then you should change your portfolio and CV.

Don’t put there anything you don’t want to do in the near future. You aren’t a graphic designer anymore. You are a UX designer! Don’t be too shy. Just write it down on your CV.

Describe your design skills. All in all, these two professions are pretty close. At least graphic designers and UX designers use the same terms in their speeches.  

Do you still have some doubts?

This transition from graphic to UX designer isn’t so difficult as you might think at the beginning of this article. Time and perseverance – that’s all you need to achieve this goal.

Use online courses. Read UX design articles. Adopt the experience of those who are more successful than you are. You should want to get this change. You should dream about it.

By the way, any dream isn’t impossible till you keep dreaming.

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PowerPoint Is Revolutionizing Professional Presentation Design https://savedelete.com/design/powerpoint-is-revolutionizing-professional-presentation-design/240191/ https://savedelete.com/design/powerpoint-is-revolutionizing-professional-presentation-design/240191/#respond Sun, 17 Nov 2019 15:07:39 +0000 https://savedelete.com/?p=240191 Presentation Design

Many softwares become defunct after becoming outdated and irrelevant — but not Microsoft’s PowerPoint. PowerPoint is a presentation design platform that has grown and adapted over the years by integrating new elements to keep up with (and compliment) modern styles, trends, and technological advancements. PowerPoint is never stagnant. It is constantly changing and evolving, only […]

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Presentation Design

Many softwares become defunct after becoming outdated and irrelevant but not Microsoft’s PowerPoint. PowerPoint is a presentation design platform that has grown and adapted over the years by integrating new elements to keep up with (and compliment) modern styles, trends, and technological advancements.

PowerPoint is never stagnant. It is constantly changing and evolving, only maintaining its usefulness and effectiveness when it comes to presentation creation.

Presentations are needed more and more in both educational and business settings, as they are used for pitching ideas, sharing information, providing company-wide updates and more. For this reason, the need for an efficient and user-friendly presentation design software has only increased.

PowerPoint has grown and made advancements to make their software that much more effective for these increasing presentation needs. Learn about how PowerPoint’s capabilities and advancements are revolutionizing presentation design:

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Professional Agencies

PowerPoint has advanced to the point that people invest time to become experts in the platform and its wide variety of functions. Now, businesses have access to PowerPoint designers who specialize in the platform and offer professional design services.

The presence of professional PowerPoint design agencies is a cultural advancement that indicates the power and universality of the platform as a presentation creation software. These agencies are highly proficient in the software, are up to date on the latest features integrated into the platform and have a thorough understanding of the software’s capabilities.

Your business can make use of the platform’s advances by getting a high-quality presentation made by a professional design agency.

Wireless Earbuds

Microsoft announced the release of its wireless earbuds in early October of 2019. These $249 wireless earbuds offer users the ability to advance PowerPoint slides with an easy tap. These earbuds, called the “Surface Earbuds” are promised to have 24 hours of battery life.

These earbuds boast integration capabilities with Microsoft’s Office 365 suite, which is how users can use the product to advance PowerPoint slides. Business Insider reports that the earbuds will pair with windows and android devices over Bluetooth.

Users will also be able to use the product to control Spotify and answer phone calls. The earbuds will come with a charging case and boast Microsoft-specific features through their integration with the Office 365 suite. In addition to PowerPoint integrations, users will also be able to dictate text into apps like Microsoft Word.

Integrations

The Surface Earbuds are not the end of Microsoft’s integration abilities. Most recently, The Verge reported on the suite’s new integration with Slack, a leading communication software used within companies. This integration links the two platforms together in many ways, including the ability to fully preview PowerPoint slides in chats that can then be opened in OneDrive.

AI Presenter Coach

Microsoft is making many moves to integrate AI into its suite, its most recent effort being the addition of an AI Presenter Coach to PowerPoint. This literal presentation coach tool is designed to give personal and constructive feedback on your presentation when it is being reviewed in rehearsal mode. The coaching tool advises on pacing, inclusive language, filler words, pauses and more. Most importantly, this tool will help presenters identify if they are just reading off of their slides the biggest presentation faux pas a presenter can make.

The presenter coach will provide its assessment through a dashboard outlining the strengths and weaknesses of your presentation.

AI Designer

PowerPoint’s AI Designer suggests visual elements like images and colour schemes to help you design the best slide deck for your business. The thing is, however, that this tool doesn’t take into consideration your brand guide. To ensure a balance of effective images and consistent branding, you can enlist the help of a professional PowerPoint designer to create a set template for your business.

