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March 30, 2012

PhotoHand.com Launches New Service for Facebook Users – Custom Facebook Timeline Cover Image Design

As of April 2012 Facebook Pages will be going through drastic changes. Now your Facebook profile is called your Timeline and you can place a large image at the top of your Timeline called a Cover.

For businesses this change signifies an additional outlet for brand expression. You’ve seen big brands with their visual compelling Covers photos. Just how can smaller brands make use of this visible spot for brand awareness?

Go to PhotoHand.com! We help individual professionals and small business level the playing field when it comes to the visual expression of their brands. And we do it at the most reasonable rate.

PhotoHand has been taking online orders for web banner design though its website for quite some time. The process is easy: start an order for banner design, enter the banner size (851×315 for the Facebook Timeline Cover), upload your photos, logo and even sketches, type in any instructions that you might have and check out.

Even if your photos are shoddy, PhotoHand retouchers and designer will find a way to integrate them into a professional-looking ad. The price of such an ad is most affordable – $19.95 per Cover, while any changes to the delivered design are free of charge.

Before placing your order, please consult the Facebook guidelines for Timeline Cover images so that your banner design is in compliance with their rules. Facebook

Here is a sample of a Facebook Timeline Cover that we have created for an old client of PhotoHand:

Note: Before placing your order, please consult the Facebook guidelines for Timeline Cover images so that your banner design is in compliance with their rules:

All covers are public. This means that anyone who visits your Page will be able to see your cover. Covers can’t be deceptive, misleading, or infringe on anyone else’s copyright. You may not encourage people to upload your cover to their personal timelines.

Covers may not include:

i. price or purchase information, such as “40% off” or “Download it on socialmusic.com”;
ii. contact information such as a website address, email, mailing address, or information that should go in your Page’s “About” section;
iii. references to Facebook features or actions, such as “Like” or “Share” or an arrow pointing from the cover photo to any of these features; or
iv. calls to action, such as “Get it now” or “Tell your friends.”

December 27, 2011

Looking good for 2012

As the New Year approaches, PhotoHand Team wishes you happiness and much needed in these trying economic times prosperity in 2012! We would like to thank our customers – many of you have been coming to our site for years. We value your loyalty and greatly appreciate when you take your time to expressed your thanks. Your letters mean a lot to us!

November 28, 2011

PhotoHand Introduces Photo Gifts with Modern Aesthetics in Mind

Just in time for the holiday season, PhotoHand unveils PhotoHand Gifts website to offer gift shoppers custom-designed photobooks, multi-image prints, framed photos, standouts Christmas decorations, photo mugs and puzzles while aiming to further expand into other gift types.

Gifts that are uniquely personalized with photos are perfect for Christmas, birthdays, weddings and anniversaries adding a nice personal touch to the tradition. The variety of photo gifts on offer has been steadily increasing. Now it’s the time to step up the quality of these keepsakes that is usually impaired by the flaws of the original photo image.

PhotoHand – a leading online specialist in photo fixing and design – comes to the rescue by putting the brains before the brawn and perfecting the image before it goes in photo gift production. Properly edited and enhanced, bland images turn into editorial-style photography that transforms any gift item into a precious memento.

Artful application of photo retouching and graphic design makes all the difference between stylish and cheesy and brings photo gifts in line with the modern aesthetics.

April 27, 2011

PhotoHand presents its services at My Freaking Wedding Bridal Show in New York

On April 17, 2011 PhotoHand.com presented its services for photo improvement, wedding book design and save-the-date card design as well as wedding invitation package design at My Freaking Wedding Bridal Show in Manhattan.

My Freaking Wedding, a bridal show organizer supported by an off-beat content website filled with tips on how to add flavor to the tried and true wedding routine partnered with a dozen of wedding vendors to feature local products and services that are the “hidden treasures” of New York.

The event was filmed by a talented New York director Rene Ortiz.


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January 13, 2011

PhotoHand is Named to the 2011 Wedding Professional Hot List

13 Jan, 2011 – MomentVille.com, one of the worlds leading wedding websites, has just announced that PhotoHand has been selected for the 2011 Wedding Professional Hot List.

The annual Wedding Professional Hot List recognizes excellence within the wedding industry, as determined by reviews from tens of thousands of brides and grooms. PhotoHand was among the best reviewed vendors in their area in the past year.

