Technology has made it easy for small business owners to shoot their own pictures, but these businesses invested in professional photographers and reaped big rewards.

In the age of digital photography and desktop publishing, it’s easier than ever for small business owners to create their own marketing materials, websites and photography.

But that doesn’t mean doing it yourself is always best for your business. Read on to see what a professional photographer can bring to your business. Continue reading  

Create a Summer Inspired 3D Text Effect in Photoshop



In this tutorial, we will show you how to create a summer inspired 3D text effect. In the process, you will learn how to use Photoshop’s 3D features to create the basic text shape and then combine it with various images in order to achieve a desired result. Let’s get started!

Continue reading  

Pencil vs Camera: Ben Heine Shows Us How




In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to do a large 3D anamorphic drawing. The theme and message I want to express is “choose peace, not violence”, so I’ve chosen a revolver as the main subject of the art work. What we want is to have some sketches large enough to pose with them and become part of the whole composition. By the end of this tutorial, you’ll understand my work flow from the first studies through to the final work. I’m also going to teach you all kinds of graphic tricks to help you work faster and draw difficult shapes such as guns and hands. Continue reading  

15 Amazing Uses for Potatoes






You eat them mashed, baked, and sometimes even fried, but did you know that potatoes can do more than just fill you up? Check out these surprising uses for potatoes!

The surprising uses for potatoes below take advantage of a few different properties of those humble spuds. When it comes to cleaning, the magic is in the oxalic acid, a gentle acid that has quite a few handy cleaning applications. The moisture and starch are what make it so effective for the skin applications listed below. We’ve even got a couple of less-well-known cooking applications thrown in for good measure. Continue reading  






This Asian Noodle Soup is  dairy, gluten and grain free and one of the most nutritious and nourishing meals about.  When the weather is hot and humid as it is at this time of year, I often crave a simple soup.  Not a heavy chunky or blended soup but an Asian style spicy broth.  As I like to make everything I feed my family as nourishing and tasty as possible, I’m always looking for new and interesting ways to do so.  So here it is and as always, with lots of versions to suit your taste and dietary requirements. Continue reading  

How to Avoid Eye Strain While Working at a Computer



Eyestrain is the most common complaint of those who work at a computer. It can cause headaches, dry eyes and even blurred vision. There are plenty of ways to avoid this condition, fortunately, and most are inexpensive or even free.

  1. Avoid Eye Strain While Working at a Computer Step 1.jpg

    Position your monitor at the proper distance and angle. It should be directly in front of you, about 45 to 75 centimeters (18 to 30 inches) away from your face. The monitor should also be a little lower than eye level, with the top of the monitor lined up with your eyes if you were to look straight ahead. This angle will keep your neck in a more natural position, which means your eyes will be less strained to stay in their own position of looking slightly down. Continue reading  

20 Corporate Brand Logo Evolution



Have you ever wonder how the first Apple logo looks in 30 years back? Did you knowVolkswagen was Hitler’s idea? Or how the IBM logo changes over the time? Or where theMercedes-Benz Brand And The Three-Pointed Star logo came from?

20 Corporate Brand Logo Evolution

As we already know that Logo is the identities that are fundamental to building a brand and communicating with the target audience. Many well-known corporate brand changes their logo to archive the perfect identification because identity’s creation is not an occasional activity, but a permanent one.

Below we listed 20 Corporate Brand Logo Evolution with their fascinating stories linked to their current official site. Continue reading  

30 Excellent Logo Design Tutorials And Walkthroughs


Designing a great logo is no easy task. It’s something people will remember, something that tells a story. In fact, your logo is a very important part of your branding. It becomes a way to connect your company with your promotional efforts such as advertising, promo products , etc.

We all know branding is not just a pretty logo, but creating something that’s memorable and that reflects what your company is about and effectively conveys your message will go a long way.

The tutorials featured in this post will walk you through the process of creating your own logo in Illustrator or Photoshop. Needless to say that the design process should start with a pen and paper, but these tutorials should give you the tools you’ll need once you sit at the computer.

Logo Design Process and Walkthrough for Vivid Ways ↓

Logo Design Process and Walkthrough for Vivid Ways

Create an Origami Logo ↓

Create an Origami Logo


Continue reading  

10 Health Benfits of Ginger






Ayurveda gives ginger the status of a virtual medicine chest. That’s because this wonder spice has time-tested digestion-friendly properties, in addition to its numerous other health benefits. Continue reading  

What’s More Important in Life: Work or Family?




What is most important in life?

If you’re like many angel investors we interviewed, you’ll answer: family. Joanne Wilson’s greatest accomplishment is her children. “Hardest job ever is being a parent,” she said. Glen Hellman said, “I’m most proud of having a family that love and respect each other.” Continue reading