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20 Stylish PowerPoint Color Schemes

Color is an element that can make or break a design, and that rule holds true for presentation design as well. Choosing the right PowerPoint color scheme is super-important. But there’s one extra thing to consider – where your presentation will be given. A PowerPoint presentation can look quite different on a computer or tablet versus on a projected screen. When it comes to selecting a PowerPoint color scheme, this is an important consideration. Today we’ve rounded up 20 stylish PowerPoint color… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 
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Slanted Special Issue Rhineland-Palatinate

Above all, Rhineland-Palatinate stands out for its wine with 65 percent of German wine being produced there. But what about design? Following the Special Issues of Babylon (2013), Marrakech (2016), and Rwanda (2019), we were curious to find out more about our Heimat Germany and highlight regional differences in the Slanted Special Issue Rhineland-Palatinate. The first destination of our journey took us right across the Rhine, to Rhineland-Palatinate. In its state capital Mainz, Johannes… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Clara Weinreich | 
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Design Trend: Strong Hero Images With Subtle Text

This website design trend is all about contrast… or the lack thereof. More designs are popping up that have large and stunning hero image areas, but text elements are much more subtle. This is a shift from oversized hero area text that has been big (literally) for some time. These designs make you look because of this difference. It establishes a sense of contrast with other websites, while maybe not creating so much contrast in the design itself. Let’s take a look at websites with strong hero images… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 
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Schwarzdenker

Schwarzdenker offers a wickedly self-deprecating view of today’s creative industry. For designers, for all the future potential designers, and for their parents trying desperately to prevent that. The topics of the first edition : a relentless introspection; a revelation of scandalous practices in competitive business; a look outside where others get along quite well without design; about the manners of how designers treat each other and customers; a biting satire about designers as a species and a… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Laura Nadvornik | 
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20+ Best Final Cut Pro Title Templates 2020 (FCP Titles)

When it comes to creating video content, one of the most challenging tasks you have to deal with is designing a killer title scene. But, what if there was a way to instantly insert an amazing title scene into your videos with just a few clicks? That’s exactly what you can do with pre-made Final Cut Pro title templates. If you’re a fan of Final Cut Pro, you’ll have no trouble adding unique title scenes to your videos when using title templates. To help you get a headstart, we even went ahead and… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 
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50+ Best Premiere Pro Templates 2020

Today we’re featuring a collection of easy to use Adobe Premiere Pro templates you can use to quickly craft professional-looking scenes for your videos. Whether you’re looking to make an opening scene for your YouTube channel, a title sequence for a video, slideshows, or even product promotions, this list of Adobe Premiere Pro templates has it all. We’ve included a mix of free Premiere Pro templates and top-notch premium options too. So there’s something for every budget! What Is Premiere Pro?… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 
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Get Real-Time Market Data With Marketstack

Do you need to get the same stock market data on your website as some of the major players, such as Uber, Amazon, and Credit Suisse. That must be super complicated, right? Turns out that it’s easy with the right tool, such as marketstack. marketstack is a real-time, intraday, and historical stock market data API. It delivers market data to your website and users to create better online experiences. Here’s a look at the tool, key features, and how it works. What is marketstack?… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 
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7 Common Website Design Problems (And How to Explain Them to Clients)

Sometimes designers and clients don’t quite speak the same language. This barrier can be a real problem if a client expresses an issue and you can’t need to explain a solution in a way they understand. Sometimes, you have to step back from your knowledge and break it down in a simplified way. That’s not always easy. Here, we’re going to look at some common website design problems and how to talk them through with clients that might not understand exactly how websites come together. Video… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 
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Yearbook 2019: Position

The current yearbook of the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design provides insights into the institution under the topic „Position“ and presents outstanding student projects from 2019. The eighth edition of the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design yearbook is dedicated to the main topic of position on over 200 pages in German and English. To take and show attitude and to represent positions to the outside world is not only indispensable for artists and designers. To position… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Burg Giebichenstein | 
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30+ Best Fonts for Posters

Fonts come in all shapes and sizes, but when it comes to poster design, there are certain types of fonts that can help you make bold statements and attract attention. In this post, we feature some of the best fonts for posters you can use to create the perfect poster design. It’s quite difficult to generalize poster design. There are just too many types of posters that require various design standards. For example, a poster you design for a business conference and a poster you make for a summer beach… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 
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Arpona

Arpona is a typeface for anyone who prefers to stand out from the crowd, than to go with the flow. It comes with small wedge serifs and a strong character, ideal for corporate design and all projects characterized by a sense of individualism—for example art, fashion, food, beverage, and lifestyle topics. Arpona is inspired by roman letters carved in stone but otherwise difficult to categorize. It is neither a pure serif nor a sans but rather a symbiosis of different design concepts. Because of its… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Floodfonts | 
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20+ Coffee Bag Mockup Templates (Free & Premium)

Coffee makes the world go round, so putting your own logo or branding on a bag of coffee seems like a pretty good idea – think of the positive associations for your brand when new and potential customers see your name when they’re reaching for their favorite beverage first thing in the morning! Of course, it’s important that your coffee bag design looks good, rather than just a sticker slapped on a paper pouch – so why not use these mockup templates to see what your coffee packaging will look like before… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Sanchi Gupta | 
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25+ Best Lightroom Presets for Instagram

Instagram has a great selection of filters. But, let’s face it, they are terrible at making your photos look better. If you’re tired of using those same old filters, this collection of Lightroom presets for Instagram will help you stand out. If you look at the Instagram channels of the professional photographers, you’ll notice that all their photos look incredibly beautiful without using any Instagram filters. This is done with the help of apps like Lightroom. Lightroom is a great app for editing and… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 
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Yearbook 100 Beste Plakate 19

Every year the association 100 Beste Plakate e. V. presents awards to honor the most innovative and trendsetting poster designs from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. The Yearbook 100 Beste Plakate 19 has fast become the go-to source for graphic artists, designers, and advertisers. Even today, the traditional printed poster is still regarded as the ultimate challenge in the graphic arts. The 100 Beste Plakate yearbook focuses on how designs can be described verbally. What is the relationship between… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Laura Nadvornik | 
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10 Tips for Perfect Poster Design

Almost everyone has designed a poster or flier at some point. Whether it was for self-promotion or a client, posters can be a fun way to present a message and do some interesting things with design. Poster design starts with a common canvas. Common poster sizes are 8.5 by 11-inch letter (or A4), 11 by 17 inches and 22 by 34 inches. Large format poster sizes are commonly 24 inches by 36 inches. Posters can be designed vertically or horizontally, but are most commonly designed with a vertical orientation… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

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