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50+ Best After Effects Slideshow Templates 2023

After Effects Templates / 16 Jan 2023

50+ Best After Effects Slideshow Templates 2023

Adobe After Effects is one of the most popular and effective tools for making attractive motion graphics. With the ability to use pre-made templates, After Effects can be a powerful tool even at the hands of a beginner.

Especially when making wedding photo album videos, presentations, and promotional campaigns, After Effects is quite useful in turning ordinary photos and videos into gorgeously animated slideshows.

To help you find inspiration, we handpicked a collection of After Effects slideshow templates you can use to easily make professional motion graphics without an effort.

All you have to do is edit the template and drop the images into the placeholders.

How to Be a Freelance Graphic Designer in 2023: A 10 Step Plan

Business / 16 Jan 2023

How to Be a Freelance Graphic Designer in 2023: A 10 Step Plan

Do you have dreams of ditching your day job and becoming a full-time freelance graphic designer? Start putting your plan in motion.

Most freelancers start with graphic design as a side hustle, but with determination, business planning, and a solid work ethic, you can build as much business as you want to create a sustainable career.

Here are 10 steps to help you get started. (Trust me, I’ve tested them all in my decade as a freelancer!)

Emailvalidation: Automate Processes With an Easy Email Validation API

Reviews / 16 Jan 2023

Emailvalidation: Automate Processes With an Easy Email Validation API

Do you want to ensure that your email lists are clean and verified? emailvalidation is flexible and reliable API that can help to take that burden away from you (and do a great job of it at the same time!)

Whether you are trying to validate a single email address, or an excel file containing thousands of addresses, emailvalidation can help. It’s packed with integrations, and is fully GDPR complaint as well.

Here’s a look at the tool, and how it might work for you.

55+ iMac Mockup PSDs, Photos & Vectors 2023

Mockup Templates / 15 Jan 2023

55+ iMac Mockup PSDs, Photos & Vectors 2023

The iconic iMac can provide a beautiful surround in which to display your work. And the web is filled with some amazing iMac mockup graphics which make it easy to drop in your own design.

Whether your project relates to design or business, a high-quality mockup is always useful to showcase your work. Today, we have tracked down 40+ brilliant iMac mockup templates, all of which are easy to manipulate and edit.

These mockups are a mixture of Photoshop templates, Illustrator vector files and even stock photos (many are free, and some cost a few dollars). Plus, we’ve also included an option to generate your own mockup from scratch with a few clicks.

Just pick the type of file that you need, and you’ll be all set!

50+ Best Free After Effects Templates 2023

After Effects Templates / 15 Jan 2023

50+ Best Free After Effects Templates 2023

After Effects is one of the best tools that supercharges the post-production process of video editing. And using After Effects templates is a secret trick most video editors use to make great videos.

If you’re still not using After Effects templates, you’re missing out on some of the best uses of the software. We rounded up some amazing and free templates to show you why.

You don’t always have to look for premium After Effect templates to create amazing videos. Sometimes a simple free After Effects template is enough to make your small personal projects look more professional.

In this post, we share some of the best free After Effect templates for creating all kinds of openers, title scenes, slideshows, and much more. Feel free to download and try them all! (And explore one or two premium files to compare these as well!)

25+ Best Marker Fonts for Creative Typography 2023

Font Collections / 14 Jan 2023

25+ Best Marker Fonts for Creative Typography 2023

When it comes to adding a creative touch to your typography designs, a marker font goes a long way to make your designs look more original and hand-crafted.

Marker fonts, however, are more than just about that handmade look. They also help show your personality as well as the fun and relaxed side of your brand.

We found a collection of awesome marker fonts that have all those qualities. You’ll find all kinds of marker fonts with different styles here that are suitable for everything from creative personal projects to business branding designs.

There are a few free marker fonts in there as well. Have a look.

30+ Black Texture Background Graphics 2023

Background Textures / 14 Jan 2023

30+ Black Texture Background Graphics 2023

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.

Best Free T-Shirt Design Software in 2023

Software / 14 Jan 2023

Best Free T-Shirt Design Software in 2023

When it comes to designing a shirt, you have two primary options – design it yourself using graphic design tools such as Adobe Illustrator or use software made for the job. The good news is that there are plenty of free t-shirt design software options to consider!

There are a growing number of platforms that specialize in t-shirt design and can help you create something that people will want to wear. Some of these tools integrate with a t-shirt sales portal as well, making the process even easier.

Here, we’re going to look at some of the best free t-shirt design software options available and how you can make these tools work for you.

45+ Best Free Photoshop Brushes 2023

Photoshop Brushes / 13 Jan 2023

45+ Best Free Photoshop Brushes 2023

If you’re a professional designer or an illustrator who use Photoshop for design work you’ll find this collection of free Photoshop brushes quite valuable.

With the right set of brushes, you can go beyond your imagination to create unique graphic designs, illustrations, effects, backgrounds, and so much more using Photoshop. Of course, you don’t always have to pay to get the best brushes.

We scoured the web to find the best free Photoshop brushes and divided them into a few popular categories. Have a look.

5 Logos We’d Love to See Redesigned in 2023 (And Why)

How to Design a Logo / 13 Jan 2023

5 Logos We’d Love to See Redesigned in 2023 (And Why)

Sometimes a logo just doesn’t work. It happens to everyone from startups to major brands. (You’ll definitely know when you see these logos.) Maybe it’s too complex. Maybe it’s too generic and similar to other logos. Or maybe it’s just not dating in a timeless way.

So, we collected five logos from established brands that we think are in need of a redesign this year!

See if you agree with our takes on these marks. Logos are famously subjective—you might have a completely different opinion!

60+ Best Food & Drink Menu Templates 2023

Inspiration / 13 Jan 2023

60+ Best Food & Drink Menu Templates 2023

Using a pre-made menu template can be a great starting point for your restaurant or cafe. This is our collection of the best food and drink menu templates out there, to give you some delicious inspiration!

If you’re a restaurant owner or a designer working for the food industry, it can be helpful to start with a template (rather than beginning from scratch). These menu templates are easy to customize and can be a lifesaver in situations where you have to meet a tight deadline.

Most of these cover a full three-course menu, along with separate wine and coffee templates. All starting from just a couple of dollars!

We’ve also curated a list of menu design tips, to help you out with your menu project.

40+ Best Logo Reveal Templates for After Effects 2023

After Effects Templates / 12 Jan 2023

40+ Best Logo Reveal Templates for After Effects 2023

The logo reveal scene, or the logo stinger, is arguably the most important part of any video. Whether it’s a YouTube video, a social media promo, or a corporate video, the way you reveal your branding help leave a lasting impression on your audience.

It usually takes a lot of experience and effort to design a creative logo stinger in After Effects. But, thanks to logo reveal templates, you can now add a unique logo stinger to your own videos almost instantly.

We found some amazing After Effects logo reveal templates to show you how easy it is to design a logo stinger without an effort. There are both free and premium templates in the collection.

Go have a look and start downloading.