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7 image tips to enhance your blog

  1. 1. 7 image tips to enhance your blog COM 200 November 2013
  2. 2. Tip 1: take your own images Tip 1: make your own images Tip 1: make your own images Sourcing options- original images
  3. 3. Search Creative Commons
  4. 4. Image options MorgueFile.com a favorite site. It has a small but good collection of images I’m loving using that do not require any attribution. The best kind. •Flickr.com always has tons of images available. However, you must read the individual terms of each photographer to figure out which you can use, and which you can’t. Go for the “Creative Commons” licenses to sort them. If you do use any image, link back. •Bigfoto.com offers pictures from around the world, including America, Asia, Europe, Africa, and Pacific. Each main category has subcategories, for instance “aviation,” which allows you to choose from pictures in a certain theme. •Fotogenika.net Free if you plan to use for personal, educational, and nonprofit use. •FreeDigitalPhotos.net has more than 2000 free images you can use in both commercial and noncommercial work. You cannot sell, redistribute, or claim these images as your own. As with most of the sources on this list, just browse by category or search for exactly what you need. Tip 2: find images within the public domain
  5. 5. Tip 3: create a more professional logo Blog titles and logos Student example
  6. 6. Blog titles and logos Student example
  7. 7. Blog titles and logos Professional example
  8. 8. Blog titles and logos Professional example
  9. 9. Blog titles and logos Professional example
  10. 10. Blog titles and logos
  11. 11. Tip 4: use large images to break up your text Image strategies Large photos to break up text and enhance readability
  12. 12. Tip 5: group images together Image strategies Group images together to tell a story
  13. 13. Image strategies Group images to enhance your narrative
  14. 14. PicStitch.com Group images to tell a story
  15. 15. Tip 6: create a color scheme for your site Create a color palette Visit DesignSeeds.com for palette inspiration
  16. 16. (Use the eyedropper tool) SumoPaint.com A free web app for image editing - eyedropper tool
  17. 17. HEX Codes
  18. 18. ColorPicker.com Know your site’s unique HEX codes
  19. 19. ColorSchemeDesigner.com Color wheel theory and color palette options
  20. 20. ColorSchemeDesigner.com Light page example
  21. 21. Tip 7: create moving images to enhance your story QuickTime™ and a GIF decompressor are needed to see this picture. Cinemagraphs Add movement to images
  22. 22. Animated GIF apps Adding movement to images