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20 Stylish Resume Color Schemes for 2021

CV & Resume Templates / 27 Oct 2020

20 Stylish Resume Color Schemes for 2021

Resume design can be a funny thing. Where’s the line between too little color and too much? We’re featuring 20+ resume color schemes (with stunning examples) to help give you some ideas.

Personally, I believe it is a balance between showing off your personality and design style in relation to the job you are applying for. So, you might have a couple of resume designs, depending on who you are sending them to.

Another factor is printing. Are you going with a design that requires professional printing or are you doing it yourself? Think about all these things as you peruse these stylish resume color schemes for inspiration. (Note: Mixes are provided in HEX, but if you plan to print, make sure to use CMYK color.)

accessiBe: Optimize for Accessibility Using AI Technology

Reviews / 27 Oct 2020

accessiBe: Optimize for Accessibility Using AI Technology

Improving a website for accessibility is no longer a luxury—it’s a necessity. It’s not only required by law but also, as a web designer, it’s your job to make sure websites are accessible to everyone, including for people with disabilities.

For many years most designers and agencies avoided the topic of website accessibility for believing that it costs way too much to make a website accessible. The truth is it’s an effortless process that you can now entirely automate using AI-based software at a very affordable cost.

accessiBe is a tool to do just that. It uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to optimize websites for accessibility. In this review, we take a closer look at how useful this software really is.

We’ve even installed accessiBe on our own site to see how it works. Keep reading to see it in action!

30+ Best Adobe Premiere Pro Intro Templates (Free & Premium)

Premiere Pro Templates / 26 Oct 2020

30+ Best Adobe Premiere Pro Intro Templates (Free & Premium)

Every video starts with an intro scene but not all video intros look great. However, you’ll never have to worry about it when using professional Premiere Pro intro templates to create your opening scenes.

The intro is arguably the most important part of a video. It’s what captivates the viewer and keeps them watching for the entire duration of the video. Whether you’re a videographer making professional films or making vlogs on YouTube, you should always pay careful attention to perfecting the intro scene. Especially if you want to grab the audience’s attention from the beginning.

In this post, we feature some of the best Premiere Pro intro templates you can use to create all kinds of intro scenes without an effort. There are templates for YouTube videos, promotional videos, sports videos, and much more. And all of them are made by professionals.

Grab a template and start customizing.

20+ Best Free Premiere Pro Templates 2020

Premiere Pro Templates / 23 Oct 2020

20+ Best Free Premiere Pro Templates 2020

Are you looking for a way to create a quick title scene or a slideshow in Premiere Pro? Then these free Premiere Pro templates will come in handy.

One of the best features of Premiere Pro is the ability to use templates. With templates, you can instantly create various types of video projects. Even if you don’t have much experience in using the app, templates are fairly easy to use.

There are plenty of amazing Premiere Pro templates out there. But, most of them are premium templates. Don’t worry, if you’re low on budget or looking for a template for a personal project, we’ve got you covered.

In this collection, we feature some of the best free Premiere Pro templates we’ve come across (as well as a free premium ones too). You can use them to create all kinds of projects from titles to lower-thirds, slideshows, and much more.

10 Minimal Poster Design Examples (+10 Templates)

Poster Design / 22 Oct 2020

10 Minimal Poster Design Examples (+10 Templates)

Designing a poster can be a challenging task. Unlike most other types of designs, poster design requires careful attention to detail and a unique approach to grab the user’s attention. It’s no wonder that even the expert designers often struggle with poster design.

If you’re also trying to come up with a creative idea for your poster, we’ll help you get started. In this post, we showcase a list of amazing minimal poster design examples. Here you’ll find some brilliantly creative poster designs made by professional designers from around the world.

Take a closer look at each of these designs. Take note of their color choices, design styles, and how they control the audience’s attention with shapes, typography, and empty space.

30+ Modern, Premium Google Slides Templates & Themes

Google Slides Themes / 21 Oct 2020

30+ Modern, Premium Google Slides Templates & Themes

Google Slides is a great web-based, free platform for creating presentations (and collaborating as you do so). There are plenty of pre-made default templates available, but they can only so so far — many are quite simple, and lack polished aesthetics.

If you’re wanting to take your Google Slides presentation to the next level, today’s collection of 25 pre-made templates will help.

They’re all fully editable, beautifully crafted, and come ready for you to drop in your own text, images, graphics, charts, and more.

We hope you find them useful, and enjoy the pro design that your next Google Slides presentation will show off!

20+ Best Free Logo Templates

Logo Templates / 21 Oct 2020

20+ Best Free Logo Templates

Are you looking for inspiration to design a unique logo for a new brand or a business? Then you’ve come to the right place. In this post, we’re featuring some of the best free logo templates you can use with your personal and commercial projects.

Logo design is one of the biggest industries in graphic design. There are various ways to design a logo. You can design it yourself, hire a freelancer, or use online tools. It could cost you as little as $5 or over $10,000 to get a proper logo designed.

