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30+ Best Food & Drink Menu Templates

Using a pre-made menu template can be a great starting point for your restaurant or cafe. This is our collection of the best food and drink menu templates out there, to give you some delicious inspiration! If you’re a restaurant owner or a designer working for the food industry, it can be helpful to start with a template (rather than beginning from scratch). These menu templates are easy to customise, and can be a life saver in situations where you have to meet a tight deadline. Most of these cover a… learn more

Design Shack  Usama Nasir | 
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How to Design a Professional PowerPoint Presentation

Our series of tips on presentation design outlined some generic rules and ideas that you can live by to create better, more professional presentations. Today we want to follow that up by taking you through the actual process of designing a presentation from start to finish. We’ll break down every step of the design process, from choosing colors and images to using whitespace properly. After reading through this you should be all set to design your own beautiful presentation slides that will put your… learn more

Design Shack  Joshua Johnson | 
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30+ Best Scene and Mockup Generators of 2018

It isn’t always easy to find the right mockup for your header or feature image. Using a mockup generator can help you tweak and customise a mockup to match you needs perfectly. Mostly because high-quality stock photos and images are hard to find, and can come with hefty price tags. Even when you do find a great image, you later discover that someone else is using that exact same image on a different website. Which brings you back to square one. However, there’s a simpler solution to this problem: Scene… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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5 Fun Augmented Reality Apps for Design Inspiration

Augmented reality is a growing trend in application design and development. Apple has invested in the technology with recent updates (ARKit), and plans to include even more AR features. So how do you start planning to design for augmented reality? It starts with playing with apps already on the market to see how they work. What do you like (or dislike)? Here are five AR apps to help jumpstart your design inspiration and hopefully get you thinking about this next generation technology. (And how to make it… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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20+ Best PowerPoint Templates of 2018

The key to winning your audience is a perfectly designed PowerPoint presentation. Whether you’re speaking at a conference, pitching to an investor, or talking about sales projections at a business meeting, this collection of the best PowerPoint templates will help you speak to your audience. The way you design your PowerPoint slides will play a key role in the success of your presentation. You need to use the right colors in your slides, structure the content for readability, and visualize data with… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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30 Tips to Learn Web Design in 30 Days

Is learning the basics of web design still on your „someday“ list? Why haven’t you got started yet? We’ve put together 30 tips and resources to help you start learning web design this month (and maybe even find yourself a new career path!) Graphic designers, print designers, and creatives looking to learn something new or break into website need to quit procrastinating. Every day that you don’t take that first step leaves you one day further behind everyone else! Follow these steps to begin learning… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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30+ Best Hand Lettering Fonts

Hand lettering fonts can add a unique flourish to your design. They’re full of fun, character, and style. Whether you’re looking for a realistic calligraphy effect, or something more abstract, our collection of the best hand lettering fonts is a great starting point! Hand lettering fonts span a huge range of styles. They range from bold and masculine block-style typefaces, through to stylistic and feminine freehand. All of these have their place, but in completely different types of project! Whether… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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How to Design Readable Content for the Web

Designing content is more than just making something look great. You have to create a design that people will actually read, and help them engage with the content. Sometimes, that’s easier said than done. People generally have short attention spans, and you shouldn’t expect them to digest every word on the screen. But you can use certain design techniques and elements to help users read as much as possible. Establish Hierarchy with Size and Scale Readable design starts with multiple… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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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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100+ iPad Mockups: PSDs, Photos & Vectors

For displaying your latest and greatest responsive website design, or app interface, having a beautiful iPad mockup on which to demonstrate it can be really helpful. Today, we’re taking a look at almost a hundred different tablet and iPad mockups, in all shapes and sizes, that can make your app or website interface stand out. They vary between photograph-based PSD mockups or vectors that can scale to any size. Some are free, some cost a few dollars, but all of them are rather lovely! The Range –… learn more

Design Shack  Usama Nasir | 
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20 DIY Projects to Improve Your Freelance Office

A creative workspace is good for your creativity. That’s why companies such as Apple and Google have open and innovative workspaces. While you probably don’t have that kind of budget, there are some great DIY projects you can take on to improve your freelance or home office! So grab your hammer, paint and creative thinking to make your workspace somewhere you’ll want to spend most of the day. Some of these projects take a few minutes, some a few hours, or some a few weeks or months. But it’s a great… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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40+ Best Slab Serif Fonts of 2018

Slab serif fonts can be used for a variety of purposes, ranging from general body text, to headlines, to display copy. It’s a typography variant that has been used widely for digital as well as print purposes, and devices such as Amazon Kindle even use a slab serif as their default font. In order to celebrate this amazing subtype, we have gathered 40+ amazing slab serif fonts that you can use for your next design project. They’re bold, beautiful, and carry plenty of impact. All of the font packs included… learn more

Design Shack  Usama Nasir | 
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100+ iPhone PSD & Vector Mockups

A gorgeous iPhone mockup graphic is the perfect way to demonstrate your app, website, or user interface. We’ve collected over a hundred of the best iPhone mockups, in all shapes and sizes, for your next project. A well-designed mockup can make your app or website interface stand out from the crowd, and it’s the perfect way to present your design to a client. Our iPhone mockup picks vary between photograph-based PSD mockups, or vectors that can scale to any size. Some are free, some cost a few dollars… learn more

Design Shack  Usama Nasir | 
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The 3 Cs of User Interfaces: Color, Contrast, and Content

There’s an old business model that many business strategists live by—the 3 Cs. It’s a reminder to focus on the company, customers and competitors. Many small businesses and websites also use this model. But for designers, the three Cs are a little different. When creating user interfaces, you should focus on color, contrast, and content. These three elements are the foundation of good design. But each is a little more complex than it might seem from the surface. Here’s how to think about–and… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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30+ Best Retro Text Effects & Styles

Are you looking for a way to design stunning retro text effects without having to spend hours in Photoshop? Then you’ll love our collection of retro text effect templates and styles that you can use to cut your design work in half. Whether you’re working on a retro-style title for a website header, designing a badge for a T-shirt, logo for a brand, or crafting unique quote pictures for a social media campaign, this handpicked collection has a text effect for all kinds of design work. No need to choose… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 

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