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How to Use After Effects Templates

After Effects Templates / 20 May 2022

How to Use After Effects Templates

Adobe After Effects is a video-based tool that’s used to add elements to moving pictures and animations. Designers use it to create titles, intros, and transitions between video clips to enhance the production value of animations and video projects.

After Effects is one of those tools that’s packed with goodies, including templates that you can use to speed up project workflows. You can create your own templates or find and download them from other sources.

Here, we have a guide to using After Effects so you have everything you need to get started or better use the software.

20+ Best Training & eLearning PowerPoint Templates (Education PPTs)

PowerPoint Templates / 19 May 2022

20+ Best Training & eLearning PowerPoint Templates (Education PPTs)

An educated workforce is a happier workforce. That’s why it makes sense to invest in corporate training and eLearning. It’ll increase the skills, creativity and innovation of your workforce and help you keep more employees, too.

One key tool in delivering training is the presentation. Get your presentation right, and you can present important information and engage your audience.

To build presentations fast, you can use premium corporate training PowerPoint templates. You’ll find lots of free and premium training PowerPoint templates and other elearning templates across the web. In this article, we’ll share some of the best training PowerPoint templates to help you make appealing presentations.

15 Best Pitch Deck Examples That Made Startups (+ Templates)

PowerPoint Templates / 19 May 2022

15 Best Pitch Deck Examples That Made Startups (+ Templates)

Having a great idea for a startup is not enough if you can’t make others see your vision. Pitch decks are the medium used to bridge this gap. To help visualize your startup idea to investors.

A well-crafted pitch deck is usually the reason behind the success of many modern startups. It’s what earns them the first rounds of funding and get the business up and running.

If you’re also in the process of pitching your startup idea to investors, take a look at some of the pitch deck examples below that made startup ideas into billion-dollar companies.

20+ Digital Marketing, Social & SEO Proposal Templates 2022

Inspiration / 18 May 2022

20+ Digital Marketing, Social & SEO Proposal Templates 2022

A visual design that attracts attention, the ability to keep the client hooked through to the end, and a clutter-free layout are the key elements of a successful proposal brochure.

Great proposal brochures also feature stunning covers, easy-to-read paragraph formatting, and lots of images to win over the clients and investors with your proposal.

We’ve found some of the best proposal templates that check all those boxes. In this collection, we bring you all kinds of digital marketing proposals, social media proposals, and SEO proposal templates with amazing designs.

Grab a template and get a head start on your marketing proposal design.

What Is a Lookbook? (+ 15 Stunning Examples)

Business / 18 May 2022

What Is a Lookbook? (+ 15 Stunning Examples)

Whether you’re a designer wanting to show off work or have a request to create one for a client, a lookbook can be an effective way to showcase a variety of elements in a single design.

A lookbook is a portfolio of sorts and has wide application in a number of fields, including website design, graphic design, and development.

Here’s a guide to what a lookbook is, what to include in one when you start designing it, and some examples that are sure to help you find a little lookbook inspiration.

20+ Slideshow Templates for Premiere Pro 2022

Premiere Pro Templates / 17 May 2022

20+ Slideshow Templates for Premiere Pro 2022

Designing a great slideshow in Premiere Pro is no easy task. You have to come up with a cool design, animations, transitions, and so much more to make each slide look professional.

That’s why we want to introduce you to some of the most amazing Premiere Pro slideshow templates we’ve ever seen. With these templates, you will never have to worry about making a Premiere Pro slideshow from scratch.

We handpicked many different styles of Premiere Pro slideshow templates for photo album videos, business promos, wedding videos, and more. Be sure to check them all out below. We also included a few free templates for your personal projects as well.

30+ Unique Instagram Layout Ideas & Concepts

Instagram Templates / 16 May 2022

30+ Unique Instagram Layout Ideas & Concepts

One of the latest trends on Instagram is using the account feed to create unique designs to make each channel more memorable and attractive. While browsing Instagram, we came across many different styles of feed and post layouts featuring puzzles and grid designs.

This trend is a great way to make your profiles and Instagram pages stand out from the crowd. And offer a unique experience for the followers to browse your posts as well as to grab their attention. If you’re thinking about creating a unique Instagram layout for your own account, we have a few creative ideas for you.

In this post, we share a few Instagram layout ideas and themes for all kinds of Instagram account feeds and posts. The best part is the examples we feature are templates you can download and use to create similar layouts without an effort. See for yourself.

