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Our favourite quote

Our favourite quote

        I can't even remember when I heard this for the first time. It's been rattling around in my brain for the longest time, and gets more important every day. Why? Well, for me it applies to every aspect of my life. Here's the top few that come...

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Storytelling and Business, A Dream Come True

Storytelling and Business, A Dream Come True

Stories inspire us, evoke emotions, craft vicarious experiences, teach us lessons and can live in our hearts for years. Humans have been telling stories since they discovered sitting around the nightly fire. Why? Because stories connect us. While you may think that...

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How to choose a font for your brand

How to choose a font for your brand

A brand identity is an impression, and we all know that we only have a few seconds to make a good one.

This identity is a visual shortcut to the value and connection you offer your clients. Here at A Lined Design we like to say that design gets you the phone number, and copy gets you the second date.

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5 of the Best Business Books Entrepreneurs Need to Read

5 of the Best Business Books Entrepreneurs Need to Read

With a sea of business resources from every possible viewpoint, it’s difficult (and time-consuming) to fish out the best (and most relevant) information. As someone who works from home in non-pandemic times, I wanted to help share my favourite business books entrepreneurs need to read to grow their businesses in this *interesting* environment.

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8 easy ways to build a colour palette

8 easy ways to build a colour palette

Building a colour palette can be SUUUUPER fun, but it can also take way more time than it should and even a source of annoyance when the whole thing just doesn't sit right. I know you know what I mean. So here's a few of my favourite ways to put together a colour...

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Make a Facebook cover in Canva

Make a Facebook cover in Canva

This tutorial uses layers to build your image: see my previous post on how to use layers. Get into canva, and select the facebook cover option. This will give you a cover which is sized to desktop: facebook covers are not responsive so keep that in mind when you...

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Working With Layers in Canva

Working With Layers in Canva

Layers are great, but there are a few tricks to know. Remember, if the video goes too fast for you, remember you can pause it. In this example we are using a frame to make an about image for the sidebar.   Click create a design, then use custom dimensions. You...

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Brand Identity Design | What Works Best?

Brand Identity Design | What Works Best?

I know how it is. You work really hard to get beautiful images to represent your story, all processed and lovely so you want them out there bringing those digital bums to sit on seats. Then you want those people to pin your images or share them on facebook so they...

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Solve a Blurry Canva Image

Solve a Blurry Canva Image

Canva is the bee's knees. If you don't have access to Adobe products, can't wrap your head around sketch, and want to be held by the hand a little... Canva is for you. But one thing that can happen with canva is blurry images. This is due to is being great at cutting...

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