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35+ Best Pages Resume & CV Templates 2021

CV & Resume Templates / 24 May 2021

35+ Best Pages Resume & CV Templates 2021

If you’re using Apple Pages to design your CV or resume, this is a great handpicked collection of resume templates to get you started fast. Some of these cost a few dollars, and some are completely free!

Did you know that 98% of all resumes received for a job gets eliminated during the initial screening process? This means you only have a 2% chance of getting through to the interview stage.

As you can imagine, the design and the content of your resume play a crucial role in helping you get the attention of the hiring managers and have a chance at landing an interview. Your resume is the one thing that may help you get your dream job.

Luckily, you don’t have to be a designer to make a professional resume. You can simply download a pre-designed resume template and easily edit to make it your own.

8 Ways to Design Clever Error Messages

Accessibility / 24 May 2021

8 Ways to Design Clever Error Messages

Question: What happens when someone gets lost on your website or when someone stumbles upon a bad link or missing content?

Answer: They get to see your 404 page.

Now here’s the real question: Is that 404 page a well-designed Easter egg that will help users on their journey or did you forget to add design or informational elements?

Clever error messages and 404 pages are a website design art form. Some designers sneak these little nuggets in, to surprise and delight users. One thing is common, good error microcopy and design can actually help users connect with the content when they might otherwise bounce, making it important to use this element to your advantage.

Border Design: 8 Tips & Modern Examples

Graphics / 21 May 2021

Border Design: 8 Tips & Modern Examples

Graphic designers have been using borders for as long as they have been designing things. And they’re a fun element to play with. We’re taking a look at eight border design concepts (most of them you can actually download as project starters), along with tips for usage and some examples that you can try in projects.

Sometimes a great border can help separate your design for other elements, such as around the perimeter of an ad. Other times, a border can serve as an element to help break up different parts of a design, or frame messaging or content.

While borders are most frequently thought about in terms of print design, they can be a valuable digital design tool as well. A good border defines a space so that users know where a design begins and ends. (Pretty simple, right?)

50+ Best Lightroom Presets for Portraits (Free & Pro) 2021

Lightroom Presets / 21 May 2021

50+ Best Lightroom Presets for Portraits (Free & Pro) 2021

You don’t have to be a pro photographer or a graphic designer to optimize and enhance your portrait photos. With the right Adobe Lightroom preset for portraits, you can apply stunning effects, all by yourself.

In this collection, we feature the best Lightroom presets available for quickly optimizing your portrait photos, selfies, wedding photos, and family photos.

Using these Lightroom presets for portraits, you can enhance your photos like a pro by applying effects instantly (and even customize them to your preference with ease). And don’t forget to read through our tips for using presets on portrait photos for helpful advice on how to integrate them into your workflow!

50+ Best Photoshop Actions & Effects of 2021

Photoshop Actions / 20 May 2021

50+ Best Photoshop Actions & Effects of 2021

Adobe Photoshop Actions are a great feature of the app, allowing you to create a process or workflow, record how it worked, and then easily repeat the process again for other photographs or design elements.

Today we’ve collected some of the best Photoshop actions out there, for photographers and graphic designers alike.

They cost just a few dollars but give you an incredibly powerful toolkit to easily repeat complex and intricate processes.

20+ Best Greeting Card Templates for Word, Photoshop, & Illustrator

Inspiration / 20 May 2021

20+ Best Greeting Card Templates for Word, Photoshop, & Illustrator

Today we’re bringing you a collection of greeting card templates covering various occasions. If you’ve waited until the last minute to find a greeting card for a birthday, holiday, or valentine’s day, no need to panic. These templates will help you avoid getting into trouble.

With the busy lives we’re living it’s normal to forget about a special event until it’s just around the corner. Thanks to pre-made templates, you no longer have to go to a shop to find the perfect greeting card. You can print it yourself.

With these templates, you can customize and design unique greeting cards to make your loved ones feel truly special. Have a look.

