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10 Best Graphic Design Portfolio Examples + Templates

Every designer has a portfolio that acts as their online resume. It’s what you use to win clients, show off your skills, and differentiate yourself from the other designers. Graphic design portfolio websites usually look similar. There are elements and sections that are fairly common among them. But, there are a few who go above and beyond to make their portfolios look incredible. And wow their potential clients. This post is all about those designer portfolios. In this list, you’ll find some of the… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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Vector vs. Raster: What Do I Use?

With all of the image options and file formats out there, it can be a little overwhelming when you are choosing what file type to use (and send to clients). Compatibility is always a concern when you are working with different file types, but when it comes to graphics and images the type of computer graphic format you use is essential to how the image renders. There are two types of digital graphics files – vector and raster. Vector images are made of hundreds of thousands of tiny lines and curves (or… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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15+ Best Lightroom Tutorials for Beginners + Pros

Adobe Lightroom is an industry-standard tool for photographers. It allows you to edit, organize, store, and share photos and works with other Adobe tools and cross-device. It isn’t that easy to get started with, and these Lightroom tutorials will give you an incredible boost. Whether you are new to Lightroom or are looking to expand your skills, this roundup of tutorials has something for everyone. The more beginner tutorials are at the top and progress slightly in difficulty as you move down… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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8 Best Code Editors for Designers in 2020 (Free & Premium)

Having at least a basic understanding of coding is an important skill that every designer should have. Knowing your way around website design, HTML, and CSS will help you stand out among other designers. Even if you’re a graphic designer working on print designs, you’ll never know if or when you’ll land a high-paying job to design a website or even parts of a website. Having some front-end design skills will definitely help advance your career as well. The process of learning front-end design and… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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30+ Best Adobe XD UI Kits + Templates 2020

Today we’re bringing you a collection of some of the best Adobe XD UI kits and templates. With these templates, you can create more professional-looking designs using Adobe’s stellar UX design tool. Adobe XD took everyone by surprise when it was released with a free plan. It wowed many user experience and user interface designers as it served as a great Sketch app alternative. Something that was much needed by the Windows users. Adobe XD app itself has many features that make it a great tool for UX… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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15+ Best Adobe After Effects Tutorials

Adobe After Effects can help you take motion graphics to the next level, but the tool isn’t always easy to use (especially if you are new to it). That’s where great tutorials come in. From written instructions to video lessons, you can learn to do almost anything with the right set of instructions. Here, we’ve scoured the internet for some of the best and more useful Adobe After Effects tutorials to help you make the most of the software for keying, tracking, compositing, and animation. It’s a… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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35+ Best Premiere Pro Lower Thirds Templates

Lower thirds are an important part of many different types of videos. Especially in news segments, interviews, and even in YouTube videos, a properly placed lower third help add more context to your videos. We’ve hand-picked the best Premiere Pro lower thirds templates to get you off to a great start. Even though a lower third seems like a simple object that anyone can create, it takes some creative thinking and visual effects to make a lower third that actually makes your videos look more professional… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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30 Tips to Learn Web Design in 30 Days

Is learning the basics of web design still on your „someday“ list? Why haven’t you got started yet? We’ve put together 30 tips and resources to help you start learning web design this month (and maybe even find yourself a new career path!) Graphic designers, print designers, and creatives looking to learn something new or break into website need to quit procrastinating. Every day that you don’t take that first step leaves you one day further behind everyone else! Follow these steps to begin learning… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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20+ Best Free Instagram Story Templates 2020

Today we’re bringing you a collection of free Instagram story templates for creating more attractive and trendy stories to entertain your followers. Instagram Stories are one of the most effective ways of communicating with your followers. Not just to stay in touch with your audience, but also to promote your products and business. In fact, almost 1.7 billion Instagram users spend time viewing Stories every day. However, creating more attractive and unique Instagram stories daily can be difficult and… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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60+ Best Free Fonts for Designers 2020 (Serif, Script & Sans Serif)

We’re amazed at the number, and quality, of free fonts available today. Designers have an incredible choice of free fonts to choose from. So whether you’re looking for a serif, script, or sans-serif font, today’s collection of the best free fonts for designers has you covered! Utilizing a great-looking font is a key part of making any type of design look more professional. Of course, you don’t always have to use premium fonts to achieve that same level of professionalism. If you can’t afford to spend… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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Is Your Design Inclusive? (And How to Make It More Inclusive)

Is your design for everyone? We talk a lot about creating with an audience in mind, but it’s important to understand that audience can identify in several ways. Now more than ever before, it is important to create designs and visuals that are inclusive of that entire audience segment. An inclusive aesthetic will make users feel like they are part of the design and that a company, organization, or product is for them. Inclusivity is more than just accessibility. It’s a combination of function and… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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20+ Best Final Cut Pro Intro Templates 2020

Crafting an attractive intro is the toughest part of making a video. However, if you’re using Final Cut Pro, you can now skip all that work and get your video made within half the time. All thanks to Final Cut Pro intro templates. The opening scene or the intro of a video needs to be able to not only grab the attention of your audience but also to get them interested in watching the rest of the video. It’s a tough art to master, especially if you’re new to Final Cut Pro. When using Final Cut Pro intro… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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30+ 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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What’s Your Design Diet? Music, Podcasts & Books to Keep You Inspired

Some days are harder than others when it comes to sparking creativity. I find that keeping a solid rotation of other art forms in my routine can keep those juices flowing a little better. It’s all part of your design diet – music, podcasts, books, challenges, and other design goodies that keep you inspired to push forward, try new things and work at your full capacity. Your design diet can change from time to time. For me, it ebbs and flows in what type of media and art I consume. From binging on… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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50+ 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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