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22-06-2020

14 social media visual marketing stats you need to know!

Getting success online is not going to be a walk in the park. Competing with the vast treasure trove of information available on the internet can feel like a daunting task.

19-06-2020

Movie Edit Pro Beginners Tutorial

In this video tutorial, I will show you how to edit video content using Magix Movie Edit Pro. I will show you how to cut video content, add transitions, add images, use motion tracking, add audio content and much more. Simply watch this video if you want to learn how to use Magix Movie Editor.

18-06-2020

Social Media Image Size Cheat Sheet for 2020

Are you trying to figure out the correct sizes for social media images? Do you want to optimise your social media profiles?

17-06-2020

How to Create Awesome Website Content to Generate Lots of Traffic - Infographic

Do you want to improve your business website? Need some tips for creating awesome content that attracts more qualified website visitors?

16-06-2020

21 Psychological Elements For Powering Effective Web Design - Infographic

Are you looking for tips to make your current business website more effective? Do you want to understand how psychology can help with your web design process?

15-06-2020

7 tips for creating a successful small business website solution

The internet is the place that can make you or break you. You need to be inventive when you have a small business and potentially no advertisement budget. Also, as a consumer, looking for a service, many people naturally Google Search what they need and then look at the site top listings.

14-06-2020

18 tips for entrepreneur to get more sleep!

More sleep means more fruitful and productive days. Feeling a little stressed? Not to worry getting the right amount of sleep can make a huge difference for your working day. At DCP we tend to work long hours building complex website design projects for our clients.

13-06-2020

How to embed google map into a website page tutorial

In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to embed a Google map onto your website page. We will use the source code editor to embed the Google Map code which will display on a contact page.

12-06-2020

5 Effective Tips to Increase Engagement on Your Business Social Media Posts - Infographic

Do you want to increase engagement on your business social media profiles? Want to get more likes and comments on your posts and YouTube videos?

11-06-2020

web design colour psychology tips - choosing the right colours for your website - infographic

Are you trying to work out what is the best colour for your business website? What to understand how colour psychology can affect the buying choice of a potential customer?

11-06-2020

7 landing page design tips to improve your website conversion rate - Infographic

Do you want to improve your business website conversion rates? Is your goal to generate more qualified leads using lead generation landing pages?

11-06-2020

21 Awesome SEO Tips for Business Growth - Infographic

For most businesses, the lockdown has been a total pain in the ***. But we should not stop our efforts to improve website SEO which will give our businesses a boost when the lockdown is lifted!

10-06-2020

Mountains and Sunrise Blender 2.8 Tutorial - Part 2

In this second and final part of this Blender 2.8 Mountains and Sunrise Tutorial, we will animate the camera and sunlight.

09-06-2020

Mountains and Sunrise Blender 2.8 Tutorial - Part 1

In this first part of this Blender 2.8 Mountains and Sunrise Tutorial, we will create the mountains and add the light source for the sunrise. We will add textures and materials for the mountains.

08-06-2020

Beginners SEO Tips: Checklist for 13 Step to Improve Your Website SEO - Infographic

Are you looking to improve your search engine optimisation knowledge? Do you understand the basics for getting better ranking results?

07-06-2020

Word Cloud Generator Video Tutorial

In this video tutorial, I will show you how to make some creative text-based image content using Word Clouds.

06-06-2020

Blender 2.8 Screencast Keys Addon Tutorial

In this video tutorial, I will show you how to setup Blender 2.8 Screencast Keys Addon. I will also show you how to change the font colour, font size and enable the addon when making tutorials for Blender 2.8.

04-06-2020

3D Model Planet Earth - Part 2 - Blender 2.8

In the second and final part of this Blender 2.8 Planet Earth Tutorial, we will animate the earth globe and clouds. We will also add a camera blur and animate the camera movement. We will finally export the render video clip.

