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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.

Business Templates

Features / 4 Aug 2022

Business Templates

Not all business templates are created equal. Designing a polished and professional document or proposal can make a huge difference to the impact it has (and there are thousands of high-quality templates to explore if you aren’t a designer by trade).

We’ll be walking you through the types of things to consider when creating or choosing a template for your next business document. From what to include on a business proposal to where to find the best templates for a digital marketing or SEO proposal.

The best thing about business templates is their versatility. It doesn’t matter whether you’re crafting a proposal for a new marketing initiative, a financial investment, or a national event. You can apply the same basic principles to create something that looks great and captures the attention of the reader in no time.

20+ Cute Handwriting Fonts in 2022 (Free & Pro)

Font Collections / 3 Aug 2022

20+ Cute Handwriting Fonts in 2022 (Free & Pro)

One of the best ways to add a personal and handcrafted look to your designs is to use handwriting fonts. Since each handwriting font has a unique look of its own, they help make your designs look original as well.

Today, we focus on handwriting fonts that allow you to go beyond that personal look and add a bit of cuteness at the same time.

In this collection, we feature some beautiful and cute handwriting fonts you can use to craft adorable typography for various types of design projects.

Each of these fonts has unique and creative designs so you might want to download them all. The good news is you can do just that by getting an unlimited subscription to Envato Elements. But first, check out the fonts below.

50+ Best Premiere Pro Lower Thirds Templates

Premiere Pro Templates / 3 Aug 2022

50+ Best Premiere Pro Lower Thirds Templates

Lower thirds are an important part of many different types of videos. Especially in news segments, interviews, and even in YouTube videos, a properly placed lower third help add more context to your videos. We’ve hand-picked the best Premiere Pro lower thirds templates to get you off to a great start.

Even though a lower third seems like a simple object that anyone can create, it takes some creative thinking and visual effects to make a lower third that actually makes your videos look more professional. If you take a careful look at some of the best-edited videos on YouTube (or even a news segment on a TV channel), you’ll notice how they include lower-thirds that feature attractive effects that blend in with the video seamlessly.

You don’t have to be an expert video editor to create that type of lower-thirds. We’ve found a collection of professional and creative Premiere Pro lower third templates you can download and customize as your own to add better lower-thirds to your videos.

Plus, we’re sharing a few helpful tips for lower third design to give you a few design pointers!

20+ Best Modern eBook Templates in 2022 (Free & Pro)

Business Templates / 2 Aug 2022

20+ Best Modern eBook Templates in 2022 (Free & Pro)

Writing a book is surely a difficult process. Then also coming up with a great design for your eBook is a challenge of its own. But you won’t have to worry about that, thanks to our collection of eBook templates.

Many businesses, brands, and even bloggers know that eBooks are a powerful marketing tool for promoting products and services. It’s also a popular incentive for growing your email lists.

With this collection of eBook templates, putting together a modern-looking eBook for your marketing needs will get much simpler. Here, you’ll find templates for all sorts of purposes.

These templates are easy to customize and you can just copy-paste your book content into the template and have it ready to download within minutes. Have a look.

30+ Best Adobe XD Wireframe Kits (+ Wireframe Tutorials)

Adobe XD Templates / 1 Aug 2022

30+ Best Adobe XD Wireframe Kits (+ Wireframe Tutorials)

Adobe XD is one of the most popular tools used for designing user interfaces for mobile and desktop apps. What most designers are unaware of is that Adobe XD is also a great tool for wireframing as well.

We handpicked a collection of Adobe XD wireframe kits and templates to show you how easy it is to design wireframes for websites and app interfaces using the free app.

With these wireframe kits for Adobe XD, you don’t have to spend time designing buttons, shapes, and other elements. They are already included in the templates kit. You can easily edit and customize them however you like.

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.

Border Design: 8 Tips & Modern Examples

Graphics / 29 Jul 2022

Border Design: 8 Tips & Modern Examples

Graphic designers have been using borders for as long as they have been designing things. And they’re a fun element to play with. We’re taking a look at eight border design concepts (most of them you can actually download as project starters), along with tips for usage and some examples that you can try in projects.

Sometimes a great border can help separate your design for other elements, such as around the perimeter of an ad. Other times, a border can serve as an element to help break up different parts of a design, or frame messaging or content.

While borders are most frequently thought about in terms of print design, they can be a valuable digital design tool as well. A good border defines a space so that users know where a design begins and ends. (Pretty simple, right?)

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.

InDesign Templates

Features / 28 Jul 2022

InDesign Templates

Adobe InDesign is the industry-leading layout and page design software for print and digital media. You can use it to create publications, books, and all manner of print and layout projects.

Our series will give you some helpful tips and ideas for getting started with Adobe InDesign, and highlight some of the pros and cons between InDesign and other competing apps.

We’ll also be featuring beautiful InDesign templates for books, brochures, flyers, magazines, business reports, and so much more. These templates are a crucial piece in getting a project started quickly and making something that looks stunning—in no time at all.

20+ Best Business Email Newsletter Templates (With Modern Responsive Design)

Email Templates / 28 Jul 2022

20+ Best Business Email Newsletter Templates (With Modern Responsive Design)

More than 300 billion emails are sent and received every day. But only a fraction of those emails get opened and read by users.

Although, getting people to open your newsletter is only the first step of the process. The design and the contents of your emails are also crucial to getting your audience to engage with your newsletters.

One of the best ways to grab user attention and boost engagement in email newsletters is to use modern and stylish email designs. That’s exactly what this post is all about.

We brought a collection of business email templates that you can use to create more attractive and engaging emails for your business newsletters. These templates are compatible with almost every popular email marketing software. Have a look.

Lookup and Validate Phone Numbers With Numlookupapi

Reviews / 28 Jul 2022

Lookup and Validate Phone Numbers With Numlookupapi

numlookupapi is a tool that can help you automate the phone number validation process for your website or app. It can validate any phone number, returning carrier and location information, and is already trusted and used by more than 15,000 companies worldwide.

It’s an easy-to-use and free basic worldwide phone number lookup API, with pricing tiers for high-volume users. Whether you’re exploring a small use-case for a personal project, or a huge enterprise project that requires thousands of requests an hour, there’s an option for you.

Here’s a look at numlookupapi and how it could work for you.

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.

40+ Best Photoshop Text Effects 2022 (Free & Premium)

Photoshop Actions / 27 Jul 2022

40+ Best Photoshop Text Effects 2022 (Free & Premium)

The title is the most important part of almost every design. Whether it’s a poster, flyer, banner, or even a website header, the title is what attracts the audience’s attention and keep them hooked.

When it comes to designing titles, sometimes you have to get creative and make unique text designs that stand out from the crowd. And this is where Photoshop text effects can be used to go above and beyond with your designs.

Photoshop text effects allow you to completely transform your ordinary text into incredible designs without an effort. They are quite popular among YouTubers and Twitch users for designing channel cover images as well.

We handpicked a collection of the best Photoshop text effects you can use to design all kinds of titles and headings. There are both premium and free text effects in the collection. Have a look.

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