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Photography Business Cards: 20 Templates & Ideas
Inspiration / 10 Jul 2018

Photography Business Cards: 20 Templates & Ideas

Business cards play a key role in a photographer’s career. They are an important element, helping you represent yourself and your work to potential clients. When you’re covering an event or a photoshoot, you can hand out your photography business card to others—and ask them to keep you in mind for their own special occasion.

Of course, boring black and white business cards won’t cut it for photographers. You need a business card with an attractive, vibrant design to impress people with your creative abilities. And to showcase your photography!

This collection includes some of the best business card templates for photographers that are easy to edit and customize. Best of luck on your journey as a photographer, and we hope one of these business card designs helps you land your next gig.

40+ Best Photoshop Actions of 2018
Inspiration / 10 Jul 2018

40+ Best Photoshop Actions of 2018

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.

80s Fonts: A Retro Typographic Trend (+ Examples)
Trends / 9 Jul 2018

80s Fonts: A Retro Typographic Trend (+ Examples)

Everything about my childhood seems to be cool again. The Netflix hit Stranger Things seriously evokes feelings of the 1980s, people are buying classic Nintendo game consoles again, and everything 80s is totally rad, even when it comes to design projects.

And what makes that 80s connection quickly? It’s typography. This decade definitely had a pretty distinct feel. We’re taking a look at the 80s retro font trend with plenty of great typographic options for your projects.

25+ Real-Life Tools for Web Designers and Developers
Inspiration / 9 Jul 2018

25+ Real-Life Tools for Web Designers and Developers

There are countless resources for web designers and developers on the market, but which stand out? We’ve tried to pick some that are new and interesting, based on our experience with web designers and developers.

Below you’ll find short reviews and recommendations of real-life tools for web designers and developers. There are WordPress themes, website builders, design bundles and many more links that we hope you’ll find useful for your next project!

100+ iPad Mockup PSD & PNG Templates
Inspiration / 6 Jul 2018

100+ iPad Mockup PSD & PNG Templates

Using an iPad mockup template is a great way to display your latest and greatest responsive website design or app interface. We’ve collected our favorite free iPad mockups, and a few premium options, to get you started.

We’ve scoured the web to find over a hundred different tablet and iPad mockups, in all shapes and sizes, that can make your app or website interface stand out. They vary between photograph-based PSD iPad mockups, PNG templates, or vectors that can scale to any size. Some are free, some cost a few dollars, but all of them are rather lovely!

20 Bold & Free Script Fonts
Typography / 5 Jul 2018

20 Bold & Free Script Fonts

Today we’re featuring some of the best free script fonts from across the web. We’ve hand-picked bold script fonts with impact, that can be a stand-out choice for your next project.

Fonts don’t always need to be expensive. In fact, it’s hard to believe that the fonts in this collection are actually free to use. We handpicked these bold script fonts from all around the web, so be sure to check the license and attribution details before using them with your client and commercial projects.

How to Become a UX Designer
UX Design / 4 Jul 2018

How to Become a UX Designer

So you think you want to be a UX designer? But maybe you don’t know exactly where to start. Whether you are a student thinking about the future, or in the midst of your design career looking to make a change, the process is pretty similar.

If you put in the work and time, you can develop your skills and start doing more UX work. Today we’re exploring what a UX designer does, along with tips, ideas, and suggestions for how to start out on your journey to becoming a UX designer.

15+ Google Slides Templates for Teachers
Inspiration / 3 Jul 2018

15+ Google Slides Templates for Teachers

In this collection, we’re featuring some of the best Google Slides templates for teachers and educators. You can use these templates to quickly create a great-looking educational presentation with Google Slides.

Since Google Slides is a web-based app, slideshows are much easier to share with students. As a result, many teachers use the app to create slideshow presentations for various teaching needs. Unfortunately, Google Slides only offers a limited number of pre-designed templates and most of them are designed for businesses.

We’ve scoured the web for some of the best Google Slides templates with elements for creating slideshows for the classroom. These templates are from Envato Elements, which allows you to download all these templates and more for a single price — a great deal for teachers and educators!

15 Best Moodle Themes of 2018
Inspiration / 3 Jul 2018

15 Best Moodle Themes of 2018

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!

The 10 Best Photoshop Alternatives for Mac (2018)
Software / 2 Jul 2018

The 10 Best Photoshop Alternatives for Mac (2018)

You don’t have to use Adobe Photoshop on your Mac to edit images like a pro. There are plenty of Photoshop alternatives for Mac that you can download or use in-browser to create just the right images and graphics for your projects. And some of them are completely free!

None of these are necessarily one-size-fits-all solutions. Each tool tends to serve a specific purpose; Do you want to edit online or on a desktop? Are you editing photos or multiple file types? Is all the work for web or will images get printed?

Here’s a list of the best Photoshop alternatives for Mac in 2018, but not in any particular order. Have a read through to find the one that’s right for you.

Freesumes: Free Resumes, Beautifully Designed
Reviews / 2 Jul 2018

Freesumes: Free Resumes, Beautifully Designed

Planning on applying for a new job? Struggling to land a job interview? Then what you need is a professionally designed resume. Today we’re reviewing Freesumes, a free source of professional and stylish resume templates to help you stand out.

Landing a job interview is the most difficult part of the entire job searching process. According to surveys, an average job opening receives about 250 resumes. But, only four to six candidates actually get called for an interview.

Your resume is the most important item that will help you land an interview for your dream job. Unfortunately, designing a resume with a professional and a creative design is not something most people excel at.

As a result, many people end up using the same default resume templates that comes preloaded with MS Word and fail to stand out from the crowd. Freesumes aims to fix this problem by providing you with an incredible selection of unique resume templates for creating winning resumes.

100+ Best Modern Serif Fonts
Inspiration / 29 Jun 2018

100+ Best Modern Serif Fonts

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

Today, we have gathered more than 100 of the best serif fonts that you can quickly start using in your work. You’ll be amazed at what a difference they can make to your design project, compared to the more generic system fonts that get all too commonly used. There’s nothing like a distinct serif typeface to really set your layout apart, and create something beautiful.