Photo template – Web A Photo http://web-a-photo.com/ Tue, 27 Sep 2022 13:00:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://web-a-photo.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2021-06-23T173451.957.png Photo template – Web A Photo http://web-a-photo.com/ 32 32 Latest CorelDRAW Graphics Suite Expand Creative Updates https://web-a-photo.com/latest-coreldraw-graphics-suite-expand-creative-updates/ Tue, 27 Sep 2022 13:00:12 +0000 https://web-a-photo.com/latest-coreldraw-graphics-suite-expand-creative-updates/ Subscribers get access to new authoring tools and templates, an improved export workflow, and a variety of customer-requested enhancements that make it easier to produce amazing results. Recently Launched CorelDRAW Academy Helps Designers Develop Their Skills and Unleash Their Creative Potential OTTAWA, Sept. 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — As part of the new vision for […]]]>

Subscribers get access to new authoring tools and templates, an improved export workflow, and a variety of customer-requested enhancements that make it easier to produce amazing results.

Recently Launched CorelDRAW Academy Helps Designers Develop Their Skills and Unleash Their Creative Potential

OTTAWA, Sept. 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — As part of the new vision for the recent rebranding as Alludo, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite, the complete design solution for vector illustration, page layout , photo editing, typography, and real-time collaboration, today introduced several updates that allow designers to get creative and produce stunning results faster. Available with a subscription, these latest features and enhancements allow users to hone their skills and make it easier to start a creative project.

“The latest updates simplify the design process, making it easier for everyone to unleash the power of creativity and produce stunning results,” said Klaus Vossen, Senior Product Manager for CorelDRAW. “We want to enable designers to succeed faster by having access to the tools that give them the freedom and flexibility they need to develop creative projects, on any device and from anywhere.”

Here’s what’s new for CorelDRAW Graphics Suite subscribers:

  • NEW! Creative design patterns and hands-on projects: Stimulate creativity and improve graphic design skills with access to a variety of new design templates and hands-on projects.
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  • NEW! Improvements requested by customers: By accepting direct user requests from the CorelDRAW Ideas Portal, subscribers can enjoy new WebP file support, a redesigned New Document dialog, performance improvements, and more.

The updates follow the release of the new CorelDRAW Academy, an online learning resource that helps CorelDRAW Graphics Suite subscribers increase their graphic design knowledge and skills and develop their creative potential.

Designed by creative professionals and free to all active CorelDRAW Graphics Suite subscribers and maintenance customers, CorelDRAW Academy offers engaging, easy-to-follow modular training sessions focused on real-world design scenarios so users can apply new techniques on a daily basis. design projects.

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite subscribers can enjoy a more flexible way to stay up to date with access to new features, exclusive content and enhancements, plus support for the latest technologies as they become available . To learn more about what’s new for subscribers, visit: www.coreldraw.com.

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Albert Pujols joins the 700 circuits club in a provocative final season https://web-a-photo.com/albert-pujols-joins-the-700-circuits-club-in-a-provocative-final-season/ Sat, 24 Sep 2022 14:08:53 +0000 https://web-a-photo.com/albert-pujols-joins-the-700-circuits-club-in-a-provocative-final-season/ The end of the baseball days is coming with more cruelty than kindness. Babe Ruth quit in May 1935 with a .181 ERA and a feud with the owner of his Boston Braves. Ken Griffey Jr. was hitting .184 without home runs in June 2010 when he abruptly left the Mariners on his way home […]]]>

The end of the baseball days is coming with more cruelty than kindness.

Babe Ruth quit in May 1935 with a .181 ERA and a feud with the owner of his Boston Braves.

Ken Griffey Jr. was hitting .184 without home runs in June 2010 when he abruptly left the Mariners on his way home to Florida, leaving only a prepared statement of retirement.

Mike Schmidt was hitting .203 in 1989 when he quit while the Phillies were in San Diego. When asked what he would miss most about baseball, the great third baseman quipped, “Room service fries.”

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Panicked – Isthmus | Madison, Wis. https://web-a-photo.com/panicked-isthmus-madison-wis/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 20:31:10 +0000 https://web-a-photo.com/panicked-isthmus-madison-wis/ The city recently announced that the Halloween Freakfest celebration on State Street has been canceled for the third year in a row. The last two cancellations were due to COVID, but this one could spell the end of the event. As the mayor who started Freakfest, you might think I would personally invest in it […]]]>

The city recently announced that the Halloween Freakfest celebration on State Street has been canceled for the third year in a row. The last two cancellations were due to COVID, but this one could spell the end of the event.

As the mayor who started Freakfest, you might think I would personally invest in it and oppose its apparent demise. Not really. These things run their course. In its day Freakfest was cool. But as things age, they become less fashionable. I am 63 years old. Trust me. I understand.

But I think the event is a template that can be used when needed in the future – and something like this will definitely be needed in the future.

Because history repeats itself, let me suggest some. When I took office in 2003, the annual party on State Street was more or less spontaneous, disorganized and increasingly dangerous. Tens of thousands of people showed up to show off their costumes. While it was mostly fun, the parties ended in bad behavior. In fact, the year before I became mayor, the event ended with a group of revelers lighting bonfires in the street and bombarding police with bottles and other items.

