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50+ iPad Mockup PSD & PNG Templates

Inspiration / 13 Feb 2020

50+ 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!

How to Book, Plan + Attend a Design Conference Like a Pro

Business / 12 Feb 2020

How to Book, Plan + Attend a Design Conference Like a Pro

A design conference is a great way to recharge, refresh, and develop new skills to make you better at your job. But planning for attending a conference can be a little bit intimidating.

So here, we’re going to break it down. You can book, plan, and attend a design conference like a pro – even if you are going for the first time – with these tips.

We’re covering everything from planning and booking, to mapping out a session plan, what to bring, and some tips on what to do after the event as well!

10 Presentation Design Mistakes to Avoid (With Examples)

Software / 11 Feb 2020

10 Presentation Design Mistakes to Avoid (With Examples)

One of the most important aspects of a successful presentation is designing an effective slideshow. Unfortunately, it’s also a part most professionals often neglect or don’t pay attention to.

This is why most of the bad presentation designs share a pattern. They are usually made using the default PowerPoint templates. They use the same default fonts as every other presentation. They also include terrible stock photos. And try to stuff as much information as possible into a single slide.

We noticed all these mistakes and more while exploring some of the most popular presentations on SlideShare. They were slideshows with thousands and even millions of views. But, they were riddled with mistakes and flaws.

In this guide, we show you how these mistakes can be harmful as well as give you tips on how to avoid them. Of course, we made sure to include some examples as well.

20+ Best Logo Animations for After Effects

Inspiration / 11 Feb 2020

20+ Best Logo Animations for After Effects

In this collection, we share some of the best logo animation templates you can use to create an attractive logo reveal with just a few clicks using Adobe After Effects.

Almost every branded video on YouTube starts with a logo reveal. It’s a great way to establish authority and promote your brand to the audience. There are a few different ways you can also add a logo reveal animation in your own videos.

The easy route is to use a default animation in After Effects and create a basic logo animation. Or, you can use a template and create a logo reveal animation that stands out from the crowd. One that makes your videos instantly recognizable.

Even if you’re not an expert video editor, you can use templates to create professional logo animations using After Effects without an effort. For starters, have a look at the animation templates below.

30+ Best Watercolor Background Textures

Inspiration / 10 Feb 2020

30+ Best Watercolor Background Textures

Using watercolor backgrounds and textures, with a watercolor painting effect, is a trend that took the world of design by surprise. These unique, colorful backgrounds can work beautifully with typography and simple design elements to give any design a fun edge.

The background is an important part of any design project. Whether it’s a website design, an app, graphic, or even a slideshow, the background is the foundation that helps you highlight the core content of a design. Which is why should always be careful when choosing a background for your designs.

To show you how great these backgrounds can look, we’ve handpicked a set of the best watercolor backgrounds and textures you can use for various kinds of projects — all of which can be downloaded and used in your own projects!

The 8 Best Photoshop Alternatives for Windows (2020)

Software / 10 Feb 2020

The 8 Best Photoshop Alternatives for Windows (2020)

Looking for a faster and better alternative to Adobe Photoshop? While Photoshop has been a standard for years, that’s starting to change with plenty of new tools for Windows that make easy work of photo editing. Many of these new tools include smart functions that will speed up workflows.

The best Photoshop alternatives pack in just the features you need without a lot of fluff you won’t use. Here’s a list of the best Photoshop alternatives for Windows in 2020.

Take note of special features to find the one that’s right for you.

50+ Best PowerPoint Templates of 2020

Inspiration / 7 Feb 2020

50+ Best PowerPoint Templates of 2020

The key to winning your audience is a perfectly designed PowerPoint presentation. Whether you’re speaking at a conference, pitching to an investor, or talking about sales projections at a business meeting, this collection of the best PowerPoint templates will help you speak to your audience.

The way you design your PowerPoint slides will play a key role in the success of your presentation. You need to use the right colors in your slides, structure the content for readability, and visualize data with charts and graphs to deliver a compelling presentation.

