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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.

Gimp vs Photoshop vs Lightroom: 3 Apps Compared

Software / 20 Nov 2018

Gimp vs Photoshop vs Lightroom: 3 Apps Compared

When it comes to editing photos and digital images, we’ve never had more software options to choose from. Two apps have been around for decades: Photoshop, and Gimp. We’re throwing Lightroom into the mix as well, and comparing Gimp vs Photoshop vs Lightroom.

There are plenty of professionals who use Gimp for their daily work. Let’s face it, switching to the free app is worth it when you can save $180 a year otherwise spent on an (entry level) Adobe CC subscription.

But is it realistic to consider Gimp as an option? Can Gimp really do all the things Photoshop or Lightroom does? Is Lightroom better than Photoshop? We’ll be answering those questions and more.

20+ Best Rainbow Background Textures

Background Textures / 11 Sep 2018

20+ Best Rainbow Background Textures

Using multi-colored backgrounds in a website or graphic design is a popular trend these days. And, with the help of the rainbow backgrounds in this collection, you’ll be able to give a beautiful and attractive multicolor look to your designs while also keeping a professional edge.

We handpicked these rainbow background textures to fit all kinds of design work. Whether you’re working on website design, a social media graphic, a poster, or even a business card design, you’ll find plenty of colorful backgrounds to match all types of design styles in this collection.

Have a look and start downloading!

20+ Best iPhone 6 + 7 Mockup PSD Templates

iPhone Mockups / 9 Aug 2018

20+ Best iPhone 6 + 7 Mockup PSD Templates

A great thing about the iPhone is that it has evolved steadily over the years. All of the handsets released by Apple have similarities, with a gradual design evolution. Today we’re featuring a selection of iPhone 6 and iPhone 7 mockup templates to help show your design on these popular handsets.

These steady, subtle hardware changes are especially useful for designers because you don’t always need a mockup of the latest iPhone to showcase your designs. You can find realistic mockups of older handsets and use them to present your designs like a pro. Not everyone uses the latest Apple handset, and it might not be a realistic fit for your design.

In this post, we’re featuring some of the best iPhone 6 and iPhone 7 mockups you can still use today to win over your clients and audience. Have a look.

10+ Beautiful Letterpress Business Cards

Business Card Templates / 3 Aug 2018

10+ Beautiful Letterpress Business Cards

Designing business cards can be tricky because it’s always difficult to make one which stands out from the hundreds of others in circulation! Letterpress definitely brings a new dimension to business cards.

If you are looking to have a few printed, here’s a range of catchy letterpress designs for inspiration.

The idea of adding depth and an embossed logo adds a completely new element, and could well be the best way to really make an impression.

Design a card that looks unique, feels high quality, and reflects well on your brand.

15+ Google Slides Templates for Teachers

Google Slides Themes / 3 Jul 2018

15+ Google Slides Templates for Teachers

In this collection, we’re featuring some of the best Google Slides templates for teachers and educators. You can use these templates to quickly create a great-looking educational presentation with Google Slides.

Since Google Slides is a web-based app, slideshows are much easier to share with students. As a result, many teachers use the app to create slideshow presentations for various teaching needs. Unfortunately, Google Slides only offers a limited number of pre-designed templates and most of them are designed for businesses.

We’ve scoured the web for some of the best Google Slides templates with elements for creating slideshows for the classroom. These templates are from Envato Elements, which allows you to download all these templates and more for a single price — a great deal for teachers and educators!

Freesumes: Free Resumes, Beautifully Designed

Reviews / 2 Jul 2018

Freesumes: Free Resumes, Beautifully Designed

Planning on applying for a new job? Struggling to land a job interview? Then what you need is a professionally designed resume. Today we’re reviewing Freesumes, a free source of professional and stylish resume templates to help you stand out.

Landing a job interview is the most difficult part of the entire job searching process. According to surveys, an average job opening receives about 250 resumes. But, only four to six candidates actually get called for an interview.

Your resume is the most important item that will help you land an interview for your dream job. Unfortunately, designing a resume with a professional and a creative design is not something most people excel at.