In 2003, we increased the police presence and I came downtown to walk the streets. I could sense some tension in the crowd – there was jostling – but then a cold rain started and I headed home confident that everything would be fine. But my phone rang at 2 a.m. and then-police chief Richard Williams told me his cops had just deployed pepper spray to disperse an unruly crowd. I got out of bed and drove downtown to walk down the street again. Windows had been smashed. It looked worse than it was, but it wasn’t great.

So in 2004 and 2005 we tried different strategies. We brought big lights, worked with student groups to sponsor costume contests, gave away free food and did everything we could think of to try and turn the event into a bacchanalia in healthier activities.

And none of that worked. Every year the same thing happened. A group of revelers massed on the 500 block around closing time for the bar (which was delayed an hour thanks to the end of daylight saving time that night) and started jumping and singing in a circle. Fearing a riot like the events of 2002 and 2003, the police intervened to disperse the crowd. It was an ugly scene eagerly covered by the television news. It made for some great footage, which local stations would broadcast for weeks before the following year’s event. It was like an advertisement. Halloween in Madison. Come for the costumes. Stay for the riot!

In 2006, I was as fed up with it as most of my constituents. The incremental changes we had tried weren’t doing the trick. Something drastic had to be done. Closing down a public street and charging to enter was certainly drastic.

That first year was a white fist bump. My staff worked with a group of volunteer publicity professionals to mark the “Freakfest” event. The idea was to make it a music festival with costumes. We couldn’t get a music promoter to touch it, so Bridget Maniaci, who was an intern student in my office and later an alder from Madison, booked the bands. The Parks Department has stepped up ticket sales from a trailer. City Engineering has designed some ingenious soft barricades that would help us control access without hurting anyone if stormed. A private security company we hired was released on bail at the last minute, so we had to scramble to get city employees to fill the role. My assistants Joel Plant and Mario Mendoza oversaw the whole thing and were on the streets all night reporting to a command center we had set up in the Water Utility conference room a few miles away.

As we got closer to the date, all kinds of people and groups were making public statements and emailing me to cover their butts. If things went south, that would really be the mayor’s idea. (When things went well, some of those same people and groups were eager to take credit.) I don’t mean Freakfest was everything to me because a lot of people contributed. But in a political sense it was, in fact, all about me. No one else would be blamed if things went wrong and I would be eligible for re-election in just five months.

And it almost went wrong. At the end of the evening, of course, a group got together in the 500 block and started singing. The police came on horseback to try to both show strength and calm the crowd, as horses would. Then someone threw a necklace (crowd loved to throw necklaces like they would at Mardi Gras) at a cop on horseback. The cop grabbed the necklace, twirled it around his head, and threw it back. The crowd burst into laughter and applause. The tension has been defused. We did a lot of things right with the wolves at the gate ready to pounce on us if we fail, but it was that cop on horseback that may have turned the whole event upside down. I would like to know who he was because he deserves our thanks.

And the rest is pretty much history. There was no longer a problem on Halloween. A professional promotion group, Frank Productions, handled group bookings and ticket sales. Freakfest worked well for about a decade.

But now the enthusiasm for the event has faded and so it looks like the city will move on. That’s good, but let’s not forget that history will surely repeat itself. Going back to the 1930s, there has always been an almost hormonal (maybe it’s not “almost”) craving for a big student blowout in the fall and spring. The violence at these events is rare, but it seems to start out small and get more intense over time. Unless they fabricate young people differently these days, it will happen again and the city will have to respond.

And Freakfest is there as a model for regaining control when things get out of control. It is an event whose time has come and gone and will probably return.


Dave Cieslewicz is a Madison and Upper Peninsula-based writer who served as Mayor of Madison from 2003 to 2011. His reporting and opinions have been recognized by the Milwaukee Press Club. You can read more of his work at Yellow stripes and dead armadillos. He is the author of Light blue: How center-left moderates can build a sustainable Democratic majority.

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The best free Canva alternatives for your next design https://web-a-photo.com/the-best-free-canva-alternatives-for-your-next-design/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 07:06:00 +0000 https://web-a-photo.com/the-best-free-canva-alternatives-for-your-next-design/ With Canva increasing its reach and expanding its use cases, they have moved some previously free features to paid features. This can also be attributed to its acquisition by Atlassian. While you can always make do with the free features by supplementing them with your design skills, there are tons of Canva alternatives you can […]]]>

With Canva increasing its reach and expanding its use cases, they have moved some previously free features to paid features. This can also be attributed to its acquisition by Atlassian. While you can always make do with the free features by supplementing them with your design skills, there are tons of Canva alternatives you can explore. So if you’re looking to create a new social media post, blog cover, or explore simple photo editing tools, we recommend checking out other software.

Since most of these alternatives have a better interface, templates, and more free resources, you can always use them for your specific use case. In fact, you will either find features not available on Canva or you will have to pay. That’s why, in this article, we’ll be looking at some of the best Canva alternatives available today, along with some of their distinguishing features.

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Snappa

If you need to create a simple graphic design for social media, ads, blogs, or email headers, then Snappa is software you should consider using. For starters, it has an extensive library of templates with preset sizes for your type of social media post. So all you have to do is pick a template, edit it to suit your brand, and upload it. Choose from over 200 fonts, 100,000 vectors and shapes, or explore photo effects until you get the result you want.

