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100+ Best Lightroom Presets of 2024

Lightroom Presets / 12 Apr 2024

100+ Best Lightroom Presets of 2024

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.

We’re also answering the most common Lightroom preset FAQs, to help you learn more about presets, use them on desktop or mobile, and more.

10 Bad Examples of Typography (& What to Learn From Them)

Font Collections / 12 Apr 2024

10 Bad Examples of Typography (& What to Learn From Them)

Finding the perfect font pair, adjusting font spacing, creating contrast, and improving readability is a process that takes time and experience. Unfortunately, many choose to skip this process by randomly using fonts that just “look good”, which leads to disastrous typography designs.

Today, we take a look at some of those bad typography examples to see what we can learn from them.

Good typography design is crucial to the success of every design. And with these examples, you will be able to learn how to avoid making such costly mistakes in your design projects.

35+ Best Fonts for Signs

Font Collections / 11 Apr 2024

35+ Best Fonts for Signs

Whether you’re working on a sign design for a coffee shop or a luxury boutique, choosing the right font for your sign will go a long way to make your signage look more professional and unique.

When designing different types of signs, you are often forced to work with specific standards and font layouts. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t get creative and use unique fonts in your designs.

Finding a great font usually means spending hours scouring the web and getting disappointing results. To help you save time and find a creative and stylish font more quickly, we handpicked the best fonts for signs (for all kinds of businesses and shops), as well as a few helpful tips for designing signs!

20+ Photoshop Shadow Effects & Actions (Lettering & More)

Photoshop Actions / 11 Apr 2024

20+ Photoshop Shadow Effects & Actions (Lettering & More)

In Photoshop, mastering shadow effects means unlocking the potential to create images that not only capture the eye but also stir the imagination.

Whether it’s adding a subtle hint of depth to product photos, crafting dramatic scenes in digital art, or enhancing the realism of composite images, the right shadow effect can make all the difference. Today, we will help you create shadow effects masterfully in Photoshop without effort using PSD templates and actions.

Photoshop shadow effects have the ability to add depth, character, and a touch of realism to your digital creations. They can transform a flat, lifeless image into an engaging and dynamic piece that truly pops. With the range of options included in our list, you can find just the right style and intensity for your shadow effect. Dive in and explore them all below.

45+ Best Mobile App UI Design Examples + Templates

App Templates / 10 Apr 2024

45+ Best Mobile App UI Design Examples + Templates

Today, people spend more time on their phones than any other device. As designers, you now have to think more carefully about user interface design for apps than ever. As it plays a key role in improving usability and user retention.

To help you find inspiration for your next app design project, we put together this collection of best app designs.

We look at some of the inspirational and creative app UI designs. We handpicked lots of mobile app examples with templates covering different aspects of app designs. Including onboarding screens to in-app UI screens and more.

The examples we feature below are downloadable templates. If you’re working on an app design, feel free to download them and use them with your own projects. Or even experiment with them to learn how professionals craft app UI layouts.

25+ Quirky Fonts That Break the Mould

Font Collections / 10 Apr 2024

25+ Quirky Fonts That Break the Mould

Fonts can tell a story as vividly as the words they form and quirky fonts stand out for their ability to inject humor, character, and an undeniable charm into your work.

In this post, we bring you a collection of both free and premium quirky fonts. From whimsical calligraphy to unorthodox block letters, we’ve designed this font collection to help you add a touch of originality to your creative projects.

Dive in and explore these fantastic fonts that promise to add a unique persona to your design projects. Break away from the regular and familiar, and let your designs tell a story with these quirky and playful fonts that genuinely break the mould.

25+ Best Shopify Themes With Modern Design 2024

Inspiration / 9 Apr 2024

25+ Best Shopify Themes With Modern Design 2024

Shopify is the go-to platform for setting up an online store or starting a dropshipping business. However, not everyone is successful in selling on Shopify.

One of the main reasons for failing on Shopify is not focusing on the design of the store. Most sellers pick the first default theme they see on the Shopify themes library and launch the website.

A high-quality and unique theme design is a must-have for making an authoritative website that your audience will perceive as trustworthy. It’s the key to driving sales.

In this collection, you’ll find some of the best Shopify themes you can use to setup a more professional-looking online store. They have unique and modern designs that you won’t find in the Shopify themes library. Have a look.

80+ Best Free Photoshop Actions & Effects 2024

Photoshop Actions / 9 Apr 2024

80+ Best Free Photoshop Actions & Effects 2024

Photoshop actions are quite useful when optimizing photos, applying effects, and editing graphics. For this collection, we’ve handpicked some of the best free Photoshop actions you can download and use with no price to pay!

Whether you’re a professional designer or a complete beginner, Photoshop actions can help you save a lot of time. Simply put, Photoshop actions pack hours worth of design work into a single-click so that you can achieve professional-level effects without an effort.