03-06-2020

3D Model Planet Earth - Part 1 - Blender 2.8

In this video tutorial, I will show you how to create Planet Earth using Blender 2.8. We will use a simple sphere is to create the earth planet and also use a slightly larger sphere for the clouds.

01-06-2020

SciFi Spaceship Time Lapse - Blender 2.8

In this blender 2.8 time-lapse video, I will show you how to create a sci-fi spaceship. We will use Blender to create a full model of the spaceship and then animate using blender tools.

30-05-2020

Blender 2.8 Cold Antarctic Environment Eevee Tutorial

In this video tutorial, I will show you how to make a Cold Antarctic Environment using Blender 2.8 Eevee.

28-05-2020

How to create a custom Google Map with Route Planner and Location Markers

In this video tutorial, I will show you how to create a custom Google Map with Route Planner and Location Markers. Custom Google Maps are great if you want to share a planned route with friends, clients or family.

23-05-2020

Blender Dissolve 3D Text Animation Tutorial - Blender 2.8 Particles Eevee

In this video tutorial, I will show you how to create a Dissolve effect on 3D text using Blender 2.8 Particle Simulation. First, we will create the 3D text and apply a material. We will then use the Particle simulation to mask the text and use Force Fields to specify the direction of particles in the animation sequence.

19-05-2020

GIMP 2.10 Layer Mask Tutorial

In this video tutorial, I will show you how to create a shark in a light bulb! We will use various free images, GIMP layers and GIMP layer mask to create artwork.

16-05-2020

How to remove background from image using GIMP 2.10

In this video tutorial, I will show you how to remove background from an image using GIMP 2.10. To complete this tutorial, I will show you how to use a layer mask to remove the background content from an image. I will also show how to add a different background, resize image and export image using Gimp software.

15-05-2020

Resize Image in Gimp Tutorial - GIMP 2.10

In this video tutorial, I will show you how to resize an image in Gimp. Understanding how to correctly resize an image to a specific width and height is essential when creating artwork for social media and your website.

14-05-2020

Libre Office 6 Writer Beginners Tutorial

In the tutorial, I will go through some of the fundamentals of using Libre Office 6 Writer. We will build a letterhead document which you can use in your business using free Libre Office 6 Writer software. I will show you how to: Create a custom header and footer, Add your company logo, add your business address, add your website address, add URL links, create font styles, create bullet lists, add images, add and format tables, + much more

13-05-2020

How to change Google Chrome Background

In this video tutorial, I will show you how to change Google Chrome Background. Did you know that you can change your Google Chrome Background with a few simple mouse clicks? Why not add your business logo to an image or use a holiday photo for a nice custom chrome background?

13-05-2020

Top 5 types of social media content you should be sharing!

Social media is a fantastic way to get the word out there about your business and to share related content and ideas. You’re not going to get the attention you want by posting just anything though. Listed below are the five types of content are proven to get shared most on social media.

12-05-2020

How to create a YouTube Subscribe Link

In this video tutorial, I will show you how to create a YouTube subscribe link. If you are sharing your video content or channel on social media platforms then why not add a direct YouTube subscribe link to your posts?

11-05-2020

Top tips for how to improve your business website credibility

A website is the first entry point for a web visitor, and although first impressions count a great deal, the only way to make a lasting impression is to make it more credible in the eyes of your potential customers. Here are some pointers that up the ante on website credibility!

11-05-2020

39 methods to increase your email open rates

Getting your subscribers to open your marketing emails can be a challenge. Sending out emails with bad content or at the wrong time and lead to poor open rates. Here are 39 actionable tips to help you increase the email open rates.

10-05-2020

Tips for using colour psychology to generate more sales

What to improve your website conversion rates? Using the right colours can make all the difference! Often we don't think too much about the colours used on our business websites. We assume what we like, everyone will probably like. The keyword there is "Probably"!

08-05-2020

Top tips to improve website visitor engagement 2020

If you running a business then having a clearly placed contact phone number is essential. Have you ever been to a big corporate company website and all you want to find is a contact number, you are already stressed and then you have to trawl through pages to try and find a customer support number, this can be extremely frustrating so give your customers a simple way to find your contact details and improve your visitor experience.

