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Design Trends: When to Use Them + When to Ignore Them

We showcase a lot of design trends here at Design Shack. Not only is it fun to look at examples of new work, groundbreaking projects, and things that are growing in popularity, but it can also serve as a bit of design inspiration. You can use trends to determine if your projects look modern, classic or just plain dated. But design trends aren’t for everyone all the time. That trend that looks amazing for one brand or project might be a disaster for another. So how do you know when to use design trends… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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100+ MacBook Mockup PSD Templates for 2019

Whether you’re looking for a MacBook mockup or a MacBook Pro mockup, we have you covered with this extensive collection. We’re featuring a mix of MacBook mockups, realistic illustrations, and flat/stylised versions of these MacBook notebooks for all types of use case. Totaling over a hundred different MacBook mockups in all shapes and sizes, these are great for dropping in your own work, applications, wallpapers or examples to give them a unique look-and-feel. Some are free, some cost a few dollars… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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60+ Apple Watch Mockups & Graphics

The Apple Watch is the latest gadget in Apple’s ever-growing product line-up. If you’re looking to display your latest application or web interface on the watch, then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve gone through and updated our collection of Apple Watch mockups with dozens more beautiful graphics, mockups and vector designs for you to use in your next project (including for the latest Apple Watch Series 4). These are mixed templates PSD mockups as well as fully scalable vector packs. They span… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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20+ Best Free Invitation Templates

When it comes to designing an invitation card, whether it’s for a wedding, party, or a special event, many people choose to hire a designer to make a professional invitation card design. The good news? There are dozens of stunning, free invitation templates out there! What if you only want to print a few invitations for a family-only wedding or a small event? Of course, you wouldn’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on a designer to get an invitation card designed. This is where invitation templates come… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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40+ Best Social Media Kit Templates & Graphics

Are you working on crafting a content plan to promote your brand and business on social media? Then these social media kits and templates will help you design amazing graphics for your social media campaigns like a pro. Preparing content for your social media promotions is a time-consuming process that most social media managers and marketers have to deal with. But don’t worry. You can use these social media kits and graphics templates designed by professionals to quickly edit and use with your own… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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15+ Light and Airy Lightroom Presets

Lightroom is not just a tool used for enhancing and optimizing photos, it can also be used to add beautiful effects and brighten up your photos to make them look dreamy and more professional. For this collection, we handpicked a set of light and airy Lightroom presets that will help apply soft and bright effects to your photos. All of these presets can add a vibrant look and feel without affecting an image’s natural colors. Whether you’re working on fashion, wedding, newborn, or portrait photography… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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6 Tips for Working With Hand-Drawn Fonts

Hand drawn fonts seem to be almost everywhere. But how do you use them in a way that’s different and effective? When it comes to hand-drawn fonts, these tips can help you create something that’s readable and matches the tone of your project. The hand-drawn font design trend can be somewhat tricky and isn’t necessarily for all projects. If you do go down this route, make sure you’re approaching it in a way that doesn’t compromise the goals of your design project! 1. Don’t Overdo It… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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50+ Best Instagram Templates & Banners

Are you working on a content plan to grow your Instagram following or promote your brand? Then we have a selection of amazing Instagram post and story templates you can use to make your content shine. The key to growing a following on any social network is to produce high-quality branded content tailored to your audience. You don’t have to be a graphic designer or even hire freelancers to create great content for Instagram. You can use templates instead. With these Instagram templates and banners, you… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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20+ Inspiring Personal Portfolio Websites in 2019

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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20+ Best Outline Fonts

If you’re working on a poster, flyer, or greeting card design, an outline font is a great choice for adding titles and headlines that attract attention. In this post, we’re featuring some of the best outline fonts you can use in not only print designs but in digital graphic designs as well. Unlike most other types of fonts, an outline font is easily recognizable. Just as the name suggests, an outline font features a character design that only consists of outlines without a fill. These fonts are widely… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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60+ Stunning Food, Drink & Packaging Design Mockups

Part of your job as a designer is to make sure you present your final design to your clients in a way that they expect (and that makes your hard work shine!). Clearly, they will want to see how your design looks and feels on their actual product — that’s where product mockups can be incredibly helpful. This week we’re taking a look at food, drink, and packaging design mockups. We’ve tracked down some beautiful examples on Envato Elements so, if you’re currently designing a label or package design for a… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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30+ Best Free Lightroom Presets 2019

Adobe Lightroom is one of the most useful tools you can use to optimize your photos and graphics. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, it has features suitable for everyone. What makes Lightroom more powerful is its ability to extend its features with third-party presets. These presets allow you to instantly apply effects, enhance photos, adjust tone and mood, and much with just a few clicks. Finding amazing Lightroom presets is not difficult. There are plenty available on platforms like Envato… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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20+ Best Free Flyer Templates

If you’re looking for a creative flyer template with a professional design, you’ve come to the right place. In this post, we feature a handpicked collection of the best free flyer templates you can use to make flyers for all sorts of purposes. Designing a flyer involves making a lot of important decisions, from choosing the right font to finding the right colors. It’s a very time-consuming process! All of that work can be easily avoided when using a pre-made template. Usually, it costs around $20 or… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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30+ Modern, Premium Keynote Templates

Keynote is a presentation tool for Mac (and iOS) that you can use to create beautiful presentations wherever you go, on whatever device you’re using. It’s highly useful, dynamic and practical. Keynote is easy for producing and professional presentations that set you apart from the usual Powerpoint crowd! Having a modern, premium Keynote template is a great starting point. We have gathered over 25 amazing Keynote templates that you can use for your next presentation. These templates range from business… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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20+ Best InDesign Flyer Templates

Flyers are one of the best ways to promote brands and market products. Although, not everyone knows how to design effective flyers that work. These InDesign flyer templates can give you a fantastic head start. All flyers aren’t created equal, and they’re an area of design where creating something stylish and on-trend can really help you stand out. We’ve handpicked this collection of flyer templates to help you to nail a superb, timely flyer aesthetic. If you’re a designer looking for inspiration to… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 

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