Features / 18 Sep 2019
Whether you’re looking to create a flyer for an event, party, business, or hobby, we’ve got you covered. Our feature on flyer design and templates covers everything you need—from how to design an awesome flyer from scratch to collections of stunning flyer templates to help you get started fast.
We’ll share a few tips that can apply to any flyer design, walk you through how to use any of the high-quality flyer templates that we regularly feature, and cover the different types of software that can help you tweak a flyer template perfectly!
Inspiration / 17 Sep 2019
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 to your preference with ease). And don’t forget to read through our tips for using presets on portrait photos for helpful advice on how to integrate them into your workflow!
Inspiration / 17 Sep 2019
Today we’re featuring a collection of elegant business and corporate PowerPoint templates you can use to create all kinds of professional presentations.
Having a creative and attractive slideshow is the key to delivering a more impactful presentation. You need to use the right template to achieve that goal.
Whether you’re making a slideshow for a startup, a corporate agency, or a multinational brand, this collection has both free and premium templates for all purposes.
Reviews / 16 Sep 2019
What’s the forecast? Answer the question on your website, or in your app, with weatherstack, a freemium API that gives you access to real-time and historical weather information.
Weather information can be beneficial for several different website types and applications, but all weather data isn’t equal. weatherstack goes into a greater level of depth than many other options and surfaces the data in a super easy-to-use way.
Here’s a look at how to use this tool and how to make it work for you.
Inspiration / 16 Sep 2019
Are you working on an annual report? Looking for a way to impress your client or boss with this report? Then use a simple annual report template to make your document look more professional.
Preparing an annual report is not an easy job. You shouldn’t have to spend hours making it look pretty as well. That’s why we handpicked this collection of annual report templates so you can quickly load them up with InDesign or MS Word to edit and copy over your content. It’s that easy.
Whether you’re working on an annual sales report, financial report, or a marketing report, we found templates to fit all kinds of documents. This collection includes both free and premium templates, as well as our tips for designing the perfect annual report to get you off to a great start.
Software / 16 Sep 2019
Do you need a portfolio website right now? There are a variety of online tools and templates that can help jumpstart the process so you can feature your work online quickly.
This list is packed with options that provide free plans to help you get started. (Note that many do also offer paid options with the ability to customize or add premium features.)
Here are a few tools that can help writers, designers, photographers, artists, or pretty much anyone get their portfolio online this week.
Inspiration / 13 Sep 2019
Typography is all about delivering art and information in a beautiful medium. Designing typographic posters is no easy task, and arranging and modifying each individual component is a skilled task.
Not only that, special care has to be taken when it comes to the legibility and aesthetics of the fonts being used in the poster, choosing a type that works well together and conveys the right impression.
To pay our tribute to all the experienced typographic artists in today’s post, as well as inspire you to try your own hand at this type of art, we have come up with a grand compilation of a hundred typographic posters from around the web.
Read on to browse through some delightful inspiration and beautiful art.
Software / 13 Sep 2019
Whether you want to share a PowerPoint presentation with a colleague via email or upload it to a website, one of the best ways to reduce the size of a PowerPoint file is to compress its images.
Visuals play a key role in a presentation. Especially today, audiences respond well to images and graphics better than text. As a result, we tend to add as many images as we can into a slideshow to make it more effective.
However, it also comes with a disadvantage. With more images, your PowerPoint presentation gets heavier in size. And that can be an issue when you’re trying to share that presentation online.
In this guide, we’ll show you an easy fix you can use to compress images in your PowerPoint presentations to reduce the file size without affecting the quality of the images.
Inspiration / 12 Sep 2019
Contrary to popular belief, condensed and narrow fonts don’t make your text cramped or crowded. You just have to know the appropriate time and place to use the font. Condensed fonts are widely used these days for headlines and portraying bold messages, and when deployed in the right place, they can give stunning impact!
It takes a lot of testing and experimenting to find the perfect font for a design, but our tips for choosing and working with condensed and narrow fonts will help get you off to a great start!
Inspiration / 12 Sep 2019
If you’re in the process of creating a Keynote slideshow presentation for your next business meeting, we have a solution that will help you craft minimal, creative slides with beautiful designs.
There’s no need to spend hours perfecting the design of your slides or hire freelance designers. You can simply use Keynote templates designed by professionals to create the perfect slideshow presentation in a few minutes.
Minimalism is the key to capturing an audience and showing off professionalism. In this collection, we handpicked a set of creative and minimalist Keynote presentation templates for creating slideshows for business meetings, project proposals, pitch decks, and much more.
Plus, we’re also answering the most common Keynote template FAQs to help you get your presentation off to the best possible start.
Features / 11 Sep 2019
Google Slides is one of the best options if you are looking for presentation software at no cost. Google Slides is free, web-based and includes many of the same features as paid software.
It’s become popular enough that designers are offering themes and templates to help you create even more robust presentations with Google Slides. Here’s a look at the tool and how you can use themes to build presentations quickly with ease. Our series on Google Slides shares tips and ideas for working with the app, as well as beautiful Google Slides themes to help your next presentation stand out from the crowd!
Software / 11 Sep 2019
Did you know that you can turn a PowerPoint deck into a video that plays automatically? This can be a great option for online sharing or creating a video loop to play at events or as a background collage.
The best part is that you don’t have to have extra tools because you can convert your slides right into a video file from PowerPoint.
We’re going to walk you, step-by-step, through how to convert a PowerPoint template to a video. We’ll also pay special attention to video settings, formats, and conversion options to make sure you wind up with just the right type of video for your project.
Inspiration / 10 Sep 2019
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 PowerPoint templates with modern and professional designs that you can use to make various types of presentations. Good luck with your presentation!
Inspiration / 10 Sep 2019
What’s the most important part of a business presentation? The way you dress? Your speech? Or is it your body language? It’s actually none of the above!
Your presentation slides are the most important part of a business presentation. Why? Because your clients will be staring at the slides at all times and you’ll be using those slides to visualize your speech. That’s why you should pay close attention when designing the slides for your presentations.
To help you get started with your Keynote slide designs, we handpicked the best Keynote slides templates you can use for your business and corporate presentation needs. Design your presentation right, follow our tips on how to give a Keynote presentation with impact, and you’ll capture and keep the attention of everyone in the room!
Inspiration / 9 Sep 2019
If you’re looking to supercharge your design workflow this year, updating your Lightroom presets with a new, powerful collection is a good idea! Lightroom presets let you instantly fix, improve, and enhance your photos with a single click. And we’ve found the perfect set of presets just for you.
Having the right set of Lightroom presets can be a huge time-saver for designers. Everything from retouching portrait photos, to adding stunning visual effects, enhancing interior photos, optimizing HDR photos, adding retro effects, and much more is possible with the Lightroom presets we’ve included in this list.
We’re also answering the most common Lightroom preset FAQs, to help you learn more about presets, use them on desktop or mobile, and more.
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