Design Shack

Blog reel of design and photo blogs

Design blogs

15+ Best Photoshop Smoke Brushes

Have you ever wondered how designers create those beautiful smoke effects in posters and photo manipulations? Well, all you need is a quality Photoshop smoke brush and you can create those same effects all by yourself. A smoke brush can be quite useful on many different occasions, whether it’s for adding a bit of artificial smoke to a cup of coffee, creating a fog-like effect, or adding a stylish fading effect for a poster. We browsed the web and handpicked a collection of the best Photoshop smoke… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
Design blogs

70+ Modern Corporate Brochure Templates

Brochures are an incredibly important part of identity and branding for any type of business. Whether you’re keeping customers informed, marketing a new product, or selling your services. A beautiful, modern brochure template can be a great starting point. Today, we tracked down some of the most beautiful, creative brochure designs to help you quickly get started with a professional template. All these brochure designs come in the form of a ready-to-go template, fully print ready, and most just cost a… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
Design blogs

How Much Does a Website Design Cost? (+ How to Think About Pricing)

It might be the most controversial question in the design business: how much does a website cost? I’ve had clients drop their jaws, balk and practically stomp their feet upon getting an estimate for website work. I’ve had other that couldn’t believe the deal they were getting. So what gives? The price of a website design is a moving target and depends on a lot of factors. Here’s we’ll look at costs to think about if you are in the market for a new website design, and ways to think about pricing if you’ve… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
Design blogs

100+ iPhone PSD & Vector Mockups

A gorgeous iPhone mockup graphic is the perfect way to demonstrate your app, website, or user interface. We’ve collected over a hundred of the best iPhone mockups, in all shapes and sizes, for your next project. A well-designed mockup can make your app or website interface stand out from the crowd, and it’s the perfect way to present your design to a client. Our iPhone mockup picks vary between photograph-based PSD mockups, or vectors that can scale to any size. Some are free, some cost a few dollars… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
Design blogs

20+ Best Vintage & Retro Photoshop Actions

Design trends come and go, but there has always been a trend that stood the test of time—vintage and retro-themed designs. Today we’re diving into our favourite vintage Photoshop actions! No matter how advanced design and technology becomes, there will always be people who appreciate the beauty in classic and retro design. This is why we still see vintage themed posters, greeting cards, banners, and even photographs everywhere. Photoshop makes it easier than ever to create authentic vintage effects. In… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
Design blogs

Top 5 Graphic Design Trends of 2018 (+ a Preview of 2019)

What’s hot in graphic design? One of the things people always want to talk to me about is graphic design trends. Here’s a recap of the top graphic design trends of 2018, plus a little preview of what’s likely on the horizon for 2019. It’s such an interesting topic because there are trends that change slowly over time – just look at the long evolution of flat design to where we are now – and others that seem to flip overnight. Should you always rush to use the latest graphic design trends in your work? Of… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
Design blogs

20+ Best Photoshop Watercolor Brushes

Watercolor design is a popular trend, not just used in digital backgrounds, but also in greeting card and wedding invitation designs. In this post, we’re sharing the best Photoshop watercolor brushes for creating your own unique watercolor designs. If you’ve been looking for a way to make designs look more vibrant with colors, using a watercolor-themed design is the best way to get that job done. Of course, you can’t create an authentic watercolor effect with just any Photoshop brush. You need brushes… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
Design blogs

30+ Best Poster Mockup Templates

Without the right poster mockup to showcase your work professionally, your poster design doesn’t have the chance to stand out from the crowd. It’s often easy to overlook the way you present and showcase your designs! That’s why it’s worth investing in a set of useful mockup templates. If you’re working on a poster design right now, you’re in luck. Because we’ve picked out a collection of beautiful poster mockups just for you from Envato Elements, which you can use for presenting your work. Have a look!… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
Design blogs

30 Best Website Color Schemes of 2018

Does it ever seem like certain website color schemes just get all the attention? As with every other aspect of web design, there are color schemes that tend to trend more than others. Bright colors, stark palettes, and even some mismatching schemes are elements of color that are trending. Here’s a look at some of the best website color schemes of 2018 (in no particular order). For each, we’re also sharing the color codes that make up the key elements of the design, so it’s easy to play around with these… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
Design blogs

25+ Best Monogram Fonts

Creating a monogram is a popular design practice for logos, badges, signage, insignias, and signatures (it actually dates back to the early 350BC!). If you’re working on a monogram design, this collection of monogram fonts and typography is a helpful starting point! Many brands, products, and businesses still use monograms to craft unique logos that stand out from the crowd (like Volkswagen or Coco Chanel). And we’ve handpicked several unique monogram fonts with decorative designs that you can use for… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
Design blogs

30+ Best Photoshop Patterns of 2018 (Free & Pro)

If you’ve been looking for a creative tileable pattern to make your designs look even more beautiful, you’ve come to the right place. In this post, we’re sharing a collection of the best Photoshop patterns with various design styles and aesthetics (both free and premium). When designing a background, whether it’s for a book cover, business card, or a website, using a creative pattern goes a long way to add a personal touch to the overall look of the design. Not to mention that patterns also help… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
Design blogs

30+ Best Fonts for Logo Design

Crafting the perfect logo often takes a lot of hard work and time. You have to come up with a design outline, pick the right colors, and find the perfect logo font to match the branding. Don’t worry. We’re here to make that process a bit easier for you. No need to spend hours surfing the web to find a great font for your logo design, we’ve already picked the best ones for you. Have a look at this handpicked collection of the best logo fonts and choose the one that works best for your project! You can… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
Design blogs

Choosing the Best Logo Fonts: 10 Tips & Examples

The font a brand selects for their logo can evolve into lettering that people identify with a company or product. Just think about the typefaces for Coca-Cola, Disney or even eBay. Even if you see those typefaces without the brand names, there’s still an immediate connection. That’s the value of choosing the best logo font for your brand. So how do you do it? Here are ten tips to help you choose the best logo font you can with examples of logos that feature amazing typography. 1. Match the Font to… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
Design blogs

What’s a Progressive Web App (And Why Should You Care)?

In 2016, mobile users first surpassed those accessing the web from desktop devices. Since then, mobile hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down. As everyone looks for how to make websites, and web apps, more mobile-friendly, you’ll increasingly start to come across the phrase „Progressive Web App“. Today we’re looking at what this is, how it differs from other technologies like AMP, and how you can get started. Mobile Isn’t Slowing Down A study from Stone Temple demonstrates how this divide… learn more

Design Shack  David Appleyard | 
Design blogs

30 Best Photoshop Brushes of 2018

Today, we’re bringing you a collection of the best Photoshop brushes for creating amazing designs like a pro without having to break the bank. We know for a fact that designers love to collect all kinds of brushes. That’s why we made sure to include a mix of Photoshop brushes in this post that will be useful in creating various types of designs, including everything from drawing to painting, coloring, texturing, shading, and much more. 50 Photoshop Watercolor Brushes Watercolor brushes… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 

Login with your account at…


…or OpenID: