October 2020

Watermarking Basics

A Note from our Chief Experience Officer

It's October! How the heck has the last quarter of 2020 gotten here? Remember back in March when it felt like the year would never end? I mean, I think May was the longest month of the year with eleventy billion days in the month. So we're here now. Now's a great time to reflect on your business this past year and take a moment to re-evaluate where you want to be at the end of the year to give 2021 a good kickstart. Most of us may not be where we thought we would be when this year started, but if you have shown up for yourself and your business regularly, then you are still further ahead than most are at this point.

This month in the DC Insider we are chatting all about watermarking. So often I hear (or read) the question of how is it best to watermark, where to place a watermark, why should we watermark, etc. I asked Alex Wong of Alex Tebow Designs to share some tips and tricks in the watermarking arena. She also shares a story of why I am so passionate about making sure to put your watermark on your images, graphics, and photos. You never ever know what will go viral and you want to make sure all roads lead back to you as the content creator!

We also have the November Fun Dates Calendar loaded with some great "holidays" and graphic overlays! If you have used an overlay, come share it in the DC Insiders group, we'd love to see it! And, of course, our Store Owners have some great deals & discounts, so don't miss out on those. Remember, they all expire on 10/31.

Thank you again for being an Insider! We know we've had a few rough patches in the last few months as we work out the kinks of DCI. Your support has been truly appreciated and we are so honored you are along for this ride with us.
Live Creatively,

Watermarking Basics

Have you ever wondered where you should place a watermark? Or trying to figure out how to make your logo look good as a watermark? Alex is here to share tips and tricks for watermarking and protecting your graphics and photos.

Watermarking Cheat Sheet

This cheat sheet is a great companion to Alex's video!
get your Cheat sheet

5 Reasons Why You Need to Use Watermarks

Here are 5 good reasons why you should be using watermarks on all of your graphics and photos. Can you think of more? Come chat about it in the DC Insider FB group.
read the article

fun dates calendar

You know those fun, silly national "holidays" that we all have fun with and are great ways to create engagement?
We love those holidays and know you do, too! So we have created a monthly calendar with a holiday for every day! You will always get next month's calendar in your monthly DCI. So if you are looking for October's calendar, head on back to your September e-box.

But wait, there's more!

Each day has some ideas for how to use the "holiday" for engagement... and there are a few bonuses, like graphic overlays hidden within some of the days! How fun is that? Simply click on a "holiday" and Airtable will open a pop up with more information. We went live in the DC Insiders group last month sharing more about this new feature!
get the november calendarsign up for airtable

DC Stores Discounts & Deals

Direct Creatives Store Owners offer Insiders exclusive discounts & deals.

Featured Store: Alex Tebow Designs

Buy 2 or more background papers get 50% off

Code: DCIFall2020
Blueberries N Books
10% off graphics packs

Code: October
The Hooking Reader
10% off anything in the Store

Code: Oct10
Treehouse Creative Nook
10% off non sale items

Code: newer10
Just Hand Me a Book
10% off one bundle

Code: trickortreat
Inspiration Station
20% off anything in the Store

Code: FALL20