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The 2018 Christmas & Holiday Gift List for Designers
Inspiration / 28 Nov 2018

The 2018 Christmas & Holiday Gift List for Designers

The countdown is on. There are just weeks, days even, remaining until the holiday. We all know that designers can be tough to shop for, so our gift list should be a life-saver!

We’ve collected a list of super cool gift ideas for designers, to help you be the perfect secret (or not-so-secret) Santa this holiday season. We’ve got you covered with everything from 3D printing pens to metallic artwork!

15+ Christmas Photoshop Brushes, Actions & Text Effects
Inspiration / 27 Nov 2018

15+ Christmas Photoshop Brushes, Actions & Text Effects

Christmas is a busy time of year for everyone, not least designers! To help ease your workload, we’ve handpicked a collection of Christmas-themed Photoshop brushes, actions, and text effects for creating all kinds of seasonal designs.

With these add-ons, you’ll be able to make your own unique Christmas cards, social media posts, website banners, posters, and other promotional materials without having to waste hours searching and browsing the web. Have a look and see if you can find a useful Photoshop brush, action, or text effect to use with your Christmas design projects.

30+ Best Cursive & Script Fonts
Inspiration / 27 Nov 2018

30+ Best Cursive & Script Fonts

If you’re looking for a different type of a font to make your design stand out, a cursive font can be a great choice. Cursive and script fonts aren’t new, but they’re a less common choice for many designers. This gives you a chance to use cursive fonts to add some originality to your next project.

Fonts play an important role in every design. Whether you’re designing a book cover, a website header, social media post, greeting card, or a poster, the typography is the main aspect that captures everyone’s attention.

In this collection, we’re featuring some of the most beautiful and modern cursive fonts you can use for your various types of designs. All the fonts come from Envato Elements and you can download them all for a single price.

Christmas Graphic Design: 5 Tips for Classy Festive Design
Graphics / 26 Nov 2018

Christmas Graphic Design: 5 Tips for Classy Festive Design

From holiday cards to party invitations, to sales promotions, to baubles on a website design. It’s time to start thinking about ways to spruce up your graphic designs for the Christmas season!

The trick is creating something that looks classy and festive, not gaudy and overdone. Here are five tips to get you on your way with ideas to get you thinking about Christmas graphic design projects with some downloadable elements you can make your own.

30+ Best Instagram Templates & Banners
Inspiration / 23 Nov 2018

30+ Best Instagram Templates & Banners

Are you working on a content plan to grow your Instagram following or promote your brand? Then we have a selection of amazing Instagram post and story templates you can use to make your content shine.

The key to growing a following on any social network is to produce high-quality branded content tailored to your audience. You don’t have to be a graphic designer or even hire freelancers to create great content for Instagram. You can use templates instead.

With these Instagram templates and banners, you can create gorgeous posts, stories, and promotions for your Instagram audience all by yourself. You can edit and customize these Instagram templates with a single click.

20+ Best Science & Technology PowerPoint Templates
Inspiration / 22 Nov 2018

20+ Best Science & Technology PowerPoint Templates

Today, we’re bringing you a collection of science and technology PowerPoint templates for making more compelling arguments in your tech and science related presentations.

Every science presentation needs charts and graphs to engage and entertain the audience. Same goes for tech-related presentations. A presentation at a tech conference or startup meeting won’t be complete without infographics and attractive timelines.

Of course, we know that not everyone has the time to design unique charts, graphs, and infographics for each and every PowerPoint slideshow they create. That’s why we handpicked these PowerPoint templates, which include all the slide designs you’ll need to design a professional presentation slideshow. Have a look.

10 Tools & Apps for Testing Your Responsive Design
Mobile / 21 Nov 2018

10 Tools & Apps for Testing Your Responsive Design

It’s never been more important to ensure your design is ready for every type of user—and device—before launch. While it can be tough to physically test on every device, there are some tools and apps to help you replicate a variety of responsive scenarios.

With free and premium tool options, there’s no reason not to test your responsive design before deployment. Just make sure to use that information to many necessary design adjustments! Today we’re running you through a selection of tools for testing a responsive design.

15+ Best Animated Keynote Templates With Stylish Transitions
Inspiration / 20 Nov 2018

15+ Best Animated Keynote Templates With Stylish Transitions

A great way to make your Keynote slideshow more attractive is to use animation effects. With just a few entrance animations or transition effects, you can instantly make your presentation look more professional.

However, it takes a lot of configuring and testing to figure out the right animations for each and every slide in your presentation. If you’re in a rush to finish up a presentation, there won’t be any time to play around with animation effects and transitions.

We found a solution to this problem in animated Keynote templates. We handpicked some professional and creative Keynote templates for this collection that also comes fully equipped with predefined animations and transition effects. All you have to do is download the template and start customizing.

Gimp vs Photoshop vs Lightroom: 3 Apps Compared
Software / 20 Nov 2018

Gimp vs Photoshop vs Lightroom: 3 Apps Compared

When it comes to editing photos and digital images, we’ve never had more software options to choose from. Two apps have been around for decades: Photoshop, and Gimp. We’re throwing Lightroom into the mix as well, and comparing Gimp vs Photoshop vs Lightroom.

There are plenty of professionals who use Gimp for their daily work. Let’s face it, switching to the free app is worth it when you can save $180 a year otherwise spent on an (entry level) Adobe CC subscription.

But is it realistic to consider Gimp as an option? Can Gimp really do all the things Photoshop or Lightroom does? Is Lightroom better than Photoshop? We’ll be answering those questions and more.

How to Add Fonts to Photoshop (Mac and Windows)
Software / 19 Nov 2018

How to Add Fonts to Photoshop (Mac and Windows)

There’s no need to be intimidated when it comes to adding fonts to Adobe Photoshop for use in projects. Whether you’re on a Mac, adding a font to Photoshop can be a straight-forward process.

Here’s we’ll walk you through how to add fonts to Photoshop (using a few different methods) so that you can speed up your workflow like a pro.

30+ Best Stencil Fonts
Inspiration / 16 Nov 2018

30+ Best Stencil Fonts

Looking for the best stencil fonts for your next design project? We’ve collected our favorite stencil letter fonts to give you dozens to choose from, all beautifully crafted to give you a stylish stencil effect.

When it comes to designing movie posters, video game covers, and military and industrial-themed designs, you can’t go wrong with a stencil font. Stencil fonts can be a great choice for making bold statements and grabbing attention. And they work well with many types of print and digital designs as well. (We’ve also included a few delicate stencil fonts, for more subtle use cases as well!)

Enjoy browsing through our hand-picked collection of the best stencil fonts, and see if you can find one font that’s a good match for your next design project.

20+ Church Bulletin & Newsletter Templates
Inspiration / 15 Nov 2018

20+ Church Bulletin & Newsletter Templates

Every church needs the right templates for creating effective church bulletins and newsletters to spread God’s message. Thankfully, there are many easy-to-use church bulletin templates to quickly design flyers and newsletters for your congregation!

You need to be creative to attract the attention of your churchgoers, with modern and attractive designs. We’ve handpicked a collection of creative and modern church bulletin templates for creating beautiful event flyers, newsletters, and bulletin messages. You can simply download these templates and edit them with either Photoshop or Illustrator to add your own content.