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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.

8 Best Company Rebranding Designs & Examples

Inspiration / 30 Sep 2020

8 Best Company Rebranding Designs & Examples

In order to stay relevant, many businesses have to reinvent themselves when the time comes. In recent years, we saw even some of the biggest brands making the tough decision to rebrand their identities completely.

Some were successful at rebranding while many failed miserably. Needless to say, it’s a risk you take when changing the face of a company, especially when it’s done for the wrong reasons.

In this post, we take a look at some of the best and successful rebranding stories with the main focus on rebranding designs. If you’re planning on rebranding your own business, you could learn a thing or two from these companies.

Affinity Designer vs Illustrator: Pros & Cons Compared

Affinity Designer Templates / 16 Sep 2020

Affinity Designer vs Illustrator: Pros & Cons Compared

It’s been more than three decades since Adobe introduced us to Illustrator. All this time, Illustrator has been the go-to software for vector graphics design.

Ask any expert designer and they’ll tell you how they can’t even think of switching software. Illustrator is now part of their workflow and career. Adobe used this loyalty to their advantage, by converting their software licensing to a subscription plan.

You now have to pay a monthly price to keep using the software. For some people, it’ll still be a great deal. But for others, you’ll likely ask yourself if it’s still a good investment. That’s why you’re here, right?

Affinity Designer is everything that you want a graphic design software to be. Needless to say, it’s the best Illustrator alternative available today.

But, is it powerful enough to provide all the tools you need to do your work? Does it have all the essential features of Illustrator? To answer these questions, we compared Affinity Designer against Adobe Illustrator. Let’s find out which software is best.

Art Text 4: Design 3D Text Effects Without Photoshop

Reviews / 7 Aug 2020

Art Text 4: Design 3D Text Effects Without Photoshop

Art Text 4 allows you to create realistic 3D typography graphics without using Photoshop or Illustrator. In this post, we take a closer look at this cool new app.

One of the biggest and rising trends in the design world is typography graphics. Instead of using regular fonts, this trend uses unique graphics as a replacement for text titles.

Usually, we only see typography graphics in Hollywood movie posters, but the trend is slowly making its way over to brand and marketing designs as well. Now they can be seen on everything from flyer designs to greeting cards and more.

Creating such typography graphics is a time-consuming process and requires great design knowledge. However, we came across a software that allows you to create amazing-looking typography graphics with just a few clicks called Art Text 4.

What Is a Design System & Why Use Them + Examples

Graphics / 28 Jul 2020

What Is a Design System & Why Use Them + Examples

Design systems can be found everywhere and in almost everything. They are in the operating system running on your smartphone, the laptop you’re using for work, and even on the websites you visit.

But what is a design system anyway? What goes into a design system? Why use them? We’re going to answer these questions in this article while taking a closer look at design systems and their importance.

Design systems are not something exclusively used by big brands and design agencies. Even if you’re a freelance designer or a small business, a design system can go a long way to improve the quality of your work, designs, and products.

Let’s dive in and see how you can integrate design systems into your own design projects.

Best Project Management Software for Creatives 2024

Software / 23 Jul 2020

Best Project Management Software for Creatives 2024

It’s sometimes said that creativity is ‘born out of chaos.’ These words conjure up romantic images of wild-hearted creatives, working all hours, breaking all the rules and, from a fog of confusion, conjuring unique work that changes the world.

But while that all have a certain appeal, personally I’ve never really felt it’s all that healthy – or that true.

Actually, I’ve always found the opposite to be the case.

The very best creative work, in my opinion, relies on structure and consistency, much more than wildness and insanity. It’s based on order and organization – rather than chaos and disorder.

If you’re looking to get more structured, more organized in your work, you’re not alone. Luckily, there’s a huge array of project management software tools designed to give you exactly what you need.

But that’s a blessing and a curse: with so many options available, which one do you choose? Which one’s right for you? In this article, we’ve created a rundown of the very BEST project management tools for creatives in 2021.

Let’s get to it!

25+ Best Lightroom Presets for Instagram

Lightroom Presets / 9 Jul 2020

25+ Best Lightroom Presets for Instagram

Instagram has a great selection of filters. But, let’s face it, they are terrible at making your photos look better. If you’re tired of using those same old filters, this collection of Lightroom presets for Instagram will help you stand out.

If you look at the Instagram channels of the professional photographers, you’ll notice that all their photos look incredibly beautiful without using any Instagram filters. This is done with the help of apps like Lightroom.

Lightroom is a great app for editing and post-processing photos. It’s also great for applying high-quality effects to photos with the help of presets.

