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35+ Best Figma Templates, UI Kits + Wireframe Kits

Figma Templates / 11 Aug 2021

35+ Best Figma Templates, UI Kits + Wireframe Kits

Figma is slowly becoming one of the most popular user interface design apps available today. With the ability to use the tool entirely online, it’s also an easily accessible tool for UI design collaboration and prototyping.

Whether you’ve been using Figma to design mobile and desktop user interfaces or if you’re new to the app, you’ll find our Figma templates collection quite useful.

In this post, we feature some of the best Figma templates for wireframing, mobile user interface designs, app designs, website designs, and much more. We’re also sharing our tips for getting started with Figma if you’re new to the app!

With these templates, you can easily create wireframes and UI designs without having to spend hours crafting the small components and layouts. You can customize the templates to change colors and rearrange sections to make them your own as well.

15+ Best Adobe InDesign Tutorials for Beginners 2021

Software / 10 Aug 2021

15+ Best Adobe InDesign Tutorials for Beginners 2021

Whether you’re getting started on your first brochure design project or looking for a way to create a unique promo poster, Adobe InDesign is the most comprehensive software you can use for all sorts of publication designs.

InDesign is a little bit more sophisticated than most other apps in the Adobe Creative Cloud software suite. You could easily get lost and frustrated if you try to use the app without a proper introduction.

To help you avoid that problem, we’ve handpicked some of the best tutorials you can use to learn the basics of Adobe InDesign. There are YouTube tutorials, articles, guides, and even free online courses on this list.

50+ Best Photoshop Logo Templates 2021 (PSD Logos)

Logo Templates / 9 Aug 2021

50+ Best Photoshop Logo Templates 2021 (PSD Logos)

We’ve collected the absolute best Photoshop logo templates to help you choose a pre-made logo design as a starting point for your new brand. All these logo templates come in a PSD format, for you to tweak and customize in Photoshop.

It’s all too easy to burn through a budget, crafting a logo that fits your business and mission. Some design agencies and freelancers charge thousands of dollars to craft basic logos that never really live up to your expectations. Logo templates give you another option for a quick-start to your logo design.

Whether you’re a freelance designer looking for inspiration, a blogger starting a new blog, or a brick-and-mortar business, this collection has a logo template for all types of brands. The best part is you can easily customize these templates using Photoshop to change text, colours, and resize however you like.

As you embark on your logo design, don’t forget to check out our in-depth guide on how to design a logo, as well as our quick tips (in this post) covering a quick intro to logo templates, and tips for designing with logo templates.

60+ Best Instagram Templates & Banners

Instagram Templates / 9 Aug 2021

60+ 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.

Learn to Color Match and Create a Palette Like a Pro (Tips and Tools)

Graphics / 9 Aug 2021

Learn to Color Match and Create a Palette Like a Pro (Tips and Tools)

You know it the minute you see it – a design that has so color that’s so impactful you can’t help but look at it.

These designs typically fall into one of two categories. Either it’s a great color palette that you want to find a way to replicate immediately. Or it’s a color palette so bizarre or bad that you can’t figure out why a designer would make that choice!

Since no one wants to fall in the latter category, learning to color match and develop palettes is a vital design skill.

It all starts with color theory but then goes a little further.

15+ Background Design Trends & Styles for 2021

Background Textures / 6 Aug 2021

15+ Background Design Trends & Styles for 2021

One of the most important early design decisions you will make is what kind of background will carry a project. Should it be a single color, colorless, use trendy elements such as geometric shapes, gradients or wood grain patterns? Or would a solid background design can help make a project shine?

Staying on trend with background design styles is important as well. A trendy background choice shows that a website design is modern and the content is new. A modern visual framework can even signal a user that you are thinking about their needs and making the most of the tools that will make their experience better.

So how do you do it? Here’s a look at background design trends and styles for 2021, with a few great options to try.

