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My Favorite Specialty Image Resources

These stock image and video sites are far from generic. Here’s my curated list of the best curated sites. Most are 100 percent free for personal and commercial use, but you should read the fine print each and every time to see if an artist asks for attribution, a link back or (gasp!) money. Here is a gallery of some …

Using Canva for Brochures

Continuing on the theme of #BethBuysAHouse, here’s a quick and easy way to create a brochure that looks like it was professionally designed. My favorite graphic design tool, Canva, has thousands of templates you can use with a click. Their magazine templates are wonderful for creating rich brochures. I wrote and designed our “house story” within a couple of hours …

Photo Apps for Special Editing Needs

As smartphone prices sneak higher and higher, the biggest beneficiary is the camera. Snapping a quick pic with your phone can produce a beautiful shot for even the most untalented photographers. But sometimes you still need a little extra editing to make a photo pop. Here are some great apps for very specific looks. NOTE: Add to my list! Which …

The Best Free Image Sites (Updated for 2019)

Find Royalty-Free Images and Multimedia Way back in the day, when small-business folks like me needed a nice image for our blogs, marketing or other stuff, we were forced to either, umm, “borrow” an image we found on the web (which was often low-resolution, thus bad for printing) or pony up hundreds for royalty-free stock photography from high-end sites such …

Canva for Videos: Typito

Everyone loves the drag-and-drop, template-rich graphic tool called Canva. But it handles images, not video. Yesterday I discovered a new video editor that has the same types of tools, and you’re gonna (mostly) love it. You know all those cool recipe and news videos you see all over social media? The ones where you can watch silently and get everything …