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15+ Most Helpful Affinity Designer Tutorials (+ Reviews) in 2021

Affinity Designer Templates / 8 Dec 2020

15+ Most Helpful Affinity Designer Tutorials (+ Reviews) in 2021

Affinity Designer is a vector or raster app. It’s a competitor to Adobe’s Illustrator and allows you to design various elements for print or digital publication.

It’s part of the Affinity package of design tools made by Serif. Use it to do anything from making a business card to mock up an app. Affinity Designer is made for Mac iOS, Windows, and the iPad.

Here, we’ve collected some of the best for everyone from beginners to more seasoned pros, a mix of video and written tutorials. It’s a great place to start for upskilling with your first steps in Affinity Designer!

50+ Best Free Keynote Templates 2021

Keynote Templates / 8 Dec 2020

50+ Best Free Keynote Templates 2021

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.

Showcase Your Creativity With a Free .Design Domain Name

Reviews / 8 Dec 2020

Showcase Your Creativity With a Free .Design Domain Name

Highlight your skills and improve your branding with the right domain name. The right .design domain is waiting for you.

Some of the biggest names in design, including Adobe, Spotify, and Airbnb already use a .design domain for creative projects.

Now is the time to grab one for your business while you can get the first year free.

20+ Best YouTube Thumbnail Templates in 2021

Inspiration / 7 Dec 2020

20+ Best YouTube Thumbnail Templates in 2021

With over 500 hours of video content being uploaded every minute, it’s now tougher than ever to build a successful channel on YouTube. Creating quality content is not enough, you also need to market your videos effectively to get more views.

Using high-quality video thumbnails is one of the best ways you can use to attract attention to your videos. Think of it like fancy packaging for your video content.

The thumbnail cover you use for your YouTube video is the first thing users see when browsing videos on YouTube or searching on Google. By using creative and descriptive thumbnail covers, you’ll have a higher chance of getting more clicks and views for your channel.

Big brand channels on YouTube have their own dedicated designers creating unique thumbnail covers for each video. But, you don’t have to spend any money on designers when you have YouTube thumbnail templates.

In this collection, we’re bringing you some of the best custom YouTube thumbnail templates you can use to create attractive thumbnail covers for all kinds of videos. Have a look.

Web Typography Rules: What You Need to Know

Font Collections / 7 Dec 2020

Web Typography Rules: What You Need to Know

90% of all the information on the web is in writing. That means that typography is a skill that dictates that 90%. That’s a staggering figure that highlights just how important typography is.

It’s absolutely everywhere: blog posts, social media, magazines, reports, books, and so much more.

What this means for you as a designer is that text is your primary means of communication. If you haven’t got your typography skills down, then you’re not going to be able to deliver your ideas to your audience.

Luckily for you, we’ve got a list of useful tips and rules that you can follow to avoid that happening. Even if you’re not the best at typography, follow the information that we’ve laid out here, and you’re going to be fine.

50 Best Website Color Schemes of 2021

Trends / 7 Dec 2020

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.

50+ Best Free Photoshop Actions 2021

Photoshop Actions / 4 Dec 2020

50+ Best Free Photoshop Actions 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.

60+ Best Free Lightroom Presets 2021

Lightroom Presets / 4 Dec 2020

60+ Best Free Lightroom Presets 2021

Adobe Lightroom is one of the most useful tools you can use to optimize your photos and graphics. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, it has features suitable for everyone.

What makes Lightroom more powerful is its ability to extend its features with third-party presets. These presets allow you to instantly apply effects, enhance photos, adjust tone and mood, and much with just a few clicks.

Finding amazing Lightroom presets is not difficult. There are plenty available on platforms like Envato Elements. But, for those of you who are on a tight budget and can’t afford premium presets, we made this list of best free Lightroom presets you can download and use to enhance all kinds of photos.

Best Free T-Shirt Design Software in 2021

Software / 3 Dec 2020

Best Free T-Shirt Design Software in 2021

When it comes to designing a shirt, you have two primary options – design it yourself using graphic design tools such as Adobe Illustrator or use software made for the job. The good news is that there are plenty of free t-shirt design software options to consider!

There are a growing number of platforms that specialize in t-shirt design and can help you create something that people will want to wear. Some of these tools integrate with a t-shirt sales portal as well, making the process even easier.

Here, we’re going to look at some of the best free t-shirt design software options available and how you can make these tools work for you.

40+ Best Free Photoshop Brushes 2021

Photoshop Brushes / 3 Dec 2020

40+ Best Free Photoshop Brushes 2021

If you’re a professional designer or an illustrator who use Photoshop for design work you’ll find this collection of free Photoshop brushes quite valuable.

With the right set of brushes, you can go beyond your imagination to create unique graphic designs, illustrations, effects, backgrounds, and so much more using Photoshop. Of course, you don’t always have to pay to get the best brushes.

We scoured the web to find the best free Photoshop brushes and divided them into a few popular categories. Have a look.

11 Tips for Creating a Usable Website Contact Page

UX Design / 3 Dec 2020

11 Tips for Creating a Usable Website Contact Page

Peek at the analytics. Chances are that your contact page is among the most visited on our website.

It’s for good reason. Visitors will seek out a contact page to get additional information about your company or business, find your location, or get in touch.

Now the bad news. This is an often-neglected part of the website design. Too many websites don’t take care of the contact page, resulting in missed opportunities and conversions.

You can remedy that right now with these tips for creating a usable contact page.

30+ Best Photoshop Filters + Plugins 2021 (+ How to Use Them)

Photoshop Actions / 2 Dec 2020

30+ Best Photoshop Filters + Plugins 2021 (+ How to Use Them)

If you’re looking for unique Photoshop filters to turn your photos into artwork, you’ve come to the right place. In this post, we feature a collection of the best Photoshop filters and plugins you can use to add various effects to photos.

There are many benefits to using Photoshop filters. They are quite useful in crafting creative graphic designs such as posters, flyers, logos, and much more. While Photoshop itself comes with a set of default filters they don’t offer much value. Thankfully there are many filters you can download from third-party sources.

Using the Photoshop filters on our list, you can extend the functionality of Photoshop and create unique effects more easily.