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How to Use an Instagram Template

An Instagram template is a kit of pre-made designs to help you share different types of content on the highly popular social media channel. While there are plenty of Instagram templates out there – for individual posts or to create stories – getting started can seem intimidating. How do you most effectively use an Instagram template to create engaging content? Here, we have a guide that breaks it all down so you’ll be creating Instagram posts like a pro in no time. Why Use an Instagram… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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Indigo.Design: One Tool for Design, Prototyping & App Development

Designers, rejoice! There’s now one tool that can help you create a visual design, do the UX prototyping, generate code and develop apps. And it all happens in one environment. Indigo.Design, from Infragistics, is made so that you can take designs from Sketch and get Angular apps to create modern and fast mobile experiences. Here’s a look at the tool to help you decide if it is right for your projects. What Is Indigo.Design? Indigo.Design is a platform where you can design and develop… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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20+ Modern Professional PowerPoint Templates

In today’s collection, we’re bringing you a set of fresh new modern, professional PowerPoint templates for creating presentations that stand out from the crowd. Give your presentation a modern edge, and convey your message in a professional way. We handpicked a collection of unique and modern PowerPoint templates that you can use for crafting slideshows for all kinds of presentations, including startup pitch decks to business projections, photography, marketing, design, and more. You can download and… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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20+ Best Sign Templates & Mockups

Finding the inspiration to design the perfect shop sign for your business can be a time-consuming task. We’re here to make that process easier for you. With these hand-picked sign templates and mockups, you’ll be able to not only find inspiration to design professional and modern signage but also find the perfect mockup template to test and see how that design may look like in real life. This collection includes sign templates and mockups for all kinds of sign designs for different businesses. The best… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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20+ Best Illustrator Logo Templates

So you need a logo right now? That’s where an Illustrator logo template can come in handy. A logo template is often a kit of pieces to build a vector logo with a few tweaks—such as changing colors or fonts. These are our top picks! Some of the better logo template options might include multiple elements in a file that you can piece together for a design that’s a little more custom. Logo templates are best for small, quick projects that need something cost-effective and visually pleasing. While a logo… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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15+ Gorgeous Save the Date Wedding Templates

Hiring someone to design your wedding invitations to look exactly the way you want is not an easy task. In most cases, the designers don’t share your vision for the design and they end up designing the card the way they want it to be. What if you could pick a design of your own, customize it to look the way you want, and print it yourself while avoiding expensive designers altogether? Yes, it’s possible. All you need is a little bit of Photoshop knowledge and a great looking save the date card template… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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20+ Best Wedding Photoshop Actions

Adding stylish effects to wedding photos (such as retro, rustic, and moody filters) is a popular trend these days. One of the easiest ways to add this type of effect to your photos is with these—our picks of the best wedding Photoshop actions! Whether you’re trying to improve your own wedding photos before uploading them to social media and your wedding website or you’re a freelance designer/photographer working on a whole bunch of wedding photo albums, these Photoshop actions will definitely come in… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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20+ Annual Report Templates (Word & InDesign) 2019

Are you working on an annual report? Looking for a way to impress your client or boss with this report? Then use a simple annual report template to make your document look more professional. Preparing an annual report is not an easy job. You shouldn’t have to spend hours making it look pretty as well. That’s why we handpicked this collection of annual report templates so you can quickly load them up with InDesign or MS Word to edit and copy over your content. It’s that easy. Whether you’re working on… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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10 New Year’s Resolutions for Designers in 2019

Happy New Year! Today, we’ve got a nifty guide to resolutions that are specifically for designers. What changes do you hope to make in 2019? Did you know that people have been making resolutions to improve themselves and their lives since the time of ancient Babylonians? I’ll admit to making a few of these myself… now if I could only manage to keep them all year! Good luck with your resolutions and have a wonderful New Year. 1. Update That Portfolio Admit it. You haven’t added a… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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40+ Best Bootstrap Admin Templates of 2019

Planning to develop a new web app? Or create a stunning backend membership area for your services? Then it’s time to start thinking about designing an admin dashboard. Creating an effective admin dashboard that your users enjoy coming back to over and over again can be a challenging task. You have to work with user experience designers to make sure the design offers the best experience to your users. Thankfully, we have a solution that’ll help you save a lot of money and time, by starting with one of… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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30+ Best Sketch Templates of 2019

Sketch is a unique app that offers amazing features and functionality for creating app UI designs and mockups. Creating an effective UI for an application requires time, detailed attention, and—most importantly—an idea to get started with! In order to streamline the design process for creating your next app interface, we’ve collected the best Sketch UI templates and materials that you can use for your next app project. All these packs come with hundreds of UI design elements and can be easily… learn more

Design Shack  Usama Nasir | 
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20+ Creative Project Ideas to Get You Out of a Design Rut

It happens to everyone at some point – creative block. You know you’re in a design rut when nothing seems to work as you expect. Designs aren’t coming together. You’re frustrated and un-energized. While these stages are completely normal, it’s important to have a few tools at hand to break out of a design rut. Here, we’ve gathered a list of creative project ideas to re-engage your brain and get you thinking more creatively again. 1. Doodle Don’t start with a goal in mind, just… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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60+ Best Big, Poster Fonts of 2019

When it comes to designing posters and banners, there’s one thing that matters the most: the font. A poster without a great, attention-grabbing title is simply not an effective poster. A great poster font has the power to turn even the most straightforward layout into a compelling design. As Irene Etzkorn once said, „There is no such thing as a boring project. There are only boring executions.“ If you’re still searching for that perfect poster font, you’re in luck. We found a set of fantastic poster… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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30+ Best Scene and Mockup Generators of 2019

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 customize a mockup to match your 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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Graphic Design for Kids: Tools, Games & Ideas to Get Them Excited

Do your kids ever ask about your work? How do you explain graphic design to them? Why not take it a step further and try to get them excited about graphic design? Creative thinking is a skill that anyone can use. There are plenty of tools, games, and ideas in this article to help you start those conversations with your kids to help create another generation of design thinkers. Tools You can help kids start thinking creatively at any age. The right toys and tools are a great place to start. And… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 

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