50+ Best Science & Technology PowerPoint Templates

PowerPoint Templates / 16 May 2022

50+ Best Science & Technology PowerPoint Templates

Today, we’re bringing you a collection of science and technology PowerPoint templates for making more compelling arguments in your tech and science related presentations.

Every science presentation needs charts and graphs to engage and entertain the audience. Same goes for tech-related presentations. A presentation at a tech conference or startup meeting won’t be complete without infographics and attractive timelines.

Of course, we know that not everyone has the time to design unique charts, graphs, and infographics for each and every PowerPoint slideshow they create. That’s why we handpicked these PowerPoint templates, which include all the slide designs you’ll need to design a professional presentation slideshow.

Plus, be sure to check out our tips for making a science or technology presentation for some helpful presentation advice!

Design Trend: Animated Hero Elements

Trends / 16 May 2022

Design Trend: Animated Hero Elements

Motion is everywhere in website design. From full-on video to more subtle animations, these elements are a valuable tool in generating user interest and engagement. It can help you follow a trend, capture attention, or offer a more branded experience for your site.

Animated hero elements are an almost obvious trend, but there’s a lot of variance in how it’s done and what degree of success it may have.

Here, we’ll look at this website design trend, examples, and how to make it work for you.

60+ Best Instagram Filters for Photoshop 2022

Photoshop Actions / 15 May 2022

60+ Best Instagram Filters for Photoshop 2022

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.

100+ Logo Mockup Templates (PSD & Vector) 2022

Logo Templates / 14 May 2022

100+ Logo Mockup Templates (PSD & Vector) 2022

Logo design plays a crucial role when it comes to the success of a business. And great logo mockup templates not only help you better present your logo design but can also make your logo design process more streamlined and efficient.

In order to help you present a logo design to your client in a super-polished way, we’ve gathered the best logo mockup templates from across the web.

All of these logo mockups are easy to use and can present your logo beautifully. Some are free, while others cost a few dollars.

Are you in the middle of a logo design project? Don’t forget to check out our in-depth guide on how to design a logo!

The 10 Best Photoshop Alternatives for Mac (2022)

Software / 13 May 2022

The 10 Best Photoshop Alternatives for Mac (2022)

You don’t have to use Adobe Photoshop on your Mac to edit images like a pro. There are plenty of Photoshop alternatives for Mac that you can download or use in-browser to create just the right images and graphics for your projects. And some of them are completely free!

None of these are necessarily one-size-fits-all solutions. Each tool tends to serve a specific purpose; Do you want to edit online or on a desktop? Are you editing photos or multiple file types? Is all the work for web or will images get printed?

Here’s a list of the best Photoshop alternatives for Mac in 2022, but not in any particular order. Have a read through to find the one that’s right for you.

50+ Best Hand Lettering & Handwriting Fonts 2022

Font Collections / 13 May 2022

50+ Best Hand Lettering & Handwriting Fonts 2022

If you’re looking for a different type of a font to make your design stand out, a cursive font can be a great choice. Cursive and script fonts aren’t new, but they’re a less common choice for many designers. This gives you a chance to use cursive fonts to add some originality to your next project.

Fonts play an important role in every design. Whether you’re designing a book cover, a website header, social media post, greeting card, or a poster, the typography is the main aspect that captures everyone’s attention.

In this collection, we’re featuring some of the most beautiful and modern cursive fonts you can use for your various types of designs. Plus, a series of helpful tips for choosing a hand lettering font to help you make the right decision.

35+ Best Simple & Minimalist Fonts in 2022 (Free & Premium)

Font Collections / 12 May 2022

35+ Best Simple & Minimalist Fonts in 2022 (Free & Premium)

Minimalist design is a popular trend these days. Most designers go for a clean and simple look in their projects as it makes designs look more professional and attractive. But finding the perfect minimal font to go with such a design is always challenging.

To help you speed up the process, we handpicked some simple and minimalist fonts you could use in your designs. Whether you’re working on a website header, business card, event poster, or even a social media post, there are fonts for all kinds of design in this collection.

Minimal fonts have clean designs without too much styling or additional elements. You’ll see how great they look in the examples below. Be sure to download them all.

Design Trend: Large Typography Scales

Trends / 12 May 2022

Design Trend: Large Typography Scales

Words on the web just keep getting bigger and bigger. And that might be a good thing.

One of the biggest trends in website design right now is large typography scales. We’re not just talking bigger text in the hero image anymore. We are seeing larger type options for every part of the website design.

The result? Maybe a more readable web experience, and one that works in a better way, more often, for more people.

Here’s a look at the trend, with several examples to help you see large type in action!

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