06-05-2020

Turn your Pinterest account into a revenue driven social media channel

Pinterest is an awesome way to share your interests and hobbies and keep track of fun future projects. Unfortunately, it’s often seen as just that – a site purely for sharing hobbies and having fun. Frequently associated only with crafts, DIY and the like, Pinterest is often looked upon as the domain of the hobbyist, and not taken seriously as a valid media for businesses.

05-05-2020

GMIC 2.9 Tree Generator - GIMP 2.10

In this video tutorial, I will show you how to use the G'MIC 2.9 plugin tree generator in GIMP 2.10. GMIC 2.9 is a powerful free plugin which contains hundreds of effects which you can apply to your GIMP artwork.

05-05-2020

Ultimate guide to graphic image file formats

Having entered the hallowed portals of today’s digital world, you have to be able to speak its language if you want to survive and flourish. No matter what your calling is, a web designer, a photographer, a graphic designer or just a casual surfer, you can’t avoid dealing with image files and their formats.

04-05-2020

How does content marketing work?

There are two main approaches that are usually found in the content marketing world, one would be the novice approach, while the other is used by veterans. But how do these work and do they bring results? Let’s find out and study them.

03-05-2020

The Hidden Power of Long Tail SEO

Long-tail SEO is the use of longer, more detailed keyword phrases in URLs. These keywords are more specific than shorter core terms, consisting of three or more words. Whilst long-tail keywords are less common, they are more valuable to businesses; they tend to generate higher quality leads, with higher rates of conversion to sales.

01-05-2020

YouTube Sound Effects No Copyright

In this video tutorial, I will show you how to get free access to YouTube sound effects library. If you are doing some video production work or making content in Blender then why not add some sound effects to improve your content? Simply download MP3 files and add to your post-production and improve your video content today.

27-04-2020

Enable Custom Thumbnails on YouTube 2020

In this video tutorial, I will show you how to enable and add YouTube Custom Thumbnails. Having the ability to add custom thumbnails to your YouTube videos can make a huge difference in the number of views your videos receive.

25-04-2020

How to Download and Install Themes for Windows 10

In this video tutorial, I will show you how to download and install themes for windows 10. Why not have a nice looking wallpaper on your Windows 10 computer with only a few simple mouse clicks?

24-04-2020

Getting Started with Adobe Spark Video Tutorial

In this video tutorial, I will show you how to create amazing social media posts using Adobe Spark. Adobe Spark provides a quick and easy solution for creating a wide range of social media image posts. You can create content for all the popular social media networks.

23-04-2020

How to Enable Windows 10 Dark Mode

In this video tutorial, I will show you how to Enable Windows 10 Dark Mode. We will do these by changing the colour settings on Windows 10.

18-04-2020

Tips on reducing shopping cart abandonment

Why has there been such an increase in shopping cart eCommerce abandonment, you ask? Figures suggest that many websites are simply too complicated; by the time people reach the payment options they've either lost the will or the trust in continuing to payment.

17-04-2020

Colour Grading in Premiere Pro CC 2020

In this video tutorial, I will show you how to use Lumetri Basic Colour Grading in Premiere Pro CC 2020.

16-04-2020

Text Tracking Tutorial in Premiere Pro 2020

In this video tutorial, I will show you how to Text Tracking in Premiere Pro 2020.

15-04-2020

Top tips for Google AMP - Accelerated Mobile Pages

Understanding and implementing Google AMP can help to improve the load speed of your website on mobile devices. Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) is useful if the content of a page is static (does not change very often). In some cases like news items, the content of the page does not change very often if at all, for this reason, coding the page using AMP can greatly increase the load speed.

14-04-2020

How to download your Videos from YouTube

In this video tutorial, I will show you how to download your videos from YouTube. Sometimes you may want to have a copy of your videos which you have previously uploaded to YouTube.

