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15+ Best Instagram Design Tutorials

Get ready to up your digital marketing – or just personal profile – game with stellar design tips and tricks for Instagram. We all know that the photo-based social media platform is so much more than images. It’s also a collection of videos, sound, and plenty of design elements to help bring your stories and information to life. Here, we’ve gathered a collection of tutorials that will help you create amazing Instagram designs that you can use and share. How to Split Images for an Instagram… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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25+ Best PowerPoint Portfolio Templates 2020

The main purpose of a portfolio is to show off your skills and experience. Usually, it’s done by showing examples of your work. But, when it comes to portfolio presentations, you need to think about the design of the slideshow as well. The layout and the design of your portfolio presentations play a key role in making a great first impression. Of course, you don’t have to spend days trying to come up with a great slide design. That’s what PowerPoint templates are for! We handpicked a collection of… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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Find Just the Right Free Photo With Freerange Stock

Using stock photography can be a tricky business. You have to find the right photo in collections with thousands or even millions of choices, and then you need to know that the photo is actually safe (and legal) to use for your projects. That’s where Freerange Stock comes in. The stock photo service recently passed 750,000 members and specializes in delivering modern, high-quality stock images. The best part for you is that images are free to use. Here, we’re going to take a look at Freerange Stock… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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15+ Background Design Trends & Styles for 2020

One of the most important early design decisions you will make is what kind of background will carry a project. Should it be a single color, colorless, use trendy elements such as geometric shapes, gradients or wood grain patterns? Or would a solid background design can help make a project shine? Staying on trend with background design styles is important as well. A trendy background choice shows that a website design is modern and the content is new. A modern visual framework can even signal a user that… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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60+ Best Big, Poster Fonts of 2020

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+ Face Mask Mockup Templates & Overlays

Wearing a face mask is not something you can choose to do, it’s the new normal! You might as well get used to it. Thankfully, designers are now finding creative ways to make face masks look more fashionable with custom designs. If you’re also working on a face mask design for a client or to sell in your own shop, you’ll want a great-looking mockup to showcase your designs in a professional way. We’re here to help you with that process. In this post, we’re featuring a collection of face mask mockup… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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Icon Design in 2020: The Key Trends

Icons might be one of the most important – and underrated – examples of design in your portfolio. Here’s a look at icon design with some inspiring examples. Icon elements are shown almost everywhere, but sometimes get produced as an afterthought. That shouldn’t be the case. Great icon design can be distinctive and add finesse and flair to a project. Let’s take a look at what’s new, and what’s hot in icon design in 2020! Hand Drawn Icons Hand drawn icons are not only a trendy style… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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22+ Best Logo Reveal Templates for After Effects 2020

The logo reveal scene, or the logo stinger, is arguably the most important part of any video. Whether it’s a YouTube video, a social media promo, or a corporate video, the way you reveal your branding help leave a lasting impression on your audience. It usually takes a lot of experience and effort to design a creative logo stinger in After Effects. But, thanks to logo reveal templates, you can now add a unique logo stinger to your own videos almost instantly. We found some amazing After Effects logo… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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How to Create & Save a Preset in Lightroom

If you’re an Adobe Lightroom user, learning how to save a preset can make your workflow much smoother. Today we’re going to teach you how to create your own Lightroom presets in a few quick steps. A Lightroom preset is a „package“ of settings that can speed up the photo-editing process. Presets can be reused to create the same effects over and over again. Using them can take a lot of time out of the editing process for repetitive actions. We have a full guide to Lightroom Presets if you want to… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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Rethinking Table Design for Mobile

There might be a problem with that table on your website. It doesn’t look or function well on my phone. It sounds like a simple problem (that should have a simple solution), but might not be quite as simple as you’d think. There are a variety of reasons that could contribute to this issue – lack of responsiveness, creating tables as images, odd data formatting that makes a mess – but there are also viable design solutions. Let’s walk through ways to rethink table design so that your data and… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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20+ Best Color Fonts of 2020

OpenType fonts created a whole new world of possibilities for typography. And one of the best inventions made from OpenType features is color fonts. Some call color fonts the next big revolution in graphic design. Others say it’s going to change the way we use typography. One thing is for sure that color fonts can make your design look more incredible than any other type of font available today. Instead of using the same boring styles of fonts, color fonts allow designers to get more creative and step… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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30+ 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. We’re also sharing our… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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15+ Best Photoshop Action Tutorials

Photoshop actions are a great tool if you are a fan of Adobe’s photo editing software. Actions allow you to complete a series of tasks all at once, and on multiple files, after creating the initial action. Actions can help you perform routine edits quickly with one click or include modal controls that let you enter values in a dialog box while playing an action. Here, we’re going to look at some of the best Photoshop action tutorials, guides, and explain and how to use them. How to Use… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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25+ Best Affinity Publisher Templates & Assets 2020 (Free & Premium)

Affinity Publisher is a great, affordable alternative to Adobe InDesign. And much like InDesign, Affinity Publisher also supports pre-made templates. With Affinity Publisher templates, you can easily create professional-looking documents, brochures, flyers, and more with just a few clicks. We handpicked some of the best Affinity Publisher templates to show you what kind of designs you can make with the software. You can download and use them for your own projects as well. Adobe InDesign (IDML)… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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How to Make a Poster in PowerPoint: 10 Simple Steps

In addition to creating presentations, did you know you can use PowerPoint to design other elements such as posters? Today, we’re walking you through exactly how to make a poster in PowerPoint. While not everyone thinks about making a poster design in PowerPoint, it’s actually pretty easy—and is a viable option if you need something quickly, or don’t have other design software available. (Posters made in PowerPoint are frequently used in academic settings for assignments and event promotion on college… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 

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