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15 Most Useful Affinity Publisher Tutorials (+ Reviews) in 2020

Affinity Publisher is a powerful design app available for Mac and Windows. It’s a standalone tool that is made for creating printed projects, such as magazines, brochures, posters, and other collateral pieces. Use it to combine images and other graphic elements to create outstanding layouts for publishing. Whether you are new to Affinity Publisher or not, great tutorials can help you master specific or general skills to help you make the most of the tool. Here, we’ve collected some of the best to help… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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50+ 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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20+ Best Geometric Fonts 2020 (Free & Premium)

There are many different types of fonts out there. One that stands out the most is geometric fonts. They are the fonts you look for when you want to create text with precision. Geometric fonts have letter designs crafted to perfection. Featuring accurate designs that consist of shapes and lines made with proper measurement. They are a perfect example of professional fonts with creative designs. If you’re wondering what a geometric font looks like, you don’t have to look far. In this post, we cover some… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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20 Stylish PowerPoint Color Schemes

Color is an element that can make or break a design, and that rule holds true for presentation design as well. Choosing the right PowerPoint color scheme is super-important. But there’s one extra thing to consider – where your presentation will be given. A PowerPoint presentation can look quite different on a computer or tablet versus on a projected screen. When it comes to selecting a PowerPoint color scheme, this is an important consideration. Today we’ve rounded up 20 stylish PowerPoint color… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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Design Trend: Strong Hero Images With Subtle Text

This website design trend is all about contrast… or the lack thereof. More designs are popping up that have large and stunning hero image areas, but text elements are much more subtle. This is a shift from oversized hero area text that has been big (literally) for some time. These designs make you look because of this difference. It establishes a sense of contrast with other websites, while maybe not creating so much contrast in the design itself. Let’s take a look at websites with strong hero images… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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20+ Best Final Cut Pro Title Templates 2020 (FCP Titles)

When it comes to creating video content, one of the most challenging tasks you have to deal with is designing a killer title scene. But, what if there was a way to instantly insert an amazing title scene into your videos with just a few clicks? That’s exactly what you can do with pre-made Final Cut Pro title templates. If you’re a fan of Final Cut Pro, you’ll have no trouble adding unique title scenes to your videos when using title templates. To help you get a headstart, we even went ahead and… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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50+ 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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Get Real-Time Market Data With Marketstack

Do you need to get the same stock market data on your website as some of the major players, such as Uber, Amazon, and Credit Suisse. That must be super complicated, right? Turns out that it’s easy with the right tool, such as marketstack. marketstack is a real-time, intraday, and historical stock market data API. It delivers market data to your website and users to create better online experiences. Here’s a look at the tool, key features, and how it works. What is marketstack?… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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7 Common Website Design Problems (And How to Explain Them to Clients)

Sometimes designers and clients don’t quite speak the same language. This barrier can be a real problem if a client expresses an issue and you can’t need to explain a solution in a way they understand. Sometimes, you have to step back from your knowledge and break it down in a simplified way. That’s not always easy. Here, we’re going to look at some common website design problems and how to talk them through with clients that might not understand exactly how websites come together. Video… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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30+ Best Fonts for Posters

Fonts come in all shapes and sizes, but when it comes to poster design, there are certain types of fonts that can help you make bold statements and attract attention. In this post, we feature some of the best fonts for posters you can use to create the perfect poster design. It’s quite difficult to generalize poster design. There are just too many types of posters that require various design standards. For example, a poster you design for a business conference and a poster you make for a summer beach… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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20+ Coffee Bag Mockup Templates (Free & Premium)

Coffee makes the world go round, so putting your own logo or branding on a bag of coffee seems like a pretty good idea – think of the positive associations for your brand when new and potential customers see your name when they’re reaching for their favorite beverage first thing in the morning! Of course, it’s important that your coffee bag design looks good, rather than just a sticker slapped on a paper pouch – so why not use these mockup templates to see what your coffee packaging will look like before… learn more

Design Shack  Sanchi Gupta | 
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25+ Best Lightroom Presets for Instagram

Instagram has a great selection of filters. But, let’s face it, they are terrible at making your photos look better. If you’re tired of using those same old filters, this collection of Lightroom presets for Instagram will help you stand out. If you look at the Instagram channels of the professional photographers, you’ll notice that all their photos look incredibly beautiful without using any Instagram filters. This is done with the help of apps like Lightroom. Lightroom is a great app for editing and… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 
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10 Tips for Perfect Poster Design

Almost everyone has designed a poster or flier at some point. Whether it was for self-promotion or a client, posters can be a fun way to present a message and do some interesting things with design. Poster design starts with a common canvas. Common poster sizes are 8.5 by 11-inch letter (or A4), 11 by 17 inches and 22 by 34 inches. Large format poster sizes are commonly 24 inches by 36 inches. Posters can be designed vertically or horizontally, but are most commonly designed with a vertical orientation… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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11 Tips to Boost Your Design Profile on Social Media (Without Looking Sleazy)

Most designers have no problem creating great visuals to share on social media. (That’s almost a no-brainer!) But how can you boost your profile on social media channels without looking sleazy? There’s a fine line between fun, engaging content, and pushy or overwhelming. There’s a lot of value in showcasing your work online, and you want to do it the right way. Here, we’re going to look at how to make the most of your design profile on social media. These tips work for personal and business accounts… learn more

Design Shack  Carrie Cousins | 
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20+ Face Mask Mockup Templates & Overlays

Wearing a face mask is not something you can choose to do, it’s the new normal! You might as well get used to it. Thankfully, designers are now finding creative ways to make face masks look more fashionable with custom designs. If you’re also working on a face mask design for a client or to sell in your own shop, you’ll want a great-looking mockup to showcase your designs in a professional way. We’re here to help you with that process. In this post, we’re featuring a collection of face mask mockup… learn more

Design Shack  Roshan Perera | 

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