Monthly Archives: October 2011

Reminder: Prepare Your Marketing Materials for the Holidays!

Halloween Design

Illustration by Vector Jungle

It’s that time of the year again, when suddenly you might find yourself gearing up for the upcoming Holidays with a slew of things to get done.  The first major holiday rolling around being, of course, Halloween.

Wikipedia defines Halloween, as…

“Halloween (or Hallowe’en) is an annual holiday observed on October 31, which commonly includes activities such as trick-or-treating, attending costume parties, carving jack-o’-lanterns, bonfires, apple bobbing, visiting haunted attractions, playing pranks, telling scary stories, and watching horror films.

And what should these holiday celebrations mean to you as a small business owner? Only that you might want to work with your graphic designer to develop an ad campaign for any online or print collateral marketing that you might want to do in this holiday season. This way all graphic design and graphic elements are sourced and completed ahead of the holiday schedule.   Ideally, you should have this done at least one or two months before the holiday season rolls around but getting started sooner rather than later is your best bet.

Free Website Tool that Allows You to Create A Photo Realistic Tshirt Mockup

tshirt mockup site

If you are looking for a free website that allows you to mockup a shirt without having to use Photoshop or know Photoshop layers, the  Shirtmockup site featured above might be the right choice for you.

This site allows you to create a simple mockup t-shirt with a jpeg image on a photo realistic tshirt for free without requiring advanced Photoshop skills.  You create the mockup online and you can download the image when you are finished.  It will however, have the company’s watermark on the lower left-hand corner.

If you want to purchase the photoshop layers templates that are featured in the lower half of the website (and also free of the company’s watermark), get ready to get out your bank card in order to purchase the template packages that are made available.  The Gomedia mock-up templates are high quality photoshop layers that come in a variety of men’s tshirts, women’s tshirts, hoodies and other apparel.

The following t-shirt mockup was made with one of these templates and is a logo design image previously created for a client for his music studio and featured in a couple of my Youtube videos.

 

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