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How to Make a Brochure on Microsoft Word (Using a Template)

Graphics / 13 Nov 2019

How to Make a Brochure on Microsoft Word (Using a Template)

Did you know you can make a brochure using a common tool such as Microsoft Word? It’s actually a really capable tool for brochure design, for creating a high-quality, professional outcome.

With a good template, you can turn a simple Word document into a carefully designed brochure that you can get printed or push as a PDF online.

Here, we’ll walk through the steps using a template that you can download from Envato Elements.

You can use what you learn for any type of brochure, using Microsoft Word – a tool you’re already familiar with! Whether you’re looking for a tri-fold, A5, or larger brochure, these steps will work for any type of design.

What Is Adobe XD? a 101 Intro

Software / 13 Nov 2019

What Is Adobe XD? a 101 Intro

Adobe’s UX design tool seems to be picking up speed. Have you tried Adobe XD yet? The tool is part of the design giant’s suite of software. It meets a need that was being filled by other tools such as Sketch and Figma. But thanks to Adobe’s large customer base, XD is proving itself a viable option.

Here, we’ll look at what Adobe XD is – and isn’t – to help you figure out if this tool might be worth exploring.

Whether you’re already sold on Adobe XD and want to learn more, or you’re weighing it up against the pros and cons of other tools, we’ll give you a helpful introduction to make the decision easy.

20+ Best Sketch iOS App Templates

Inspiration / 12 Nov 2019

20+ Best Sketch iOS App Templates

Sketch is one of the most popular vector graphics editing tools user interface designers can’t live without. The app makes it so easy for designers to craft fluid mobile app user interfaces in a way unlike any other tool out there.

Did you know that you can actually make the process of designing apps and interfaces in Sketch much easier with templates?

With Sketch templates, you get to import pre-designed sections you need to design app interfaces, like app icons, interface layouts, content layouts, onboarding screens, and more you can easily copy and paste to design your own apps.

For this collection, we handpicked a collection of the best Sketch iOS app templates that includes iOS app interface layouts designed for making many different types of apps. Plus, we’re sharing tips for how to use a Sketch iOS app template to help get you started.

20+ Website Wireframe Templates (For Sketch, Photoshop + More)

Inspiration / 12 Nov 2019

20+ Website Wireframe Templates (For Sketch, Photoshop + More)

Making a complete website wireframe is supposed to be a simple task. But, starting from scratch without a template or quick-start guide can be a nightmare.

It takes significant work to make wireframe look beautiful, as well as being optimised for functionality. Especially when you have to create a wireframe to get a client’s approval, or to showcase to a team.

Thankfully, you can use wireframe templates to create more professional wireframes without having to hand-craft everything. These templates include pre-made layouts along with all the elements that go with it. All you have to do is customise and rearrange the components to make your own wireframe design. They’re a huge time-saver, and can help you get started fast.

We’ve hand picked some great website wireframe templates just for you. Have a look.

20+ School Newsletter Templates

Inspiration / 11 Nov 2019

20+ School Newsletter Templates

A school newsletter template can help you create an effective way to bridge the gap between teachers, students, and parents to keep everyone updated on the latest news and upcoming events.

If your school don’t have a newsletter yet or planning on revamping your old newsletter design, use these easy to use school newsletter templates to instantly craft a more professional and attractive newsletter.

This collection includes customizable newsletter templates for all kinds of schools, colleges, and universities. You can download and edit the templates using Adobe InDesign to personalize the design to match your school branding. Plus, we’re sharing some helpful tips for designing a school newsletter to help get you started.

Favicon Examples, Best Practices and Techniques

Graphics / 11 Nov 2019

Favicon Examples, Best Practices and Techniques

Do you ever pay attention to those tiny icons at the tops of browser tabs? How about when you save a shortcut to a website or page online? Those tiny images, or favicons, are designed especially for that purpose.

There’s a pretty distinct difference between what makes for a good or bad tiny icon. You’d be forgiven for thinking that design decisions at the tiny scale matter less. But a poorly designed favicon can reflect badly on your brand.

