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After Effects vs. Premiere: What’s the Difference?

Premiere Pro Templates / 7 Oct 2022

After Effects vs. Premiere: What’s the Difference?

Video has likely become an important part of your website design or marketing strategy. From video hero images to short YouTube videos that help explain a product or service, video is a growing aspect of design.

Have you been asked to edit, create or adjust video for a client yet? Chances are it will happen.

Here, we’re going to look at two popular video tools from Adobe to help you get a crash course what tool is best to use for video projects – Adobe After Effects or Premiere?

Should you choose one, the other, or both? And are they the right fit for your next project?

What Is Motion Graphics? Examples & Templates

After Effects Templates / 1 Sep 2022

What Is Motion Graphics? Examples & Templates

Something weird has been happening in the world of design. Those static graphic designs you’ve been using on web and mobile designs have been coming to life.

No need to worry. It’s all because of this new style of animated designs that is taking over called motion graphics.

Motion graphics is considered to be the future of graphic design. It’s so popular that almost every website and mobile app now utilize some form of motion graphics on its user interfaces. Not just to make the designs look good but also to make them more interactive and encourage user engagement.

But what are motion graphics? How can you use them to make your designs better and more effective? Let’s find out.

10 Pro Tips for Using Figma in Your Workflow

Figma Templates / 25 Aug 2022

10 Pro Tips for Using Figma in Your Workflow

If you are using Figma for website or app design, logos, or other digital projects, it’s likely you are always looking for ways to get faster and more efficient.

Because this tool is so robust and allows for collaboration, sharing, and reuse of components and parts, it can really help boost your workflows.

Here are 10 pro tips for using Figma to create faster and smarter design workflows.

Affinity Publisher vs InDesign: Pros, Cons & Advice

Affinity Publisher Templates / 25 Aug 2022

Affinity Publisher vs InDesign: Pros, Cons & Advice

Affinity Publisher is arguably the best Adobe InDesign alternative available today. But how good is this desktop publishing software? Can you replace InDesign with Affinity Publisher for professional work?

Today, we take a closer look at both Affinity Publisher and Adobe InDesign to find answers to these questions. We’ll compare the best features and benefits of using these popular apps to figure out which platform is suitable for your needs.

The similarities between the two publishing software are uncanny. They basically offer the same set of features and tools but with just a few differences. Although, these differences affect your overall experience in a big way. That’s what we’re going to focus on in this comparison.

Without further ado, let’s dive in.

CorelDRAW vs. Illustrator: Pros & Cons Compared

Software / 18 Aug 2022

CorelDRAW vs. Illustrator: Pros & Cons Compared

When it comes to vector graphics editing software there have always been two players competing for the best vector editing app throne, CorelDRAW and Adobe Illustrator.

Both these apps offer incredible features and tools you need to design all kinds of vector graphics. But which app is the best?

Today, we wanted to find answers to this question by comparing the best features of these apps. If you’re also confused about which app to use for your design work, we’ll help you figure it out.

This is not going to be an ordinary feature comparison. Instead of comparing the user interfaces and the quality of features, we look at what kind of work you can do with both apps. Hopefully, it will help you find the right app for the type of work you do.

10+ Best Affinity Photo Tutorials for Beginners & Professionals

Software / 16 Aug 2022

10+ Best Affinity Photo Tutorials for Beginners & Professionals

Affinity Photo is arguably the best Photoshop alternative available right now. And if you’re still thinking about switching to this graphic editing software, now is the perfect time to do it.

To help you with the transition, we handpicked some of the best Affinity Photo tutorials and guides to take you from beginner to expert user in no time.

Affinity Photo has tools and features that are almost identical to Photoshop. And the software is super cheap. This makes it very easy to start using the software, especially if you’re coming from the Adobe platform.

With these tutorials, the process will be seamless. You’ll never have to go back to Photoshop ever again.

How to Make a Booklet in Word (With an Easy Template)

Business Templates / 10 Aug 2022

How to Make a Booklet in Word (With an Easy Template)

Learning how to make a booklet in Word is a valuable design skill. Even if you are used to working in something like InDesign, it’s likely a client or colleague may ask for a Microsoft Word-based booklet. It’s easy with a quick template that you can download, replace content, and use.

