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30+ Best Free Photoshop Actions 2019

Photoshop actions are quite useful when optimizing photos, applying effects, and editing graphics. For this collection, we’ve handpicked some of the best free Photoshop actions you can download and use with no price to pay! Whether you’re a professional designer or a complete beginner, Photoshop actions can help you save a lot of time. Simply put, Photoshop actions pack hours worth of design work into a single-click so that you can achieve professional-level effects without an effort. In this post… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

50 Shades of Black: Effective Use of No Color

A few years ago, there was a debate stirring on the web about black. Ian Storm Taylor’s „Never Use Black“ was shared and tweeted and read by designers all over the world. You can debate whether you should use black or not all day long. But the reality is that you will use black. Every designer does – by choosing or not. So it’s best to understand the color and how to use it properly in a variety of design projects. CMYK vs. RGB The definition of black has a lot to do with how you are… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

30+ Best Hand Lettering Fonts

Hand lettering fonts can add a unique flourish to your design. They’re full of fun, character, and style. Whether you’re looking for a realistic calligraphy effect, or something more abstract, our collection of the best hand lettering fonts is a great starting point! Hand lettering fonts span a huge range of styles. They range from bold and masculine block-style typefaces, through to stylistic and feminine freehand. All of these have their place, but in completely different types of project! Whether… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

8 Packaging and Label Design Trends

Have you taken notice of that beer car or shampoo bottle lately? How about the wrapper on a snack bar or package that comes in the mail? Packaging and label design trends can be some of the most practical influencers in graphic design. While we put a lot of focus on website design and digital trends, packaging and labels can impact everything. From whether you make a purchase off the shelf, to how you feel about a product when you open or use it. Design is a major influencer in purchasing decisions… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

30+ Best Line Patterns & Textures

Whether you’re working on a product packaging design, a greeting card, or even a website background, incorporating one of these line patterns and textures can help you achieve a pro result. No need to spend hours of your valuable time searching for beautiful line patterns. We scoured the web to find the best line patterns and textures to help you get a headstart with your design process. This collection includes both free patterns and premium items from Envato Elements (where you get unlimited… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

How to Embed a YouTube Video in PowerPoint

You can create a more engaging presentation by inserting a YouTube video in your PowerPoint slides. Today, we’re going to walk you through the whole process of how to embed a YouTube video in PowerPoint. While this task used to be rather cumbersome and clunky with older versions of the standard software, Microsoft Office 365 and PowerPoint 2019 make embedding videos a lot more manageable. Here’s how you do it step-by-step for a great presentation that includes video. Now, the only hard part will be… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

70+ Corporate & Creative Business Card PSD Mockup Templates

The design of your business cards is vital if you’re looking to make a good first impression. In this post, we’ve collected over 70 of the best free and premium business card mockups that you can use for your next client meeting or design project. We’re not only covering corporate professional designs, but also profession-specific business cards like those designed for photographers, doctors or even writers. All the mockups are designed to perfection, and come in a variety of easily editable formats!… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

8 Tips for Creating a Logo With Purpose

With so many logo design concepts, trends, and examples out there, how do you sort through all the clutter to create a logo that has a purpose for our brand or company? It’s not always an easy task. The best and most memorable logos are not just designed well, they have purposeful meaning that creates a connection between the mark and organization it represents. This can happen quickly with a brand that grows in popularity fast or steadily over time as a mark is established. Here are some things to… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

How to Add Fonts to Photoshop (Mac and Windows)

There’s no need to be intimidated when it comes to adding fonts to Adobe Photoshop for use in projects. Whether you’re on a Mac or Windows, adding a font to Photoshop can be a straight-forward process. Any designer will regularly need to be working with new fonts and typography, and knowing how to quickly get them working in your design app is a key part of your workflow. Today, we’ll walk you through how to add fonts to Photoshop (using a few different methods) so that you can speed up your workflow… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

50+ Best Slab Serif Fonts of 2019

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 40+ 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 included… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

30+ Best Scene and Mockup Generators of 2019

It isn’t always easy to find the right mockup for your header or feature image. Using a mockup generator can help you tweak and customize a mockup to match your needs perfectly. Mostly because high-quality stock photos and images are hard to find, and can come with hefty price tags. Even when you do find a great image, you later discover that someone else is using that exact same image on a different website. Which brings you back to square one. However, there’s a simpler solution to this problem: Scene… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

30+ Best Landscape Lightroom Presets

Unlike taking portrait photos, capturing beautiful scenes in travel and landscape photos is quite difficult because you have to work with the natural lighting conditions. With the power of a landscape Lightroom preset, you can add incredible depth and personality to your landscape photos with just a few clicks! Whether you’re a professional photographer using a DSLR or a traveler snapping photos with a smartphone, Lightroom is a must-have app that will help improve your landscape photos. One of the many… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

20+ Best Free Resume Templates (For Word)

Landing a job interview is all about standing out from the crowd. Every job vacancy gets hundreds of resumes and applications. It’s the design of your resume and the way you present yourself that will ultimately help you land an interview. Everything from choosing the right font for your resume, to arranging the content and paragraphs, play a key role in making a professional resume. But, with these pre-made templates, you won’t have to worry about spending hours designing the perfect resume. For this… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

30+ Best Real Estate Flyer Templates

Passing flyers is one of the best marketing strategies real estate agencies use to market their properties. We handpicked a collection of attractive real estate flyer templates to help you design unique flyers to promote your real estate listings like a pro. Real estate is a booming industry. With many agencies popping up around every corner, you need to think outside the box to get more attention to the houses, flats, and apartments you’re trying to market. This involves crafting flyers and brochures… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

Inner Shadows in CSS: Images, Text and Beyond

Shadows in CSS are quick and easy, whether you’re slapping on a box-shadow or a text-shadow. But how comfortable are you with inner shadows? Can you pull off an inset box-shadow? How do you do the same thing on some text? Today we’re going to learn some really simple inset shadow techniques that you can pull off with just a few lines of code. I’ll walk you through both the box-shadow and text-shadow syntax and how to change them to pull off an inset shadows. Shadow Syntax Before we jump into… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Joshua Johnson | 

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