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Record Presentations & Edit Videos Using Wondershare DemoCreator

Software / 9 Apr 2021

Record Presentations & Edit Videos Using Wondershare DemoCreator

Turning your PowerPoint presentations into videos is one of the best ways to make the most of your presentations and create content from them. Wondershare DemoCreator is a wonderful tool that allows you to do just that.

Whether you’re using PowerPoint or Google Slides to create a tutorial video, online course, or share a report with your team, you can record your presentations to easily share and reuse them in a more professional way.

Wondershare DemoCreator is a PowerPoint screen recording software you can use to easily create videos from your presentations. In this post, we take a closer look at this app and show you how to use it.

Jumpstart Design Prototypes With Wondershare Mockitt

Software / 24 Mar 2021

Jumpstart Design Prototypes With Wondershare Mockitt

If you’ve ever wanted to build a prototype quickly, Wondershare Mockitt is the tool for you.

The new online prototyping tool is made to help you create interactive prototypes in a hurry – as little as 10 minutes – using drag and drop tools.

Here, we’ll take a look at Wondershare Mockitt and how you can make it work for you. You’ll learn how almost anyone with visual design skills can create a prototype easily, with just a few clicks!

How to Create an Invoice in Word (In 3 Simple Steps!)

Software / 18 Mar 2021

How to Create an Invoice in Word (In 3 Simple Steps!)

From small businesses to one-off needs for freelancers, Microsoft Word can be a reliable – and easy – option for creating quick invoices. Most people have it, and you can get a surprisingly well designed invoice made with relatively little effort!

You can use a template that comes with the software by default, create your own, or download a predesigned option from a marketplace such as Envato Elements. (The latter option is the easiest by far.)

Here, we’ll walk you through how to create an invoice in Word using an example template. You can download it here and follow along.

How to Open, Use & Edit a Template in Microsoft Word

Software / 11 Mar 2021

How to Open, Use & Edit a Template in Microsoft Word

Templates are the super tool of regular Microsoft Word users. Templates establish a set of style rules and visual guidelines so that your documents have a unified look and feel.

Templates are a great starting point for elements such as letterhead other documents.

Here, we’ll look at how to open, edit, and use templates in Microsoft Word. The whole process is really simple, and can open up a whole new level of flexibility for how you work with Word.

10+ Tips for Modern, Pro Page Layout Designs in Microsoft Word

Software / 8 Mar 2021

10+ Tips for Modern, Pro Page Layout Designs in Microsoft Word

If you are ready to amp up your designs in Microsoft Word, this is the right place. Here – with templates as examples – we are going to look at a variety of ways you can create more modern, professional-looking page layout designs using this common tool.

Microsoft Word is capable of so much more than you might expect with page layout. You can build modern, on-trend documents, and push the software further than ever before.

Forget the old days of Word Art and choosing between six fonts. Let’s take Microsoft Word into a new world of improved design and typography!

What Is Affinity Publisher? a 101 Intro (+ vs. InDesign Comparison)

Affinity Publisher Templates / 26 Feb 2021

What Is Affinity Publisher? a 101 Intro (+ vs. InDesign Comparison)

Designers working with desktop publishing may want to take a look at Affinity Publisher. The tool, which is now available for Mac and Windows platforms, is emerging as a powerful and flexible design option.

The tool is part of the Serif line of graphic design products, which also includes Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer, both super-capable platforms in their own right.

Here’s a look at Affinity Publisher and how it compares to a tool you may already be familiar with – Adobe InDesign.

How to Do a Giveaway on Instagram (+ Rules, Ideas and Tips)

Instagram Templates / 22 Feb 2021

How to Do a Giveaway on Instagram (+ Rules, Ideas and Tips)

Designing a giveaway or contest on Instagram can be fun, increase engagement, and help boost your presence online. But it’s more than just asking people to tag a friend to win a prize.

A great giveaway takes planning, a prize that’s worth people’s time, and an understanding of the rules to maintain the integrity of your social media account (that’s the really important part, to make sure you stay on the right side of the guidelines).

Here’s how to do a giveaway on Instagram!

7 Best Sketch Alternatives for Windows & PC

Sketch Templates / 11 Feb 2021

7 Best Sketch Alternatives for Windows & PC

Sketch is one of the most popular apps among designers and artists. Whether you want to design a mobile app interface or craft a set of unique icons, it has all the tools you need in one place.

However, the Sketch app also has a few downsides, the biggest one being the app’s exclusivity to Mac devices. If you’re a Windows PC user, you can’t use the Sketch app.

Thankfully, there are a few amazing Sketch alternatives for PC you can use instead. In this article, we take a closer look at the best Sketch alternatives for Windows, including both free and premium options.

Let’s dive in.

Best Drawing Software for Digital Artists (PC & Mac)

Software / 28 Jan 2021

Best Drawing Software for Digital Artists (PC & Mac)

Finding the right drawing app for digital art is a process that involves a lot of trial and error. We want to help narrow that search by giving you this list of the best drawing software for digital artists.

Whether you’re a beginner just getting started or an experienced artist looking for a better drawing software, we have handpicked some of the best software you can use to craft professional art and designs.

When choosing a drawing software you also need to look for specific features like support for drawing tablets, compatibility with different platforms, and affordable pricing. We made sure to check for these features when creating our list. You’ll also find some of the best free drawing software you can use without touching your wallet. Keep reading to learn more.

10+ Best Free Portfolio Website Tools & Templates in 2021

Software / 13 Jan 2021

10+ Best Free Portfolio Website Tools & Templates in 2021

Do you need a portfolio website right now? There are a variety of online tools and templates that can help jumpstart the process so you can feature your work online quickly.

This list is packed with options that provide free plans to help you get started. (Note that many do also offer paid options with the ability to customize or add premium features.)

Here are a few tools that can help writers, designers, photographers, artists, or pretty much anyone get their portfolio online this week.

7 Best Instagram Tools for Designers in 2021

Instagram Templates / 21 Dec 2020

7 Best Instagram Tools for Designers in 2021

As one of the most popular social media channels, it is important to make the most of your presence on Instagram. This applies to business and individual brands.

Your photos, videos, stories, and reels can say a lot about you and your business. Much of that starts with a good design that’s representative of the work you do.

Here, we’ve collected seven of the best Instagram tools to help you make the most of creating and sharing online.

8 Best Code Editors for Designers in 2021 (Free & Premium)

Software / 15 Dec 2020

8 Best Code Editors for Designers in 2021 (Free & Premium)

Having at least a basic understanding of coding is an important skill that every designer should have. Knowing your way around website design, HTML, and CSS will help you stand out among other designers.

Even if you’re a graphic designer working on print designs, you’ll never know if or when you’ll land a high-paying job to design a website or even parts of a website. Having some front-end design skills will definitely help advance your career as well.

The process of learning front-end design and coding begins with finding the right code editor for you. There are a lot of different code editors out there. But, only a few that are perfect for front-end designers.

In this post, we showcase some of the best code editors you can use for front-end design and coding. There are both free code editors and premium ones as well as web-based apps. Have a look.