Category Archives : Branding


Photo Artist Review of 2016

Photo Artist Review

This is my photo artist review of 2016. I create a book of samples of my work each year, mainly so that I can see how my graphical skills are progressing and to show potential clients. All the images are created from ordinary photos and then stylised using Photoshop, Photoshop Actions and manual editing. I […]

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Marketing Mockups

Marketing mock-ups are great for branding businesses.  These are graphics that enable us to quickly and easily brand our businesses by placing our own logo or branding material into the image. Here are a few examples for a potential new customer I am working on:

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Graphics Review 2015: My 2015 Graphics Review

2015 Graphics Review

This is my graphics review 2015.  In 2015, I took a different direction with my business. It started with my interest in creating better graphics for my websites but gradually the process of creating art-work from any photograph took me over with a passion.  Sometimes in life you just have to follow your passion and […]

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Mark Salmon – Photo Artist

I have just put the finishing touches to Mark Salmon Photo Artist. This is a website that showcases my expertise with Photoshop and my passion for creating works of art from quite ordinary photographs. This website is fully responsive so it looks equally as good on a smart phone as it does on a desktop computer! […]

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Designing Marketing Creatives

​ During the last day or so I have been designing marketing creatives for a new business called Astles of Nottingham. Here are some of the results of my efforts: Business card front: ​ A5 Flyer version 1: A5 Flyer Version 2: A5 Flyer Veg Boxes 1 A5 Flyer Veg Boxes 2: A5 Flyer Veg […]

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Easy Banner Graphics

I have created a new product called Easy Banner Graphics over the course of the last 3 days. This product was created quite by chance when I saw another banner template for sale and thought that I could create something that was more valuable. I have created 10 Photoshop files covering 10 standard sizes for […]

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Email Swipe Generator

Email Swipe Generator is a new product that is being launched shortly by two of my fellow coaching students – Daniel Madeira and Scrembo.  Their expertise is in solo ads and email marketing. They commissioned me to set up a membership site for them and to integrate the site with JVZoo so you can look […]

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Scenes of Stratford-upon-Avon

When I take our dog for a walk, I slip a small camera into my pocket and simply snap the scenes of Stratford-upon-Avon that I see.  When I return home, I quickly upload the pictures to my computer and process them through Photoshop.  I use a combination of Photoshop Actions and ‘play’ with the images […]

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Am I A Graphic Artist?

I think that I have discovered a graphic artist in myself. I have always been interested in pictures and art.  My house walls are covered in other people’s art that I have acquired over the years! Also, when I was much younger, I used to enjoy drawing but I gave it up as it did […]

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The Ultimate Key To Your Branding Success

Kate Loving Shenk

I think this could be the ultimate key to your branding success and, by association, your business and monetary success (and mine!) Please don’t read this and move on before you have taken some time out to think about how this applies to you and your business. I had a kind of epiphany last night […]

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Branding: Photoshop Actions & Engaging Graphics

Marketing and branding is enhanced by design skills, so I have been quietly developing my Photoshop skills – particularly using Photoshop Actions to create engaging graphics. Creating graphics is a very desirable skill in website design and it can be expensive and frustrating to outsource. My coach advocates that we should outsource of graphics because we […]

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Why I Re-Designed This Website

This post is about why I re-designed this website. This is how my website looked before the changes – pretty radical, huh! – I was running my site on the Optimise Presss 1.0 theme but this theme is not responsive. Whilst it has many good features, website design has moved on and I guess that […]

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Instatheme Launch Bonus

Instatheme launches today (6th March 2014 @ 11 a.m. EST or 4 p.m. GMT) and I will be investing in it and offering a bonus. I have been using Instabeauty, one of the themes packaged with the Instatheme launch, on two of my membership sites – marksalmon.info and businesscreationmastery.com. There are 8 or 9 design […]

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Mark Is Exploring Photoshop Actions

I have been exploring Photoshop Actions recently and, because I share what I am doing to build my business, I thought that I would share this with you. Part of the reason for playing around with Photoshop is that I am creating a product called Easy Web Page Graphics sharing what I know about how […]

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Testimonial From Mark Steer

Great job, Mark. I had a one on one consultation with Mark Salmon and can’t recommend this enough. We covered in some detail my approach to launching my first product and how long it was taking. The conclusion was that I needed to speed things up and launch version 1.0. This advice, although simple, has […]

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Logo Design Concepts

I like playing with logo design concepts and I have just bought a package that enables me to play around with any logo to create different logo designs. Using Photoshop actions, it is easy to get some stunning logo effects and to create something quite sophisticated. I have basically created a number of logo concepts […]

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Marketing Graphics for Wake Up To Health

I have just completed a new website template for http://wakeuptohealth.org incorporating the following functionality:   Here are a selection of the graphics that I created for that site: If you want to get in on a similar deal, then it is all set out on this page.

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