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30+ Best High-Quality Photoshop & Illustrator Brushes

Inspiration / 8 Oct 2019

30+ Best High-Quality Photoshop & Illustrator Brushes

We’ve put together a collection of our favorite, high-quality Photoshop and Illustrator brushes, to help you put the perfect finishing touch on your next design.

A Photoshop or Illustrator brush is, at its simplest, exactly what you’d expect — a way to draw a particular line or style in a Photoshop or Illustrator document. Click, drag, and paint like you’re using a brush! But in practice, brushes can be used for so much more. From textures and patterns to lighting and stylish effects, the versatility shown in these examples will give a great idea of what’s possible with a top-notch brush pack!

We’ve also covered off some Illustrator & Photoshop brush FAQs to help answer some common questions.

20+ Best Photoshop Filters + Plugins 2019 (+ How to Use Them)

Inspiration / 8 Oct 2019

20+ Best Photoshop Filters + Plugins 2019 (+ How to Use Them)

If you’re looking for unique Photoshop filters to turn your photos into artwork, you’ve come to the right place. In this post, we feature a collection of the best Photoshop filters and plugins you can use to add various effects to photos.

There are many benefits to using Photoshop filters. They are quite useful in crafting creative graphic designs such as posters, flyers, logos, and much more. While Photoshop itself comes with a set of default filters they don’t offer much value. Thankfully there are many filters you can download from third-party sources.

Using the Photoshop filters on our list, you can extend the functionality of Photoshop and create unique effects more easily.

Simplify Scraping Jobs With Scrapestack API

Reviews / 7 Oct 2019

Simplify Scraping Jobs With Scrapestack API

There are plenty of scenarios where you need to scrape and collect data from across the web. An API can take a lot of the work out of this chore for you so that you don’t have to handle it (with IP blocks, CAPTCHAs, and a huge amount of manual work on your own).

scrapestack is an API solution that can scrape webpages around the world in the blink of an eye, to power information on your website, database, research project, or product.

Here’s a look at how to use this tool and how to make it work for you.

20+ Best Illustrator Logo Templates

Inspiration / 7 Oct 2019

20+ Best Illustrator Logo Templates

So you need a logo right now? That’s where an Illustrator logo template can come in handy. A logo template is often a kit of pieces to build a vector logo with a few tweaks—such as changing colors or fonts. These are our top picks!

Some of the better logo template options might include multiple elements in a file that you can piece together for a design that’s a little more custom.

Logo templates are best for small, quick projects that need something cost-effective and visually pleasing. While a logo template won’t give you all the flexibility and design choices as a custom logo, they create a significantly less expensive option. (Which can be great if you have some design skills and an idea of what you want your logo to look like.)

Just make sure when you are hunting for that perfect logo template, that you find a vector set to work with. Adobe Illustrator files are the most common and will give you the tools you need to create a design that will work at any size when you are finished making the logo design.

Here are 20 of the best Adobe Illustrator logo templates we could track down, as well as a few helpful tips for using an Illustrator logo template.

8 Things to Stop Doing With Typography (Right Now!)

Typography / 7 Oct 2019

8 Things to Stop Doing With Typography (Right Now!)

Good typography is an art that shouldn’t be messed with too much. Letterforms flow together to form words and phrases that are readable and have subtle visual meaning.

But if you aren’t careful, it’s easy to ruin typographic beauty in an instant.

If you have slipped into any of these design traps, this is the time to stop doing anything on this list to type and clean up your design pieces. (Your portfolio will thank you.)

20+ Best Outline Fonts

Inspiration / 4 Oct 2019

20+ Best Outline Fonts

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!)

13+ Best PowerPoint Roadmap Templates

Inspiration / 4 Oct 2019

13+ Best PowerPoint Roadmap Templates

If you’re working on a product or business roadmap presentation, we have handpicked some of the best PowerPoint roadmap templates you can use to design a killer slideshow for your presentation.

A roadmap presentation is one of the most effective methods of detailing the past, present, and future for product and business development.

Using a PowerPoint roadmap template will make the process of designing the slideshow much easier as they come packed with timelines, tables, infographics, icons, and much more to make your presentation look more professional.

Our collection of PowerPoint roadmap templates should have the perfect design for your presentation, along with a few helpful tips for creating a roadmap in PowerPoint.

30+ Best Isometric Mockup Templates

Inspiration / 3 Oct 2019

30+ Best Isometric Mockup Templates

Are you looking for a unique way to present your designs to your clients? Then these isometric mockup templates can give your designs a 3D-like view and stand out from the crowd.

Mockups created with an isometric perspective allow you to showcase your website designs, apps, logos, business cards, and more while giving them a 3D visual representation. This is an effective way to avoid showing the same old flat front-and-back views of your design. We’ve picked some of the best isometric mockups you can use for showcasing different types of designs.

20+ Best Business & Corporate Fonts 2019

Inspiration / 3 Oct 2019

20+ Best Business & Corporate Fonts 2019

If you’re looking for the perfect font for a logo, business card, stationery, or any kind of branding for a corporate business, you’ve come to the right place.

In this post, we bring you a curated collection of the best fonts you can use with designs related to business and corporate brands.

Whether you’re making a business flyer, poster, signage, or searching for a font for your brand identity, you’ll find all kinds of fonts in our collection that can be used with various design projects and purposes.

We’re also featuring a few helpful tips for choosing a font for your business, to help you with making this important decision!

10 Website Design Trends That Are Fading (Thankfully)

Trends / 2 Oct 2019

10 Website Design Trends That Are Fading (Thankfully)

Website design trends can be a lot of fun to experiment with and incorporate into projects, but if you aren’t careful these elements can add a dated look to projects. Sometimes trends fade out as quickly as they rush in!

Here, we’re going to look at some website design trends that are fading. (And that’s a good thing.)

If you have these elements on your site, it might be time to consider a refresh.

100+ Best Modern Serif Fonts

Inspiration / 1 Oct 2019

100+ Best Modern Serif Fonts

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

We’ve gathered more than 100 of the best modern 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.

Many serif fonts risk feeling a little old a dated. Not these. Our pick of modern serif fonts all look fresh, innovative, and ready for creating design work that sets a trend! And our tips for choosing a modern serif font will help you pick just the right one for your project.

15+ Free Facebook Event Cover Templates for Nightclubs and Parties

Inspiration / 1 Oct 2019

15+ Free Facebook Event Cover Templates for Nightclubs and Parties

If you’re planning on promoting a party or a special event through social media, this handpicked collection of free Facebook event cover templates will definitely come in handy.

Facebook is one of the most effective platforms for promoting parties and events. In fact, the platform even has a built-in tool for planning events. One of the effective ways to promote a Facebook event is to use a custom-designed cover image that details all the important information related to the event. Of course, designing a new cover image from scratch can be a time-consuming task. You can grab one of the free templates instead and start editing.

In this collection, we’re featuring some of the best Facebook cover templates you can use to promote all kinds of parties and events on Facebook (as well as a few tips for designing Facebook event pages). The best part is all these templates are free to download!