Inspiration

Beautiful, inspiring examples of graphic design, websites, typography, icons, and more.

Inspiration / 18 Apr 2017

20+ Best Condensed & Narrow Fonts of 2017

Contrary to popular belief, condensed and narrow fonts don’t make your text cramped, or crowded. You just have to know the appropriate time and place to use the font. Condensed fonts are widely used these days for headlines and portraying bold messages, and when deployed in the right place, they can give stunning impact!

It takes a lot of testing and experimenting to find the perfect font for a design. This process can be costly at times. The good news is you can download all the fonts in this list for a single price when you subscribe for Envato Elements. It’s only $19 per month, and gives you access to hundreds of beautiful typefaces.

Inspiration / 11 Apr 2017

30+ Best High-Quality Photoshop & Illustrator Brushes

We’ve put together a collection of our favourite, high quality Photoshop and Illustrator brushes, to help you put the perfect finishing touch on your next design.

A Photoshop or Illustrator brush is, at its simplest, exactly what you’d expect — a way to draw a particular line or style in a Photoshop or Illustrator document. Click, drag, and paint like you’re using a brush! But in practice, brushes can be used for so much more. From textures and patterns, to lighting and stylish effects, the versatility shown in these examples will give a great idea of what’s possible with a top-notch brush pack!

Inspiration / 3 Apr 2017

7 Design Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Content

Design mistakes can happen to anyone. Maybe you’re trying to finish a project too quickly, or you’re working on a complex site design where something simply gets overlooked. But, when they happen, you have to fix them… immediately!

Some design mistakes can ruin your content, cause users to abandon your site, or lose trust in the information you provide. It can be tough to recover from if you don’t make corrections. And so you aren’t confused, each of today’s tips comes with an example of a design that does it right from the Design Shack Gallery!

Inspiration / 20 Mar 2017

30 Simple, Free Time-Saving Tools for Designers

Smart tools and apps — especially those that save time — are a must-have for designers. And we’ve collected some of the latest and greatest in this list of free tools for designers!

From typography helping elements to code snippets and color palettes you can download, this list is packed with everyday items to make your design life easier. Dive in and find some free, handy tools to simplify your workflow.

Inspiration / 16 Mar 2017

30+ Best Poster Mockup Templates

Without the right poster mockup to showcase your work professionally, your poster design doesn’t have the chance to stand out from the crowd. It’s often easy to overlook the way you present and showcase your designs! That’s why it’s worth investing in a set of useful mockup templates.

If you’re working on a poster design right now, you’re in luck. Because we’ve picked out a collection of beautiful poster mockups just for you from Envato Elements, which you can use for presenting your work. Have a look!

Inspiration / 13 Mar 2017

20+ Examples of Creative WordPress Sites

Looking for inspiration to build your own beautiful WordPress website? You’ve come to the right place.

A great thing about building a project with WordPress is that there’s no shortage of themes for styling your website with any type of design. But, since there are so many themes out there, finding a design with a unique and a creative look won’t be easy.

So, to help save your valuable time, we decided to curate some of the best WordPress themes with unique and creative designs. Have a look, be inspired, and build your own creative WordPress websites using these beautiful examples!

Inspiration / 7 Mar 2017

100+ Beautiful Script, Brush & Calligraphy Fonts

Cursive or script fonts are widely used for various design purposes. There’s an abundance of script fonts around the web, but only few of these are able to stand out among the rest.

Today, we have decided to share some of the most amazing script and hand-made brush fonts out there in the market. We carefully handpicked some of the most usable script fonts that are either available for free or cost a few dollars. These fonts are highly suitable for logos, lettering, clothing design, posters, labels, quotes, and so much more. We hope you’ll enjoy them!

Inspiration / 24 Jan 2017

50+ Best Lightroom Presets of 2017

It’s time to think about upgrading those old Lightroom presets you’ve been using for the past year with a new, more powerful collection! This selection of presets can enhance your photos in ways that you’ve never considered before.

We’ve lined up some of the best and the latest Lightroom presets on the web, all packed with functionality to create stunning effects. Add these to your photo editing workflow, and you’ll add a whole new level of professional look-and-feel to your images!

Business / 23 Jan 2017

Flex Your Design Muscles With These 10 Creative Exercises

Are you already over all those New Year’s resolutions? Now that we are a little further into the year, it’s time to pause and refresh in a way that will last longer than a fad diet or 30-day gym membership. You need to flex your creative muscles.

You might be surprised at the value of simple design workouts. They can help you forget problems you are actually working on (maybe helping you solve those design dilemmas), and even learn something new.

It only takes a few minutes a week to work through an exercise or two, and really stretch those creative muscles. Pick an exercise from our collection below – each one includes just three steps — and make a date to get in design shape!

Inspiration / 12 Jan 2017

15 Best Moodle Themes of 2017

Moodle is a powerful learning management system which is widely used by academics and students to build online course management and e-learning websites for universities and institutions around the world.

Moodle templates and themes let you quickly establish a great looking platform, without too much development time and resource. These templates are easy to implement and offer full customization. Some of these templates cover the corporate arena, while others focus more on education and learning. They’re a great starting point when developing your own platform!

Inspiration / 10 Jan 2017

100+ Beautiful, Modern Serif Fonts

It’s time to delve into a collection of beautiful, premium serif fonts. Serifs are ideal for printed literature, more detailed typography, or for creating a more formal effect. These typefaces really stand out from the crowd.

Today, we have gathered 100 amazing, modern and stylish serif fonts that you can easily buy and start using in your work. All of these cost a few dollars, but you’ll be amazed what a difference they can make to your design project. There’s nothing like a distinct serif typeface to really set your layout apart, and create something beautiful. We hope you like them!

Graphics / 9 Jan 2017

5 Modern Website Background Ideas for 2017

White, stark backgrounds are so 2016. It’s time to give your website a quick refresh with a new, more modern background treatment.

While many minimal styles are still in, the lack of color is not. Designers are opting for grays and bright colors instead. Background effects are also pushing more boundaries with cool geometry, asymmetrical patterns and abstract art. Today we’re delving into modern website background trends, packed with examples and inspiration!