But, why spend any money at all when you can design a logo all by yourself. All you need to do is download a free template from this list, open it in Photoshop or Illustrator, and start editing. It’s that simple. (We’ve included a couple of premium ones too, for a more expansive set if you need it!)

Design Trend: Experimental Typefaces & Fonts

Trends / 20 Oct 2020

Design Trend: Experimental Typefaces & Fonts

One of the biggest trends in website design is experimental typefaces. These funky, unique, and always special fonts can serve as the backbone of a project or provide a special spark.

Experimental typefaces come in a variety of formats from handwriting styles to interesting serifs to color or animated fonts. There’s something for everyone with fonts that are a little bit different (or even customized).

Here’s a look at this design trend and how to make it work for you.

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

PowerPoint Templates / 20 Oct 2020

10 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.

40+ Best Sketch Templates of 2020

Sketch Templates / 19 Oct 2020

40+ Best Sketch Templates of 2020

Sketch is a unique app that offers amazing features and functionality for creating app UI designs and mockups. Creating an effective UI for an application requires time, detailed attention, and—most importantly—an idea to get started with!

In order to streamline the design process for creating your next app interface, we’ve collected the best Sketch UI templates and materials that you can use for your next app project.

All these packs come with hundreds of UI design elements and can be easily implemented in your design.

We’ve also got you covered if you’d like a refresher on how to install a Sketch template, or learn about a few Sketch tips you probably didn’t know!

9 Website Design Tips for Different Generations (Yes, It Matters!)

Accessibility / 19 Oct 2020

9 Website Design Tips for Different Generations (Yes, It Matters!)

It’s a no-brainer for most designers that you plan a project based on a certain target audience. It might be for people who like soda or buy video games or have an affinity for athletic shoes.

But another consideration can often be overlooked – designing for different generational segments. Age can impact how people use websites, apps, and mobile devices. Generational differences can affect your design scheme, accessibility plan, and even the language and colors in the design.

If you haven’t thought about these differences, now is the time to start. With wider website audiences all the time, designing for different generations can help your project be more successful for more people.

50+ Best Free Lightroom Presets 2020

Lightroom Presets / 16 Oct 2020

50+ Best Free Lightroom Presets 2020

Adobe Lightroom is one of the most useful tools you can use to optimize your photos and graphics. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, it has features suitable for everyone.

What makes Lightroom more powerful is its ability to extend its features with third-party presets. These presets allow you to instantly apply effects, enhance photos, adjust tone and mood, and much with just a few clicks.

Finding amazing Lightroom presets is not difficult. There are plenty available on platforms like Envato Elements. But, for those of you who are on a tight budget and can’t afford premium presets, we made this list of best free Lightroom presets you can download and use to enhance all kinds of photos.

Design Trend: Modern Tappable Targets (And How to Do It)

Mobile / 15 Oct 2020

Design Trend: Modern Tappable Targets (And How to Do It)

A solid tap target can make or break your mobile website or app. The size, shape, location, and overall design of the button or link determines whether a user successfully completes an action or not. It might seem like a small thing, but can be one of the most important elements of a design.

Modern tappable targets are easy to recognize, work in an expected manner, and encourage engagement.

Today we’re looking at how to design them, ways to craft effective call-to-action items, and considerations around color and font choices.

15+ Best Twitch Stream Overlay Templates in 2020 (Free & Premium)

Inspiration / 15 Oct 2020

15+ Best Twitch Stream Overlay Templates in 2020 (Free & Premium)

Twitch is well-known as a video game streaming platform but it’s actually much bigger than that. Now it’s populated by all kinds of content creators and professionals. Most of them are even using Twitch as their main source of income.

You’ll notice that all these Twitch streamers have their own unique and personalized streaming setups. They have creative overlays for the facecam with colorful and branded designs. This helps the streamers to set themselves apart from the millions of other streamers.

Usually, you have to hire a graphic designer to get a customized Twitch stream overlay designed for your channel. It will require a big investment, which is harder to afford when you’re just starting out. Thankfully, there’s a more affordable solution to this — Twitch overlay templates.

Twitch stream overlay templates are pre-made overlay designs that you can easily edit, customize, and upload to your stream setup. It’s that easy. Have a look in our handpicked Twitch overlay templates collection below to find a design for your Twitch channel.

50+ Best VSCO Lightroom Presets 2020

Lightroom Presets / 14 Oct 2020

50+ Best VSCO Lightroom Presets 2020

VSCO is a popular photography app for both Android and iOS, known for stunning filters and effects. Today we’re featuring a selection of VSCO Lightroom presets, inspired by the VSCO app, to help you achieve similar results with greater power and flexibility.

If you have a copy of Lightroom, you probably want to have more control over the specific nuances of how a filter is applied. We’ve found this collection of Lightroom presets that feature pretty much the same filters, effects, and adjustments included in the VSCO app.

The only difference is they are quite a bit easier to customize and change in more dramatic ways. Plus, you can apply these Lightroom presets to your photos with just one click!

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