10-04-2020

How to View YouTube Real Time Stats

In this video tutorial, I will show you how to View YouTube Realtime Stats using Creator Studio and YouTube Analytics. Understand your real-time analytics on YouTube can give you an insight into when is the best time to publish videos.

09-04-2020

How to add a YouTube End Screen

In this video tutorial, I will show you how to add an end screen to your YouTube videos. End Screens can be used to display playlists or specific videos and a subscription prompt.

04-04-2020

Top tips for creating a professional high converting website landing page

Landing pages are exactly what the words mean - the place that users land on when they are coaxed into visiting your website. Needless to say, they’ve got to be impressive enough to hold their attention and make them want to probe further, stay around and buy.

02-04-2020

How to build a website that converts visitors into sales?

Creating a website that converts visitors into potential customers can be a tricky task. If you have a business website which is just focused on selling products or services then I would suggest creating some dedicated lead generation pages. Why you may ask? Lead generation pages are very targeted to a specific product or service. The goal is to showcase a definite solution, you can add USPs (Unique Selling Points), customer testimonials, incentives, news items which are all related to a specific product or service.

01-04-2020

Install G'MIC 2.9 - GIMP 2.10

In this video tutorial, I will show you how to install G'MIC 2.9 plugin onto GIMP 2.10. GMIC 2.9 is a GIMP plugin which can be used to apply hundreds of different effects in GIMP 2.10.

01-04-2020

Comic Book Effect GIMP 2.10

In this video tutorial, I will show you how to use the G'MIC 2.9 plugin to create a comic book effect image in GIMP 2.10. GMIC 2.9 is a GIMP free plugin which can be used to apply hundreds of different effects in GIMP 2.10.

30-03-2020

Outline Image in GIMP 2.10

In this video tutorial, I will show you how to outline image in GIMP. There are many different ways to outline an image using GIMP, in this tutorial I will show you a quick and easy technique.

29-03-2020

Change Background Colour in GIMP Image Editor

In this video tutorial, I will show you how to Change Background Colour in GIMP. The first goal is to edit the picture and remove the current background using the magic wand tool (fuzzy select). We can then add a different background using a layer below the main image.

28-03-2020

Speed Ramping Adobe Premiere Pro 2020

In this video tutorial, I will show you how to Speed Ramp Video in Adobe Premiere Pro 2020. Add some flair to your video editing projects! Speed raming a great when you want to slow down your video clip to highlight a specific section of content.

25-03-2020

Grammarly Chrome Extension

In this video tutorial, I will show you how to install and use the Grammarly Chrome Extension. If you want to improve your website written content then the Grammarly Chrome Extension is a perfect and FREE tool.

24-03-2020

Fuzzy Select Tool Gimp 2.10

In this video tutorial, I will show you how to use the Fuzzy Select Tool (Magic Wand) in Gimp 2.10. The fuzzy select tool in GIMP is useful when you want to remove a background from an image. I suggest you only use this tool if the background is a simple plain colour.

24-03-2020

Influencer marketing is the new type of content marketing

The goal of influencer marketing is to get your product or service endorsed or advertised by a social media user with a large following. Have you ever watch a YouTube video which promotes a company or product at the beginning or during the video? The same logic applies to people who have large followings on Twitter and Facebook.

23-03-2020

Gimp Foreground Select Tutorial

In this video tutorial, I will show you how to use the Foreground Select Tool in Gimp 2.10. The foreground select tool can be used to cut out an image in GIMP. I use this tool when the background and foreground content have high contrast.

21-03-2020

Top reasons why your business needs a responsive website design solution

The technological advancement has brought with it the popularity of certain devices, that couldn’t have been imagined as a channel for web browsing and purchasing, a decade back. But, today if you don’t own this device known as the smartphone, then probably half of your daily life gets affected.

19-03-2020

YouTube Thumbnail GIMP 2.10 Tutorial

In this video tutorial, I will show you how to create a YouTube thumbnail using GIMP 2.10.18.