Today we’re looking at what these icons are, basic design techniques for them, and the specs you’ll need to follow.

40+ Best Sketch Templates of 2019

Inspiration / 8 Nov 2019

40+ Best Sketch Templates of 2019

Sketch is a unique app that offers amazing features and functionality for creating app UI designs and mockups. Creating an effective UI for an application requires time, detailed attention, and—most importantly—an idea to get started with!

In order to streamline the design process for creating your next app interface, we’ve collected the best Sketch UI templates and materials that you can use for your next app project.

All these packs come with hundreds of UI design elements and can be easily implemented in your design.

We’ve also got you covered if you’d like a refresher on how to install a Sketch template, or learn about a few Sketch tips you probably didn’t know!

20+ Best Chunky Fonts

Inspiration / 7 Nov 2019

20+ Best Chunky Fonts

Chunky and chubby fonts are a great choice for designing fun and creative titles for all kinds of designs. In this post, we bring you a selection of the best chunky fonts with many different styles.

Due to their unique style of design, chunky fonts are most suitable for creative, fun, and entertaining designs. Our list of chunky fonts includes different types of fonts for designing everything from posters to greeting cards and much more.

Start exploring the list to find the right chunky font for your next project, and be sure to read through our tips for choosing (and using) chunky fonts for some handy design advice!

How + Why to Use a Website Wireframe Template

Graphics / 6 Nov 2019

How + Why to Use a Website Wireframe Template

Wireframing is one of those design processes that happens organically and intentionally. How many times have you sketched an idea during a meeting? How many times have you created a presentable wireframe for a client meeting?

Both types of wireframes are equally important parts of the design and iteration process.

The latter takes a little more effort to create, and that’s where a wireframe template comes in. Here’s everything you need to know about using them effectively, and how they can help to save you time, improve the quality of your wireframes, and help you get your ideas down in a physical format.

50+ Best Keynote Templates of 2019

Inspiration / 5 Nov 2019

50+ Best Keynote Templates of 2019

Even though Apple’s Keynote app gives you plenty of tools and options for creating beautiful presentations, it can be tricky to find the time to build a beautiful, custom design. Don’t worry — we’ve got you covered with this collection of the best Keynote templates!

With these templates, you don’t have to spend hours designing presentation slides. You can simply edit the slides that have already been crafted by professional designers, customize charts, change colors, and voila! You have your own beautiful, unique Keynote presentation.

We picked out a few of the most professional looking Keynote templates that’ll work perfectly for your next presentation (and we’ve also collected some tips for using Keynote templates to help you as well!). And if you’re not sure whether to use Keynote or Powerpoint, we also have a quick look at 3 reasons to choose Keynote over PowerPoint.

20+ Best Adobe XD UI Kits + Templates 2019

Inspiration / 5 Nov 2019

20+ Best Adobe XD UI Kits + Templates 2019

Today we’re bringing you a collection of some of the best Adobe XD UI kits and templates. With these templates, you can create more professional-looking designs using Adobe’s stellar UX design tool.

Adobe XD took everyone by surprise when it was released with a free plan. It wowed many user experience and user interface designers as it served as a great Sketch app alternative. Something that was much needed by the Windows users.

Adobe XD app itself has many features that make it a great tool for UX designers. However, with third-party templates, you can create so much more amazing designs. All the Adobe XD UI kits and templates in our list are proof of that.

We’re also sharing a few tips for using a UI kit in Adobe XD to get you off to a quick start.

Designers, Get Your Custom Domain at Hover

Reviews / 5 Nov 2019

Designers, Get Your Custom Domain at Hover

Looking for a way to make your design portfolio – or any other website, for that matter – stand out? A custom, top-level domain is the start.

Hover is a leading provider of domains and mailbox services for you or your small business.

You can snag a new domain or transfer an existing one to their platform.

Not sure how to get started? Here’s everything you need to know about Hover and the services and tools they provide for individuals and businesses.