Free Resources and Inspiration For Photoshop, Illustrator and Fireworks

From beginners to pros, we all could use a little hand.
That´s what this blog is about.

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segunda-feira, 20 de dezembro de 2010

Tutorial to create watercolor painting in Fireworks

In this tutorial, you will learn to create water color effect in Adobe Fireworks.

This simple water color painting effect can be used in different scenarios such as ‘background for web page’, ‘e greeting cards’, invites, web icons etc.

{by Imajine}

domingo, 12 de dezembro de 2010

3D Logo

This tutorial will show you how to make a 3D gradient logo in minutes by using the Warp and 3D effects.

It is great for making 3D graphics and icons.

{by NDesignStudio}

sábado, 11 de dezembro de 2010

Swirly Brushes 3

20 more high quality swirls for fans of the series.

If you're interested even the slightest bit from looking at the preview, I recommend downloading the set -- there are a lot of nice ones (at least I think so) that aren't shown.

As usual, feel free to use them for personal and commercial use.

{by Brusheezy}

quarta-feira, 8 de dezembro de 2010

Rapid Fire #2: Golden Seal

Whether it’s signifying merit or signalizing new content, a golden seal graphic often does the trick.

Utilizing two of  Adobe® Fireworks®‘ nifty features—Auto Shapes and Text On A Path—you’ll be stamping shiny seals in no time.

{by SixThings}

Plaster Textures

Free Textures » Plaster Textures

{by MadMediaMonkey}

domingo, 5 de dezembro de 2010

Illustrator 101: To Scale or Not to Scale? Strokes, That Is.

As you might be able to tell by the title, this isn’t an advanced feature, but because of the wildly popular “Illustrator Quick Tips” I’ve been publishing, I’m starting a new series of simple, yet very useful tips aptly named “Illustrator 101.” (I will also be doing this for Photoshop, so keep an eye out for “Photoshop 101″ tips coming soon as well)

Sometimes the simplest things can be the most helpful, so to kick of the Illustrator 101 series, we’re going to save ourselves some transforming headaches, and harness a simple scaling option in the Transform palette.

{by Bittbox}

sábado, 4 de dezembro de 2010

Case Study – Bleach by Sharon Milne aka ChewedKandi

Hey, my name is Sharon Milne and I go by the moniker ChewedKandi.

I have a passion for vector art and have been creating digital art portraits and illustrations for the past decade.

I’m self taught in the programs I use and especially love teaching others the benefits and wonders of Adobe Illustrator.

All the vector work I produce is 100% vector with no raster effects.

{by Abduzeedo}

terça-feira, 30 de novembro de 2010

Chinese Bamboo

Do you like the bamboo scene on my old Flash site?

Well, here is a quick tutorial to draw bamboo with the Illustrator Symbol Sprayer and Mesh Tool.

{by NDesignStudio}

segunda-feira, 29 de novembro de 2010

Designing Websites For All Screen Resolutions

Tutorial on Designing for 800 x 600, 1024 x 768, 1280 x 1024 and higher.

Designing web sites to fit all resolutions is a very important web design principle. Try out the Entheos site in all resolutions higher than 800 x 600 and you will find that it is designed to fit the page exactly. Therefore, visitors who have higher resolution can see more content in one page which reduces scrolling.

Most web sites are designed for only one resolution. They may look perfect in a 800 x 600 resolution but if viewed in a 1024 x 768 resolution look a little empty. You'll find a lot of wasted space around it making the web site look quite small.

{by EntheosWeb}

terça-feira, 23 de novembro de 2010

30 sunburst shapes

30 sunburst shapes.

{by Brusheezy}

Emotional People Silhouette

Emotional People Silhouette in different emotional poses: happiness, joy, angry, love,  curiosity and more. 

Download for this free silhouette clipart to use it for personal or commercial purposes

You can use it to create any kinds of prints, business cards or web-design. Graphics and wallpapers, flayers and posters, T-shirts and logotypes.

You need Adobe Photoshop, or Adobe Illustrator to open this silhouettes. There is a chance that you can open *.ai file Illustrator with other vector edit software, such as Corel Draw, or Freehand.

{by All-Silhouettes}

segunda-feira, 22 de novembro de 2010

Creating Graphs With Adobe Illustrator

Office applications are getting very advanced these days offering all sorts of fancy features for data visualization. Graph generation is a standard feature in desktop applications like Microsoft Excel or Calc, but it can also be achieved in non-spreadsheet applications like Adobe Illustrator.

