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#565 Vectr: Free drawing in your browser

Vectr is a simple yet powerful vector drawing app that you can use in your browser. It can be used for UI design as shown by Julian Ohayon. Alternatively, you can use it for simple sketches and layouts of ideas. This can be done quickly with no sign up necessary before you start. You can… Continue reading #565 Vectr: Free drawing in your browser

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#560 Pixlr X: Resize images quickly online

Pixlr X is a free and intuitive online image editing tool. We posted about this tool back in 2016, but it’s now even easier to use. There’s no steep learning curve, you don’t need any design experience and it is a fantastic alternative to Photoshop. This video shows you how to quickly resize an image… Continue reading #560 Pixlr X: Resize images quickly online

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#554 Free Photoshop editing with Photopea

Need Photoshop style editing but don’t have Creative Cloud. Plus you don’t have install rights on your PC or Mac. Photopea is an online picture editor with many of the photoshop functions and you can edit right in browser no need to make an account, download anything or sign up to anything. https://www.photopea.com/ Featured Photo… Continue reading #554 Free Photoshop editing with Photopea

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#553 Free pictures with Pexels

If you love Unsplash, then you are going to love Pexels too. Pexels is another stock photo website that provides high quality images for free! So what can you do with the photos on Pexles? All photos on Pexels are free to use. Attribution is not required. Giving credit to the photographer or Pexels is… Continue reading #553 Free pictures with Pexels

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#552 Canva: Quickly add Pixabay images to your project

In #444 we introduced you to Canva, which allows you to quickly and easily create beautiful designs. Adding images to your designs is a really effective way to make them stand out. Pixabay is my favourite place to obtain free images that don’t have copyright issues. You can now search for Pixabay images directly within… Continue reading #552 Canva: Quickly add Pixabay images to your project

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#548 ZamZar: Online File Conversion

Zamzar is a browser based file conversion software – it provides the ability to convert to a whole range of file formats. It is free (up to a few conversions per day) or there’s a paid version providing unlimited conversions. Image is CC0 which has been taken from here

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#543 What the HEIC !? Convert HEIC to JPG

Some of the newer iPhones have started saving pictures that you take as a HEIC format. There’s a few ways of converting these to jpg and here’s one that I tend to use. Visit ZamZar.com This video will show you one of the ways in which you can convert the HEIC format to JPG Image… Continue reading #543 What the HEIC !? Convert HEIC to JPG

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#531 Don’t like the background? Remove it with Paint 3D Magic Select

There are times when you want to separate an object from the background of an image. Paint 3D has a super easy to use tool that allows you to do this. Watch the video to find out how to use this tool. Featured image: CCO from Pixabay https://pixabay.com/photos/image-editing-ebv-unleashed-101040/

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#486 TinEye: Search for Creative Commons images by colour

TinEye is a great little tool if you are looking for images based on colour. This web based app has extracted colours from 20 million Creative Commons images on Flickr to make the images searchable by colour. You can select up to 5 colours and you can also add tags to refine your results. Here are… Continue reading #486 TinEye: Search for Creative Commons images by colour