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30+ Best Portrait Photoshop Actions

Inspiration / 31 Jan 2020

30+ Best Portrait Photoshop Actions

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.

20+ Best Fonts for Books (Cover, Titles, and Body Text)

Inspiration / 30 Jan 2020

20+ Best Fonts for Books (Cover, Titles, and Body Text)

Finding the right font is the most important part of book design. It not only plays a key role in improving readability but also helps make your book look more professional.

In this collection, we’re featuring some of the best fonts you can use to design books. It’s always good practice to use at least two different fonts for your titles and body text. Of course, the cover design requires an entirely different font as well.

We made sure to cover all these aspects in this collection by listing fonts for covers, titles, and body text.

Sans-serif fonts are proven to improve readability. It’s ideal to use a sans font for body text. For titles, you can use both serif and sans fonts. However, there are times you may want to mix and match. We’ll leave it up to you to decide.

What Is Modern Web Design in 2020? 20 Stunning Examples

Inspiration / 29 Jan 2020

What Is Modern Web Design in 2020? 20 Stunning Examples

What are the characteristics of a modern website design? It’s a pretty common question.

From clients asking at the start of web projects to designers trying to figure out how to incorporate the newest and trendy elements, figuring out what modern web design looks like is one of our greatest challenges.

The reality is that it is easy to say what modern web design is not. You know an outdated design when you see it for sure. Here, we’ve collected 20 examples of modern web designs to help shape a better idea of what it looks like.

PhotoWorks: An Affordable Lightroom Alternative for Beginners

Reviews / 28 Jan 2020

PhotoWorks: An Affordable Lightroom Alternative for Beginners

Adobe has the industry leading suite of software for designing and photo editing. However, not many designers can afford its hefty monthly subscription.

Thankfully there are many affordable alternatives out there. PhotoWorks is one of them. It’s a simple and beginner-friendly photo editing app for PC that comes with a one-off price tag.

Whether you’re a photographer looking for an app to improve photos or someone looking to optimize their everyday photos without an expert level of photo editing skills, PhotoWorks can be a great option for you.

30+ Modern Professional PowerPoint Templates

Inspiration / 28 Jan 2020

30+ Modern Professional PowerPoint Templates

In today’s collection, we’re bringing you a set of fresh new modern, professional PowerPoint templates for creating presentations that stand out from the crowd. Give your presentation a modern edge, and convey your message in a professional way.

We handpicked a collection of unique and modern PowerPoint templates that you can use for crafting slideshows for all kinds of presentations, including startup pitch decks to business projections, photography, marketing, design, and more.

We’re also sharing our tips for creating a modern presentation, to help you get started fast.

40+ Best Lightroom Presets for Portraits

Inspiration / 27 Jan 2020

40+ Best Lightroom Presets for Portraits

You don’t have to be a pro photographer or a graphic designer to optimize and enhance your portrait photos. With the right Adobe Lightroom preset for portraits, you can apply stunning effects, all by yourself.

In this collection, we feature the best Lightroom presets available for quickly optimizing your portrait photos, selfies, wedding photos, and family photos.

Using these Lightroom presets for portraits, you can enhance your photos like a pro by applying effects instantly (and even customize them to your preference with ease). And don’t forget to read through our tips for using presets on portrait photos for helpful advice on how to integrate them into your workflow!

What Is a Lookbook? (+ 10 Stunning Examples)

Business / 27 Jan 2020

What Is a Lookbook? (+ 10 Stunning Examples)

Whether you’re a designer wanting to show off work or have a request to create one for a client, a lookbook can be an effective way to showcase a variety of elements in a single design.

A lookbook is a portfolio of sorts and has wide application in a number of fields, including website design, graphic design, and development.

Here’s a guide to what a lookbook is, what to include in one when you start designing it, and some examples that are sure to help you find a little lookbook inspiration.

40+ Best Fonts for Logo Design

Inspiration / 24 Jan 2020

40+ 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!

8 Trends for Pairing Fonts in 2020

Trends / 22 Jan 2020

8 Trends for Pairing Fonts in 2020

Trends in typography seem to evolve more quickly than many other design trends. For a long time, website designers stuck to font palettes packed with sans serif typefaces. But that feels like ancient history now!

Today’s range and variety of web fonts make for much more interesting design possibilities, font pairings, and visual themes.

We’re taking a look at eight trends for pairing fonts with a beautiful example of each, covering a wide range of font families and aesthetics.

Lightroom vs Photoshop: Which Is Right for You?

Software / 21 Jan 2020

Lightroom vs Photoshop: Which Is Right for You?

Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom are both amazing apps that designers and photographers can’t live without. However, since both apps have similar qualities, it can be confusing to decide which app is best for your work. We’ll help you make that decision.

Adobe Creative Cloud offers a special “Photography” plan that gives you access to both Photoshop and Lightroom apps for a single price. But it only comes with 20GB of cloud storage.

These two apps have very different functionalities when it comes to editing and composing photos and graphics. It’s important that you choose the right app depending on the type of work you do to make the most of the software. Plus, if you choose to buy a single app, you get 1TB of cloud storage and more great features as well.

Needless to say, there are many benefits to finding the right tool for your work. In this guide, we look at some of the key features of both Photoshop and Lightroom. And find out which app is right for you.

40+ Best Free Keynote Templates

Inspiration / 20 Jan 2020

40+ Best Free Keynote Templates

Today we’re bringing you a collection of the best free Keynote templates for making all kinds of presentation slideshows, including business, creative, agency, and startup pitch decks.

Keynote is a great tool for making effective presentations. But, let’s face it, when it comes to the default templates included, your options are limited. Luckily you can still download and use Keynote templates made by other designers. For this collection, we handpicked some of the best free Keynote templates just for you.

Sure, these templates might not have the polish of premium Keynote templates you can spend a few dollars on. But, for the very low price of free, these will give you more than enough to design a stand-out slideshow.

30+ Animated PowerPoint Templates (Free + Premium)

Inspiration / 14 Jan 2020

30+ Animated PowerPoint Templates (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.