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Roshan Perera

Roshan Perera

Roshan is a blogger and a freelance writer with years of experience in digital marketing, web design, and UXD. He also loves to code websites in his free time.

Capture One vs Lightroom: Pros & Cons

Lightroom Presets / 13 May 2021

Capture One vs Lightroom: Pros & Cons

Lightroom is one of the best products Adobe has ever made. When it comes to processing RAW images and batch photos, there’s no better software out there than Lightroom. Or is there?

Capture One is a lesser-known Lightroom alternative that often gets high praise from professional photographers. In fact, this software is made specifically for photographers with lots of advanced features.

There’s only one question, is Capture One better than Lightroom? To find the answers, we compared the features of both Lightroom and Capture One. Keep reading to find out our final verdict.

20+ Best Vintage Icon Packs, Badges & Insignias (Free & Premium)

Inspiration / 6 May 2021

20+ Best Vintage Icon Packs, Badges & Insignias (Free & Premium)

Vintage logo and badge design are quite popular these days. But it’s more than just a trend. It’s also a way of showing off the origins and history behind a brand.

Vintage doesn’t always mean old. It’s mostly about adding a nostalgic feel and capturing the essence of a certain era. Many modern startups and businesses, like Dollar Shave Club, do it well with their branding designs.

If you’re also working on a logo, badge, or insignia design that takes people back in time, you’re in luck. In this post, we bring you a collection of vintage badge templates, insignias, and icon packs to help you find inspiration for your design.

You can download and edit these templates to quickly craft badges or logos as well. Explore the collection below and see if you can find a template for your project.

20+ Best Vintage Textures, Patterns, & Backgrounds (Free & Premium)

Background Textures / 4 May 2021

20+ Best Vintage Textures, Patterns, & Backgrounds (Free & Premium)

Every vintage design needs the right combination of vintage patterns, textures, fonts, and backgrounds to create the atmosphere. You can’t create that timeless vintage look without them.

In this article, we’ll help you find everything you need for crafting more professional vintage designs. We handpicked a collection of vintage textures, patterns, and backgrounds you can use with various types of digital and print designs.

Be sure to download all these resources and keep them saved for later. Thanks to the Envato Elements subscription, you can download everything for a single price. Of course, there are a few free downloads on the list as well. Have a look.

30+ Free Brochure Templates for Word (Tri-Fold, Half Fold & More)

Brochure Templates / 30 Apr 2021

30+ Free Brochure Templates for Word (Tri-Fold, Half Fold & More)

Today we bring you a collection of professional and creative free brochure templates you can download and use at zero cost! For this free Word brochure templates collection, we handpicked all kinds of templates with tri-fold and bi-fold designs you can use to make printable brochures for various purposes.

Whether you’re looking to make a simple brochure for an upcoming conference, a school event, or even a business newsletter, you’ll find plenty of choices in our list.

We’re also walking you through a quick guide on how to customise and edit a brochure template in Word. Have a look and start downloading!

6 Best Canva Alternatives for Quick Designs & Mockups

Software / 27 Apr 2021

6 Best Canva Alternatives for Quick Designs & Mockups

Designing digital and print graphics is now easier than ever thanks to cloud-based apps and tools. These tools are so easy to use that even someone without any design knowledge can get started right away.

Canva is one of the most popular apps in this category, especially among social media marketers and small businesses. Canva is a great tool but it’s not perfect and there are some downsides to using it.

In this post, we look at some of the best alternatives to Canva to help you find a better and more suitable option for your design needs.

Whether you’re a freelance designer or just starting out as a social media manager, there are tools in this list for everyone.

The First Fold: A Story About Tact

UX Design / 20 Apr 2021

The First Fold: A Story About Tact

The battle for user attention happens in the first fold of a website. It’s no secret anymore – user attention is getting shorter and flakier.

What was a 20-minute video earlier has become a 6 second Tik Tok today. Content is getting shorter, snappier and there is so much more content out there to fight for our time. Making the choice to where to spend our time is getting increasingly challenging, and more often than not – we choose the path of least resistance.

