30+ Feature-Packed Mockup and Scene Generators

How to effectively showcase your work can always pose something of a dilemma. There are plenty of one-off mockups available for different purposes, but we’re starting to see the release of more and more incredible “scene creators” that let you create your own mockup scene.

These provide unique sets of multiple items that let you combine your design work with multiple items and products, achieve all manner of different presentations — something really unique! Today, we’ve gathered over 15 scene creator packs that provide an awesome starting point — for office, corporate, kitchen, Christmas, or fashion mockups!

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20 White Texture Background Graphics
Inspiration / 19 Jul 2018

20 White Texture Background Graphics

Plenty of clean, white space is a key characteristic of minimalist graphic design. Of course, that doesn’t mean you can’t add some interest with a white texture background graphic.

There’s no need to spend hours searching for the best minimalist backgrounds. In this post, we’re featuring some of the best white texture backgrounds for use with all kinds of design projects—from website designs to greeting cards, posters, banners, book covers, and much more.

Brizy Takes the Stress Out of WordPress
Reviews / 19 Jul 2018

Brizy Takes the Stress Out of WordPress

Creating a website shouldn’t be a chore; it can actually be fun if you use the right tools. Brizy is a WordPress page builder that looks great, features drag-and-drop tools and helps you create a website quickly and easily. What more could you want?

Brizy is great for beginners because you don’t need to dive into the code. But more experienced designers also like it because the tool can help you build advanced designs quickly and easily. Here’s a look a Brizy and how the WordPress page builder works.

Graphic Design Is My Passion: 20 Meme Picks
Inspiration / 18 Jul 2018

Graphic Design Is My Passion: 20 Meme Picks

Graphic design is my passion. Seriously. Isn’t it yours too, if you are taking the time to read Design Shack? Whether you use the phrase seriously or in jest, there’s a pretty fun movement on the web of memes that depict this statement. And they probably don’t look like what you’d expect.

The lesson in this ironic meme is that you need to maybe take it down a notch. Graphic design should be fun.

Vector vs. Raster: What Do I Use?
Layouts / 18 Jul 2018

Vector vs. Raster: What Do I Use?

With all of the image options and file formats out there, it can be a little overwhelming when you are choosing what file type to use (and send to clients). Compatibility is always a concern when you are working with different file types, but when it comes to graphics and images the type of computer graphic format you use is essential to how the image renders.

There are two types of digital graphics files – vector and raster. Vector images are made of hundreds of thousands of tiny lines and curves (or paths) to create an image. Raster images are composed of pixels. But how do you know what format is best for your next project?

20+ Desktop Computer Mockup Templates
Inspiration / 17 Jul 2018

20+ Desktop Computer Mockup Templates

Looking for a high-quality desktop computer mockup to showcase your design? Look no further. In this post, we’re featuring the best desktop mockup templates for both Mac and Windows desktop devices.

Microsoft’s new Surface Studio workstations are widely popular among creative professionals. This makes the device a great choice for showcasing your creative designs to clients and in your portfolio. We’ve found a few stylish Surface Studio mockups, as well as a variety of other Mac and Windows desktop computer mockups.

4 Unique Placeholder Image Services for Designers
Software / 16 Jul 2018

4 Unique Placeholder Image Services for Designers

A placeholder image service is a quick and easy way to find images to insert into web projects so that a wireframe or prototype looks more real. It can help other people envision the project and help keep it moving forward.

Most designers try to do everything they can to help a client or non-visual team member see a project during the design, mockup and prototyping process. Often that means putting something together before the content itself is complete.

Here, we’re going to look at four different (and unique) placeholder image services for designers to help you move projects along as efficiently as possible. (Plus, we have a list of reasons why a tool like this might be helpful.)

70+ Corporate & Creative Business Card PSD Mockup Templates
Inspiration / 13 Jul 2018

70+ Corporate & Creative Business Card PSD Mockup Templates

The design of your business cards is vital if you’re looking to make a good first impression. In this post, we’ve collected over 70 of the best free and premium business card mockups that you can use for your next client meeting or design project.

We’re not only covering corporate professional designs, but also profession-specific business cards like those designed for photographers, doctors or even writers. All the mockups are designed to perfection, and come in a variety of easily editable formats!

20+ Laptop Mockup Templates (PSD & PNG)
Inspiration / 12 Jul 2018

20+ 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. The collection includes templates from Envato Elements, where you get unlimited access to over 650,000 design elements for a single price. Have a look and start downloading.

Minimalist Graphic Design
Features / 11 Jul 2018

Minimalist Graphic Design

Most people think a minimal design is a style that just strips everything away. Or does it just require lots of white space? Or just a white canvas with black type? Any of these things can be true. Or none of them can be true.

Minimalist graphic design is a philosophy of creating something where every element serves a purpose. It is simple, clean and beautiful. It is highly usable. These designs are easy for users to understand and engage with. We’ll take a look at minimalist graphic design with ten tips for doing it well, plus examples of those principles in action.

Photography Business Cards: 20 Templates & Ideas
Inspiration / 10 Jul 2018

Photography Business Cards: 20 Templates & Ideas

Business cards play a key role in a photographer’s career. They are an important element, helping you represent yourself and your work to potential clients. When you’re covering an event or a photoshoot, you can hand out your photography business card to others—and ask them to keep you in mind for their own special occasion.

Of course, boring black and white business cards won’t cut it for photographers. You need a business card with an attractive, vibrant design to impress people with your creative abilities. And to showcase your photography!

This collection includes some of the best business card templates for photographers that are easy to edit and customize. Best of luck on your journey as a photographer, and we hope one of these business card designs helps you land your next gig.

40+ Best Photoshop Actions of 2018
Inspiration / 10 Jul 2018

40+ Best Photoshop Actions of 2018

Adobe Photoshop Actions are a great feature of the app, allowing you to create a process or workflow, record how it worked, and then easily repeat the process again for other photographs or design elements.

Today we’ve collected some of the best Photoshop actions out there, for photographers and graphic designers alike. They cost just a few dollars but give you an incredibly powerful toolkit to easily repeat complex and intricate processes.

80s Fonts: A Retro Typographic Trend (+ Examples)
Trends / 9 Jul 2018

80s Fonts: A Retro Typographic Trend (+ Examples)

Everything about my childhood seems to be cool again. The Netflix hit Stranger Things seriously evokes feelings of the 1980s, people are buying classic Nintendo game consoles again, and everything 80s is totally rad, even when it comes to design projects.

And what makes that 80s connection quickly? It’s typography. This decade definitely had a pretty distinct feel. We’re taking a look at the 80s retro font trend with plenty of great typographic options for your projects.