The increasing capabilities of the software can be challenging to stay on top of. It’s beneficial to have professional PowerPoint designers on hand who have a strong grasp on all of the software’s capabilities and functions.

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Top 11 Photoshop Services Review https://savedelete.com/reviews/photoshop-services-review/236687/ https://savedelete.com/reviews/photoshop-services-review/236687/#respond Sat, 09 Nov 2019 07:34:37 +0000 https://savedelete.com/?p=236687 Photoshop Services

Being engaged in photography for quite a long period of time, I know how difficult it can be to find a reliable Photoshop service. The problem is that there are so many companies offering these services that you can’t tell at once who really does the job at a professional level. I don’t even want […]

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Photoshop Services

Being engaged in photography for quite a long period of time, I know how difficult it can be to find a reliable Photoshop service. The problem is that there are so many companies offering these services that you can’t tell at once who really does the job at a professional level.

I don’t even want to count how much money and nerves I lost cooperating with low-quality Photoshop editing services. You are lucky to find this article, as after reading it, you will never encounter similar challenges.

It was my pleasure to test and compile the list of Top 11 professional Photoshop services that definitely deserve your attention. So, check this unbiased review and choose the company that can relieve the burden of photo retouching work.

Good Photoshop Service Criteria

I evaluated all the services in this review according to the following criteria:

  • Quality of Final Photo

The first thing to pay attention to while selecting Photoshop retouching service, is the quality of the work done. You can check this by visiting the official website.

If there are many photo samples and their quality is impressive – you can feel safe about your own order. In case, there is no portfolio at all or you have some question regarding the way retouchers used Ps – you’d better look for another option.

  • Turnaround Time

A professional Photoshop service online can handle any task in a quick way, not compromising the quality. If you often work within strict terms and do your best not to lag behind the schedule – you’d better choose the service that can support you in this process.

Experts know that time is money, so they never make their clients stress out because of broken deadlines.

  • Cost

This is one of the first aspects people addressing online Photoshop services ask about. Of course, you can’t expect first-class image retouching to cost several bucks, but good services always offer a nice quality-price ratio.

Too low market-price may indicate incompetence of retouchers.

  •  Customer support

Last but not the least is the way a company answers your questions and is willing to make your cooperation as smooth as possible.

If you notice that your requirements are neglected and you have to wait for quite a long time until you get a reply – cancel the order and look for a friendlier and qualified Photoshop service.

11 Photoshop Services Review with Photo Samples

Guided by these factors, I contacted 11 highly-rated Photoshop services online, compared the quality of changes made, cost, and other parameters, and wrote this comprehensive review to help you find a reliable platform.

1. FixThePhoto

Price: $2-$25

Frankly speaking, I have never heard about FixThePhoto though they have a really impressive experience doing this kind of work. I learned that they have edited 3000K+ images and I was so eager to test what they can offer.

The first thing I decided to check was their portfolio. Simply wow. There are so many cool images that you can see, opening the “Examples” tab. They are shown all in a big resolution and you can even zoom in to examine every tiny detail.

Another pleasant surprise was that they accept any order regardless of the photo genre you specialize in. Either you need wedding, portrait, food, product, fashion, glamour and nude retouching, or even photo restoration – feel free to address FixThePhoto Photoshop service.

What is important – they are ready to perform the order imitating your peculiar style!

I was somehow nervous about the prices, but once I learned how much they charge for 1 picture – I felt even more pleased. The cost varies from $2 to $25 per image depending on the task. That is really client-oriented pricing policy.

When I received the final result, it completely blew me away. I can’t complain about anything! They are proficient in Photoshop!

The retouchers fixed flyaway hairs, fixed the redness of her cheeks, performed high end skin retouching and even fixed the crooked nose. I also loved how they even paid attention to the model’s clothes.

The fact that they cleaned up the hair on her neck is worth a special mention.

A friendly 24/7customer service was the last reason that convinced me to put this Photoshop service online deserves in the first place on my list.

Summing Up:

These guys really know what they are doing. They delivered me the picture that I was absolutely satisfied with. I admire their attention to detail. A reasonable price is a nice bonus.

2. WeEditPhotos

Price: $0.2-$10

WeEditPhotos united like-minded people interested in professional photo post-processing.

To see the results of their work, you can open the “Portfolio” section, where all the retouched photos are logically subdivided into categories. 

