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Instagram Grid Templates: 10 Examples + Tips

Instagram Templates / 29 Apr 2020

Instagram Grid Templates: 10 Examples + Tips

A secret used by some of the boldest visual brands on Instagram is to use a grid or puzzle template. What this style of template does is create 12 cohesive panels that come together as a single image when someone visits your Instagram profile page.

The trick here is that the panels have to work equally well as single image posts and together as a whole. It can be difficult to pull off if you are not careful.

A template can make it a lot easier to figure out and manage. You can create one yourself, or download a ready-made option (best if you are looking for quick and easy). Here, we are looking at 10 great Instagram grid templates with tips for how you can take the inspiration from each and use it with your images on your social media account.

20+ Hoodie Mockup Templates (Free & Premium)

Mockup Templates / 28 Apr 2020

20+ Hoodie Mockup Templates (Free & Premium)

The key to selling your t-shirt and hoodie designs like hot cakes is to use attractive mockups to showcase your creations. If you’re working on a hoodie design, we’ve got the perfect collection of hoodie mockup templates for you.

In this post, we’re featuring hip and stylish hoodie mockup templates. For showing off all kinds of hoodie designs from black hoodie mockups to blank white hoodie mockups.

We also made sure to include a few free hoodie mockup templates too.

Have a look at the collection below, start downloading, and enjoy seeing your hoodie design on a stunning mockup!

Variable Fonts: A 101 Introduction (+ Free Variable Fonts to Try)

Font Collections / 28 Apr 2020

Variable Fonts: A 101 Introduction (+ Free Variable Fonts to Try)

Variable fonts is a new buzzword we keep hearing these days. Is it really just a buzzword or something revolutionary? In today’s article, we aim to give you a solid answer while covering the basics of variable fonts (with a few examples of great free variable fonts to try).

Variable fonts are considered to be the biggest innovation since the introduction of web fonts in web design. In due time, variable fonts will make a huge impact on the web and the way you use typography in web design. Needless to say, as a designer, it’s important to have an understanding of this new approach to fonts.

If you’re still wondering what these variable fonts really are, we’ll help you get a basic understanding of it. And also show you a few examples of variables fonts you can use for free in your own designs. Keep reading.

40+ Best Landscape Lightroom Presets 2020

Lightroom Presets / 27 Apr 2020

40+ Best Landscape Lightroom Presets 2020

Unlike taking portrait photos, capturing beautiful scenes in travel and landscape photos is quite difficult because you have to work with the natural lighting conditions. With the power of a landscape Lightroom preset, you can add incredible depth and personality to your landscape photos with just a few clicks!

Whether you’re a professional photographer using a DSLR or a traveler snapping photos with a smartphone, Lightroom is a must-have app that will help improve your landscape photos. One of the many benefits of using Lightroom is the ability to use presets. With a simple Lightroom preset, you can instantly optimize your photos, adjust colors, lighting, and more with just one-click.

In this collection, we handpicked some of the best landscape Lightroom presets you can use to enhance your outdoor photos without having to spend hours adjusting and optimizing settings in Photoshop.

We’re also featuring a set of tips for editing landscape photos, with helpful ideas and advice.

How to Pick a Font (For Any Design): 10 Tips & Principles

Font Collections / 27 Apr 2020

How to Pick a Font (For Any Design): 10 Tips & Principles

Choosing the right font for a new project can be exhilarating. But it can also be a major challenge. Fortunately, there are some timeless rules you can follow when deciding how to pick a font.

Whether you’re going for a super-subtle and simple design, or a bright and bold layout with impact, you’ll always need to consider some similar trade-offs with typography.

How to pick a font is less about specific steps and more about creating the right feel for a design project. Here’s how you do it (with some examples of lovely typography choices).

40+ Best Microsoft Word Brochure Templates 2020

Brochure Templates / 24 Apr 2020

40+ Best Microsoft Word Brochure Templates 2020

Today, we’re bringing you a set of professionally designed Microsoft Word brochure templates to help you get a head start on your next brochure project.

Every designer has a collection of pre-designed templates. These templates not only allow you to enhance your workflow but also save hours of time otherwise spent searching for an inspiring starting point.

Whether you’re working on a brochure for a business, a case study, report, or a project proposal, you’ll find plenty of options to choose from in this collection of templates (and even more with our quick brochure design tips, and our full series on brochure templates!)

