Envato https://envato.com Design & creative inspiration Tue, 16 Jan 2018 05:40:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 https://assets.wordpress.envato-static.com/uploads/2016/08/cropped-favicon-32x32.png Envato https://envato.com 32 32 What Is Elementor? Plus, Plugins That Will Take It to the Next Level https://envato.com/blog/what-is-elementor-plus-plugins-that-will-take-it-to-the-next-level/ Sun, 14 Jan 2018 22:00:29 +0000 https://envato.com/?p=64729 Elementor is a plugin that's great for people who want to build a website in a way that's more visual than technical. Here's how it works, and here are the plugins that will make it soar.

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Elementor is a page builder plugin that’s a great option for people who aren’t that technical when it comes to putting together a website.

If you’re someone who is capable of searching for and choosing a theme to download on ThemeForest, but is more visual than technical when it comes to putting it together, this will be a great option for you.

Its drag-and-drop nature makes it easy to arrange pages exactly how you want them, without the need to use code, HTML, CSS or shortcode.

And, as you make changes, you get to see how they will render, live on your screen.

How it works

Firstly, what makes Elementor special is its versatility and easy UI.

Whether you want to stick to the conventions of your web theme or completely depart from them, you’ll find that Elementor makes it effortless to do both.

When starting a new page or post, you have the ability to stick with your default theme, or start with a blank canvas.

As you begin editing with Elementor, you’ll come to find everything you need is contained in the sidebar to the left of your screen, with a live preview of how those changes will render on the right.

The sidebar is populated by Widgets which you then drag into the preview side of the screen to create Sections, which is what each row of content populating your screen is referred to as.  

Each Section can be arranged into columns, and the widgets your drag in fill them up with your preferred type of content, be it text, photos, videos or more.

To fill your placeholder widget with your actual content, you will turn to the Content tab in the sidebar. The intuitive UI makes it obvious as to where to add your text, photos or videos.

To control the look and feel of the Section or Widget, you’ll switch to the Style tab in the sidebar. This gives you options for Text, Typography, Spacing and more.

And then, finally, to control the rest of the section’s look and feel, you’ll switch to the Advanced tab in the sidebar. This gives you options for Margin spacing, Padding, Animation, Background, Border, and more.

By simply dragging and dropping from the Widgets section, adding your content in the Content section, and customizing the look and feel in the Style and Advanced sections, you’ll be creating impressive posts and pages on your website in no time.

Best Features

Here’s a quick look at some of the best features of Elementor.

Elementor Canvas

If you want to create a page or post completely from scratch, breaking from your current web theme, Elementor Canvas allows you to do this. It can even remove the default header and footer if you want to give the page or post its own identity, head to toe. And, it works with any theme.

Full-width pages

Say you’re wanting to build a special landing page, or feature blog post, and you want it to have a look and feel of its own, with no distractions, this is the way to do it. Full-width pages are pages that, as you may guess, take up the full width of a user’s window. Usually most page builders can do this, but will require you to use the vendor’s theme. Not so with Elementor. You can control the entire look and feel, not matter what theme you’re using.

Revision History

This files each revision you make whenever you press the ‘Save’ button. But, it keeps all your old revisions without overwriting them, meaning you can revert to an earlier one at any time. It’s a full history backup.

Flip Box

The Flip Box widget allows you to add boxes with, say, pricing information, or steps of a process that animate (or flip) when a user hovers over them. It’s a great way to make your site feel more interactive, and engage the user.

Gradient Effect

This feature makes it easy to add gradient backgrounds to sections of your page or post.

Shape Divider

This allows you to break from traditional box restrictions and section off parts of your post or page in a creative way.

Share Buttons

A really easy way to add social share buttons to your post or page, and fully control the look, feel and function of them.

Media Carousel

Showcase your images and videos easily with the Media Carousel, which showcases Elementor’s emphasis of visual content.

Nav Menu

An easy way to create professional looking menus quickly.

Testimonial Carousel

Display reviews from customers in a visually compelling way with a pre-build, but totally customizable Testimonial Carousel.

Integrations

Elementor now integrates with a bunch of popular email and CRM services, making it easy to get more conversions from your campaigns.

Form Widget

Create forms that users can fill out right on your page without needing to leave it.

WooCommerce Widget

Showcase products from your WooCommerce store in a variety of way using this widget and its advanced filters.

Plugins that take Elementor to the Next Level

JetBlog is a powerful plugin that provides a way to present your content widgets in the form of eye-catching, and easily customizable text tickers, smart tiles and smart lists.

  • Smart List: Present your top posts with a feature story up top, and a list of other articles neatly organized below. Iti provides a tidy and stylish design with a clear hierarchy and intuitive way of capturing the eye.
  • Smart Tiles: A very popular way of displaying posts on a homepage, Smart Tiles allows you to let each post’s featured image fill the placeholders with the post’s title overlayed. You get to customize the arrangement of the tiles.
  • Smart Video: A sensation feature that will take the Media Carousel widget to another level. Create and display playlists of your YouTube or Vimeo videos and allow it to live on your post or page with this feature. It’s sure to stop people leaving your site to watch videos, and increase time spent on site, as well as engagement.
  • Smart Ticker: Have your top or trending posts tick across the top of your screen with the Smart Ticker.

This pack is brand new and already making an impression. It looks good, and is fully responsive. Plus, it features 24/7 technical support.

JetElements - Addon for Elementor Page Builder by ZEMEZ

JetElements provides a bunch of enhancements and additional features you don’t get from the free version of Elementor.

With this pack, you’ll gain the ability to include WooCommerce integration modules, Pricing Tables, Animated Boxes and Countdown Timers.

  • Advanced Carousel Module: This allows you to set a customer number of slides, add vivid animations, and handsome backgrounds.
  • Pricing Table: A visual way to showcase prices and services, along with the pricing tiers they fit into.
  • Subscribe Form: Allow people to subscribe to your MailChimp list with this easy to use module that you can fully control the look, feel and function of.
  • Countdown Timer: Embed an eye-catching timer for that next sale you have with this easily customizable module. Control the colors, gradients, backgrounds, and, of course, the time.
  • Image Comparison: Show before and after comparisons in a visually compelling way with this module.

There’s so much more in this pack. This is just the tip of the iceberg.

Here’s an easy way to create Mega Menus using Elementor with this plugin, again by ZEMEZ.

Compatible with all the most popular WordPress themes, it’s a simple and intuitive way drag and drop the elements you want together to make up a mega menu to sit on your website. And you won’t need any coding skills at all.

  • Highly Customizable: You’ll have full control of the style of this mega-menu, including the colors, drop shadows, borders, icons and more. But, you can also rest assured that if you’re not super hands on, the default setting are also good looking too.
  • All Types of Content: Your mega-menu can be made up of a large range of content types. Whether you want to feature text, imagery, posts or multimedia, you can do it with this plugin.
  • Fully Responsive: The menu you create will automatically be fully responsive, so it’ll be fit for all types of screens big and small.
  • Import/Export Options: If you need to reset to the default settings, that’s always easy to do. If you want to import settings, or a saved Mega Menu, you can. If you want to export this menu to other sites using Elementor, or share it, you can.
  • Fully Compatible with Top ThemeForest Themes: Whether you’re using Avada, BeTheme or Enfold themes, this plugin is fully compatible, and able to empower you to get the most out of them.

Mega-Menus are pretty much standard for big sites and publications, so this is a plugin to consider if you’re housing a lot of content on the one domain.

Want the ability to create a footer in a totally different way? Smart Footer System gives you the ability to create a customizable footer using its 9 different modes. Compatible with a broad range of page builders including Elementor.

  • Single page footer: You can create a unique footer, specifically for a single page.
  • Custom Page type: There are footer options for each page on your site like the homepage, single page, blog page and more.
  • Video Background Feature: Using YouTube, Vimeo or self hosted video, you can include video in the background of your footer.

Customize: You get full control of content padding, border properties, background style and the ability to hide your footer on certain devices.

This highly rated addons pack gives you more options to customize the most the most fundamental building blocks of Elementor.

  • Content Elements: Add team members, data tables and flip boxes to sections.
  • Dynamic Content Elements: Create post timelines, add your Instagram feed, Woo Product Grid, or a dynamic gallery.
  • Creative Elements: Include fancy text, a flip carousel, interactive cards or a content timeline.
  • Marketing Elements: Easily include calls to action, and pricing tables.
  • Form Styler Elements: And add in contact forms, web forms and more.

The Boosted Elements plugin adds additional page builder elements to Elementor. With must-have elements like sliders, maps, pricing tables, popups & more, adding this to this versatile page builder will only give you more flexibility.

  • Drag & Drop Page Builder: No need for shortcodes. Easily edit and manage your pages with a frontend page builder.
  • Premium Slider: Enhance the built-in slider element with this feature that will allow you to build premium slideshows.
  • Pre-built Templates: Use these already created templates to get your site up and running, quickly.

Search Engine Optimized: This plugin is optimized for SEO and works with all of the top SEO plugins.

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18 Best Synthwave Tracks Inspired by the 80s https://envato.com/blog/18-best-synthwave-tracks-inspired-by-the-80s/ Thu, 11 Jan 2018 04:03:00 +0000 https://envato.com/?p=64665 Taking inspiration from Rocky IV, cringeworthy workout videos and everything in between, 80s inspired synthwave is back.

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In the early 2000s a subgenre of electronic music, synthwave, was born. Taking inspiration from everything from terrible explainer videos to workout videos. Here’s our list of the best synthwave tracks inspired by the 80s.

The 80s is the era that keeps giving. Characterized mainly by the word “excess”, it’s a time we reflect on with a sense of humor, but also, increasingly, a sense of fascination. Big hair, bright colors and shoulder pads were never in short order back then. Science fiction and horror films were being released at a dizzying pace. And video games on consoles like Atari were turning a generation of kids’ eyes square. Threading through it all was a revolutionary music genre at the time, electronic music.

Inspired by the era, in the early 2000s a subgenre of electronic music, synthwave, was born. Taking inspiration from everything from terrible explainer videos to workout videos, for nearly two decades artists have been emulating and building on the style of 80s electronic music, sometimes modernizing it, and sometimes trying to be as authentic to the era as possible.