19-03-2020

How to Enable Dark Mode on Twitter

In this video tutorial, I will show you how to enable Dark Mode in Twitter for desktop and laptop computers. Twitter Dark Mode is great if you are using your computer in low light conditions.

18-03-2020

3D Transform Tool GIMP 2.10 Tutorial

In this video tutorial, I will show you how to use the 3D Transform Tool in GIMP 2.10.18. You can use the 3D transform tool in GIMP to manipulate an image in 3D space.

17-03-2020

Alignment Tool GIMP 2.10 Tutorial

In this video tutorial, I will show you how to use the alignment tool in GIMP 2.10.18. Understanding how to align content in your GIMP project can save lots of time when creating visual artwork.

16-03-2020

Perspective Tool GIMP 2.10 Tutorial

In this video tutorial, I will show you how to use the perspective tool in GIMP 2.10.18. In this tutorial example, we will use the GIMP perspective tool to overlay an image on a monitor screen.

14-03-2020

Why use social media for your business marketing?

Social media marketing is becoming an important marketing strategy for many businesses. We can think of social media marketing is a way to attract and communicate with your existing and new potential customers.

12-03-2020

How to install Blender 2.82

In this video tutorial, I will show you how to download and install Blender 2.82. Blender is a powerful and free 3D animation software application. At DCP we use Blender to create content for both client projects and video tutorials for our YouTube eLearning channel

09-03-2020

How to install GIMP 2.10.18

In this video tutorial, I will show you how to install GIMP 2.10.18. GIMP is a free and powerful image editing and manipulation programme. You can you use to edit photos or create custom artwork.

07-03-2020

Top super tips for creating a powerful LinkedIn profile

LinkedIn is the social media site for professionals. It’s where you can post yourself and your achievements, goals, work history, etc. You can also search for jobs and network with like-minded people.

03-03-2020

Tips for ecommerce global product distribution

So you’re planning on distributing your products to a global consumer market via your e-commerce website. This article is written for UK-based businesses distributing products overseas however this article can be used by businesses in other locations.

28-02-2020

Top tips for building a social squeeze page

The ultimate aim of any business is to convert window shoppers to actual customers. People visit a website, browse its content and you want them to turn into potential customers.

25-02-2020

How to create a super successful YouTube channel

YouTube has become one of the most popular online video platforms to date. Having a YouTube channel can help you to attract new customers, as YouTube is the 2nd biggest search engine on the planet, Google search being the 1st. But guess what? Google owns YouTube, so making great content for YouTube can help your business rank higher in the search engines.

22-02-2020

The surprising words that get content shared on social media

You’re probably already aware of the power of language, and the effect words can have on people. It’s prevalent in the business world, with all kinds of instructional articles, books and courses on how best to speak to customers, words to avoid in job interviews, and so on.

20-02-2020

How to improve ecommerce conversions using product page optimisation

SEO is all about increasing traffic to websites, being ranked higher by search engines and also about making search engine results more relevant to user’s search queries. There is so much of information about SEO that’s doing rounds just now that sometimes it becomes difficult to sift the chaff from the grain. Optimizing pages for SEO is the bane of every website owner- so let’s take a look at how we can do that without being overwhelmed.

18-02-2020

How to Remove Duplicates in Excel 2020

In this video tutorial, I will show you how to remove duplicates in excel 2020. I will be using the latest version of Microsoft Excel Office 365.

18-02-2020

Super tips you need to know for local SEO

If your a new local business it can seem a daunting task to fully understand SEO. Search Engine Optimisation is constantly changing and keeping up with the latest trends can feel like a full-time job.

16-02-2020

6 super tips for sharing your blog posts on social media

Sharing blog posts on social media can help to generate traffic to your business website, but doing this correctly can get your better results. If you create a blog post and share it once on social media then your chances of generating traffic will be minimal.

14-02-2020

What are the common pitfalls you need to avoid when starting a new business?

