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Cool email design ideas that don’t require Photoshop

Make a really nice button

  1. Create a one cell table
  2. Set the padding between 5-10
  3. Choose a bright background colour that coordinates with your design
  4. Pale colour for border 2px width
  5. Choose a font and style that coordinates with but is subtly different to your main font.

Create a really nice button demo


Make some awesome bullets
Use punctuation, fonts, sizes and colours to create some pretty bullets. Here are some I prepared earlier:


Create a pretty table
Here are two I created earlier:

In the table settings I added some padding, a bright background colour and a white border.

Create a pretty table

To make this table look really professional I added some padding and a grey border that matches the email background colour. I then changed the background colour of some individual cells to help structure the information more neatly. 

Create a table

Think laterally
Use paragraphs or structure tables to create nice designs. For example with this email I could have created the 2nd and 3rd winners entirely in Photoshop however a table with a large font and an image works just as well!

Create cool layouts

I hope you find some of my ideas come in handy if you would like to learn more about designing emails you can check out my post 6 things you can do to make your email look awesome! To recieve more handy email design tips be sure to sign up to the blog using the ‘subscribe’ box in the top right hand corner.

KristinPosted by:
Kristin Huddleston
Marketing Coordinator

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