Today, we’ll be taking a look at 18 of the best synthwave tracks inspired by the 80s.

Let’s go!

This one by SFRecords feels like it belongs in a retro video game. Every layer of the track from the drums, right up to the swirly synth lead and fuzzy sounding synth solo in the middle of the track feel authentic to the era its imitating.

With a soft snare and an ambient saxophone layered in, this dreamy track is warm and welcoming. Yet, it has a drive to it that will push the energy of whatever it’s underscoring to an exciting new level.

Was someone looking for Daft Punk? “Synthwave” by PengusStudio starts off very much in the style of the french electronic duo, but departs as the song develops into a less rigid sound that’s all their own.

Suited to an 80s montage where all the characters are actioning some sort of secret plan to hack into the mainframe, “The Cyberpunk” by AirportMusic will seduce the listener into focusing on the action at hand. It has a persistent, driving rhythm behind it, but the synth patterns avoid being too busy.

“Synthpop 1982” lives up to its name by sounding very authentically 80s. It has the spacey synth voices, a woosh of ambience coming in and out, and then very real sounding drums underneath, making it seem extremely 80s synth rock band. Very cool if you’re producing a period piece.

There really is no montage like an 80s workout montage. “Workout” by PengusStudio really delivers, living up to the legacy left by such things as these…

More contemporary, this retro pop track sounds like something you would expect to hear from any number of synth based bands today. It’s a smooth listen that will tuck nicely under a video explainer or review, for instance.

Here’s a really light track that offers a balance of acoustic instruments infused with a light synth lead line. It’s got broad appeal and is sure to complement almost any video.

If you’re on the hunt for a stock music track that’s quite dance-y, this one will be for you. It features an energetic beat, playful synth pattern, and bright lead synth line. It’s a great choice if you’re wanting to inject a youthful energy into your project.

Right from the first beat this track steals attention. From SunsetLover, “Upbeat & Uplifting Synth Pop” lives up to its name by commanding attention, and brightening the mood. Your project is sure to draw the entire room’s attention with a song like this.

“Swag” really draws the listener in with its scoopy sounding synth chords. It’s unashamedly modern in its use of this retro instrument, and the track will infuse whatever project it features in with a freshness many crave.

Looking for something with a bit of intensity? This might be the one for you. It’d be perfect for, say, announcing launch of a new line of Tesla vehicles (Elon, are you reading?) or a new gaming console. It creates a coolness that’s striking, and will be sure to leave an impression on your audience.

Despite its name, this track feels very new. It appears to be a little inspired by groups like Tycho in its choice of synth voices and a friendly, but, driving synth pattern. It’s warm, but crisp, and friendly.

Here’s a track that you could convince was actually from the 80s. The voices used for the drum pattern, as well as the swelling synth make it feel authentically from the era. And the moody chord progression really matches the style that we now associate with the 80s. It’s full of angst.

A very Kavinsky sounding tune, this one has a driving beat with authentically 80s synth voices on top. The deep lower end synth pattern that works as the bass gives the track gravitas. While the lead synth line, with a complementary tinkling pattern on top, makes it feel very full.

Feeling both retro and modern, this track by Akoahi would work perfectly in a scene that needed that extra touch of intensity. The commanding drum pattern, synth rhythm pattern and lead guitar, complemented by some light synth on top, is the perfect fit for a training montage, or car chase or pretty much anything a bit serious and intense.

Sounding like something you would actually hear turning on the radio in the 80s at any given time, “80s Modern Synthwave” by BattleAngel is a great track. With all the synth voices authentically from that era, and a driving snare drum that sounds real, it’s truly lives up to its name.

And why not end with something that sounds like it should be playing over end credits? “Cloudwalker” by Mellau is a mix of the old and the new. With synth voices that sound snatched from the 80s, but a drum pattern that’s crisp and modern, it’s the best of both worlds. And the bright sounding layers, mixed with a broody chord progression, create angst in the listener that feels very tangible and 80s.

Conclusion

Well there you go, 18 of the best synthwave tracks inspired by the 80s. You can check out more of them in this thread of suggestions from our community on the Envato Forums. And of course, there’s plenty more to discover in this genre and others on our audio marketplace.

Yay for the 80s!

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The Death of Helvetica and the Rise of the Bespoke Font https://envato.com/blog/the-death-of-helvetica-and-the-rise-of-the-bespoke-font/ Wed, 10 Jan 2018 01:04:35 +0000 https://envato.com/?p=64577 Why some big brands are ditching typefaces like Helvetica in favor of creating their own bespoke font.

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The bespoke font trend is spreading.

With the way things are going, we won’t see much of Helvetica, once the world’s favorite font, anymore.

There was a time, only a few years ago, where you’d be hard pressed to go an hour without bumping into it. Used as Apple’s system font on iOS and Mac OS (formerly OS X) until 2015, and the default font for much of the web and world of design in general, it was, for a long time, simply unavoidable.

But such use of a font that, if we’re honest, lacked any overly noticeable characteristics, meant that companies using it were missing an opportunity to make an actual impression.

Add to that the fact that those companies, in some cases, were paying millions of dollars a year to license it, and that it didn’t render particularly well on mobile devices, and it seems the fate of Helvetica was sealed.

But rather than just selecting something from the pile of other standard fonts, lately, brands have been purpose building their own. 

And so has begun the rise of the bespoke font.

Bespoke fonts

Roboto

One of the first notable bespoke font of recent times was Google’s Roboto.

Launched in 2011, Roboto is a neo-grotesque sans-serif font described by the company as “modern, yet approachable” and, “emotional”.

It rolled the font out on its stock Android ecosystem. Then, in 2014, to go along with the launch of its new design language, Material Design, it updated the font to be more friendly, and perform well in a large range of contexts.

It uncurled the capital ‘R’, and rounded the dots on the lowercase ‘i’ and ‘j’, as well as periods (.) and other symbols. Now it’s a widely featured system font, appearing across almost all of Google’s products.

It’s been free to download, since 2012, and many companies, including Envato, make use of it.

San Francisco

To go with the launch of the Apple Watch, Apple developed a new bespoke font, built for small screens, called San Francisco.

After years of using Helvetica as the system font for the iPhone, iPad and Mac operating systems, it had finally hit the limit of what the popular font could do. They found that Helvetica was hard to read on smaller devices, with letters blending together if the spacing was too tight, and the font size and resolution was too low.

The company needed something more versatile, and purpose built for their products. So, they developed San Francisco, which I’m sure to many looks very similar to Helvetica.

They use two main versions: SF for iOS and MacOS, and SF Compact for the Apple Watch.

They’ve now rolled out the font across most of their products.

IBM Plex

At the end of 2017, IBM announced its new bespoke font, IBM Plex.

After using Helvetica, basically since it started making computers, the company decided it needed a font that felt more a part of their brand.

Drawing inspiration from the Paul Rand designed IBM logo, IBM Plex is clear, modern and playful – a characteristic that wasn’t always associated with big blue.

On top of all of that, it will save the company over a million dollars a year in licensing fees for Helvetica Neue it was paying to Monotype. Previously, due to the licensing, not all of the company’s 380 thousand employees had a licensed version of Helvetica Neue on their devices. Now that the company owns their new font, it can remain certain every business card to PowerPoint presentation its employees put together can use the same font.

CNN Sans

In 2016, CNN unveiled a new brand font, CNN Sans.

While the company admits it’s pretty shamelessly modeled on Helvetica, the new font offers a lot of versatility, with various weights and condensed options to fit everything from headlines on their app, to the lower third graphics at the bottom of your screen.

It’s been rolled out on the air and online. But one must admit that the font itself doesn’t exactly scream CNN.

YouTube Sans

Inspired by its play button logo, which was refined along with the creation of this font, YouTube Sans was announced in 2017.

It’s a quirky font, designed to radiate YouTube’s bright and unique style. The lowercase ‘i’s and ‘l’s feature curves. The angled choppy ends of letters like the uppercase ‘H’ are cut in line with the angle of the logo’s play button. And the logo itself is a part of the font as a glyph.

The bespoke font is mostly used in YouTube’s marketing material, assets like PowerPoint presentations for its staff, and in certain parts of its interface.

TCCC Unity

In 2018, the Coca Cola Company announced a new bespoke font called TCCC Unity (the TCCC stands for “The Coca Cola Company”).

Designed by well regarded typographic agency, Brody Associates, it is described by the Coca Cola Company’s vice president of global design, James Sommerville as, encapsulating “Coca-Cola’s past and it’s American modernist heritage.”

 

It’s a familiar and very friendly design, whose circularity makes it stand out.

Why brands saying goodbye to fonts like Helvetica

It’s beyond a trend at this point and becoming a standard part of branding to have a bespoke font.

Although until recently standard fonts like Helvetica held up as “good enough” options, the limits of using fonts that haven’t been meaningfully updated in half a century have become apparent.

Beyond the technical limitations that prompted Google and Apple to strike out with their own bespoke fonts, IBM have shown us that typography is a great opportunity to extend your brand identity.

Think about how many brands are trying to engage with us online. Think of how many brands make video content, or run blogs designed to bring us into their ecosystem. Think of how marketing and advertising has changed.

No longer should brands need to show you their logos to have you know it’s them. It should be in their colors, in their copy and in their typography. 

Bespoke fonts offer brands more control over their identity, and in some cases can even save them money in the long run.

With brands extending themselves in ways that weren’t imaginable a decade ago, it’s never been more important to have your brand’s identity ooze out of every asset you use – from your color palette, to the way you dot your ‘i’s and cross your t’s.

Stand out with a distinctive font of your own

Not every brand is going to be able to afford to have a custom font created for them from scratch. But that doesn’t mean you automatically have to default to standard fonts like Helvetica. 

Distinctive typography that aligns with your brand’s identity can be found more easily than ever. 

Here are a few great options to pick from.

A modern angular typeface, Abside by hederaedesign focuses on clarity and minimalism. It’s clear to read, even from a distance, thanks to its spacing and the simplicity in each letter’s shape. But its also easy on the eye thanks to the subtle rounded edges of each letter.