As a result, many people end up using the same default resume templates that comes preloaded with MS Word and fail to stand out from the crowd. Freesumes aims to fix this problem by providing you with an incredible selection of unique resume templates for creating winning resumes.

30+ Best iPhone X Mockups (PSD, AI & Sketch)

iPhone Mockups / 27 Jun 2018

30+ Best iPhone X Mockups (PSD, AI & Sketch)

The iPhone X is Apple’s most radical phone to date. Which makes an iPhone X mockup the perfect way to showcase your design in an original way, especially if you’re working on an app, video game, or website design.

iPhone X has a unique bezel-less design which makes it stand out. This also makes things a bit harder for designers to find mockups for the device.

So, to save you the trouble, we found a collection of stunning new iPhone X mockups you can use to promote your work and showcase products.

Whatever format you’re looking for (Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch and more), we’ll have something that works perfectly. Enjoy!

27 Inspiring Letterpress Style Posters

Poster Design / 31 May 2018

27 Inspiring Letterpress Style Posters

Are you planning on designing a poster with a retro or a vintage vibe? Not sure where to start? Then browse our hand-picked collection of letterpress posters and letterpress templates to find inspiration.

Letterpress is one of the oldest printing techniques that date back to the early 1440s. Back in the day, this technique was used to easily print many copies of a poster, flyer, and other designs with photo and letter-etched plates.

Even though it’s no longer widely used by printers and publishers, the technique and the unique design style is still celebrated by artists and designers. It’s especially popular among poster designers. In this collection, we’re featuring elegant and modern letterpress poster designs.

20+ Best iPhone 8 Mockups

iPhone Mockups / 17 Apr 2018

20+ Best iPhone 8 Mockups

Having a set of up-to-date iPhone mockups to use when presenting your designs to clients is a crucial part of being a professional designer. In this post, we bring you a set of iPhone 8 mockups to add to your ever-growing collection.

iPhone 8 was one of the most anticipated devices in the Apple’s lineup. However, the device didn’t receive as much attention as it should have when it was overshadowed by the iPhone X release. As a result, many designers also focused on crafting mockups for the iPhone X, making it tricky to find a decent iPhone 8 mockup.

To help you out, we surfed the web to make a collection of the best iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus mockups so you don’t have to spend hours searching for them.

20+ Awesome Resources for Bootstrap Lovers

Bootstrap / 22 Mar 2018

20+ Awesome Resources for Bootstrap Lovers

Bootstrap has simply exploded in the web development community. There will always be skeptics and haters but on the whole, the project has been a smashing success and can constantly be seen at the top of the Forked and Watched charts at GitHub.

As a result of Bootstrap’s fame, lots of great related resources have been put forth by the development community. Today we’ve collected our favorites into a list of everything you need to get started with Bootstrap. From introductory tutorials to wireframing kits and custom generators, there’s something here for every Bootstrap lover.

Wix Code Review: Building Web Apps With Ease

Reviews / 26 Feb 2018

Wix Code Review: Building Web Apps With Ease

One of the common problems most front-end web designers face is building the back-end of website projects. Usually, designers have to team up with web developers to work on projects such as web apps and eCommerce platforms.

What if there was a way to easily design both the front-end and back-ends of websites such as checkout systems, membership databases, web apps, and more, in a user-friendly and approachable way? Well, that’s exactly what Wix Code does. Let’s take a closer look.

10 Best Tools & Tips for Choosing a Website Color Scheme

Graphics / 19 Sep 2017

10 Best Tools & Tips for Choosing a Website Color Scheme

Finding the perfect color combination for a website can be a challenging task, especially when you’re trying to make a particular design fit in with a client’s requirements. We’ve picked out a few great color scheme generating tools for you to easily create the perfect palette!

If you’re stuck trying to find the perfect color scheme for a website design, don’t feel bad. It’s OK if you’re not an expert on color palettes. You just need to find the right set of tools to do that job for you.

But, before you go crazy with the color tools, let’s figure out some of the things you need to consider when choosing the right color combination for a design.