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How to Embed a YouTube Video in PowerPoint

You can create a more engaging presentation by inserting a YouTube video in your PowerPoint slides. Today, we’re going to walk you through the whole process of how to embed a YouTube video in PowerPoint. While this task used to be rather cumbersome and clunky with older versions of the standard software, Microsoft Office 365 and PowerPoint 2019 make embedding videos a lot more manageable. Here’s how you do it step-by-step for a great presentation that includes video. Now, the only hard part will be… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 
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Design Interview 1Q

Design Interview 1Q (10 questions) has the goal to generate and share good content for people that are in lockdown because of this invisible enemy. In this moment, while everything is stopping, graphic designer Fabio Mario Rizzotti, the creator of Design Interview 1Q, wants to talk about design. Therefore he invites experts for an interview, trying to understand which are their philosophies that we usually admire and we take inspiration by. So, it’s not just a showcase of the designers work but a deeper… learn more

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How to Change the Default Font in Word, Google Docs & PowerPoint

Sometimes design is as much about helping others use the tools as it is creating things. There are plenty of days when adding „tech support“ to your resume seems feasible! But being armed with little tips and tricks can make work life easier for you and those around you. Being able to change the default font in common software is one of these tricky smart tips. Here’s how you change the default font in Microsoft Word, Google Docs, and Microsoft PowerPoint. And it’s all packaged here for you in one… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 
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15+ Creative Website Header Design Examples + Tips

The website header, also referred to as the above the fold section, is arguably the most important part of a website. Mainly because it’s the first part of the website visitors see when they arrive on the website. When it comes to websites, first impressions matter a lot. And the header section plays a major role in it. In fact, according to a study, the majority of website visitors only stay about 15 seconds on a website before they leave. The header design of your website will play a key role in… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 
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Affinity Designer vs Illustrator: Pros & Cons Compared

It’s been more than three decades since Adobe introduced us to Illustrator. All this time, Illustrator has been the go-to software for vector graphics design. Ask any expert designer and they’ll tell you how they can’t even think of switching software. Illustrator is now part of their workflow and career. Adobe used this loyalty to their advantage, by converting their software licensing to a subscription plan. You now have to pay a monthly price to keep using the software. For some people, it’ll still… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 
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The Quarantine Coloring Book

The graphic design Studio Multiplo presents The Quarantine Coloring Book to print at home, a perfect device to kill time with your friends, kids, or parents while lockdown lasts. These days we need a lot of optimism, and some critical thinking too. Keep calm and relax, just … not that much! Multiplo is a graphic design studio based in Padova, Italy, focused on print, identity, and digital media for a diverse range of clients and fields, from individual to commercial and institutional. Because of… learn more

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30+ Best Startup Pitch Deck Templates for PowerPoint 2020

One of the most important aspects of pitching your startup is the presentation. In fact, it’s your pitch deck that’ll do most of the talking during your presentation. These startup pitch deck PowerPoint templates can make all the difference! It goes to say that your startup pitch deck needs to be more than perfect for your presentation to go smoothly. If you’re new to PowerPoint it’s best not to take on the task of designing the pitch deck. But the good news is that you don’t have to hire a designer… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 
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20+ Best Figma Tutorials for Beginners

Figma is one of the hot interface design application tools out there. It’s made for collaboration and working with others on digital-based projects. You can design and illustrate (it has vector tools!), prototype, and generate code. Plus, you can work seamlessly with others and participate in fully integrated design collaboration. If you haven’t started to use Figma yet, it can be a little intimidating. You can of course learn more about the tool direct from Figma, but there’s lots more to explore… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 
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Visual Identity for Tobia Scarpa’s exhibition

The Italian graphic designers Giulia Bardelli and Andrea Guccini created the typographic system and visual identity for Tobia Scarpa’s exhibition „Dall’arte della misura silenziosamente.“ Designer Tobia Scarpa is dealing with architecture, restoration, set-ups, industrial design, graphics, and teaching. The exhibition is presented by Paradisoterrestre on the occasion of Arte Fiera, which took place in January 2020. The show defines itself as an uncritical interpretation of the enigmatic artwork… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Andrea Guccini | 
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Procreate vs. Photoshop: Should You Make the Switch?

Designers are in love with Procreate. The app built for creative professionals makes designing on an iPad easier and more efficient in a completely new way. But can a $9.99 app be a realistic Photoshop competitor? For some, the answer is a definite yes. Here are five reasons Procreate could become your go-to design app (and five reasons why it might not). Plus, an introduction to what Procreate is, and why it might be the perfect app for you. What is Procreate? If you aren’t familiar… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 
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This Way!

This Way! As a type foundry, threedotstype is obsessed with arrows—all their fonts contain additional sets of navigation symbols. This inspired them to go beyond typography and put together broader presentations: type specimen focused on arrows and an exhibition* guide where you can find fascinating stories behind navigation tools that we use every day. From the specimen introduction: Have you ever thought where the cursor came from? Or why the oldest arrow ever created was showing the way to a… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Clara Weinreich | 
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50+ Best Keynote Templates of 2020

Even though Apple’s Keynote app gives you plenty of tools and options for creating beautiful presentations, it can be tricky to find the time to build a beautiful, custom design. Don’t worry — we’ve got you covered with this collection of the best Keynote templates! With these templates, you don’t have to spend hours designing presentation slides. You can simply edit the slides that have already been crafted by professional designers, customize charts, change colors, and voila! You have your own… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 
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Pandemic Architecture

As the world faces new globalized health threats, there is a need to design the home / the city of tomorrow, living in times whereas pandemics and viruses will be part of our everyday life. Pandemic Architecture International Ideas Competition attempts to open up a dialog and create a think tank, looking for ideas from the architectural and design community about the future of the living, the workspace, the public space, and the tourism industry. Submission Deadline will be on May 31st, 2020. Get more… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— AG Design Agency | 
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20+ Best InDesign TriFold Templates 2020

In this post, we’re featuring a handpicked collection of the best InDesign trifold templates you can use to make professional brochures for promoting businesses and brands. Brochures are the most effective way to promote your brand to a target audience to explain your business goals, mission, as well as to showcase products and services. With the right brochure design, you’ll be able to win more clients and stand out from your competition at the same time. With these trifold brochure templates, you’ll… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 
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Technology and Research in Art and Design

The book Technology and Research in Art and Design reports on the latest research projects at ECAL / University of Art and Design Lausanne dealing with technological issues. It features a synopsis of research projects and a selection of project descriptions, accompanied by conversations on design and artistic research between ECAL professors and scholars in these fields. The corresponding symposium, on which occasion the book was launched, took place in November 2019. The event included Keynote… learn more

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