Including seven weights, plus italics in each weight, Metrisch by formikalabs is based on traditional geometric construction, with its letter size wider and x-heights taller than average. It features clean vertical cuts on the terminals, and sharp corners that strike a balance that is smooth and refined. 

The weights range from extra light to extra bold. It can make for a great logo or headline, as much as it can work well as a body font. 

Alma Mono by dafeld is striking. It comes in five different weights, looking stunning in both extra light and extra heavy renders. Its rounded corners give it a soft, friendly feel. While the stark simplicity of each letter’s shape makes the font look minimalistic and modern.

Reef is a simple sans-serif font. Its rounded corners and terminals make it appear smooth and clear. And each letter is contained in a small amount of space, making it great for fitting lots of content on a small screen.

It’s a distinctive font that would work well in logos and headings. 

Inspired by classic fonts like DIN, Eurostile and Futura, Frank is perfect for the 21st century. With characters that suit a wide array of languages, and its unapologetically clear and, if you will, frank design, it’s distinctive and functional. 

Inspired by industrial signs, Martian B by crftsco is tidy and straightforward. Available in nine weights from thin to extra black, it’s perfect for signs, logos and headings. It’s strikingly modern, featuring purposeful curves within this mostly rectangular font.

Beautiful and minimal, Cebo Font by khurasan includes a number of different weights and an option with a drop shadow. It’s a great logo typeface for brands wanting to look extremely modern and futuristic. 

Script fonts are rising in popularity for some brands. And while it won’t suit all types of content, it’s great for headlines, slogans, logos and simple marketing messages. It will give things a personal touch. 

Another handwritten style of font, Ready by sunnytudu feels really modern and clean, two words not always associated with script typography. Each stroke making up the letters feels purposeful, but the narrow flicks like on the capital ‘F’, or between the two stems of the capital ‘H’, and the area on the lowercase ‘a’ where it looks like the marker has brushed past, give it an authenticity that’s impressive. 

A great display sans font, Glorynight Tall by yipianesia follows the octagonal form principle. It’s built to stand out and make a forceful impression. It’s great if you’re looking for something punchy and modern.

Turn that cap backwards and try and appeal to the youth demographic with this graffiti inspired font. Skylight Graffiti by RVQ is a clean, modern looking script font that feels fresh. Create a distinctive logo, or share brand slogans with a font that will be sure to catch the eye. 

Porter is a beautiful sans-serif font that comes in three weights and matching italics. While it’s extremely sleek and modern, the roundness of some characters and even proportions of each letter make it feel simple and friendly. 

Make your logo or marketing material look not only like you’ve written it with a market, but also, that you have beautiful handwriting with Amber Queen – Signature Font by maulanacreative. Its weight is elegantly narrow, its capital letters are slim and tall, and the cursive letters are clear and tidy. 

And finally, if your brand is all class, Astronout Signature by maulanacreative could be perfect for you. Aiming to give off the handcrafted feel of a signature, the typeface is well suited to stationary, logos and more.

I can picture using this on the poster for a cabaret at the Carlyle Hotel in New York. I’ll be sure to let you know where to get tickets. 

Conclusion

Whether it be because they look good on all sizes of screen, can be exclusively associated specific brands, or companies from paying yearly licensing fees, some of the biggest brands in the world are adopting bespoke fonts.

And although Helvetica is far from broken, typefaces specifically built for this moment in digital design are gaining popularity, and could become a standard part of branding.

We’ll be watching to see if this trend continues as the year unfolds.

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Why Is Blue the Internet’s Default Color? https://envato.com/blog/blue-internet-default-color/ Tue, 09 Jan 2018 01:11:41 +0000 https://envato.com/?p=64524 There is a lot of blue on the internet. Why?

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There is a lot of blue on the internet. Why?

Go Google something. Okay, now, go and check Facebook. Great, okay, now, pop onto Twitter. And, just to seal the deal, take a peek at your LinkedIn.

You know what you just saw a lot of? The color blue.

Blue is the most popular color on the internet by far. But as to why, well, that seems to be up for debate.

The atmosphere is blue

One reason might have to do with the atmosphere of the actual world. You know how the sky is blue? That’s a lot of blue we’re seeing every day. And you know how 71 percent of the earth is water, and water is blue? That, too, is a lot of blue we’re seeing every day.

It may, therefore, be argued that although we don’t acknowledge it, blue is a color we’re naturally acclimatized to. And because people want the experience of the internet, and technology to feel familiar, it’s not surprising that blue is so prevalent in digital design.

The next darkest color to black is blue

This is the blue Google uses for links on its search results pages.

Blue has long been the go-to color for links. But no one can seem to agree on exactly why, and who made that decision.

Internet folklore traces the popularity of links back to the father of the internet, Sir Tim Berners Lee. Some of the earliest pictures of him that feature links on his computer screen show links colored in blue.

But, Berners Lee, himself, has no memory of deciding on the color as the preferred choice for them. Mostly because when he popularized the practice of hyperlinks, he did it in the era of grayscale screens.

The path, therefore, leads us to Mosaic, an early internet browser, whose creators apparently decided to make blue the default color of links, because it was the color closest to black in its contrast to white, thus making it the next most legible color choice for web pages.

Since then, some shade of blue has been a staple of search results pages, and a color most of us probably see on a daily basis.

The only color he could see all of was blue

When Mark Zuckerberg was building Facebook, in the days when he was still working out of a college dorm, the choice to make blue its main color was a no brainer. Mainly, because it wasn’t really a choice.

Zuckerberg is colorblind, unable to see red or green, and so blue is the only color he can fully interpret, which made his decision to make Facebook blue a pretty easy one.

The social network being one of the most popular sites in the world, and surely something most of us look at multiple times a day, has continued the trend of blue being the color we see most often online.

41 shades of blue

Apparently this is your favorite shade of blue. How do I know? Well, nearly a decade ago, Google, which was not exactly considered a purveyor of design, had an inconsistency.

Its homepage featured a button that used one shade of blue, and Gmail featured a button that used another.

They decided to standardize the shade they were using, but which blue were they going to choose?

To find out, they ran a bunch of user tests, testing a number of shades of blue that were almost imperceptibly different. How many blues? 41 to be exact.  

As is talked about in the biography, Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo!, this story has become something of a legend. A tech company, and a manager, who, rather than trusting the gut of their designers, used data to make a design decision.

I’m not saying it’s good or bad. But, what I am saying is that the winning blue has been one of Google’s main colors ever since.

The Most popular color on the internet

In 2016, designer Paul Hebert did an analysis of the ten most popular sites on the internet, according to Alexa.com, and scraped data about the colors they were using. What he found wasn’t super surprising. The most popular color by far is blue.

So, why?

Perhaps it is because the sky and sea are blue. Perhaps it’s because one influential person just decided he or she liked the color blue. Whatever the truth is of its origin, blue is the internet, and indeed, the entire world of design’s default color.

It can be inoffensive.

In your face.

Buttoned up and professional.

Warm and inviting.

Cold and alienating.

Vibrant and fresh.

Neutral and not distracting.

And, algorithmically correct.

Conclusion

The color blue is many things. But more than anything else, it is the most popular color on the internet.

Find your best blue

Here are ten beautiful blue backgrounds you can download right now with Envato Elements, our curated subscription to the best assets in design.

Using the generative art style, this set of 3D geometric backgrounds uses a rich royal blue that’s warm and inviting. 

Hexagon Backgrounds | Blue features sixteen futuristic designs using the shape and different tones of blue.

A collection of beautiful space themed backgrounds featuring different shades of a blue night sky, and glistening stars.

A wider, darker collection of illustrations of deep space. This features deeper blues, purple and a range of other colors.

This pack of corporate geometric backgrounds includes this inoffensive, professional blue. 

This beautiful collection of flat bubble backgrounds gives you delightful options like this one, featuring friendly, or bubbly, if you will, shades of blue.

A set of unique, tiled swirls in different colors including this understated, earthy blue. 

A fresh design following the concept of an explosion of particles. It features an understated, but warm blue in the background, with a lighter blue coloring the particles. 

A really slick, abstract pattern. Featuring, dark and light tones of blue, against a navy and black background. 

And finally, some bright, friendly blues in the form of playful waves make up this pack of inviting backgrounds. 

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Update Your Stock Photography Library With These Stunning, Authentic Images https://envato.com/blog/stunning-stock-photography-of-2017-november-edition/ Tue, 02 Jan 2018 22:41:56 +0000 https://envato.com/?p=61205 A collection of some of the best stock photos in our library this month, hand-picked by our content specialists on the Envato Elements team.

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Authentic stock photography is the trend of 2018

In the world of stock photography, there once was a time where the staged photograph was the apple of every digital creative’s eye. Where the image of a businessman on a white background looked slick. Where a story about technology required a matrix style image of an animated head surrounded by 1s and 0s. And, of course, where a group high-five looked normal. 

Now, today, many digital creatives are wanting something different. 

“Authenticity” is now the word of the day, and people are looking for high quality photography that speaks true to how people and places look and feel. 

So, with that in mind, here’s a curated list we’ve put together of some of the best authentic stock photography of 2018. 

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38 High-Quality Apple Keynote Templates You Need to Be Using for Your Next Presentation https://envato.com/blog/38-high-quality-keynote-templates/ Thu, 28 Dec 2017 06:50:42 +0000 https://envato.com/?p=64064 Since its inception as a program purpose-built for Steve Jobs to use during his product presentations, Apple Keynote has come a long way. Now, next to Microsoft PowerPoint, it’s one of the most popular presentation programs in the world. But with its popularity comes a challenge for us users: how to make your next Keynote […]

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Since its inception as a program purpose-built for Steve Jobs to use during his product presentations, Apple Keynote has come a long way. Now, next to Microsoft PowerPoint, it’s one of the most popular presentation programs in the world. 

But with its popularity comes a challenge for us users: how to make your next Keynote presentation stand out? Easy. Use a pre-made template. 

We’ve gone through the library of our subscription service, Envato Elements, and picked the most stunning high quality Keynote templates to make your next presentation pop.

