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Filling Your Design Toolkit: Premium Assets on a Shoestring Budget

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If you know where to look, you can find a wealth of high-quality design assets available for free online. This is a small collection of my favorite places to find photos, graphics, fonts, icons, and more, make your projects look like a million bucks without breaking the bank.

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Filling Your Design Toolkit: Premium Assets on a Shoestring Budget

  1. 1. MOCKUPS FONTS ICONS PHOTOS VECTOR GRAPHICS SLIDESFREE DESIGN TOOLS FREE DESIGN RESOURCES EveryPixel Search 50 free & paid photos sites Pexels Nice Office add-in Pixabay Unsplash StockSnap.io Flaticon Iconmonstr The Noun Project Icons8 Illustrio COLLECTIONS The Stocks All The Free Stock Makerbook Freebbble 1001FreeDownloads Smart Mockups Dunnnk Placeit Magic Mockups Mockerie Thwock Freepick Vexels Vecteezy Vector Portal Create Your Own in PowerPoint Google Fonts Dafont Font Squirrel 1001 Fonts Font Joy: Find a perfect font combo for your next project Slide Model Slide Shop Diagrammer Presentation Go Slide Docs Canva Adobe Spark Photopea: Edit PSDs online FotoFlexer Curated by Mike Taylor Many people who design learning materials work under tight budgets and limited resources. Fortunately, there are a lot of great, free resources you can tap into for your projects. I’ve collected some of my favorites for you here. As always, be sure to check and comply with the licensing and usage terms. Follow the complete curated collection of free multimedia resources at mike-taylor.org/design-resources mike-taylor.org mike@mike-taylor.org refind.com/tmiket linkedin.com/in/miketaylor Icon made by eucalyp from www.flaticon.com
  2. 2. FontJoy.com is a free, easy to use tool that will help you find a great set of fonts for your project. Just click (Generate) to create a new font pairing, (Lock) to lock fonts that you want to keep, and (Edit) to choose a font manually. The text is editable, try replacing it with your company name or other copy. FONTJOY You can use the “Font Cutter” technique to convert font characters into editable icon shapes. Learn how easy it is at nutsandboltsspeedtraining.com/phone-icons/ BEFORE: Font Characters AFTER: Editable Icon Shapes ‘ICON FONT CUTTER’ TECHNIQUE Do you know how to use PowerPoint to edit .EPS files? Older versions may still be able to do this but a recent update disabled the ability to add .EPS files into PowerPoint. But don’t worry. You can still get your .EPS files into PowerPoint and edit them if you convert them to .EMF format. One easy way for that is convertio.co/eps-emf EDIT VECTORS IN POWERPOINT 1. Create a free iCloud account 2. Upload and open .key file in Keynote online 3. Use the Wrench icon to Download a copy… 4. Then choose the PowerPoint format CONVERT KEYNOTE TO POWERPOINT abceÉ Tips for Extending Your Design Assets Even Further mike-taylor.org

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