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10+ Video Marketing Trends for 2020

Almost every marketing prediction, resource or how-to guide for 2020 includes the same advice: video needs to be part of your strategy. But what type of video marketing is most important right now? From super-short (micro) video clips, to live video 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 embrace video as the new marketing… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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40+ Best Free Lightroom Presets 2020

Adobe Lightroom is one of the most useful tools you can use to optimize your photos and graphics. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, it has features suitable for everyone. What makes Lightroom more powerful is its ability to extend its features with third-party presets. These presets allow you to instantly apply effects, enhance photos, adjust tone and mood, and much with just a few clicks. Finding amazing Lightroom presets is not difficult. There are plenty available on platforms like Envato… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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20+ Best Moodle Themes of 2020

Moodle is a powerful learning management system which is widely used by academics and students to build online course management and e-learning websites for universities and institutions around the world. Moodle templates and themes let you quickly establish a great looking platform, without too much development time and resource. These templates are easy to implement and offer full customization. Some of these templates cover the corporate arena, while others focus more on education and learning… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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Icon Design in 2020: The Key Trends

Icons might be one of the most important – and underrated – examples of design in your portfolio. Here’s a look at icon design with some inspiring examples. Icon elements are shown almost everywhere, but sometimes get produced as an afterthought. That shouldn’t be the case. Great icon design can be distinctive and add finesse and flair to a project. Let’s take a look at what’s new, and what’s hot in icon design in 2020! 1. Line Icons with Color Shapes Line icons are always a… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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The 10 Best Photoshop Alternatives for Mac (2020)

You don’t have to use Adobe Photoshop on your Mac to edit images like a pro. There are plenty of Photoshop alternatives for Mac that you can download or use in-browser to create just the right images and graphics for your projects. And some of them are completely free! None of these are necessarily one-size-fits-all solutions. Each tool tends to serve a specific purpose; Do you want to edit online or on a desktop? Are you editing photos or multiple file types? Is all the work for web or will images get… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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40+ Best Free PowerPoint Templates 2020

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  Roshan Perera | 
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15+ Portfolio Design Trends in 2020

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  Carrie Cousins | 
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Zenscrape: Extract Website Data Visually

Almost anyone can pull information from websites using the code-free, visual tool, Zenscrape. The tool is probably one of the easiest of its kind and has plenty of practical applications for website owners. Here, we’re going to take a deeper look at Zenscrape, what it is, how to use it, key features, and pricing. What is Zenscrape? While scraping websites for information or data isn’t new or proprietary, doing in a manner that scalable, reliable, and accessible is a relatively new idea… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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40+ Best Premiere Pro Templates 2020

Today we’re featuring a collection of easy to use Adobe Premiere Pro templates you can use to quickly craft professional-looking scenes for your videos. Whether you’re looking to make an opening scene for your YouTube channel, a title sequence for a video, slideshows, or even product promotions, this list of Adobe Premiere Pro templates has it all. We’ve included a mix of free Premiere Pro templates and top-notch premium options too. So there’s something for every budget! What Is Premiere Pro?… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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40+ Best Website PSD Mockups & Tools 2020

A great website mockup design can help to present your web design in a beautiful, unique way. This collection of website mockup PSDs is perfect for doing just that, and we’ll also share our favorite website mockup tools, and tips for creating your website mockup! Proper presentation is the key to delighting your clients. Whether you’re working on a website design or a logo design, the way you present your designs to your client determines your level of professionalism. When choosing a mockup template to… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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50+ Best Lightroom Presets of 2020

If you’re looking to supercharge your design workflow this year, updating your Lightroom presets with a new, powerful collection is a good idea! Lightroom presets let you instantly fix, improve, and enhance your photos with a single click. And we’ve found the perfect set of presets just for you. Having the right set of Lightroom presets can be a huge time-saver for designers. Everything from retouching portrait photos, to adding stunning visual effects, enhancing interior photos, optimizing HDR photos… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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15 Photography Trends in 2020

Photography trends can be a major influence on how print and digital designs come together. From filters to styles to photo angles that are trending, this part of the visual aesthetic can greatly impact how a project comes together. Photography trends are dictated by a few things: Visual style of photographers, techniques that are gaining popularity in projects, the ability for images to work with other design elements, and even things such as social media filters. The same photography trends that you… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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30+ Best Free Photoshop Actions 2020

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  Roshan Perera | 
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40+ Best Condensed & Narrow Fonts of 2020

Contrary to popular belief, condensed and narrow fonts don’t make your text cramped or crowded. You just have to know the appropriate time and place to use the font. Condensed fonts are widely used these days for headlines and portraying bold messages, and when deployed in the right place, they can give stunning impact! It takes a lot of testing and experimenting to find the perfect font for a design, but our tips for choosing and working with condensed and narrow fonts will help get you off to a great… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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30+ Annual Report Templates (Word & InDesign) 2020

Are you working on an annual report? Looking for a way to impress your client or boss with this report? Then use a simple annual report template to make your document look more professional. Preparing an annual report is not an easy job. You shouldn’t have to spend hours making it look pretty as well. That’s why we handpicked this collection of annual report templates so you can quickly load them up with InDesign or MS Word to edit and copy over your content. It’s that easy. Whether you’re working on… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 

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