Looking for a modern business template? Take a look at this one by SimpleSmart. Martin Keynote Business Template mixes a refreshing white canvas with three color schemes featuring stylish grays, blues and purples highlights in its color schemes. It’s very clean and minimal and comes with 120 slide templates, over a thousand customizable vector shapes, infographic, data chart, portfolio and timeline templates. 

Very clean and corporate, Startup Keynote Template by SlideEmpire is a great choice for a good looking, professional presentation. Featuring four fresh color themes, 70 unique slide templates, 450 vector icons and more, this one’s a solid choice for many in business.

This template is slick in its use of a dark gray background, white text and light blue highlights, but its use of bold headline fonts, animated infographics, and clever layouts make it accessible and inviting. It features 58 unique slide layouts, 4K resolution, light and dark versions of the color scheme, and image placeholders that are drag and drop functional. 

With a modern color palette and minimalistic layout, Pitch will lift your presentation into something bold. Featuring more than 120 unique templates, HD resolution, six ready made color themes, 500 easily editable fonts and icons, drag and drop image placeholder functionality, and an overall elegant look, you’ll hit it out of the park with this pack.

Company Profile is a popular corporate but fresh template. It features nice color options mixing a canvas of white with light blues and coral greens. Some of its layouts also feature lay the scheme out to elicit a gradient-like effect which is very in right now. It comes with sixty unique slide layouts, four color themes, 450 vector icons, as well as a dark version of the theme. 

Created for professional, ELFA gives you 170 clean, modern and creative slide layouts, over a thousand icons, custom animations for each element and more. Out of the box it has a very modern, versatile look. But more than anything, it’s ready to go to impress your boss, colleagues or your next client.

Wanting to hook in a younger demographic to focus on your presentation? Consider this fashion focused template by BOXKAYU. Featuring a minimal color scheme that makes great use of white space and elegant black text and shapes, this template is in vogue. It includes five color variants, unique layouts and will also suit presentations on photography, food and architecture.

A great choice for designers and creative agencies, Tormund by Slidehack features a very bold color scheme. With a base of charcoal gray, its highlight color, yellow, pops. It features extremely clean layouts, templates for data driven charts, company profiles, maps and more. It also comes with over 500 font icons, elegant transition animations, and all the slides are high resolution.

This one’s corporate with a capital ‘C’. Professional by SlideEmpire gives you everything you’ll need for a business focused presentation. Out of the box you’ll get a set of four fresh but muted color schemes, 60 unique slide templates and 450 vector icons to choose from. It’s a great choice for a straightforward, professional presentation.

This beautiful, bright template pack is bold but very accessible. The color contrast of a white base and bright colors will make your slides eye catching. And its 35 unique slide layouts that include business plan, annual report, investor pitch deck, proposal and more mean that you’ll be ready for pretty much any presentation.

If you’re a fan of gradients, you’ll be a fan of this. Granite by SlideFactory makes great use of the trendy semi-transparent gradient in its layouts here, giving the corporate keynote a bit of a taste of what’s in vogue. Things still look very professional in this pack that comes with 20 unique slide templates, 3 color schemes including blue, peach and green and light and dark themes. 

Yet another fashion focused template pack from BOXKAYU, this one has a bigger emphasis on photography. The layouts are more experimental, with text overlapping onto the image placeholders, meaning the success of this templates relies on how high quality your images are. Once again it features a mostly black and white color scheme, although the elements features are a little heavier than the light ones in their other fashion template. A great use of this template will make for a visually stunning presentation.

A very versatile pack, it includes 20 unique slide templates, dark and light background variations, 3 color themes (yellow, blue and green) and more. 

This truly stunning template pack is perfect for a comprehensive presentation. With a robust set of layouts and features including 98 unique slide variations, you’ll find everything you need to do a detailed and clear presentation.

Like its counterpart, Pitch, the sequel Pitch 2 contains much the same layout but with bolder colors. If you want a minimal but modern set of templates with pinks and blues that pop, then this one’s for you. Take advantage of the 95 unique slide options, the more than 500 editable font icons, editable charts, device mockups and more. And it’s all in high resolution.

An extremely contemporary template, Moksawa by Slidehack emphasizes high quality photography and bold typography. It uses a lot of white space and minimal color. It’s a refreshing alternative from a lot of other templates that stick to the long held conventions of a slideshow presentation. This will make your Keynote look more like the inside of an indie magazine. It features over 120 unique slide layouts, 6 color themes, drag and drop functionality with the image placeholders, maps and a whole bunch more.

Professional and visually stunning, Contact by Haluze has the potential to take your audience’s breath away. Filled with tons of elements including layouts, maps, infographics, vector icons and more, this pack blends exceptional functionality with exquisite design. 

Bright and slick, The Agency by Slidehack will help you make an impression. With layouts that provide a healthy balance between high resolution imagery and a focus on the content, you’ll get your ideas across in style. The pack includes fully editable shapes, colors, fonts and more. And it’s fit for a high resolution screen. 

What makes Cascada so breathtaking is its simplicity. The layouts included in this pack are incredibly functional, but the efficient arrangements of the elements in each layout, as well as the color options included, make it unique. There are 120 slide templates to choose from, vector shapes, chart, infographic, timeline layouts among others, and it’s all in Full High Definition.

Minimal Sale, as its title suggests, is great for product presentations. Features a pastel blue base with orange highlights and still a healthy amount of white space, this template gives off an airy ‘lifestyle’ sort of vibe. It includes a strong use of photography in its layouts, and provides iPad, and Apple Watch product mockups for you to display your content on. The drag and drop functionality it provides should make this quite easy.

X Note by Slidehack features a a welcome soft color palette. With a low profile dark gray canvas and a pleasant selection of coral greens, blues and purples, the pack looks modern but not overwhelmingly so. It features 4 pre-made themes, each with 40 unique slide templates, device mockups, image placeholders and more. It’s all fully editable, it’s all drag and drop and it’s all in high resolution.

Az features soft colors on a timeless white background and provides 20 pre-made color variations, bright and dark variations, 130 unique custom slides, fully editable shapes, icons and mockups and more. Great if you want something modern yet inviting. 

Featuring a white canvas and gray text with subtle highlight colors, Nova will give your presentation an almost heavenly injection of minimalism. The slide layouts are very clean, bordering on sparse, and when color and imagery is added, the layouts provide a welcome balance between the two. 60 creative unique slide layouts are included, there are 4 color themes, 450 vector icons and a dark version included. 

With dark and light versions included, ATULAH is bold but clean. It has a strong focus on images, so you’ll want to have some high quality ones at hand and its color scheme features a teal highlight color that’s very modern. 

Featuring a signature pastel blue as its main highlight color, this light theme is very soft and inviting. It’s a very polished set of slides that offer a lot of customization. You can drag and drop your images into the placeholders, add or remove text boxes, change colors, add gradients and more. It’s beautiful as is but it’s also versatile enough for you to make it whatever you want it to be.

This striking set of slide templates looks inspired by European fashion magazines. The bold use of its feature color, mixed with the creative layouts draw the eye to what matters in really unique ways. This is one to consider if you want to make a statement. A really good choice for creative agencies. 

Clean and friendly, Sapphire features 30 modern and elegant slides, 5 color variations, infographics, illustrations and more. Great if you need a versatile collection of slides that will look good no matter the context. 

This stunning set of grayscale slides will make your presentation truly elegant. Featuring 80 unique slides, photo and project galleries, easily editable charts, timelines, free fonts, vector icons and more, it provides all you’ll need to create a truly beautiful presentation. 

Ultimate provides a welcome freshness that is much needed in corporate presentations. It’s versatile enough to suit a wide variety of needs, but in a corporate setting, with its use of white space, a fresh color palette and gradients – which are very on trend – it’ll add an energy to your presentation that will turn heads. It includes 60 unique slide variations, 4 color themes, 450 vector icons and a alternate dark version. 

Sella features an extremely sleek mix of photography and text. Each slide layouts features at least one element that jumps off the screen and captures the eye. But its counterbalanced by the layout of the rest of the content, and that’s the genius of this theme by Levato. There are 40 multipurpose slides included, infographics, iPhone, Macbook and iPad mockups, charts and more. 

Great for presentations from a live events company, Madness by dirtylinestudio feels very modern and really just very cool. Feature a number of semi-transparent gradient overlays covering high quality images with text and icons on top, as well as a number of other contemporary layouts, it resembles the style of web design that’s very in vogue today. It’s bold, exciting and will leave a striking impression. 

Tech by pulsecolor is a very popular presentation template. It features bright colors on a fresh white background, clean layouts and it’s really easy to edit and customize. 15 color variations are included, handmade infographics, vectors and other easily editable elements. It’s a great choice if you’re looking for something fresh and professional. 

Agio is a minimalist Keynote template pack by punkl. While featuring a lot of white and gray, it features a beautiful blue highlight color by default that makes it seem friendly and modern. 70 unique slide layouts are included, 9 color schemes and images can be added by simply dragging and dropping. 

This template pack is extremely simple and elegant. It uses color sparingly, allowing for your text and images to speak for itself. It features 41 unique slide layouts, the ability to drag and drop images into placeholders, it’s fully animated and it can suit a variety of different needs. 

Listen up hipsters, the image of a pineapple probably already tipped you off but this one’s for you. In all seriousness though, Be. is a kooky yet very tidy template best suited for creatives. Designers should like the focus on bold images, and headings that draw the eye. The layouts, text hierarchy and sparing use of color should be pleasing to most with an eye for design. With with 125 unique slide variations, it’s versatile enough to suit whatever kind of presentation they’re aiming to put on. 

StartUP is perfect for a presentation to investors or for a conference. The slide layouts are very clear and professional, and the color scheme lends itself to that crossover of business and technology. It comes with 23 unique slide templates, easily editable colors and shapes, and an iPhone mockup. 

This template is fresh but very suited to a corporate. It features a very clean design with some colorful elements. But mostly its design is very restrained and purposefully professional. There’s a light and dark version, it comes with 20 color schemes, 100 unique slide layouts, drag and drop image insertion in placeholders and resizable and editable vector icons. 

