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The “WannaCry” computer virus infected thousands of computers worldwide this past weekend (May 12th 2017). A “Trojan Horse” virus, it maliciously gains access to computer systems, locking down and making inaccessible to you and others your private information and data, then requesting a financial payment for the release of same.   This type of computer software attack is known as “Ransomware”. This free online course teaches you how to avoid the virus, but more importantly explains the concepts behind these attacks. It is believed by industry experts that these types of computer virus attacks are going to become more frequent.   Whether you are an individual learner, or an employer or manager with an organization of team of staff to protect, this free course will be of help to you in spreading awareness on how to protect against this malicious threat. As of 15th of May, around $50,000 worth of bitcoin has been paid to unknown ransomers.   This free online course will be of great interest to those who would like to gain a better understanding of the latest WannaCry ransomware attack, and to those wishing to protect against […]

You know your business, we know logos. Over the years, millions of logos have been created with Logo Design Studio Pro. We here at KC Graphix can partner with you and provide the tools, objects, inspirations, and guides you need to help you create a one-of-a-kind logo that is personal and professional. With countless tools and hundreds of options, there is no limit to what you can create! Congratulations and thank you for your purchase of the Logo Design Studio Pro – Logo Expansion Pack by KC Graphix. In this tutorial I will show you how to utilize the gradient fills pack that came with your purchase. Let us show you how easy it is to make use of the Logo Expansion Pack and the Gradient Fills Pack. The Gradient Fills Pack transforms ordinary looking Vector Graphics and Vector Text into works of art. After you purchase your expansion pack for Logo Design Studio Pro,  we will email you the Gradient Fills Pack. Simply unzip the contents of these two zip files (Files and Folders) to where ever you find it most convenient. Note: If at any time you need […]

The power of a logo to elicit an emotional response can have a resounding effect on the way customers and potential customers view a particular product, service or company. A powerful logo may look simple but there’s nothing simple about creating effective logo shapes. Be aware that the logo shapes used to portray the most visible brands in our culture have not been chosen by chance – there are some powerful psychological forces at work. In this article we’ll take a look at how the informed use of shapes can be used to give your logo the desired resonance. How humans view logo shapes Our subconscious minds respond in different ways to different logo shapes. Straight lines, circles, curves and jagged edges all imply different meanings and so a skilled logo designer can use shape to infer particular qualities about the brand. Think, for example, of the Nike Swoosh: the combination of curves ending in a sharp point offers a strong suggestion of movement. Particular logo shapes send out particular messages: Circles, ovals and ellipses tend to project a positive emotional message. Using a circle in a logo can suggest […]

Help with your brand color selection Choosing colors for your brand shouldn’t be about your favorite color, but rather what you want your logo to say about your company. Here’s a crash course on color psychology and what the 100 most valuable brands in the world are doing. How do companies pick logo colors? People pick their logo colors for a wide variety of arbitrary reasons. Some choose their favorite color. Others like the color of their first car because of what it represented at the time. I originally picked purple as The Logo Factory‘s official color because it was my (now) wife’s favorite, purple and teal was a trendy color scheme at the time and red, my favorite, seemed a little garish for what I wanted to portray. Others take a toss-the-dice approach, hoping to stumble upon a color scheme that looks “nice” on a webpage. All fine and dandy, but colors mean things and if used effectively as part of a design philosophy, can add an entire new level of effectiveness to your logo and the brand that surrounds it. How important are colors anyway? The most valuable […]