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40+ 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  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

Single Page Website Design: 10 Tips + Ideas

Long live single page website design! There’s something almost magical about small-scale websites that fit on a single page. They can be graceful, easy to navigate and provide optimal user experiences in a contained space. While there was a time when we shied away from single page websites, users are embracing them again (thank you, mobile!) and you should, too. We’re looking at ten tips, ideas, examples, and suggestions to help spark inspiration for your next piece of web design work. It might be just… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

10 Awesome Places to Download Free Vector Art

Despite what many would think, the term web designer does not always imply an artist. There are many very capable web developers and designers that are lucky to pull off a quality stick figure on most days. For those that are able to create complicated artwork, there are plenty of times when you’re up against a deadline need something generic. For either of these situations, you can’t beat free vectors. Though the quality varies dramatically depending on the source, there’s no shortage of great work out… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Joshua Johnson | 

22+ Best Fonts for Signs

Whether you’re working on a sign design for a coffee shop or a luxury boutique, choosing the right font for your sign will go a long way to make your signage look more professional and unique. When designing different types of signs, you are often forced to work with specific standards and font layouts. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t get creative and use unique fonts in your designs. Finding a great font usually means spending hours scouring the web and getting disappointing results. To help you save… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

30+ Best Free PowerPoint Templates

Not everyone can afford to buy premium PowerPoint templates to create their slideshows. But, that doesn’t mean you have to settle for a default template. There are dozens of incredible free PowerPoint templates to try out! A great thing about the design community is that there are designers out there who willingly share their amazing work for free of charge, including gorgeous free PowerPoint templates. To help you save some money, we scoured the web and handpicked a collection of the best free… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

20+ Best Vintage Fonts

Vintage fonts add a certain timeless look to a design that can’t be achieved with any other font. It’s one of the reasons popular brands such as Harley Davidson and Dollar Shave Club still use vintage fonts in their branding designs. In this collection, we’re featuring some of the best vintage fonts you can use to add that same classic elegant look to your own designs. These fonts are particularly suitable for various luxury branding designs, product labels, packaging, logo designs, and much more… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

10 Video Marketing Trends for 2019

Almost every marketing prediction, resource or how-to guide for 2019 includes the same advice: video needs to be part of your strategy. But how should you get started? And what type of video marketing is most important, right now? From super-short (micro) video clips, to live streaming on social media, to full-production ads and stories, we’re going to look at some of the top video marketing trends for the year and how you can incorporate them into your design and marketing plans. Let’s dive in, and… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

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. MicroPro Fantasy Pink Photoshop Action This… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

20+ Business & Marketing PowerPoint Templates

Using the default PowerPoint layout to design a business presentation isn’t usually a great idea. You need a business PowerPoint template that’s going to stand out, make an impression, and look professional. A complete redesign for the heavily outdated default PowerPoint templates is long overdue. But, there’s no need to wait for Microsoft to fix it. Instead, you can easily grab a premium PowerPoint template to give yourself a head start. Created by professional designers, these business and marketing… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

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. All these bundles contain fully… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

30 Eye-Catching Logo Color Schemes

Color can have a significant impact on logos. It can communicate meaning and help users identify your company or brand. And just like other design trends, what styles and colors are used in logos tend to change over time. The trend now is toward more streamlined logos without much color (often single color) or the exact opposite – rainbow-style color palettes for brand marks. Here’s a look at 30 logo color schemes that are sure to catch your attention. 1. Miami Dolphins #ff8200 #008e97… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

30+ Best Minimal PowerPoint Templates 2019

Delivering a minimalist PowerPoint presentation can clearly convey your message, and remove any clutter. This collection of modern, minimal PowerPoint templates is a great place to start—they put the focus on you as the speaker, and what you have to convey! These files are all fully editable and can be easily tweaked according to your needs. Most come with hundreds of example slides with graphs, tables, images, text, and more. Perfect for giving that next presentation a special touch. Antbiz –… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

20+ Professional Lightroom Presets

Minimizing the time you spend on processing and enhancing photos is one of the things most photographers and graphic designers often struggle with. Adobe Lightroom, coupled with a set of professional Lightroom presets, makes this whole process much easier. What if we told you that you can make Lightroom even more powerful to process images, add beautiful effects, enhance tone, adjust contrast, and much more with just one-click? All of this is possible thanks to premade Lightroom presets. In this… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

20+ Best InDesign Templates 2019 (For Brochures, Flyers, Books & More)

InDesign is a piece of software that can be used for all manner of design and publishing. With the help of pre-made InDesign templates, you can take full advantage of this software to supercharge your workflow and complete projects in record time. Whether you’re working on a brochure design, flyer design, book, or magazine design, you can easily get a head start in your design process when using an InDesign template that’s already been designed and formatted by professionals. In this post, we’re… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

Mid-Century Modern Design: An Emerging Trend

Of all the retro design styles that have been trending, mid-century modern design might be one of my favorites. The phrase „mid-century modern“ is more than just a staple on home improvement television shows, it’s also a classic art and design style that speaks to an era. The best thing about mid-century modern design is that it can simplify the complex. It was a popular style in homes and décor, as well as graphic and product design in for decades spanning the 1930s, 40s, 50s, and 60s. Now it is… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

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