I am so impressed with the way retouchers from this Photoshop service enhanced my photo, that I can confidently say that they are real experts. Now my image resembles the cover of a magazine and I can’t wish for more.

The work with colors saturation was done to the necessary extent, which resulted in deep and volume image. Both color correction and retouching look really good.

Plastic-looking skin is a sign of a bad retoucher, who hasn’t completely mastered the software. WeEditPhotos retouchers managed to preserve the skin’s texture, without making it look fake.

I feel like hair could use a little bit of volume, but the picture still looks great. Their retouchers managed to enhance the photo, while still preserving a natural feel. Their team really works hard to give any picture a catchy, not overdone look.

As for pricing, it’s a pretty cheap service. The pricing system is accurately explained on the site, so you can count how much you’ll need to pay for your order.

The retouching of 1 picture can cost from $0.2 to $10 depending on the complexity of the task. The turnaround time is pretty fast.

Summing Up:

This Photoshop retouching service satisfied my demands. They can even compete with magazine retouchers. Highly recommend!

3. Wedding-Retouching 

Price: $0.2-$10

Wedding-Retouching is a popular service, that specializes in wedding images. It’s completely honest with clients, so all their previous works are grouped in one tab called “Gallery”.

You can find it at the top of the homepage. The number of image samples is impressive, and after looking through them, you will feel more confident about ordering their professional Photoshop services.

Affordable prices are another argument in favor of this company.

You can definitely tell they are masters of Photoshop. The changes they make to your images are performed in accordance to their unique style. Skin retouching also pleased me a lot, as everything look natural and neat. 

I really admire their Dodge & Burn work with model’s face features being artistically accentuated. I highly appreciated how they fixed the flyaway hairs on the forehead and on the background.

Summing Up:

These retouchers can easily compete with other Photoshop services. They possess extensive knowledge of Photoshop.

4. HighEndBeautyRetouching

Price: $10-$150

This is one of the online Photoshop services specializing in magazine and high fashion photo processing. Their site has a pleasing to the eye design and a gallery, called “Portfolio Tab” full of wonderful photo samples. You can zoom in each picture and study it closely.

Prices are above average and on the website, you can find the formula of how the payment is calculated.

The result made me very happy. The color correction and skin retouching are performed well.  I can definitely say that they have a vast knowledge of Photoshop. They manage to fix a lot of imperfections, but still made it look natural and not overedited.

The work they did on the lips deserves special attention.

That being said, they forgot to fix the wrinkle on her sweater, and could have paid more attention to retouching the hair ends. Those are some minor flaws, but perfectionism is key to being a great Photoshop retoucher.

Summing Up:

Great retouchers to work with. They can become even more successful if they become more attentive to details.

5. NudeRetouching

Price: $5-$15

Once you see the name of this Photoshop service, you understand what they specialize in. So, if you are interested in boudoir and nude photo retouching, this is your go-to company.

What I really like about this service is their before/after photo samples, so you can see the level of their Photoshop skills before placing an order.
They answered all of my questions quickly and politely. 

The quality of the photo I got was quite nice, but not perfect. Their color correction is great. Personally, I would get rid of the vignette, I feel like this effect doesn’t fit the image at all. I would also make the lips more luscious.

The retouch is not bad either. Her skin looks smooth and silky.

The fact that they removed clothing wrinkles deserves special attention.

In general, they are on par with other Photoshop services online from this list regarding skin retouching. This result can fully satisfy a newbie photographer, but an experienced one will immediately notice minor imperfections.

Summing Up:

All in all, I like the result, but wish they were more attentive. The middle position on this list perfectly reflects their professionalism. 

6. Tucia

Price: $8-$24

I was a bit confused at first when opened the tab with photo samples as you can examine them all (20 in total) in under a minute. Quite odd for a company positioning itself as a professional Photoshop service. Moreover, only 4 of 20 images are of good quality, with the rest being very tasteless.

I got even more discouraged to order from this Photoshop retouching service when saw their pricing system. The fee for an order is calculated in credits.

One credit is equal to $8 and the price is typically either 1 or 3 credits, which means you have to pay $8 or $24 respectively. This isn’t affordable, especially for beginner shooters.

Let’s talk about the positive things first. This online Photoshop service delivered everything on time.

They paid attention to all crucial parts of portrait photo editing: evened out her skin tone, retouched her neck, and removed the stray hairs.

As for the flaws, they are obvious. Just look at the blurry hair contour along with a weird shadow on her forehead.

