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50+ Best Free Photoshop Actions & Effects 2021

Photoshop Actions / 15 Jun 2021

50+ Best Free Photoshop Actions & Effects 2021

Photoshop actions are quite useful when optimizing photos, applying effects, and editing graphics. For this collection, we’ve handpicked some of the best free Photoshop actions you can download and use with no price to pay!

Whether you’re a professional designer or a complete beginner, Photoshop actions can help you save a lot of time. Simply put, Photoshop actions pack hours worth of design work into a single-click so that you can achieve professional-level effects without an effort.

In this post, we’re featuring several different types of free Photoshop actions. You’ll find them categorized into different effects and styles below. Have a look and start downloading.

25+ Best Android Phone & Tablet Device Mockups (Free & Pro)

Mockup Templates / 15 Jun 2021

25+ Best Android Phone & Tablet Device Mockups (Free & Pro)

When showcasing an app or a website design, it’s important to use the device mockups that represent the right platform. Never make the mistake of using an iPhone mockup to present an Android app design.

Most designers often use iPhone mockups to showcase their designs. But, if you want to make a bigger impact with your presentation, you should use an Android mockup because Android has the highest mobile market share. It will allow you to relate to a bigger audience.

We handpicked a collection of amazing-looking Android phone mockups and tablet mockups you should use for your next project. You’ll find the latest Samsung device mockups, including the Z Flip and G Fold. Along with many others.

Explore all the mockup templates below, there are a few free mockups in there as well.

100+ Best Modern Serif Fonts 2021

Font Collections / 14 Jun 2021

100+ Best Modern Serif Fonts 2021

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.

50+ Best Free PowerPoint Templates (PPT) 2021

PowerPoint Templates / 14 Jun 2021

50+ Best Free PowerPoint Templates (PPT) 2021

Not everyone can afford to buy premium PowerPoint templates to create their slideshows. But, that doesn’t mean you have to settle for a default template. There are dozens of incredible free PowerPoint templates to try out!

A great thing about the design community is that there are designers out there who willingly share their amazing work for free of charge, including gorgeous free PowerPoint templates.

To help you save some money, we scoured the web and handpicked a collection of the best free PowerPoint templates with modern and professional designs that you can use to make various types of presentations. Good luck with your presentation!

An Introduction to Animation in Web Design

CSS / 14 Jun 2021

An Introduction to Animation in Web Design

Animation is not just for cartoons anymore. From full-screen moving images to small hover effects, touches of animation are popping up everywhere. Animation is trendy, fun, and user-friendly.

And the obstacles to using animation have started to fall. With most users on high-speed connections and the ease of creating anything from simple movements or a silly gif to several minutes of action, animations have become practical and useful web design tools.

Let’s dive in!

7 Tips to Manage Scope Creep in Design Projects

Business / 11 Jun 2021

7 Tips to Manage Scope Creep in Design Projects

It might be the worst thing to happen to a design budget. Scope creep can bash timelines and obliterate budgets.

The best way to avoid this chaos is to beware of the causes of scope creep so that you can better manage projects.

But we all know that things are bound to go off the rails at some point, and we have some advice for how to manage those scope creep issues when they do happen.

30+ Best Animated PowerPoint Templates 2021 (Free + Premium)

PowerPoint Templates / 11 Jun 2021

30+ Best Animated PowerPoint Templates 2021 (Free + Premium)

In this collection, we’re featuring some of the best, animated PowerPoint templates (both premium and free) to create stunning presentations filled with stylish object and transition animations.

Designing a PowerPoint presentation is not an easy job. It requires a lot of work and time. When crafting presentations, most people completely ignore one of the key elements of a creative slideshow: animation. Adding creative animations and effects not only makes your presentation slides interactive, but it’s also useful when emphasizing key points and data.

Of course, you don’t have to be a PowerPoint expert to design animated slideshows. You can simply use a pre-made animated PowerPoint template. We handpicked these templates just for you.

We’re also featuring a series of tips for creating animations and transitions in PowerPoint with some extra pointers and advice.

60+ Best Big, Poster Fonts of 2021

Font Collections / 10 Jun 2021

60+ Best Big, Poster Fonts of 2021

When it comes to designing posters and banners, there’s one thing that matters the most: the font. A poster without a great, attention-grabbing title is simply not an effective poster.

A great poster font has the power to turn even the most straightforward layout into a compelling design. As Irene Etzkorn once said, “There is no such thing as a boring project. There are only boring executions.”

If you’re still searching for that perfect poster font, you’re in luck. We found a set of fantastic poster fonts that’ll be perfect for any poster design. They’re big, bold, and creative enough to turn heads!

We’re also sharing a set of tips for choosing a poster font to help guide you in the right direction.

8 Skills Designers Need to Thrive in Today’s Market

Business / 10 Jun 2021

8 Skills Designers Need to Thrive in Today’s Market

This is not another article about how the pandemic has changed the way we work.

The reality is that plenty of creative professionals – especially freelancers – have been working from home and in remote environments for a long time. It’s probably why so many of us were quick to adapt when so many others hopped on Zoom or Slack for the first time.

But there are some skills you need to stay relevant in today’s job market in addition to that adaptability that you likely already have. If you are thinking of advancing your career (and who isn’t) as a freelancer, at your current job, or by changing jobs, keep reading.

20+ Best YouTube Cover Art & Banner Templates (Free & Pro)

Inspiration / 10 Jun 2021

20+ Best YouTube Cover Art & Banner Templates (Free & Pro)

Your YouTube cover art is an important part of your channel branding. It’s the first thing people see when they visit your channel and the cover photo gives you a chance to make a good first impression.

If you look at some of the popular YouTube channels, you’ll notice that they all have carefully designed banners that effectively promote their channel. They usually show social media handles, stream schedules, and descriptions of the content they make.

You’ll need to hire a professional designer to make a great cover art like that. But thankfully, with the help of YouTube cover art templates, you can design one yourself.

Check out our collection of YouTube channel cover art and banner templates. Find a cover template that fits your channel, download it, edit it with Photoshop, and you’ll have a professional-looking cover art within minutes.

100+ Beautiful, Premium PowerPoint Presentation (PPT) Templates 2021

PowerPoint Templates / 9 Jun 2021

100+ Beautiful, Premium PowerPoint Presentation (PPT) Templates 2021

PowerPoint presentations, love them or hate them, are an essential part of today’s corporate world. Whether for business use or design purposes, the look-and-feel of your PowerPoint presentation can make a tremendous difference in how impressively your pitch comes across.

To help out with making your next PowerPoint presentation particularly impressive, we have searched the internet for professional and elegant PowerPoint templates that you can easily apply to your work.

We’ve also collected a series of tips for finding a beautiful PowerPoint template if you need some extra help.

50 Best Website Color Schemes of 2021

Trends / 9 Jun 2021

50 Best Website Color Schemes of 2021

Does it ever seem like certain website color schemes just get all the attention? As with every other aspect of web design, there are color schemes that tend to trend more than others. Bright colors, stark palettes, and even some mismatching schemes are elements of color that are trending.

Here’s a look at some of the best website color schemes of 2021 (in no particular order). For each, we’re also sharing the color codes that make up the key elements of the design, so it’s easy to play around with these color schemes yourself too!

One of the biggest trends in color schemes that you might notice are the use of dark blue and navy, particularly as a dominant color, and shades of gold and bright red or pink hues for accents. This dark/light combo is an evolution of black and red in many minimal designs of a few years ago with a more modern touch.

Here are some great examples of color choices done right, to inspire your next project.