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20+ Best Instagram Mockup Templates (Story & Post)

Instagram is a platform full of visual designs. The better your photos look, the more attention you get. And when you’re a designer promoting Instagram posts and story designs, you’ll need an equally beautiful mockup to showcase them. Whether you’re a digital marketing agency showing off designs on a portfolio or a freelancer presenting Instagram designs to a client, you’ll need gorgeous-looking mockups to showcase your designs like a true professional. To help you find the right mockup for your… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 
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Stay At Home Print Club

Wouldn’t it be great to collectively be creative in times of isolation? To work on, share and enjoy printed goods? The Stay At Home Print Club is something the graphic design and risography Studio Superkolor has been working on over the last weeks and they are super excited to share it with you today. It’s an open call to all designers, illustrators and artists worldwide. Submit your A3 artwork and they’ll combine 3 artists from 3 different locations to print 3-colored Riso posters. These will be up… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Studio Superkolor | 
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20+ Best Free Photoshop Plugins 2020

Photoshop Plugins are one of the hidden features of the photo editor that many designers fail to notice. We created this list of the best free Photoshop plugins to show you how plugins can help improve your workflow. When it comes to graphic design, the way you organize your Photoshop app interface and plan the workflow plays a key role in efficiency and productivity. That’s why every designer should experiment with Photoshop plugins as they can permanently improve your workflow. With a single plugin… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 
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50+ Best Free PowerPoint Templates 2020

Not everyone can afford to buy premium PowerPoint templates to create their slideshows. But, that doesn’t mean you have to settle for a default template. There are dozens of incredible free PowerPoint templates to try out! A great thing about the design community is that there are designers out there who willingly share their amazing work for free of charge, including gorgeous free PowerPoint templates. To help you save some money, we scoured the web and handpicked a collection of the best free… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 
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Dingos

Dingos is a display & joyful typeface specially handcrafted for strong and powerful usage, with a versatile touch. It was designed by Julia Martinez Diana, and published in 2020 by Antipixel type studio. Consisting of 4 styles, Display, Display Outline, Stamp & Stamp Outline, Dingos is perfect for any medium or large use due to the precise shape of its outlines, which were hand-crafted glyph by glyph. Perfectly suited for graphic design and any display use! Some of Dingos ’ features are… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— antipixel | 
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5 Reasons to Avoid the Desktop Hamburger Menu Icon

A hamburger icon as the only source of navigation on a desktop website sucks. It’s frustrating, confusing, and violates unwritten rules of navigation and user flow best practices. Why would you do it? Other than to maintain or establish a certain aesthetic, it’s hard to find an answer that makes any sense. The often-debated hamburger icon can be a great complement to website navigation or even for small screens, but it shouldn’t be the only option for desktops. You are doing yourself – and the website… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 
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Auslöser Magazine Issue 3

The Auslöser Magazine Issue 3 features Interviews with Paul Albert Leitner, Nadia Morozewicz, Daniel Chatard, and Katrin Koenning, a behind the scenes of Vienna Secession, and a detail on Apple QuickTake. Auslöser Magazine is a bilingual (German and English) indie print magazine that focuses on the human stories behind the camera. The Auslöser Magazine Issue 1 (available since March 2019) features 4 long-form in-depth interviews with Friedl Kubelka, Yanina Boldyreva, Wolfgang Zurborn and Brian Finke… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Laura Nadvornik | 
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30+ Modern Responsive Email Templates 2020

If you want your next email campaign to stand the best chance of success, using a responsive design that looks good on any screen or device is really important. Responsive email design is notoriously difficult, so starting with a template can be a good bet. It’s worth taking advantage of pre-made responsive templates that have already been tested on a variety of screen sizes and email clients, then customizing them to your own requirements. These templates are crafted by highly skilled designers, and… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 
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People@Home

People@Home is a joint effort to form an impromptu community of stay-at-homes in times of global pandemics. Initiators of the project are graphic designer and illustrator Moriz Oberberger and designer and web developer Philipp Polder. The cause of their project is to raise some money for charity (specifically for the Covid-19 Solidarity Fund by the WHO) by offering hand-drawn animations as a donation incentive. Every donor is added to an ever-growing public list of participants and can link to their… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Moriz | 
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Get Free SSL Protection With ZeroSSL

Until now, there haven’t been many options when it comes to free security certificates for your website. ZeroSSL offers completely free SSL certificates that are easy to use thanks to an intuitive user interface and API. Here, we’re going to take a look at this viable alternative to Let’s Encrypt and how you can make ZeroSSL your website security solution. This is a tool you can use and trust. And you won’t be alone. Companies such as Slack, Uber, and Shopify use ZeroSSL. What is ZeroSSL?… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 
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Living in the Community

The In der Gemeinde leben gGmbH (English: Living in the Community) also known as IGL, advises and supports people with disabilities wherever they live. Through long term, intensive cooperation with IGL, Designstudio g31 has helped to develop a new brand image, a unique company typeface, and a universally accessible corporate website. Together, they worked out the core elements of the work IGL does: to see diversity as enrichment, and to live inclusively. People with disabilities should actively shape… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— schoemaker.p | 
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What Is a Font License? (And Do I Need One?)

Almost every design project you encounter will include type of some kind. And it’s very likely that that type will start as a font on a computer, unless you create it yourself. With using specific computer fonts, come some very specific rules regarding their use, which can vary by project. So what is a font license? Do you need one? And where can you find the tools and resources you need to make sure you are using fonts properly? Lucky for you, we have a primer. (And the images in this post include… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 
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KLEBSTOFF Stickermags

KLEBSTOFF Stickermags #10 KLEBSTOFF will never stop collecting their favorite sticker artists all together in one magazine … like this one. Since this number is somewhat like an anniversary number, they asked artists you will surely remember to contribute their latest stuff and of course some new guys you’ve never seen before. Artists in this issue: Raquel Meyers (SWE), Baptiste Virot (FR), Nuria Figueiredo (ES), Sebastian Schwamm (GER), Ana Benaroya (USA), Robokid (GER), Nick Alston (JP), Berto Fojo… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Laura Nadvornik | 
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How to Change Slide Size in PowerPoint

While most users are accustomed to the standard 16:9 aspect ratio of presentations, you can change the size of slides in PowerPoint. You might change to accommodate a different screen size – maybe the older 4:3 aspect ratio – or to create a custom file type. The tool even includes a few predefined sizes to make it easy for you. You’ll ideally want the size of your presentation to match whatever device it will be shown on (which is why it’s worth asking about the resolution of the screen or projector… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 
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Slanted in L.A.: Benjamin Critton / Benjamin Critton Art Department

In a town like L.A. and on a production like Slanted’s, which brings together the material for a magazine, not everything has to work out. Often, the best things happen when they’re not planned, just as they did when we went to this gleaming city in fall 2019. We were happy to meet the luminaries from the local creative scene and we are thrilled to share our inspiring encounters with you. During our visit in L.A. we came by to visit Benjamin Critton in his studio where we also met his lovely dog… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Laura Nadvornik | 

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