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Brochure Design Software: 3 Options Compared

Software / 23 Jan 2019

Brochure Design Software: 3 Options Compared

So, you need to design a brochure? Where do you start? We’re comparing three different pieces of brochure design software to see how they stack up.

For web and digital designers creating a printed brochure for the first time, to designers that have been making print pieces for a while, using the right tool can make brochure design a more efficient task.

Adobe tools are the common starting place. Today, we’ll compare using InDesign, Illustrator and Adobe Spark (a free offering) for creating a brochure design.

30+ Best Portrait Photoshop Actions

Inspiration / 22 Jan 2019

30+ Best Portrait Photoshop Actions

Retouching and enhancing portrait photos is a time-consuming task, and starting from scratch with every photo can be frustrating. Using a portrait Photoshop Action can save time, and give you a beautiful result with a few clicks. Let’s dive into some of the best portrait Photoshop Actions available today.

These Photoshop Actions help you save time and improve your workflow when editing a portrait photo. You can use them to instantly retouch photos, add makeup, enhance colors, add effects, adjust toning, and much more with just a single click. Say hello to a faster, simpler workflow (and some impressive end results!). And if you’re looking for more advice and guidance on using these, our Photoshop Actions feature is a great place to start!

20+ Best After Effects Slideshow Templates

Inspiration / 22 Jan 2019

20+ Best After Effects Slideshow Templates

Adobe After Effects is one of the most popular and effective tools for making attractive motion graphics. With the ability to use pre-made templates, After Effects can be a powerful tool even at the hands of a beginner.

Especially when making wedding photo album videos, presentations, and promotional campaigns, After Effects is quite useful in turning ordinary photos and videos into gorgeously animated slideshows.

To help you find inspiration, we handpicked a collection of After Effects slideshow templates you can use to easily make professional motion graphics without an effort. All you have to do is edit the template and drop the images into the placeholders.

Pitch Deck Design: 10 Tips to Stand Out

Business / 21 Jan 2019

Pitch Deck Design: 10 Tips to Stand Out

A good pitch deck is designed for specifically one thing – to help your startup get funding from investors. But how do you stand out from the crowd, and make a memorable impression?

There’s a delicate balance to creating a deck with just enough slides to entice potential funders, without providing so much information that they are overwhelmed.

Most pitch decks contain less than 20 slides. So how do you create a pitch deck design that stands out? Here are our ten tips to help you get started.

20+ Best Startup Pitch Deck Templates for PowerPoint

Inspiration / 20 Jan 2019

20+ Best Startup Pitch Deck Templates for PowerPoint

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. All the best with your startup pitch!

20+ Best Social Media Kit Templates & Graphics

Inspiration / 18 Jan 2019

20+ Best Social Media Kit Templates & Graphics

Are you working on crafting a content plan to promote your brand and business on social media? Then these social media kits and templates will help you design amazing graphics for your social media campaigns like a pro.

Preparing content for your social media promotions is a time-consuming process that most social media managers and marketers have to deal with.

But don’t worry. You can use these social media kits and graphics templates designed by professionals to quickly edit and use with your own social media campaigns. The best part is you can easily edit and customize them all by yourself.

10 Best Places to Find Free Fonts

Inspiration / 17 Jan 2019

10 Best Places to Find Free Fonts

Typography plays a big role in all types of designs, from product packaging to mobile apps and more. Today we’re taking a look at the best places to find free fonts, and take your design work to a new level.

But why is typography so important? Remember what happened at the Oscars 2017, when they gave the Best Picture award to the wrong film? Typography is to blame for that huge mess. As the creative strategist Benjamin Bannister points out, a simple change in the font and the design could have helped avoid such an embarrassing incident.

This is why it’s important to have more options when designing a new project. Don’t settle for those overused default fonts. Be brave enough to try something new.

There are many places you can download a great looking font free of charge. We narrowed down the list to the top 10 websites for finding free fonts. Have a look.

How to Use the 2019 Pantone Color of the Year in Design Projects

Trends / 16 Jan 2019

How to Use the 2019 Pantone Color of the Year in Design Projects

It might be one of the best public relations moves in the design world. Pantone releases an annual color of the year that sets the tone for color trends for a 12-month cycle.

This year’s selection – Living Coral – is representative of many of the color trends we’ve seen heading into 2019. Bright hues are a popular choice and this color is certainly a bright option.

Here’s a look at Living Coral and how the color – and similar colors – as inspiration for using the color (or not) in design projects this year.

20+ School Newsletter Templates

Inspiration / 15 Jan 2019

20+ School Newsletter Templates

A school newsletter template can help you create an effective way to bridge the gap between teachers, students, and parents to keep everyone updated on the latest news and upcoming events.

If your school don’t have a newsletter yet or planning on revamping your old newsletter design, use these easy to use school newsletter templates to instantly craft a more professional and attractive newsletter.

This collection includes customizable newsletter templates for all kinds of schools, colleges, and universities. You can download and edit the templates using Adobe InDesign to personalize the design to match your school branding. Have a look and start downloading.

Brochure Design Ideas & Inspiration for 2019

Trends / 14 Jan 2019

Brochure Design Ideas & Inspiration for 2019

Almost every designer has created a brochure at some point. And there’s a strong possibility you’ll be asked to design another! Whether it’s for a client or to promote your own business, there’s an art to designing a brochure.

And then there’s an added challenge: brochure design isn’t just for print anymore. Digital brochures are just as popular as the hard-copy versions. It’s quite common for clients to request a printed brochure with a digital shareable file of the same design.

Don’t sweat this design challenge though. We’ve put together some classic and modern tips so you can create a brochure design that looks great, and is easy to read.

20+ Best Book Cover Mockup Templates

Inspiration / 10 Jan 2019

20+ Best Book Cover Mockup Templates

Whether you’re working on a book cover design for an indie author or a publishing company, a great way to show off your professionalism and win over your client is to present your design with a book cover mockup template.

Book cover mockup templates not only let you present your designs more professionally but also let you see how the design looks like on a printed book and wow your clients.

In this collection, we’re featuring unique and professional book cover mockup templates for effectively showcasing your book cover designs like a pro. These mockup templates are easily customizable and you can place your own designs with just one click.

What Is a Pitch Deck? (And How to Make One)

Business / 9 Jan 2019

What Is a Pitch Deck? (And How to Make One)

It’s a tool that every startup business or entrepreneur needs – a great pitch deck. A pitch deck is a presentation that you’ll use to help explain or showcase your product or service and potentially drives sales or investment. It needs to be polished and professional to do the job well.

Today, we’ll take a look at what a pitch deck is, how to make one, and how to establish a design that will wow people who come in contact with your new business.