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gift-guide
Inspiration / 28 Nov 2016

2016 Gift Guide for Designers and Creatives

Black Friday. Cyber Monday. Holiday shopping! Where do you start? Sometimes finding the perfect – and perfectly unusual – gift for the designer in your life can be a challenge.

We’ve found 15 great gifts for designers or the design-minded so you can check shopping off your list early this season. Prices range from stocking stuffer items to a few more expensive gifts, but nothing on this list is too extravagant.

apple-watch-mockups
Inspiration / 21 Nov 2016

50+ Apple Watch Mockups & Graphics

The Apple Watch is the latest gadget in Apple’s ever-growing product line-up. If you’re looking to display your latest application or web interface on the watch, then you’ve come to the right place.

We’ve gone through and updated our collection of Apple Watch mockups with dozens more beautiful graphics, mockups and vector designs for you to use in your next project. These are mixed templates with photograph-based PSD mockups as well as fully scalable vector packs. Some of these mockups contain all the three versions of Apple Watch, including the ‘Sport’ and ‘Edition’ versions. Some sets are free, while others cost a few dollars.

macbook-mockups
Inspiration / 15 Nov 2016

100+ MacBook PSD & Vector Mockups

Whether you’re looking for a mockup of the MacBook, MacBook Air, or the new MacBook Pro, we have you covered today. We’re featuring a mix of photo mockups, realistic illustrations, and flat/stylised versions of these Apple notebooks.

Totalling over a hundred different MacBook mockups, in all shapes and sizes, these are great for dropping in your own work, applications, wallpapers or examples to give them a unique look-and-feel. Some are free, some cost a few dollars, but we really like them all!

christmas-design-resources
Inspiration / 8 Nov 2016

70+ Christmas Mockups, Icons, Graphics & Resources

Christmas is on the way! Whether you’re designing festive party flyers, looking for Christmas mockups, or a holiday icon set, we have a great collection for you today!

We’ve pulled together a fantastic collection of Christmas flyers and templates, mockups, icons, vectors, and much more. Some of them are completely free, some cost a few dollars, but all of them will get you in the festive spirit. Have fun looking through this selection of resources, and we hope you find a few that help out with your holiday design work!

html-templates
Inspiration / 1 Nov 2016

20+ Corporate & Business HTML Templates

How much are you willing to spend on developing a business website for your new company? $10,000? $5,000? What if we told you that you could get started for less than twenty dollars?

No, that’s not a typo. You can actually build a stunning corporate or a business website for less than $20 dollars. Will it be a completely custom design? No. But the solution for a budget-friendly starting point is simple: grab a HTML template! No need to hire expensive design agencies. No need to spend thousands of dollars on web developers. Simply grab an HTML template, edit the files to add your company information, and get your business website up and running in no time.

To help you find the perfect design for your business website, we handpicked a set of impressive HTML templates you could use to build a stunning website.

lightroom-presets
Inspiration / 26 Oct 2016

20+ Realistic Lightroom Presets

Would you like to supercharge your workflow in Adobe Lightroom and be able to enhance your photographs with just one click?

If you answered yes, then you’re in for a treat. Today, we’ve collected a selection of wonderful Lightroom presets you can use to achieve realistic effects with just a simple mouse click.

Photographers and graphic designers are already well aware of how powerful Lightroom presets can be when it comes to making the necessary adjustments and enhancements to their photos. It’s the easiest way to improve photos while saving a ton of time.

We’ve previously taken a look at the best Lightroom presets of the year, but today’s collection is all about realism and simple effects. Have a look at our hand-picked Lightroom presets collection and see if you could find something useful to add to your own editing workflow.

color-overlay
Graphics / 24 Oct 2016

How to Make Color Overlays Work in Your Design

Color is an important part of almost any design. Whether you are a fan of bright, bold hues or prefer a more minimalist black and white, how you use color can have a great impact on the overall design.

One way to use color to make a statement is with a design that incorporates a color overlay. This means that you cover an image or video with a semi-transparent colored box. The effect can add meaning to an image, bring attention to a design and help you make most of limited art choices.

Today, we’re going to look at a variety of color overlays to serve as a bit of inspiration for creating your own.

logo-mockup
Inspiration / 18 Oct 2016

25+ Best Minimal, Abstract Logos

Logo design is a massive industry, especially among freelancers. In fact, some of the biggest freelancing platforms such as Fiverr became widely popular for their massive number of logo designers on the platform.

There’s lots of mixed opinion about the quality and standard you’ll see when using a marketplace like this though. You’re often better off choosing a high quality logo template, and customising it for your own needs. Today we’re looking at just that — a collection of minimal, abstract logo templates that could provide a great starting point for your brand.

photoshop-actions
Inspiration / 11 Oct 2016

20+ Action-Packed Photoshop Actions

Actions are one of the most overlooked features in Photoshop that most designers don’t often pay attention to. Yet, they are also one of the features that could help save you hours of your time.

Another great thing about Photoshop actions is that you don’t even have to spend time creating and perfecting them. You can simply grab one of the thousands of Photoshop actions already made by professional graphic designers and start applying them to your photos to create instant effects.

So, whether you’re a pro looking to save time or just want to quickly experiment with several advanced effects, here are a few of the coolest Photoshop Actions you can use to add magical effects to your designs and supercharge your workflow.

mega-menu-css
Inspiration / 4 Oct 2016

10 Mega Menu CSS Templates

There’s no introduction necessary for mega menus. Anyone who has surfed the web has definitely seen at least one website with a mega menu. That’s how popular the mega menu trend really is — they’re popping up everywhere!

Want proof? Take a look at the massive and beautiful mega menus on Amazon, Puma, Walmart, or The White House websites.

We’ve hand picked a few amazing mega menu templates that you can get for the price of a cup of coffee!

duotone
Graphics / 28 Sep 2016

Duotone Color: Tips & Examples for This Vibrant Trend

The next big web design image trend is here, and it’s vibrant, colourful, and beautiful!

Thanks to Spotify, duotone is growing in popularity almost daily. The effect, which uses a pair of colors over a photo is striking, fun and vibrant. It’s also quite trendy, with new sites changing to a duotone format almost daily. Here are a few ways to make the most of this hot design technique.

save-the-date-templates
Inspiration / 27 Sep 2016

15+ Gorgeous Save the Date Templates

Hiring someone to design your wedding invitations to look exactly the way you want is not an easy task. In most cases, the designers don’t share your vision for the design and you end up letting them design the card the way they want it to be.

But, what if you could pick a design of your own, customize it to look perfect, and print it out yourself while avoiding expensive designers altogether?

Yes, it’s possible. All you need is a little bit of Photoshop knowledge and a great looking save the date card template and you’re good to go. To help with your search, we hand-picked some of the most beautiful and affordable save the date templates you can find online. Have a look.