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40+ Best Lightroom Presets for Portraits

You don’t have to be a pro photographer or a graphic designer to optimize and enhance your portrait photos. With the right Adobe Lightroom preset for portraits, you can apply stunning effects, all by yourself. In this collection, we feature the best Lightroom presets available for quickly optimizing your portrait photos, selfies, wedding photos, and family photos. Using these Lightroom presets for portraits, you can enhance your photos like a pro by applying effects instantly (and even customize them… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 
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Ost Deutsch Now

Sebastian Jung and the publisher Kerber released the book „Ost Deutsch Now“ (engl. „East German Now.“) When asked, „What is East German Now,“ Sebastian Jung’s answer is far from being one-dimensional or monocausal. On the contrary, his astute observations of all the unrealized promises of salvation are equally empathetic and witty. Revealingly, he intensifies and delegates the grotesque tension between oppressive solitude, consumption, and amusement to the beholders, whose laughter gets stuck in their… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Sebastian Schubmehl | 
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What Is a Lookbook? (+ 10 Stunning Examples)

Whether you’re a designer wanting to show off work or have a request to create one for a client, a lookbook can be an effective way to showcase a variety of elements in a single design. A lookbook is a portfolio of sorts and has wide application in a number of fields, including website design, graphic design, and development. Here’s a guide to what a lookbook is, what to include in one when you start designing it, and some examples that are sure to help you find a little lookbook inspiration… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 
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Prisma

A beam of light flashes up. It strikes the prism, is refracted and fans out. What emerges is something new: Light in all its facets. Wonderfully colorful and diverse—just like the 26 freshly graduated Communication Designers at HSRM Wiesbaden (Rheinmain University of Applied Sciences.) They too began their studies as blank sheets of paper, as pure white light, and finally came out as versatile designers in a wide variety of disciplines. The PRISMA Exhibition. In February they will present themselves and… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Sebastian Schubmehl | 
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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  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 
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20+ Best Free Premiere Pro Templates 2020

Are you looking for a way to create a quick title scene or a slideshow in Premiere Pro? Then these free Premiere Pro templates will come in handy. One of the best features of Premiere Pro is the ability to use templates. With templates, you can instantly create various types of video projects. Even if you don’t have much experience in using the app, templates are fairly easy to use. There are plenty of amazing Premiere Pro templates out there. But, most of them are premium templates. Don’t worry, if… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 
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Branded Protest

Branded Protest is a reference tool for the branding of current protest developments in context with historic relevant protest movements by Ingeborg Bloom and Klaus Kempenaars. Many of the most successful and recognizable protest movements in the world make use of branding techniques, even when they simultaneously reject the general concepts of branding. Branded Protest dives into this antithesis. It researches the power of branding and the influence it has on current protest movements and gives iconic… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Sebastian Schubmehl | 
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Tesseract

Crisp and serrated, Tesseract is a study in modernity and restraint. As it plunged into classical references, it earned its contemporaneity through whetted endings and constrained curves, lending a focused aspect to texts and titles. With optical sizes for text and a display, Tesseract shimmers across media. The Display size plays the wide aperture and x-height card, with chiseled terminals and see-through counterspace. The Text size is quieter, with a firm and sturdy structure for immersive reading… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Sebastian Schubmehl | 
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Type Drives Culture Conference 2020

The Type Directors Club celebrates the undeniable significance of typography around the world. The TDC is a global community of experts and enthusiasts who are united by the shared belief that type drives culture. And culture drives type. Under the motto „Formation,“ the Conference tackles the role of design in our systems-based world. Organized by the Type Directors Club with support from the Communication Design programs at Parsons School of Design at The New School, this year’s Type Drives Culture… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Sebastian Schubmehl | 
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The Process

The Process is a series of books showcasing the unused and unseen ideas, concepts, mockups and sketches that are created during the branding process. Each branding project only has one outcome that makes it into the real world, however there are dozens of interesting and intelligent ideas that never see the light of day after being cast aside by the designer or not picked by the client. These books are about those ideas. Published by The Brand Identity. The Process Bienal, Collins, DesignStudio… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Sebastian Schubmehl | 
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Saturday Type Fever 2020

On your marks—get set—Type Design! On January 17th and 18th the second edition of Saturday Type Fever at the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design (HfG Karlsruhe) took place. Like in the year before, it was organized by the NoFoundry —and we could participate again. Students from various art and design colleges in Europe were invited to work together on typefaces for 30 hours—accompanied by a diverse program of workshops, talks, installations, and various other formats. This year, the different… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Sebastian Schubmehl | 
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8 Trends for Pairing Fonts in 2020

Trends in typography seem to evolve more quickly than many other design trends. For a long time, website designers stuck to font palettes packed with sans serif typefaces. But that feels like ancient history now! Today’s range and variety of web fonts make for much more interesting design possibilities, font pairings, and visual themes. We’re taking a look at eight trends for pairing fonts with a beautiful example of each, covering a wide range of font families and aesthetics. What is Font… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 
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Typotable No. 4

Typotable No. 4—Print meets Motion is part of the independent lecture series Typotable, where current type design and typography positions are shown and discussed. The lectures are held by established type and graphic designers as well as by young designers and students. In this edition of Typotable No. 4   Prof. Andrea Tinnes will guide you through her visual research project „Library of Shapes, Texts and Structures.“ Stefan Hürlemann shows stunning Motion Graphics for, among other, Nike and Fogo… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— typotable | 
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Lightroom vs Photoshop: Which Is Right for You?

Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom are both amazing apps that designers and photographers can’t live without. However, since both apps have similar qualities, it can be confusing to decide which app is best for your work. We’ll help you make that decision. Adobe Creative Cloud offers a special „Photography“ plan that gives you access to both Photoshop and Lightroom apps for a single price. But it only comes with 20GB of cloud storage. These two apps have very different functionalities when it comes to… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 
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40+ Best Free Keynote Templates

Today we’re bringing you a collection of the best free Keynote templates for making all kinds of presentation slideshows, including business, creative, agency, and startup pitch decks. Keynote is a great tool for making effective presentations. But, let’s face it, when it comes to the default templates included, your options are limited. Luckily you can still download and use Keynote templates made by other designers. For this collection, we handpicked some of the best free Keynote templates just for you… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

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