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40+ Best Lightroom Wedding Presets

Posted by Design Shack - 21 hours ago
Designing a beautiful wedding album can be tough when you also have to go through hundreds of photos while enhancing and editing them as well. Thankfully, Photoshop introduced a solution to that painful process with Lightroom. Now, all you need are a few Lightroom presets and you can instantly enhance your wedding photos in a […]

7 Tips for Finding the Perfect PowerPoint Presentation Template

Posted by Design Shack - 1 week ago
A great PowerPoint presentation template can wow audiences, and help you to build a slideshow quickly and easily. While you can create your own custom template, there’s a whole market of affordable PowerPoint templates that you can customize. But what should you be considering when deciding which one to choose? PowerPoint templates are a great […]

8 Best iPad Apps for Design & Illustration

Posted by Design Shack - 2 weeks ago
When you want to work on the go, being able to keep a project moving along on an iPad can be a great solution. The device is more portable and a lot easier to travel with than a more bulky laptop. The challenge is finding the right apps and tools that help you make the […]

6 Unique Notebooks for Designers

Posted by Design Shack - 3 weeks ago
Some of the best ideas start with a pencil and paper. That’s why it’s a good idea to always have a sketchpad or notebook nearby to record those ideas when inspiration strikes. How you use those concepts and sketches can determine what kind of notebook is best for you. (I actually have several go-to notebook […]

20+ Best Portrait Photoshop Actions

Posted by Design Shack - 1 month ago
Retouching and enhancing portrait photos is a time-consuming task, and starting from scratch with every photo can be frustrating. Using a portrait Photoshop Action can save time, and give you a beautiful result with a few clicks. Let’s dive into some of the best portrait Photoshop Actions available today. These Photoshop Actions help you save […]

30+ Best Modern & Futuristic Fonts

Posted by Design Shack - 1 month ago
If you’re looking for a way to future-proof your designs, there’s no better way to start than finding a modern, futuristic font for your projects. And this collection of the best modern and futuristic fonts is a great place to start! We’ve picked out some of the best futuristic fonts you can use with your […]

8 Ideas for Creating Evergreen Website Content

Posted by Design Shack - 1 month ago
Developing evergreen content for your website is an important element in your overall strategy. Evergreen content is information – pages or blog content – that remain relevant and don’t get old. It’s a practical approach to making your investment in content pay off long-term. The best evergreen content is directly related to the core information […]

35+ Best Lightroom Presets of 2018

Posted by Design Shack - 2 months ago
If you’re looking to supercharge your design workflow this year, updating your Lightroom presets with a new, powerful collection is a good idea! Lightroom presets let you instantly fix, improve, and enhance your photos with a single click. And we’ve found the perfect set of presets just for you. Having the right set of Lightroom […]

Wix Code Review: Building Web Apps With Ease

Posted by Design Shack - 2 months ago
One of the common problems most front-end web designers face is building the back-end of website projects. Usually, designers have to team up with web developers to work on projects such as web apps and eCommerce platforms. What if there was a way to easily design both the front-end and back-ends of websites such as […]

20+ Best New PowerPoint Templates of 2018

Posted by Design Shack - 2 months ago
The key to winning your audience is a perfectly designed PowerPoint presentation. Whether you’re speaking at a conference, pitching to an investor, or talking about sales projections at a business meeting, this collection of the best PowerPoint templates will help you speak to your audience. The way you design your PowerPoint slides will play a […]

10 Tips for a Perfect Facebook Cover Image

Posted by Design Shack - 2 days ago
Almost every business and individual – from personal pages to freelance business pages – uses Facebook. It’s likely an integral part of your marketing strategy. It might even be your main professional website. So it is important that you make the most of this platform to ensure that your social media profile is polished and […]

20+ Best Responsive Website & App Mockup Templates

Posted by Design Shack - 1 week ago
Are you looking for the perfect mockup template to showcase your website or app in a professional way? Well, look no further. In this post, we’re bringing you a collection of responsive mockup templates that can beautifully showcase your website design. Whether you’re building a portfolio, promoting a mobile app, a SaaS business, an online […]

