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35+ Best Fonts for Signs

Font Collections / 14 May 2021

35+ Best Fonts for Signs

Whether you’re working on a sign design for a coffee shop or a luxury boutique, choosing the right font for your sign will go a long way to make your signage look more professional and unique.

When designing different types of signs, you are often forced to work with specific standards and font layouts. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t get creative and use unique fonts in your designs.

Finding a great font usually means spending hours scouring the web and getting disappointing results. To help you save time and find a creative and stylish font more quickly, we handpicked the best fonts for signs (for all kinds of businesses and shops), as well as a few helpful tips for designing signs!

40+ Laptop Mockup Templates (PSD & PNG)

Mockup Templates / 13 May 2021

40+ Laptop Mockup Templates (PSD & PNG)

When it comes to presenting website and graphic designs to clients, using a laptop mockup can substantially boost its appeal. Do you have the right laptop mockup to take your work to the next level?

There are many different ways you can use laptop mockup templates. You can use them to showcase your designs in your portfolio, website design, social media posts, client presentations, and more. We’ve found a set of professional laptop mockups that you can use on all those occasions.

In this post, we’re featuring some of the best laptop mockup templates for designers, both MacBook and Windows laptops. Plus, a set of tips for choosing a laptop mockup to help point you in the right direction!

Capture One vs Lightroom: Pros & Cons

Lightroom Presets / 13 May 2021

Capture One vs Lightroom: Pros & Cons

Lightroom is one of the best products Adobe has ever made. When it comes to processing RAW images and batch photos, there’s no better software out there than Lightroom. Or is there?

Capture One is a lesser-known Lightroom alternative that often gets high praise from professional photographers. In fact, this software is made specifically for photographers with lots of advanced features.

There’s only one question, is Capture One better than Lightroom? To find the answers, we compared the features of both Lightroom and Capture One. Keep reading to find out our final verdict.

35+ Best Real Estate Flyer Templates 2021

Flyer Templates / 13 May 2021

35+ Best Real Estate Flyer Templates 2021

Passing flyers is one of the best marketing strategies real estate agencies use to market their properties. We handpicked a collection of attractive real estate flyer templates to help you design unique flyers to promote your real estate listings like a pro.

Real estate is a booming industry. With many agencies popping up around every corner, you need to think outside the box to get more attention to the houses, flats, and apartments you’re trying to market. This involves crafting flyers and brochures that get potential buyers attention and stand out from the crowd.

With the help of these easy to use templates, you’ll be able to design such amazing-looking flyers to promote your property listings without even having to spend extra money on hiring graphic designers. You can easily edit these templates all by yourself.

Browse the collection, download a real estate flyer template, and start customizing to design a unique flyer for your business. Or check out our tips for designing real estate flyers for a few extra pointers!

40+ Best Startup Pitch Deck Templates for PowerPoint 2021

PowerPoint Templates / 12 May 2021

40+ Best Startup Pitch Deck Templates for PowerPoint 2021

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 either.

With this collection of easy-to-use startup pitch deck PowerPoint templates, you’ll be able to make an effective and attractive pitch deck all on your own without any design experience. Our tips for creating a startup pitch should help too, as well as our guide on key slides to include in your pitch deck.

All the best with your startup pitch!

50+ Best Scene and Mockup Generators of 2021

Mockup Templates / 11 May 2021

50+ Best Scene and Mockup Generators of 2021

It isn’t always easy to find the right mockup for your header or feature image. Using a mockup generator can help you tweak and customize a mockup to match your needs perfectly.

Mostly because high-quality stock photos and images are hard to find, and can come with hefty price tags. Even when you do find a great image, you later discover that someone else is using that exact same image on a different website. Which brings you back to square one. However, there’s a simpler solution to this problem: Scene generators!

Scene and mockup generators are bundles of elements and objects, which you can use to create your own unique header images, product mockup scenes, and custom graphics however you like. The best part is that you’ll be able to use these scene generators to create all the images you need for various projects.

20+ Best Retro & Vintage Logo Templates for 2021

Logo Templates / 11 May 2021

20+ Best Retro & Vintage Logo Templates for 2021

Designing the perfect logo for a brand or business is a long and difficult process that requires a lot of time. You have to wait for inspiration, figure out a layout, come up with symbol and icon designs, and go through many drafts to get it done.

What if we tell you that you could cut all that work in half and still design a professional logo within minutes? Yes, it’s possible thanks to logo templates.

In this post, we’ll show you how easy it is to make a great retro logo or a vintage logo using pre-made logo templates. We’ve handpicked lots of high-quality templates for you to download.

These templates are designed by professionals. They are just as good as a logo made by a design agency. You can download, edit, and use them with your own business or design projects. Scroll down and see for yourself.

100+ MacBook Mockup PSD Templates 2021

Mockup Templates / 10 May 2021

100+ MacBook Mockup PSD Templates 2021

Whether you’re looking for a MacBook mockup or a MacBook Pro mockup, we have you covered with this extensive collection. We’re featuring a mix of MacBook mockups, realistic illustrations, and flat/stylised versions of these MacBook notebooks for all types of use case.

