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20+ Best InDesign TriFold Templates 2021

In this post, we’re featuring a handpicked collection of the best InDesign trifold templates you can use to make professional brochures for promoting businesses and brands. Brochures are the most effective way to promote your brand to a target audience to explain your business goals, mission, as well as to showcase products and services. With the right brochure design, you’ll be able to win more clients and stand out from your competition at the same time. With these trifold brochure templates, you’ll… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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The 8 Best Photoshop Alternatives for Windows (2021)

Looking for a faster and better alternative to Adobe Photoshop? While Photoshop has been a standard for years, that’s starting to change with plenty of new tools for Windows that make easy work of photo editing. Many of these new tools include smart functions that will speed up workflows. The best Photoshop alternatives pack in just the features you need without a lot of fluff you won’t use. Here’s a list of the best Photoshop alternatives for Windows in 2021. Take note of special features to find the… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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Best Data Recovery Software for 2021: 7 Top Picks

It’s inevitable: At some point you will lose a project due to a crash, virus, or by accident. But you can be ready to recover information and data quickly with the right data recovery software. There are a plethora of tools on the market – some paid, some free – that can help you bet lost files back. Here, we’re going to look at 7 of the best options so you have one of these tools at the ready when you need it. Perfect for designers, developers, or anyone who wants to have a magic tool up their sleeve… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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7 Effective Personal Branding Tips for Designers (+ Examples)

Branding is an important aspect of every business. Not just for big companies and startups, but it’s also true for freelancers and professionals. Especially for designers. The way you create your personal brand will play a key role in your success as a professional. Because your brand is how your clients perceive your work and your business. How do you create a successful personal brand? As the brand futurist Simon Mainwaring said, you should first „define what your brand stands for, its core values… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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15+ Top Graphic Design Trends for 2021

What’s hot in graphic design? One of the things people always want to talk to me about is graphic design trends. Here’s preview of what’s going to be hot in 2021. It’s such an interesting topic because there are trends that change slowly over time – just look at the long evolution of flat design to where we are now – and others that seem to flip overnight. Should you always rush to use the latest graphic design trends in your work? Of course not. But it’s helpful to pick up new ideas, find inspiration… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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What Is Modern Web Design in 2021? 20 Stunning Examples

What are the characteristics of a modern website design? It’s a pretty common question. From clients asking at the start of web projects to designers trying to figure out how to incorporate the newest and trendy elements, figuring out what modern web design looks like is one of our greatest challenges. The reality is that it is easy to say what modern web design is not. You know an outdated design when you see it for sure. Here, we’ve collected 20 examples of modern web designs to help shape a better… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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25+ Best iPad Pro Mockups 2021 (Free & Premium)

There’s no better device than the iPad Pro to showcase your design with a touch of professionalism. This collection includes our picks of the absolute best free and premium iPad Pro mockups, all in one place. Ever since its release, many creatives and professionals have fallen in love with the iPad Pro. A larger screen, Apple Pencil support, and powerful hardware make it stand out as a tablet capable of facilitating real work. As a result, digital artists and designers started using this device for… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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25+ Best Sketch Website Templates 2021

Today we bring you a collection of Sketch website templates for designing all kinds of websites and landing pages for various projects. Designing a website takes a lot more work than one can imagine. Especially the process of crafting every component, every button, and every content block from scratch can take a lot of time and effort. With the help of website templates, you can skip most of that heavy work and jump straight to designing your website. Website design templates come bundled with all the… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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50+ Best Instagram Filters for Photoshop 2021

Filters are one of the best features of Instagram. Everyone loves the idea of prettifying their photos in an instant and sharing them with their friends and family. But have you ever wanted a set of Instagram filters for Photoshop? I know I have. The good news is, you don’t just need the Instagram app to apply filters to your photos. You can actually create even more beautiful photos with customizable filters using Photoshop actions and upload them to not just Instagram, but any other social network you… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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30+ Inspiring Personal Portfolio Websites in 2021

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  Carrie Cousins | 
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15 Photography Trends in 2021

Photography trends can be a major influence on how print and digital designs come together. From filters to styles to photo angles that are trending, this part of the visual aesthetic can greatly impact how a project comes together. Photography trends are dictated by a few things: Visual style of photographers, techniques that are gaining popularity in projects, the ability for images to work with other design elements, and even things such as social media filters. The same photography trends that you… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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50+ Best Premiere Pro Animated Title Templates 2021

Making a professional-looking title scene for your video often takes a lot of work. When it comes to creating animated titles in Premiere Pro, it could take hours to figure out the right settings and design. These Premiere Pro animated title templates are a life-saver! The opening title scene is arguably the most important part of any video. But this fact puts more responsibility on you to craft the perfect title scene that fits the video, and grabs your viewer’s attention. Thankfully, you don’t have… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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20+ Best Twitch Banner Templates in 2021 (Free & Premium)

Branding is an important part of finding success on Twitch. The way you design your channel, the emotes you use, and the way you present your streams becomes your brand. And that’s what helps you to stand out among hundreds of thousands of other streamers. If you look at any successful Twitch streamer, you’ll notice that they all have personalized setups with creative Twitch stream overlays, custom emotes, and banners. Of course, they can afford to hire designers to get everything custom-made. But what… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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15+ Video Marketing Trends for 2021

Almost every marketing prediction, resource, or how-to guide for 2021 includes the same advice: video needs to be part of your strategy. But what type of video marketing is most important right now? From super-short (micro) video clips, to live video on social media, to full-production ads and stories, we’re going to look at some of the top video marketing trends for the year and how you can incorporate them into your design and marketing plans. And here’s why it matters, since 2019 the average user… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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25+ Best Modern Business Card Templates 2021 (Word + PSD)

A business card is like an identity card for professionals. It’s the key to establishing your authority and promoting your brand, work, and services no matter where you go. So finding the right modern business card template to start from is crucial. Whether you’re attending a business event or a dinner party, you should always be able to pull your business card from your pocket and network with people and potential clients. But how would you design a professional business card if you’re not proficient in… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 

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