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Filmstock: A One-Stop Shop for Royalty-Free Video & Media

Software / 23 Sep 2021

Filmstock: A One-Stop Shop for Royalty-Free Video & Media

Being able to access a library where you can download all kinds of media assets in one convenient place is a surefire way to supercharge your workflow.

If you’re looking for such a resource to improve your productivity on a budget, Filmstock can be just what you need.

Filmstock features a massive library full of royalty-free stock video, video effects, sound effects, video templates, and so much more. There are resources on the platform for all kinds of creators, including video editors, content creators, social media influencers, and marketers.

Filmstock gives you unlimited access to the marketplace for a single monthly subscription. But is it worth your money? What are the benefits of using Filmstock? And who should use Filmstock? Let’s find out.

What Is Universal Design? Everything You Need to Know

Business / 23 Sep 2021

What Is Universal Design? Everything You Need to Know

Universal Design is not new, but the conversations around it are reinvigorated in an effort to create more accessible and equitable design projects.

The concept isn’t specific to websites or printed creative work, it extends to every field of design.

Universal design is rooted in a set of core principles that – when used as a foundation for creative work – can help you design in a way that helps minimize the need for assistive technology and makes products more usable by everyone, not just people with disabilities.

55+ Best Instagram Filters for Photoshop 2021

Photoshop Actions / 23 Sep 2021

55+ Best Instagram Filters for Photoshop 2021

Filters are one of the best features of Instagram. Everyone loves the idea of prettifying their photos in an instant and sharing them with their friends and family. But have you ever wanted a set of Instagram filters for Photoshop? I know I have.

The good news is, you don’t just need the Instagram app to apply filters to your photos. You can actually create even more beautiful photos with customizable filters using Photoshop actions and upload them to not just Instagram, but any other social network you want.

We handpicked a collection of free and premium Instagram Photoshop actions for creating creative and stylish Instagram filter effects in Photoshop. With a single click, you can apply these effects to your photos and customize them to your preference.

We’re also sharing our tips and advice on how to use Instagram filters in Photoshop.

What Is a Web Design Proposal? (And How to Write One)

Business / 22 Sep 2021

What Is a Web Design Proposal? (And How to Write One)

The most successful design projects often start with a successful business foundation. Whether you work on an agency team with other creatives or are a freelancer trying to sell your own products and services a solid web design proposal can help you win clients and set expectations for work.

Here’s everything you need to know about creating a web design proposal that will help you land new clients. We’ll discuss what a web design proposal is, how to write one, and share some helpful templates to get you started fast.

50+ Best Minimal PowerPoint Templates 2021

PowerPoint Templates / 22 Sep 2021

50+ Best Minimal PowerPoint Templates 2021

Delivering a minimalist PowerPoint presentation can clearly convey your message, and remove any clutter. This collection of modern, minimal PowerPoint templates is a great place to start—they put the focus on you as the speaker, and what you have to convey!

These files are all fully editable and can be easily tweaked according to your needs. Most come with hundreds of example slides with graphs, tables, images, text, and more. They’re perfect for giving that next presentation a special touch.

Embrace the minimal design philosophy, choose a stunning PowerPoint template for your next presentation that has clean lines, subtle design, and a simple, professional look-and-feel.

50+ Best Sketch Templates of 2021

Sketch Templates / 22 Sep 2021

50+ Best Sketch Templates of 2021

Sketch is a unique app that offers amazing features and functionality for creating app UI designs and mockups. Creating an effective UI for an application requires time, detailed attention, and—most importantly—an idea to get started with!

In order to streamline the design process for creating your next app interface, we’ve collected the best Sketch UI templates and materials that you can use for your next app project.

All these packs come with hundreds of UI design elements and can be easily implemented in your design.

We’ve also got you covered if you’d like a refresher on how to install a Sketch template, or learn about a few Sketch tips you probably didn’t know!

75+ Modern Corporate Brochure Templates 2021

Brochure Templates / 20 Sep 2021

75+ Modern Corporate Brochure Templates 2021

Brochures are an incredibly important part of identity and branding for any type of business. Whether you’re keeping customers informed, marketing a new product, or selling your services. A beautiful, modern brochure template can be a great starting point.

We’ve tracked down some of the most beautiful, creative brochure designs to help you quickly get started with a professional template. They’re modern and stylish, and can help your business stand out from the crowd.

All these brochure designs come in the form of a ready-to-go template, fully print ready, and most just cost a few dollars.

We’re also sharing a few helpful tips for designing a corporate or business brochure, and a guide on how to choose your brochure design software to help get you started.

30+ Best Business & Project Proposal Templates for Microsoft Word 2021

Inspiration / 20 Sep 2021

30+ Best Business & Project Proposal Templates for Microsoft Word 2021

Microsoft Word is the perfect tool for quickly putting together a professional brochure or a proposal in a very short amount of time. What makes it even better is the ability to use templates.