Totaling over a hundred different MacBook mockups in all shapes and sizes, these are great for dropping in your own work, applications, wallpapers or examples to give them a unique look-and-feel.

Some are free, some cost a few dollars, but each of them is unique and interesting.

50+ Best CV & Resume Templates 2021

CV & Resume Templates / 10 May 2021

50+ Best CV & Resume Templates 2021

A first impression can either make or break your chance of landing a dream job. So choosing one of the best resume templates can give you a fantastic head start. These modern CV templates for Word, Pages, and InDesign are the perfect starting point for creating your new and improved resume!

These beautifully designed resume templates will help you stand out from the crowd, help you showcase the right skills, and improve your chances of landing the job. Some of the templates are free, and others cost a few dollars. All of them are absolutely beautiful!

Having a modern, professional resume doesn’t necessarily mean you will land the job, but it’s a great way to make sure you get the interview! And once you’ve chosen one, remember to read through our guide on how to customize a CV or resume template to make your own mark.

25+ Stylish Resume Color Schemes for 2021

CV & Resume Templates / 10 May 2021

25+ Stylish Resume Color Schemes for 2021

Resume design can be a funny thing. Where’s the line between too little color and too much? We’re featuring 20+ resume color schemes (with stunning examples) to help give you some ideas.

Personally, I believe it is a balance between showing off your personality and design style in relation to the job you are applying for. So, you might have a couple of resume designs, depending on who you are sending them to.

Another factor is printing. Are you going with a design that requires professional printing or are you doing it yourself? Think about all these things as you peruse these stylish resume color schemes for inspiration. (Note: Mixes are provided in HEX, but if you plan to print, make sure to use CMYK color.)

30+ Inspiring Personal Portfolio Websites in 2021

Inspiration / 7 May 2021

30+ Inspiring Personal Portfolio Websites in 2021

I just love digging around portfolio websites for design inspiration. You can learn so much about the personality of a designer from the way a portfolio looks, and the interactions therein.

A portfolio site is also a great playground because it gives you the creative freedom you can’t always express with a normal client project.

Here, we have a roundup of personal portfolio websites that can impart a dose of instant inspiration. Explore new ideas, design trends, and themes that you can take and use in your own projects.

The New Rules of Minimal Design: Best Practices, Examples, and Tips

Minimalist Graphic Design / 6 May 2021

The New Rules of Minimal Design: Best Practices, Examples, and Tips

While there is nothing new about minimalism as a design trend, the application and techniques are ever-evolving.

Some of the most notable changes with modern minimal designs are the use of space, color, and typography treatments. These design elements can make the overall aesthetic seem new and fresh or show a more dated style.

Here, we’ve put together a guide on how to do minimal design right with some best practices, examples, and tips for creating a modern feel.

Let’s dive in!

20+ Best Vintage Icon Packs, Badges & Insignias (Free & Premium)

Inspiration / 6 May 2021

20+ Best Vintage Icon Packs, Badges & Insignias (Free & Premium)

Vintage logo and badge design are quite popular these days. But it’s more than just a trend. It’s also a way of showing off the origins and history behind a brand.

Vintage doesn’t always mean old. It’s mostly about adding a nostalgic feel and capturing the essence of a certain era. Many modern startups and businesses, like Dollar Shave Club, do it well with their branding designs.

If you’re also working on a logo, badge, or insignia design that takes people back in time, you’re in luck. In this post, we bring you a collection of vintage badge templates, insignias, and icon packs to help you find inspiration for your design.

You can download and edit these templates to quickly craft badges or logos as well. Explore the collection below and see if you can find a template for your project.

50+ Best Microsoft Word Brochure Templates 2021

Brochure Templates / 5 May 2021

50+ Best Microsoft Word Brochure Templates 2021

Today, we’re bringing you a set of professionally designed Microsoft Word brochure templates to help you get a head start on your next brochure project.

Every designer has a collection of pre-designed templates. These templates not only allow you to enhance your workflow but also save hours of time otherwise spent searching for an inspiring starting point.

Whether you’re working on a brochure for a business, a case study, report, or a project proposal, you’ll find plenty of options to choose from in this collection of templates (and even more with our quick brochure design tips, and our full series on brochure templates!)

20+ Best Affinity Designer Brushes

Affinity Designer Templates / 5 May 2021

20+ Best Affinity Designer Brushes

Affinity Designer is rapidly growing and winning over the hearts of many designers as one of the best alternatives to Adobe Illustrator. It’s not only affordable but also keeps getting better with new feature updates and community support.

In this post, we wanted to highlight a great feature of Affinity Designer—brushes. Much like Photoshop and Illustrator, Affinity Designer also supports third-party brush packs. If you can find a great brush pack, you can import it in Affinity Designer to create more amazing art.

To show you how easy it is to find great brushes for Affinity Designer, we handpicked some of the best Affinity Designer brushes that you can download right now. Have a look.

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