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30+ Best Animated Keynote Templates With Stylish Transitions

A great way to make your Keynote slideshow more attractive is to use animation effects. With just a few entrance animations or transition effects, you can instantly make your presentation look more professional. However, it takes a lot of configuring and testing to figure out the right animations for each and every slide in your presentation. If you’re in a rush to finish up a presentation, there won’t be any time to play around with animation effects and transitions. We found a solution to this… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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10 Tips for Using (And Choosing) an Email Newsletter Template

You probably know that email newsletters can be one of the most effective methods of reaching people who want to connect with your organization or brand. An email newsletter template can help you jumpstart the process with a semi-custom design with a visual dynamic that will keep subscribers clicking. If you’ve never used an email template, they aren’t difficult to get to grips with. The toughest part might be choosing a design that you can customize easily and effectively. Here are our tips for… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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20+ Best Wedding Photoshop Actions

Adding stylish effects to wedding photos (such as retro, rustic, and moody filters) is a popular trend these days. One of the easiest ways to add this type of effect to your photos is with these—our picks of the best wedding Photoshop actions! Whether you’re trying to improve your own wedding photos before uploading them to social media and your wedding website or you’re a freelance designer/photographer working on a whole bunch of wedding photo albums, these Photoshop actions will definitely come in… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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30+ Best Event Flyer Templates

Designing an amazing flyer is an effective way to get everyone excited about a party or an event. You can find a great flyer design to promote your next event from this collection of party and club flyer templates. You don’t have to be a designer to make a professional-looking party flyer (we’ve written about how to design your own flyer before). But for an even quicker solution, these pre-made templates come with attractive designs made by professionals. All you have to do is open the template with… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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25+ Best InDesign Brochure Templates

Creating the perfect brochure design can be a challenging task, even for a professional designer. Especially when you’re using it to showcase an entire business or product with just a few pages. These InDesign brochure templates can help save the day. With our handpicked collection of the best InDesign brochure templates, you’ll be able to find inspiration to design all kinds of brochures from leaflets, tri-fold designs, corporate company profiles, business documentation, and much more. We’ve included… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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22+ Best Educational PPT (PowerPoint) Templates for Teachers

PowerPoint presentations are an important part of education. Any lecture can be made more entertaining and easily understandable by using an effective educational PowerPoint slideshow. Having a set of brilliantly designed slides also helps deliver your key points more effectively. This is where we want to help. In this post, we’re sharing a collection of the best educational PowerPoint templates teachers can use to create attractive presentations for educational purposes. Whether you’re making a… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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25+ Best Google Chrome Extensions for Designers and Developers

Browser extensions can speed up design workflows, helping you do everything from identifying a font, to pulling a color swatch, to inspecting the code of an element. Google Chrome has edged out all other browsers with the top market share among users, on more than 58 percent of all computers. And there are plenty of extensions out there to help you optimize the performance of Chrome in your design workflows. We compiled an awesome collection of 25 extremely useful Google Chrome Extensions for… learn more

Design Shack  Joshua Johnson | 
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30+ Best High-Quality Photoshop & Illustrator Brushes

We’ve put together a collection of our favorite, high-quality Photoshop and Illustrator brushes, to help you put the perfect finishing touch on your next design. A Photoshop or Illustrator brush is, at its simplest, exactly what you’d expect — a way to draw a particular line or style in a Photoshop or Illustrator document. Click, drag, and paint like you’re using a brush! But in practice, brushes can be used for so much more. From textures and patterns to lighting and stylish effects, the versatility… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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20+ Best Photoshop Filters + Plugins 2019 (+ How to Use Them)

If you’re looking for unique Photoshop filters to turn your photos into artwork, you’ve come to the right place. In this post, we feature a collection of the best Photoshop filters and plugins you can use to add various effects to photos. There are many benefits to using Photoshop filters. They are quite useful in crafting creative graphic designs such as posters, flyers, logos, and much more. While Photoshop itself comes with a set of default filters they don’t offer much value. Thankfully there are… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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Simplify Scraping Jobs With Scrapestack API

There are plenty of scenarios where you need to scrape and collect data from across the web. An API can take a lot of the work out of this chore for you so that you don’t have to handle it (with IP blocks, CAPTCHAs, and a huge amount of manual work on your own). scrapestack is an API solution that can scrape webpages around the world in the blink of an eye, to power information on your website, database, research project, or product. Here’s a look at how to use this tool and how to make it work for… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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20+ Best Illustrator Logo Templates

So you need a logo right now? That’s where an Illustrator logo template can come in handy. A logo template is often a kit of pieces to build a vector logo with a few tweaks—such as changing colors or fonts. These are our top picks! Some of the better logo template options might include multiple elements in a file that you can piece together for a design that’s a little more custom. Logo templates are best for small, quick projects that need something cost-effective and visually pleasing. While a logo… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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8 Things to Stop Doing With Typography (Right Now!)

Good typography is an art that shouldn’t be messed with too much. Letterforms flow together to form words and phrases that are readable and have subtle visual meaning. But if you aren’t careful, it’s easy to ruin typographic beauty in an instant. If you have slipped into any of these design traps, this is the time to stop doing anything on this list to type and clean up your design pieces. (Your portfolio will thank you.) Adding Drop Shadows Most fonts are perfect just the way they are… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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20+ Best Outline Fonts

If you’re working on a poster, flyer, or greeting card design, an outline font is a great choice for adding titles and headlines that attract attention. In this post, we’re featuring some of the best outline fonts you can use in not only print designs but in digital graphic designs as well. Unlike most other types of fonts, an outline font is easily recognizable. Just as the name suggests, an outline font features a character design that only consists of outlines without a fill. These fonts are widely… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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13+ Best PowerPoint Roadmap Templates

If you’re working on a product or business roadmap presentation, we have handpicked some of the best PowerPoint roadmap templates you can use to design a killer slideshow for your presentation. A roadmap presentation is one of the most effective methods of detailing the past, present, and future for product and business development. Using a PowerPoint roadmap template will make the process of designing the slideshow much easier as they come packed with timelines, tables, infographics, icons, and much… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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30+ Best Isometric Mockup Templates

Are you looking for a unique way to present your designs to your clients? Then these isometric mockup templates can give your designs a 3D-like view and stand out from the crowd. Mockups created with an isometric perspective allow you to showcase your website designs, apps, logos, business cards, and more while giving them a 3D visual representation. This is an effective way to avoid showing the same old flat front-and-back views of your design. We’ve picked some of the best isometric mockups you can use… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 

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