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25+ Best Monogram Fonts

Creating a monogram is a popular design practice for logos, badges, signage, insignias, and signatures (it actually dates back to the early 350BC!). If you’re working on a monogram design, this collection of monogram fonts and typography is a helpful starting point! Many brands, products, and businesses still use monograms to craft unique logos that stand out from the crowd (like Volkswagen or Coco Chanel). And we’ve handpicked several unique monogram fonts with decorative designs that you can use for… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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30+ Best Photoshop Patterns of 2018 (Free & Pro)

If you’ve been looking for a creative tileable pattern to make your designs look even more beautiful, you’ve come to the right place. In this post, we’re sharing a collection of the best Photoshop patterns with various design styles and aesthetics (both free and premium). When designing a background, whether it’s for a book cover, business card, or a website, using a creative pattern goes a long way to add a personal touch to the overall look of the design. Not to mention that patterns also help… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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30+ Best Fonts for Logo Design

Crafting the perfect logo often takes a lot of hard work and time. You have to come up with a design outline, pick the right colors, and find the perfect logo font to match the branding. Don’t worry. We’re here to make that process a bit easier for you. No need to spend hours surfing the web to find a great font for your logo design, we’ve already picked the best ones for you. Have a look at this handpicked collection of the best logo fonts and choose the one that works best for your project! You can… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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Choosing the Best Logo Fonts: 10 Tips & Examples

The font a brand selects for their logo can evolve into lettering that people identify with a company or product. Just think about the typefaces for Coca-Cola, Disney or even eBay. Even if you see those typefaces without the brand names, there’s still an immediate connection. That’s the value of choosing the best logo font for your brand. So how do you do it? Here are ten tips to help you choose the best logo font you can with examples of logos that feature amazing typography. 1. Match the Font to… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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What’s a Progressive Web App (And Why Should You Care)?

In 2016, mobile users first surpassed those accessing the web from desktop devices. Since then, mobile hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down. As everyone looks for how to make websites, and web apps, more mobile-friendly, you’ll increasingly start to come across the phrase „Progressive Web App“. Today we’re looking at what this is, how it differs from other technologies like AMP, and how you can get started. Mobile Isn’t Slowing Down A study from Stone Temple demonstrates how this divide… learn more

Design Shack  David Appleyard | 
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30 Best Photoshop Brushes of 2018

Today, we’re bringing you a collection of the best Photoshop brushes for creating amazing designs like a pro without having to break the bank. We know for a fact that designers love to collect all kinds of brushes. That’s why we made sure to include a mix of Photoshop brushes in this post that will be useful in creating various types of designs, including everything from drawing to painting, coloring, texturing, shading, and much more. 50 Photoshop Watercolor Brushes Watercolor brushes… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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50 Wonderful Wedding Invitation & Card Design Samples

It’s astounding how many people weddings provide employment to: photographers, caterers, florists, and even designers can make a great living by focusing partially or even completely on clients planning their marriage. Wedding invitation card design is one of the most creative areas of print design today. Talented designers really pull out all the stops and create some amazingly inspirational pieces. Keep reading to see fifty astounding examples of wedding invitation design (and a few trends to watch out… learn more

Design Shack  Joshua Johnson | 
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Halloween Graphic Design: 10 Spooky Tips & Ideas

Witches, goblins, and ghouls can make for some pretty amazing design projects. While Halloween might not be top of mind when it comes to design, it’s an opportunity to do something a little different with projects. Halloween graphic design centers around something that will be around for a short time. It might be different than the typical vibe of a brand or project and often has a theme that’s fun and friendly. Adding a spooky element to a design can delight users and show that the design is new and… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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50+ Apple Watch Mockups & Graphics

The Apple Watch is the latest gadget in Apple’s ever-growing product line-up. If you’re looking to display your latest application or web interface on the watch, then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve gone through and updated our collection of Apple Watch mockups with dozens more beautiful graphics, mockups and vector designs for you to use in your next project (including for the latest Apple Watch Series 4). These are mixed templates PSD mockups as well as fully scalable vector packs. They span… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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20+ Best Tattoo Fonts & Lettering

Many designers now use tattoo lettering fonts to give an artistic hand-drawn look to their designs. In this post, we bring you a set of tattoo style fonts you can use with your own design projects to create that same unique effect. The inconsistent, stylish, and decorative designs of the tattoo fonts help give a personalized look to various types of digital and print designs, including flyers, posters, social media posts, and even greeting cards. It’s a great way to add an authentic feel to your designs… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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Choosing the Best Font for Business Cards: 10 Tips & Examples

One of the smallest things that can be the most difficult to design is a business card. Due to its small size and a need to include a lot of information, choosing the best font for your business cards is important. It has to set the right tone for you (and your business) and maintain a high level of readability. While there are a lot of amazing fonts out there, not all of them are super easy to read and understand at small sizes. Most printers recommend that the font on a business card not drop below 8… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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10+ Best iPhone XS, XS Max & XR Mockups

The recent Apple keynote event unveiled a series of new iPhones. For designers, this means it’s time to update the old mockups on your websites, portfolios, and presentations. To help you out, we handpicked a set of iPhone XS mockups along with XS Max and XR mockups. Keeping your websites and portfolios up-to-date is an important part of staying relevant and maintaining the user experience. Imagine what your audience might feel when they visit your website and see screenshots of apps and websites shown… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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20+ Best Landscape Lightroom Presets

Unlike taking portrait photos, capturing beautiful scenes in travel and landscape photos is quite difficult because you have to work with the natural lighting conditions. With the power of a landscape Lightroom preset, you can add incredible depth and personality to your landscape photos with just a few clicks! Whether you’re a professional photographer using a DSLR or a traveler snapping photos with a smartphone, Lightroom is a must-have app that will help improve your landscape photos. One of the many… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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How to Boost Your Social Media Presence With Templates

With each passing day, it seems like social media is becoming a more visual medium. You don’t just tweet a couple hundred characters, you add a card or image. You don’t just post a photo on Instagram, you add a video or story that creates a more interactive experience for users. Social media templates can help you create unique, visual posts that will engage your audience! How your social posts look communicate something to your audience about you or your brand. So it all has to be spot on. One tool that… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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Design Trend: Using Watercolor Patterns in Web Design

Add a little art to your web design with the watercolor trend. Watercolor techniques are a popular design option because they are fun, easy to use and work with a variety of different types of content. Watercolor styles can be used in a number of ways to emphasize your content. Whether you are considering a watercolor look for your website framework or just want to experiment with the style, we have a collection of ideas, examples, and resources to help you get started. Bright and Light… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 

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