resources

slide design expertise & advice

design principles

CRAP

Other useful design approaches and resources:

stock & copyright-friendly images

fonts

color

  • Adobe Color CC: you can explore and create color themes/palettes and easily import them into Illustrator and other Adobe products
  • Color Scheme Designer: great tool to see color combinations for website design; check out the “color blind” option to see how different color combos look to people with various kinds of color blindness
  • Color Theory 101, by James George

 templates

Photoshop alternatives

  • Pixlr: free online photo editing program
  • GIMP: free, open-source, desktop program
  • FotoFlexer: free online photo editing program
  • Affinity: does everything that Photoshop does, for just $49.99, but just for Macs