Design blogs

25+ Best Logo Reveal Templates for After Effects 2021

The logo reveal scene, or the logo stinger, is arguably the most important part of any video. Whether it’s a YouTube video, a social media promo, or a corporate video, the way you reveal your branding help leave a lasting impression on your audience. It usually takes a lot of experience and effort to design a creative logo stinger in After Effects. But, thanks to logo reveal templates, you can now add a unique logo stinger to your own videos almost instantly. We found some amazing After Effects logo… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

15+ Key Logo Design Trends of 2021

Need a new logo? Whether you’re starting from scratch or just planning a tweak to a current mark, understanding shifts in logo design trends can help you create a design with a modern touch. The theme in logo design is to create something simple and distinctive. With so many new websites and brands and companies coming online almost every day, it’s no wonder that logos are trending toward designs that stand out. Here’s a look at a few logo design trends for 2021, and how you can make them work for you… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

25+ Best Color Fonts of 2021

OpenType fonts created a whole new world of possibilities for typography. And one of the best inventions made from OpenType features is color fonts. Some call color fonts the next big revolution in graphic design. Others say it’s going to change the way we use typography. One thing is for sure that color fonts can make your design look more incredible than any other type of font available today. Instead of using the same boring styles of fonts, color fonts allow designers to get more creative and step… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

30+ Best Affinity Publisher Templates & Assets 2021 (Free & Premium)

Affinity Publisher is a great, affordable alternative to Adobe InDesign. And much like InDesign, Affinity Publisher also supports pre-made templates. With Affinity Publisher templates, you can easily create professional-looking documents, brochures, flyers, and more with just a few clicks. We handpicked some of the best Affinity Publisher templates to show you what kind of designs you can make with the software. You can download and use them for your own projects as well. Adobe InDesign (IDML)… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

35+ Best Adobe XD UI Kits + Templates 2021

Today we’re bringing you a collection of some of the best Adobe XD UI kits and templates. With these templates, you can create more professional-looking designs using Adobe’s stellar UX design tool. Adobe XD took everyone by surprise when it was released with a free plan. It wowed many user experience and user interface designers as it served as a great Sketch app alternative. Something that was much needed by the Windows users. Adobe XD app itself has many features that make it a great tool for UX… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

Clementine Journal Calls for Submissions

Clementine is a bi-annual journal circulating ideas for future perspectives. Each issue offers a proposition that invites to be considered, shared, and adopted. Clementine provides a record of ideas and inspirations guided by a specific proposition in each issue. It is personal, inspirational, and positive. The idea is to bring people together and share their varied and unique perspectives. We pull together diverse perceptions and aspire to spark new experiences. Eutopia This year offered an… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Clara Weinreich | 

20+ Best Free Instagram Story Templates 2021

Today we’re bringing you a collection of free Instagram story templates for creating more attractive and trendy stories to entertain your followers. Instagram Stories are one of the most effective ways of communicating with your followers. Not just to stay in touch with your audience, but also to promote your products and business. In fact, almost 1.7 billion Instagram users spend time viewing Stories every day. However, creating more attractive and unique Instagram stories daily can be difficult and… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

60+ Best Free Fonts for Designers 2021 (Serif, Script & Sans Serif)

We’re amazed at the number, and quality, of free fonts available today. Designers have an incredible choice of free fonts to choose from. So whether you’re looking for a serif, script, or sans-serif font, today’s collection of the best free fonts for designers has you covered! Utilizing a great-looking font is a key part of making any type of design look more professional. Of course, you don’t always have to use premium fonts to achieve that same level of professionalism. If you can’t afford to spend… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

20+ Portfolio Design Trends in 2021

When was the last time you updated your design portfolio? (If you’re like me, it’s probably been a while.) Maintaining a fresh portfolio is a good way to show off your skills to potential clients and can be helpful when looking back on work for annual contest entries. If you’ve fallen behind with your portfolio design, or just need a new portfolio in general, this is a great opportunity to create something using trendy techniques and visuals. A modern portfolio using design trends can make a great… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

25+ Best Final Cut Pro Intro Templates 2021

Crafting an attractive intro is the toughest part of making a video. However, if you’re using Final Cut Pro, you can now skip all that work and get your video made within half the time. All thanks to Final Cut Pro intro templates. The opening scene or the intro of a video needs to be able to not only grab the attention of your audience but also to get them interested in watching the rest of the video. It’s a tough art to master, especially if you’re new to Final Cut Pro. When using Final Cut Pro intro… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

25+ Best Final Cut Pro Slideshow Video Templates in 2021

If you’re looking for inspiration to design a unique slideshow video, these Final Cut Pro photo slideshow templates will come in handy. For this collection, we handpicked some of the best Final Cut Pro slideshow templates you can use to easily create slideshow videos without an effort. The list includes many different styles of templates for creating slideshow videos for wedding albums, business events, product showcases, social media promos, and much more. There are both premium and free downloads… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

Slanted Winter Break 20/21

From December 23rd we will be taking our annual winter break to recharge our batteries and tackle many new projects in the new year full of energy! From January 7th, 2021 we will be back in person for you. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our readers, media partners, supporters, cooperation partners, friends, editorial staff, and all contributors who make Slanted in all its facets possible. This year was a great challenge for us and we are proud to have mastered it despite the difficult… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Clara Weinreich | 

50+ Best Photoshop Actions of 2021

Adobe Photoshop Actions are a great feature of the app, allowing you to create a process or workflow, record how it worked, and then easily repeat the process again for other photographs or design elements. Today we’ve collected some of the best Photoshop actions out there, for photographers and graphic designers alike. They cost just a few dollars but give you an incredibly powerful toolkit to easily repeat complex and intricate processes. What Are Photoshop Actions? Actions is a useful tool… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

Stock Clearance at Slanted Publishers

We are emptying our warehouse making room for many new publications in the coming year. That’s why you can buy many Slanted magazines, limited special editions and books at absolute killer prices in the online store from now until 01/06/2021. Shipping will take place only after our return from the winter break from 01/07/2021. Below you can find a list of all publications with up to 85% discount! Have fun shopping Books Yearbook of Type III ⟶  €12.– / ≈ $14.60 Total Armageddon—A Slanted Reader… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Julia Kahl | 

15+ Background Design Trends & Styles for 2021

One of the most important early design decisions you will make is what kind of background will carry a project. Should it be a single color, colorless, use trendy elements such as geometric shapes, gradients or wood grain patterns? Or would a solid background design can help make a project shine? Staying on trend with background design styles is important as well. A trendy background choice shows that a website design is modern and the content is new. A modern visual framework can even signal a user that… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

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