In this example we're using Advanced Posts to display a custom post type with featured image and title in Grid Mode.
Still in Grid Mode, we've opted to display 3 columns and included the post excerpt.
In this example, we've swapped over to Masonry mode and added post taxonomy filters to the layout. Note in this mode, we don't have control over the row heights so as the name suggests, these are displayed in masonry mode.
By opting for Feed mode, Advanced Posts shows one column of posts with post content below.
By removing the featured image, we can display a list of posts in feed mode including post meta. By adding a background to the feed, you could highlight each feed individually for more impact and you can add a read more button as per the last example.
In Carousel mode, posts are arranged in a horizontal slider. We especially like the ability to move the slider arrows outside of the container so that they don't overlap the posts.