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How to Use & Install Photoshop Actions

If you aren’t taking advantage of Photoshop actions for editing and image effects, you’re missing out on one of Photoshop’s best features. Here, we’ll take you through how to use Photoshop Actions, and the best steps to install and apply them in seconds. Photoshop actions can save you time when it comes to repeated tasks, and condense entire paths of editing into a single click. (While it might sound too good to be true, Photoshop actions are a very real thing.) We’ve previously hand-picked the best… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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40+ Best Fonts for Logo Design

Crafting the perfect logo often takes a lot of hard work and time. You have to come up with a design outline, pick the right colors, and find the perfect logo font to match the branding. Don’t worry. We’re here to make that process a bit easier for you. No need to spend hours surfing the web to find a great font for your logo design, we’ve already picked the best ones for you. Have a look at this handpicked collection of the best logo fonts and choose the one that works best for your project! Are you… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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20+ Best After Effects Intro Templates

Even expert designers and video editors need a helping hand sometimes. In this collection, we’re featuring some of the best After Effects intro templates for quickly making modern and effective intro scenes, logo reveals, and openers for all kinds of videos. These templates can also be easily customized to your preference by changing colors, fonts, and images to make them fit perfectly in your videos. Whether you’re looking for an intro scene for a YouTube video, a corporate video, branding video, or… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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10 Tips for Designing Logos That Don’t Suck

So you’re designing a logo. It sounds like an easy enough task, right? Draw a circle, type in the company name and you’re done (I’ve literally heard a designer suggest that very process). Unfortunately, if you’re really worth the money the client is paying you, there’s a lot more to it than that. There are a million people in the logo design industry today dishing out crappy logos in bulk for crowdsourcing sites. How do you as a serious professional stand out from the crowd and produce quality logos that… learn more

Design Shack  Joshua Johnson | 
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Choosing a Resume + Cover Letter Font? 10 Tips & Examples

What is the best font for your resume? It’s not a loaded question. Too often people over think typography choices for resumes or cover letters because they think the type has to look „designed.“ The reality is that it just needs to be highly readable. So where do you start? Today, we’ve got ten great options to help you choose a readable, well-designed typeface to help your resume or cover letter stand out. All these fonts stand out from the crowd, while also keeping your resume clear, classy, and… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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Create Banner Ads Online With Bannersnack

Building banner ads doesn’t have to be a chore. From static ads to animated HTML5 banner ads, Bannersnack is a tool that allows you to create quick and visually appealing ads for any application. Here, we’re going to look at this tool and how you can make the most of creating stunning banner ads in just a few minutes with Bannersnack. Forget firing up Photoshop, figuring out ad dimensions, and starting from scratch. This is a new way of approaching the whole process. What is Bannersnack?… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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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  Roshan Perera | 
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How to Create Your Own Stock Photos With Photo Creator

The problem with stock photos has always been that they are never quite what you envision. The new Photo Creator tool from Icons8 solves that dilemma. This neat tool actually allows you to create stock photos with elements that you can choose, move, and place inside a basic scene. The result is a „semi-stock“ photo that does exactly what you need to tell a story in your design project. Here’s how it works, and how to use it to create a stock photo that perfectly fits your needs. What is… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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20+ Best Medical PowerPoint Templates

We’ve prepared a handpicked collection of the best medical PowerPoint templates you can use to quickly make a professional medical-related presentation all by yourself. It takes a lot of time and effort to prepare for an event presentation. You have to do the research, prepare the speech and lots more. On top of all that, you also have to design an engaging PowerPoint presentation as well. Thanks to PowerPoint templates designed by professionals, you no longer have to use a mundane default template or… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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10 Unique + Innovative Website Layout Ideas

The idea has been floating around for a while – web design has a sameness that’s just kind of boring. Let’s dive into some unique and innovative website layouts that can break the mold! Blame user patterns, too many projects for too few designers, or just the desire of clients to have their site looks like something they’ve already seen and understand. But all is not lost. Even though some people are snoozing at what’s out there, designers are still experimenting and having fun with website design… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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100+ Logo Mockup Templates (PSD & Vector)

Logo design plays a  crucial role when it comes to the success of a business. And great logo mockup templates not only help you better present your logo design but can also make your logo design process more streamlined and efficient. In order to help you present a logo design to your client in a super-polished way, we’ve gathered the best logo mockup templates from across the web. All of these logo mockups are easy to use and can present your logo beautifully. Some are free, while others cost a few… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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20+ Best Free Photoshop Actions 2019

Photoshop actions are quite useful when optimizing photos, applying effects, and editing graphics. For this collection, we’ve handpicked some of the best free Photoshop actions you can download and use with no price to pay! Whether you’re a professional designer or a complete beginner, Photoshop actions can help you save a lot of time. Simply put, Photoshop actions pack hours worth of design work into a single-click so that you can achieve professional-level effects without an effort. In this post… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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Need a Logo Fast? Try Logobee

Rush jobs. We all know how they can sneak up on us as designers. The real pickle is one of those rush jobs includes a logo. Logobee provides a quick tool to help designers – and even beginners – create a quick, simple logo in just a few minutes. Here’s a look at the tool so you can decide if it will work for you. We’ll walk you through the features, how to use it, and explain where and when it can be helpful for designers and non-designers alike. What is Logobee? Logobee is a company the… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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5 New CSS Techniques to Master in 2019

Web designers are fascinated with ways to try new CSS techniques and push the boundaries of what CSS can do. Well-planned CSS can control almost any aspect of a design, and contribute to better overall user experiences—with cleaner and more consistent code. But what techniques are trending? What should you learn next? We have a few ideas for the latest developments to watch this year. Dive in, see what’s hot, and try some of these new CSS tips and techniques to give your next project an exciting edge… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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50+ Best Lightroom Wedding Presets

Designing a beautiful wedding album can be tough when you also have to go through hundreds of photos while enhancing and editing them as well. Thankfully, Photoshop introduced a solution to that painful process with Lightroom. Now, all you need are a few Lightroom presets and you can instantly enhance your wedding photos in a way that looks professional and consistent. We hand-picked a few of the best wedding Lightroom presets for optimizing photos of your special day. You can buy them for just a few… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 

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