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Using Collections on Envato Elements

Found something special while scrolling Envato Elements? Save it to your shortlist!

Posted 18 Jan 2021
Envato Elements Collections Launch

Thanks to social media, we’re all constantly sharing images and inspiration. So when we realised our users wanted to enjoy this experience on Envato Elements too, we sat up and took notice. The result? Collections on Elements, a feature that allows you to add items from Envato Elements to Collections that you can save, share and download whenever you want.

The Benefits of Collections

1. Find Your Favorites

Acid Design Collection

Before we launched Collections on Elements, our creative community of users were coming up with their own methods of collecting their favorite content from our library. This included stories of people using spreadsheets and bookmarks, and even manually taking note of links. 

By working closely with our users to learn what their needs were, our design team came up with a number of prototypes that we tested, reviewed and refined. Once we had reached a solution that we were all happy with, the development team got to work. Collections allows you to “favorite” the great content you find when browsing and return to it again and again.

2. Click to Create a Collection

Street Art Collection

So how does it work? Just as you can save an image on Instagram or create a board on Pinterest to organise your pins, Collections is all about curation by providing an easy option for Envato Elements users who want to create shortlists of their favorite items.

Simply click the Collection icon when browsing on any category or item page on Envato Elements to save the item for later. From neon colours to minimalist logos, users can create and name multiple Collections around whatever subject, theme or style takes their fancy.

3. Share Ideas and Inspiration

Monochrome Collection

And it’s not just about saving, it’s also about sharing too. Collections is a time-saving way of bringing together content you love. With the addition of being able to share a Collection, users can now broadcast their favourite assets to others.

Share your ideas easily with friends, clients and colleagues by clicking the three dots at the side of your Collection. It’s a great way to keep teams in the loop and saves your time when searching through our huge library of design resources.

Discover Our Top Collections

Our team has been bringing together some great content using Collections that are aligned to the creative trends we identify within our community.

Here are some of our favorites…

1. Pantone Color of the Year 2021 Collection

Pantone Color of the Year 2021

Pantone announced the color of the year for 2021 in December, and since then we’ve seen a flurry of items in Ultimate Gray and Illuminating – the dual colors of the year – on Elements.

2. 90s Collection

90s Design Trends Collection

From Friends on Netflix to bubblegum, everyone knows that the 90s are having a bit of a comeback. Graphic design has embraced 90s styles including grunge, rave and anti design.

3. Holographic Collection

Hologram design

Tied to our love of retro design, the holographic trend has seen the shimmering, fluid-like effect displayed in assets from poster design to Photoshop Actions. Light up your next project!

4. Jewel Tones Collection

Jewel tones collection

Jewel tones are a palette of colors inspired by gemstones – and we’ve seen increased demand for colors such as Sapphire, Ruby and Emerald on Envato Elements over the last year.

5. Watercolor Collection

Watercolor Collection

Who knew fine art would have such a big impact on visual design in the digital age? Interest in watercolor design has exploded as people incorporate a DIY / handmade aesthetic into their work.

Looking for more inspiration? Discover why designers love using Envato Elements to create their work and then head to Elements to curate and share your first Collection today.

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