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Carrie Cousins

Carrie Cousins

Carrie is a freelance writer with years of experience in web and graphic design. Sports fanatic. Information junkie. Designer. True-believer in karma.

Manage Exchange Rates With Ease With Currencyapi

Reviews / 3 May 2022

Manage Exchange Rates With Ease With Currencyapi

If you have a website that encompasses money, financial information, or exchange rates, you may benefit from currencyapi, a tool that handles exchange rate conversions for you.

One of the trickiest parts of exchange rates is knowing conversions in real-time, this API takes all the guesswork out of it for you with current and historical foreign exchange rate data. It’s a full-featured approach, wrapped in a really simple API system.

Here’s a look at the tool and how it can work for you.

How to Edit a PowerPoint Template: A Quick Start Guide

PowerPoint Templates / 29 Apr 2022

How to Edit a PowerPoint Template: A Quick Start Guide

Whether you’re starting from scratch and building a custom template, or have a PowerPoint template you’ve downloaded and want to customize, knowing how to edit a PowerPoint template is a great skill to have in your kit.

We’re going to walk you through editing a PowerPoint template step-by-step, explaining all the PowerPoint terminology along the way!

If you like the presentation template we are using here—Creativa—you can get it from Envato Elements. It’s a great multi-purpose template that’s great for all types of presentations.

What Is a MOGRT File? (+ How to Use in Premiere Pro)

Premiere Pro Templates / 25 Apr 2022

What Is a MOGRT File? (+ How to Use in Premiere Pro)

If you are working in Adobe Premiere Pro or After Effects, you may have come across a specific file type – MOGRT (or .mogrt). You may also be asked to create a MOGRT file for a client or work project you are involved in.

A MOGRT file is a premade motion graphic template for use in Adobe Premiere Pro. MOGRT stands for motion graphics template, which makes it even easier to understand what this file type is intended for.

Here, we’ve created an easy guide to help you understand what a MOGRT file is, how to use it, and how to import them into Premiere Pro projects.

How to Convert a PDF to PowerPoint

PowerPoint Templates / 23 Apr 2022

How to Convert a PDF to PowerPoint

Have you ever wished you could turn a PDF document into a PowerPoint presentation? With the right tools, it is a quick and easy process.

To turn a PDF into an editable fully functional PPT file, you need two pieces of software, Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft PowerPoint. Once you’re set with those, it’s a simple process to go from one file format to the other.

Here’s how to convert a PDF to PowerPoint in a few simple steps.

Choosing the Best Font for PowerPoint: 10 Tips & Examples

PowerPoint Templates / 22 Apr 2022

Choosing the Best Font for PowerPoint: 10 Tips & Examples

There’s a fine art to creating a great PowerPont presentation that wows. With so many tricks and features in this little bit of software, it’s more likely to see a bad presentation than a good one (and you don’t want to be that person!)

While there are a lot of factors that contribute to the overall design, choosing a suitable font for PowerPoint is near the top of the list. The audience needs to be able to read the words on the screen with ease, to ensure that your presentation is as effective as possible.

So how do you do it? Where do you start when choosing a font for PowerPoint? We have 10 tips for you with a few examples of PowerPoint slides (and templates) that will impress your audience.

How to Design an Awesome Presentation (Even if You’re Not a Designer)

Business / 18 Apr 2022

How to Design an Awesome Presentation (Even if You’re Not a Designer)

There’s nothing worse than sitting through a presentation filled with poor visuals. This is especially true when you are pitching to a client. If your presentation looks bad, how will your design look?

The problem with presentation design is often more about time than actual design. But you must take time in crafting stellar presentations. This might include building a template that you use for presentations or honing in your public speaking skills. Here, we’ll walk through a few ways to design a great presentation that will engage your audience. (While most of these tips are structured around creating a digital presentation, using software such as PowerPoint, the concepts can also be applied to posterboard style presentations as well.)

Want to jumpstart your presentations? All of the examples here are templates that you can download and use.

How to Install & Apply a Lightroom Preset

Lightroom Presets / 15 Apr 2022

How to Install & Apply a Lightroom Preset

Whether you are a photographer or designer with a need to edit photos, Adobe Lightroom can be a great tool. Designed for photo editing, it allows batch work that can be cumbersome in programs such as Photoshop.

One of the most popular elements of Lightroom are the number of presets available. These tools within the tool are super filters that allow you to enhance photos, add creative effects and add functionality to your design workflow. If you’ve used any Adobe product, the feel of Lightroom is familiar and easy to learn. Get started by installing and using a few cool presets. Here’s how to do it.

Start Projects With Editable Templates From PSlides

Reviews / 15 Apr 2022

Start Projects With Editable Templates From PSlides

Don’t fret over presentation design. Templates from PSlides can help jumpstart your projects with editable designs that will help you wow audiences.

The goal of PSlides is to help you improve business presentations, classes, or board meetings for any industry. They have the most extensive range of PowerPoint and Google Slides available for download and have everything from large pitch decks to timelines and planning presentations to certificates or stickers.

Here, we’ll take a look at this online resource and show you some examples of what you can find.

Understand Your App’s Performance With Headspin

Reviews / 14 Apr 2022

Understand Your App’s Performance With Headspin

Everyone knows the key to a great website or app is superior user experience. You have to create and design something people want to interact with.

But how do you know if you are close? When is your app successful?

Headspin is a tool to help you better understand your product with deep insights into app performance. It looks at elements such as what the user sees, edge utilization, system performance, code execution, and more to provide a comprehensive picture of your product and how users interact with it.

Here’s a look at the tool and how you can use it.

10 Tips for Perfect Poster Design

Poster Design / 11 Apr 2022

10 Tips for Perfect Poster Design

Almost everyone has designed a poster or flier at some point. Whether it was for self-promotion or a client, posters can be a fun way to present a message and do some interesting things with design.

Poster design starts with a common canvas. Common poster sizes are 8.5 by 11-inch letter (or A4), 11 by 17 inches and 22 by 34 inches. Large format poster sizes are commonly 24 inches by 36 inches. Posters can be designed vertically or horizontally, but are most commonly designed with a vertical orientation. Today we’re taking a look at ten useful tips for improving your next poster design!

Without further ado, let’s dive into the poster design tips!

Note: All of the poster designs featured here are pre-made templates from Envato Elements. You can download and use them to create your own poster or flyer designs.

Giving a Presentation to Senior Management & Executives: Templates & Tips

PowerPoint Templates / 7 Apr 2022

Giving a Presentation to Senior Management & Executives: Templates & Tips

Giving a presentation to senior management or an executive team can be a little daunting. You need to create just the right design to appeal to a C-suite group.

This includes everything from color choice to typography to messaging. When it all comes together, you need a polished presentation deck to make a good impression.

Here, we’ve got some templates and tips to help you create just the right presentation, to help you get your message across in a stylish and professional way.

10 Skills Every Designer Needs on Their Resume

CV & Resume Templates / 4 Apr 2022

10 Skills Every Designer Needs on Their Resume

Even if you aren’t actively looking for a job, your resume is an important piece of your digital portfolio. From sites such as LinkedIn to personal portfolio pages such as Behance that showcase your work, glimpses into your design career are everywhere.

You want to control that message to ensure that you are putting the right vibe out there about who you are, the work you do and why (quite frankly) you are a rock star designer. And while a stellar portfolio is a great way to start that conversation, your resume is equally important. It should highlight some of the skills that aren’t as apparent from looking at a few marquee pieces.

As a bonus, every example resume here is a template from Envato Elements. Visit and download usable graphic design assets to boost your resume design today!