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10 Web Design Trends We’re Already Over

Graphics / 29 May 2019

10 Web Design Trends We’re Already Over

Design trends have to be used cautiously. Just as quickly as many trends come into fashion; they can fall out of favor and make a design feel dated.

Don’t ignore them completely — testing out trends can stretch your creative muscles and help you create something you might not have tried otherwise. But do be aware of what’s fresh, what’s timeless, and what’s out of date!

Here are 10 design trends that are over (or should be anyway).

20+ Best Background Templates

Inspiration / 21 May 2019

20+ Best Background Templates

Designing the header section of a website is one of the most difficult parts of the entire website design process. You have to think about your content arrangement, the font size of the headline, product image placements, menu design, and much more to get it just right. But, background templates can help to give you a great head start!

Background templates are customizable background designs crafted by professional designers with the proper content layouts for you to use with your own projects.

The templates are available in vector format to let you easily edit the text, colors, and everything else to make a unique design for your own website or print design.

20+ Best Photoshop Tutorials for Designing Posters + Flyers

Inspiration / 15 May 2019

20+ Best Photoshop Tutorials for Designing Posters + Flyers

What makes a great poster design? It’s often a mix of creativity and design elements that have a certain panache.

Poster and flyer design can be a lot of fun because you can often stretch your design muscles and try things you wouldn’t for other projects. It’s an opportunity to do something attention-grabbing and unique!

With that idea in mind, here are twenty different poster/flyer tutorials that you can try out. Plus, you’ll get a chance to try out some new design techniques along the way!

60+ Stunning Food, Drink & Packaging Design Mockups

Inspiration / 6 May 2019

60+ Stunning Food, Drink & Packaging Design Mockups

Part of your job as a designer is to make sure you present your final design to your clients in a way that they expect (and that makes your hard work shine!). Clearly, they will want to see how your design looks and feels on their actual product — that’s where product mockups can be incredibly helpful.

This week we’re taking a look at food, drink, and packaging design mockups. We’ve tracked down some beautiful examples on Envato Elements so, if you’re currently designing a label or package design for a client, some of these might be the perfect way to present your design when it’s done. Enjoy!

25+ Best Double Exposure Photoshop Actions

Inspiration / 23 Apr 2019

25+ Best Double Exposure Photoshop Actions

The popular double exposure effect is not an easy effect to master. Only a Photoshop expert can pull it off. But, there’s a quick workaround you can use to achieve that same effect without any effort—with a double exposure Photoshop action.

Double exposure is a popular effect now being used in advertising, website designs, movie posters, and print media. Back in the day, photographers created this effect using their cameras by combining a silhouette photo and a fill photo. Designers took this effect to the next level using Photoshop. And the digital version of the effect gives you more control and freedom to achieve the perfect blend.

You don’t need expert skills to create this beautiful effect. Simply take a look through our collection of the best double exposure Photoshop actions and use it to instantly apply the effect to your photos.

20+ Best Modern Business Card Templates 2019 (Word + PSD)

Inspiration / 23 Apr 2019

20+ Best Modern Business Card Templates 2019 (Word + PSD)

A business card is like an identity card for professionals. It’s the key to establishing your authority and promoting your brand, work, and services no matter where you go. So finding the right modern business card template to start from is crucial.

Whether you’re attending a business event or a dinner party, you should always be able to pull your business card from your pocket and network with people and potential clients. But how would you design a professional business card if you’re not proficient in Photoshop? Using a business card template is the perfect way to get started.

In this collection, we’re featuring some of the best modern business card templates in both Photoshop and Microsoft Word formats. You can easily download, edit, and customize them however you like to design your own business card without any expert Photoshop skills.

10 Awesome Places to Download Free Vector Art

Graphics / 19 Apr 2019

10 Awesome Places to Download Free Vector Art

Despite what many would think, the term web designer does not always imply an artist. There are many very capable web developers and designers that are lucky to pull off a quality stick figure on most days. For those that are able to create complicated artwork, there are plenty of times when you’re up against a deadline need something generic.

For either of these situations, you can’t beat free vectors. Though the quality varies dramatically depending on the source, there’s no shortage of great work out there that you can download and use in your projects immediately. Below we’ll take a look at ten websites offering free vectors of various types.

Mid-Century Modern Design: An Emerging Trend

Trends / 10 Apr 2019

Mid-Century Modern Design: An Emerging Trend

Of all the retro design styles that have been trending, mid-century modern design might be one of my favorites. The phrase “mid-century modern” is more than just a staple on home improvement television shows, it’s also a classic art and design style that speaks to an era.

The best thing about mid-century modern design is that it can simplify the complex. It was a popular style in homes and décor, as well as graphic and product design in for decades spanning the 1930s, 40s, 50s, and 60s.

Now it is making a comeback as a graphic and web design trend.

20+ Best T-Shirt Mockup Templates 2019

Inspiration / 4 Apr 2019

20+ Best T-Shirt Mockup Templates 2019

How you present a finished t-shirt design can be a key consideration. And our pick of the best t-shirt mockup templates can be incredibly helpful in creating a stunning end result to impress your client.

Certain types of designs, like t-shirts, require a slight sparkle of presentation to showcase how the end result would appear on the final product. You simply can’t showcase a t-shirt design without a t-shirt mockup.

But, what if you don’t have the time to craft your own mockup for your t-shirt design? Not to worry. These to pre-made t-shirt mockup templates help you easily showcase any type of t-shirt design. Check out our collection and pick a mockup for your project!

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.

15+ Gorgeous Save the Date Wedding Templates

Inspiration / 2 Jan 2019

15+ Gorgeous Save the Date Wedding Templates

Hiring someone to design your wedding invitations to look exactly the way you want is not an easy task. In most cases, the designers don’t share your vision for the design and they end up designing the card the way they want it to be.

What if you could pick a design of your own, customize it to look the way you want, and print it yourself while avoiding expensive designers altogether? Yes, it’s possible. All you need is a little bit of Photoshop knowledge and a great looking save the date card template and you’re good to go.

To help with your search, we’ve hand-picked some of the most beautiful and creative save the date card templates you can easily customize yourself. Have a look.