10 most used design terms explained

10 most used design terms explained

Do you speak Design? When you are around people working in the creative industry, you can sometimes feel a bit lost. They throw around with design terms you never heard before. This might seem intimidating but it’s not as difficult as it might appear.   When I started out as a designer, many moons ago, I knew nothing. I would listen to designers talking, always nodding like I had a clue, and later I would look up the terms I caught in the conversation.   […]


The Ultimate Photoshop Layer Guide

The Ultimate Photoshop Layer Guide

  The #1 mistake people are making, when working with Photoshop is, not using layers. Even if you only use Photoshop for your hobby or are using it now and then to create something for your blog or business, layers are a must. Most people argument with either it’s too confusing or it takes too much time. This post will hopefully settle your confusion and to tell you one thing up front: In the end, using layers will save you time and redundant work!   What […]


How to join a Pinterest Group Board

How to join a Pinterest Group Board

There’s no better way to increase traffic coming from Pinterest to your blog than joining one of the many Pinterest Group Boards that are out there. By contributing to group boards your blog and your pins have more exposure than you can reach on one of your regular boards. Your pins will appear in the feed of the group members and board followers, as well as their followers. It’s like winning the lottery! Looking for more ways to increase your repin rate? Check out my […]


How to Create a Custom Pin It Button for Your Blog

How to Create a Custom Pin It Button for Your Blog

Visual content is more engaging than just plain text. Statics, like this one, show that images attract more readers, are more memorable and get more shares. If you want your content to be shared on Pinterest, images are a MUST. Pinterest makes sharing super easy with its small red button that appears on your image when you hover over it. But let’s face it. This button is not very attractive and in most cases doesn’t correspond to your brand’s style at all. But there’s a […]


How to set up Rich Pins for your blog

How to set up Rich Pins for your blog

Remember, when we made the favicon for your blog? Now it’s coming to good use. In this blog post, I will show you how to set up Pinterest Rich Pins for your blog. This will only take a couple of minutes and you will see your favicon in action. Why Rich Pins? Because they are rich on information. Right now Pinterest offers you 6 types of Rich Pins (app, movie, recipe, article, product, and place). Depending on the type of pin, it will show additional […]


How to Resize Images in Photoshop

How to Resize Images in Photoshop

Did you ever post an image on your blog or on social media and realized it wasn’t displayed correctly or the resolution was bad. I think this happens to everyone. The problem is, you need different sizes for all the places you want to post your image be it online or in print. So, what to do? You have to resize your images in Photoshop and I will show you how this works. + At the end of this post, you can get my super […]


How to add a favicon to your blog

How to add a favicon to your blog

Have you ever noticed the tiny little logos in you browser’s address field? That’s a favicon. Now you want one of these too, right? It is time to get out your brand board because we’re making a favicon for your blog. If you don’t have a brand board you should check out my post. Favicons Favicons are a great way to implement your brand style for your readers to see. To make your blog recognizable every part of your design counts, right? Favicons are not only […]


Category Buttons for your Sidebar

Category Buttons for your Sidebar

Today, I share with you a quick and easy way to create your own category buttons for your WordPress sidebar. Are you sick of your lame category widget and do you want something that fits your brand style? In my last post, I showed you how to create a brand board for your blog. I am using mine to update my blog design and make it fit my brand step-by-step. Changing the category widget to DIY-made buttons is one part to reach a distinctive design […]