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25 Free PSD Templates to Mockup Your Print Designs

25 Free PSD Templates to Mockup Your Print Designs
No matter whether you’re presenting designs to a client or showcasing your latest work in your portfolio, taking the time to present your work can really boost its value and shows how the design works in its intended use. This collection of free PSD templates makes it easy to showcase your stationery & branding designs, business card and posters & leaflets in realistic settings as if they had been professionally printed and photographed. Mockup PSD templates tend to use Photoshop Smart Objects to allow the end user to edit the design featured within the layout. Open up the file and find the appropriate artwork layer then double click the Smart Object layer’s thumbnail to edit the built in .psb file. Stationery or branding mockups are great for showcasing a complete corporate identity. Stationery Branding Mock Up Vol 1-2 Stationery Mockup 01 Branding / Identity Mockup Vol 4 Identity / Branding Mockup Vol 3 Branding / Identity Mockup Vol 2 Branding / Identity Mockup Presentation Folder Mockups

Balsamiq. Rapid, effective and fun wireframing software. 20 Free Photoshop Styles to Create Stunning Text Effects Just like Actions, Styles are little Photoshop files that contain preset configurations to instantly replicate a ready made effect with the click of a button. Styles are essentially preconfigured combinations of Photoshop Layer Styles, which makes them extremely popular for creating cool text effects. I’ve scoured the web and personally tested the best Styles I could find to bring you a collection of 20 free Photoshop styles to create stunning text effects. Styles are ready made configurations of Photoshop’s Layer Style options. These presets can be imported into the Styles palette to instantly replicate an effect without having to manually adjust the various options.

The 14 Most Popular Free Sans-Serif Fonts That Are Actually Useful Free fonts can be sourced from innumerable free font websites these days. Most free fonts, however, are of dubious quality and limited practicality. One of our devoted interests is collecting the most useful free fonts for use in our own projects. And so you, our dear reader, get to benefit from our research that we give away free! Today we have fourteen of the most popular free sans-serif fonts that meet our criteria for usefulness. A useful free sans-serif typeface must have these qualities or attributes: It must be good lookingIt must not have any overly-deviant or idiosyncratic glyphs that limit it’s usefulnessHave Normal, Bold, Italic, and Bold Italic weightsIt must be proven to be already popular: this is an important part of the vetting process. As far as commercial sans-serif typefaces go, Helvetica, News Gothic, Frutiger, etc. of course fit these criteria and are of obvious and long-established worth. Ubuntu Download page: Aller Yo, Font-Addict! Quicksand

Make Business Video | Animated Video Production | How To Make a Cool Cinemagraph Image in Photoshop No doubt you’ll have heard of the term Cinemagraph since it exploded onto the Internets. Originally coined by Photographers Kevin Burg and Jamie Beck, a cinemagraph is a clever revival of the classic animated GIF. It combines features of video and photography to create a the illusion of a still image but with cool motion effects. Some of the best cinemagraph examples can be found on the creators’ own website. As the popularity of the cinemagraph grew we began to see mobile apps such as Cinemagram emerge, which allows the easy creation of amateur cinemagraphs using the device’s built in camera. Cinemagraphs require some kind of motion, so while the final image looks much more similar to a photograph than a video, we need to begin with actual video footage. Use a tripod. Alternatively you could always play around with existing stock video footage. Step one is to scan through the video footage and pick out a portion that would be suitable for animating. Download this file

Type Zebra - Font Tester | Test fonts online in a web browser Fonts You are here: Home > Articles > Fonts Introduction Fonts are the style of "type face" used to display text, numbers, characters and other "glyphs" as they are often called in the typography industry. Typography refers to the arrangement and appearance of text. Typography concerns not only the look of the glyphs, but how they are placed on the page (page margins, the amount of empty space between paragraphs or lines, the alignment of text, etc.). The most effective way to control font and other typographical styles is through the use of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Important In terms of font accessibility, there are a number of principles to keep in mind: Use real text rather than text within graphics. Real Text vs. Text can be transformed into sound through the voice synthesizers in screen readers. Example The enlarged image of the word "University" above is difficult to read because it has become pixelated. Font Readability Best practice is to use the most readable fonts. Font families Tahoma

TUTORIALS Be sure to check out my latest tutorial currently posted on Design Instruct, Create a 3D Coffee Cup with Illustrator and Photoshop. In this tutorial I will show how to create a 3D coffee cup in Adobe Illustrator, add a design to it, then apply it to an advertisement. continue… In this tutorial, you will learn how to design a minimalist brochure with a gallery layout. It combines simplicity and elegance with the basic functionality of brochures. continue… A great way to make text stand out is to give it a little pop. continue… There are many types of effects that you can add to your flyer advertisement. continue… Check out my latest tutorial at Design Instruct; Vintage Photo Effect in Photoshop where I show how to create a vintage look to your photos. continue… There is a lot of typography-based artwork recently with more people getting their hands on 3D programs. continue… Have you ever tried your hand at t-shirt design or are you an expert in the field? continue… continue… continue… continue…

14 Top Free Serif Fonts with Multiple Weights By Douglas Bonneville on April 15, 2013 If you have a growing collection of usable free sans-serif fonts, you are going to have to have some free serif fonts to go with them! Our recent article on the most popular free sans-serif fonts outlined four criteria we came up with to navigate the morass of free fonts readily available on the web. The only criteria we will repeat for clarity, just in case you don’t jump over to the previous article, is this one: The typeface must have Normal, Bold, Italic, and Bold Italic weights Serif fonts, unless specifically designed for display and decorative usage, really need these four weights to be useful. The popularity of these individual serif typefaces wasn’t possible to determine and sort, among and against themselves. And remember, all that’s left after getting a collection of the best free sans serif and the best free serif fonts is how to combine them! NOTE: click images to enlarge Alegreya Download page: