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15+ Best Animated Keynote Templates With Stylish Transitions

Inspiration / 20 Nov 2018

15+ Best Animated Keynote Templates With Stylish Transitions

A great way to make your Keynote slideshow more attractive is to use animation effects. With just a few entrance animations or transition effects, you can instantly make your presentation look more professional.

However, it takes a lot of configuring and testing to figure out the right animations for each and every slide in your presentation. If you’re in a rush to finish up a presentation, there won’t be any time to play around with animation effects and transitions.

We found a solution to this problem in animated Keynote templates. We handpicked some professional and creative Keynote templates for this collection that also comes fully equipped with predefined animations and transition effects. All you have to do is download the template and start customizing.

Gimp vs Photoshop vs Lightroom: 3 Apps Compared

Software / 20 Nov 2018

Gimp vs Photoshop vs Lightroom: 3 Apps Compared

When it comes to editing photos and digital images, we’ve never had more software options to choose from. Two apps have been around for decades: Photoshop, and Gimp. We’re throwing Lightroom into the mix as well, and comparing Gimp vs Photoshop vs Lightroom.

There are plenty of professionals who use Gimp for their daily work. Let’s face it, switching to the free app is worth it when you can save $180 a year otherwise spent on an (entry level) Adobe CC subscription.

But is it realistic to consider Gimp as an option? Can Gimp really do all the things Photoshop or Lightroom does? Is Lightroom better than Photoshop? We’ll be answering those questions and more.

How to Add Fonts to Photoshop (Mac and Windows)

Software / 19 Nov 2018

How to Add Fonts to Photoshop (Mac and Windows)

There’s no need to be intimidated when it comes to adding fonts to Adobe Photoshop for use in projects. Whether you’re on a Mac, adding a font to Photoshop can be a straight-forward process.

Here’s we’ll walk you through how to add fonts to Photoshop (using a few different methods) so that you can speed up your workflow like a pro.

30+ Best Stencil Fonts

Inspiration / 16 Nov 2018

30+ Best Stencil Fonts

Looking for the best stencil fonts for your next design project? We’ve collected our favorite stencil letter fonts to give you dozens to choose from, all beautifully crafted to give you a stylish stencil effect.

When it comes to designing movie posters, video game covers, and military and industrial-themed designs, you can’t go wrong with a stencil font. Stencil fonts can be a great choice for making bold statements and grabbing attention. And they work well with many types of print and digital designs as well. (We’ve also included a few delicate stencil fonts, for more subtle use cases as well!)

Enjoy browsing through our hand-picked collection of the best stencil fonts, and see if you can find one font that’s a good match for your next design project.

20+ Church Bulletin & Newsletter Templates

Inspiration / 15 Nov 2018

20+ Church Bulletin & Newsletter Templates

Every church needs the right templates for creating effective church bulletins and newsletters to spread God’s message. Thankfully, there are many easy-to-use church bulletin templates to quickly design flyers and newsletters for your congregation!

You need to be creative to attract the attention of your churchgoers, with modern and attractive designs. We’ve handpicked a collection of creative and modern church bulletin templates for creating beautiful event flyers, newsletters, and bulletin messages. You can simply download these templates and edit them with either Photoshop or Illustrator to add your own content.

How to Make a Poster in PowerPoint: 10 Simple Steps

Business / 14 Nov 2018

How to Make a Poster in PowerPoint: 10 Simple Steps

In addition to creating presentations, did you know you can use PowerPoint to design other elements such as posters? Today, we’re walking you through exactly how to make a poster in PowerPoint.

While not everyone thinks about making a poster design in PowerPoint, it’s actually pretty easy—and is a viable option if you need something quickly, or don’t have other design software available. (Posters made in PowerPoint are frequently used in academic settings for assignments and event promotion on college campuses.) Today, we’re going to take you through the steps of how to make a poster in PowerPoint.

20+ Best Cool PowerPoint Templates

Inspiration / 13 Nov 2018

20+ Best Cool PowerPoint Templates

PowerPoint slideshows used to be the boring part of a meeting or presentation. But now, with the help of cool PowerPoint templates, everyone can make presentation slideshows look more interesting and attractive, even if you don’t have any experience in PowerPoint slideshow design.

For this collection, we gathered some modern and stylish PowerPoint presentation templates you can easily customize to make your slideshows look cooler. Download one of these cool PowerPoint templates, open it up, and start customizing right away!

30+ Best Subtle Black & White Background Textures

Inspiration / 13 Nov 2018

30+ Best Subtle Black & White Background Textures

Are you looking for a subtle black and white background texture to make your designs stand out from the crowd? In this collection, we’re featuring some of the most beautiful, simple, and modern black and white background textures you can use for your design projects.

A black and white texture is the ideal choice for crafting a background to better highlight the content of your design. Whether its a website, a presentation slideshow, a poster, a book cover, or a social media post, a B&W background will help emphasize the text and the content of your design above all else.

Keynote vs PowerPoint: Which Presentation App to Choose?

Software / 12 Nov 2018

Keynote vs PowerPoint: Which Presentation App to Choose?

It’s presentation time! Whether you are creating a template for your boss or prepping slides for a talk, using the right software can make the job a lot easier. We’re pitting Keynote vs. PowerPoint against one another to lay out the pros and cons of each.

For Mac users, there are two pretty obvious choices – Keynote and PowerPoint. But which do you choose? Each has its own set of benefits and costs, and they’re both great for different uses. Hopefully, we’ll be able to help you make the right choice.

25+ Best Microsoft Word Brochure Templates

Inspiration / 9 Nov 2018

25+ Best Microsoft Word Brochure Templates

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 in our full series on brochure templates!)

UI vs. UX: A Culinary Comparison

UX Design / 8 Nov 2018

UI vs. UX: A Culinary Comparison

If the title of this article drew you in, there’s a good chance you’ve seen some kind of Venn diagram with a dozen circles showing the overlap between user interface (UI) and user experience (UX). This article doesn’t dispute any of that. But it does explain UI vs. UX in an alternate way.

One of the most powerful techniques a UX designer can wield is storytelling. Stories allow an audience to relate to a subject in a more meaningful way and hopefully help them understand it better.

10 Things Only a Designer Would Notice (And Why They Matter!)

Graphics / 7 Nov 2018

10 Things Only a Designer Would Notice (And Why They Matter!)

Don’t think your poor design choices won’t be seen. Keen graphic designers are judging your shortcuts and rolling their eyes.

Just because these are things that only a designer would notice, it doesn’t mean they aren’t important. (Do you really want all that judgement from your peers?) Here’s a list of things that make my skin crawl… Make sure you’re not guilty of these design faux pas!