We can all agree that design is important, but knowing how to produce professional-looking and persuasive designs – and doing it efficiently – is what will make you successful. One way to help jump-start your creativity and speed up your workflow is to use design templates.
Officially available since November, Adobe Stock templates are created by professional designers and built to work with the Adobe apps you already use. There are templates for print, web, mobile, illustration, photo, and more. Here’s how they can make your job a little easier.
Access Better Templates
Templates for design apps like Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC are not new. However, standard industry templates are not easy to customize and are difficult to integrate with existing workflows. To solve for this challenge, Adobe commissioned professional designers to produce high-quality templates through an iterative process. As part of the Adobe family, the template team works with Adobe product designers, who provide feedback on what works well and what can be improved. The process ensures the workflow of designing with a template matches the way designers are used to working. The result is high-quality templates optimized for designers, providing a tool that stays out of your way and empowers you to spend time doing what you do best.
Work Smarter and Faster
Templates can be particularly helpful when designing mockups or layouts. Whether you’re working on a packaging, branding, or stationary project, or designing a mockup for a mobile screen or a new website, there’s a template out there that can help you get the project moving. Using a template gives you the opportunity to jump right to the design phase, rather than spending time producing a new layout. A blank canvas can be intimidating, but a template can help get the creative juices flowing. The result is increased efficiency and productivity.
In both Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC, dozens of free templates are available when you open a new document, so you can see them right in the app – which makes the process fast and efficient. Thousands of more free and premium templates are available and searchable in Adobe Stock. Previews are available for each template so you can always pick the right one for your project. You can also save your templates inside your Creative Cloud libraries to keep your projects organized. Choose the template that best meets your project need and customize it to your liking.
Templates help designers get over the hurdle of a blank canvas and empower you to work smarter. Adobe Stock photography has always been a portal to professional photographers with an eye for industry trends, and now Adobe Stock templates bring you the same level of professional design to help lay out amazing creative projects.