In this post, we’re featuring several different types of free Photoshop actions. You’ll find them categorized into different effects and styles below. Have a look and start downloading.

How to Use Envato Elements: 10 Tips to Maximise Your Subscription

Business / 9 Apr 2024

How to Use Envato Elements: 10 Tips to Maximise Your Subscription

Envato Elements is a treasure trove of design resources with unlimited access and freedom to download as many items as you want. However, with more than 18 million creative assets to choose from, it can be a bit overwhelming at first.

How do you find the best items? How does the licensing work? Is it actually unlimited or are there any hidden limitations? We have all the answers.

Whether you’ve finally subscribed to Envato Elements or planning on getting it soon, we have some useful tips and tricks on how to use Envato Elements to help you get the most out of the unlimited subscription.

Let’s get started.

What Is a Descender in Typography?

Font Collections / 8 Apr 2024

What Is a Descender in Typography?

In the world of typography, every curve, line, and stroke plays a critical role in crafting readable and visually appealing text. Among these nuanced elements are descenders, the elongated tails on certain lowercase letters that dip below the baseline.

In this quick guide, we explore descenders, their significance in design, and the impact they have on legibility, aesthetics, and spacing in typographic works. Whether you’re a seasoned designer or a typography enthusiast, understanding descenders can enhance your appreciation and application of text design.

Let’s dive in.

90+ Best Fonts for Logo Design

How to Design a Logo / 8 Apr 2024

90+ 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!

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!

25+ Best Illustrator Text Effects

Inspiration / 8 Apr 2024

25+ Best Illustrator Text Effects

In the dynamic landscape of design, the ability to stand out with innovative text effects can set your work apart. Adobe Illustrator is the perfect playground for creating such cool typography designs.

In this post, we bring you a selection of the best Adobe Illustrator text effects for instantly transforming your ordinary typography into cool title designs. From making a logo pop to ensuring your promotional materials stand out, these text effects can turn your text into a compelling visual element.

From free to paid options, each of these text effects has been carefully selected for their versatility, effectiveness, and potential for customization. Use them to add a sprinkle of creativity and style to your design projects. Let’s get started.

70+ Best Tattoo Fonts & Lettering 2024

Font Collections / 5 Apr 2024

70+ Best Tattoo Fonts & Lettering 2024

Many designers now use tattoo lettering fonts to give an artistic hand-drawn look to their designs. In this post, we bring you a set of tattoo fonts you can use with your own design projects to create that same unique effect.

The inconsistent, stylish, and decorative designs of the tattoo fonts help give a personalized look to various types of digital and print designs, including flyers, posters, social media posts, and even greeting cards. It’s a great way to add an authentic feel to your designs to make them look like you’ve hand-crafted it yourself.

We’ve gathered a collection of the best tattoo fonts with all sorts of designs and decorative styles (as well as tips for choosing a tattoo font). Whether you’re looking for a font to design a creative business card, a poster, or even working on a real tattoo design, you’ll find plenty of choices on this list.

10 Tips for Coming Out on Top After a Google Core Update

Business / 5 Apr 2024

10 Tips for Coming Out on Top After a Google Core Update

After several devastating Google algorithms and core updates, many websites, especially small blogs, lost significant amounts of traffic to their sites. If your site has also been affected, you’re not alone.

We looked at a few interesting case studies that provided great insights into the most effective ways to optimize websites for SEO after the Google helpful content update. And summarized the best advice into these ten tips. Follow along and take note.

Many users reported huge drops in traffic to their websites, some even losing up to 90% of traffic and impressions, after Google’s helpful content update. Then, to make things worse, Google rolled out another core update in March 2024 addressing spam content that brought down more sites, most of which were in the process of recovering from the previous updates.

This forced many website owners to lose hope of fixing their websites and getting back on top of Google SERPs. However, it’s not too late, you can still recover your website.

The problem is even the expert SEOs don’t have a clear idea of what works these days. So following random, untested advice is not going to work this time. Let’s find out how to fix and improve your site, according to research-backed data.

80+ iPhone PSD Mockups (Free + Premium) 2024

iPhone Mockups / 4 Apr 2024

80+ iPhone PSD Mockups (Free + Premium) 2024

An iPhone mockup graphic is the perfect way to demonstrate your app, website, or user interface. We’ve collected dozens of the best iPhone mockup PSDs and vectors, in all shapes and sizes, for your next project.

A well-designed mockup can make your app or website interface stand out from the crowd, and it’s the perfect way to present your design to a client. Our iPhone mockup picks vary between photograph-based PSDs, or vectors that can scale to any size. Some are free, some cost a few dollars, but all of them are a great way to showcase your app.

We’ve also collected a mix of iPhone mockups for different versions of the phone — from the iPhone 7, to the iPhone XS, covering every type of device.

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