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Lightroom CC vs. Lightroom Classic: Which One Should You Use?

Lightroom Presets / 27 Jan 2022

Lightroom CC vs. Lightroom Classic: Which One Should You Use?

Adobe Lightroom is one of the most popular apps among photographers, designers, and influencers. If you’re also thinking of using this app, you’ll notice that it comes in two versions—Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic. The question is which version should you choose?

Whether it’s to process a whole batch of photos from a photoshoot or enhance a selfie for Instagram, Lightroom is a powerful app that makes the entire process of editing and processing photos so much easier.

Depending on what you’re planning to achieve with the app, it’s important to pick the right version of Lightroom for your work. Because they have different features with different audiences in mind.

In this quick comparison, we’ll explore the pros and cons of both versions of Adobe Lightroom to help you figure out which version is best for you.

Let’s get started.

20+ Best PowerPoint Poster Templates (+ Tips for PPT Poster Design)

PowerPoint Templates / 26 Jan 2022

20+ Best PowerPoint Poster Templates (+ Tips for PPT Poster Design)

PowerPoint is more than just a presentation app. It can also be a great tool for designing simple posters for various purposes as well. In this post, we’re featuring a set of great PowerPoint poster templates you can use to craft posters using the popular Microsoft app.

It may sound strange, but designing posters in PowerPoint is quite common and very easy. Especially when you’re working on a rushed college assignment or when you have to use a colleague’s computer to design a poster, PowerPoint can actually be a lifesaver.

The PowerPoint poster templates on our list, and our helpful poster design tips, will make that process even simpler.

50+ Best High-Quality Photoshop & Illustrator Brushes

Photoshop Brushes / 26 Jan 2022

50+ Best High-Quality Photoshop & Illustrator Brushes

We’ve put together a collection of our favorite, high-quality Photoshop and Illustrator brushes, to help you put the perfect finishing touch on your next design.

A Photoshop or Illustrator brush is, at its simplest, exactly what you’d expect — a way to draw a particular line or style in a Photoshop or Illustrator document. Click, drag, and paint like you’re using a brush! But in practice, brushes can be used for so much more. From textures and patterns to lighting and stylish effects, the versatility shown in these examples will give a great idea of what’s possible with a top-notch brush pack!

We’ve also covered off some Illustrator & Photoshop brush FAQs to help answer some common questions.

20+ Black & White Lightroom Presets

Lightroom Presets / 25 Jan 2022

20+ Black & White Lightroom Presets

There’s something so attractive about black and white photography that makes it never go out of style. If you want to add that same timeless look to your own photos, these black and white Lightroom presets will come in handy.

When it comes to photography and camera technology, we’ve advanced so far in achieving the perfect balance of color that lets you take lifelike photographs. Yet people are still using the classic monochrome look in all kinds of their photos.

In this collection, we’re featuring the best black and white Lightroom presets you can use to create that same timeless monochrome effect and instantly apply it to your photos with just a few clicks.

20+ Best Movie Fonts for 2022

Font Collections / 25 Jan 2022

20+ Best Movie Fonts for 2022

Today, we celebrate the entertaining world of films with a collection of movie fonts you can use to craft your own movie posters, film titles, end credits, and more.

Back in the day, movie fans used to collect posters and decorate walls with them because each movie poster had a creative and amazing design. Even though today’s movie posters have basically the same look they still have one element that makes them different— the title font.

If you’re a movie fan, you will definitely fall in love with the fonts in this collection. We handpicked some amazing fonts that are just the perfect fit for crafting a memorable title for a movie poster. Of course, they are great for many other types of designs as well.

Let’s have a look, shall we?

40+ Best Responsive Website & App Mockup Templates

Mockup Templates / 24 Jan 2022

40+ Best Responsive Website & App Mockup Templates

Are you looking for the perfect mockup template to showcase your website or app in a professional way? Well, look no further. In this post, we’re bringing you a collection of responsive mockup templates that can beautifully showcase your website design.

Whether you’re building a portfolio, promoting a mobile app, a SaaS business, an online tool, or a services website, these website and app mockup templates will allow you to present different features of your websites and apps while grabbing everyone’s attention.

You can download all these mockup templates for a single price by joining Envato Elements. The platform gives you access to over 500,000 design elements with unlimited downloads for a monthly subscription.

Do You Need a Hero Image? Maybe Typography Is Enough

Graphics / 24 Jan 2022

Do You Need a Hero Image? Maybe Typography Is Enough

The go-to concept when it comes to the hero area of a website design is an image or video with text and a call to action. But not every design has high-quality visual elements to make this style of hero image work.

It begs the question: Do you even really need a hero image?