And finally, this uber creative template from dirtylinestudio makes a remarkable statement. Suitable mostly for a creative studio, it features some really modern design elements including striking rectangle outlines colored with a gradients, pink/red accents on the boarders of slides and under headings and really creative layouts incorporating photography and product mockups. And result isn’t alienating as some ultra creative templates can be. Instead the color palette that’s here by default is warm and inviting. So is the choice of font. Therefore, while it may be best suited to a presentation by a creative agency, it could well work for most professional presentations. 

Conclusion

Well there you have it. A sensational selection of high quality Apple Keynote templates you can choose from to lift your next presentation into something memorable. 

If you have any suggestions for templates from Envato you’ve used in Keynote presentations, be sure to let us know on the Envato Forums. 

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29 Best Corporate PowerPoint Templates for Business https://envato.com/blog/best-corporate-powerpoint-templates-for-business/ https://envato.com/blog/best-corporate-powerpoint-templates-for-business/#respond Wed, 27 Dec 2017 05:27:05 +0000 https://envato.com/?p=52927 We've assembled some of the very best corporate-related PowerPoint themes perfect for any business or company.

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29 Best Corporate PowerPoint Templates for Business

The very best corporate-related PowerPoint themes perfect for any business or company.

Let’s get straight to the point: Time is money when you’re running, or working for, a business. And being able to quickly, and efficiently, create a PowerPoint presentation is crucial. Your presentation is an important tool in your sales pitch and can often make-or-break an important deal or message. So, the template you choose can make a big difference as to how professional you come across.

Beautiful and Practical PowerPoint Templates

We’ve assembled some of the very best corporate-related PowerPoint themes with the help of the authors who created them. First impressions are everything and this bunch of professional, beautifully designed, and highly customizable templates will not only save you and your company time, but be an investment in your future success.

This template pack comes with everything you need to create an amazing PowerPoint presentation including charts, tables, graphs and icons that can be scaled and edited right within your window. It’s been known to save users a tonne of time, making for some happy customers. And it’s easy to insert your company logo in the master slides.

Available on GraphicRiver and Envato Elements.

This is one of the most comprehensive PowerPoint presentation template packs around. It’s easy to use and customize, features fresh, professional designs that are still fun, and contains it’s versatile fitting a broad set of needs.

Available on GraphicRiver and Envato Elements.

The Business Plan Presentation Template is one of the best available on Envato. It’s a creative, modern pack of business related slide templates that includes custom infographics, maps, charts, graphs, SmartArt and more. It’s fully editable, easy to use, and will save you days of hard work with just a few clicks.

Available on GraphicRiver.

This PowerPoint presentation template pack is perfectly suited for a corporate presentation. Featuring a modern design that’s also extremely professional, you’ll find a vast array of templates for everything from videos to infographics, making it quick and easy to compile a presentation. The end result will be fresh, functional and professional.

Available on GraphicRiver.

Looking for a PowerPoint template with a clean, but, bold design? This may be it. Featuring a refreshingly neutral color scheme, you’ll set yourself apart from other, more restrained, corporate templates, and really make an impression. The layouts help the eyes focus on all the right things. And the included symbols and illustrations add an element of playfulness, but also, clarity to the text. This template, paired with some high quality photography, will make for something people won’t forget in a hurry.

Available on GraphicRiver.

This presentation template really reflects a current trend in design. The style is very concise and minimal and uses color sparingly. There are also so many stunning options to choose from within this pack. The blue gradient detail on one set of slides is incredibly eye catching. While the simple white layouts featuring a window into the photography used are just as breathtaking. It’s functional and pretty.

Available on GraphicRiver and Envato Elements.

BRONX takes PowerPoint templates to a whole new level. Designed to be visually stunning, and intuitive for customers to use, the item’s creator has included things that make it just that little bit easier for users to achieve an impressive final result. It’s received a lot of love over the years on Behance and other blogs. And, has garnered customer responses like this:

Dear Dima,

I just contact you to congratulate you for your amazing job as graphic designer. My friends and I are Communication students in Spain and some weeks ago we bought one of your PowerPoint designs. We’re delighted about how intuitive and attractive is.

The design is so beautiful and it gives to the spectator a really professional look. So thank you for your work.

José García, Ignacio Campos, Álvaro Guerrero

Now, that’s impressive.

Available on GraphicRiver.

Clean and colorful, this professional business focused PowerPoint template provides a huge range of layouts, shapes and fonts. It includes introduction, team, portfolio, timeline, puzzle, social media and infographic templates, among others. And all objects, vectors and smart objects are fully editable and animated.

Available on GraphicRiver.

Bold but beautiful, Bull PowerPoint Presentation Template is a clean, professional corporate package that’s great for catching the eye. Featuring layouts for corporate vision, mission, values, services, portfolios and more, you’ll find it easy to add your content, change colors, and customize everything with only a couple of clicks.

Available on GraphicRiver.

Suitable for corporate business accounting, management and more, this template looks professional, and above all else, clear. It has dark and light options, feature slides that have gradients and feature high resolution images, and slide templates for almost every scenario. More than three thousand vector illustrations are included, as well as 60 color themes. It’s comprehensive, versatile and great value.

Available on GraphicRiver.

Since its introduction to the world in 2014, Google’s Material Design system has made quite the impression. Its combination of bright colors and drop shadows is bold and playful, and as a result, it’s become a popular design style to emulate. That combination is just what the appropriately named Material PowerPoint Presentation Template is doing to great success. Featuring  a great catalogue of layouts, icons and color schemes to choose from, this package also includes devices like Nexus 5s and Apple Watches you can use to put images in context.

Available on GraphicRiver.

Perfect for an investor, marketing or realtor presentation, this professional looking template is clean and friendly. Featuring light and dark options, drag and drop functionality, useful pre-made color options, and friendly support, it has everything you’ll need to impress an audience.

Available on GraphicRiver.

From the same folks, you also have Corporate Overview PowerPoint Template. It has many of the same features, but also includes 22 different color options, and a huge bunch of slide layouts to choose from. I would dare say it’s less slick than Investor out of the box, but it still gets the job done.

Available on GraphicRiver.

This one is corporate with a capital ‘C’ in its style. It features a big bunch of clean, very versatile slides. Everything is fully editable with great templates to show off timelines, puzzles, infographics, teams and more. 500 icons are included, as well as a nice selection of free fonts.

Available on GraphicRiver.

This professional PowerPoint pack is full of slide templates for every occasion. Whether you want to display a puzzle, a SWOT analysis, business model and timeline, or some form of flowchart, this pack, which offers ten different styles, will have you covered.

Available on GraphicRiver.

This beautiful, minimalistic template pack will not only make you look professional, but lift the design of your presentation to a new level. Its bold use of refreshing white backgrounds, illustrations and imagery give it a clean, creative feel. And the layouts prioritize clarity more than anything else, which will be great for your audience. The gold, grey and black color scheme will be particularly suited to corporate presentations.

Available on GraphicRiver.

This bold template set is great for a modern company wanting to look slick, but accessible. The green and blue highlight colors, on top of the dark grey background, is eye catching. But it’s not overwhelming, thanks to the softness of each color shade, the curves of the decorative shapes, and the quirky characteristics of the font. It has the potential to get your audience’s attention, but not in an aggressive way. It’s inviting.

Available on GraphicRiver.

Galileo is a ready-to-go PowerPoint template pack for corporate presentations. Out of the box the default layouts and designs are well-suited to keynotes, business plans, financial forecasts and the like. It offers six color schemes, and a comprehensive set of slide templates that should cover everything a business presentation needs. If you’re wanting something professional that’s ready to go as is, this is it.

Available on GraphicRiver.

Isma is something I’d picture an agency using to present a business plan for a creative project to a corporate. It features a bold, mostly red and white color scheme. It includes some fresh looking layouts that use the space of each slide in interesting ways. It presents information clearly, but in a playful way. And, most of all, it’s going to make an impression, which is exactly what you want to do when you’re an agency vying for a job.

Available on GraphicRiver.

Business Plan Template by TheCreativeNext features bright colors and clean, professional layouts. The default packs feature either a warm purple, or royal blue. It comes with modern layouts, device mockups, world map charts, and it places an emphasis on photography. The result looks professional and exciting.  

Available on GraphicRiver.

If you’re looking for something modern and pretty, consider this template. With ten great color combinations, the use of gradients mixed with a white canvas, and clean layouts, you’ll be satisfied with this template by creativevalues. It’s particularly suited to the design trends of the moment, but should take you through to the future pretty comfortably. And it features device mockups that don’t require Photoshop, and include the iPhone X.

Available on GraphicRiver.

Colorful, but restrained, this template pack is great value. It includes device mockups, infographic templates, country charts and over 15 hundred icons. It features 160 main slide options, and a design that’s fresh, fun, and very tidy.

Available on GraphicRiver.

This template pack, by the same author, is even more focused than the last. It’s still modern and creative, but its use of color is sparing, and its layouts clearly want to keep things tidy and focused on the content. It features light and dark color schemes using green as a highlight color as a default. It offers 15 color variants, 12 country maps, more than 15 hundred icons, and more. It’s one to consider if you’re looking to seem professional with a capital ‘P’.

Available on GraphicRiver.

This template has you covered if you’re looking to present a corporate vision, mission, values, services, or portfolio. Everything has a very professional design tailored to your audience. The slides are simple, clean and modern in style, with creative infographics and professional layouts. The template has also been designed in such a way that colors can easily be changed by just a few mouse clicks.

Available on GraphicRiver.

Clean, unique and scalable, this template pack is versatile, easy to edit, and a great match for almost any brand. There are twenty pre-made color variations, 300 unique slide layouts, and animated slides included.

Available on GraphicRiver.

This multipurpose presentation pack is suitable for corporate business accounting and management. With a focus on what business users need in a presentation template, each slide in this template is useful for every kind of real-life corporate need and situation.

Available on GraphicRiver.

Marketofy has a dozen colorful charts and graphs and it’s very easy to customize. Each of the twenty-four color schemes are very easy on the eye helping to create a very colorful and engaging presentation.

Available on GraphicRiver.

This pack contains fully editable and customizable feature templates specifically tailored to doing a pitch for your business. From problem to solution to finances, this template pack offers layouts for every part of your presentation. And it features very clear, accessible design.