With Word templates, you can instantly produce a high-quality brochure design without having to spend hours perfecting it. They simply help cut your work time in half.

In this post, we feature some of the best proposal templates for Word that you can use to create beautiful brochures for various types of business proposals. Be sure to keep a few of these templates saved on your computer to use whenever you need to create a quick project proposal.

The Design Anatomy of a Good Icon: 10 Tips

Graphics / 20 Sep 2021

The Design Anatomy of a Good Icon: 10 Tips

An icon is a picture, image, or representation of another thing. So if you are looking to create a great icon, it needs to have a visual presence that’s understandable.

There’s more to designing a great icon than just a quick visual element. You have to think about shape, color, usage, and even what device or operating system it might appear on.

Here, we have 10 tips to help you make the most of icon design.

25+ Professional Lightroom Presets

Lightroom Presets / 19 Sep 2021

25+ Professional Lightroom Presets

Minimizing the time you spend on processing and enhancing photos is one of the things most photographers and graphic designers often struggle with. Adobe Lightroom, coupled with a set of professional Lightroom presets, makes this whole process much easier.

What if we told you that you can make Lightroom even more powerful to process images, add beautiful effects, enhance tone, adjust contrast, and much more with just one-click? All of this is possible thanks to premade Lightroom presets.

In this collection, we’re featuring some of the best professional Lightroom presets you can use to supercharge your workflow and manage your time more effectively. These presets are also customizable, allowing you to adjust their settings to match any kind of photo you have.

45+ Best Procreate Brushes 2021 (Free & Pro)

Procreate Brushes / 18 Sep 2021

45+ Best Procreate Brushes 2021 (Free & Pro)

If you’re a digital artist searching for the perfect Procreate brush to craft stunning illustrations or to design unique website header images, we’ve got a great collection of professional Procreate brushes just for you.

Procreate is amongst the most popular drawing apps available for iPad Pro. It’s actually more than just a simple drawing app. With the Apple Pencil stylus and the right set of brushes, this app can help you craft amazing digital drawings and paintings.

The app comes with over 130 basic brushes. But, many people don’t realize that they can expand this collection with custom brushes that have been carefully created by professionals. We’ve handpicked some of the best custom brushes you can use with your Procreate app.

What Is a Pitch Deck? (And How to Make One)

PowerPoint Templates / 17 Sep 2021

What Is a Pitch Deck? (And How to Make One)

It’s a tool that every startup business or entrepreneur needs – a great pitch deck. A pitch deck is a presentation that you’ll use to help explain or showcase your product or service and potentially drives sales or investment. It needs to be polished and professional to do the job well.

Today, we’ll take a look at what a pitch deck is, how to make one, and how to establish a design that will wow people who come in contact with your new business.

We’ll also feature a few stunning pitch deck templates along the way, to help you get started fast.

35+ Best Vintage Fonts

Font Collections / 17 Sep 2021

35+ Best Vintage Fonts

Vintage fonts add a certain timeless look to a design that can’t be achieved with any other font. It’s one of the reasons popular brands such as Harley Davidson and Dollar Shave Club still use vintage fonts in their branding designs.

In this collection, we’re featuring some of the best vintage fonts you can use to add that same classic elegant look to your own designs. These fonts are particularly suitable for various luxury branding designs, product labels, packaging, logo designs, and much more.

This post covers a mix of vintage fonts with both minimal and decorative designs. Have a look and see if you can find a vintage font for your design project (and be sure to check out our tips for choosing a vintage font as well!)

35+ Best Free Google Slides Themes & Templates 2021

Google Slides Themes / 17 Sep 2021

35+ Best Free Google Slides Themes & Templates 2021

Google Slides is one of the best tools for creating presentation slideshows, especially with the number of free Google Slides themes and templates available. It has quickly gone from being a free PowerPoint alternative to become the go-to app for creating professional slideshows.

Another great thing about Google Slides is templates. With a great Google Slides theme or template, you can instantly craft a beautiful presentation in just a few minutes without expert design skills.

Today we wanted to show you how amazing Google Slides templates can be. So we brought you a collection of free Google Slides themes and templates to use in your projects.

Usually, a premium Google Slide template is the best way to design a professional-looking presentation. But, there are some amazing free templates you can use with your non-commercial and personal projects. Here are a few of those templates you can download right now.

35+ Best Space & Galaxy Background Textures

Background Textures / 17 Sep 2021

35+ Best Space & Galaxy Background Textures

Space and galaxy-themed backgrounds sit perfectly behind bold text and objects. These colorful space textures make your designs appear brighter than a single color background as well — they have a wonderful personality.

Whether you’re looking for a gorgeous space background for a web design project, or even just to use one as your desktop background, you can find many different types of space and galaxy themed backgrounds and textures in this collection.

We’ve brought together stars, planets, galaxies, stunning intergalactic scenes, and more.

It’s the perfect way to take your next graphic design project into another world!

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