There are around 5 million high resolution photos to choose from. Moreover, it has a background removal tool, so you can customize your photo background for your next item. We love that this software is easy to use, so you don’t need any design skills to create something beautiful. It also means there are no unnecessary learning curves. If you use Buffer, just connect it to this tool so you can schedule posts directly from Snappa.

AdobeExpress

Looking to go beyond social media posts? Adobe Express software lets you create logos, flyers, slideshows, and more, in addition to social media designs. With the free plan, you can use thousands of unique templates, design elements, royalty-free Adobe photos, and more. Like Canva, you can also upload images from your device or cloud storage. There is also a great selection of fonts to use.

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With this tool, you can also invite team members to collaborate with you on a project. They understand the hassle a creative block can cause. And so, there’s a trending ideas section to help you find inspiration for your next design. Need to create something on the go, free download the mobile app from iOS App Store for Apple users or Google Play Store for Android users.

Vengage

Although Venngage is popular for being an infographic and chart tool, it is quite versatile and can be used to create any design you need. Infographic maker helps you present boring data into more engaging content for your followers or readers. It is also easy to share so that it can reach your target audience faster. The infographic maker can be quite complex to maneuver, especially as a non-designer, however, there are professionally designed templates you can use to get started.

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Create flyers, posters, eBook covers, menus, logos, banners, certificates, mind maps and more on Venngage. There are also pre-made templates for any design you want to create. There’s a library of stock photos, and like Canva, you can also create a character here. These customizable illustrations can give your project an extra touch. If you work in a team, you can invite members to work with you. Here you will get feedback in the form of comments and other contributions. It also has a presentation feature so you can present right from the tool.

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Easy

Easil is a Canva alternative designed for teams. The most distinctive feature is the Brand Kit which allows you to store your brand fonts, colors, logos, videos, images and more in one place. This way you can easily access it for your projects. It also lets you create a catalog of reusable branded templates. In addition to importing your kit, there are over a million free images available to you and templates to get started.

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This software has an advanced team collaboration feature. This way, you can lock certain items and approve which areas each team member can work on. This allows you to create a workflow and structure your team to avoid any mistakes or unwanted changes. Explore its features for resizing, animating, removing background and much more.

Stencil

If you are a small business looking to create high resolution images and graphics for your social media, then Stencil is the tool for you. There are over 5 million free images to choose from and use in your next project. It also comes with social media preset sizes so your images will be responsive on any account you want to post them to. You also have the option of creating a custom size.

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While it doesn’t have extensive functionality like the other Canva alternatives we’ve reviewed, it does have Buffer integration. This means you can preview and schedule posts right from the app. You can also upload branding elements such as logos, fonts, etc. for the different brands you work with.

Place it

This is a great graphic design tool if you need to create product mockups, packaging branding, and social media posts. If you don’t have templates to work with for your agency, you can simply use one of the templates and customize them to your specific needs. Rather than spending a ton of money on photo shoots and images, you can simply create product images with this Canva alternative.

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Place it also provides mockups for t-shirts, mugs, hoodies, books, business cards, and more. You can also create logos, slideshows and social media videos. As the name suggests, all you have to do is place your brand assets on it.

Vism

Looking for something to handle more complex projects like video, audio, and animation? Then Visme is a Canva alternative to use. In addition to these options, you can create social media images, infographics, presentations, and more. Due to its complexity, we recommend using some resources to bridge any learning curve you may encounter. It comes with free stock images and ready-to-use templates to get started

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Like the other tools listed above, you can import branded assets and collaborate with your team. Although the free plan comes with limited features, you can still use it to create engaging content for your audience.

As you can see, there are many alternatives to Canva in the market. All you have to do is identify your specific needs and choose one of the most suitable options. We hope this article was helpful to you. Share this message with your friends who may need it.

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]]> Godard was at the cinema | The nation https://web-a-photo.com/godard-was-at-the-cinema-the-nation/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 09:14:55 +0000 https://web-a-photo.com/godard-was-at-the-cinema-the-nation/ Jean-Luc Godard, 1980. (Photo by Gilbert Uzani/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images) “godard did not make the cinema. Godard was cinema. So said a French dignitary (was it Macron or his tweeters?) when news broke last Tuesday morning, September 13, that Jean-Luc Godard is dead. How did Godard come to personify his medium? He was barely there […]]]>

godard did not make the cinema. Godard was cinema. So said a French dignitary (was it Macron or his tweeters?) when news broke last Tuesday morning, September 13, that Jean-Luc Godard is dead.

How did Godard come to personify his medium? He was barely there at first. Cinematic narrative was codified before World War I by the reactionary modernist DW Griffith, even as Charles Chaplin embodied cinema as a universal medium. Nor was Godard the first to alter Griffith’s model. The rules had been reinvented by Soviet editing theorists, by the enigmatic Oscar Micheaux and by American underground filmmakers. But, compulsively watching films at the French Cinematheque in the years following World War II, Godard had a realization.