What was the purpose of that? Do they not know how to fix baby hairs naturally, so they have to hide their bad Photoshop skills with blur?

Summing Up:

Of course, I appreciate when Photoshop services deliver orders in time, but this doesn’t really cover all the negative moments I described above. That’s why Tucia takes only the 6th place.

7. ClippingPathIndia

Price: $0.79-$3.99

When you first open their website, you can’t but admire a nice design. But actually, that’s all that can please you.

When studying the company in more detail, I was shocked that it is often mentioned among professional Photoshop services. I don’t really understand why!

They never contacted me to specify the details of the order, my requirements, etc. I waited for the “retouched” image twice longer than they promised and I couldn’t learn the reason as they didn’t answer my letters.

When I first looked at the image, I thought that the result was not bad. But then I started zooming in and quickly changed my mind.

Their color correction is average, but not bad. I like how they enhanced the skin and neck, fixed the redness, and worked on the lips.

What caught my attention, was the sloppy work with the Stamp Tool. They tried fixing stray hairs on her face but failed horribly. Even the untrained eye will notice those weird spots.

Summing Up:

This service is not bad, but the improper use of the Clone Stamp convinced me that they are amateurs in Photoshop.

8. ProPhotoshopExpert

Price: $0.25-$4.25

The level of Photoshop services this company provides doesn’t correspond to its name. Starting from prices and ending with delivery time – everything is disappointing.

When they sent me the result, I spend 5 minutes looking at it, thinking that they accidentally sent me the “Before” picture. Only after I opened the original image and compared them side by side I started noticing slight differences.

The retouched picture looks uninteresting. They should have enhanced the photo’s depth. It seems that a person barely familiar with Ps performed the manipulations.

What infuriated me was the rough edges of her hair. Do their retouchers even know how to use the Healing Brush or Clone Stamp Tool in Photoshop?

I like that they fixed the redness of her face, but they should definitely learn the Dodge and Burn technique. Her skin looks completely flat.

Another thing that is a plus, is that they fixed the contour of her hair. However, they forgot to remove stray hairs on her face.

I feel ashamed just looking at the final result, though it isn’t my work. I would never show this photo to my clients, otherwise, I will have none left. I am not impressed with this editing at all.

Summing Up:

Considering that this Photoshop service online specializes in this type of retouching, such a result is unacceptable.

9. FlatworldSolutions

Price: $0.35-$1.

FlatworldSolutions is an Indian service that promises the best quality. I’m bummed to say, that the editing I received was the opposite of that.

They didn’t provide the retouched photo on time and the final photo I received isn’t attractive, to say the least.

When this Photoshop service sent me my order back, the thing that caught my attention first was that stray hair on her forehead. Why didn’t they retouch it away? It’s very distracting. The focus in a portrait should be on the eyes, not on the stray hair on a forehead.

I think their retouchers simply don’t know how to do it neatly. It’s a common thing for inexperienced Photoshop users – if you don’t know how to fix it – leave it as it is.

I don’t understand why they darkened the photo in some parts, by creating unnecessary shadows.

The work itself isn’t that bad, but the unnatural color correction spoils everything. It is unnatural, and they shouldn’t have applied the green tint.

Summing Up:

It seems that retouchers from this online Photoshop services have no idea how to improve images. They also tend to avoid retouching things they don’t know how to fix in Photoshop.

10. ClippingUSA

Price: $0.25-$12

If you have ever heard about ClippingUSA Photoshop service, you know that they claim to be a reasonably-priced company offering top-quality image processing services.

But I saw only low prices. The quality of Photoshop retouching is far from what they promise.

Studying their website, I found very few image samples the quality of which is very doubtful. When I tried to zoom them in, I understood that it was impossible. This is a sign that their retouchers have something to hide.

Many Photoshop editing services go overboard with changes made and this one wasn’t an exception. It seems they used all available tools and features, which resulted in the strange and tasteless look of the photo.

What was the point of the vignette? I don’t recall asking them to do this. The picture I received looks artificial. Maybe, such a chaotic approach is the main reason of why they broke the deadline.

The skin is blurry with weird spots all over the face. Clearly, the retouchers don’t know how to even out the skin tone and retouch naturally. They have definitely never heard of frequency separation or dodge and burn techniques.

Don’t even get me started on color correction! Instead of attracting the viewer, the colors in the final photo make me want to look away and never see this picture again.