20+ Best 3D Logo Mockup Templates

Posted by Design Shack - 2 weeks ago
Choosing the right mockup template to showcase your logo design is a key way to impress your client. Choosing a logo template with depth, texture, and realism can really help set your design apart. Clients want to see how your logo design will look on a finished product. Whether you’re working on a logo design […]

20+ Best iPad Pro Mockups

Posted by Design Shack - 3 weeks ago
There’s no better device than the iPad Pro to showcase your design with a touch of professionalism. This collection includes our picks of the absolute best free and premium iPad Pro mockups, all in one place. Ever since its release, many creatives and professionals have fallen in love with the iPad Pro. A larger screen, […]

30+ Best Minimal & Creative Keynote Templates

Posted by Design Shack - 1 month ago
If you’re in the process of creating a Keynote slideshow presentation for your next business meeting, we have a solution that will help you craft minimal, creative slides with beautiful designs. There’s no need to spend hours perfecting the design of your slides or hire freelance designers. You can simply use Keynote templates designed by […]

10 Tips for Perfect Brochure Design

Posted by Design Shack - 1 month ago
Designing a brochure can be a rewarding project. There’s nothing like creating something that you can hold, touch, and read. Plus, the design is more than just an arrangement of parts—it includes texture and feel in a way that digital projects can’t convey. Designing the perfect brochure can be intimidating. In addition to all the […]

15+ Quick Tips to Improve Your Design Portfolio

Posted by Design Shack - 1 month ago
If you’re like many designers, you’ve had every intention of updating your design portfolio — for the last two years at least. But procrastinating on your portfolio is a mistake. You never know what opportunities you could be missing out on because someone landed on your tired, old portfolio. As the co-founder of Semplice, a […]

6 Finance Apps for Your Freelance Business

Posted by Design Shack - 2 months ago
A great set of financial apps and tools can make it easier to manage your freelance business. From tracking receipts and invoices for clients, to making sure you’re ready for tax season and have all your expenses accounted for. There are plenty of great apps to help you manage your freelance business. Characteristics of great […]

30+ Best Food & Drink Menu Templates

Posted by Design Shack - 2 months ago
Using a pre-made menu template can be a great starting point for your restaurant or cafe. This is our collection of the best food and drink menu templates out there, to give you some delicious inspiration! If you’re a restaurant owner or a designer working for the food industry, it can be helpful to start […]

30 Tips to Learn Web Design in 30 Days

Posted by Design Shack - 2 months ago
Is learning the basics of web design still on your “someday” list? Why haven’t you got started yet? We’ve put together 30 tips and resources to help you start learning web design this month (and maybe even find yourself a new career path!) Graphic designers, print designers, and creatives looking to learn something new or […]

20+ Best iPhone 8 Mockups

Posted by Design Shack - 3 days ago
Having a set of up-to-date iPhone mockups to use when presenting your designs to clients is a crucial part of being a professional designer. In this post, we bring you a set of iPhone 8 mockups to add to your ever-growing collection. iPhone 8 was one of the most anticipated devices in the Apple’s lineup. […]

7 Tips for Using Background Textures in Web Design

Posted by Design Shack - 2 weeks ago
This is not your typical roundup of textures to use for website backgrounds. If you are looking for a specific texture, we have those here. But what if you want to create your own? Or find a way to customize a texture to fit your project? That’s what we’ll focus on today. While there are […]

10 Design Tips for Wedding Cards & Invitations

Posted by Design Shack - 3 weeks ago
Wedding season is here. Whether you’re planning to design invitations and cards for your own wedding, or for a client for a friend, there are several wedding card design tips that you’ll want to consider! Wedding invitations present an opportunity to work with some beautiful elements and printing techniques to create a piece of art […]

Logo Design Trends of 2018

Posted by Design Shack - 4 weeks ago
Need a new logo? The early logo trends of 2018 are showing more designs with simple shapes, colors, and typography in formats that aren’t overly complex. With so many new websites and brands and companies coming online almost every day, it’s no wonder that logos are trending toward more minimal and readable options. Every logo […]

25 Incredible Designers to Follow on Instagram

Posted by Design Shack - 1 month ago
Curating your Instagram feed with designers creating beautiful work can be a great source of visual inspiration. From designers who create for print, web, packaging or almost anything—to creatives that share their process/side projects—the social media platform can be a great place to jumpstart your creative thought process. And we’re here to help. We’ve gathered […]

