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The 8 Best Photoshop Alternatives for Windows (2023)

Software / 24 Dec 2022

The 8 Best Photoshop Alternatives for Windows (2023)

Looking for a faster and better alternative to Adobe Photoshop? While Photoshop has been a standard for years, that’s starting to change with plenty of new tools for Windows that make easy work of photo editing. Many of these new tools include smart functions that will speed up workflows.

The best Photoshop alternatives pack in just the features you need without a lot of fluff you won’t use. Here’s a list of the best Photoshop alternatives for Windows in 2023.

Take note of special features to find the one that’s right for you.

Microinteractions Are Growing Up: How to Design Them in 2023

UX Design / 23 Dec 2022

Microinteractions Are Growing Up: How to Design Them in 2023

Microinteractions aren’t a new concept in UX design, but they keep getting more impressive. We’ve been talking about microinteractions here at Design Shack for a while because they are so vital to the overall success of web projects.

Microinteractions are those tiny details that turn an ordinary user experience into something more memorable and engaging. The little things that surprise and delight, adding a layer of enjoyable UX to your app or website.

Here’s a look at how designers are using microinteractions in 2021 with examples of how this design technique has grown up.

40+ Best Free Logo Makers + Design Templates 2023

Logo Templates / 23 Dec 2022

40+ Best Free Logo Makers + Design Templates 2023

Are you working on a simple logo for a creative or a personal project? Then our collection of free logo makers and logo templates will help you design a better-looking logo without having to break the bank.

Sure, using premium logo templates can help make your design look more professional. But, if you’re working on a small project of your own, there are many great free resources you can use to craft a stylish logo on your own while saving money.

In this post, we’re featuring some of the best online logo maker tools you can use to make logos as well as free logo templates for easily making a logo using Photoshop or Illustrator. Have a look.

60+ Keynote Business Slide Templates 2023

Keynote Templates / 22 Dec 2022

60+ Keynote Business Slide Templates 2023

What’s the most important part of a business presentation? The way you dress? Your speech? Or is it your body language? It’s actually none of the above!

Your presentation slides are the most important part of a business presentation. Why? Because your clients will be staring at the slides at all times and you’ll be using those slides to visualize your speech. That’s why you should pay close attention when designing the slides for your presentations.

To help you get started with your Keynote slide designs, we handpicked the best Keynote slides templates you can use for your business and corporate presentation needs. Design your presentation right, follow our tips on how to give a Keynote presentation with impact, and you’ll capture and keep the attention of everyone in the room!

60+ Best Landscape Lightroom Presets 2023

Lightroom Presets / 21 Dec 2022

60+ Best Landscape Lightroom Presets 2023

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.

60+ Best Condensed & Narrow Fonts of 2023

Font Collections / 21 Dec 2022

60+ Best Condensed & Narrow Fonts of 2023

Contrary to popular belief, condensed and narrow fonts don’t make your text cramped or crowded. You just have to know the appropriate time and place to use the font. Condensed fonts are widely used these days for headlines and portraying bold messages, and when deployed in the right place, they can give stunning impact!

It takes a lot of testing and experimenting to find the perfect font for a design, but our tips for choosing and working with condensed and narrow fonts will help get you off to a great start!

60+ Best Free PowerPoint Templates (PPT) 2023

PowerPoint Templates / 20 Dec 2022

60+ Best Free PowerPoint Templates (PPT) 2023

Not everyone can afford to buy premium PowerPoint templates to create their slideshows. But, that doesn’t mean you have to settle for a default template. There are dozens of incredible free PowerPoint templates to try out!

A great thing about the design community is that there are designers out there who willingly share their amazing work for free of charge, including gorgeous free PowerPoint templates.

To help you save some money, we scoured the web and handpicked a collection of the best free PowerPoint templates with modern and professional designs that you can use to make various types of presentations. Good luck with your presentation!

60+ Annual Report Templates (Word & InDesign) 2023

Inspiration / 20 Dec 2022

60+ Annual Report Templates (Word & InDesign) 2023

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.

45+ Best Adobe XD UI Kits + Templates 2023

Adobe XD Templates / 19 Dec 2022

45+ Best Adobe XD UI Kits + Templates 2023

Today we’re bringing you a collection of some of the best Adobe XD UI kits and templates. With these templates, you can create more professional-looking designs using Adobe’s stellar UX design tool.

Adobe XD took everyone by surprise when it was released with a free plan. It wowed many user experience and user interface designers as it served as a great Sketch app alternative. Something that was much needed by the Windows users.

Adobe XD app itself has many features that make it a great tool for UX designers. However, with third-party templates, you can create so much more amazing designs. All the Adobe XD UI kits and templates in our list are proof of that.

We’re also sharing a few tips for using a UI kit in Adobe XD to get you off to a quick start.

10 Key Instagram Trends for Designers to Watch in 2023

Instagram Templates / 19 Dec 2022

10 Key Instagram Trends for Designers to Watch in 2023

From hard-core ‘grammers to those that post the occasional pic, Instagram is the social media platform that’s practically made for designers because it is so visual.

So, you’ll probably want to be on-trend when it comes to posting. Here are nine ways to create images that look modern with a few examples and Instagram templates to help you get started.

From #nofilter, to framing, overlay elements, carousels, and more, we’re exploring all the trends you need to know.

20+ Baseball Fonts (Script & Cursive Jersey + Logo Fonts) 2023

Font Collections / 17 Dec 2022

20+ Baseball Fonts (Script & Cursive Jersey + Logo Fonts) 2023

Want to hit a home run with your next sports-themed design? Then be sure to try some of these baseball fonts.

Baseball fans are some of the most dedicated followers of the sport. That’s why they always want to show off their loyalty to their favorite teams no matter where they go. It’s part of the reason why baseball merchandise always sells out like hot cake. If you’re working on such a design, this fonts collection will come in handy.

In this collection, we are featuring the best baseball fonts you can use to make all kinds of sports-themed designs, including baseball jerseys, baseball caps, sports team logo designs, product labels, and everything in between.

We included both premium and free baseball fonts in the collection. Be sure to give them all a try.

20+ Digital Marketing, Social & SEO Proposal Templates 2023

Business Templates / 16 Dec 2022

20+ Digital Marketing, Social & SEO Proposal Templates 2023

A visual design that attracts attention, the ability to keep the client hooked through to the end, and a clutter-free layout are the key elements of a successful proposal brochure.

Great proposal brochures also feature stunning covers, easy-to-read paragraph formatting, and lots of images to win over the clients and investors with your proposal.

We’ve found some of the best proposal templates that check all those boxes. In this collection, we bring you all kinds of digital marketing proposals, social media proposals, and SEO proposal templates with amazing designs.

Grab a template and get a head start on your marketing proposal design.