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How to Find the Right Name for Your Small Business

Reviews / 12 Mar 2019

How to Find the Right Name for Your Small Business

One of the toughest challenges for a startup can be actually coming up with a great name – and website domain – for the business.

While the brainstorming process can be a lot of fun for some, it can also get taxing. Using a tool to facilitate the process can help. That’s where a tool like Business Name Generator can come in.

Here’s a look at the tool and how it could help your small business or startup.

15+ Best Premiere Pro Lower Thirds Templates

Inspiration / 12 Mar 2019

15+ Best Premiere Pro Lower Thirds Templates

Lower thirds are an important part of many different types of videos. Especially in news segments, interviews, and even in YouTube videos, a properly placed lower third help add more context to your videos. We’ve hand-picked the best Premiere Pro lower thirds templates to get you off to a great start.

Even though a lower third seems like a simple object that anyone can create, it takes some creative thinking and visual effects to make a lower third that actually makes your videos look more professional. If you take a careful look at some of the best-edited videos on YouTube (or even a news segment on a TV channel), you’ll notice how they include lower-thirds that feature attractive effects that blend in with the video seamlessly.

You don’t have to be an expert video editor to create that type of lower-thirds. We’ve found a collection of professional and creative Premiere Pro lower third templates you can download and customize as your own to add better lower-thirds to your videos. Have a look.

Phones Keep Getting Larger: Here’s How to Design for Them

Mobile / 11 Mar 2019

Phones Keep Getting Larger: Here’s How to Design for Them

Phones keep getting ever-larger, there’s no denying it. Looking back at the original iPhone today, it seems incredulously small. But large phones come with new design considerations and requirements. Let’s dive into them.

The highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S10 5G comes out later this year. If your website design ready for it? The phone will feature a massive 6.7-inch display — the iPhone XS Max comes in at 6.5 inches, and many common devices are 5.5 inches or larger – making it important that you are creating something that renders well on what we used to call “phablets.”

Here are a few considerations to keep in mind when it comes to designing for phone screens that just seem to keep getting bigger.

9 Key Logo Design Trends of 2019

Inspiration / 11 Mar 2019

9 Key Logo Design Trends of 2019

Need a new logo? Whether you’re starting from scratch or just planning a tweak to a current mark, understanding shifts in logo design trends can help you create a design with a modern touch.

The big 2019 theme in logo design is to create something that’s just a little bit different. With so many new websites and brands and companies coming online almost every day, it’s no wonder that logos are trending toward designs that stand out.

Here’s a look at a few logo design trends for 2019, and how you can make them work for you (and while you’re at it, be sure to look through our full guide on how to design a logo!)

50+ Best Keynote Templates of 2019

Inspiration / 8 Mar 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!

20+ Best Fun, Creative PowerPoint Templates

Inspiration / 7 Mar 2019

20+ Best Fun, Creative PowerPoint Templates

One of the best ways to captivate your audience during a presentation or a speech is to make your PowerPoint slideshow more fun and attractive.

In this post, we’re featuring some of the best fun and creative PowerPoint templates you can use to ensure you keep your audience fully engaged throughout your presentation.

You can easily edit and customize these templates to make all kinds of presentations, including slideshows for kids, creative events, marketing, startups, and more.

After Effects vs. Premiere: What’s the Difference?

Software / 6 Mar 2019

After Effects vs. Premiere: What’s the Difference?

Video has likely become an important part of your website design or marketing strategy. From video hero images to short YouTube videos that help explain a product or service, video is a growing aspect of design.

Have you been asked to edit, create or adjust video for a client yet? Chances are it will happen. Here, we’re going to look at two popular video tools from Adobe to help you get a crash course what tool is best to use for video projects – Adobe After Effects or Premiere?

How to Use & Install Photoshop Actions

Graphics / 6 Mar 2019

How to Use & Install Photoshop Actions

If you aren’t taking advantage of Photoshop actions for editing and image effects, you’re missing out on one of Photoshop’s best features. Here, we’ll take you through how to use Photoshop Actions, and the best steps to install and apply them in seconds.

Photoshop actions can save you time when it comes to repeated tasks, and condense entire paths of editing into a single click. (While it might sound too good to be true, Photoshop actions are a very real thing.) We’ve previously hand-picked the best Photoshop actions out there, and today we’re explaining how to use them!

40+ Best Fonts for Logo Design

Inspiration / 5 Mar 2019

40+ Best Fonts for Logo Design

Crafting the perfect logo often takes a lot of hard work and time. You have to come up with a design outline, pick the right colors, and find the perfect logo font to match the branding. Don’t worry. We’re here to make that process a bit easier for you.

No need to spend hours surfing the web to find a great font for your logo design, we’ve already picked the best ones for you. Have a look at this handpicked collection of the best logo fonts and choose the one that works best for your project!

Are you in the middle of a logo design project? Don’t forget to check out our in-depth guide on how to design a logo!

20+ Best After Effects Intro Templates

Inspiration / 5 Mar 2019

20+ Best After Effects Intro Templates

Even expert designers and video editors need a helping hand sometimes. In this collection, we’re featuring some of the best After Effects intro templates for quickly making modern and effective intro scenes, logo reveals, and openers for all kinds of videos.

These templates can also be easily customized to your preference by changing colors, fonts, and images to make them fit perfectly in your videos.

Whether you’re looking for an intro scene for a YouTube video, a corporate video, branding video, or even a wedding video album, below you’ll find templates to fit all your needs!

10 Tips for Designing Logos That Don’t Suck

Inspiration / 4 Mar 2019

10 Tips for Designing Logos That Don’t Suck

So you’re designing a logo. It sounds like an easy enough task, right? Draw a circle, type in the company name and you’re done (I’ve literally heard a designer suggest that very process). Unfortunately, if you’re really worth the money the client is paying you, there’s a lot more to it than that.

There are a million people in the logo design industry today dishing out crappy logos in bulk for crowdsourcing sites. How do you as a serious professional stand out from the crowd and produce quality logos that don’t suck? Read on to find out.

Are you in the middle of a logo design project? Don’t forget to check out our in-depth guide on how to design a logo!

Choosing a Resume + Cover Letter Font? 10 Tips & Examples

Typography / 4 Mar 2019

Choosing a Resume + Cover Letter Font? 10 Tips & Examples

What is the best font for your resume? It’s not a loaded question. Too often people over think typography choices for resumes or cover letters because they think the type has to look “designed.” The reality is that it just needs to be highly readable.

So where do you start? Today, we’ve got ten great options to help you choose a readable, well-designed typeface to help your resume or cover letter stand out.

All these fonts stand out from the crowd, while also keeping your resume clear, classy, and readable!