Available on GraphicRiver.

Tech is one of over 330 PowerPoint templates available via subscription service Envato Elements. The clean and contemporary designs throughout this template are fused with soft hues of violet, blue, and green creating a warm and inviting ambience. The gentle and calm designs and layouts will calm the audience and help viewers enjoy the presentation. Featuring beautiful infographics and engaging charts and diagrams, this is a presentation not to be missed.

Available on GraphicRiver and Envato Elements.

Conclusion

If you’re still thirsty for more PowerPoint presentations, there are over 4,000 to choose from on GraphicRiver and 330+ and counting on Envato Elements. See more favorites that our community have recommended for you in our community forums.

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10 After Effects Templates That Blew Us Away in 2017 https://envato.com/blog/10-after-effects-templates-that-blew-us-away-in-2017/ Thu, 21 Dec 2017 02:50:18 +0000 https://envato.com/?p=63889 2017 was the year people got serious about video. Our After Effects templates library certainly reflects this. Over the course of the last twelve months, we’ve seen a huge emphasis on onscreen text, catering to the growing audience who watch videos without sound. We’ve had templates that push the boundaries of excess, whose main objective […]

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2017 was the year people got serious about video. Our After Effects templates library certainly reflects this. Over the course of the last twelve months, we’ve seen a huge emphasis on onscreen text, catering to the growing audience who watch videos without sound. We’ve had templates that push the boundaries of excess, whose main objective is to be eye-poppingly bright to command attention. And then we had packs that were simply breathtaking in their creativity. This list has a bit of it all. Some of them are best sellers, some of them are editorial choices, and all of them were released in 2017.

So, sit back, watch, read and enjoy our list of the 10 After Effects Templates That Blew Us Away in 2017.

Big Pack of Elements by Motion-Land

Big Pack of Elements is the result of a two year collaboration between a couple of already successful Envato authors. Dmitriy part of recarto, and Alex the man behind A_White, joined forces in 2015 to create a versatile pack of useful After Effects elements. The final product is something that impressed our reviews team here at Envato, delighted customers, and stormed our video marketplace, being sold more than two thousand times.

Transitions by RoyalPixels

Transitions is a pack of, you guessed it, transitions that are really slick and creative. There are options for “Camera Transitions” in which the frame pans around the corners of your footage as you transition from one shot to another. There’s are gorgeous “Brush Effects” that are extremely elegant. And, there are a number of “Shape” transitions, which look truly luscious. This pack only came out in June, yet it’s made quite the impression.

Titles and Lower Thirds by flikmotion

Honestly one of the most straightforward and contemporary items of the year. “Boxd” Titles and Lower Thirds is a pack of titles and lower thirds in boxes (get it?). It’s a ready to go pack with boxes around your text resizing automatically, and a number of style variations that are minimal enough to fit almost any brand, but bold enough to catch the eye. So many videos these days are watched without sound and a pack like this ensures yours will still be engaging, even on mute.

Rhythmic Opener by levmotion

Rhythmic Opener is part of the “fast typography” trend we saw absolutely explode this year. As mentioned, people are watching more videos than ever without sound. So, templates like this one are using typography in interesting, eye catching ways to capture the eye of those promiscuous scrollers perusing a web page or social media newsfeed. Make the most of Facebook and Twitter auto playing videos by grabbing their eyes and keeping them.

Particle Builder | Sand Pack: Dust Sand Storm Disintegration Effect Vfx Generator by Pixflow

Photoshop Actions continue to be a best selling category on our graphic design marketplaces, and 2017 brought us a bunch of items that allow you to bring them to life in a video. The Particle Builder series of items by Pixflow works much the same as Photoshop actions, where you take your picture, graphic or a piece of text, mask the section you want to animate, and automate it using one of six options. Sand Pack was only released in December, and is already pretty popular.

This is Slideshow by D-Music

This is Slideshow is a fresh template pack that will turn a set of images and text into a truly compelling video. The animations are smooth and quick, and they’re also very detailed. Take a look at how the photos in the background animate subtly with a tile effect or something of the like. And the colors just pop.

Titles by motioncan

Motioncan’s Titles is ultra modern. It’s filled with simple, bold typography that animates in a way that’s almost jolty. It offers a number of great options to show off your text, logo, captions and lower thirds. And it’s one of the newer items on the market, having come out in December, which means it’ll be something fresh for 2018.

Promo Intro by 7Roads

Promo Intro by 7Roads is quick! It packs a lot into 7 seconds, including photos that animate under semi-transparent gradients, text and a final logo. It’s a great bumper that commands attention.

Cinematic Parallax Slideshow by cowardrobertford

This one by cowardrobertford is breathtaking. A great option for an opener of a video or tv show, it uses a parallax effects to add depth to still photography. That, mixed with the way the text animates, makes it truly unique.

Typography by motioncan

Motioncan’s second entry on this list is eye-poppingly beautiful. Typography features a whole grab basket of stunning templates in which to insert your text and have it be the star of your video. With vivid pinks, royal blues, and a great variety of modern design options, this pack should have at least one thing you can use, if not more.

Conclusion

As we look forward to 2018, these items are setting the tone as to what we can expect. Eye-catching animation, eye-popping color, and lots more text. So, buckle up, because this is only the beginning.

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What Donald Trump, Suzuki and More Made With Envato https://envato.com/blog/donald-trump-suzuki-made-envato/ Thu, 14 Dec 2017 05:30:32 +0000 https://envato.com/?p=62797 Every day, people create things using products from Envato. From websites for small businesses to music videos for massive artists like Kanye West, our marketplaces serve a wide variety of customers. Made with Envato is our initiative to unearth and share what our community of customers make using our products. In this article, we’ll take […]

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Every day, people create things using products from Envato. From websites for small businesses to music videos for massive artists like Kanye West, our marketplaces serve a wide variety of customers.

Made with Envato is our initiative to unearth and share what our community of customers make using our products. In this article, we’ll take a look through some of the best audio and video projects shared with us in the last two months. Including by one of the most powerful, and heavily spray tanned political leaders in the world.

Donald Trump

Using: Suspense by Andrew_G

In case you’ve forgotten, Donald Trump is the actual president of the United States. Yet, even though he won the race for the White House over a year ago, he’s treated his first twelve months as if he’s still campaigning against Hillary Clinton. Case in point is this video released on his Facebook page in December.

Using Envato item, Suspense by Andrew_G, the video criticizes former FBI chief, James Comey, and claims the FBI’s reputation is in tatters. “But fear not,” he says. “…we will bring it back to greatness.”

The video has been viewed 884 thousand times.

Suzuki

Using: I Feel like a King by AVOCADO_SOUND

Suzuki has used the Envato track I Feel like a King in an ad for its SV650X ABS motorbike.

The title, which makes up the lyrics of the track, really sums up what this ad is trying to do for the viewer – make them feel like a king. And it mostly succeeds.

Bull

Using: Fight Night Opener by nixstudioedition

US TV show, Bull, has used nixstudioedition’s Fight Night Opener in the ninth episode of its second season which aired around Thanksgiving.

After releasing his team to enjoy the holidays with their families, Bull finds himself working solo, helping a boxer being tried for murder. In a scene centered around the wrestling ring, you can see the Envato item.

Doorson

Using: Inspiring Cinematic by original_soundtrack

Door company, Doorson, has used Inspiring Cinematic by original_soundtrack in this montage showing off their product. You get a glimpse of the technology, and of the door in action, as well as the ways you can customize your door. And it’s all tied together by this purposefully intense track.

Battle Dogs by Rooster Games

Using: Action Dubstep 2 by kloudization

Rooster Games which has over 200 thousand subscribers on YouTube has put together this trailer for their game, Battle Dogs, available on Google Play. It offers a quick run through some of the action of the game. It’s made all the more snappy by the use of Action Dubstep 2 the track by kloudization.

Iloura

Using: Timelapse Trip-Hop by khursey

This epic showreel from Video Effects company, Iloura, shows off their ability to create realistic environments and blend it with real footage. The sensational visuals paired with Timelapse Trip-Hop by khursey make a great video.

Immortal-Arts

Using: Epic Technological Trailer by new-genesis

Immortal-arts, which also specializes in creating real looking visuals that are actually CGI, have used Epic Technological Trailer by new-genesis in its showreel. The track helps create a sense of epic excitement.

Christina Aguilera

Using: Wind of Change by Wayman

Christina Aguilera wrote the song “Change” in response to the Orlando shooting that happened in 2016 at a gay nightclub. To roll the song out, the pop music artist created a lyric video that blended the song’s words with images of herself growing up. To achieve this she used Wayman’s Wind of Change template from VideoHive. It perfectly captures the intimate nature of this song.

Marc Pro

Using: Action Sport by florews

This Marc Pro Crossfit commercial aired nationally in the US during the 2017 Reebok Crossfit Games. It’s a slick video, showing a lot of incredibly fit people exercising. And, it uses Action Sport by florews.

Greenpeace

Using: Traveler by MValentino

This animated video from Greenpeace, made by Latte Creative, is gorgeous in its visuals but serious in its message. It focuses on explaining the case of 30 peaceful protestors who were imprisoned for hooliganism, asking for the world’s support to help free them. It’s very effective and uses Traveler by MValentino.

Uberchord

Using: Energetic Sports Stomps & Claps by melodrama

Uberchord is a crowdfunding product that aims to create an app to help people learn to play instruments using their mobile phone or tablet. The video conveys a lot of information, with no voice over and all through text. It uses Energetic Sports Stomps & Claps by melodrama.

Listerine

Using: Uptown Summer Funk by ABSounds

So… this ad is kinda weird. To advertise Listerine, the company employed a guy to dance in the street and try and get people to join in. 25 people agree to dance. 18 of them happen to use Listerine. And, uh… that’s that. It uses Uptown Summer Funk by ABSounds.

The Infamous Team

Using: In Future Bass by Seven_Pounds

This impressive video from Infamous Team has gotten over 128 thousand views on Facebook. It features people on dirt bikes doing stunts and uses In Future Bass by Seven_Pounds.