It usually takes hours to design a great PowerPoint presentation. But, you don’t have to go through all that trouble. We’ve found some of the best new PowerPoint templates you can use to quickly set up a professional presentation slideshow within a few minutes.

We’ve also collated some helpful tips for choosing a PowerPoint template, and key advice for giving a successful presentation, and Powerpoint Template FAQs to help get you started!

Choosing the Best Font for PowerPoint: 10 Tips & Examples

Typography / 6 Feb 2020

Choosing the Best Font for PowerPoint: 10 Tips & Examples

There’s a fine art to creating a great PowerPont presentation that wows. With so many tricks and features in this little bit of software, it’s more likely to see a bad presentation than a good one (and you don’t want to be that person!)

While there are a lot of factors that contribute to the overall design, choosing a suitable font for PowerPoint is near the top of the list. The audience needs to be able to read the words on the screen with ease, to ensure that your presentation is as effective as possible.

So how do you do it? Where do you start when choosing a font for PowerPoint? We have 10 tips for you with a few examples of PowerPoint slides (and templates) that will impress your audience.

20 Stylish Resume Color Schemes

Graphics / 4 Feb 2020

20 Stylish Resume Color Schemes

Resume design can be a funny thing. Where’s the line between too little color and too much? We’re featuring 20 resume color schemes (with stunning examples) to help give you some ideas.

Personally, I believe it is a balance between showing off your personality and design style in relation to the job you are applying for. So, you might have a couple of resume designs, depending on who you are sending them to.

Another factor is printing. Are you going with a design that requires professional printing or are you doing it yourself? Think about all these things as you peruse these stylish resume color schemes for inspiration. (Note: Mixes are provided in HEX, but if you plan to print, make sure to use CMYK color.)

Airline Logos: The 20 Best and Worst Examples

Inspiration / 4 Feb 2020

Airline Logos: The 20 Best and Worst Examples

The best way to learn logo design is to learn from the very best and the worst. In this case study, we explore some of the best airline logos as well as a few terrible logo designs, to help you learn the right way to design a logo and the mistakes to avoid.

Why airline logos? Well, it’s all about branding. Incorporating a brand identity into a logo design is the main part of logo design. It plays a key role in making the logo more appealing to its target audience.

Airlines usually target and serve various audiences. As a result, they are also challenged with designing a logo that appeals to all audiences around the world. This makes airline logos a great source for learning how to properly craft a logo that effectively promotes the brand.

Let’s start by checking out some of the best logos made by airlines.

20+ Best Free Business Card Templates (Fully Printable)

Inspiration / 4 Feb 2020

20+ Best Free Business Card Templates (Fully Printable)

In this collection, we bring you some of the best free business card templates for easily printing a few business cards by yourself to promote your services and business.

Whether you’re a freelancer attending a local event or promoting a small business, you’ll find plenty of great templates in this list.

If you want to look more professional, we recommend using a premium business card template with a unique design. However, if you’re low on budget or simply printing a few cards at home for a small event, a free template will also help get the job done.

You can find many free business card templates all over the Internet, but ones with professional designs are hard to come by. We did all the work of finding them for you. Have a look.

30+ Best Photoshop Watercolor Brushes (Free & Premium)

Inspiration / 3 Feb 2020

30+ Best Photoshop Watercolor Brushes (Free & Premium)

Watercolor design is a popular trend, not just used in digital backgrounds, but also in greeting card and wedding invitation designs. In this post, we’re sharing the best Photoshop watercolor brushes for creating your own unique watercolor designs.

If you’ve been looking for a way to make designs look more vibrant with colors, using a watercolor-themed design is the best way to get that job done. Of course, you can’t create an authentic watercolor effect with just any Photoshop brush. You need brushes that have been handcrafted with watercolor strokes and swashes.

We’ve found a collection of watercolor-themed Photoshop brushes created by professionals, most of which include brushes based on real paintbrush strokes. Feel free to download and experiment!