For some website projects, the answer is no. You can design a stellar hero area for a website with great typography and a few small details. Let’s take a look at how to do it and some examples that we simply love.

25+ Church Bulletin & Newsletter Templates

Inspiration / 21 Jan 2022

25+ Church Bulletin & Newsletter Templates

Every church needs the right templates for creating effective church bulletins and newsletters to spread God’s message. Thankfully, there are many easy-to-use church bulletin templates to quickly design flyers and newsletters for your congregation!

You need to be creative to attract the attention of your churchgoers, with modern and attractive designs. We’ve handpicked a collection of creative and modern church bulletin templates for creating beautiful event flyers, newsletters, and bulletin messages. You can simply download these templates and edit them with either Photoshop or Illustrator to add your own content.

We’re also featuring a set of church newsletter design tips to help point you in the right design direction!

7 Tips for Using Background Textures in Web Design

Background Textures / 21 Jan 2022

7 Tips for Using Background Textures in Web Design

This is not your typical roundup of textures to use for website backgrounds. If you are looking for a specific texture, we have those here. But what if you want to create your own? Or find a way to customize a texture to fit your project? That’s what we’ll focus on today.

While there are many ways to use textures in web design, you’ll get a lot more mileage out of those backgrounds if you take a modern approach, and follow a few simple rules.

Here are seven tips to help you use background textures in web design well (all of which are in-line with the latest and greatest 2019 design patterns and trends).

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

PowerPoint Templates / 21 Jan 2022

30+ 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.

40+ Best Fonts for Business Cards 2022

Business Card Templates / 20 Jan 2022

40+ Best Fonts for Business Cards 2022

Typography plays a major role in business card design. It’s not easy to find a font that matches your client’s brand and business. With this collection of the best fonts for business cards, we’re suggesting dozens of fonts and typefaces that are a great fit for your next business card design.

A business card is more than just a tool for networking. It also helps to represent your brand, and show off professionalism or personality.

That’s why it’s crucial to use the perfect font when designing a business card.

In this post, we’re featuring some of the best fonts for business cards you can use to create just the right style and tone for your design.

We’re also sharing a set of tips for choosing the right business card font to point you in the right direction.

Web-Based Scavenger Hunts: Tips & Ideas

Business / 20 Jan 2022

Web-Based Scavenger Hunts: Tips & Ideas

Shake up your everyday home or professional routine with a scavenger hunt. A web-based scavenger hunt can be a fun game for all ages and skill levels and help create interaction and engagement for teams, individuals, or large (virtually connected) groups.

But how do you get started?

We’ve got some tips and ideas to help you manage an online scavenger hunt, with some tools to make it easy.

It doesn’t need to be nearly as complicated as you think, and it can be a really unique, innovative project to try.

25+ Stylish Chic & Feminine Fonts for 2022

Font Collections / 20 Jan 2022

25+ Stylish Chic & Feminine Fonts for 2022

When it comes to designing items for a feminine brand, using the right type of font plays a key role in creating the ideal atmosphere for the entire design.

This is especially true for designing logos, labels, packaging, and other branding designs for businesses in the beauty, fashion, and lifestyle industries. With the right feminine font, you can truly create a phenomenal look for the brand and the product itself.

Today, we’ll help you find the best font for your branding design as well as other types of designs. This collection includes all kinds of feminine fonts and chic fonts for you to choose from.

We included both free and pro fonts in the mix. Have a look.

25+ School Newsletter Templates 2022

Inspiration / 20 Jan 2022

25+ School Newsletter Templates 2022

A school newsletter template can help you create an effective way to bridge the gap between teachers, students, and parents to keep everyone updated on the latest news and upcoming events.

If your school don’t have a newsletter yet or planning on revamping your old newsletter design, use these easy to use school newsletter templates to instantly craft a more professional and attractive newsletter.

This collection includes customizable newsletter templates for all kinds of schools, colleges, and universities. You can download and edit the templates using Adobe InDesign to personalize the design to match your school branding. Plus, we’re sharing some helpful tips for designing a school newsletter to help get you started.

35+ Best Microsoft Word Templates (Modern, Downloadable Word Documents)

Inspiration / 19 Jan 2022

35+ Best Microsoft Word Templates (Modern, Downloadable Word Documents)

Microsoft Word is a multipurpose tool you can use to create not just letters and documents but also resumes, brochures, flyers, and everything in between. This collection of Word templates will show you how versatile this software can be.

Whether you’re working on an important report for a client or making a simple flyer for an event, you can save a great amount of time by using a Word template. Templates come with pre-made designs so all you have to do is edit them to copy-paste your own content.

In this post, we share with you all kinds of Word templates you can use to quickly design professional documents without expert design experience.

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