Outlaw Partners

Using: Dubstep Ident by Andy_Grey

This montage of Julian Carr skiing, by Outlaw Partners, uses the track Dubstep Ident by Andy_Grey. It’s well shot, well edited and quick.

MobiSlyder

Using: Arrow Slide by yeremia, Mobile Phone Corporate by BILDER

MobiSlyder is Glidetrack’s answer to smooth panning when filming something on a mobile phone. And, for the product video, they’ve used video graphics template Arrow Slide by yeremia, as well as the Mobile Phone Corporate template by BILDER.

It’s well paced, mixed with clear and well-shot footage of the product as well as 3D mockups of it. And, the template ties it all together really well. It’s great use of an Envato item.

Mario Sandoval

Using: Journey to the Inside of a Sponge, Microscopic Filamentous Algae, Bipartition cell. Reproduction 01, Embryonic Formation, Microscopic Filamentous Algae and Mosquito Larvae 3, Cell Division 3, Microscopic Seed 001 by Juanjosejimenez

This beautiful video, created by Bratvolk Studio for the Spanish chef, Mario Sandoval, explains the concept of macrobiotic food for an event that took place in Madrid. The video is stunning, almost exclusively because of the footage that makes it up. And, that footage happens to be mostly made up of items from Envato. 7 of Juanjosejimenez’s microscopy items feature in the video.

Historia (History Channel Spain)

Using: Microscopy: Mosquito Larvae 08 by Juanjosejimenez

Spain’s version of the History Channel has made a documentary on the rising temperature of the earth, with the use of an Envato item. Another of Juanjosejimenez’s items, stock microscopic footage of a mosquito, features in this promo.

3D Baby Shark Song

Using: The Shark Song by Stockwaves

With over 1 million views on YouTube, this animation by Baby Learning World, a channel which produces nursery rhyme songs and videos, has used Stockwaves’ track The Shark Song. Kids videos like this are very popular on YouTube. Quite often, they’ll use a track like this from a stock music site like our’s, and blend it with their own footage or animation.

Amanda Cerny

Using: Indie Pop by Sokolovsky

Amanda Cerny is a YouTube cosplay queen with over 1.9 million subscribers. Here she shows her audience how to do vintage Catwoman makeup. And for the background music, she’s using Indie Pop by Sokolovsky. The video’s been viewed nearly 1 million times.

NetWork Turkiye

Safari by Nuclearmetal

Finally, this beautiful video by Network Turkiye, offering a behind the scenes look at a photoshoot for its Spring/Summer campaign is a visual treat. Shot on safari in Africa, it’s tied together extremely well by Safari from Envato author, Nuclearmetal.

Conclusion

This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to projects made with Envato. Check out highlights from past months. And, if you’ve got a project you’ve made with Envato, submit it to our thread on the Envato Forums.

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52 Best Mobile App Promo Video Templates https://envato.com/blog/52-best-mobile-app-promo-video-templates/ Wed, 13 Dec 2017 05:20:48 +0000 https://envato.com/?p=62820 Launching pretty much anything these days requires a video that can be shared online. But, showcasing mobile apps visually presents a unique set of challenges. What makes an app product promo video successful is often how well you put it in context. Which means your video needs to be a mix of showing the app […]

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Launching pretty much anything these days requires a video that can be shared online. But, showcasing mobile apps visually presents a unique set of challenges. What makes an app product promo video successful is often how well you put it in context. Which means your video needs to be a mix of showing the app in action, with someone using it, and explaining its features through onscreen text, and possibly a voiceover.

The beauty of a marketplace like Envato is that there’s no need to start filming people using your product from scratch or feel like you need to pay a motion graphics designer to wrap it all together visually. Instead, our video marketplace is full of templates that make it easier than ever to showcase your app, saving time and money.

This list of the 52 best mobile app promo video templates offers something for every type of mobile app. From polished and professional, to restrained and futuristic, to colorful and exciting, this selection is robust. So, scroll through, and odds are you’ll find something on brand for you.

Stylish App Promo Kit by iluzie

If you’ve paid attention to design trends of recent times, this template is on point. It’s bright, on the verge of busy, and features a brash mix of eye-popping colors that somehow find a balance together. The mix of attention-grabbing transitions, animations, and clashy layers of colorful elements find harmony thanks to their proportions in the context of the design as a whole. The main elements, being the iPhone model displaying the app, and the text, are big and really dominate the screen. While the template is eye-catching, it’s your app that will be the ultimate star.

iPromo – App Presentation by Jenivest

Focused, minimal, yet filled with moments of energy, this template is beautiful. It offers dark and light versions of its color scheme, and will more or less make your video look like an Apple commercial. It’s breathtaking.

App presentation by Reflaxess

This smooth, slick template uses soft colors, elegant glass-like transitions, and animations that glide with ease. Modern, and professional looking, it’s a fully realized concept that doesn’t skirt around the edges. It’s eye-catching and attractive.

Phone App Presentation by MU5T

Similar to the template mentioned above, this one is beautifully animated with soft colors and smooth animations. The layouts are very clear, providing a diversity of ways to show off your app, and explain its features in the text.

Phone X – App Presentation by EasyEdit

Mimicking Apple’s current style of graphic design, and featuring the new iPhone X, this template offers an easy way to make your app video fresh and up to date. It works to a refreshing white canvas, and mixes in bright colors, and rounded rectangles, which serve as windows to your app. Along with the iPhone X, you can choose from a number of older iPhone and Samsung models.

Mobile App Website Promotion by ouss

This is a very cute stop-motion style of animation. Featuring bright backgrounds and enthusiastic use of drop shadows, this type of template might actually help you break through on social media because it’s a little different. It’s cute, it’s eye-catching and it features iPhone and Android versions.

Website and App Promo by Videostones

These guys feature a number of different environments you can show your app off in. This one is in a home office setting with iPhones, iPads, and iMacs there to display your app or website. It’s very well done, but I think the impression it makes on your audience is really going to be affected by the speed of the demo and the music you put behind it.

Stylish Mobile App Promo by Videostones

This template feels very of the moment. The glistening lens effect included is attention-grabbing the colors are modern yet neutral, and the pace mixed with this style of music is really captivating. It feels very fresh.

Mobile App Promo by Videostones

A third, and very different concept from these folks. Here we have the iPhone model as usual, but the virtual environment made of colorful squares is very much the star of the show. It’s versatile allowing you to show footage through them. That option mixed with the footage you show on the iPhone model, along with the text creates the illusion of a very fully thought out concept.

Dynamic Mobile App Promo by Videostones

If you’re going for something short and sweet, but that carries a lot of impacts, this is one to consider. Featuring a very convincing iPhone 6 model, cool glitch effects and lens flares, this template feels modern and detailed thanks also to the subtle moving elements that fill it out.

iPhone Web / App Promo by Imocean

Featuring dark colors with restrained color highlights, smooth and purposeful animations of each element, and a very ordered use of text, this template is great for something corporate. If your app is targeted towards businesspeople or professionals this is perfect.

Iphone 6 Flat App Presentation by Rad0n

Simple and elegant, this presentation template is well suited to videos aiming to have the viewer really focus. The animations are very smooth, the model of phone is very much the star of the show, and the background is a neutral dark grey with the text a simple white. Phones are available in black and white. It’s certainly very Apple-inspired.

Promote Your iPhone 6 APP by Dark_Monkey

This package includes one of the most impressive animated iPhone models I’ve seen thus far. You can even customize the logo on the back of it where the Apple logo normally is. Possibly as a result of the effort that went into the 3D iPhone model, the template spends a little too much time showing off the phone model itself rather than the software. But, where it does show off the software, there’s enough of an opportunity to really show what you’re selling. It won’t suit every app, but it’s certainly a great option for something visually breathtaking. And, the phone is offered in a couple of different color variants.

Iphone 6 App Presentation Kit by DREAMYARD_Visuals

Clean and tidy, this app presentation kit by DREAMYARD_Visuals possesses a sense of clarity you should be looking for in an app reel. Thanks to its neutral grey background and blue details on some of the text and the borders of transitions, it feels modern and fresh.

There’s also another very similar version of this with a white background, an Apple Watch, and a couple of different variations of the iPhone to play with.

Iphone 6 UI Presentation by CG-COVER

This iPhone 6 UI presentation template would be a good fit for a luxury audience. With blues and silky blacks in the color schemes, smooth crossfades, and slow moving animations of iPhone models in either black or white, this pack is great quality. You’ll lift your app explainer into a visually stunning and very digestible video with this one.

Modern Mobile Presentation by arleksey

Simple, but stunning, this template’s use of contrast and sparing use of colors will put your app design front and center. The way the iPhone models flip in and out is smooth and swift, creating a unique energy that’s accessible, yet snappy.

Mobi – App Promo Toolkit by AmigoProductions

This template is simple and clean with a bright color palette. It’s bundled with a bunch of great hand gestures which look a little plasticky. But, I think ultimately the effect suits the heightened reality of the rest of the template and distinguishes those elements from your UI.

Quality App Promo by Numerals

This is one of the best-organized app promo templates I’ve seen. It gives you a great structure to work with, offering numerous different ways to show different perspectives of your app. Its color palette is modern and fresh, but neutral enough not to date too quickly. And there’s a real flow to it, meaning the viewer can easily follow along with the information you’re delivering.

Mobile App Promo by highrise

This mobile app promo template is very sharp. The color palette is straightforward, with iPhone models available in three different colors, and animation of those models is swift and eye-catching. It makes the whole template feel snappy.

Phone App Presentation Template by 3uma

It could just be the music in this item preview, but if your app is a medical one you will definitely want to consider this template, and a stock music track like this. Its design is clean and modern. The mix of bright blues on top of the dark blue/greyish environment really makes it feel sleek. This color palette also helps the content on the phone screen stand out. There’s room for a lot of detail in the text, but the layout stops it from being overwhelming.

Tablet Presentation Pack by 3uma

There are a couple of different versions of this one beyond just the tablet presentation pack. It has a minimalistic, modern design and uses circles behind the main text, making it easy for the eye to notice and read. The layouts are very clean and the tablet is animated enough to make your app the focus rather than the design of the 3D phone.

