How to Design a Clean and Modern Calendar Widget in Photoshop

Calendar is one thing every House or Office or software now a day needs. It helps schedule your task and keeps you on track everywhere. Doesn’t matter where you work and what you do.

How to Design a Clean and Modern Calendar Widget in Photoshop

Every app needs some extra widgets, like calendar for example. Therefore, we decided to offer you one and that’s not all…I’m going to build a tutorial explaining you all the steps involved in designing one. If you’re a Photoshop newbie, you’ll learn a lot following this tut, from designing techniques to Photoshop effects and lot more.

“I’ve been on a calendar, but I’ve never been on time”– Marilyn Monroe

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The Complete Guide of Retouching Photos with Human Subjects

There are tons of magazine covers with models, females and males that amaze the onlookers with their bodies or faces. The perfection expressed by these models conducted to deviated behaviors, many young women attempting to look similar to these and many times the effects were disastrous. The tabloids encouraged the “improved silhouettes”and the phenomenon is still widespread even if it is well-known that it is all about the talent of a good user of Adobe Photoshop and not natural beauty.

The Complete Guide of Retouching Photos with Human Subjects

Under these circumstances, enhancing pictures with human subjects became degrading, many people considering the artists making these retouches aresomehow selling fake dreams. People must revise this opinion. A better understanding of their work will make everything clearer and the specialists doing these won’t be considered as a “paria” of the design world.

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Essential Tools for Crowdsourcing Answers to Your Questions

These days, you can ask everyone, anywhere anything, anytime.

Since the advent of the social internet, gone are the days when seeking advice required thorough investigation of forums, IRC channels, and databases. Now, we have the power to ask anyone, anywhere anything, anytime by using crowdsourcing question and answer tools. Crowdsourcing Q&A tools have been around since at least 1999; however, as the socially collaborative internet has evolved, crowdsourcing Q&A sites have become increasingly popular and useful as both new and existing tools have begun granulating into serving specific information niches – in other words, you are going to get more answers from more people who are specifically interested in what you’re trying to find out.

Essential Tools for Crowdsourcing Answers to Your Questions

If you’ve thought about using crowdsourcing Q&A tools, don’t hesitate! These tools are powerful communication channels that allow you to use the collective brainpower of people from all different walks life, providing you unique & unexpected insight into your most pressing issues. This guide to crowdsourcing Q&A tools will help you decide which platform will best suit your needs and interests, while connecting you to the right audience for your questions (or answers!)

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Giveaway: Win Free Commercial License Membership with Graphstock

We are again excited to present you with special, more exciting prizes. InstantShift again came up with cool freebies giveaway as promised. This is our way of saying thanks to our readers for being part of the iShift community and helping us make it to where we are right now.

Giveaway: Win Free Commercial License Membership with Graphstock

We are pleased to announce a giveaway where you have all chances to win Unlimited Free Commercial License Membership of Graphstock ( a $99 value ).

So Hurry up, read the rules, and win some awesome freebies.

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How Should Firms Frame Their Social Media Strategy?

Formulating the social media strategy for any business involves answering quite a few ‘whys’, ‘hows’, ‘whats’ etc. This article explores the intermediate decisions to be taken by a firm in its social media journey right from conceptualization of entry to launch.

Customers are bombarded with messages from various newspapers, TV channels etc. It is quiet natural for a typical consumer to be exposed to the same brand’s message, through the newspaper, radio jingles and the outdoor hoardings.

How Should Firms Frame Their Social Media Strategy?

The only mantra that firms earlier seemed to believe was to create a presence wherever possible to ensure that customers were exposed to the message and it helped the ‘top of mind recall’ for the brand. This probably further helped to generate an intention culminating in purchase of product or service. However, in social media, no matter on how many social media channels a firm creates its presence; it’s the end customer who decides whether he/she wants to “follow” the brand on that particular channel.

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Is Brainstorming Getting A Bad Rap?

I love brainstorming! I think it’s a way of getting the best for a project. It puts all heads together and brings out the best ideas, without bruising egos and involves the team equally. I’ve seen great things come out of brainstorms.

Is Brainstorming Getting A Bad Rap?

Lately, I’ve seen people stating that brainstorming isn’t the best way to approach product creation. They argue that people like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and other innovators did it all themselves and changed the world. They are, however wrong. These people are strong proponents of collaboration.

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