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35+ Best Retro Text Effects & Styles

Font Collections / 18 Aug 2021

35+ Best Retro Text Effects & Styles

Are you looking for a way to design stunning retro text effects without having to spend hours in Photoshop? Then you’ll love our collection of retro text effect templates and styles that you can use to cut your design work in half.

Whether you’re working on a retro-style title for a website header, designing a badge for a T-shirt, logo for a brand, or crafting unique quote pictures for a social media campaign, this handpicked collection has a text effect for all kinds of design work.

No need to choose. You can actually download all these text effects for a single price. Simply subscribe to Envato Elements and start downloading everything on the platform. See if you can find some inspiration for your next design from this great collection of retro text effects!

We’ve also featured our tips for retro design, to help you get you started with any retro-style design project.

10 Awesome Places to Download Free Vector Art

Graphics / 4 Aug 2021

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.

25+ Best Logo Animations for After Effects

After Effects Templates / 14 Jul 2021

25+ Best Logo Animations for After Effects

In this collection, we share some of the best logo animation templates you can use to create an attractive logo reveal with just a few clicks using Adobe After Effects.

Almost every branded video on YouTube starts with a logo reveal. It’s a great way to establish authority and promote your brand to the audience. There are a few different ways you can also add a logo reveal animation in your own videos.

The easy route is to use a default animation in After Effects and create a basic logo animation. Or, you can use a template and create a logo reveal animation that stands out from the crowd. One that makes your videos instantly recognizable.

Even if you’re not an expert video editor, you can use templates to create professional logo animations using After Effects without an effort. For starters, have a look at the animation templates below.

Design Trend: Abstract Art Compositions

Trends / 21 Jun 2021

Design Trend: Abstract Art Compositions

When you don’t know what to use to illustrate a design, the answer might be abstract art.

It’s a growing design trend that – when done well – uses interesting shapes, colors, and combinations to create something that means almost nothing but is visually interesting.

There’s no wonder that designers are using this concept.

For startup websites without photography to designs for companies that aren’t sure how to represent an almost-post-COVID world visually and everything in between, abstract can be a workable choice.

25+ Best Poster & Photo Frame Mockup Templates

Poster Design / 17 Jun 2021

25+ Best Poster & Photo Frame Mockup Templates

Whether it’s showcasing a project in your portfolio or presenting a design to a client, a mockup goes a long way to make your work of art look more professional. And of course, as a designer, you can never have enough mockups.

Today, we’re bringing you a collection of poster frame mockups and photo frame mockups for showing off your work in a more exciting way.

There are many different styles of photo and poster frame mockups in this list with realistic scenes.

You can use them to present your poster designs, flyers, artworks, and much more.

Border Design: 8 Tips & Modern Examples

Graphics / 21 May 2021

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?)

25+ Coffee Bag Mockup Templates (Free & Premium)

Mockup Templates / 5 May 2021

25+ Coffee Bag Mockup Templates (Free & Premium)

Coffee makes the world go round, so putting your own logo or branding on a bag of coffee seems like a pretty good idea – think of the positive associations for your brand when new and potential customers see your name when they’re reaching for their favorite beverage first thing in the morning!

Of course, it’s important that your coffee bag design looks good, rather than just a sticker slapped on a paper pouch – so why not use these mockup templates to see what your coffee packaging will look like before you commit to a design?

Featuring both premium and free mockup templates from a variety of sources, every mockup in this list is available for instant download. Let’s get started!

6 Best Canva Alternatives for Quick Designs & Mockups

Software / 27 Apr 2021

6 Best Canva Alternatives for Quick Designs & Mockups

Designing digital and print graphics is now easier than ever thanks to cloud-based apps and tools. These tools are so easy to use that even someone without any design knowledge can get started right away.

Canva is one of the most popular apps in this category, especially among social media marketers and small businesses. Canva is a great tool but it’s not perfect and there are some downsides to using it.

In this post, we look at some of the best alternatives to Canva to help you find a better and more suitable option for your design needs.

Whether you’re a freelance designer or just starting out as a social media manager, there are tools in this list for everyone.

25+ Best Modern & Creative Seamless Patterns (Free & Premium)

Background Textures / 20 Apr 2021

25+ Best Modern & Creative Seamless Patterns (Free & Premium)

One of the best ways to add depth and an artistic look to your graphic designs is to use patterns. The versatility of seamless patterns, in particular, makes any print or digital design feel complete.

Today we’re bringing you some of the best seamless patterns you can use to add those same qualities to your own designs.

In this collection, you’ll find a wide variety of patterns ranging from seamless floral patterns, geometric patterns, and even some free patterns to download.

How Do You Turn a Digital Design Into Print? 7 Useful Tips

Graphics / 22 Mar 2021

How Do You Turn a Digital Design Into Print? 7 Useful Tips

It’s probably happened more times than you’d like to think about: You finish a presentation or website design and the client asks you to make it into a brochure or poster.

Wait… what?

Turning a digital design into something for print can be a challenge for sure. But there are a few things you can do to tweak your workflows to account for this “unexpected request” and make it a little more seamless.

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 Minimal Poster Design Examples (+10 Templates)

Poster Design / 22 Oct 2020

10 Minimal Poster Design Examples (+10 Templates)

Designing a poster can be a challenging task. Unlike most other types of designs, poster design requires careful attention to detail and a unique approach to grab the user’s attention. It’s no wonder that even the expert designers often struggle with poster design.

If you’re also trying to come up with a creative idea for your poster, we’ll help you get started. In this post, we showcase a list of amazing minimal poster design examples. Here you’ll find some brilliantly creative poster designs made by professional designers from around the world.

Take a closer look at each of these designs. Take note of their color choices, design styles, and how they control the audience’s attention with shapes, typography, and empty space.