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15+ Top Graphic Design Trends for 2021

Trends / 23 Nov 2020

15+ Top Graphic Design Trends for 2021

What’s hot in graphic design? One of the things people always want to talk to me about is graphic design trends. Here’s preview of what’s going to be hot in 2021.

It’s such an interesting topic because there are trends that change slowly over time – just look at the long evolution of flat design to where we are now – and others that seem to flip overnight.

Should you always rush to use the latest graphic design trends in your work? Of course not. But it’s helpful to pick up new ideas, find inspiration, and see what types of techniques and styles are shaping our industry.

25+ Best Free Poster Templates (Illustrator & Photoshop) 2021

Poster Design / 20 Nov 2020

25+ Best Free Poster Templates (Illustrator & Photoshop) 2021

A poster is not just a piece of marketing material. It’s also a way to express your brand and connect with your audience. That’s why it takes a lot of work to design an effective poster. But, what if you don’t have the budget to hire a designer or the time to design it yourself? That’s where free poster templates come to help.

In this roundup, we feature many different types of free Illustrator poster templates and Photoshop poster templates you can use to design your own posters for your small business or event without an effort.

We made sure to include free poster templates in several different niches. No matter the purpose, you’ll find a poster design for your marketing project on this list.

50+ Best VSCO Lightroom Presets 2021

Lightroom Presets / 20 Nov 2020

50+ Best VSCO Lightroom Presets 2021

VSCO is a popular photography app for both Android and iOS, known for stunning filters and effects. Today we’re featuring a selection of VSCO Lightroom presets, inspired by the VSCO app, to help you achieve similar results with greater power and flexibility.

If you have a copy of Lightroom, you probably want to have more control over the specific nuances of how a filter is applied. We’ve found this collection of Lightroom presets that feature pretty much the same filters, effects, and adjustments included in the VSCO app.

The only difference is they are quite a bit easier to customize and change in more dramatic ways. Plus, you can apply these Lightroom presets to your photos with just one click!

What Is Modern Web Design in 2021? 20 Stunning Examples

Inspiration / 19 Nov 2020

What Is Modern Web Design in 2021? 20 Stunning Examples

What are the characteristics of a modern website design? It’s a pretty common question.

From clients asking at the start of web projects to designers trying to figure out how to incorporate the newest and trendy elements, figuring out what modern web design looks like is one of our greatest challenges.

The reality is that it is easy to say what modern web design is not. You know an outdated design when you see it for sure. Here, we’ve collected 20 examples of modern web designs to help shape a better idea of what it looks like.

25+ Best iPad Pro Mockups 2021 (Free & Premium)

Mockup Templates / 19 Nov 2020

25+ Best iPad Pro Mockups 2021 (Free & Premium)

There’s no better device than the iPad Pro to showcase your design with a touch of professionalism. This collection includes our picks of the absolute best free and premium iPad Pro mockups, all in one place.

Ever since its release, many creatives and professionals have fallen in love with the iPad Pro. A larger screen, Apple Pencil support, and powerful hardware make it stand out as a tablet capable of facilitating real work. As a result, digital artists and designers started using this device for everything from drawing, logo design, 3D modeling, architecture design, and more.

25+ Best Sketch Website Templates 2021

Sketch Templates / 18 Nov 2020

25+ Best Sketch Website Templates 2021

Today we bring you a collection of Sketch website templates for designing all kinds of websites and landing pages for various projects.

Designing a website takes a lot more work than one can imagine. Especially the process of crafting every component, every button, and every content block from scratch can take a lot of time and effort.

With the help of website templates, you can skip most of that heavy work and jump straight to designing your website. Website design templates come bundled with all the elements you’ll need to make a complete website, landing page, or a product page.

All you have to do is download the template, open it in Sketch, and start editing. We made sure to pick website templates from various categories. Have a look and see if you can find a template for your website project.