Here, we’ll take you through everything you need to know to create a booklet from a professional template for Word, from thinking about content to preparing the file for printing.

We’re going to use a template from Envato Elements (where there are loads of great options!), but you could use any booklet template for Word that you’ve tracked down online.

Sketch vs. Figma vs. Adobe XD: Which Design Tool Is Best for Beginners?

Sketch Templates / 5 Aug 2022

Sketch vs. Figma vs. Adobe XD: Which Design Tool Is Best for Beginners?

There comes a time when every designer needs to decide which design tool they’re going to settle down with for the rest of their career. If you’re in the process of finding your perfect design tool or looking for a replacement, this guide is for you.

Sketch app used to hold the throne as one of the most versatile design apps out there. That’s until two new contenders surfaced to challenge the throne—Figma and Adobe XD.

Both Figma and Adobe XD apps are not only developed by industry leaders but offer some amazing features that managed to steal many users away from Sketch. Of course, Sketch is still one of the best UX design tools available today as well.

For beginning designers, it can be frustrating to find the right tool for their work. In this article, we aim to provide a solid answer to that problem, by comparing Figma, Sketch, and Adobe XD against one another. Let’s dive in.

How to Make a Flyer in Word (Using a Quick Template)

Flyer Templates / 1 Aug 2022

How to Make a Flyer in Word (Using a Quick Template)

Everyone has to make a flyer at some point. It’s easy in Microsoft Word with a quick template that you can download, replace content, and use. You’re probably already familiar with MS Word, so why not use that as a jumping off point for a simple flyer project?

Here, we’ll take you through everything you need to know to create a flyer from a professional template, from thinking about content to preparing the file for printing.

We’re going to use a template from Envato Elements (where there are loads of great options!), but you could use any flyer template for Word that you’ve tracked down online.

How to Make Engaging Presentations and Videos With DemoCreator

Software / 1 Aug 2022

How to Make Engaging Presentations and Videos With DemoCreator

Today, video is without a doubt the most effective tool for commercial communication. According to reports, 85% of businesses utilize videos in their marketing campaigns.

Videos are the preferred format for everything from investor pitches to welcome videos, webinars to demonstrations, sales presentations to demos, and online lessons. Video marketing is clearly on the rise.

If you’re also looking for a way to easily make videos for your marketing needs, follow this guide to experience a handy method for visual message embedded presentations.

How to Edit YouTube Videos Using VideoProc: Free Video Software

Reviews / 28 Jul 2022

How to Edit YouTube Videos Using VideoProc: Free Video Software

Videos are no longer just about entertainment. They are now the most effective medium for marketing, communication, and education. And it has opened many doors for creators, allowing them to make millions while doing what they love.

There are many YouTubers out there who just upload videos and continue to earn revenue from those videos for many years. Popular influencer Ali Abdaal, for example, has made over $190k from a single video he uploaded in 2018. And that’s just one of over 450 videos on his channel.

Of course, there are many other ways to earn money on YouTube and you don’t need a million subscribers to get started. One thing you do need is a easy-to-use and affordable video editing software to create great content. An app like VideoProc Vlogger.

VideoProc Vlogger is the perfect software for YouTubers, TikTokers, marketers, and vloggers for making professional-looking videos. Why? Because it’s beginner-friendly and completely free to use! If you’ve ever struggled with how to edit a YouTube video, this is a great place to start.

In this review, we take a closer look at this video editor to see what it has to offer. Let’s dive in.

Affinity Photo vs. Lightroom: Which App Is Best for Photo Editing?

Lightroom Presets / 27 Jul 2022

Affinity Photo vs. Lightroom: Which App Is Best for Photo Editing?

Lightroom is the go-to app for processing RAW images and enhancing photos. But does it have all the tools you need to edit photos and do professional work?

That’s actually one of the biggest downsides to using Lightroom, as the app only offers a limited number of tools and features. And you have to switch over to a different app (Photoshop) to continue editing your photos.

What if you could do the tasks of both Lightroom and Photoshop using one app? And it only costs a one-time price of $54.99? Would you switch over to this app?

Before you answer, let’s take a look at the benefits of using Lightroom and Affinity Photo to see which app is best for you.