As a result of this, content on the internet is using all their might to make sure their resources are as easily digestible as possible.

25+ Best Modern & Creative Seamless Patterns (Free & Premium)

Background Textures / 20 Apr 2021

25+ Best Modern & Creative Seamless Patterns (Free & Premium)

One of the best ways to add depth and an artistic look to your graphic designs is to use patterns. The versatility of seamless patterns, in particular, makes any print or digital design feel complete.

Today we’re bringing you some of the best seamless patterns you can use to add those same qualities to your own designs.

In this collection, you’ll find a wide variety of patterns ranging from seamless floral patterns, geometric patterns, and even some free patterns to download.

Record Presentations & Edit Videos Using Wondershare DemoCreator

Software / 9 Apr 2021

Record Presentations & Edit Videos Using Wondershare DemoCreator

Turning your PowerPoint presentations into videos is one of the best ways to make the most of your presentations and create content from them. Wondershare DemoCreator is a wonderful tool that allows you to do just that.

Whether you’re using PowerPoint or Google Slides to create a tutorial video, online course, or share a report with your team, you can record your presentations to easily share and reuse them in a more professional way.

Wondershare DemoCreator is a PowerPoint screen recording software you can use to easily create videos from your presentations. In this post, we take a closer look at this app and show you how to use it.

10+ UX Design Courses, Tutorials & Tips for Web Designers

UX Design / 1 Apr 2021

10+ UX Design Courses, Tutorials & Tips for Web Designers

As a web designer, it’s your job to design websites that users can explore without getting lost or frustrated. To accomplish this goal, you need to understand how users behave and design systems that offer the best experience.

That’s why you should learn about User Experience Design (UXD). In fact, we believe everyone should have at least a basic understanding of user experience design. Because it’s all around us and it’s part of our lives.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a web designer, graphic designer, or someone working on a PowerPoint presentation, you should learn about UX design. Our handpicked collection of UXD courses and free tutorials will help you get started.

25+ Best Black and White Photoshop Actions & Effects

Photoshop Actions / 30 Mar 2021

25+ Best Black and White Photoshop Actions & Effects

We’ve collected some of the best black and white Photoshop actions to help you easily turn your ordinary photos into stylish images and artwork. Experiment with your photos, and create a unique black and white treatment with these stunning effects!

Black and white photography is making a comeback, and it’s now one of the most popular trends in many different photography genres. It’s also often considered a method for creating art through photography.

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need expensive monochrome cameras to achieve that great black and white effect. Thanks to modern technology and Photoshop, things are now much simpler, easier, and cheaper. Now, all you need is a simple Photoshop action and you can give stunning black and white treatment to even your smartphone photos.

20+ Best Photoshop Lighting & Glowing Effects (+ How to Add Glow)

Photoshop Actions / 25 Mar 2021

20+ Best Photoshop Lighting & Glowing Effects (+ How to Add Glow)

Today we’re bringing you a collection of Photoshop lighting and glowing effects that you can apply to your photos and graphics with just a few clicks.

Whether you want to add a neon glowing effect to text or add a unique double-lighting effect to a portrait, this collection has many creative Photoshop effects that you’ll surely find useful and fun.

Check out our handpicked Photoshop actions and effects collection below. There are a few free items in there, as well as some really powerful premium choices that can take your effects to a new level.

20+ Best Instagram Giveaway Templates (+ Giveaway Ideas)

Instagram Templates / 16 Mar 2021

20+ Best Instagram Giveaway Templates (+ Giveaway Ideas)

One of the best ways to grow your Instagram following is to host giveaway contests. And an important part of a successful giveaway is to have the perfect Instagram giveaway post design.

In this post, we’ll help you find an attractive Instagram giveaway template to design a post that will generate more likes, comments, and followers. These templates are very easy to use. You can simply open them in Photoshop or Illustrator to change the text, images, and colors however you like.

We’ll also share a few tips and Instagram giveaway ideas to help you run better giveaway contests. Be sure to find the ideas and tips section at the end of the template collection.