Godard understood the history of cinema as a text to be referenced, criticized and revised. Entering the field with a fully developed sense of the evolution of the medium, he was the first filmmaker to recognize that the classic period of cinema, with its seamless editing, simple narrative construction and devoted mass audience, was over and a new era of a new kind. cinema and a new type of filmmaker had begun. Cinema needed the cinematic intellectual who exercised the ability to rethink his medium with each new film. A cinephile before being a critic and a hyper-obstinate critic before being a filmmaker, Godard created this role and chose himself.

gOdard’s career trajectory is breathtaking. The first and greatest of postmodern filmmakers, he liquidated the last of the great Mandarin and encyclopedic modernists comparable to Joyce or Pound – albeit with a bizarre, short-lived swerve into the most abstruse political cinema imaginable. Had Godard retired after doing Breathless, he would forever be revered for creating a knowingly pulverized, neo-realistic, cubist detective film. In fact, he invented a style, based on discontinuous “sautéed” cuts, that he would never use again. (A barrage of three-second shots with voice-over captions, the trailer he created for Breathless is just as avant-garde.)

Having made the most original and influential feature debut since Citizen Kane, Godard never looked back. The 14 feature films he made between 1961 and 1967, often two or three a year, constitute the most astonishing series in the history of cinema. More than a few of them—Contempt, Alphaville, Pierrot le fou, Two or three things I know about herand Weekend-were landmarks themselves. With the bourgeois apocalypse of Weekend, Godard declares the end of cinema. Yet even the pedantic films of the so-called Dziga Vertov group (Godard and Jean-Pierre Gorin) that followed are not without cinematic value.

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Top 10 Online Tools Authors Can Use to Create Book Ads https://web-a-photo.com/top-10-online-tools-authors-can-use-to-create-book-ads/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 17:00:00 +0000 https://web-a-photo.com/top-10-online-tools-authors-can-use-to-create-book-ads/ There are many ways you can promote your book, but creating ads is one of the quickest and easiest. Share an impactful poster or video every week and publicity for your book will steadily increase. You even have several online tools at your disposal with all the features you need to create great book ads. […]]]>

There are many ways you can promote your book, but creating ads is one of the quickest and easiest. Share an impactful poster or video every week and publicity for your book will steadily increase.


You even have several online tools at your disposal with all the features you need to create great book ads. Here are the best.


Adobe’s services are some of the most powerful around, so rest assured that Express is more than helpful in terms of creating quality content for your book’s website, social media profiles, and even print materials. .

It offers a nice balance between free and premium tools, allowing you to design engaging content without paying anything. Upgrading your account expands the capabilities of your projects to include better templates, graphics, fonts, and more.

As a book author or distributor, almost any Adobe Express category may be of interest to you. You can design videos, flyers, Facebook and Instagram posts, and entire web pages, with each option offering its own range of user-friendly editing tools.

Canva is your go-to service for all kinds of digital designs, including posters, videos, ads, and photo collages. Imagine what you can do with each of these options as an author.

Once you’ve decided what you want to create for your book marketing campaign, you’ll also find a range of editing features perfect for book advertisements.

Suppose you need to advertise an upcoming live Q&A session. There are templates, text boxes, elements, branding styles, and more, some free, some premium content.

To further customize your designs, Canva lets you add texture to images and upload your own fonts beyond what Canva offers. Add your own book illustrations or reviews into the mix, and you’ll be generating great advertising ideas in no time.

When it comes to online tools that authors would love, Visme is another platform worth checking out. Again, there are limits to what you can do for free, but Visme’s full capabilities are worth the investment if you decide to take the plunge.

Of the categories available, the best options for book ads are found in Web graphics, Social graphicsand Videos/GIFsbut you can explore all the designs and what they can do for your marketing strategy.

The editor itself has a huge selection of tools to design cool images and videos, whether you want a Facebook ad or a banner for your website. If you can create an entire ebook on Visme, promos are no problem.

Here’s a website dedicated to helping writers design book ads, as well as covers and box sets. As for ads, Book Brush lets you create images and videos to promote your work.

Its free options are very useful, such as the ability to download static promos in PNG, JPG or PDF format. You get lots of templates and instant mockups along with different editing tools, depending on your project.

The image maker is similar to the apps above, although less versatile. If you’re creating a book trailer, your toolset changes as you start with a template and adjust its videos, sound, filters, overlays, text, and images step by step.

However, only premium users can download videos. Opting for such an upgrade unlocks additional features, such as unlimited image uploads, author-specific stamps, better animation tools, and a background removal tool.

Contrary to what its name suggests, Wave.Video also lets you create images. That said, you’ll find a wider variety of tools for producing video content, especially with a subscription.

To get started, you can download materials or use the platform’s stock resources. You can also save footage to Google Chrome, generate videos from texts and blog posts, or browse available templates for inspiration.

If you don’t want to create a book ad from scratch, you can choose an appropriate image or video template. There is a whole category called Announcements and promotionwhich contains news video ideas, quotes and testimonials as well as classic commercials.

Don’t expect Wave.Video to rival the video editing capabilities of Adobe Premiere Pro and Photoshop, but it’s a reliable contender for producing high-quality marketing materials.

You can edit every element, from video effects to layouts, before uploading or sharing your content with just a few clicks.

The simplest image or video can grab people’s attention if created carefully, so be sure to explore multiple design platforms before choosing the best one.

Renderforest offers a variety of media that you can customize as you see fit, including videos, slideshows, social media posts, and printables.

You can start with a blank slate or a nice template. The editor is easy to use, allowing you to quickly adjust the style, images, text, and audio of your content before previewing and exporting it.

The free version of Renderforest allows downloading images as basic JPGs and videos in HD720 quality. Your options, of course, expand with a premium subscription.

