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100+ MacBook Mockup Templates (PSD & Vector)

Whether you’re looking for a MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, or MacBook mockup, we have you covered today. We’re featuring a mix of photo mockup templates, realistic illustrations, and flat/stylised versions of these MacBook notebooks. Totaling over a hundred different MacBook mockups, in all shapes and sizes, these are great for dropping in your own work, applications, wallpapers or examples to give them a unique look-and-feel. Some are free, some cost a few dollars, but we really like them all! New… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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20+ Best Lightroom Presets for Portraits

You don’t have to be a pro photographer or a graphic designer to optimize and enhance your portrait photos. With the right Adobe Lightroom preset for portraits, you can apply stunning effects, all by yourself. In this collection, we feature the best Lightroom presets available for quickly optimizing your portrait photos, selfies, wedding photos, and family photos. Using these Lightroom presets for portraits, you can enhance your photos like a pro by applying effects instantly (and even customize them to… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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How to Create a Color Palette Without Stressing Out

Picking the perfect color palette can be a little nerve-wracking. It’s something you’ll be committed to for some time, so you’ll want to get it right! Today we’re looking at how to create a color palette, with plenty of tips and advice. There are a few things that designers who don’t sweat about color always do (and think about), to help ensure that their palettes will hold up over time. Here are some of their tricks of the trade, so you can create a color palette without stressing out!… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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Monday: The Ultimate Team Management Tool

Almost every team, from the smallest group to the largest company, is looking for an efficient way to manage projects and tasks in a way that everyone can understand. Finding the right platform to use as a team management tool can be tough, but monday can help. The tool is intuitive while helping you centralize everything so that your team can be successful. Here’s a look at how it works. What is monday? Forget those piles of sticky notes or whiteboards that never get erased, monday can… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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20+ Black Texture Background Graphics

Looking for a minimalist, dark, or black texture background to highlight the contents of your design? We’ve got you covered. Using minimal and dark texture backgrounds is an increasingly popular background design trend. Mainly because a black background allows you to highlight text and content, grab attention, and to show off professionalism. Especially when it comes to web design, dark texture backgrounds make it easier to craft header images that highlight titles and text. Whether you’re designing a… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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5 Tips to Use Instagram Creatively for Your Brand

It seems like every brand is on Instagram these days. So how do you create posts that generate engagement and help your images, video, and stories stand out from the pack? The answer is to use your keen design eye. The same skills that you use as a designer—color balance, contrast, shape, and composition—can help you create Instagram posts that stand out. (It is a visual medium after all!) Combine those skills with a little social media strategy and you’ll start building a loyal follower base in no… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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20+ Modern Professional PowerPoint Templates

In today’s collection, we’re bringing you a set of fresh new modern, professional PowerPoint templates for creating presentations that stand out from the crowd. Give your presentation a modern edge, and convey your message in a professional way. We handpicked a collection of unique and modern PowerPoint templates that you can use for crafting slideshows for all kinds of presentations, including startup pitch decks to business projections, photography, marketing, design, and more. You can download and… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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5 Reasons to Use a Responsive Mockup Template

If you aren’t using responsive mockup templates to showcase your website and app design projects, you’re missing out! A mockup template provides a realistic or stylized shell to highlight a design, and choosing a responsive template can beautifully show your design’s versatility. Most designers use a mockup template to place a website design into a computer screen, tablet, or phone to give clients or other stakeholders a preview of what a finished project will look like. The result is polished and easy… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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30+ Best Google Slides Themes & Templates 2018

Google Slides is one of the best free tools available for creating a quick slideshow presentation. And we’ve collected some of the best Google Slides themes and templates to help you create a visually stunning slide deck. In this post, we’re featuring some of the best Google Slides templates you can use to create a professional presentation without designing everything from scratch. This collection includes various types of Google Slides themes, including templates for marketing purposes, startup pitch… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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Design Trend: Sliced Text & Typography

Purists say that you should never alter typography. Lettering should appear as intended by the type designer, or you should select a different font altogether. While this is mostly true, the exception is in the sliced text trend. The nifty effect makes type elements look like they’ve been cut with a precision tool and can add visual interest to logotypes, headlines and simple text blocks. Sliced text effects can vary from super subtle (such as a small bit of a letter that’s missing) to major parts of… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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40+ iMac Mockup PSDs, Photos & Vectors

The iconic iMac can provide a beautiful surround in which to display your work. And the web is filled with some amazing iMac mockup graphics which make it easy to drop in your own design. Whether your project relates to design or business, a high-quality mockup is always useful to showcase your work. Today, we have tracked down 40+ brilliant iMac mockup templates, all of which are easy to manipulate and edit. These mockups are a mixture of Photoshop templates, Illustrator vector files and even stock… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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Background Design Trends & Styles for 2018

One of the most important early design decisions you will make is what kind of background will carry a project. Should it be a single color, colorless, use trendy elements such as geometric shapes, gradients or wood grain patterns? Or would a solid background design can help make a project shine? Staying on trend with background design styles is important as well. A trendy background choice shows that a website design is modern and the content is new. A modern visual framework can even signal a user that… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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50+ Best Minimal Logo Design Templates

Minimalist logo design is an art. How can you convey your brand with a professional logo, but keep the simplicity of a minimal, clean, and simple design? Getting that balance right is the key to crafting an iconic logo. One strategy is to try using a pre-designed minimal logo template to base your next logo mark or branding project on. Will it be as perfectly tailor-made as a high-end custom logo? Probably not. But it’s a great solution for getting your branding project started fast. To show you how… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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Wedding Monogram Logo Ideas, Tips & Advice

A classic wedding monogram is a design element that almost any couple can incorporate into their wedding design and stationery. From use in invitations and mailings to a shared post-nuptial monogram, creating a classy wedding logo or monogram element can be a great touch. Here are a few tips to help you make your own wedding logo or monogram including templates, ideas, and graphics to help you get started fast. Getting Started With Your Wedding Monogram The first step in creating a wedding… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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27 Inspiring Letterpress Style Posters

Are you planning on designing a poster with a retro or a vintage vibe? Not sure where to start? Then browse our hand-picked collection of letterpress posters and letterpress templates to find inspiration. Letterpress is one of the oldest printing techniques that date back to the early 1440s. Back in the day, this technique was used to easily print many copies of a poster, flyer, and other designs with photo and letter-etched plates. Even though it’s no longer widely used by printers and publishers… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 

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