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Filmstock: A One-Stop Shop for Royalty-Free Video & Media

Software / 23 Sep 2021

Filmstock: A One-Stop Shop for Royalty-Free Video & Media

Being able to access a library where you can download all kinds of media assets in one convenient place is a surefire way to supercharge your workflow.

If you’re looking for such a resource to improve your productivity on a budget, Filmstock can be just what you need.

Filmstock features a massive library full of royalty-free stock video, video effects, sound effects, video templates, and so much more. There are resources on the platform for all kinds of creators, including video editors, content creators, social media influencers, and marketers.

Filmstock gives you unlimited access to the marketplace for a single monthly subscription. But is it worth your money? What are the benefits of using Filmstock? And who should use Filmstock? Let’s find out.

5 Best iMovie Alternatives (For Mac & Windows) 2021

Software / 15 Sep 2021

5 Best iMovie Alternatives (For Mac & Windows) 2021

iMovie is the go-to software for Mac users for editing videos. It’s fast, free, beginner-friendly, and simply gets the job done.

But, let’s face it, iMovie fails in many areas when it comes to creating attractive and trendy videos for social media. It lacks the effects, filters, and tools you need to make fun TikTok videos or Instagram Stories.

Maybe it’s time to look for an alternative? Well, we’ve been wondering the same and did some research to find the best iMovie alternative apps for editing and creating videos.

In this post, we look at some of the best apps you can use to edit videos for social media, create vlogs for YouTube, and make trendy TikToks. Most of these apps work on both Mac and Windows. Let’s have a look.

Best Free T-Shirt Design Software in 2021

Software / 10 Sep 2021

Best Free T-Shirt Design Software in 2021

When it comes to designing a shirt, you have two primary options – design it yourself using graphic design tools such as Adobe Illustrator or use software made for the job. The good news is that there are plenty of free t-shirt design software options to consider!

There are a growing number of platforms that specialize in t-shirt design and can help you create something that people will want to wear. Some of these tools integrate with a t-shirt sales portal as well, making the process even easier.

Here, we’re going to look at some of the best free t-shirt design software options available and how you can make these tools work for you.

How to Uninstall Fonts on Windows & Mac

Font Collections / 26 Aug 2021

How to Uninstall Fonts on Windows & Mac

It’s easy to get lost in an ocean of fonts when you keep downloading and installing fonts on your computer.

Let’s face it, as a designer, you can’t help but get new fonts at every chance you get. You’ll never stop hoarding fonts and that’s okay too. Because we all have the same addiction.

There’s no such thing as having too many fonts. But you should learn to organize your fonts. Otherwise, it will start affecting your work and productivity.

In this quick guide, we’ll show you how to uninstall fonts that you never really use to make space for shiny new fonts.

How to Blur a Background in Lightroom (Step by Step Guide)

Lightroom Presets / 12 Aug 2021

How to Blur a Background in Lightroom (Step by Step Guide)

The blurred background effect is a popular trick used in photo editing to highlight and make the portrait stand out from the background.

This effect is widely used in fashion and wedding photography. It works best for portraits as it makes portraits pop from the background. While the effect is best created with your camera, you can also replicate it with Lightroom.

In this quick guide, we’ll show you how to blur background in Lightroom to recreate the same effect in your own portrait photos.

Let’s get started!

15+ Best Adobe InDesign Tutorials for Beginners 2021

Software / 10 Aug 2021

15+ Best Adobe InDesign Tutorials for Beginners 2021

Whether you’re getting started on your first brochure design project or looking for a way to create a unique promo poster, Adobe InDesign is the most comprehensive software you can use for all sorts of publication designs.

InDesign is a little bit more sophisticated than most other apps in the Adobe Creative Cloud software suite. You could easily get lost and frustrated if you try to use the app without a proper introduction.

To help you avoid that problem, we’ve handpicked some of the best tutorials you can use to learn the basics of Adobe InDesign. There are YouTube tutorials, articles, guides, and even free online courses on this list.

How to Vectorize an Image in Photoshop (Step by Step Guide)

Photoshop Actions / 9 Jul 2021

How to Vectorize an Image in Photoshop (Step by Step Guide)

Even though Photoshop is a raster graphics software, it has many tools and tricks to support vector images. One of the best tricks is its ability to vectorize raster images.

This is a very useful trick every artist and designer should learn to use. For example, if you have a low-resolution logo or an image that you want to scale without making it blurry, you can vectorize the image in Photoshop to resize it freely.

In this quick guide, we’ll show you exactly how to vectorize an image in Photoshop. It’s a very simple method, you’ll see.

How to Make a Watermark in Photoshop (Step by Step Guide)

Photoshop Actions / 8 Jul 2021

How to Make a Watermark in Photoshop (Step by Step Guide)

Watermarking is an important part of making a piece of art your own. Whether you’re an artist, designer, or photographer, you should have a unique watermark to protect your work from being stolen.

If you don’t have your own watermark yet, creating one from scratch is very easy. In this short guide, we’ll show you how to make a watermark in Photoshop.

There are three simple ways to create a watermark. You can choose whichever method is appropriate for you. Let’s get started.

Procreate vs. Photoshop: Should You Make the Switch?

Procreate Brushes / 7 Jul 2021

Procreate vs. Photoshop: Should You Make the Switch?

Designers are in love with Procreate. The app built for creative professionals makes designing on an iPad easier and more efficient in a completely new way. But can a $9.99 app be a realistic Photoshop competitor?

For some, the answer is a definite yes.

Here are five reasons Procreate could become your go-to design app (and five reasons why it might not). Plus, an introduction to what Procreate is, and why it might be the perfect app for you.

Best Lightroom Export Settings for Instagram (Tips + Presets)

Lightroom Presets / 6 Jul 2021

Best Lightroom Export Settings for Instagram (Tips + Presets)

Lightroom is the secret behind some of the most gorgeous-looking photos you see on Instagram.

Many influencers and professionals use Lightroom to improve their photos before uploading them to the photo-blogging platform.

If you have the Lightroom app on your phone or computer, you can also make your Instagram posts look just as amazing as other influencers.

It’s just as easy as it sounds. But there are a few steps you need to follow. Like cropping images, applying effects, and using the best Lightroom export settings for Instagram.

In this quick guide, we share all the important tips and tricks for creating Instagram posts in Lightroom.

How to Edit Portraits in Lightroom (Beginner Tips + Presets)

Lightroom Presets / 6 Jul 2021

How to Edit Portraits in Lightroom (Beginner Tips + Presets)

Lightroom is one of the best apps you can use for editing portraits. The simple user interface makes it much easier to edit photos, even for someone without any prior experience.

In this quick tutorial, we’ll show you how to edit portraits in Lightroom in a few simple steps. If you’re new to Lightroom, this is a must-read.

Since you own a subscription to Lightroom, we assume you already know how to open photos and organize them in Lightroom. So we’re not going to cover those boring parts in this guide.

Let’s jump straight to the details.

How to Use After Effects Templates

After Effects Templates / 25 Jun 2021

How to Use After Effects Templates

Adobe After Effects is a video-based tool that’s used to add elements to moving pictures and animations. Designers use it to create titles, intros, and transitions between video clips to enhance the production value of animations and video projects.

After Effects is one of those tools that’s packed with goodies, including templates that you can use to speed up project workflows. You can create your own templates or find and download them from other sources.

Here, we have a guide to using After Effects so you have everything you need to get started or better use the software.