Letting readers see your face is a good marketing technique. If done well, a short clip of yourself talking about your book or your journey as an author can make you more relatable. You can overcome any fear of speaking on camera by connecting more with your fans.

Services like Wistia’s Soapbox can simplify the process for you. The website records you alone or next to your screen, window or tab. You can trim and customize the video by adding a title, description, cover image and call to action, while changing the color of the player.

Finally, you can export the video to your Wistia account or share a link for free. A premium account allows you to upload your content.

Note that Soapbox is only available on Google Chrome, but you are welcome to Wistia, an excellent full-fledged video editing platform on any browser.

You don’t have to turn to high-end websites to create eye-catching book ads. Simpler services like Animaker can do the job with impressive results.

This platform offers different templates for animated content whether you are presenting or promoting something. You’ll find a few book-related options alongside the basic ads to get you started, or you can open a blank project.

Once inside the editor, there are plenty of tools to inspire and keep you busy, including animated characters, visual effects, adjustable filters, and a voiceover recorder. Then you can upload or share your content, but within the limit of your free or paid account.

If you’re happy to pay for a professional design service or have a team to support you, consider investing in Biteable, which offers a 7-day free trial so you can make an informed decision.

Among other things, you can create advertising and marketing videos from scratch or with templates. You can also add recordings of yourself or your collaborators.

If you plan to give your videos a more personal touch, be sure to set up your studio as carefully as your content. Start by thinking about how to create a stylish backdrop for your videos.

As for Biteable’s interface, it’s very easy to use as it lets you choose scenes and elements for your video, which you can then customize with styles, animations, color schemes, multimedia, and more. .

Another website maker can use to create ads is Fastreel, a low-key but handy video editor that offers a book trailer and online ad maker among its services.

These templates provide basic scenes and functionality for your promotion, which you can modify and add to. Alternatively, you can upload footage you already have and customize it with Fastreel’s tools for editing, merging, compressing and other video production needs.

This is another service that is more useful in its premium version because, for example, it only lets you upload template-based videos, and those don’t offer a great range of styles or tools. editing. Upgrading provides perks like export options, cloud storage, and HD videos.

The websites above should help you with your book marketing efforts. Whether you want simple promotional images or high-definition trailers, each service has reliable tools to contribute.

Depending on the exact needs of your book, you can browse many other services on the market today. Do you want something totally free? Prefer to focus on social media marketing? Keep exploring and get creative with your favorite tools.

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Asian Cup 2022: ‘I criticized Md. Rizwan, people attacked me on social media’ https://web-a-photo.com/asian-cup-2022-i-criticized-md-rizwan-people-attacked-me-on-social-media/ Mon, 12 Sep 2022 05:29:25 +0000 https://web-a-photo.com/asian-cup-2022-i-criticized-md-rizwan-people-attacked-me-on-social-media/ First published September 12, 2022 at 10:59 am IST Mohammad Rizwan was the top scorer in the 2022 Asian Cup, finishing top scorer. However, he was still the subject of criticism from Wasim Akram. Unfortunately, the latter was attacked on social networks for his remarks. Image credit: Wikimedia Commons & Getty Pakistan came up short […]]]>

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A bridge from farm to fork – DeHaat https://web-a-photo.com/a-bridge-from-farm-to-fork-dehaat/ Fri, 09 Sep 2022 13:52:30 +0000 https://web-a-photo.com/a-bridge-from-farm-to-fork-dehaat/ Govinda Singh, a young farmer from Balka village in Bulandshahr district, Uttar Pradesh, is worried about his marigold plants wilting. He’s not sure what’s going on. In desperation, he rushes to Ram Kumar, who runs the Ram Kumar Keetnashak Dukhan (pesticide shop) in Saraya Takia, a few miles away, and shows him one of his […]]]>

Govinda Singh, a young farmer from Balka village in Bulandshahr district, Uttar Pradesh, is worried about his marigold plants wilting. He’s not sure what’s going on. In desperation, he rushes to Ram Kumar, who runs the Ram Kumar Keetnashak Dukhan (pesticide shop) in Saraya Takia, a few miles away, and shows him one of his plants. Kumar immediately tells her that the crop has been infected with root rot and suggests a remedy.

Kumar is able to explain the problem without referring to any material, thanks to the training he has, as a micro-entrepreneur or local distribution partner, received from DeHaat, the seed-to-market company based in Gurugram, which means “rural”. He knows the solutions thanks to the agronomists’ suggestions in the DeHaat app.

At hand

A little further in the village of Maithana Jagatpur, Kushal Sharma, 18, helps fellow Basmati rice farmers find farming solutions by consulting the DeHaat app, while Hukam Singh, 46, calls the call center of the start-up in search of solutions.

“It is easy for farmers to reach our business and it can be done in several ways: personal visit to the nearest micro-entrepreneur, or through the application or by calling our call centers”, explains Pramod Murari, Lead – Agronomist and Extension – DeHaat.

That’s how DeHaat, founded in 2012, has won over more than 1.3 million farmers, almost all of whom deal with the company in any given quarter, literally from seed to market. But the trip was grueling and difficult.