20+ Best Condensed & Narrow Fonts of 2018

Posted by Design Shack - 1 month ago
Contrary to popular belief, condensed and narrow fonts don’t make your text cramped or crowded. You just have to know the appropriate time and place to use the font. Condensed fonts are widely used these days for headlines and portraying bold messages, and when deployed in the right place, they can give stunning impact! It […]

20+ Best Sketch Templates of 2018

Posted by Design Shack - 1 month ago
Sketch is a unique app that offers amazing features and functionality for creating app UI designs and mockups. Creating an effective UI for an application requires time, detailed attention, and—most importantly—an idea to get started with! In order to streamline the design process for creating your next app interface, we’ve collected the best Sketch UI templates […]

100+ Beautiful Script, Brush & Calligraphy Fonts

Posted by Design Shack - 2 months ago
Brush, script, and calligraphy fonts can add a touch of elegance to your design. They’re stylish, flowing, and full of character! We’ve picked some of the best examples of these typefaces to add to your collection. Whether you’re looking for a precise and decorative script font or a bold brush typeface that needs to grab […]

How to Design a Professional PowerPoint Presentation

Posted by Design Shack - 2 months ago
Our series of tips on presentation design outlined some generic rules and ideas that you can live by to create better, more professional presentations. Today we want to follow that up by taking you through the actual process of designing a presentation from start to finish. We’ll break down every step of the design process, […]

30+ Best Hand Lettering Fonts

Posted by Design Shack - 2 months ago
Hand lettering fonts can add a unique flourish to your design. They’re full of fun, character, and style. Whether you’re looking for a realistic calligraphy effect, or something more abstract, our collection of the best hand lettering fonts is a great starting point! Hand lettering fonts span a huge range of styles. They range from […]

8 Typography Trends for 2018

Posted by Design Shack - 4 days ago
Bigger, bolder typography is the go-to type trend of 2018. Designers are opting for less elaborate typefaces and pairing them with bold color, cutouts, gradients, and even customizations to create lettering that stands out. Each of these trendy type styles is moving away from the flatter, more conservative options that have been popular for a […]

How to Install and Apply a Photoshop Action

Posted by Design Shack - 2 weeks ago
If you aren’t taking advantage of Photoshop actions for editing and image effects, you’re missing out on one of Photoshop’s best features. Here, we’ll take you through how to install and apply a Photoshop action in seconds, and share a few of our favorite free actions to try! Photoshop actions can save you time when […]

7 Tips for Creating a Time-Saving Design for Users

Posted by Design Shack - 3 weeks ago
Users have short—very short—attention spans. That’s probably evident just looking through your website analytics. This makes it more important than ever to deploy design techniques that help users scan and get the most information from your website in the shortest time possible. It is your job to understand what users need to glean from the […]

20+ Awesome Resources for Bootstrap Lovers

Posted by Design Shack - 4 weeks ago
Bootstrap has simply exploded in the web development community. There will always be skeptics and haters but on the whole, the project has been a smashing success and can constantly be seen at the top of the Forked and Watched charts at GitHub. As a result of Bootstrap’s fame, lots of great related resources have […]

10 Tips for Designing Landing Pages That Don’t Suck

Posted by Design Shack - 1 month ago
A landing page is the first experience your customer (or potential customer) will have with your brand. It has to convey information, encourage a call-to-action, and reflect your personality. It’s difficult! Today we’re sharing ten landing page design tips to help. If you just stick your logo and product image on a template, it’ll be […]

10 Best Safari Extensions for Web Designers & Developers

Posted by Design Shack - 1 month ago
Apple’s Safari web browser is beloved by many Apple and Mac enthusiasts. It’s a solid alternative to Chrome (and often does a great job on the privacy and security front). There are some great Safari extensions that can help designers increase their productivity, and create a better browsing experience. You can find all of these […]

Serif, Sans, Script & Slab: 4 Font Types Explained

Posted by Design Shack - 1 month ago
Always wanted to know the difference between serif, sans, script, and slab fonts? Look no further. Take your typography game to the next level, and quit guessing if certain typefaces or font pairs work together. Back your logic with a little design theory! Having a better knowledge of fonts and typography can make explaining your […]