Entrepreneurs need to know how to prevent making mistakes when starting a new business. Making mistakes in business is not uncommon, we all do it, but we also have to learn from the mistakes we make. Why not avoid the common mistakes in the first place?

12-02-2020

Top tips for website conversion rate optimisation

In simple terms, the goal of Conversion Rate Optimisation is to generate more sales from website visitors. Your goal with CRO is not to get more traffic but to convert the current traffic into more paid customers. There is no point randomly making changes to your website to improve your Conversion Rates. You need to take a logical and methodical approach.

09-02-2020

How do 16 of the most successful entrepreneurs start their day?

You will be hard-pressed to find someone that enjoys waking up before seven o'clock in the morning. We all do it because we have to, and not for the sheer joy of being awake in the early morning hours. Some of us will hit the snooze button constantly and only vacate the warm comforts of bed until the very last minute.

08-02-2020

How to protect your business website from hackers

The last thing you need on a busy Friday is someone hacking your website or email :( Creating secure passwords should be your top priority. Using passwords which contain your name, pet's name, family member's name is not advisable.

05-02-2020

Useful tips on how to get 1000 shares on blog posts

Writing awesome blog posts is one thing, but getting people to share your content is another. Your first goal should be to share your newly published blog post across your social media accounts. Use the power of your followers to generate traffic to your blog posts.

02-02-2020

Super tips for creating a successful business website

The Internet has opened a customer base that was unimaginable before. Everyone wants a slice of this pie and for that, the first step is building your business website. This website will be your window to online customers. Since the website would be the first thing that any viewer would notice about your business, it needs to be carefully designed.

26-01-2020

How to make a YouTube Subscribe Animation - Adobe After Effects Tutorial

In this video tutorial, I will show you how to create a YouTube subscribe animation using Adobe After Effects After Effects is a powerful animation tool. In this tutorial, I will give a step by step guide on how to create an animated YouTube subscribe video.

22-01-2020

10 essential key steps to starting your own small business

So you want to start your own business? It can seem like a big decision to make, planning can take valuable time and sometimes you will have days where you begin to question why you started in the first place. To help put things into perspective for you, here is a step by step guide that will help you through the process.

21-01-2020

Top tips for developing a cutting edge media strategy

If you are reading this you are either: researching opening a business, about to launch your website or still in the beta period. The only certainty is that you are looking for advice in creating a successful media strategy, no matter the level of your career, this is something we can help you with.

19-01-2020

Premiere Pro Import After Effects Composition

In this video tutorial, I will show you how to import Adobe After Effects composition into Adobe Premiere Pro. Importing your After Effects composition directly into Adobe Premier can save lots of time when editing video content and adding effects.

16-01-2020

Beginners guide to Twitter business marketing

So I guess you are reading this blog post because you are not so familiar with Twitter. Twitter can be a powerful marketing tool for your business if used correctly. At DCP we use Twitter regularly to publish our recent completed website design projects, blog posts and YouTube How-To Video Tutorials.

13-01-2020

DaVinci Resolve 16 Particle Effects Tutorial

In this tutorial, I will show you how to create particle effects from still images using DaVinci Resolve 16. We will use the Fusion VFX node editor to create the particle effects.

12-01-2020

26 key steps to build a powerful personal brand

Building a personal brand is no longer the exclusive domain of celebrities and sports stars alone.  An established personal brand for all professionals is vital...

10-01-2020

Cpanel Password Protect Directory

In this tutorial, I will show you how to password protect a directory using Cpanel. During the development of a website project, you may want to protect a website for being viewed until the project is completed.

09-01-2020

How to Setup Email Account in Cpanel

In this tutorial, I will show you How to Setup Email Account in Cpanel. Creating business email accounts using Cpanel is as easy as "123".

08-01-2020

How to backup website using Cpanel

In this tutorial, I will show you how to make a full backup of a website using Cpanel. Backing up your website is extremely important. Even if you have an automated back up solution with your website hosting provider, I would still suggest making your own backs to be super safe.


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