“When we started, farmers weren’t even ready to share their cell phone number,” says Shashank Kumar, CEO and co-founder of DeHaat.

three vertical

DeHaat learned the art of making the most of the digital world by helping farmers buy seeds, fertilizers, pesticides and insecticides directly through his app; obtain loans; purchase crop insurance and sell their produce at the best price. The Gurugram-based company operates across three verticals. The first provides agricultural inputs, the second advises farmers and the third markets agricultural products. Kumar says the company provides end-to-end solutions and ways to access the business for all their needs.

First to build a full stack

Some of the largest agribusinesses and exporters use DeHaat to actively source agricultural products. It has warehouses and a link with a private company for transportation to the farmers’ doorstep.

“We were able to meet the needs of farmers through institutional relationships. We have 100-120 input suppliers on our platform to sell 2,100 products. We also have 900 buyers buying some 35 crops from us,” says Shyam Sundar Singh, director and co-founder of DeHaat.

Giving an overview of the company’s success, Kumar said, “We are the first company to create a full stack for farmers, driving digital adoption in rural areas since 2012-2013.”

“We started digitization by moving to in-house technology first. Then we extended it to the value chain and finally to the farmers. The rapid growth in the use of smartphones has helped us a lot,” says Sundar Singh.

How the system works

DeHaat centers are fully digitized with artificial intelligence, machine learning and data analytics.

His system works like this: if a farmer needs inputs, including seeds, he can use the app to place the order or call the call center. The local distribution partner accepts the placed order and prepares it for delivery, usually within hours. The farmer can either obtain it personally from the local partner or have it delivered.

A farmer who buys seeds automatically gets free insurance covering the life cycle of the crop. He can get paid insurance to make sure he gets compensation for either insufficient or excessive rainfall.

“DeHaat has partnered with IBM and the Indian Meteorological Service to provide localized weather data,” says Murari.

Earn the trust of producers

“Agricultural inputs can also be obtained on credit. Farmers can get crop insurance through our app or local partners. They also have the option of selling their crop to us and we, in turn, give it to the buyers,” says Sundar Singh.

More importantly, when the crop has problems, farmers can take a photo of it and upload it to the app. DeHaat agronomists will offer a solution with a company team occasionally visiting the farm if needed to provide relief. The solutions offered on the app can also be archived for farmers to consult in the future.

“On the other hand, when selling their produce, farmers do not face any risk as they get prices at or above the market price,” says CEO Kumar.

Covering 10% of Indian villages

The company, which moved to Gurugram three years ago from Patna to build its technology team, has 9,000 micro-entrepreneurs on the ground in 110 districts to provide services to farmers in 60,000 villages. “This represents 10% of the total number of Indian villages,” explains Sundar Singh.

Kumar adds, “We are now geotagging farmers’ land to provide them with personalized solutions for weather, biotic and abiotic stress,” he says. “We have even started experiments with drones in three or four districts, including Bulandshahr, Hapur (Uttar Pradesh) and Motihari and Sasaram (Bihar),” says Amrendra Singh.

Drone service

Mukesh Agarwal, a DeHaat micro-entrepreneur in Bulandshahr, explains that “drone spraying was carried out in Bulandshahr on areas of paddy that are difficult to manage manually, and sugarcane, given the height of the crop. Farmers are charged ₹350 per acre,” he says. But the local partner must secure an order to spray at least 25 acres. “Including field mapping (called geo-fencing), the drone takes 20 minutes to spray an acre,” says Murari.

No model to follow

“When we reached this place, we had no model to follow. There was no personalized data on the farmers, although various universities did phenomenal research,” says Kumar.

The biggest hurdle DeHaat faced was the mindset of various people – from their own family members to farmers; it’s a view shared by all the founders, including Amrendra Singh, who is also a director of DeHaat.

All of its co-founders, including Adarsh ​​Srivatsav who is headquartered in Bengaluru, came with backgrounds in IIT and management. More importantly, they were from farming families and “we wanted to do something at the farmer’s doorstep,” says Sundar Singh. “Changing the mindset of our family members who wondered why we had to do this was our first task,” Kumar says.

Living in villages

“We did everything by ourselves. We just took our bags and started living in villages to understand the farmers. We met farmers and tried to understand their problems and solve them,” says Amrendra Singh.

DeHaat, which started its journey with a group of farmers in Vaishali district of Bihar after operating as a non-profit company in 2011, has been able to revolutionize digital transformation, says Sundar Singh.

“One of the aspects of our business was to base our business model on choosing micro-entrepreneurs or local distribution partners,” he explains. The focus on technology also helped a lot.

“The rapid growth of smartphones, the establishment of dedicated call centers for farmers and ensuring that no farmer travels beyond five miles to meet their needs through local distribution partners have all helped” , says Amrendra Singh.

growth path

“Ours is a unique farmer-driven model. This translated into two types of gains for farmers. One is measurable in terms of lower input costs, higher output and better price. Farmers are 100% assured that they are getting the right product at the right time,” says Kumar.

The business grew organically, starting in Bihar and then expanding to Jharkhand, Odisha, East and other parts of Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Gujarat. “We will start in Andhra Pradesh shortly and in Assam in 3-4 months,” says Sundar Singh.

DeHaat also entered the fruit and vegetable business by launching its own Farmplus brand to sell directly to customers. “We even bring these products from Pune to Bengaluru,” says Amrendra Singh. “We have now started supplying European and Gulf markets by purchasing bananas, grapes and baby corn for our buyers,” he says. The company has also ventured into livestock feed.