30+ Best Real Estate Flyer Templates

Flyer Templates / 23 Apr 2020

30+ Best Real Estate Flyer Templates

Passing flyers is one of the best marketing strategies real estate agencies use to market their properties. We handpicked a collection of attractive real estate flyer templates to help you design unique flyers to promote your real estate listings like a pro.

Real estate is a booming industry. With many agencies popping up around every corner, you need to think outside the box to get more attention to the houses, flats, and apartments you’re trying to market. This involves crafting flyers and brochures that get potential buyers attention and stand out from the crowd.

With the help of these easy to use templates, you’ll be able to design such amazing-looking flyers to promote your property listings without even having to spend extra money on hiring graphic designers. You can easily edit these templates all by yourself.

Browse the collection, download a real estate flyer template, and start customizing to design a unique flyer for your business. Or check out our tips for designing real estate flyers for a few extra pointers!

How to Embed a YouTube Video in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Templates / 22 Apr 2020

How to Embed a YouTube Video in PowerPoint

You can create a more engaging presentation by inserting a YouTube video in your PowerPoint slides. Today, we’re going to walk you through the whole process of how to embed a YouTube video in PowerPoint.

While this task used to be rather cumbersome and clunky with older versions of the standard software, Microsoft Office 365 and PowerPoint 2019 make embedding videos a lot more manageable.

Here’s how you do it step-by-step for a great presentation that includes video. Now, the only hard part will be picking what video clip you want to use!

How to Change the Default Font in Word, Google Docs & PowerPoint

Font Collections / 22 Apr 2020

How to Change the Default Font in Word, Google Docs & PowerPoint

Sometimes design is as much about helping others use the tools as it is creating things. There are plenty of days when adding “tech support” to your resume seems feasible! But being armed with little tips and tricks can make work life easier for you and those around you.

Being able to change the default font in common software is one of these tricky smart tips.

Here’s how you change the default font in Microsoft Word, Google Docs, and Microsoft PowerPoint. And it’s all packaged here for you in one place.

15+ Creative Website Header Design Examples + Tips

Layouts / 21 Apr 2020

15+ Creative Website Header Design Examples + Tips

The website header, also referred to as the above the fold section, is arguably the most important part of a website. Mainly because it’s the first part of the website visitors see when they arrive on the website.

When it comes to websites, first impressions matter a lot. And the header section plays a major role in it. In fact, according to a study, the majority of website visitors only stay about 15 seconds on a website before they leave.

The header design of your website will play a key role in whether you can convince a visitor to stay longer than 15 seconds.

With the right header design, you can influence visitors to keep browsing the website. You can also design a header in a way that persuades visitors into taking action as well.

To help you find inspiration and learn a few tricks about effective header design, we handpicked some of the best website header design examples for your inspiration. These designs will surely help you make your own headers stand out from the crowd.

Affinity Designer vs Illustrator: Pros & Cons Compared

Software / 21 Apr 2020

Affinity Designer vs Illustrator: Pros & Cons Compared

It’s been more than three decades since Adobe introduced us to Illustrator. All this time, Illustrator has been the go-to software for vector graphics design.

Ask any expert designer and they’ll tell you how they can’t even think of switching software. Illustrator is now part of their workflow and career. Adobe used this loyalty to their advantage, by converting their software licensing to a subscription plan.

You now have to pay a monthly price to keep using the software. For some people, it’ll still be a great deal. But for others, you’ll likely ask yourself if it’s still a good investment. That’s why you’re here, right?

Affinity Designer is everything that you want a graphic design software to be. Needless to say, it’s the best Illustrator alternative available today.

But, is it powerful enough to provide all the tools you need to do your work? Does it have all the essential features of Illustrator? To answer these questions, we compared Affinity Designer against Adobe Illustrator. Let’s find out which software is best.

30+ Best Startup Pitch Deck Templates for PowerPoint 2020

PowerPoint Templates / 20 Apr 2020

30+ Best Startup Pitch Deck Templates for PowerPoint 2020

One of the most important aspects of pitching your startup is the presentation. In fact, it’s your pitch deck that’ll do most of the talking during your presentation. These startup pitch deck PowerPoint templates can make all the difference!

It goes to say that your startup pitch deck needs to be more than perfect for your presentation to go smoothly. If you’re new to PowerPoint it’s best not to take on the task of designing the pitch deck. But the good news is that you don’t have to hire a designer either.

With this collection of easy-to-use startup pitch deck PowerPoint templates, you’ll be able to make an effective and attractive pitch deck all on your own without any design experience. Our tips for creating a startup pitch should help too, as well as our guide on key slides to include in your pitch deck.

All the best with your startup pitch!