I developed this (super easy) technique for turning a photo into a glorified pixel-y type sketch while racking my brain for a new Facebook picture. It is partly inspired by the awesome Threadless shirt I’m wearing. This is something fun you can do quickly, and with one of your own pictures!
With Halloween coming up soon, consider creating one of this for your Ghost self.
Head on after the break for the full tutorial!
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For freelancers or small start-up businesses, creating an identity is one of the most important things you can do. Potential clients will judge whether your designers are worth hiring based on the quality of your own logo, website, or print materials. However, while the former two can be created without a huge investment in a monetary sense, having business cards or posters custom-printed always seems to be expensive.
Enter PsPrint, an online printing service. Aside from an impressive variety of services they offer (from business cards to posters, brochures to doorhangers), the price is very affordable for newcomers trying to get off the ground. Compared to large printing chain companies (at least in my local area), PsPrint beats their price by selling at 25% the cost. Other online printing services also have the unfortunate habit of only offering product in large ‘minimum quantities’ – PsPrint, while still having a minimum quantity purchase, is considerably smaller than these other companies, allowing for experimentation without the steep price!
Besides using these printing services to make your own identity known, consider referring them to your clients. As a designer, if you can provide a killer poster design for a band, AND get physical, printed copies for them as well, it will give you a step up over the competition!
This has been a sponsored post.