DeHaat complies with local mandi regulations while sourcing produce from farmers by obtaining the mandatory mandi license, says Amrendra Singh.

Farmer responses

Distribution partner Ram Kumar, who has been with DeHaat for three years, says his store caters to at least 500 farmers in his area and they save 5-10% on farm inputs. “Any order we place online, we get it within two days. Our grievances about pest attacks and crop diseases are dealt with immediately,” says Gaurav Kumar, a 35-year-old farmer growing sugarcane and Basmati paddy in Maithana Jagatpur.He also benefits from geolocation, receiving alerts on risks to his crops.

Hari Om Shankar, a 61-year-old farmer who worked at CISF, says the cultivation solutions offered by DeHaat are like an expert diagnosis. In helping farmers switch crops, CEO Kumar says, “Initially, we work with farmers for 2-3 years around their existing crops. Then we encourage them to switch to corn or mint or sweet corn or herbs or lemongrass and offer extension services,” he says.

“We promoted new varieties of mint as part of our outreach strategy to farmers,” says Sundar Singh.

The founders of DeHaat are happy to have been able to change their outlook on agriculture, in particular by accepting the sector as a promising career.

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Make the most of this free graphic design tool https://web-a-photo.com/make-the-most-of-this-free-graphic-design-tool/ Thu, 08 Sep 2022 21:06:49 +0000 https://web-a-photo.com/make-the-most-of-this-free-graphic-design-tool/ Need to create a quick graphic for that blog post you’re working on or create a website mockup for a client? You no longer need to be a professional graphic designer to do great work. You just need a few Canva tips and tricks to create masterful graphics even when you’re on the go. Canva […]]]>

Need to create a quick graphic for that blog post you’re working on or create a website mockup for a client? You no longer need to be a professional graphic designer to do great work. You just need a few Canva tips and tricks to create masterful graphics even when you’re on the go.

Canva is one of the fastest growing graphic design tools on the internet for a big reason. Anyone can learn to use it with minimal time. Tap or click for five simple Canva tips and tricks for better designs and graphics.

But there is more about this useful tool that you should know. For example, you can use it to create brochures, gifs, and even business cards. Keep reading for everything you need to know about Canva.

Advantage: Web application (no download)

You can access Canva through your browser. There is no need to download software and occupy space on your PC. You can access it from a Windows machine or a Mac computer.

Some programs are only available on one major operating system. Even though they are available on both, they may perform less well on one operating system compared to another. Canva is free from these constraints since you can access it whenever you have access to the web.

Disadvantage: grids and tables are difficult to make

Some visuals require a table or grid-like display system to make sense. However, you cannot edit graphics in Canva on a grid-style system. It’s much easier to create a table in Excel or Google Sheets to display information.

When dragging and dropping different graphics (called “elements” in Canva), the alignment tool does a decent job. But he can’t line everything up perfectly.

Advantage: affordable price

Canva offers a simple pricing structure without hyperbole. There is a free version with limited capabilities. If you want to take advantage of what Canva has to offer, you’ll want to upgrade to the Pro version.

You can pay a recurring monthly subscription for $12.99 or choose an annual plan for $119.99. Even if you upgrade to a Teams or Enterprise option, the annual price does not exceed $149.90 per person for the first five team members.

Disadvantage: Video content editing is very basic

You can edit video content in Canva, but it’s far from ideal. Uploading videos from your PC to Canva quickly consumes your 5 GB of cloud storage space.

Editing videos is similar to editing static images but is not as intuitive. Also, video editing looks like an add-on feature that isn’t quite finished yet.

Pros: You can create templates for your whole team

Team working? Share templates with your team members and allow them to make changes. Canva’s collaborative element is relatively intuitive for multiple people to use simultaneously.

You can create a suite of templates and share copies with your team, so they’re on the same page. Invite them to the project or send a direct invite using the share option.

Cons: Unable to download raw files

Want to take a design you started in Canva and finish it in Photoshop? Unfortunately, you cannot. There are no raw project files to download, so anything you do in Canva should be finished and ready for product.

Because Canva wants you to stay on its platform, we don’t see this as a feature it will release in the future. This is counter-intuitive for his product.

Pros: Export projects to multiple formats

You’ve created an infographic, but it needs to be sent to two different people in different formats. Carefree. You can export your project to PDF, JPG, PNG and other file types.

This makes it easier to download and send attachments. Alternatively, you can invite a colleague or client to a project and they can export it however they see fit.

More Canva tips and tricks you need to know

We want to be brief, but we can’t let you go without discussing the core features that make Canva one of our favorite web apps.

  • Sales models: You can get codes for pattern copies and sell them on websites like Etsy or your own store. People make a living selling Canva templates, so if you’re familiar with the platform, you can easily cover the subscription fee.
  • Templates for everything: Whether it’s a YouTube thumbnail, infographic, or Twitter banner, there’s a template for just about anything you can think of. It makes it easy to start many types of projects.
  • Access to photos: Canva offers access to a ton of stock photos through its templates. You can use them however you see fit, although many are offered in Canva Pro and the free version is limited.
  • 100 GB of storage: With Canva Pro, you can access 100 GB of cloud storage. Free accounts always receive 5 GB, which is often more than you need.

