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Inner Shadows in CSS: Images, Text and Beyond

CSS / 10 Jul 2019

Inner Shadows in CSS: Images, Text and Beyond

Shadows in CSS are quick and easy, whether you’re slapping on a box-shadow or a text-shadow. But how comfortable are you with inner shadows? Can you pull off an inset box-shadow? How do you do the same thing on some text?

Today we’re going to learn some really simple inset shadow techniques that you can pull off with just a few lines of code. I’ll walk you through both the box-shadow and text-shadow syntax and how to change them to pull off an inset shadows.

30+ Best Fonts for PowerPoint Presentations

Inspiration / 9 Jul 2019

30+ Best Fonts for PowerPoint Presentations

Picking the right font for your presentation is probably the most important part of designing a PowerPoint slideshow. If your font isn’t readable, you’ll have a confused audience. We explored the web to find this collection of the best fonts for PowerPoint presentations to help you choose the best font for your slideshow design.

When designing a PowerPoint presentation it’s easier to just pick a font from the default fonts collections installed on your computer and just finish making the slides. But, a unique, custom font can help you create a winning presentation that shows off professionalism.

Choosing a unique font with the right weight and creative design will allow you to not only design a presentation that looks more original, but also to quickly attract the attention of your audience.

In this collection, we’re featuring some of the best fonts you can use to design professional slides for all kinds of PowerPoint presentations from business to startup pitch decks, school presentations, and much more.

We’re also featuring a few helpful tips for choosing a presentation font to help get you started.

15 Tips for Creating a Great Website Footer

Layouts / 9 Jul 2019

15 Tips for Creating a Great Website Footer

One of the most important locations on your website is the footer. Yes, seriously. It may not be the area of the greatest design or most impressive content but it is a place where users frequently look for information. So it is vitally important that you don’t neglect this area when planning a web design project.

But what elements should you include? How can you keep the footer organized and in line with your overall aesthetic without being obtrusive? You’ve come to the right place. Here we’ll look at tips for creating a great footer with examples of some websites that are doing it well.

30+ Best 3D Logo Mockup Templates

Inspiration / 9 Jul 2019

30+ Best 3D Logo Mockup Templates

Choosing the right mockup template to showcase your logo design is a key way to impress your client. Choosing a logo template with depth, texture, and realism can really help set your design apart.

Clients want to see how your logo design will look on a finished product. Whether you’re working on a logo design for a coffee shop, corporate business, or for product packaging, you should try to find a suitable logo mockup to make your design concept more realistic.

We’ve handpicked some of the best logo mockups with realistic 3D designs for giving your presentation an extra special look.

If you’re in the middle of a logo design project, don’t forget to check out our in-depth guide on how to design a logo!

30+ Beautiful Geometric & Polygon Background Textures

Inspiration / 8 Jul 2019

30+ Beautiful Geometric & Polygon Background Textures

Looking for a great polygon background texture for your design? Then you’re going to love this collection of free and premium geometric and poly background textures.

Low poly and geometric backgrounds are now turning out to be one of the most popular trends in design this year. They’re being used for both website and graphic designs to give the designs a retro and a pop-art look.

Suffice to say, these textures do add an attractive, modern look to any project.

We’ve handpicked a few great free and premium poly and geometric textures you can use with your next project!

7 Ways to Create a Website on a Budget

Business / 8 Jul 2019

7 Ways to Create a Website on a Budget

A great website doesn’t have to cost a fortune. You can get a professional-looking design with a few pages – that’s enough to get started – with a small budget. Here’s how.

The good news is that you can create and design a website yourself using a tool such as an online site builder, or work with a professional while maximizing your budget. The key is to be realistic. A website is not free. Even if you do it yourself, you’ll need a domain, hosting, and other tools (many site builders have a monthly fee) depending on how you plan to create the website.

The best practice is to start with a little research, then set a budget. That way you know what you can afford and how to have conversations about planning the website design. Here’s how you do it!

