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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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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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