In this post, we cover a collection of Lightroom presets you can use to optimize your photos for Instagram. Most of the presets will even work with Lightroom mobile, which is free to download. Start exploring the presets below.

25+ Free Brush, Script & Hand Lettering Fonts

Font Collections / 2 Jul 2020

25+ Free Brush, Script & Hand Lettering Fonts

Type is what meaning looks like, says Max Phillips the founder of Signal type foundry. This quote alone proves the importance of using proper typography in designs. And these free brush, script, and hand-lettering fonts will get you off to a great start.

Typography is not just about improving readability but also giving an identity and meaning to your titles, headings, and paragraphs. You can’t achieve that goal without a great-looking font.

Even if you can’t afford a high-quality premium font, try to at least get a free font that gives meaning and personality to each and every design you work on. Never settle for the default fonts.

You don’t have to spend hours scouring the web to find a great free font. In fact, we did the heavy lifting for you.

In this collection, we’re featuring some of the best free brush, script, and hand-lettering fonts you can download for free. Have a look.

What Is a Wireframe & How to Design Them: A Beginner’s Guide

Graphics / 2 Jun 2020

What Is a Wireframe & How to Design Them: A Beginner’s Guide

Every structure, every building, every design starts with a wireframe. It’s an important part of the design workflow that determines the success of the entire project.

Whether you’re working with digital user interface designs or banner designs, wireframes should be part of your design process. In this guide, we’ll help you understand what is a wireframe and why they’re important.

We made this guide for both beginners and advanced designers to convey the importance of wireframing. You’ll learn everything from how to design wireframes to the best tools for wireframing, tips for avoiding common mistakes, and more.

Let’s get started.

How to Embed Fonts in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Templates / 27 May 2020

How to Embed Fonts in PowerPoint

Using custom fonts in PowerPoint presentations is one of the best ways to make your slideshows look more professional and stand out from the crowd. But, what if you have to share the PowerPoint file with a team that doesn’t have those same fonts installed on their computers?

Don’t worry, there’s a quick and painless solution to this problem. In this guide, we’ll show you exactly how to embed fonts in PowerPoint so that you can share your presentations without having to worry about font issues ever again.

Keep reading to find out how it’s done.

Design Psychology: 8 Strategies to Use in Your Projects

Business / 26 May 2020

Design Psychology: 8 Strategies to Use in Your Projects

Psychology, the study of the human mind, is a very complex subject that even the scientists struggle with. In fact, scientists and researchers are still trying to figure out why we have dreams when we sleep.

However, thanks to many studies, years of research, and the dedication of brilliant minds like Sigmund Freud, we now have a general understanding of how the human mind works.

As it turns out, our minds are pre-programmed to respond and react to certain things in certain ways. There are also specific patterns of how our mind reacts and the way we think. In psychology, these patterns are called “schemas”. Researchers have also found strategies that could influence these patterns to control our reactions.

Everyone from magicians to big brand corporations and the mass media have been using and taking advantage of these strategies for generations. To influence our behavior and sell products.

In this guide, we look at how you can apply the same psychological strategies they use for the good of others. And make better and more effective designs.

10+ Creative T-Shirt Design Ideas (How to Design a T-Shirt)

Graphics / 5 May 2020

10+ Creative T-Shirt Design Ideas (How to Design a T-Shirt)

T-shirt design is more than just about fashion trends. It’s also a way to express yourself. Especially modern generations are finding new ways to use T-shirt designs to show off their attitude, support causes, and stand out from the crowd.

Mainly because it’s quite easy to design and print your own T-shirt these days. In fact, there are now online services that print and deliver your own custom-made T-shirts right to your doorstep.

If you hate wearing the same old T-shirts that promote random brands. Or tired of awkwardly bumping into someone at a party who wears the same T-shirt as you. Then we have a few creative T-shirt design ideas you can use to make your own personalized T-shirts all by yourself.

20+ Hoodie Mockup Templates (Free & Premium)

Mockup Templates / 28 Apr 2020

20+ Hoodie Mockup Templates (Free & Premium)

The key to selling your t-shirt and hoodie designs like hot cakes is to use attractive mockups to showcase your creations. If you’re working on a hoodie design, we’ve got the perfect collection of hoodie mockup templates for you.

In this post, we’re featuring hip and stylish hoodie mockup templates. For showing off all kinds of hoodie designs from black hoodie mockups to blank white hoodie mockups.

We also made sure to include a few free hoodie mockup templates too.

Have a look at the collection below, start downloading, and enjoy seeing your hoodie design on a stunning mockup!