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50+ Best PowerPoint Templates of 2020

The key to winning your audience is a perfectly designed PowerPoint presentation. Whether you’re speaking at a conference, pitching to an investor, or talking about sales projections at a business meeting, this collection of the best PowerPoint templates will help you speak to your audience. The way you design your PowerPoint slides will play a key role in the success of your presentation. You need to use the right colors in your slides, structure the content for readability, and visualize data with… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

Soul of a Nation

In summer 2019 we were in Los Angeles to produce the Slanted issue #35. At THE BROAD Museum we visited the exhibition Soul of a Nation : Art in the Age of Black Power 1963–1983. We apologize for not being able to identify all artists and to give credits for the respective works. Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963–1983 shines a bright light on the vital contribution of Black artists made over two decades, beginning in 1963 at the height of the civil rights movement. Soul of a Nation… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Clara Weinreich | 

Ten Years of SCHIRN MAG

The SCHIRN MAG has established itself as an important medium in the contemporary art and culture scene in the ten years since its launch. Starting with the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt’s  exhibitions and themes, the spectrum of contributions to the online magazine has continued to evolve. The SCHIRN MAG is therefore now presenting itself in an entirely new design and layout. With its permanent columns, the SCHIRN MAG provides insights into the contemporary art scene, in German and English. „Context“… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt | 

20+ Business Card Mockup Templates (Free & Premium)

Designing a business card can be a truly fun and exciting experience – it’s basically the first step towards seeing your brand come to life! But as well as coming up with a unique and memorable design, it’s also important for your business card to fit in with the context of everyday reality, and appeal to those who will see it in different settings. That’s where mockups come in. Business card mockups are the perfect way for you to see how your business card will look in real-life situations, before you… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Sanchi Gupta | 

Upgrade Your WordPress Website With Kinsta

If you are running a website on WordPress, then you likely understand the value of managed WordPress hosting. Managed hosting helps keep your site up and running smoothly, often comes with backups, core and plugin updates, and monitoring security. That’s a pretty expansive package that helps provide website peace of mind. And you can get it all with Kinsta, a cutting-edge managed WordPress hosting provider with everything you need to take care of your website. (We trust it so much that we’re running… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

How to Edit a PowerPoint Template: A Quick Start Guide

Whether you’re starting from scratch and building a custom template, or have a PowerPoint template you’ve downloaded and want to customize, knowing how to edit a PowerPoint template is a great skill to have in your kit. We’re going to walk you through editing a PowerPoint template step-by-step, explaining all the PowerPoint terminology along the way! If you like the presentation template we are using here—Creativa—you can get it from Envato Elements. It’s a great multi-purpose template that’s great… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

Freistil #7

For almost 20 years FREISTIL—The Bible Of Illustration—has been published for the German-speaking world by Publisher Hermann Schmidt. It is a standard work in the media and marketing world and a springboard for many careers. The name FREISTIL is program, because they present illustrations without stylistic and fashion boundaries. Now the team of FREISTIL is working on issue number 7, which will be published in November 2020. They would be very happy to have you as a contributor. If you want to be one… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Laura Nadvornik | 

How to Add Text to a Video Online: 7 Tips & Tricks

Everywhere you look in web design, the hero image seems to be replaced with a hero video. And many of these videos include some type of text elements to provide additional information that draws you into the design. When done right, the result can be rather stunning. When done wrong, video and text elements fall short of conveying a proper message. Here, we’re going to look at how to ensure your video and text combinations are understandable, readable, and functional in your next design project… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

20+ Best Adobe Premiere Pro Intro Templates (Free & Premium)

Every video starts with an intro scene but not all video intros look great. However, you’ll never have to worry about it when using professional Premiere Pro intro templates to create your opening scenes. The intro is arguably the most important part of a video. It’s what captivates the viewer and keeps them watching for the entire duration of the video. Whether you’re a videographer making professional films or making vlogs on YouTube, you should always pay careful attention to perfecting the intro… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

Visual Journey in the World of the Iñupiat People

Embark on a visual journey in the world of the Iñupiat people with the latest motion video created by illo.tv for Akima : a 3 minutes-long exploration of the values and history that define the native inhabitants of northwest Alaska. The Iñupiat people have managed to thrive in one of the harshest environments on Earth, guided by their strong values and by a lifestyle and a culture they knew how to nurture and adapt. This very set of values that has guided the Alaska natives throughout history… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— illo.tv | 

What Is a Wireframe & How to Design Them: A Beginner’s Guide

Every structure, every building, every design starts with a wireframe. It’s an important part of the design workflow that determines the success of the entire project. Whether you’re working with digital user interface designs or banner designs, wireframes should be part of your design process. In this guide, we’ll help you understand what is a wireframe and why they’re important. We made this guide for both beginners and advanced designers to convey the importance of wireframing. You’ll learn… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

30+ Best Free Photoshop Brushes 2020

If you’re a professional designer or an illustrator who use Photoshop for design work you’ll find this collection of free Photoshop brushes quite valuable. With the right set of brushes, you can go beyond your imagination to create unique graphic designs, illustrations, effects, backgrounds, and so much more using Photoshop. Of course, you don’t always have to pay to get the best brushes. We scoured the web to find the best free Photoshop brushes and divided them into a few popular categories. Have a… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

Design Trend: Transparent Text With a Bold Background

Who said typography has to be boring? Designers are having a lot of fun with interesting type options, including the super trendy method of layering transparent text elements with interesting backgrounds, animations, and images. There are plenty of ways to incorporate this website design trend into a project (or put your personal spin on it for printed projects as well). Here are some ideas and inspiration to help you get started with using transparent text on a bold background. Icon Cut Outs… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

100+ Best Modern Serif Fonts 2020

It’s time to delve into a collection of the best beautiful, modern serif fonts. Serif fonts are ideal for printed literature, detailed typography, or for creating a more formal effect. And these popular serif fonts really stand out from the crowd. We’ve gathered more than 100 of the best modern serif fonts that you can quickly start using in your work. You’ll be amazed at what a difference they can make to your design project, compared to the more generic system fonts that get all too commonly used… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

Slanted × Kickstarter Mentoring & Publishing Program: Nine Selected Book Projects Now Live

The first Open Call for the Mentoring & Publishing Program of Slanted and the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter closed at the end of April. From almost 100 submitted projects, we have intensively supervised nine projects in one-to-one mentoring-sessions over the past four weeks on their way to a hopefully successful crowdfunding campaign and thus to a real publishing project. We are very happy to be able to present the individual projects to you now and hope that you will support one, two or maybe… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Julia Kahl | 

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