45+ Best Portrait Photoshop Actions & Effects

Photoshop Actions / 6 Aug 2021

45+ Best Portrait Photoshop Actions & Effects

Retouching and enhancing portrait photos is a time-consuming task, and starting from scratch with every photo can be frustrating. Using a portrait Photoshop Action can save time, and give you a beautiful result with a few clicks. Let’s dive into some of the best portrait Photoshop Actions available today.

These Photoshop Actions help you save time and improve your workflow when editing a portrait photo. You can use them to instantly retouch photos, add makeup, enhance colors, add effects, adjust toning, and much more with just a single click.

Say hello to a faster, simpler workflow (and some impressive end results!). And if you’re looking for more advice and guidance on using these, our Photoshop Actions feature is a great place to start.

We’re also sharing our tips for editing portrait photos to help give you a head start.

100+ Logo Mockup Templates (PSD & Vector) 2021

Logo Templates / 5 Aug 2021

100+ Logo Mockup Templates (PSD & Vector) 2021

Logo design plays a crucial role when it comes to the success of a business. And great logo mockup templates not only help you better present your logo design but can also make your logo design process more streamlined and efficient.

In order to help you present a logo design to your client in a super-polished way, we’ve gathered the best logo mockup templates from across the web.

All of these logo mockups are easy to use and can present your logo beautifully. Some are free, while others cost a few dollars.

Are you in the middle of a logo design project? Don’t forget to check out our in-depth guide on how to design a logo!

User Privacy and Design: Things You Can Do for a Safer Web

Web Standards / 5 Aug 2021

User Privacy and Design: Things You Can Do for a Safer Web

Online privacy is a hot topic.

There’s a delicate balance between providing personalized user experiences and asking for (or gleaning) too much information. It can be hard to strike just the right chord.

Then there are regulations to think about, depending on where you and your users may live.

What best practices can designers put in place to ensure that they are designing for a safer web?

10 Awesome Places to Download Free Vector Art

Graphics / 4 Aug 2021

10 Awesome Places to Download Free Vector Art

Despite what many would think, the term web designer does not always imply an artist. There are many very capable web developers and designers that are lucky to pull off a quality stick figure on most days. For those that are able to create complicated artwork, there are plenty of times when you’re up against a deadline need something generic.

For either of these situations, you can’t beat free vectors. Though the quality varies dramatically depending on the source, there’s no shortage of great work out there that you can download and use in your projects immediately. Below we’ll take a look at ten websites offering free vectors of various types.

50+ Best Fonts for Logo Design

Font Collections / 4 Aug 2021

50+ Best Fonts for Logo Design

Crafting the perfect logo often takes a lot of hard work and time. You have to come up with a design outline, pick the right colors, and find the perfect logo font to match the branding. Don’t worry. We’re here to make that process a bit easier for you.

No need to spend hours surfing the web to find a great font for your logo design, we’ve already picked the best ones for you. Have a look at this handpicked collection of the best logo fonts and choose the one that works best for your project!

Are you in the middle of a logo design project? Don’t forget to check out our in-depth guide on how to design a logo!

40+ Best Watercolor Photoshop Actions & Effects 2021

Photoshop Actions / 4 Aug 2021

40+ Best Watercolor Photoshop Actions & Effects 2021

Whether you’re designing a unique website background, a poster, sketch, or creating an artistic photo composition, using a watercolor Photoshop action can make your design stand out from the crowd.

A watercolor effect it’s not an easy effect to master when created from scratch. It takes a lot of work, time, and skill to achieve a realistic watercolor effect in Photoshop. The good news is that using a watercolor Photoshop action can help you skip the learning curve and experiment with a watercolor effect in just a few clicks!

In this collection, we’re featuring some of the best watercolor Photoshop actions you can use to turn your photos into watercolor art, craft amazing backgrounds, and do much more.

We’ve also collected a set of tips for choosing watercolor Photoshop actions to help you make a decision on what type of action you need.