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7 Tips to Manage Scope Creep in Design Projects

Business / 11 Jun 2021

7 Tips to Manage Scope Creep in Design Projects

It might be the worst thing to happen to a design budget. Scope creep can bash timelines and obliterate budgets.

The best way to avoid this chaos is to beware of the causes of scope creep so that you can better manage projects.

But we all know that things are bound to go off the rails at some point, and we have some advice for how to manage those scope creep issues when they do happen.

30+ Best Animated PowerPoint Templates 2021 (Free + Premium)

PowerPoint Templates / 11 Jun 2021

30+ Best Animated PowerPoint Templates 2021 (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.

60+ Best Big, Poster Fonts of 2021

Font Collections / 10 Jun 2021

60+ Best Big, Poster Fonts of 2021

When it comes to designing posters and banners, there’s one thing that matters the most: the font. A poster without a great, attention-grabbing title is simply not an effective poster.

A great poster font has the power to turn even the most straightforward layout into a compelling design. As Irene Etzkorn once said, “There is no such thing as a boring project. There are only boring executions.”

If you’re still searching for that perfect poster font, you’re in luck. We found a set of fantastic poster fonts that’ll be perfect for any poster design. They’re big, bold, and creative enough to turn heads!

We’re also sharing a set of tips for choosing a poster font to help guide you in the right direction.

8 Skills Designers Need to Thrive in Today’s Market

Business / 10 Jun 2021

8 Skills Designers Need to Thrive in Today’s Market

This is not another article about how the pandemic has changed the way we work.

The reality is that plenty of creative professionals – especially freelancers – have been working from home and in remote environments for a long time. It’s probably why so many of us were quick to adapt when so many others hopped on Zoom or Slack for the first time.

But there are some skills you need to stay relevant in today’s job market in addition to that adaptability that you likely already have. If you are thinking of advancing your career (and who isn’t) as a freelancer, at your current job, or by changing jobs, keep reading.

20+ Best YouTube Cover Art & Banner Templates (Free & Pro)

Inspiration / 10 Jun 2021

20+ Best YouTube Cover Art & Banner Templates (Free & Pro)

Your YouTube cover art is an important part of your channel branding. It’s the first thing people see when they visit your channel and the cover photo gives you a chance to make a good first impression.

If you look at some of the popular YouTube channels, you’ll notice that they all have carefully designed banners that effectively promote their channel. They usually show social media handles, stream schedules, and descriptions of the content they make.

You’ll need to hire a professional designer to make a great cover art like that. But thankfully, with the help of YouTube cover art templates, you can design one yourself.

Check out our collection of YouTube channel cover art and banner templates. Find a cover template that fits your channel, download it, edit it with Photoshop, and you’ll have a professional-looking cover art within minutes.

100+ Beautiful, Premium PowerPoint Presentation (PPT) Templates 2021

PowerPoint Templates / 9 Jun 2021

100+ Beautiful, Premium PowerPoint Presentation (PPT) Templates 2021

PowerPoint presentations, love them or hate them, are an essential part of today’s corporate world. Whether for business use or design purposes, the look-and-feel of your PowerPoint presentation can make a tremendous difference in how impressively your pitch comes across.

To help out with making your next PowerPoint presentation particularly impressive, we have searched the internet for professional and elegant PowerPoint templates that you can easily apply to your work.

We’ve also collected a series of tips for finding a beautiful PowerPoint template if you need some extra help.

50 Best Website Color Schemes of 2021

Trends / 9 Jun 2021

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 Hand Lettering & Handwriting Fonts 2021

Font Collections / 9 Jun 2021

50+ Best Hand Lettering & Handwriting Fonts 2021

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. Plus, a series of helpful tips for choosing a hand lettering font to help you make the right decision.

50+ Annual Report Templates (Word & InDesign) 2021

Inspiration / 9 Jun 2021

50+ Annual Report Templates (Word & InDesign) 2021

Are you working on an annual report? Looking for a way to impress your client or boss with this report? Then use a simple annual report template to make your document look more professional.

Preparing an annual report is not an easy job. You shouldn’t have to spend hours making it look pretty as well. That’s why we handpicked this collection of annual report templates so you can quickly load them up with InDesign or MS Word to edit and copy over your content. It’s that easy.

Whether you’re working on an annual sales report, financial report, or a marketing report, we found templates to fit all kinds of documents. This collection includes both free and premium templates, as well as our tips for designing the perfect annual report to get you off to a great start.

20+ Realistic Lightroom Presets

Lightroom Presets / 8 Jun 2021

20+ Realistic Lightroom Presets

Optimizing photos and applying filters without destroying the natural look of the photo is a skill that takes a lot of practice to master. But, with the help of realistic Lightroom presets, you can get better at it much more easily.

In this collection, we bring you some amazing Lightroom presets for creating realistic effects by applying subtle filters and improvements. Unlike most other filters, these Lightroom presets will preserve the natural look of your photos as well.

Even if you’re looking to improve your smartphone photos, you can use these Lightroom presets to add HDR effects, light and airy effects, or even monochrome effects to give them a professional look and feel. Be sure to download them all below.

20+ VSCO Photoshop Actions & Effects 2021

Photoshop Actions / 7 Jun 2021

20+ VSCO Photoshop Actions & Effects 2021

VSCO is one of the most popular apps for adding effects and editing photos for Instagram and social media. But what if you want to achieve a similar effect using VSCO style Photoshop actions?

We handpicked a collection of VSCO-inspired Photoshop actions you can use to easily recreate the same effects of the VSCO filters using Photoshop and make any photo look more vibrant and attractive.

We made sure to include both free and premium VSCO Photoshop actions in the list to let beginners and experts find high-quality effects that suit their design workflow.

50+ Best Website PSD Mockups & Tools 2021

Mockup Templates / 7 Jun 2021

50+ Best Website PSD Mockups & Tools 2021

A great website mockup design can help to present your web design in a beautiful, unique way. This collection of website mockup PSDs is perfect for doing just that, and we’ll also share our favorite website mockup tools, and tips for creating your website mockup!

Proper presentation is the key to delighting your clients. Whether you’re working on a website design or a logo design, the way you present your designs to your client determines your level of professionalism. When choosing a mockup template to showcase your design, you ideally want to choose a mockup design that looks out of the ordinary. Something that helps you display your website design uniquely and attractively that renders your clients speechless.

Perspective website mockups let you showcase your layouts from different angles, making your designs look more like real products instead of just a static mockup.

We’ve collected some of the best free and premium website mockups you can use to present your next website design to your clients.