How to Brand a Stock Image for Your Blog Posts in Photoshop

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Don't use a dull blog post image ever again; learn how to brand free images with your original design and make your blog images truly stand out.

This is a guide to brand your images in Photoshop.

See the full tutorial as well as using other tools to rock your images in this post at Traffic Generation Café: http://www.trafficgenerationcafe.com/create-free-images-for-blog-posts

This presentation was created by Darren DeMatas of IntertwineMarketing.com from Traffic Generation Café.

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How to Brand a Stock Image for Your Blog Posts in Photoshop

  1. 1. How  To  Brand  A  Stock  Image The  Non-­‐Graphic  Designers  Guide Photoshop
  2. 2. Set  Canvas  (image)  Size 913  x  530  For  Traffic  Genera2on  Cafe
  3. 3. Add  Texture  To  Background  Color Select  PaBern 1 Reduce  Effect 2
  4. 4. Add  Free  Image  To  Canvas Add  Image  Over  Background1 Reduce  Opacity 3Set  Blending  Mode  To  MulKply2
  5. 5. Add  Color  Gradient Using  Colors  From  Pale<e Double  Click   Gradient  Tool 1 Set  Two  Colors 2 Create  Gradient 3
  6. 6. Blend  Gradient  To  Image Make  The  Color  Subtle Set  Blending  Mode   To  SoN  Light1 Reduce   Opacity   2
  7. 7. Add  A  Strategically  Placed  Shape  For  Text She’s  Looking  At  the  Shape  -­‐    Great  Place  To  Put  Text Pick  A  “Pre   Approved”  Color  2 Create  A  Shape 1 Adjust  Blending  and   Opacity3
  8. 8. Type  In  Headline Use  Your  Brand’s  Font Combine  Small   Text  with  Large 1
  9. 9. Add  Your  Logo Blend  If  Needed
  10. 10. Created by Darren DeMatas for Click on the title below to read his full tutorial   How To Create a Blog Post Image That Gets Noticed And Drives Traffic
  11. 11. Created by Darren DeMatas for Click on the title below to read his full tutorial   How To Create a Blog Post Image That Gets Noticed And Drives Traffic Click  on  the  ,tle
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