50+ Best Instagram Filters for Photoshop 2021

Photoshop Actions / 18 Nov 2020

50+ Best Instagram Filters for Photoshop 2021

Filters are one of the best features of Instagram. Everyone loves the idea of prettifying their photos in an instant and sharing them with their friends and family. But have you ever wanted a set of Instagram filters for Photoshop? I know I have.

The good news is, you don’t just need the Instagram app to apply filters to your photos. You can actually create even more beautiful photos with customizable filters using Photoshop actions and upload them to not just Instagram, but any other social network you want.

We handpicked a collection of free and premium Instagram Photoshop actions for creating creative and stylish Instagram filter effects in Photoshop. With a single click, you can apply these effects to your photos and customize them to your preference.

We’re also sharing our tips and advice on how to use Instagram filters in Photoshop.

30+ Inspiring Personal Portfolio Websites in 2021

Inspiration / 17 Nov 2020

30+ Inspiring Personal Portfolio Websites in 2021

I just love digging around portfolio websites for design inspiration. You can learn so much about the personality of a designer from the way a portfolio looks, and the interactions therein.

A portfolio site is also a great playground because it gives you the creative freedom you can’t always express with a normal client project.

Here, we have a roundup of personal portfolio websites that can impart a dose of instant inspiration. Explore new ideas, design trends, and themes that you can take and use in your own projects.

15 Photography Trends in 2021

Trends / 17 Nov 2020

15 Photography Trends in 2021

Photography trends can be a major influence on how print and digital designs come together. From filters to styles to photo angles that are trending, this part of the visual aesthetic can greatly impact how a project comes together.

Photography trends are dictated by a few things: Visual style of photographers, techniques that are gaining popularity in projects, the ability for images to work with other design elements, and even things such as social media filters.

The same photography trends that you might see in stock images (which we use as examples here) parallels to custom photos as well. Understanding photography trends is important for any designer because you’ll want to discuss photo options (and looks) before you begin a photoshoot for any design project to ensure that your visions are on the same page.

50+ Best Premiere Pro Animated Title Templates 2021

Premiere Pro Templates / 17 Nov 2020

50+ Best Premiere Pro Animated Title Templates 2021

Making a professional-looking title scene for your video often takes a lot of work. When it comes to creating animated titles in Premiere Pro, it could take hours to figure out the right settings and design. These Premiere Pro animated title templates are a life-saver!

The opening title scene is arguably the most important part of any video. But this fact puts more responsibility on you to craft the perfect title scene that fits the video, and grabs your viewer’s attention. Thankfully, you don’t have to waste your time worrying about the design or animation of your video title anymore.

Using these easy to use Premiere Pro animated title templates, you’ll be able to create unique and professional title scenes for all kinds of videos without any effort. Have a look.

20+ Best Twitch Banner Templates in 2021 (Free & Premium)

Inspiration / 16 Nov 2020

20+ Best Twitch Banner Templates in 2021 (Free & Premium)

Branding is an important part of finding success on Twitch. The way you design your channel, the emotes you use, and the way you present your streams becomes your brand. And that’s what helps you to stand out among hundreds of thousands of other streamers.

If you look at any successful Twitch streamer, you’ll notice that they all have personalized setups with creative Twitch stream overlays, custom emotes, and banners. Of course, they can afford to hire designers to get everything custom-made. But what if you’re just starting out and have a tight budget?

Thankfully, you can now easily design custom Twitch banners for your stream using pre-made templates. In this post, we highlight some of the best Twitch banner templates that you can use to create a unique banner for your stream without an effort.

15+ Video Marketing Trends for 2021

Trends / 16 Nov 2020

15+ Video Marketing Trends for 2021

Almost every marketing prediction, resource, or how-to guide for 2021 includes the same advice: video needs to be part of your strategy. But what type of video marketing is most important right now?

From super-short (micro) video clips, to live video on social media, to full-production ads and stories, we’re going to look at some of the top video marketing trends for the year and how you can incorporate them into your design and marketing plans.

And here’s why it matters, since 2019 the average user has jumped from watching 84 minutes of website video content per day to a projected more than 100 minutes per day this year.

Let’s dive in, and embrace video as the new marketing channel you need to get right!