50+ Best Condensed & Narrow Fonts of 2021

Font Collections / 19 May 2021

50+ Best Condensed & Narrow Fonts of 2021

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, but our tips for choosing and working with condensed and narrow fonts will help get you off to a great start!

50+ Best Free Keynote Templates 2021

Keynote Templates / 19 May 2021

50+ Best Free Keynote Templates 2021

Today we’re bringing you a collection of the best free Keynote templates for making all kinds of presentation slideshows, including business, creative, agency, and startup pitch decks.

Keynote is a great tool for making effective presentations. But, let’s face it, when it comes to the default templates included, your options are limited. Luckily you can still download and use Keynote templates made by other designers. For this collection, we handpicked some of the best free Keynote templates just for you.

Sure, these templates might not have the polish of premium Keynote templates you can spend a few dollars on. But, for the very low price of free, these will give you more than enough to design a stand-out slideshow.

25+ Best Outline Fonts 2021

Font Collections / 18 May 2021

25+ Best Outline Fonts 2021

If you’re working on a poster, flyer, or greeting card design, an outline font is a great choice for adding titles and headlines that attract attention. In this post, we’re featuring some of the best outline fonts you can use in not only print designs but in digital graphic designs as well.

Unlike most other types of fonts, an outline font is easily recognizable. Just as the name suggests, an outline font features a character design that only consists of outlines without a fill. These fonts are widely used to create attractive titles and headlines. They are also used in logo and stationery designs as well.

This collection includes a mixed collection of outline fonts you can use in various types of professional, decorative, and business graphic designs. Take a look and see if you can find an outline font that suits your project (and be sure to read through our tips for using outline fonts for some more helpful pointers!)

What Is Rapid Prototyping & Why Use It? (+ 5 Best Tools)

UX Design / 18 May 2021

What Is Rapid Prototyping & Why Use It? (+ 5 Best Tools)

Rapid prototyping is one of the most important segments of the product development process. It’s what ultimately decides how your product will perform and how it will be received by the end-user.

Whether you’re working on a mobile app or website design, rapid prototyping should be part of your project. It will help you avoid catastrophic product launches as well as avoid the embarrassment of delivering a broken design to your clients.

In this guide, we take a quick look at what rapid prototyping is all about and how it can be beneficial for your projects. We’ll also suggest a few great rapid prototyping tools for you to use.

25+ Black Texture Background Graphics 2021

Background Textures / 18 May 2021

25+ Black Texture Background Graphics 2021

Looking for a minimalist, dark, or black texture background to highlight the contents of your design? We’ve got you covered.

Using minimal and dark texture backgrounds is an increasingly popular background design trend. Mainly because a black background allows you to highlight text and content, grab attention, and to show off professionalism. Especially when it comes to web design, dark texture backgrounds make it easier to craft header images that highlight titles and text.

Whether you’re designing a luxury brand website, working on a PowerPoint presentation, a logo mockup, or even just looking for a set of cool desktop backgrounds, this collection has them all.

100+ Best Free Fonts for Designers 2021 (Serif, Script & Sans Serif)

Font Collections / 17 May 2021

100+ Best Free Fonts for Designers 2021 (Serif, Script & Sans Serif)

We’re amazed at the number, and quality, of free fonts available today. Designers have an incredible choice of free fonts to choose from. So whether you’re looking for a serif, script, or sans-serif font, today’s collection of the best free fonts for designers has you covered!

Utilizing a great-looking font is a key part of making any type of design look more professional. Of course, you don’t always have to use premium fonts to achieve that same level of professionalism. If you can’t afford to spend money on premium fonts to make your designs look great, you can always turn to one of the thousands of free fonts.

This collection includes the best free script fonts, serif fonts, sans-serif fonts, decorative fonts, and much more to match any kind of design project you’re working on. Go ahead, scroll down and start downloading. Most font are free, with a few premium options mixed in if you’re looking for something that really stands out.

You can scroll to the bottom for our top font picks for each different font style!