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50+ Best Hand Lettering & Handwriting Fonts 2021

If you’re looking for a different type of a font to make your design stand out, a cursive font can be a great choice. Cursive and script fonts aren’t new, but they’re a less common choice for many designers. This gives you a chance to use cursive fonts to add some originality to your next project. Fonts play an important role in every design. Whether you’re designing a book cover, a website header, social media post, greeting card, or a poster, the typography is the main aspect that captures everyone’s… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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20+ Best HDR Lightroom Presets 2021

The HDR technique is one of the most popular techniques photographers use to add more depth and range to photos. It usually takes multiple photos and a lot of work to take photos using the HDR technique. However, if you have the Lightroom app, there’s a much easier way to create that same HDR effect with just a few clicks. In this post, we’re sharing with you a collection of the best HDR Lightroom presets you can use to add an authentic HDR effect to your own photos. These HDR Lightroom presets are… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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5 Tips for Working With Design Influencers (Or Becoming One!)

Who do you look to on social media when you need extra design inspiration? Those are the people that you see as design influencers. Have you ever thought about working with designers, illustrators, and photographers with a strong social media presence (or becoming one yourself)? There are things you can start doing online now that will make it easier to work with influencers and show that your accounts are on trend in the design space. Here are a few tips, plus a tool for helping you get started… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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50+ Best Lightroom Wedding Presets 2021

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 way that looks professional and consistent. We hand-picked a few of the best wedding Lightroom presets for optimizing photos of your special day. We’re also featuring a collection… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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30+ Best T-Shirt Mockup Templates 2021 (Free & Premium)

How you present a finished t-shirt design can be a key consideration. And our pick of the best t-shirt mockup templates can be incredibly helpful in creating a stunning end result to impress your client. Certain types of designs, like t-shirts, require a slight sparkle of presentation to showcase how the end result would appear on the final product. You simply can’t showcase a t-shirt design without a t-shirt mockup. But, what if you don’t have the time to craft your own mockup for your t-shirt… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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9 Tips for a Successful Design Retrospective

Sometimes the best way to inspire a creative team is by looking back at projects. A design retrospective can help you evaluate projects upon completion, look back at workflows and results, and take lessons learned to future work. Too often there’s a negative association with a design retrospective, while constructive criticism should be welcome, there should also be plenty of opportunity to highlight wins, big and small, from a project. Here, we’re going to look at tips for making your design… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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35+ Best After Effects Title Templates 2021

Today we’re bringing you a collection of After Effects title templates featuring stunning visual effects and animations you can use in your own videos. We handpicked these After Effects templates to feature titles of all kinds, including title scenes for YouTube openers, product promotions, social media videos, business videos, trailers, and much more. All of these templates are from Envato Elements, where you can download all of these templates and more than a million other design elements for a… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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25+ Best Floral & Flower Background Textures 2021

When it comes to designing wedding invitations and greeting cards, a floral background is a must-have flourish that helps you bring out the beauty in your designs. In this collection, we bring you some of the best floral and flower backgrounds you can use with such special design projects. A background surrounded with beautiful flowers is not just a great way to make your designs look prettier but it’s also an effective way to present your creative designs like fonts, logos, and even to use with… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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10+ Best Free Portfolio Website Tools & Templates in 2021

Do you need a portfolio website right now? There are a variety of online tools and templates that can help jumpstart the process so you can feature your work online quickly. This list is packed with options that provide free plans to help you get started. (Note that many do also offer paid options with the ability to customize or add premium features.) Here are a few tools that can help writers, designers, photographers, artists, or pretty much anyone get their portfolio online this week. Best… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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50+ Best Slab Serif Fonts of 2021

Slab serif fonts can be used for a variety of purposes, ranging from general body text to headlines, to display copy. It’s a typography variant that has been used widely for digital as well as print purposes, and devices such as Amazon Kindle even use a slab serif as their default font. In order to celebrate this amazing subtype, we have gathered 50+ amazing slab serif fonts that you can use for your next design project. They’re bold, beautiful, and carry plenty of impact. All of the font packs… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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50+ Best Instagram Post & Story Templates 2021

We’ve handpicked a collection of Instagram post and Story templates with professional designs. You can easily customize these templates to add your own text and images to create a more successful Instagram content strategy. Instagram is one of the best platforms for promoting brands and businesses. But, with millions of posts being added every day, you need to think outside the box to attract your followers’ attention. If you’re tired of using the same old designs to promote your brand and products on… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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35+ Best YouTube Fonts (For Thumbnails + Videos) 2021

Designing the thumbnails and video titles is an important part of creating a professional YouTube channel. We’re here to guide you through the design process by helping you pick the best YouTube font for your channel branding, as well as individual videos. In this post, we feature a collection of the best YouTube fonts you can use to design eye-catching video thumbnails, titles, YouTube covers, logos, and much more. We made sure to handpick fonts with unique styles as well as professional character… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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50+ Best PowerPoint (PPT) Templates of 2021

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 key role in the success of your presentation. You need to use the right colors in your slides, structure the content for readability, and visualize data with… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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25+ Best Decorative Fonts in 2021 (Free & Premium)

Decorative fonts are like the symbol of creativity and thinking outside the box. They feature uncommon, unusual, and weird letter designs unlike any other font, giving you an opportunity to create things with unique and personalized designs. We handpicked a collection of the best decorative fonts to show you how useful and creative decorative fonts can really be. Whether you want to design a trendy logo, creative poster title, header for a website, or even a stylish T-shirt design, there are fonts in… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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50+ Annual Report Templates (Word & InDesign) 2021

Are you working on an annual report? Looking for a way to impress your client or boss with this report? Then use a simple annual report template to make your document look more professional. Preparing an annual report is not an easy job. You shouldn’t have to spend hours making it look pretty as well. That’s why we handpicked this collection of annual report templates so you can quickly load them up with InDesign or MS Word to edit and copy over your content. It’s that easy. Whether you’re working on… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 

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