Look Like A Design Genius With These Photoshop Templates

ArtsHacker.comA good Photoshop (PSD) template can save hours of time and frustration when designing branding elements for social media platforms and over the past year, you’ve probably noticed the trend toward larger, full width header images. These look terrific and since every major social media platform functions within a responsive website environment (where content is relocated across different browser widths) that means you can no longer be lazy and put together a WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) style header image based on desktop-only design specs.

Instead, you need to know how content moves across those browser width thresholds (called media queries) in order to design a header image that not only looks great but doesn’t lose critical parts when auto sizing and/or cropping kicks in across those media queries.

I published an article today at ArtsHacker.com that will provide some fabulous resources to help you break out of old habits and jump right into being a responsive design genius in one easy move. You’ll find links to download Photoshop templates from TwelveSkip.com’s Pauline Cabera for Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and LinkedIn templates along with examples and pointers for each.

Read Take Advantage Of These Photoshop Templates To Update Your Social Media Branding at ArtsHacker.com

About Drew McManus

"I hear that every time you show up to work with an orchestra, people get fired." Those were the first words out of an executive's mouth after her board chair introduced us. That executive is now a dear colleague and friend but the day that consulting contract began with her orchestra, she was convinced I was a hatchet-man brought in by the board to clean house.

I understand where the trepidation comes from as a great deal of my consulting and technology provider work for arts organizations involves due diligence, separating fact from fiction, interpreting spin, as well as performance review and oversight. So yes, sometimes that work results in one or two individuals "aggressively embracing career change" but far more often than not, it reinforces and clarifies exactly what works and why.

In short, it doesn't matter if you know where all the bodies are buried if you can't keep your own clients out of the ground, and I'm fortunate enough to say that for more than 15 years, I've done exactly that for groups of all budget size from Qatar to Kathmandu.

For fun, I write a daily blog about the orchestra business, provide a platform for arts insiders to speak their mind, keep track of what people in this business get paid, help write a satirical cartoon about orchestra life, hack the arts, and love a good coffee drink.

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