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The 8 Best Photoshop Alternatives for Windows (2021)

Software / 24 Nov 2020

The 8 Best Photoshop Alternatives for Windows (2021)

Looking for a faster and better alternative to Adobe Photoshop? While Photoshop has been a standard for years, that’s starting to change with plenty of new tools for Windows that make easy work of photo editing. Many of these new tools include smart functions that will speed up workflows.

The best Photoshop alternatives pack in just the features you need without a lot of fluff you won’t use. Here’s a list of the best Photoshop alternatives for Windows in 2021.

Take note of special features to find the one that’s right for you.

20+ Best Free Premiere Pro Templates 2021

Premiere Pro Templates / 24 Nov 2020

20+ Best Free Premiere Pro Templates 2021

Are you looking for a way to create a quick title scene or a slideshow in Premiere Pro? Then these free Premiere Pro templates will come in handy.

One of the best features of Premiere Pro is the ability to use templates. With templates, you can instantly create various types of video projects. Even if you don’t have much experience in using the app, templates are fairly easy to use.

There are plenty of amazing Premiere Pro templates out there. But, most of them are premium templates. Don’t worry, if you’re low on budget or looking for a template for a personal project, we’ve got you covered.

In this collection, we feature some of the best free Premiere Pro templates we’ve come across (as well as a free premium ones too). You can use them to create all kinds of projects from titles to lower-thirds, slideshows, and much more.

Best Data Recovery Software for 2021: 7 Top Picks

Reviews / 24 Nov 2020

Best Data Recovery Software for 2021: 7 Top Picks

It’s inevitable: At some point you will lose a project due to a crash, virus, or by accident.

But you can be ready to recover information and data quickly with the right data recovery software. There are a plethora of tools on the market – some paid, some free – that can help you bet lost files back.

Here, we’re going to look at 7 of the best options so you have one of these tools at the ready when you need it. Perfect for designers, developers, or anyone who wants to have a magic tool up their sleeve when the worst happens!

7 Effective Personal Branding Tips for Designers (+ Examples)

Business / 23 Nov 2020

7 Effective Personal Branding Tips for Designers (+ Examples)

Branding is an important aspect of every business. Not just for big companies and startups, but it’s also true for freelancers and professionals. Especially for designers.

The way you create your personal brand will play a key role in your success as a professional. Because your brand is how your clients perceive your work and your business.

How do you create a successful personal brand? As the brand futurist Simon Mainwaring said, you should first “define what your brand stands for, its core values and tone of voice, and then communicate consistently in those terms.”

That’s exactly what this article is all about. To help you define your core values and the tone of voice to create a successful personal brand as a designer.

Whether you’re starting out in the design industry or looking to refresh your existing branding style, follow these tips to make sure you build a winning personal brand for your business.

15+ Top Graphic Design Trends for 2021

Trends / 23 Nov 2020

15+ Top Graphic Design Trends for 2021

What’s hot in graphic design? One of the things people always want to talk to me about is graphic design trends. Here’s preview of what’s going to be hot in 2021.

It’s such an interesting topic because there are trends that change slowly over time – just look at the long evolution of flat design to where we are now – and others that seem to flip overnight.

Should you always rush to use the latest graphic design trends in your work? Of course not. But it’s helpful to pick up new ideas, find inspiration, and see what types of techniques and styles are shaping our industry.

25+ Best Free Poster Templates (Illustrator & Photoshop) 2021

Poster Design / 20 Nov 2020

25+ Best Free Poster Templates (Illustrator & Photoshop) 2021

A poster is not just a piece of marketing material. It’s also a way to express your brand and connect with your audience. That’s why it takes a lot of work to design an effective poster. But, what if you don’t have the budget to hire a designer or the time to design it yourself? That’s where free poster templates come to help.

In this roundup, we feature many different types of free Illustrator poster templates and Photoshop poster templates you can use to design your own posters for your small business or event without an effort.

We made sure to include free poster templates in several different niches. No matter the purpose, you’ll find a poster design for your marketing project on this list.

50+ Best VSCO Lightroom Presets 2021

Lightroom Presets / 20 Nov 2020

50+ Best VSCO Lightroom Presets 2021

VSCO is a popular photography app for both Android and iOS, known for stunning filters and effects. Today we’re featuring a selection of VSCO Lightroom presets, inspired by the VSCO app, to help you achieve similar results with greater power and flexibility.

If you have a copy of Lightroom, you probably want to have more control over the specific nuances of how a filter is applied. We’ve found this collection of Lightroom presets that feature pretty much the same filters, effects, and adjustments included in the VSCO app.

The only difference is they are quite a bit easier to customize and change in more dramatic ways. Plus, you can apply these Lightroom presets to your photos with just one click!

What Is Modern Web Design in 2021? 20 Stunning Examples

Inspiration / 19 Nov 2020

What Is Modern Web Design in 2021? 20 Stunning Examples

What are the characteristics of a modern website design? It’s a pretty common question.

From clients asking at the start of web projects to designers trying to figure out how to incorporate the newest and trendy elements, figuring out what modern web design looks like is one of our greatest challenges.

The reality is that it is easy to say what modern web design is not. You know an outdated design when you see it for sure. Here, we’ve collected 20 examples of modern web designs to help shape a better idea of what it looks like.

25+ Best iPad Pro Mockups 2021 (Free & Premium)

Mockup Templates / 19 Nov 2020

25+ Best iPad Pro Mockups 2021 (Free & Premium)

There’s no better device than the iPad Pro to showcase your design with a touch of professionalism. This collection includes our picks of the absolute best free and premium iPad Pro mockups, all in one place.

Ever since its release, many creatives and professionals have fallen in love with the iPad Pro. A larger screen, Apple Pencil support, and powerful hardware make it stand out as a tablet capable of facilitating real work. As a result, digital artists and designers started using this device for everything from drawing, logo design, 3D modeling, architecture design, and more.

25+ Best Sketch Website Templates 2021

Sketch Templates / 18 Nov 2020

25+ Best Sketch Website Templates 2021

Today we bring you a collection of Sketch website templates for designing all kinds of websites and landing pages for various projects.

Designing a website takes a lot more work than one can imagine. Especially the process of crafting every component, every button, and every content block from scratch can take a lot of time and effort.

With the help of website templates, you can skip most of that heavy work and jump straight to designing your website. Website design templates come bundled with all the elements you’ll need to make a complete website, landing page, or a product page.

All you have to do is download the template, open it in Sketch, and start editing. We made sure to pick website templates from various categories. Have a look and see if you can find a template for your website project.

50+ Best Instagram Filters for Photoshop 2021

Photoshop Actions / 18 Nov 2020

50+ Best Instagram Filters for Photoshop 2021

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.

We’re also sharing our tips and advice on how to use Instagram filters in Photoshop.

30+ Inspiring Personal Portfolio Websites in 2021

Inspiration / 17 Nov 2020

30+ Inspiring Personal Portfolio Websites in 2021

I just love digging around portfolio websites for design inspiration. You can learn so much about the personality of a designer from the way a portfolio looks, and the interactions therein.

A portfolio site is also a great playground because it gives you the creative freedom you can’t always express with a normal client project.

Here, we have a roundup of personal portfolio websites that can impart a dose of instant inspiration. Explore new ideas, design trends, and themes that you can take and use in your own projects.