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8 Trends for Pairing Fonts in 2020

Trends in typography seem to evolve more quickly than many other design trends. For a long time, website designers stuck to font palettes packed with sans serif typefaces. But that feels like ancient history now! Today’s range and variety of web fonts make for much more interesting design possibilities, font pairings, and visual themes. We’re taking a look at eight trends for pairing fonts with a beautiful example of each, covering a wide range of font families and aesthetics. What is Font… learn more

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Lightroom vs Photoshop: Which Is Right for You?

Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom are both amazing apps that designers and photographers can’t live without. However, since both apps have similar qualities, it can be confusing to decide which app is best for your work. We’ll help you make that decision. Adobe Creative Cloud offers a special „Photography“ plan that gives you access to both Photoshop and Lightroom apps for a single price. But it only comes with 20GB of cloud storage. These two apps have very different functionalities when it comes to… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

40+ Best Free Keynote Templates

Today we’re bringing you a collection of the best free Keynote templates for making all kinds of presentation slideshows, including business, creative, agency, and startup pitch decks. Keynote is a great tool for making effective presentations. But, let’s face it, when it comes to the default templates included, your options are limited. Luckily you can still download and use Keynote templates made by other designers. For this collection, we handpicked some of the best free Keynote templates just for you… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

20+ Best Company Profile Templates (Word + PowerPoint)

Creating a company profile brochure or slideshow is a big responsibility. You especially need to pay careful attention to the design, arranging content in a readable and attractive way. These company profile templates can be a huge time-saver! Designed by professionals, these templates allow you to easily create a company profile brochure or a PowerPoint presentation without having to spend hours on perfecting the design. We handpicked a collection of the best company profile templates for Word and… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

30+ Animated PowerPoint Templates (Free + Premium)

In this collection, we’re featuring some of the best, animated PowerPoint templates (both premium and free) to create stunning presentations filled with stylish object and transition animations. Designing a PowerPoint presentation is not an easy job. It requires a lot of work and time. When crafting presentations, most people completely ignore one of the key elements of a creative slideshow: animation. Adding creative animations and effects not only makes your presentation slides interactive, but it’s… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

20+ Best Fonts for T-Shirts (With Unique Design & Style)

Do you have a great quote or a one-liner that would look great on a t-shirt? Then download a unique font from our handpicked collection and make your own t-shirt design. Custom-made t-shirts are quite popular these days. In fact, many designers are now making a living by selling their own unique t-shirts online using platforms like Shopify. All it takes is a great font and a clever quote to make a top-selling t-shirt. The font plays a key role in such t-shirt designs. It needs to look trendy and… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

20+ Best Business & Corporate Fonts 2020

If you’re looking for the perfect font for a logo, business card, stationery, or any kind of branding for a corporate business, you’ve come to the right place. In this post, we bring you a curated collection of the best fonts you can use with designs related to business and corporate brands. Whether you’re making a business flyer, poster, signage, or searching for a font for your brand identity, you’ll find all kinds of fonts in our collection that can be used with various design projects and purposes… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

Brochure Design Ideas & Inspiration for 2020

Almost every designer has created a brochure at some point. And there’s a strong possibility you’ll be asked to design another! Whether it’s for a client or to promote your own business, there’s an art to designing a brochure. And then there’s an added challenge: brochure design isn’t just for print anymore. Digital brochures are just as popular as the hard-copy versions. It’s quite common for clients to request a printed brochure with a digital shareable file of the same design. Don’t sweat this… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

Geocode and Embed Maps in Minutes With Positionstack

Mapping and geocoding can be a challenge when it comes to website and app development. But if you have the right tool, it’s a lot easier. That’s just what you get with positionstack, an accurate forward and reverse batch geocoding REST API that manages these tasks for you. Forward geocoding is searching for a plain-text address or place name, and reverse geocoding uses latitude and longitude values. Here’s a look at positionstack and how it can be useful for your projects. What is… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

30+ Inspiring Personal Portfolio Websites in 2020

I just love digging around portfolio websites for design inspiration. You can learn so much about the personality of a designer from the way a portfolio looks, and the interactions therein. A portfolio site is also a great playground because it gives you the creative freedom you can’t always express with a normal client project. Here, we have a roundup of personal portfolio websites that can impart a dose of instant inspiration. Explore new ideas, design trends, and themes that you can take and use in… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

20+ Wavy Backgrounds & Textures

A well-chosen background can help to highlight the key part of any design. It’s like the theatre on which your design performs. Whether you’re designing a website header, social media post, mobile app, or a greeting card, choosing the right background will go a long way towards making your design look more creative and unique. Which is why, as designers, you should always be adding all kinds of different backgrounds to your collection of resources. It will allow you to add variety to your designs and… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

20+ Best Photoshop Watercolor Brushes

Watercolor design is a popular trend, not just used in digital backgrounds, but also in greeting card and wedding invitation designs. In this post, we’re sharing the best Photoshop watercolor brushes for creating your own unique watercolor designs. If you’ve been looking for a way to make designs look more vibrant with colors, using a watercolor-themed design is the best way to get that job done. Of course, you can’t create an authentic watercolor effect with just any Photoshop brush. You need brushes… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

30+ Best Fonts for Resume + Cover Letters

Writing the perfect resume or cover letter takes careful creative thinking. And choosing one of the best fonts for a resume or cover letter can help your words have an impact, look professional, and stand out! Of course, the contents of these documents are the key thing. But you do need to carefully consider the design of your resume or cover letter to make it appear professional. In addition to finding the right resume template to represent yourself, choosing the best font for your resume and… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

15+ Best Photoshop Smoke Brushes

Have you ever wondered how designers create those beautiful smoke effects in posters and photo manipulations? Well, all you need is a quality Photoshop smoke brush and you can create those same effects all by yourself. A smoke brush can be quite useful on many different occasions, whether it’s for adding a bit of artificial smoke to a cup of coffee, creating a fog-like effect, or adding a stylish fading effect for a poster. We browsed the web and handpicked a collection of the best Photoshop smoke… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

20+ Best Free Photoshop Brushes 2020

If you’re a professional designer or an illustrator who use Photoshop for design work you’ll find this collection of free Photoshop brushes quite valuable. With the right set of brushes, you can go beyond your imagination to create unique graphic designs, illustrations, effects, backgrounds, and so much more using Photoshop. Of course, you don’t always have to pay to get the best brushes. We scoured the web to find the best free Photoshop brushes and divided them into a few popular categories. Have a… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

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