What is a Font?

What is the definition of a font? What is the difference between a font and a typeface?  These are some of the questions we will be seeking to answer today before sharing our top ten favourite examples of fonts from Envato Elements.  What Is a Font? A font is a set of text characters, numbers,… Continue reading What is a Font?

How to Use Procreate

The Procreate app has been taking the design world by storm. In this comprehensive guide, you’ll learn how to use Procreate to produce beautiful digital artwork and graphic design. We’ll go through a brief introduction to Procreate, and then we’ll look at Procreate brushes and where to download fonts for Procreate. And along the way,… Continue reading How to Use Procreate

Script & Handwritten Fonts

Script and handwritten fonts are a great way of giving your designs a strong personality. A playful script font is great for informal projects with a fun, energetic vibe, while a formal calligraphy font is great if you’re going for elegance and class. In this guide, you’ll learn what script and handwritten fonts are and… Continue reading Script & Handwritten Fonts

Guide to Serif Fonts

Welcome to the ultimate guide to serif fonts! Whether you’re new to the subject or a bit more experienced, this guide will help you out. We’ll start by explaining what a serif font is and when you’d want to use one, and then we’ll look at some different types of serif fonts and introduce you… Continue reading Guide to Serif Fonts

Brochure Templates

What is a brochure? Wondering how to make a brochure or where to find the best brochure templates? You’ll learn the answers to all those questions in this comprehensive guide. Let’s get started! What Is a Brochure? When a company wants to advertise its products and services, print brochures are a great option. They give… Continue reading Brochure Templates

Why component properties will save your design system

Figma dropped some huge new features this month and you need to embrace them A design toolkit is only as good as the tools in it. New Figma features just gave your tools a lot more power. Photo by Cesar Carlevarino Aragon on Unsplash Figma has had a big year. Sure, it surpassed 4 million users and… Continue reading Why component properties will save your design system

How to Paint Watercolor in Procreate

This Procreate watercolor tutorial will teach you how to create a vibrant yet soft digital watercolor portrait in Procreate from scratch.  We’ll explore different drawing techniques and textures to achieve an authentic watercolor look. Also, you’ll learn how to make your portrait expressive using colors and lines. Creating a watercolor portrait in Procreate is a… Continue reading How to Paint Watercolor in Procreate

16 Fonts Similar to Cern

Cern is a sans serif typeface you cannot miss. If you are looking for fonts similar to Cern to use in your next design project, then you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we will introduce you to some fonts like the Cern typeface, which will be a great addition to your font… Continue reading 16 Fonts Similar to Cern

Tested and Rated for You

Starting an online shop is a great way to make money without dealing with shipping and stocking fees. And if you already have a brick-and-mortar store, going online will help you expand your customer base.  Creating an online store is easy with WordPress and an eCommerce WordPress theme. These themes have professional features that make… Continue reading Tested and Rated for You

10 Best Free Open Source JavaScript Lightbox Widgets and Plugins

Images are crucial, whether you’re running an e-commerce or portfolio website. How many sales you make or new clients you get depends a lot on the quality of the images of your products and services that you can showcase through your images. So it makes sense to highlight your images with a lightbox. Lightboxes make… Continue reading 10 Best Free Open Source JavaScript Lightbox Widgets and Plugins

How to Auto Align in Photoshop

Today, we’ll be looking at how to use the auto align tools in Photoshop, as well as guides and snapping! Photoshops auto align tools are simple but powerful, and they’ll keep you from sending out a design with the always annoying uncentred text or misaligned words.  If you’re looking to speed up your workflow, try… Continue reading How to Auto Align in Photoshop

Co-creating has drastically improved my designs

How co-design has drastically improved my work Users, engineers, product managers… I’m not the only one designing things around here I find defining a problem challenging. Ideally, at the start of a project all the metrics and objectives form a crystal clear statement. But working with high ambiguity in the platform space, I often start with a… Continue reading Co-creating has drastically improved my designs

Side Hustles for Web Design Professionals: How to Make Some Extra Cash

A career as a web designer can be extremely lucrative. The average web designer in the US makes around $50-55,000 per year, equating to an hourly rate of around $25. Of course, not every designer will automatically get a full-time, high-paying job as soon as they earn their web design credentials. Sometimes, you might need… Continue reading Side Hustles for Web Design Professionals: How to Make Some Extra Cash