Besides, what they did to her jaw, makes her look like an alien.

Personally, I find the “Before” picture much more pleasing to look at. I can’t decide what the worst part of this Photoshop editing is: their retouching or color correction.

Summing Up:

The low cost of their services can’t excuse complete incompetence in Photoshop.

11. Picsera

Price: $2.50-$12.95

A very strange Photoshop service.  The first suspicious thing is the size of their portfolio, which contains only image samples of questionable quality. Typically, after seeing such works, I don’t contact retouchers, but I decided to give Picsera a try.

Now I understand that it was my mistake.

They don’t have a clear price list. Besides, I had to spend quite a lot of time to understand how to place an order. Once I did it, I faced the incompetent work of customer support. When my order was delivered, I was shocked by what I saw – amateurish, low-quality photo processing.

I am not even sure that they know how all PS tools work and in what sequence to enhance images. Their retouchers clearly have no idea about how to perform picture retouching.

It feels like they only used Gaussian Blur and left it at that.
As a result, the girls skin is very blurry and you can’t even see the texture.

They tried fixing her stray hairs, but did it in a very sloppy way. They shouldn’t have touched them at all!

They also overdid it with clarity, the details are way sharper than they should be.

The faded colors and greenish tint in a final picture are the cherry on top.

This service is a total disappointment! That’s how the result usually looks like when you are just starting out using the software. A great example to show, that you can make an image look worse in Photoshop, if you don’t know how to use it properly.

Summing Up:

Have nothing positive to say about this Photoshop service online. I think that a newbie retoucher can improve pictures better than these guys do.

If you still haven’t find an appropriate Photoshop service, read this Image Editing Service Review with more services tested.

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Once you went through the process of buying a domain, hosting and establishing your niche, the next step is to design your websites. This is a very important step that can make or break your website business. Most of the websites fail due to poor design or content quality, which is why you have to do a bit of research in order to come up with the right strategy for catching people’s attention.

Nowadays, there are many different design options for any website no matter if you design it yourself, or put a pre-made theme. However, design optimization is necessary in order to create successful website business no matter which niche you are getting into.

In this article, we will go through some of the best design tips to use in order to improve user interaction.

  1. Optimize for Speed

Website performance is directly connected to the website design. This means loading times will be much slower if you have a larger content website to load. Your website must be optimized for speed just because nobody likes to wait for website to load. In fact, 25% of users will abandon website if it does not load within four seconds and 46% will not return to poor performing website.

This shows the importance of the problem. Even though website speed is affected by many things, one of them is the website design. Try not to add many widgets, icons, sliders or large media files that will only weight down your website and keep a minimalistic design. If you do this your website will start running fast than a horse in the Breeders Cup betting odds.

  • Mobile Friendly

Creating a mobile-friendly website must be one of your first priorities. The majority of users today will come through mobile or a tablet device which means your website must be responsive to fit any screen. Most of the websites that have poor responsiveness are abandoned by users and they are less likely to return.

  • Fewer Options

This is a very interesting topic of conversation just because the method is highly effective. It is mentioned in Hick’s Law, which states that the more choices an individual has, the longer it will take to make a decision. How to translate this into website language?

Well for starters you can reduce the number of menu items offering only few topics, focus on call to action, stick to one goal per page and etc. Basically, this will improve user interaction by a huge margin and avoid confusion and complication.

  • Avoid Visual Complexity

Users do not appreciate visually complicated websites that are hard to navigate through. A recent study by Google shows that the more complicated design website has, the less likely to be perceived by visitors as beautiful. You do not need all the widgets, sidebars, carousels, icons that compromise your website performance as well as your visual esthetics.  Keep a minimalistic design few 1-2 colors and allow readers to access the content easily.

  • Go for Scrolling Instead of Clicking

Avoiding controls can improve user interaction with content, and people prefer scrolling down instead of clicking. You can just put everything on a very long page, which has a lazy load in order not to affect website performance.

A recent study shows that once they tested this method, the conversions went up by 30%.

  • Direct Attention With Creative Visuals

If you get a heat map to highlight people’s attention while they are on your website you will be amazed at what catches their attention. Your job is to funnel user attention and direct it where you want to be.

Yes, you can do that! There are many methods where you can use visual cues to direct user attention to particular segment of your website.

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You can use this to focus users on sharing options or important content news that will improve user interaction with your website.

These are some of the design tips to improve user interaction. There are many different options you can use, but you must find the right way to do it for your target audience.

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