How I Make My Blog Graphics in 15 Minutes or Less

When you're a blogger with a full-time job, your time is valuable. So, how can you blog productively? Design productively! Here's how I make my blog graphics in 15 minutes or less so I can get back to the important things in life.

When you’re a blogger who works full-time, productivity is a huge priority. (Okay, who are we kidding? Productivity is a huge priority for everyone.)

One easy way to be more productive is to speed up the amount of time it takes for you to create your blog graphics. Here’s how I create my blog graphics in 15 minutes or less, without sacrificing on quality or design.

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Typography 101: How to Pair Fonts

Choosing fonts is one of the hardest parts of design, but it doesn't have to be intimidating! Click through for a basic overview of fonts, font types, and what to look for when choosing fonts for your brand!

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One of the most intimidating aspects of design and branding is typography. There are so many fonts out there, it always seems impossible to choose!

And even after you’ve slimmed it down, how the heck are you supposed to figure out which ones look the best together without spending hours upon hours of putting random fonts together?

I promise: it’s actually not as hard as it seems! It will still be time consuming, but these tips will make it a bit easier!

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Do You REALLY Need to Hire a Designer for Your Blog?

It's really beneficial to hire a designer for your blog. But is it necessary? Let's look at all of the options before deciding if you should hire a designer. (Plus, score your FREE ebook template!) Click through for all of the details!

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Working with a designer is awesome. You get all kinds of ideas for branding and content upgrades that you never could have thought of on your own.

But the downside is the cost. It can get expensive to work with a designer.

I know this because I am one. I work with clients to build a brand and create templates for images and content upgrades. It’s a ton of fun, but the cost can add up quickly.

So, it’s time to face the facts: do you really need to hire a designer to work on your blog?

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How to Save Time with Custom InDesign Page Sizes

InDesign is an amazing tool for so many things--ebooks, worksheets, even buttons for your website! But how can we save time with InDesign? By creating custom InDesign page sizes! Click through for the tutorial!

If you’ve been reading And Possibly Dinosaurs for a while, you know that two of my favorite things are saving time and InDesign. So I’m super excited to share an awesome way to save time with InDesign: custom InDesign page sizes!

Whenever you open an InDesign document, it’s traditionally going to auto-fill your page size as a single-page, vertical letter-sized document. You can choose other options that have already been created for you, like Tabloid, Legal, and Half Letter. But what if you’ve got a custom size you’d like to be able to easily select from the drop-down menu without having to look up the dimensions each time?

That’s where custom InDesign page sizes come in! You can tell InDesign what page sizes you’d like available, and it will show them in the Page Size drop-down menu for you. Pretty awesome, right?

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