Phone App Presentation Template by 3uma

This phone presentation app is one of the slickest I’ve seen. It’s got a really pulled back rhythm to it, and pairs well with a modern “technology” style music track like the one in the preview. You can pick and choose the images shown in the main presentation, as well as, of course, customize everything shown on the iPhone. The transitions and speed of the animations are incredibly smooth. It establishes a level of elegance that sets it apart.

Mobile App Promo by Dream_motion

This one is really all about the iPhone model. The way it animates has such an energy to it that the whole thing becomes exciting. The rest of the template is very plain which is not necessarily a bad thing. It does, however, mean you’ll have to inject your brand into it which can be as simple as using your company font and color scheme. Plus, hopefully, the images of your app can speak for themselves.

iTheme | Web App Mock-Up Footage by Premiumilk

If you’re going for elegance with a capital ‘E’, consider this one by Premiumilk. If your app can mostly speak for itself, and you’re planning to add a voiceover to it, then this could really work for you. The slow panning around people using iPhones and iPads is shot really well and placed on top of a white background. It’s undeniably Apple-like. And being such, there are clear constraints as to how many things are on the screen at any one time. Mostly it’s just going to be your app, and that’s a great challenge to help you focus your ad.

Wire App Theme Promo by Premiumilk

Now listen, this template is very creative. It’s otherworldly in many ways, but still very warm, colorful and accessible. The only element that will polarize people is the use of red hands for the gestures. It’s not a total dealbreaker, but I’ve got to admit they’re a little hard to get used to. The rest of the template is truly fantastic. It’s colorful, eye-catching, yet maintains a cozy, inviting feel to it. And it gives you a great range of tools to explain whatever it is your app does.

Home Footage Mobile Mockup by Premiumilk

This template gives you a pretty straightforward set of scenarios to put your app in. They’re all made up of stock footage of people using iPhones, iPads, and computers that you can add your app to. It’s all well shot with a soft filter applied. And your app is center stage, meaning it really needs to speak for itself.

Usually, shots like these would make up small elements of a broader ad. So, consider blending this with another template.

New Mobile App Presentation – iOS & Android by digitalproducts669

Let your app step into the spotlight with this bright, colorful and simple template. Featuring an iPhone X model, which isn’t overemphasized, this presentation makes your work the star. It features an impressive balance of imagery and text, as well as playful animations that will make it accessible to most people.

Application Promo Pack by Chechikov

The word to describe this pack would be “friendly”. Featuring smooth animations of both the text and the iPhone models, as well as a neutral color palette. It’s timeless.

Mobile App Phone 6 Presentation by FlyingPillow

The word for this one is “clarity”. With crisp animations and great use of colors and drop shadows, this template draws the eye intuitively to what you want the viewer focusing on. The way the app screenshots animate in partnership with the text is very well thought out. And, the choices available in the layouts on offer make this a fantastic bundle to own.

Prism // App Promo by rigsmotion

If your app is fun and targeted to a younger crowd, this fantastic template will be a great one to check out. It features beautiful combinations of bright colors that can’t help but elicit excitement. Its animations are playful and imaginative. And, it manages to keep things focused and clear when this could easily become too busy.

Smart Watch App Commercial by grey-duck

If you want an Apple Watch ad that more or less looks like it was created by Apple, here it is. At all times the watch face is front and center, with the text revolving around it. Because the actual template is relatively nondescript, and, indeed, very Apple, it’s really on your app demo to do all the talking.

Mobile App Presentation by andreypoleshko

This one’s a little basic, but very fun and quick. If you pick your colors correctly and have an app whose best aspects can be shown off in a pretty quick manner, this could work for you.

Pico // Photo App Promo by rigsmotion

While the iPhone model featured may be dated (it uses an iPhone 5C), this template feels very fresh. Each frame is beautifully animated and laid out. And, even with the older model in use, if you were to use this for your app, it’d come off looking very professional purely by the use of this template.

Dynamic App Promo 2 by DannySkinner

This is a quick energetic commercial that, if executed correctly, can communicate the purpose and value of your app in a quick, concise manner. It’s not super text heavy, so you’ll want your app to do most of the talking. But the flow and layouts ensure the experience of watching this will be a focused exercise.

App Presentation by DannySkinner

This template is a more corporate, text-friendly version of the previous template. It’s slower, with more ease in all the animations, and a great balance of showing off your app on the iPhone model and providing detail in the copy. Paired with the right music, it’ll make for an impressive walkthrough of your app.

Dynamic App Promo by DannySkinner

Super modern with a clean design and great options for customization, this template won’t suit every app but will be a great demo for some. Its most impressive feature is the 3D iPhone model, the detail of which will take your breath away. It possesses an energy and brightness that, if paired with the right music, will really communicate the fun nature of your app.

SmartAds – Smartphone Commercial v2.1 by animland

The color combinations and twirling animations of the iPhone models help the content featured in this template explode off the screen. The brightness of the backgrounds and contrast of the text against them offer an effective way to communicate the features of your app.

Modular App Promo by Pixamins

Light and friendly, this template offers a very “floaty” vibe. It’s a great template for lifestyle apps and will play great to the audience looking for something playful and inspirational. It features a robust set of layouts, a good selection of iPhone colors, animations, and fun, light text animations.

App Presentation Kit by Aquavitae

This template is really gorgeous and modern. The way each section floats on from one to the next is fantastic. The default color scheme is soft but clear. The way different frames of the app float up and swap around is simple and effective. And above all, it’s an intuitive experience for the viewer.

App Presentation by lipovatiyart

The flow of this template is nothing short of beautiful. It’s got a soft nature to it with a fluid sense of movement and animation. There are moments where certain parts of the frame feature lens blur. Even the background and some of the visual effects give off the sense of a liquid-like environment. Using a mix of icons, headings, and body text, the template gives you the opportunity to display information about your app in a clear way. This would definitely be fit if you were wanting your demo to seem modern, professional and really quite breathtaking.

Perspective Mobile App Promo by OVAL

This is a unique way to show off your app. It’s a slower, more gradual app walk-through aided by text bubbles that provide context. It’s very modern and neutral. Your screenshots and app demos will dictate the template’s identity more than anything.

Mobile Presentation Kit by explozed

With a beautiful flow to it, and soft animations and colors, this template comes across as angelic. The smooth flips between sections of the reel feels effortless. There is a robust selection of layouts that feature good opportunity to present your copy describing features of the app. It’s gorgeous but won’t suit everybody.

Modern Mobile Display by Vivec

My guess is the structure of this template is inspired by commercials for the iPhone. The result is something that feels more focused on showing off the 3D iPhone model than the app. That said, if you have a product that can really shine by just being demoed on screen, this could well suit you. Using this template will be more or less like customizing an iPhone, right down to the logo on the back of the phone. If you’re into that idea, this one’s for you.

Phone App Presentation by Lugansky

This is a great option for a business focused app, with its professional color scheme, and straightforward approach to showing off the best functions of the app, text and transitioning between frames. It provides great templates, allows you to change the colors, and, like many of these templates, you can add customer reviews.

Colors – App Promo by Pixrate

This one does a couple of things. It features a treatment of color that’s very in vogue at the moment – really deep and really bright colors – against drop shadows, reminiscent of Google’s material design. But with its use of animated circles forming each background, it sustains an identity of its own. The flow and layouts of this one offer great ways to show off multiple aspects of your app in an intuitive way. Plus, the general look and feel of this are eye-catching and unique. Certainly, one to consider for any modern app wanting a bright, warm and clear way to show it off.

Cosmo l App Promo Kit by Pixrate

Want something futuristic and retro at the same time? Check out this template. It’s got a smooth flow to it and features layouts not dissimilar to many of the others on this list. But blend it with the right music and it carries a punch to it, that creates an energy appealing to a young audience.

Phone X // App Promo Kit by yura_fresh

Featuring the new iPhone X, this app promo kit offers a clean, simple look at an app. In my opinion, the second half of the templates on the white background which are clearly inspired by Apple, are better quality than the first lot. That said, mixing in the first bunch with the second and customizing the color scheme a bit will definitely make a good quality final product.

Minimal App Promo by Turbomonkeys

While I’m not a huge fan of the colors used here as a default, the flow of this template is very nice. It’s soft, minimal and would definitely suit apps focused on wellness, mindfulness and the like. The bunch of layouts included make it easy to explain the best features of your app. And the animations make things easy to follow.

Phone X App Promo by VisualSuperhero

This beautiful app template is colorful but careful in how much it allows on screen in any one frame. It uses transitions and animations between frames that capture the eye. But mostly lets the iPhone X screen showing your app, or a small text box to its side, do the talking. It feels fresh, exciting, and very efficient in its use of space and timing.

Modular App Promo by Hawyar

Although this demo, in my opinion, doesn’t show off the best ways to use the text in this template, or the best font for that matter, it’s still got a very fresh design and a good bunch of layout options. It’s tidy, with a great balance of color and white. And, it provides simple, but clear iPhone animations for you to display your app on. Pick the right music and you’ll have a great app promo.

App Promo Kit X by RwTemplates

This app promo kit features some of the most unique layout and animation options I’ve seen. You can have your screenshot fold out square by square on top of the iPhone X model. You can have multiple screenshots lean out of the phone like a Rolodex. You can even have multiple iPhone Xs crash down in a pile from above if you’d like. These cool animation options, mixed with a soft, professional, and modern template will make it both great quality and fun.

Phone X Promo by Imocean

Bright and fresh, this design, featuring an iPhone X looking model is very current and visually stunning. It’s certain to catch the eye with its bright gradient background that avoids being too overpowering. And the way it lays out your app screenshot with the supporting text makes this all a lovely experience. I highly recommend.

Conclusion

That should give you an idea of the many different ways you can showcase your new app through a product promo video template. We think we’ve included a robust selection of templates to choose from. But, if there’s one not on the list you’d like to suggest, please let us know in the Envato Forums.

Also, now that you hopefully have a template you’re planning to use, you’re going to be looking for a stock music track to go along with it. So, check out this list of the 30 best tracks for a crowdfunding video.

Good luck launching your new app.

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