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30+ Best Stencil Fonts
Inspiration / 16 Nov 2018

30+ Best Stencil Fonts

Looking for the best stencil fonts for your next design project? We’ve collected our favorite stencil letter fonts to give you dozens to choose from, all beautifully crafted to give you a stylish stencil effect.

When it comes to designing movie posters, video game covers, and military and industrial-themed designs, you can’t go wrong with a stencil font. Stencil fonts can be a great choice for making bold statements and grabbing attention. And they work well with many types of print and digital designs as well. (We’ve also included a few delicate stencil fonts, for more subtle use cases as well!)

Enjoy browsing through our hand-picked collection of the best stencil fonts, and see if you can find one font that’s a good match for your next design project.

20+ Church Bulletin & Newsletter Templates
Inspiration / 15 Nov 2018

20+ 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.

How to Make a Poster in PowerPoint: 10 Simple Steps
Business / 14 Nov 2018

How to Make a Poster in PowerPoint: 10 Simple Steps

In addition to creating presentations, did you know you can use PowerPoint to design other elements such as posters? Today, we’re walking you through exactly how to make a poster in PowerPoint.

While not everyone thinks about making a poster design in PowerPoint, it’s actually pretty easy—and is a viable option if you need something quickly, or don’t have other design software available. (Posters made in PowerPoint are frequently used in academic settings for assignments and event promotion on college campuses.) Today, we’re going to take you through the steps of how to make a poster in PowerPoint.

20+ Best Cool PowerPoint Templates
Inspiration / 13 Nov 2018

20+ Best Cool PowerPoint Templates

PowerPoint slideshows used to be the boring part of a meeting or presentation. But now, with the help of cool PowerPoint templates, everyone can make presentation slideshows look more interesting and attractive, even if you don’t have any experience in PowerPoint slideshow design.

For this collection, we gathered some modern and stylish PowerPoint presentation templates you can easily customize to make your slideshows look cooler. Download one of these cool PowerPoint templates, open it up, and start customizing right away!

30+ Best Subtle Black & White Background Textures
Inspiration / 13 Nov 2018

30+ Best Subtle Black & White Background Textures

Are you looking for a subtle black and white background texture to make your designs stand out from the crowd? In this collection, we’re featuring some of the most beautiful, simple, and modern black and white background textures you can use for your design projects.

A black and white texture is the ideal choice for crafting a background to better highlight the content of your design. Whether its a website, a presentation slideshow, a poster, a book cover, or a social media post, a B&W background will help emphasize the text and the content of your design above all else.

Keynote vs PowerPoint: Which Presentation App to Choose?
Software / 12 Nov 2018

Keynote vs PowerPoint: Which Presentation App to Choose?

It’s presentation time! Whether you are creating a template for your boss or prepping slides for a talk, using the right software can make the job a lot easier. We’re pitting Keynote vs. PowerPoint against one another to lay out the pros and cons of each.

For Mac users, there are two pretty obvious choices – Keynote and PowerPoint. But which do you choose? Each has its own set of benefits and costs, and they’re both great for different uses. Hopefully, we’ll be able to help you make the right choice.

25+ Best Microsoft Word Brochure Templates
Inspiration / 9 Nov 2018

25+ Best Microsoft Word Brochure Templates

Today, we’re bringing you a set of professionally designed Microsoft Word brochure templates to help you get a head start on your next brochure project.

Every designer has a collection of pre-designed templates. These templates not only allow you to enhance your workflow but also save hours of time otherwise spent searching for an inspiring starting point.

Whether you’re working on a brochure for a business, a case study, report, or a project proposal, you’ll find plenty of options to choose from in this collection of templates (and even more in our full series on brochure templates!)

20+ Best Instagram Post & Story Templates 2018
Inspiration / 8 Nov 2018

20+ Best Instagram Post & Story Templates 2018

We’ve handpicked a collection of Instagram post and Story templates with professional designs. You can easily customize these templates to add your own text and images to create a more successful Instagram content strategy.

Instagram is one of the best platforms for promoting brands and businesses. But, with millions of posts being added every day, you need to think outside the box to attract your followers’ attention.

If you’re tired of using the same old designs to promote your brand and products on Instagram and looking for a better way to get more followers, you should consider using more professional post layouts and designs, especially for creating attractive Instagram Stories.

To help you find the right design to promote your business, we’ve curated some of our favorite Instagram post and Story templates, designed to wow your audience.

UI vs. UX: A Culinary Comparison
UX Design / 8 Nov 2018

UI vs. UX: A Culinary Comparison

If the title of this article drew you in, there’s a good chance you’ve seen some kind of Venn diagram with a dozen circles showing the overlap between user interface (UI) and user experience (UX). This article doesn’t dispute any of that. But it does explain UI vs. UX in an alternate way.

One of the most powerful techniques a UX designer can wield is storytelling. Stories allow an audience to relate to a subject in a more meaningful way and hopefully help them understand it better.

10 Things Only a Designer Would Notice (And Why They Matter!)
Graphics / 7 Nov 2018

10 Things Only a Designer Would Notice (And Why They Matter!)

Don’t think your poor design choices won’t be seen. Keen graphic designers are judging your shortcuts and rolling their eyes.

Just because these are things that only a designer would notice, it doesn’t mean they aren’t important. (Do you really want all that judgement from your peers?) Here’s a list of things that make my skin crawl… Make sure you’re not guilty of these design faux pas!

20+ Best Instagram Filters for Photoshop
Inspiration / 6 Nov 2018

20+ Best Instagram Filters for Photoshop

Filters are one of the best features of Instagram. Everyone loves the idea of prettifying their photos in an instant and sharing them with their friends and family. But have you ever wanted a set of Instagram filters for Photoshop? I know I have.

The good news is, you don’t just need the Instagram app to apply filters to your photos. You can actually create even more beautiful photos with customizable filters using Photoshop actions and upload them to not just Instagram, but any other social network you want.

We handpicked a collection of free and premium Instagram Photoshop actions for creating creative and stylish Instagram filter effects in Photoshop. With a single click, you can apply these effects to your photos and customize them to your preference.

100+ Beautiful Script, Brush & Calligraphy Fonts
Inspiration / 6 Nov 2018

100+ Beautiful Script, Brush & Calligraphy Fonts

Brush, script, and calligraphy fonts can add a touch of elegance to your design. They’re stylish, flowing, and full of character! We’ve picked some of the best examples of these typefaces to add to your collection.

Whether you’re looking for a precise and decorative script font or a bold brush typeface that needs to grab the reader’s attention, we’ll have something for you here. Each of these fonts is beautifully crafted to add character to your next design project, perfect for logos, lettering, clothing design, posters, flyers, quotes, and so much more.