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Would you find tips on how to best use fonts in your marketing emails useful? Read on...

Issue 9 of DIY Marketing Graphics is now out!

And this month it's free.

A streamlined version for mobile devices

And available on Android. At last.

We'd love to get some feedback from you so go ahead download the app - either for Apple or Android and let us know.
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Any aspiring Font Tarts out there?

Yep, and that includes me. Here's a nicely bundled free set of fonts. They're zipped with the .RAR format but you'll be able to unzip them with this information -
Unimpressed with your font library?

Download this collection FREE!

Hand-selected font set that'll class up your creations! Download the bundle for free, and pin the infographic that gives ideas on how to use them.

#visualcontent   #freebies   #font  
Want to download free fonts that are clean, classy, and contemporary? Find them here, plus a cool infographic that shows you ideas on how to use them!
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Thanks for sharing +Caroline Jones !
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Now available on Android.
If you need to make your own visual content but don't think you're creative...
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We're making more #Inkscape  tutorials, but what would you like to learn?

Let us know in the comments below. The more specific the better :)
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I cam across this today +Henneke Duistermaat and wondered if you could use this with your drawings? I haven't forgotten about our video tutorial (it is in hand), but I thought this looked rather good.

I haven't tried it myself (yet) but I can see lots of possibilities.
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Well, not really. They are essential for detail work on the computer but you're drawing before you upload so you probably don't need one.

Davina swears by hers...
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Yep, count me in Rob.
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Free Stock Photos Starring #VinceVaughn 

Vince Vaughn and Co-stars Pose for Idiotic Stock Photos You Can Have for Free Getty and Fox team up for Unfinished Business stunt

Too good! I gotta kick out of this and believe my fellow designers will, too.

Read full article now:

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Woo Hoo! Not long before we start our adventure..
Our bags are packed, we’re ready to go. Just waiting for a Jet Plane.   We used the services of Ellie from  Trailfinders to do some of the leg work such as booking flights, camper van and hotel accommodation in Cairns. They are the pros and we didn’t want to make any mistakes! So all International and … Continue reading Check Out Our Trip to Australia
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Thanks +Gaida Rodgers .Landed in Cairns and ready to go. See you soon!
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I love #Inkscape  ! It's just so flexible, it saves me time because I can edit my master file over and over and it has some fun features.

We showcase some of Inkscape's Text Tool features in this Slideshare.
Here are 4 basic text effects using Inkscape that are easy to create and can definitely make your visual content stand out. Inkscape is a vector graphics editor that is flexible and fun to use. It’s the free equivalent of Adobe Illustrator but it’s a lot easier to use! We are creating more tutorials and you can register your interest here - And you can be part of the process by le...
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You don't have to be a designer to appreciate these gorgeous books. I could buy them all.

But the first one - the Moleskin Smart Book, I'm definitely going to try.

What do you think of them?
Although most of us spend our days hammering away at a keyboard and clicking our mouse furiously, there’s something to be said for going back to our roots with pen, pencil, and paper. I…
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That does indeed sound interesting for PS users, +Caroline Jones. The Baron Fig looks interesting, too! Thank you for sharing.
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Here's an excellent run down of how to take advantage of using social search to get better rankings.

Thanks for all the work that's gone into this.
The Rise of Social Search (And How to Take Advantage Of It) - NEW
Great post from PYB Academy Member Brian Jensen...

Many thanks +Brian Jensen. Awesome work, as always.

#socialsearch   #socialseo  
Social content from Twitter, Google+, YouTube, etc. all get indexed & can surface in organic search. Learn how to leverage social for visibility in search.
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Thanks for sharing +Caroline Jones Very interesting read
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This looks good! I too can't wait to have a play around with it.
Beyond annotations: YouTube introduces "cards"

YouTube has introduced a new option for linking and promoting content: Cards. Cards are visible on both desktop and mobile devices, and will eventually replace annotations.

There are six types of cards you can add:



Associated website links


Fan Funding

Learn more in the YouTube Help Center:
As a creator, you’ve probably been using annotations to engage with your viewers for years. But one of the things you’ve told us is that you need more flexibility with the info you share through annotations, and—most importan...
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D'you like a good laugh?

You do?

We share with you some tactics that have produced results for us, using funny quotes and sayings on social media to get shares, likes and some laughs!

Here's our first guest post -
with +Jo Barnes 

PS. You might have to google 'Alan Bennett'..
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I run  Useful Graphic Design Tutorials with my sister Davina and our goal is to make easy to follow tutorials with simple steps and good pace, showing biz owners how to make their own marketing visuals.

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  • Visual marketing tips and tutorials (including lots of images!)
  • Good design tips from people who know what they're talking about
  • Freebies I think are useful to have
  • News about us and what we're up to
  • Very silly puns and other stuff that tickles my fancy
I'm also an avid reader, lover of NCIS and Marmite, and I enjoy travelling and having adventures.

You can find me on Useful Graphic Design Tutorials or you can send me an email using this link.


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