Top 5 Graphic Design Trends of 2018 (+ a Preview of 2019)

What’s hot in graphic design? One of the things people always want to talk to me about is graphic design trends. Here’s a recap of the top graphic design trends of 2018, plus a little preview of what’s likely on the horizon for 2019.

It’s such an interesting topic because there are trends that change slowly over time – just look at the long evolution of flat design to where we are now – and others that seem to flip overnight. Should you always rush to use the latest graphic design trends in your work? Of course not. But it’s helpful to pick up new ideas, find inspiration, and see what types of techniques and styles are shaping your industry.

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20+ Best Photoshop Watercolor Brushes
Inspiration / 16 Oct 2018

20+ Best Photoshop Watercolor Brushes

Watercolor design is a popular trend, not just used in digital backgrounds, but also in greeting card and wedding invitation designs. In this post, we’re sharing the best Photoshop watercolor brushes for creating your own unique watercolor designs.

If you’ve been looking for a way to make designs look more vibrant with colors, using a watercolor-themed design is the best way to get that job done. Of course, you can’t create an authentic watercolor effect with just any Photoshop brush. You need brushes that have been handcrafted with watercolor strokes and swashes.

We’ve found a collection of watercolor-themed Photoshop brushes created by professionals, most of which include brushes based on real paintbrush strokes. Feel free to download and experiment!

30+ Best Poster Mockup Templates
Inspiration / 16 Oct 2018

30+ Best Poster Mockup Templates

Without the right poster mockup to showcase your work professionally, your poster design doesn’t have the chance to stand out from the crowd. It’s often easy to overlook the way you present and showcase your designs! That’s why it’s worth investing in a set of useful mockup templates.

If you’re working on a poster design right now, you’re in luck. Because we’ve picked out a collection of beautiful poster mockups just for you from Envato Elements, which you can use for presenting your work. Have a look!

30 Best Website Color Schemes of 2018
Trends / 15 Oct 2018

30 Best Website Color Schemes of 2018

Does it ever seem like certain website color schemes just get all the attention? As with every other aspect of web design, there are color schemes that tend to trend more than others. Bright colors, stark palettes, and even some mismatching schemes are elements of color that are trending.

Here’s a look at some of the best website color schemes of 2018 (in no particular order). For each, we’re also sharing the color codes that make up the key elements of the design, so it’s easy to play around with these color schemes yourself too!

25+ Best Monogram Fonts
Inspiration / 12 Oct 2018

25+ Best Monogram Fonts

Creating a monogram is a popular design practice for logos, badges, signage, insignias, and signatures (it actually dates back to the early 350BC!). If you’re working on a monogram design, this collection of monogram fonts and typography is a helpful starting point!

Many brands, products, and businesses still use monograms to craft unique logos that stand out from the crowd (like Volkswagen or Coco Chanel). And we’ve handpicked several unique monogram fonts with decorative designs that you can use for your various projects.

Best of all, you can download all of them to try them out! Envato Elements gives you unlimited access to over 500,000 design resources for a single price.

30+ Best Photoshop Patterns of 2018 (Free & Pro)
Inspiration / 11 Oct 2018

30+ Best Photoshop Patterns of 2018 (Free & Pro)

If you’ve been looking for a creative tileable pattern to make your designs look even more beautiful, you’ve come to the right place. In this post, we’re sharing a collection of the best Photoshop patterns with various design styles and aesthetics (both free and premium).

When designing a background, whether it’s for a book cover, business card, or a website, using a creative pattern goes a long way to add a personal touch to the overall look of the design. Not to mention that patterns also help highlight certain types of content above the background as well.

Crafting such a pattern is not easy. So why not save the trouble by simply downloading some of the amazing premium and free Photoshop patterns that we’ve handpicked just for you.

30+ Best Fonts for Logo Design
Inspiration / 11 Oct 2018

30+ Best Fonts for Logo Design

Crafting the perfect logo often takes a lot of hard work and time. You have to come up with a design outline, pick the right colors, and find the perfect logo font to match the branding. Don’t worry. We’re here to make that process a bit easier for you.

No need to spend hours surfing the web to find a great font for your logo design, we’ve already picked the best ones for you. Have a look at this handpicked collection of the best logo fonts and choose the one that works best for your project!

You can download all these premium fonts for a single price when you subscribe to Envato Elements ($19 per month).

Choosing the Best Logo Fonts: 10 Tips & Examples
Typography / 10 Oct 2018

Choosing the Best Logo Fonts: 10 Tips & Examples

The font a brand selects for their logo can evolve into lettering that people identify with a company or product. Just think about the typefaces for Coca-Cola, Disney or even eBay. Even if you see those typefaces without the brand names, there’s still an immediate connection.

That’s the value of choosing the best logo font for your brand. So how do you do it? Here are ten tips to help you choose the best logo font you can with examples of logos that feature amazing typography.

What’s a Progressive Web App (And Why Should You Care)?
Mobile / 10 Oct 2018

What’s a Progressive Web App (And Why Should You Care)?

In 2016, mobile users first surpassed those accessing the web from desktop devices. Since then, mobile hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down.

As everyone looks for how to make websites, and web apps, more mobile-friendly, you’ll increasingly start to come across the phrase “Progressive Web App”. Today we’re looking at what this is, how it differs from other technologies like AMP, and how you can get started.

30 Best Photoshop Brushes of 2018
Inspiration / 9 Oct 2018

30 Best Photoshop Brushes of 2018

Today, we’re bringing you a collection of the best Photoshop brushes for creating amazing designs like a pro without having to break the bank.

We know for a fact that designers love to collect all kinds of brushes. That’s why we made sure to include a mix of Photoshop brushes in this post that will be useful in creating various types of designs, including everything from drawing to painting, coloring, texturing, shading, and much more.

50 Wonderful Wedding Invitation & Card Design Samples
Inspiration / 9 Oct 2018

50 Wonderful Wedding Invitation & Card Design Samples

It’s astounding how many people weddings provide employment to: photographers, caterers, florists, and even designers can make a great living by focusing partially or even completely on clients planning their marriage.

Wedding invitation card design is one of the most creative areas of print design today. Talented designers really pull out all the stops and create some amazingly inspirational pieces. Keep reading to see fifty astounding examples of wedding invitation design (and a few trends to watch out for).

Halloween Graphic Design: 10 Spooky Tips & Ideas
Inspiration / 8 Oct 2018

Halloween Graphic Design: 10 Spooky Tips & Ideas

Witches, goblins, and ghouls can make for some pretty amazing design projects. While Halloween might not be top of mind when it comes to design, it’s an opportunity to do something a little different with projects.

Halloween graphic design centers around something that will be around for a short time. It might be different than the typical vibe of a brand or project and often has a theme that’s fun and friendly.

Adding a spooky element to a design can delight users and show that the design is new and timely. It gives users reasons to come back to your projects because they know that it will change again after the holiday. You can use holiday-themed graphic design as a trick to keep users coming back!

50+ Apple Watch Mockups & Graphics
Inspiration / 6 Oct 2018

50+ Apple Watch Mockups & Graphics

The Apple Watch is the latest gadget in Apple’s ever-growing product line-up. If you’re looking to display your latest application or web interface on the watch, then you’ve come to the right place.

We’ve gone through and updated our collection of Apple Watch mockups with dozens more beautiful graphics, mockups and vector designs for you to use in your next project (including for the latest Apple Watch Series 4).

These are mixed templates PSD mockups as well as fully scalable vector packs. They span the aluminum and stainless steel watches, many different strap types, and the Hermes versions as well. Some sets are free, while others cost a few dollars.