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40+ Best Subtle Black & White Background Textures

Background Textures / 28 Jul 2021

40+ Best Subtle Black & White Background Textures

Are you looking for a subtle black and white background texture to make your designs stand out from the crowd? In this collection, we’re featuring some of the most beautiful, simple, and modern black and white background textures you can use for your design projects.

A black and white texture is the ideal choice for crafting a background to better highlight the content of your design.

Whether it’s a website, a presentation slideshow, a poster, a book cover or a social media post, a B&W background will help emphasize the text and the content of your design above all else.

30+ Best YouTube Thumbnail Templates in 2021

Inspiration / 28 Jul 2021

30+ Best YouTube Thumbnail Templates in 2021

With over 500 hours of video content being uploaded every minute, it’s now tougher than ever to build a successful channel on YouTube. Creating quality content is not enough, you also need to market your videos effectively to get more views.

Using high-quality video thumbnails is one of the best ways you can use to attract attention to your videos. Think of it like fancy packaging for your video content.

The thumbnail cover you use for your YouTube video is the first thing users see when browsing videos on YouTube or searching on Google. By using creative and descriptive thumbnail covers, you’ll have a higher chance of getting more clicks and views for your channel.

Big brand channels on YouTube have their own dedicated designers creating unique thumbnail covers for each video. But, you don’t have to spend any money on designers when you have YouTube thumbnail templates.

In this collection, we’re bringing you some of the best custom YouTube thumbnail templates you can use to create attractive thumbnail covers for all kinds of videos. Have a look.

40+ Best Number Fonts for Displaying Numbers

Inspiration / 27 Jul 2021

40+ Best Number Fonts for Displaying Numbers

The style of numbers and digits is particularly important in graphic design, and no less so when designing a typeface. Although every font has a unique look-and-feel, very few stand out specifically when it comes to the design of their numbers and digits.

After scouring the web, we’ve tracked down a few great examples of number fonts, and typefaces that do something particularly unique with their numbers. Some of these fonts are directed only towards digits, while others are complete packs of alphabets and numbers. Hopefully, they’ll help you in your search for a great number font for your next project!

15+ Best Web Design Communities & Discussion Spaces in 2021

Inspiration / 27 Jul 2021

15+ Best Web Design Communities & Discussion Spaces in 2021

Networking is an important part of almost every career, especially web design. And being part of a community related to your industry can bring many benefits.

When you join a community, you’ll always have a place to turn to when you want to seek advice, get feedback on projects, find a solution to a problem, or even stay on top of the latest trends.

If you’re a web designer looking for the right community to join, we’ve got you covered. In this post, we showcase some of the best web design communities and discussions forums you can use to ask, learn, and share your design knowledge.

Whether you’re an experienced web developer or just getting started as a web designer, these communities will help you connect with fellow professionals and learn from their experiences.

40+ Startup & Business Proposal PowerPoint Templates 2021

PowerPoint Templates / 27 Jul 2021

40+ Startup & Business Proposal PowerPoint Templates 2021

Presenting a project proposal or startup idea in a slideshow can be a daunting task. But it gets easier when you have the right PowerPoint proposal template at your side.

PowerPoint proposal templates allow you to design more attractive and persuasive slideshows to present your various business proposals, ideas, and projects in your meetings.

In this post, we bring you a collection of startup and business proposal PowerPoint templates, handcrafted by professional designers. All you have to do is download the template, open it in PowerPoint, and copy-paste your own content into the slides. And you’ll have yourself a high-quality PowerPoint presentation within minutes.

60+ Stunning Food, Drink & Packaging Design Mockups

Mockup Templates / 26 Jul 2021

60+ Stunning Food, Drink & Packaging Design Mockups

Part of your job as a designer is to make sure you present your final design to your clients in a way that they expect (and that makes your hard work shine!). Clearly, they will want to see how your design looks and feels on their actual product — that’s where product mockups can be incredibly helpful.

This week we’re taking a look at food, drink, and packaging design mockups. We’ve tracked down some beautiful examples on Envato Elements so, if you’re currently designing a label or package design for a client, some of these might be the perfect way to present your design when it’s done. Enjoy!

12+ Best Baby & Bridal Shower Invitation Templates

Wedding Design / 23 Jul 2021

12+ Best Baby & Bridal Shower Invitation Templates

Throwing a bridal shower or a baby shower can be as stressful as planning the wedding itself. It can be even more frustrating when you have to design an invitation to invite everyone to the party as well.

To help take some weight off your shoulder, we handpicked a collection of beautiful baby shower and bridal shower invitation templates you can use to quickly create a stylish and creative flyer to invite everyone to the event in a fashionable way.

These templates are easily customizable. If you have Photoshop or Illustrator on your computer, you can simply download the template and open it in your favorite app to edit the text, change colors, and add images as you like. Then you can print it out all by yourself. Check out the invitation templates below and start downloading.

25+ Best Fonts for Books (Cover, Titles, and Body Text)

Font Collections / 23 Jul 2021

25+ Best Fonts for Books (Cover, Titles, and Body Text)

Finding the right font is the most important part of book design. It not only plays a key role in improving readability but also helps make your book look more professional.

In this collection, we’re featuring some of the best fonts you can use to design books. It’s always good practice to use at least two different fonts for your titles and body text. Of course, the cover design requires an entirely different font as well.

We made sure to cover all these aspects in this collection by listing fonts for covers, titles, and body text.

Sans-serif fonts are proven to improve readability. It’s ideal to use a sans font for body text. For titles, you can use both serif and sans fonts. However, there are times you may want to mix and match. We’ll leave it up to you to decide.

25+ Best Cursive Fonts (With Fancy, Pretty Styling)

Font Collections / 23 Jul 2021

25+ Best Cursive Fonts (With Fancy, Pretty Styling)

If you’re working on a greeting card or a wedding invitation design, chances are you’re still looking for that perfect cursive font for your project. No need to look any further because we’ve rounded up a collection of the best cursive fonts just for you.

In this post, we’re featuring some of the best free and premium cursive fonts with elegant and fancy styles you can use with your various print and digital design projects. We guarantee you’ll find a font for every creative project on this list!

We’re also sharing a few tips for designing with cursive fonts to help you with your project.

Design Trend: Soft UI

Trends / 23 Jul 2021

Design Trend: Soft UI

There’s a website and app design trend that’s so subtle you almost don’t see it.

Soft UI creates a frost-style or glassy blur where elements sink and extrude from the background to create varying levels of depth and dimension.

Combine this effect with a softer, more pastel color palette, and the result is a light, “soft” interface with depth in shadows and subtle overall effects.

Here, we’ll look at the trend with examples.

Full-Screen Video Backgrounds in Web Design: Pros, Cons & Tips

Trends / 22 Jul 2021

Full-Screen Video Backgrounds in Web Design: Pros, Cons & Tips

There’s still a debate going on in the web design community on whether video backgrounds in websites are good or bad.

However, we’ve seen a rise in websites utilizing fullscreen video backgrounds in the past few months than ever before. But is it really an effective strategy? Does it help engage with an audience? Does it affect SEO? Let’s find out.

In this guide, we aim to find answers to these questions by comparing the pros and cons of using fullscreen video backgrounds in web design. We’ll also give you a few tips on properly implementing a great video background with examples. Let’s dive in.

25+ Best Webinar PowerPoint Templates (Remote Presentation PPT Slides)

PowerPoint Templates / 22 Jul 2021

25+ Best Webinar PowerPoint Templates (Remote Presentation PPT Slides)

With more people switching to remote work and office meetings taking place online, you now have to do presentations remotely. These remote presentations also require special slideshow designs as well.

When designing a presentation for an online audience, whether it’s a remote office meeting or a webinar, it needs to be accompanied by slides that feature more details and a clear design. So that you can educate your audience with more information that you don’t have the time to explain in your speech.

Designing a remote presentation is not that difficult. It can be simple, especially when using a webinar PowerPoint template. We’ve rounded up some great remote presentation templates to help you get a quick start.

These templates are great for doing all kinds of webinars, online meetings, and online class presentations. Have a look.

How to Whiten Teeth in Photoshop (Quick Step by Step Guide)

Photoshop Actions / 21 Jul 2021

How to Whiten Teeth in Photoshop (Quick Step by Step Guide)

One of the things that always ruins a great portrait photo is yellow teeth. With Photoshop, you can get rid of it easily. We’ll show you how it’s done.

Most of the time, yellow teeth in portrait occurs without any fault by the person in the photo. Usually, it happens during bad lighting conditions and even the adjustments you make in the camera as well. Thankfully, Photoshop has a fix for this issue.

In this short guide, you’ll learn how to whiten teeth in Photoshop. This is a very simple 3-step method that you can do without any prior graphic design knowledge.

Let’s dive in.

20+ Unique Instagram Layout Ideas & Concepts

Instagram Templates / 21 Jul 2021

20+ 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.

25+ Best Educational PPT (PowerPoint) Templates for Teachers

PowerPoint Templates / 20 Jul 2021

25+ Best Educational PPT (PowerPoint) Templates for Teachers

PowerPoint presentations are an important part of education. Any lecture can be made more entertaining and easily understandable by using an effective educational PowerPoint slideshow.

Having a set of brilliantly designed slides also helps deliver your key points more effectively. This is where we want to help. In this post, we’re sharing a collection of the best educational PowerPoint templates teachers can use to create attractive presentations for educational purposes.

Whether you’re making a slideshow for a group of children or preparing a lecture for a college course, you’ll find many different templates to choose from on our list. Let’s have a look.

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