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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  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

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  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

Online Exhibition „Like Fish in the Sea“

Nearly 40 Hungarian artists, graphic designers, illustrators, and animation directors displayed how they perceive the freelancing lifestyle in the online exhibition Like Fish in the Sea.  The event was organized by Balka and was presented at Budapest Design Week. The title of the project derives from a Hungarian proverb which roughly translates to „sound as a roach“ meaning someone feels alright and lives a carefree life. Being a freelancer or having a small company in the cultural and creative… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Balka | 

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  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

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  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

Disruptive Type

Disruptive Type is a new virtual exhibition space showcasing the amazing variety of letterforms within the disruptive culture amongst contemporary type designers. The work of eleven contemporary (collaborative) typefaces of talented type designers is shown. Because of his deep fascination for letterforms and their variety, Copenhagen based designer Jonas Baun Andersen initiated the project in order to create a new community amongst designers highlighting the disruptive nature of contemporary type… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— jonasbaun | 

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  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

Focus Ex

Focus Ex is a tool that helps users to read digital texts. It was primarily designed based on the needs of people with ADHD. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is the collective term for a group of neurological symptoms causing much difficulty in everyday functioning. One of the most characteristic symptoms of ADHD is the difficulty to maintain focus, especially during reading. The new extension helps filter out distracting factors, divides the textual content and replaces the font settings of… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— szabicsoki | 

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  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

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  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

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  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

Social Awareness Posters

The project SOCIAL AWARENESS POSTERS started in April 2020, during the first world wide wave of Corona Virus. Besides a few other designers, artist Mirko Ilić showed his work to raise awareness about the Corona Virus. Messages of safety guidelines, messages of support and generalized encouragement where shown on digital billboards around New York. After the images were prominently displayed, Ilić wanted his Awareness Poster to appear in less official settings, so they could get more attention from… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Laura Nadvornik | 

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  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

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  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

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  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

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