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30+ Animated PowerPoint Templates (Free + Premium)

In this collection, we’re featuring some of the best, animated PowerPoint templates (both premium and free) to create stunning presentations filled with stylish object and transition animations. Designing a PowerPoint presentation is not an easy job. It requires a lot of work and time. When crafting presentations, most people completely ignore one of the key elements of a creative slideshow: animation. Adding creative animations and effects not only makes your presentation slides interactive, but it’s… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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20+ Best After Effects Slideshow Templates

Adobe After Effects is one of the most popular and effective tools for making attractive motion graphics. With the ability to use pre-made templates, After Effects can be a powerful tool even at the hands of a beginner. Especially when making wedding photo album videos, presentations, and promotional campaigns, After Effects is quite useful in turning ordinary photos and videos into gorgeously animated slideshows. To help you find inspiration, we handpicked a collection of After Effects slideshow… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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30+ Best Instagram Filters for Photoshop

Filters are one of the best features of Instagram. Everyone loves the idea of prettifying their photos in an instant and sharing them with their friends and family. But have you ever wanted a set of Instagram filters for Photoshop? I know I have. The good news is, you don’t just need the Instagram app to apply filters to your photos. You can actually create even more beautiful photos with customizable filters using Photoshop actions and upload them to not just Instagram, but any other social network you… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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How to Use Premiere Pro: 10 Beginner Guides + Tutorials

Adobe Premiere Pro is one of the most powerful video editing tools professionals can’t live without. Whether you’re making films or editing YouTube videos, this app can do wonders to help advance your career. Getting access to technology and software used by Hollywood movies used to be a dream for most filmmakers and video editors. Today, you get to use that same software for a very low price. Films such as Avatar, Deadpool, Gone Girl, and many more were made using Premiere Pro. If you’re interested… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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10 Ways to Use Mapping in Web or App Design

Almost everywhere you look these days, you find a map or location-based nugget of information. Almost every app asks for a location, and their presence is becoming more and more common on desktop websites as well. But if you have not branched out into the world of mapping or location data, it may seem a little intimidating. How can you effectively use mapping services for your website or app? We’ll take a look at ten ways you can integrate a map today. 1. As an Actual Map It almost… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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What Is Adobe Premiere Pro? (And What Is It Used For?)

Adobe Premiere Pro is one of the go-to editing tools for video, including film, TV, and clips for the web and social media. If you are an Adobe CC subscriber and have seen this tool but haven’t given it a whirl, what are you waiting for? While Premiere Pro can look a little intimidating at first, functionality is rooted in the same principles as other Adobe products and with a little tinkering, you should figure it out pretty quick (and there’s plenty of documentation and online help available). So… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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How to Convert PowerPoint to Google Slides

It’s surprisingly easy to switch between presentation tools such as Microsoft PowerPoint and Google Slides. Both tools have different pros and cons that mostly come down to user preference. Maybe you’ve started a presentation in PowerPoint, and you want to finish it in Google Slides? Or maybe you just want to compare the two and decide which is the best platform to deliver your presentation? We’ve got you covered — here’s a quick guide on how to convert PowerPoint to Google Slides in a few simple steps… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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60+ Beautiful, Premium PowerPoint Presentation Templates

PowerPoint presentations, love them or hate them, are an essential part of today’s corporate world. Whether for business use or design purposes, the look-and-feel of your PowerPoint presentation can make a tremendous difference in how impressively your pitch comes across. To help out with making your next PowerPoint presentation particularly impressive, we have searched the internet for professional and elegant PowerPoint templates that you can easily apply to your work. We’ve also collected a series… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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30+ Best Free Logo Makers + Design Templates 2019

Are you working on a simple logo for a creative or a personal project? Then our collection of free logo makers and logo templates will help you design a better-looking logo without having to break the bank. Sure, using premium logo templates can help make your design look more professional. But, if you’re working on a small project of your own, there are many great free resources you can use to craft a stylish logo on your own while saving money. In this post, we’re featuring some of the best online… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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50+ Best Photoshop Actions of 2019

Adobe Photoshop Actions are a great feature of the app, allowing you to create a process or workflow, record how it worked, and then easily repeat the process again for other photographs or design elements. Today we’ve collected some of the best Photoshop actions out there, for photographers and graphic designers alike. They cost just a few dollars but give you an incredibly powerful toolkit to easily repeat complex and intricate processes. What Are Photoshop Actions? Actions is a useful tool… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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How to Make a Brochure on Microsoft Word (Using a Template)

Did you know you can make a brochure using a common tool such as Microsoft Word? It’s actually a really capable tool for brochure design, for creating a high-quality, professional outcome. With a good template, you can turn a simple Word document into a carefully designed brochure that you can get printed or push as a PDF online. Here, we’ll walk through the steps using a template that you can download from Envato Elements. You can use what you learn for any type of brochure, using Microsoft Word –… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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How to Convert a PDF to PowerPoint

Have you ever wished you could turn a PDF document into a PowerPoint presentation? With the right tools, it is a quick and easy process. To turn a PDF into an editable fully functional PPT file, you need two pieces of software, Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft PowerPoint. Once you’re set with those, it’s a simple process to go from one file format to the other. Here’s how to convert a PDF to PowerPoint in a few simple steps. Open the PDF The first step in converting a PDF to a PowerPoint is to… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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30+ Best Poster Mockup Templates 2019

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 poster designs! That’s why it’s worth investing in a set of useful poster mockup templates, to showcase your work in a beautiful setting. If you’re working on a poster design right now, you’re in luck. Because we’ve picked out a collection of the absolute best poster mockups from all over the web… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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How to Export Lightroom Presets

The ability to create and export presets is one of the best features of the Lightroom app that allows you to supercharge your workflow and save a lot of time when processing photos. In this guide, we’ll show you how to create and export your Lightroom presets, to easily make adjustments to photos, and improve your designs. Exporting and sharing Lighroom presets is key if you’re wanting to move them between computers, distribute them to friends, or sell them online. Here’s how you do it. Why… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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What Is Apple Keynote? (And 5 Tips for Getting Started)

Mac and iPad/iPhone users have probably seen the little blue presentation icon on the devices. But have you ever really used it? This icon is for Apple Keynote, a presentation tool that comes standard on all iOS devices. Keynote is native to Mac, so you won’t find it on PC devices. It’s a tool that people tend to love once they make the switch from another type of presentation software. It’s focused on design, a polished presentation, and creating a really solid experience as you design your slides… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 

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