Typography / 18 Mar 2019
When it comes to choosing the best font for subtitles (or any other captioning), nothing matters more than readability. Clear subtitles are more than just identification on the screen, they can be a means of accessibility for many users.
You’ve probably seen a fair share of good – and bad – subtitle font options. (I remember watching a movie where the subtitles were yellow and nearly unreadable in some scenes. That’s not a good choice!) Closed captions are also common for viewing video on social media – who wants to play the sound at work? – and to understand content in another language.
Today, we’ll look at some of the best fonts for subtitles, and tips for creating small text elements on a moving video background that people will actually want to read.
Graphics / 17 Mar 2019
It’s getting easier all the time for you to create a logo design. It’s no longer purely the realm of expensive design agencies, those with years of Illustrator knowledge, or marketing teams.
Better tools are making it easier all the time for you to put together icons and text for a logo design that works for you. Not sure where to start? We have some ideas that can jumpstart your creativity and help you create a logo design.
Will it be a logo that ignites a global brand for decades to come? Possibly not. But it might be the perfect logo for your startup, local business, or website.
Inspiration / 15 Mar 2019
If you’re looking to supercharge your design workflow this year, updating your Lightroom presets with a new, powerful collection is a good idea! Lightroom presets let you instantly fix, improve, and enhance your photos with a single click. And we’ve found the perfect set of presets just for you.
Having the right set of Lightroom presets can be a huge time-saver for designers. Everything from retouching portrait photos, to adding stunning visual effects, enhancing interior photos, optimizing HDR photos, adding retro effects, and much more is possible with the Lightroom presets we’ve included in this list.
Inspiration / 14 Mar 2019
Writing the perfect resume or cover letter takes careful creative thinking. And choosing one of the best fonts for a resume or cover letter can help your words have an impact, look professional, and stand out!
Of course, the contents of these documents are the key thing. But you do need to carefully consider the design of your resume or cover letter to make it appear professional.
In addition to finding the right resume template to represent yourself, choosing the best font for your resume and cover letter is one of the most important tasks that requires attention. It might determine whether you’ll come across as a true professional or an amateur (especially for any creative position).
There are many different styles of fonts you can choose to design a resume or cover letter. To help you get a headstart, we handpicked a collection of the best fonts for resume and cover letters to help you find the right font for your design.
Best of luck with your job application!
Software / 13 Mar 2019
Almost every brand, website or even individual has a custom t-shirt. It’s one of the best ways to promote a product, message or just a cool design. But where do you start? Do you need t-shirt design software to get your creative idea on a shirt? Let’s compare a few options.
Today, we’re going to explore three different approaches to t-shirt design (from beginner to advanced), as well as three different ways to get your design from the computer to a wearable format.
For each of these, we’ll look at a software option that can help get you started.
Inspiration / 12 Mar 2019
The key to winning your audience is a perfectly designed PowerPoint presentation. Whether you’re speaking at a conference, pitching to an investor, or talking about sales projections at a business meeting, this collection of the best PowerPoint templates will help you speak to your audience.
The way you design your PowerPoint slides will play a key role in the success of your presentation. You need to use the right colors in your slides, structure the content for readability, and visualize data with charts and graphs to deliver a compelling presentation.
It usually takes hours to design a great PowerPoint presentation. But, you don’t have to go through all that trouble. We’ve found some of the best new PowerPoint templates you can use to quickly set up a professional presentation slideshow within a few minutes.
Reviews / 12 Mar 2019
One of the toughest challenges for a startup can be actually coming up with a great name – and website domain – for the business.
While the brainstorming process can be a lot of fun for some, it can also get taxing. Using a tool to facilitate the process can help. That’s where a tool like Business Name Generator can come in.
Here’s a look at the tool and how it could help your small business or startup.
Inspiration / 12 Mar 2019
Lower thirds are an important part of many different types of videos. Especially in news segments, interviews, and even in YouTube videos, a properly placed lower third help add more context to your videos. We’ve hand-picked the best Premiere Pro lower thirds templates to get you off to a great start.
Even though a lower third seems like a simple object that anyone can create, it takes some creative thinking and visual effects to make a lower third that actually makes your videos look more professional. If you take a careful look at some of the best-edited videos on YouTube (or even a news segment on a TV channel), you’ll notice how they include lower-thirds that feature attractive effects that blend in with the video seamlessly.
You don’t have to be an expert video editor to create that type of lower-thirds. We’ve found a collection of professional and creative Premiere Pro lower third templates you can download and customize as your own to add better lower-thirds to your videos. Have a look.
Mobile / 11 Mar 2019
Phones keep getting ever-larger, there’s no denying it. Looking back at the original iPhone today, it seems incredulously small. But large phones come with new design considerations and requirements. Let’s dive into them.
The highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S10 5G comes out later this year. If your website design ready for it? The phone will feature a massive 6.7-inch display — the iPhone XS Max comes in at 6.5 inches, and many common devices are 5.5 inches or larger – making it important that you are creating something that renders well on what we used to call “phablets.”
Here are a few considerations to keep in mind when it comes to designing for phone screens that just seem to keep getting bigger.
Inspiration / 11 Mar 2019
Need a new logo? Whether you’re starting from scratch or just planning a tweak to a current mark, understanding shifts in logo design trends can help you create a design with a modern touch.
The big 2019 theme in logo design is to create something that’s just a little bit different. With so many new websites and brands and companies coming online almost every day, it’s no wonder that logos are trending toward designs that stand out.
Here’s a look at a few logo design trends for 2019, and how you can make them work for you (and while you’re at it, be sure to look through our full guide on how to design a logo!)
Inspiration / 8 Mar 2019
Even though Apple’s Keynote app gives you plenty of tools and options for creating beautiful presentations, it can be tricky to find the time to build a beautiful, custom design. Don’t worry — we’ve got you covered with this collection of the best Keynote templates!
With these templates, you don’t have to spend hours designing presentation slides. You can simply edit the slides that have already been crafted by professional designers, customize charts, change colors, and voila! You have your own beautiful, unique Keynote presentation.
We picked out a few of the most professional looking Keynote templates that’ll work perfectly for your next presentation!
Inspiration / 7 Mar 2019
One of the best ways to captivate your audience during a presentation or a speech is to make your PowerPoint slideshow more fun and attractive.
In this post, we’re featuring some of the best fun and creative PowerPoint templates you can use to ensure you keep your audience fully engaged throughout your presentation.
You can easily edit and customize these templates to make all kinds of presentations, including slideshows for kids, creative events, marketing, startups, and more.
Software / 6 Mar 2019
Video has likely become an important part of your website design or marketing strategy. From video hero images to short YouTube videos that help explain a product or service, video is a growing aspect of design.
Have you been asked to edit, create or adjust video for a client yet? Chances are it will happen. Here, we’re going to look at two popular video tools from Adobe to help you get a crash course what tool is best to use for video projects – Adobe After Effects or Premiere?
Graphics / 6 Mar 2019
If you aren’t taking advantage of Photoshop actions for editing and image effects, you’re missing out on one of Photoshop’s best features. Here, we’ll take you through how to use Photoshop Actions, and the best steps to install and apply them in seconds.
Photoshop actions can save you time when it comes to repeated tasks, and condense entire paths of editing into a single click. (While it might sound too good to be true, Photoshop actions are a very real thing.) We’ve previously hand-picked the best Photoshop actions out there, and today we’re explaining how to use them!
Inspiration / 5 Mar 2019
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!
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!
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