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10 Best Graphic Design Portfolio Examples + Templates

Inspiration / 26 Aug 2020

10 Best Graphic Design Portfolio Examples + Templates

Every designer has a portfolio that acts as their online resume. It’s what you use to win clients, show off your skills, and differentiate yourself from the other designers.

Graphic design portfolio websites usually look similar. There are elements and sections that are fairly common among them. But, there are a few who go above and beyond to make their portfolios look incredible. And wow their potential clients. This post is all about those designer portfolios.

In this list, you’ll find some of the best graphic design portfolio examples for your inspiration. As an added bonus, we also listed some graphic design portfolio templates that you can use to quickly setup a portfolio website of your own.

Vector vs. Raster: What Do I Use?

Layouts / 26 Aug 2020

Vector vs. Raster: What Do I Use?

With all of the image options and file formats out there, it can be a little overwhelming when you are choosing what file type to use (and send to clients). Compatibility is always a concern when you are working with different file types, but when it comes to graphics and images the type of computer graphic format you use is essential to how the image renders.

There are two types of digital graphics files – vector and raster. Vector images are made of hundreds of thousands of tiny lines and curves (or paths) to create an image. Raster images are composed of pixels. But how do you know what format is best for your next project?

15+ Best Lightroom Tutorials for Beginners + Pros

Lightroom Presets / 25 Aug 2020

15+ Best Lightroom Tutorials for Beginners + Pros

Adobe Lightroom is an industry-standard tool for photographers. It allows you to edit, organize, store, and share photos and works with other Adobe tools and cross-device. It isn’t that easy to get started with, and these Lightroom tutorials will give you an incredible boost.

Whether you are new to Lightroom or are looking to expand your skills, this roundup of tutorials has something for everyone.

The more beginner tutorials are at the top and progress slightly in difficulty as you move down through this post.

8 Best Code Editors for Designers in 2020 (Free & Premium)

Software / 25 Aug 2020

8 Best Code Editors for Designers in 2020 (Free & Premium)

Having at least a basic understanding of coding is an important skill that every designer should have. Knowing your way around website design, HTML, and CSS will help you stand out among other designers.

Even if you’re a graphic designer working on print designs, you’ll never know if or when you’ll land a high-paying job to design a website or even parts of a website. Having some front-end design skills will definitely help advance your career as well.

The process of learning front-end design and coding begins with finding the right code editor for you. There are a lot of different code editors out there. But, only a few that are perfect for front-end designers.

In this post, we showcase some of the best code editors you can use for front-end design and coding. There are both free code editors and premium ones as well as web-based apps. Have a look.

30+ Best Adobe XD UI Kits + Templates 2020

Adobe XD Templates / 24 Aug 2020

30+ Best Adobe XD UI Kits + Templates 2020

Today we’re bringing you a collection of some of the best Adobe XD UI kits and templates. With these templates, you can create more professional-looking designs using Adobe’s stellar UX design tool.

Adobe XD took everyone by surprise when it was released with a free plan. It wowed many user experience and user interface designers as it served as a great Sketch app alternative. Something that was much needed by the Windows users.

Adobe XD app itself has many features that make it a great tool for UX designers. However, with third-party templates, you can create so much more amazing designs. All the Adobe XD UI kits and templates in our list are proof of that.

We’re also sharing a few tips for using a UI kit in Adobe XD to get you off to a quick start.

15+ Best Adobe After Effects Tutorials

After Effects Templates / 24 Aug 2020

15+ Best Adobe After Effects Tutorials

Adobe After Effects can help you take motion graphics to the next level, but the tool isn’t always easy to use (especially if you are new to it). That’s where great tutorials come in.

From written instructions to video lessons, you can learn to do almost anything with the right set of instructions.

Here, we’ve scoured the internet for some of the best and more useful Adobe After Effects tutorials to help you make the most of the software for keying, tracking, compositing, and animation.

It’s a mix of video and written education, for beginners and pros alike!

35+ Best Premiere Pro Lower Thirds Templates

Premiere Pro Templates / 21 Aug 2020

35+ 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.

Plus, we’re sharing a few helpful tips for lower third design to give you a few design pointers!

30 Tips to Learn Web Design in 30 Days

Business / 20 Aug 2020

30 Tips to Learn Web Design in 30 Days

Is learning the basics of web design still on your “someday” list? Why haven’t you got started yet? We’ve put together 30 tips and resources to help you start learning web design this month (and maybe even find yourself a new career path!)

Graphic designers, print designers, and creatives looking to learn something new or break into website need to quit procrastinating. Every day that you don’t take that first step leaves you one day further behind everyone else!

Follow these steps to begin learning how to create your first website, industry best practices, and much more—all in 30 days!

20+ Best Free Instagram Story Templates 2020

Instagram Templates / 19 Aug 2020

20+ Best Free Instagram Story Templates 2020

Today we’re bringing you a collection of free Instagram story templates for creating more attractive and trendy stories to entertain your followers.

Instagram Stories are one of the most effective ways of communicating with your followers. Not just to stay in touch with your audience, but also to promote your products and business. In fact, almost 1.7 billion Instagram users spend time viewing Stories every day.

However, creating more attractive and unique Instagram stories daily can be difficult and time-consuming. That’s why we made this collection of templates, to help you design amazing Insta stories without an effort.

There are free Instagram story templates here for everyone from small businesses to lifestyle bloggers. Have a look and start downloading.

60+ Best Free Fonts for Designers 2020 (Serif, Script & Sans Serif)

Font Collections / 19 Aug 2020

60+ Best Free Fonts for Designers 2020 (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!

Is Your Design Inclusive? (And How to Make It More Inclusive)

UX Design / 18 Aug 2020

Is Your Design Inclusive? (And How to Make It More Inclusive)

Is your design for everyone? We talk a lot about creating with an audience in mind, but it’s important to understand that audience can identify in several ways.

Now more than ever before, it is important to create designs and visuals that are inclusive of that entire audience segment. An inclusive aesthetic will make users feel like they are part of the design and that a company, organization, or product is for them.

Inclusivity is more than just accessibility. It’s a combination of function and visual design that creates something that people identify with and want to be a part of.

It’s time to check yourself and your designs, put aside your biases and take a hard look at projects to ensure they are as all-encompassing as they can be. Let’s get started.

20+ Best Final Cut Pro Intro Templates 2020

Final Cut Pro Templates / 18 Aug 2020

20+ Best Final Cut Pro Intro Templates 2020

Crafting an attractive intro is the toughest part of making a video. However, if you’re using Final Cut Pro, you can now skip all that work and get your video made within half the time. All thanks to Final Cut Pro intro templates.

The opening scene or the intro of a video needs to be able to not only grab the attention of your audience but also to get them interested in watching the rest of the video. It’s a tough art to master, especially if you’re new to Final Cut Pro.

When using Final Cut Pro intro templates, you don’t have to worry about any of that. You can easily import a beautifully animated intro scene to your video, edit it to add your own titles and content, and export.

We rounded up some amazing intro and opener templates you can use with Final Cut Pro. You’ll find plenty of free and premium templates in the list below. Be sure to download them all.