Design blogs

How to Edit a PowerPoint Template: A Quick Start Guide

Whether you’re starting from scratch and building a custom template, or have a PowerPoint template you’ve downloaded and want to customize, knowing how to edit a PowerPoint template is a great skill to have in your kit. We’re going to walk you through editing a PowerPoint template step-by-step, explaining all the PowerPoint terminology along the way! If you like the presentation template we are using here—Creativa—you can get it from Envato Elements. It’s a great multi-purpose template that’s great… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

Freistil #7

For almost 20 years FREISTIL—The Bible Of Illustration—has been published for the German-speaking world by Publisher Hermann Schmidt. It is a standard work in the media and marketing world and a springboard for many careers. The name FREISTIL is program, because they present illustrations without stylistic and fashion boundaries. Now the team of FREISTIL is working on issue number 7, which will be published in November 2020. They would be very happy to have you as a contributor. If you want to be one… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Laura Nadvornik | 

How to Add Text to a Video Online: 7 Tips & Tricks

Everywhere you look in web design, the hero image seems to be replaced with a hero video. And many of these videos include some type of text elements to provide additional information that draws you into the design. When done right, the result can be rather stunning. When done wrong, video and text elements fall short of conveying a proper message. Here, we’re going to look at how to ensure your video and text combinations are understandable, readable, and functional in your next design project… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

20+ Best Adobe Premiere Pro Intro Templates (Free & Premium)

Every video starts with an intro scene but not all video intros look great. However, you’ll never have to worry about it when using professional Premiere Pro intro templates to create your opening scenes. The intro is arguably the most important part of a video. It’s what captivates the viewer and keeps them watching for the entire duration of the video. Whether you’re a videographer making professional films or making vlogs on YouTube, you should always pay careful attention to perfecting the intro… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

Visual Journey in the World of the Iñupiat People

Embark on a visual journey in the world of the Iñupiat people with the latest motion video created by illo.tv for Akima : a 3 minutes-long exploration of the values and history that define the native inhabitants of northwest Alaska. The Iñupiat people have managed to thrive in one of the harshest environments on Earth, guided by their strong values and by a lifestyle and a culture they knew how to nurture and adapt. This very set of values that has guided the Alaska natives throughout history… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— illo.tv | 

What Is a Wireframe & How to Design Them: A Beginner’s Guide

Every structure, every building, every design starts with a wireframe. It’s an important part of the design workflow that determines the success of the entire project. Whether you’re working with digital user interface designs or banner designs, wireframes should be part of your design process. In this guide, we’ll help you understand what is a wireframe and why they’re important. We made this guide for both beginners and advanced designers to convey the importance of wireframing. You’ll learn… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

30+ 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 | 

Design Trend: Transparent Text With a Bold Background

Who said typography has to be boring? Designers are having a lot of fun with interesting type options, including the super trendy method of layering transparent text elements with interesting backgrounds, animations, and images. There are plenty of ways to incorporate this website design trend into a project (or put your personal spin on it for printed projects as well). Here are some ideas and inspiration to help you get started with using transparent text on a bold background. Icon Cut Outs… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

100+ Best Modern Serif Fonts 2020

It’s time to delve into a collection of the best beautiful, modern serif fonts. Serif fonts are ideal for printed literature, detailed typography, or for creating a more formal effect. And these popular serif fonts really stand out from the crowd. We’ve gathered more than 100 of the best modern serif fonts that you can quickly start using in your work. You’ll be amazed at what a difference they can make to your design project, compared to the more generic system fonts that get all too commonly used… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

Slanted × Kickstarter Mentoring & Publishing Program: Nine Selected Book Projects Now Live

The first Open Call for the Mentoring & Publishing Program of Slanted and the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter closed at the end of April. From almost 100 submitted projects, we have intensively supervised nine projects in one-to-one mentoring-sessions over the past four weeks on their way to a hopefully successful crowdfunding campaign and thus to a real publishing project. We are very happy to be able to present the individual projects to you now and hope that you will support one, two or maybe… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Julia Kahl | 

Il ponte silenzioso.

Il ponte silenzioso. by Editors Valentina D’Amora, Nadia Porfido, and Designer Matteo Pulina is a book that gives voice to emotions, after the collapse of the Morandi Bridge in Genoa, leaves room for those who have really experienced the trauma, in a raw, real, clean way. A way to keep alive the precious memory of those days, restoring a role to those who directly experienced this tragedy: survivors, displaced persons, rescuers, but also the simple inhabitants of Valpolcevera, the territory where the… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— mattepuli | 

15+ Free Sticker Mockup Templates

Stickers are a fun and versatile way to promote your business, raise awareness for a cause, or simply get your brand out there. It’s not just little kids that are excited by the prospect of getting a sticker! Regardless of what you’ll be using them for, it’s important to ensure that when your stickers have been produced, they look the part – and it can be tricky to do this before you receive them! That’s why sticker mockups are such a brilliant idea – they show you exactly what your sticker design will… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Sanchi Gupta | 

Global Grad Show

Design to make the world better: Students from Germany are among hundreds from around the world taking part in Dubai’s Global Grad Show with innovative concepts on how to mitigate the collateral issues of the Corona-crisis. Their seven concepts originate from the Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts and Design Kiel, the Hochschule Pforzheim, the Academy of Media Art Cologne, the Technical University of Munich, the Technical University of Braunschweig and two of them come from the University of the Arts… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— mbienias | 

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  Design Shack— Joshua Johnson | 

How to Embed Fonts in PowerPoint

Using custom fonts in PowerPoint presentations is one of the best ways to make your slideshows look more professional and stand out from the crowd. But, what if you have to share the PowerPoint file with a team that doesn’t have those same fonts installed on their computers? Don’t worry, there’s a quick and painless solution to this problem. In this guide, we’ll show you exactly how to embed fonts in PowerPoint so that you can share your presentations without having to worry about font issues ever again… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

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