“The Wedding Professional Hot List recognizes best of class wedding professionals.” said Geoff Evason, MomentVille’s CEO. “Highlighting the success of the top wedding professionals is an exciting way to spread the word and help newly engaged couples find the right professionals for their own weddings.”

About PhotoHand
PhotoHand will retouch your wedding photos at the starting fee of $3.50/photo for complete cosmetic photo retouching. Also, on offer there are custom-designed save-the-date cards and wedding invitations and wedding photo books from your photo material. With professional photo editing and photography retouching, skillful cropping and art effects, your book becomes an outstanding memorable piece.

About MomentVille
MomentVille.com offers engaged couples and wedding enthusiasts a one stop place for planning and sharing a wedding. Offering personal wedding websites, wedding planning tools, a gorgeous gallery of wedding pictures, a searchable list of reviewed wedding vendors, and lots of helpful and inspiring wedding content, MomentVille helps newlyweds with all aspects of their wedding. For more information contact media@momentville.com

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November 16, 2010

A New Twist on the Season’s Greetings Tradition from PhotoHand.com

Tired of the same cookie-cutter greeting cards? Looking for new gift ideas? This holiday season check out the new generation of highly personalized greeting card design launched by PhotoHand! There are no two cards alike – PhotoHand takes your favorite photo and integrates it with a unique graphic design to create a montage. As an option, have your child’s photo combined with the photo of her drawing as the background.

Orders can be placed online and this will cost you only $11.95 while you get a very special keepsake unlike the mundane prefabricated options offered by other companies. PhotoHand can also facilitate printing at a reasonable cost for you if you don’t have a favorite printer.

PhotoHand photo card offering extends to personal events, like birthdays, bachelorette parties, bar mitzvahs, baby showers… You can order a creative collage of several photos at $5.95 per image. Such gifts are fun, original and as personable as they get.

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November 7, 2010

Modelocity Magazine Gives PhotoHand Thumbs Up

Modelocity magazine that features upcoming modeling talent and provides practical advice to those who are making first steps in their modeling careers, gives thumbs up to PhotoHand.com as an invaluable resource for Madison-Avenue quality yet most affordable photo retouching and comp card design that will get you noticed.

In the modeling business where competition is brutal, Modelocity Magazine lets you get your feet wet by giving you your first exposure and providing you with how-to advice on your way to becoming the next America’s top model.

When receiving portfolio submission for tearsheets, Modelocity editors started worrying that many images were in dire need of improvement – smudged makeup, flyaway hairs crossing your eyes, flash glare, dark undereye circles… any imperfections could be easily be removed. Of course, this should be done by professionals who will not make your face look flat and ensure that the traces of corrections do not pop up in printing.

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Now, the common perception is that such retouching services are costly and out of reach for starting-out models. This is how Modelocity discovered PhotoHand.com that charges only $3.50 per photo for complete cosmetic retouching or $19.95 for comp card design plus retouching of all photos included in the card. A tastefully designed comp card makes the photos look more glamorous adding to the professional image of the model; and comp cards designed by PhotoHand do make you stand out.

Says Modelocity: “Thank goodness no more confusing per work hour estimates. Some places confuse you with terminology that does not make sense to the normal human ear…  We like that PhotoHand has worked with models at the beginning of their careers and knows exactly what they need and have no problem wiping the question marks off the faces of those just starting out in the industry.”

Related Posts: Comp Cards – How To and What Works

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July 16, 2009

PhotoHand Co-sponsors a Charity Event to Benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Metro New York

Sara-Romoli-Charity-Event -for-Make-A-Wish-Foundation-PHPhotoHand.com acted as a co-sponsor of the charity event on June 30, 2009 organized by the company’s client – international fashion designer Sara Romoli – to benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Metro New York. The event featured an exquisite fashion show of Sara Romoli’s latest collection, followed by an unforgettable performance of Amy Rivard of the Riverdance and Celtic Woman fame and culminated in a vintage jewelry auction starring some pieces of the Belle Époque period.

The team of PhotoHand.com was glad to contribute to the success of the event that drew significant attendance from the New York City business and creative community, as well as members of the media and raised contributions to benefit one of the world’s most well-known charities that grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.
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