50+ Best Infographic Templates (Word, PowerPoint & Illustrator)

Inspiration / 5 Jul 2019

50+ Best Infographic Templates (Word, PowerPoint & Illustrator)

An infographic can give you a way to represent information in a graphic format, designed to make it more understandable, relatable, and engaging. But they can be tricky to make! We’ve gathered together a collection of stunning infographic templates, to get you started quickly (whether you’re using Word, PowerPoint, or Illustrator!)

Infographics usually require icons, schemes, progress elements, charts, timelines, maps, different arrows, graphs and much more. They’re a great way to convey a complex message in a simple way. Each of these infographic templates contains dozens of infographic elements that you can combine and use in different ways to display data, and it’s much quicker than making everything yourself from scratch!

20+ Desktop Computer Mockup Templates

Inspiration / 5 Jul 2019

20+ Desktop Computer Mockup Templates

Looking for a high-quality desktop computer mockup to showcase your design? Look no further. In this post, we’re featuring the best desktop mockup templates for both Mac and Windows desktop devices.

Microsoft’s new Surface Studio workstations are widely popular among creative professionals. This makes the device a great choice for showcasing your creative designs to clients and in your portfolio.

We’ve found a few stylish Surface Studio mockups, as well as a variety of other Mac and Windows desktop computer mockups.

30+ Best Retro Text Effects & Styles

Inspiration / 4 Jul 2019

30+ Best Retro Text Effects & Styles

Are you looking for a way to design stunning retro text effects without having to spend hours in Photoshop? Then you’ll love our collection of retro text effect templates and styles that you can use to cut your design work in half.

Whether you’re working on a retro-style title for a website header, designing a badge for a T-shirt, logo for a brand, or crafting unique quote pictures for a social media campaign, this handpicked collection has a text effect for all kinds of design work.

No need to choose. You can actually download all these text effects for a single price. Simply subscribe to Envato Elements and start downloading everything on the platform. See if you can find some inspiration for your next design from this great collection of retro text effects!

We’ve also featured our tips for retro design, to help you get you started with any retro-style design project.

How to Be a Freelance Graphic Designer in 2019: A 10 Step Plan

Business / 3 Jul 2019

How to Be a Freelance Graphic Designer in 2019: A 10 Step Plan

Do you have dreams of ditching your day job and becoming a full-time freelance graphic designer? Start putting your plan in motion.

Most freelancers start with graphic design as a side hustle, but with determination, business planning, and a solid work ethic, you can build as much business as you want to create a sustainable career.

Here are 10 steps to help you get started.

Trust me, I’ve tested them all in my decade as a freelancer!

40+ Best Photoshop Patterns of 2019 (Free & Pro)

Inspiration / 2 Jul 2019

40+ Best Photoshop Patterns of 2019 (Free & Pro)

If you’ve been looking for a creative tileable pattern to make your designs look even more beautiful, you’ve come to the right place. In this post, we’re sharing a collection of the best Photoshop patterns with various design styles and aesthetics (both free and premium).

When designing a background, whether it’s for a book cover, business card, or a website, using a creative pattern goes a long way to add a personal touch to the overall look of the design. Not to mention that patterns also help highlight certain types of content above the background as well.

Crafting such a pattern is not easy. So why not save the trouble by simply downloading some of the amazing premium and free Photoshop patterns that we’ve handpicked just for you.

How to Create a Brand and Social Graphics With Placeit

Reviews / 2 Jul 2019

How to Create a Brand and Social Graphics With Placeit

One of the biggest challenges in today’s online and digital landscape is getting your presence or business online fast. You need a brand, logo, and social media profiles that shine to help get your efforts off the ground.

Design tools can help. Even for those with little design experience, a good tool can help you create a logo and brand as well as create elements to share on social media.

Best of all, you can get started in just a few minutes. That’s where Placeit comes in.