Articles By CQ inSight

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Unleash Your Creativity

EVERYONE HAS IT Contrary to popular belief, everyone is creative. It’s a human trait, and it shows itself in many ways, every day of our lives. When it comes to visual design, some people may be naturally more open to exploring different ideas, but there is much you...

The Making Of A Logo

OUR PROCESS (IN A NUTSHELL) I’d love to tell you that creating a fabulous logo is quick and easy, but it’s sadly untrue. While anyone can slap a piece of clipart on a page and add some text, it takes time, care, creativity and a well developed process to achieve a...

Obsessed With Design

It turns out we’re obsessed with design. Put another way, we love what we do, so we do lots of it. We’ve created so many logos lately, it stands to reason that they can be seen across the globe. Our logo designs are now being used in the USA cities of Brea, Los...

Making a Great Match

WRITTEN BY Mike Knowling PUBLISHED IN The Morning Bulletin – August 3, 2013 IT’S one of life’s truisms that those with much to say sometimes never have – or take – the opportunity to say it. For 46 years, it seemed silence might well be the fate awaiting many who...

Top 5 Sources of Free Images

Incorporating stunning photos into your design is a great way to boost its effectiveness and attract more attention. Google Images may be tempting – it’s a quick way to find lots of great photos – but using those images will almost certainly breach someone’s...

Photoshop Creation Of An Island Experience

I recently had the pleasure of participating in a school art camp on North Keppel Island. My role was Artist in Residence, and I was asked to assign the students a sunrise activity surrounding a (very) early morning hike across the island. Their task was to record the...

UK Publication : Yeppoon Connection

WRITTEN BY Mike Knowling PUBLISHED IN The Morning Bulletin – June 1, 2013 THE ability to create top-quality products for international markets is not restricted to big companies in big cities, as a Capricorn Coast-based small business has just dramatically...

CQ inSight Trains On

Adobe training is still very much in demand. After running 13 public workshops during 2012, amounting to around 140 participants, we half expected the metaphoric CQ well to be dry by 2013. Not so. Though our public workshops are on hold until a new venue can be found,...

Create A Simple Type-Based Logo

USING ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR If you’re familiar with Adobe Illustrator and would like a few handy tips on creating swirly graphics, this tutorial is for you. Given the recent less-than-perfect weather in ‘sunny’ Queensland, this cyclone logo seemed the most appropriate...

iPads Do It To

BETTER THAN EXPECTED When it comes to editing photos, you no longer need the expense of Photoshop or the bulk of a desktop computer to create stunning images. iPads are proving every bit as effective for photo enhancement. In fact, with Apple’s Camera Connection Kit...