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Design Trend: Mono Gradients

Monotone color palettes have always been popular. It’s a classic colour scheme that never really goes out of style. Most recently, we’ve seen plenty of white or dark monotone palettes dominate this style. But there’s a new take on monotone colors that’s trending: mono gradients. Here’s a look at the trend and how designers are making the most of it. We’re sharing different examples of mono gradients in action, and sharing tips for how you can use it in your own designs. What is a Mono Gradient?… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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10+ Best Places to Find Free Fonts

Typography plays a big role in all types of designs, from product packaging to mobile apps and more. Today we’re taking a look at the best places to find free fonts, and take your design work to a new level. But why is typography so important? Remember what happened at the Oscars 2017, when they gave the Best Picture award to the wrong film? Typography is to blame for that huge mess. As the creative strategist Benjamin Bannister points out, a simple change in the font and the design could have helped… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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40+ Best Hand Lettering & Handwriting Fonts 2020

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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15+ Best HDR Lightroom Presets 2020

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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Design Trend: 3D Geometry

Three-dimensional shapes and geometry add depth and visual interest to the digital space. Maybe that’s why this is a trending website design technique. While 3D elements in web design aren’t new, using geometry and geometric shapes to create this effect is beginning to explode. It can be a fun and interesting way to make elements seem to jump off the screen for website visitors. Here’s a look at the trend with some examples to get you thinking about how this design trend (and these techniques) might… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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10 Best Prototyping Tools for Designers 2020

Prototyping is part of every designer’s creative process. It’s an integral part of your work that helps win projects and clients. We believe every designer should have a proper prototyping tool. And today we aim to help you find one. Whether you’re a user experience designer or an interface designer looking for a good prototyping tool, we’ve got you covered. In this guide, we take a look at the best prototyping tools for UI and UX designers of all kinds. You’ll find both free prototyping tools as well… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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20+ Best Free Poster Templates (Illustrator & Photoshop) 2020

A poster is not just a piece of marketing material. It’s also a way to express your brand and connect with your audience. That’s why it takes a lot of work to design an effective poster. But, what if you don’t have the budget to hire a designer or the time to design it yourself? That’s where free poster templates come to help. In this roundup, we feature many different types of free Illustrator poster templates and Photoshop poster templates you can use to design your own posters for your small business… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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30+ Best VSCO Lightroom Presets

VSCO is a popular photography app for both Android and iOS, known for stunning filters and effects. Today we’re featuring a selection of VSCO Lightroom presets, inspired by the VSCO app, to help you achieve similar results with greater power and flexibility. If you have a copy of Lightroom, you probably want to have more control over the specific nuances of how a filter is applied. We’ve found this collection of Lightroom presets that feature pretty much the same filters, effects, and adjustments… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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7 Tips for Developing a Website Redesign Strategy

With the average lifespan of a website being somewhere between 3 and 5 years, chances are that you’ll have a website redesign project soon (if you aren’t already working on one.) The foundation of a solid redesign is strategy. What do you (or your client) hope to get out of the redesign? Why is the change being made? What does success look like? Answer these questions and it will help bring the design together. Plus, we have a few more tips for developing a website redesign strategy. (Take note of the… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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30+ Best Tattoo Fonts & Lettering

Many designers now use tattoo lettering fonts to give an artistic hand-drawn look to their designs. In this post, we bring you a set of tattoo fonts you can use with your own design projects to create that same unique effect. The inconsistent, stylish, and decorative designs of the tattoo fonts help give a personalized look to various types of digital and print designs, including flyers, posters, social media posts, and even greeting cards. It’s a great way to add an authentic feel to your designs to… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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Create a Seamless and Secure Business Experience With Teamstack

As your team grows there has to be a better way of managing passwords and user accounts. It’s called Teamstack, a simple and convenient identity management solution for businesses of any size. Teamstack is a cloud identity and access management platform that provides your workforce with secure, convenient access. It works with 500+ applications, greatly simplifying the entire process. Teamstack provides cloud identity management that’s easy use and works with tools you already have installed on… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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20+ Best iPad Pro Mockups 2020 (Free & Premium)

There’s no better device than the iPad Pro to showcase your design with a touch of professionalism. This collection includes our picks of the absolute best free and premium iPad Pro mockups, all in one place. Ever since its release, many creatives and professionals have fallen in love with the iPad Pro. A larger screen, Apple Pencil support, and powerful hardware make it stand out as a tablet capable of facilitating real work. As a result, digital artists and designers started using this device for… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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Instagram Story Design: 7 Pro Tips & Ideas

If you aren’t designing Instagram Stories, it might be time to start. More than 500 million people use the vertical format on the social media channel every day. Stories are fun, they allow for creativity, and this is a place where you can really showcase your design skills to a social media audience. It’s a little different from some of the other ways you’ve probably used social in the past. Here’s a guide to help you post Instagram Stories like a pro, with examples and ideas to help you see our… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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10 Best Brand Identity Design + Examples

Creating a brand identity is one of the most important parts of creating any new business. After all, it’s what helps create your brand image. One of the best ways to create an effective brand identity is to learn from the very best that already won the world with its brands. Today, we take a look at some of those winning brand identities and rebrand designs. And talk about what makes them effective. If you’re a designer or a brand strategist working on a new business branding, you’ll learn a lot of… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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20+ Professional Brochure Templates & Designs

Designing a professional brochure used to be a job for a professional designer. But not anymore. Now you can make your own brochures using professional pre-made brochure templates. There are many different types of brochure designs ranging from bi-fold layouts to tri-fold and multi-page brochures. Each type consists of unique design styles and formatting. You can create all those types of brochures using templates. They are already designed with proper content formatting, image placeholders, and… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 

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