How to Make the Background Transparent in Photoshop

There are several different ways to make a background transparent in Photoshop. And when multiple different tools do the same thing, it can be a pain to figure out which to use and when. Follow along as we go through four of the easiest ways you can quickly remove a background in Photoshop.  In a… Continue reading How to Make the Background Transparent in Photoshop

Choosing a WordPress Website Builder and Why You Should Use One

There are a lot of tools and services for creating websites today. However, none of them are as popular as WordPress. In fact, WordPress powers around 43% of all websites: that include hobby sites, official government websites, and the biggest news websites. Some examples of websites built with WordPress are The White House, Rolling Stone,… Continue reading Choosing a WordPress Website Builder and Why You Should Use One

Web Design for Beginners (Epic Free Course!)

If you’re new to web design, this free course on web design for beginners will teach you everything you need to know. “How do I pick typefaces, how do I pick colors, what the heck is whitespace, and how do I position and size elements correctly?” These are exactly the kinds of questions… Continue reading Web Design for Beginners (Epic Free Course!)

How Long Does it Take to Learn JavaScript

According to “The State of the Octoverse” by GitHub, the statistics show that JavaScript is the most popular language globally. It is good investment to learn JavaScript for front-end or back-end programming. How Long Will it Take? In the book Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell, there is the 10,000 hours rule. This rule states that there… Continue reading How Long Does it Take to Learn JavaScript

How to Create a Venom Logo in Adobe Illustrator

Welcome to this tutorial on how to draw a Venom logo! We’ll be using the new 3D features in Illustrator to create this awesome-looking Marvel Venom logo design. Learn to control a variety of advanced settings such as lighting, colour, 3D materials, and more! Short on time but still need to create a movie-style text… Continue reading How to Create a Venom Logo in Adobe Illustrator

The Best WordPress Multilingual Plugins Compared

Do you want to offer your website content in more than one language and reach a wider customer base, including international customers? The best way to offer a personalized and localized customer experience is through users’ native language. You can reach audiences in languages they speak, even if you do not know a single word… Continue reading The Best WordPress Multilingual Plugins Compared

8 Best Free and Open-Source JavaScript Image Editors

The internet is filled with countless images uploaded by users. This is especially true for social media websites—and it is very rare for people to post original unedited images anywhere. It is also common to need to post images with a specific size or format. While there are a lot of full-fledged image editing apps… Continue reading 8 Best Free and Open-Source JavaScript Image Editors

8 Best WordPress Forum Plugins

Do you want to add a forum to your WooCommerce website? Forums can create a high level of engagement for users of your site.  Example of forums include:  question and answer platforms discussion boards peer to peer support, especially for software  To add a forum to your website you will need a… Continue reading 8 Best WordPress Forum Plugins

Why e-commerce is failing people and the planet

We need to stop designing with blinders and scaling solutions designed for the individual Illustration by Marie Dupuch Betting on convenience to grow e-commerce The number of parcels sent internationally has increased by 4.5 times in the last 6 years, from 43bn in 2014 to 131bn in 2020 (B2B, B2C, C2B). UK deliveries account for 4%… Continue reading Why e-commerce is failing people and the planet

Trust (is) the process: Why following a framework doesn’t guarantee good results

State of UX 2022 Trust (is) the process:Why following a framework doesn’t guarantee good results Illustrations by Manoel do Amaral Following a process lends structure to our thinking, and can help shift our focus from our individual ideas to our shared goals. A well-established process allows our team to scale, makes our work more predictable, and reduces financial… Continue reading Trust (is) the process: Why following a framework doesn’t guarantee good results

How to Make a Y2K Art Collage in Photoshop

Today we’ll be recreating the Y2K art style using 3D assets and vibrant color grades! We’ll be learning how to create a collage in Photoshop that focuses more on using Y2K-inspired graphics, as opposed to photo-realistic realism. We want the Y2K aesthetic pink trees to look fake and the environment to pop! In a hurry?… Continue reading How to Make a Y2K Art Collage in Photoshop