Although Canva is limited and has some drawbacks, it works well for basic design. Even if you’re considering hiring a graphic designer, giving them a visual idea of ​​what you want with quick Canva templates can make the whole process much easier.

You can use Canva in your browser or download the Canva app. Canva can be used on Windows, Mac, iOS and Android devices. You can download the app for iOS devices here. Or get it for Android here.

What are you going to create?

Canva has enough customization options to create an array of different designs. Plus, it offers thousands of quality templates to get you started.

Basically, it’s the design tool that you don’t need to be a designer to use. Try Canva by creating a free account or upgrade to a Canva Pro account and access millions of graphics and photos as part of your subscription.

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In the world of workforce collaboration, Google and Microsoft have new competition https://web-a-photo.com/in-the-world-of-workforce-collaboration-google-and-microsoft-have-new-competition/ Wed, 07 Sep 2022 08:26:50 +0000 https://web-a-photo.com/in-the-world-of-workforce-collaboration-google-and-microsoft-have-new-competition/ Although some companies are taking a tough stance on getting back to the office as the pandemic wanes, at least 92 million office workers are still working remotely. For more than half of this workforce, remote work is now a standing offer from their employers. But it’s not just tech workers who are benefiting from […]]]>

Although some companies are taking a tough stance on getting back to the office as the pandemic wanes, at least 92 million office workers are still working remotely. For more than half of this workforce, remote work is now a standing offer from their employers.

But it’s not just tech workers who are benefiting from this new normal. Entire career fields are being disrupted by the shift to remote working. In response to pandemic burnout and the flexibility that remote work provides, teachers and healthcare workers are leaving their careers en masse to take on remote roles. Additionally, 21% of job seekers leave their current career in search of remote work opportunities elsewhere. Obviously, the home office isn’t just here to stay; rather, it has become the national preference.

Thanks to powerful suites of services like Google for Work and Office 365, organizations around the world were able to switch to remote setup overnight, as we went into shelter two years ago. Google Drive, for example, has grown from 1 billion users before the pandemic to nearly double at the start of this year. During the same period, Office 365 users grew from 120 million to 321 million. While the growth of both services is impressive, it begs the question: are they really the best tools for every job, or has our overreliance on them blinded us to better options?

Remote work has pushed Google for Work and Office 365 to their limits and vice versa. Once dedicated to managing online documents, emails, and rapid communications, these tools have been forced to replace all forms of workplace collaboration, taking in-person meetings, brainstorming, and concepts into the virtual domain. And while they do a great job, organizations need to build entire processes around using these tools to ensure nothing gets lost in the mix.

No one feels this pain more than marketing and design teams. Tasked with producing a wide range of content week after week, these teams need to be in constant communication. To be successful remotely, they need to brainstorm solutions through a combination of conference calls and shared documents rather than enjoying the organic – and often more successful – experience of an actual whiteboard session. While it’s amazing that tools like Drive and Office 365 can be leveraged beyond their original intent, there is now another competitive tool for workplace collaboration worth trying, and it’s not at all what you expect.

Recently, Canva unveiled whiteboards as a new brainstorming feature, and it’s the workplace collaboration tool we’ve all been waiting for. While there are plenty of whiteboard tools out there like Figjam for Figma or Miro (which is now available on Google for Work), Canva’s whiteboard tool should rock them, Google and Microsoft.

Canva started out as a DIY design tool with a mission to empower non-designers in hopes of meeting the huge demand for visual content that exists today. But over the years, Canva has evolved that mission significantly. In addition to empowering non-designers with DIY content solutions, the organization is focused on launching products to empower modern workplaces looking to thrive in today’s visual economy. That’s exactly what Canva whiteboards do.

Unlike Google for Work and Office 365, Canva’s new set of tools offers endless space to collaborate. Traditional methods of virtual collaboration require creating new documents (organized according to a set process or haphazardly), participating in a conference call, and taking strenuous notes to ensure that all ideas are documented. But Canva Whiteboards is changing that narrative.

Teams can choose from a myriad of whiteboard templates as brainstorming triggers, like Kanban boards, flowcharts, SWOT analysis, and more. Alternatively, they can launch blank whiteboards to work on. Through the use of sticky notes, users can whiteboard in real time, assign tasks via mentions, connect all comments to teammates (a photo of the teammate appears next to each comment they make) and color-coded comments to better organize information. At any time, users can connect their brainstorming session to other documents and projects within Canva, creating a much more organized and manageable ecosystem of ideas.

What might be the most impressive feature of Canva whiteboards is how they can empower marketing and design teams in ways we haven’t seen since the pandemic began. With an easily searchable database of thousands of images and templates, non-designers can better express their ideas to their design counterparts. Halfway through a project, anyone assigned to work can spin around a whiteboard and discuss solutions to a design problem, which can then be immediately implemented into the design itself. Additionally, entire content calendars can be created in the tool, which can then be linked to templates, design inspiration, and final projects.

While Google for Work and Office 365 have a lot to offer, real-time collaboration and brainstorming within these tools has never been more rewarding than simply using a whiteboard. It took a switch to remote working to show the value of such clunky and seemingly archaic office furniture. After two years of working remotely, Canva Whiteboards solved the problem and took advantage of this last reason to go to the office with it.

The opinions expressed here by Inc.com columnists are their own, not those of Inc.com.

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