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10 Web Design Trends to Watch in 2019

The average life of a website is three years. And design elements – such as color and typography – often get updated more frequently than that. That’s why it is so important to keep up with web design trends. Doing this allows you to make small tweaks to your design today so that it won’t be out of date tomorrow. So which web design trends do you need to be on the look-out for this year? This guide will help you create an on-point design plan for 2019! 1. So Many Serifs Serif… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

30+ Best Instagram Filters for Photoshop

Filters are one of the best features of Instagram. Everyone loves the idea of prettifying their photos in an instant and sharing them with their friends and family. But have you ever wanted a set of Instagram filters for Photoshop? I know I have. The good news is, you don’t just need the Instagram app to apply filters to your photos. You can actually create even more beautiful photos with customizable filters using Photoshop actions and upload them to not just Instagram, but any other social network you… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

A Year of SiteGround in 2018

Hosting Design Shack with SiteGround has been a great move for us. We’re here to share a quick update on how things are going, alongside some new developments from SiteGround in 2018! Whether you’re looking for managed WordPress hosting, or something much more custom and complex, SiteGround has you covered. They’ve released a host of new updates and features (many with WordPress in mind), making it a great choice for hosting a site that runs on this CMS. What’s New With SiteGround?… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— David Appleyard | 

20+ 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 | 

50 Best Website Color Schemes of 2019

Does it ever seem like certain website color schemes just get all the attention? As with every other aspect of web design, there are color schemes that tend to trend more than others. Bright colors, stark palettes, and even some mismatching schemes are elements of color that are trending. Here’s a look at some of the best website color schemes of 2019 (in no particular order). For each, we’re also sharing the color codes that make up the key elements of the design, so it’s easy to play around with these… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

100+ MacBook Mockup Templates (PSD & Vector)

Whether you’re looking for a MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, or MacBook mockup, we have you covered today. We’re featuring a mix of photo mockup templates, realistic illustrations, and flat/stylised versions of these MacBook notebooks. Totaling over a hundred different MacBook mockups, in all shapes and sizes, these are great for dropping in your own work, applications, wallpapers or examples to give them a unique look-and-feel. Some are free, some cost a few dollars, but we really like them all!… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

15+ Brochure Cover Design Templates + Ideas

The cover of a brochure is the most important part of the design for grabbing attention. It needs to be crafted in a specific way to suit your target audience, and these brochure cover design templates can get you off to a great start! To help you find inspiration for your cover design, we handpicked a collection of elegant and professional brochure cover design templates that you can use to find brochure design ideas to easily make the perfect cover for all kinds of brochures. From corporate companies… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

30 Tips to Learn Web Design in 30 Days

Is learning the basics of web design still on your „someday“ list? Why haven’t you got started yet? We’ve put together 30 tips and resources to help you start learning web design this month (and maybe even find yourself a new career path!) Graphic designers, print designers, and creatives looking to learn something new or break into website need to quit procrastinating. Every day that you don’t take that first step leaves you one day further behind everyone else! Follow these steps to begin learning… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

8 Top Graphic Design Trends of 2019

What’s hot in graphic design? One of the things people always want to talk to me about is graphic design trends. Here’s a recap of the top graphic design trends of 2018, plus a little preview of what’s likely on the horizon for 2019. It’s such an interesting topic because there are trends that change slowly over time – just look at the long evolution of flat design to where we are now – and others that seem to flip overnight. Should you always rush to use the latest graphic design trends in your work? Of… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

40+ Best Photoshop Patterns of 2019 (Free & Pro)

If you’ve been looking for a creative tileable pattern to make your designs look even more beautiful, you’ve come to the right place. In this post, we’re sharing a collection of the best Photoshop patterns with various design styles and aesthetics (both free and premium). When designing a background, whether it’s for a book cover, business card, or a website, using a creative pattern goes a long way to add a personal touch to the overall look of the design. Not to mention that patterns also help… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

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  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

Portfolio Design Trends in 2019

When was the last time you updated your design portfolio? (If you’re like me, it’s probably been a while.) Maintaining a fresh portfolio is a good way to show off your skills to potential clients and can be helpful when looking back on work for annual contest entries. If you’ve fallen behind with your portfolio design, or just need a new portfolio in general, this is a great opportunity to create something using trendy techniques and visuals. A modern portfolio using design trends can make a great… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

30+ Best Instagram Post & Story Templates 2019

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 | 

20+ Best After Effects Title Templates

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 890,000 other design elements for a… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

7 Tips for Sending Better Email Newsletters

Email marketing is one of the top ways to communicate with an audience. You can inform users with stories and information, send discounts and coupons to encourage shopping, and help direct traffic back to your website. But not every email newsletter is created equally. My inbox is just as full of poorly designed messages as ones that I’ll actually read. With so much inbox clutter, designing an email that will stand out—and is easy to read—increases your chances of success. (Open rates hover in the teens… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

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