13 Best Ways to Learn CSS Grid

Posted by Design Shack - 2 months ago
CSS Grid an increasingly popular method for creating complex responsive web design layouts that render more consistently across browsers. Now is the time to familiarize yourself with CSS Grid, so we’ve collected 13 of the best ways to get started learning today. Rather than old-school methods such as tables or the box model, CSS Grid […]

30+ Best Scene and Mockup Generators of 2018

Posted by Design Shack - 2 months ago
It’s not an easy job to find the perfect image or the mockup to showcase your product when designing a hero image for a website, a header image for a blog, or for an advertising project. Mostly because high-quality stock photos and images are hard to find, and can come with hefty price tags. Even […]

How to Design Readable Content for the Web

Posted by Design Shack - 2 months ago
Designing content is more than just making something look great. You have to create a design that people will actually read, and help them engage with the content. Sometimes, that’s easier said than done. People generally have short attention spans, and you shouldn’t expect them to digest every word on the screen. But you can […]

20+ Best Social Media Kit Templates & Graphics

Posted by Design Shack - 1 week ago
Are working on crafting a content plan to promote your brand and business on social media? Then these social media kits and templates will help you design amazing graphics for your social media campaigns like a pro. Preparing content for your social media promotions is a time-consuming process that most social media managers and marketers […]

40+ Stunning Vintage Mockup Packs & Graphics

Posted by Design Shack - 2 weeks ago
Vintage design is all about presentation. You may have spent hours designing a vintage logo or a layout for your client, but in order to fully reap the rewards of your hard work, you’ll want to present it in a vintage mockup template. All of these examples help to showcase the design you’ve poured time and attention […]

20+ Best Tri-Fold Brochure Templates (Word & InDesign)

Posted by Design Shack - 3 weeks ago
Are you working on a new tri-fold brochure design for your business? Want to make them look even better than your competitors? Then you’ve come to the right place. We’re featuring some of the best tri-fold brochure templates you can use to easily design an stunning brochure with a minimal budget. The design of a […]

10 Web Design Commandments for Every Project

Posted by Design Shack - 4 weeks ago
Do you have a rulebook when it comes to website design? There are some rules that apply to pretty much every web design project—let’s call them the “web design commandments”. No matter how large or small the website, these rules are the foundation for good design. If you follow along with these basic guidelines, and […]

Build a Website for Any Business With Wix

Posted by Design Shack - 1 month ago
Different business niches have completely different requirements when it comes to their website. Restaurants need a booking and menu system, musicians need support for playing their tracks, photographers need a beautiful gallery. No matter what business area you’re currently working on a project for, it’s worth taking a look at what Wix has to offer. […]

20+ Best Space Fonts

Posted by Design Shack - 1 month ago
Are you looking for a space-themed font to add a futuristic and sci-fi vibe to your designs? Then this collection of space fonts is the best place to start! Space fonts line up with a popular trend that’s taking over the design world, especially in website headers, social media, posters, and print design. In this […]

5 Reasons to Be Counting Your Words

Posted by Design Shack - 2 months ago
Almost everyone is a writer in some way. Whether you’re crafting copy for a website, working on a paper for a class, or a content marketing professional trying to develop the perfect tweet, Word Counter is a tool that can make your life easier. A good word counter helps you stay on target with your […]

80+ Modern Stationery Templates

Posted by Design Shack - 2 months ago
This collection of the best modern stationery templates gives you a way to showcase your brand or identity in a realistic setting. Show off your company image, and deliver branding mockups in an authentic and professional way. We’ve gathered a variety of stationery templates that contain a number of useful branding items — envelope designs, […]

5 Fun Augmented Reality Apps for Design Inspiration

Posted by Design Shack - 2 months ago
Augmented reality is a growing trend in application design and development. Apple has invested in the technology with recent updates (ARKit), and plans to include even more AR features. So how do you start planning to design for augmented reality? It starts with playing with apps already on the market to see how they work. […]

50 Wonderful Wedding Invitation & Card Design Samples

Posted by Design Shack - 2 months ago
It’s astounding how many people weddings provide employment to: photographers, caterers, florists and even designers can make a great living by focusing partially or even completely on clients planning their marriage. Wedding invitation card design is one of the most creative areas of print design today. Talented designers really pull out all the stops and […]