If you’re unfamiliar with the process of creating graphs in Adobe Illustrator, this article will help in giving you some insight into the work-flow. It might also help you decide whether Illustrator is the right tool for this kind of assignment.

{by Smashing Magazine}

Rapid Fire #1: Photo-Realistic

Make your digital images more convincing and lifelike with just a handful of gradients and custom shadows.

Once you’re done, your pictures will look like real photo prints, you’d swear they popped out of the screen.

{by SixThings}

domingo, 21 de novembro de 2010

Free Illustrator Swatches

Free Illustrator Patterns for my new scrapbooking friends.

So I’ve been working hard and I have lots of new free stuff coming.

Brushes and patterns gallore!

{by CreatesK8}

Free Photoshop Buttons: White Glass

This is a small set of Photoshop buttons I made for a site I was working on a while back.

It’s not a huge set, but I thought they were some nice buttons, and wanted to share them.

They have an “inset” style to them with a silky glass effect, and will work well on almost any background.

{by Bittbox}

sábado, 20 de novembro de 2010

Bullet Holes Photoshop & GIMP Brushes

A set of Photoshop & GIMP brushes composed of various types of bullet holes.

Includes bullet holes made in: metal, glass, and various other miscellaneous materials.

Free Icons: 2experts Icons Set

Author: 2E Editorial is a freelance web and graphic designer as well as developer.

He is the author and owner of 2experts Design, a design blog with great inspirational posts.

sexta-feira, 19 de novembro de 2010

Free Photoshop Custom Shapes

Welcome to the Free Photoshop Custom Shapes, all free for you to download.

Photoshop custom shapes are one of the most exciting tool in Photoshop.

These free custom shapes can be used in Photoshop (6 and up) and Photoshop Elements (any version).

Custom Shapes can be resized without losing the resolution

They originated from a variety of dingbat fonts, but most were uploaded from users.

{by Ladyoak}

Mosaic image effect in Illustrator

We will cheat a little bit in this tutorial: we will use Photoshop to pixelate image. See the footnote below the tutorial explaining why.

Click here to see final image.

Take a look how to achieve the same effect in Photoshop.

quinta-feira, 18 de novembro de 2010

Create Electrifying Light Effects Around an Image

In this tutorial I will be showing you how to use the liquify tool in Photoshop to manipulate simple brush strokes and create a intensifying light image.

The tutorial will cover simple aspects in the line of lighting and brushing and should be easy to follow.

This tutorial is for advanced users and some things might just be mentioned briefly when being done.

Let’s get started.

Free Stock Vectors

Everything vector and everything free.

This is the page for Colorful Abstract Vector Element download in section Backgrounds.

segunda-feira, 15 de novembro de 2010

Become Master of Text Effects With 40 Adobe Fireworks Tutorials

Adobe Fireworks is a bitmap and vector graphics editor.

It is aimed at web designers for rapidly creating website prototypes and application interfaces. It is designed to integrate easily with other former Macromedia products, such as Dreamweaver and Flash.

While Fireworks CS5 packs a lot of new features, it is still possible to achieve completion of these tutorials listed below.

Photoshop Brushes - Floral Ornaments

Made with Photoshop CS4 Extended

Image pack included, in case you have a previous PS version and these brushes don't work for you or if you use a different software. :)

quinta-feira, 11 de novembro de 2010

Fantastic Digital Arts by David Fuhrer

David Fuhrer is a self taught freelance artist born in 1985 in Bern, Switzerland. The 90's has a clear influence on this work especially because we grew up in that decade and started experiment with computer creating visual art.

With focus on Illustration his work is full of details with some sort of surrealism influence sometimes as we can see in the Red Apple piece. David is also member of the DEPTHCORE.

45 Excellent Sets of Adobe Illustrator Brushes

While there are not as many free brushes available for Illustrator as there are for Photoshop, there are still some excellent, high-quality options.

In this post we’ll look at 45 sets of brushes in several different categories.

quarta-feira, 10 de novembro de 2010

A List Apart Articles: On Web Typography

There are many books and articles on typography, but considerably few explore typeface selection and pairing.

With the floodgates poised to open and the promise of many typefaces being freed up for use on websites, choosing the right face to complement a website’s design will need to become another notch in the designer’s belt.

But where do we start?

Cardboard Textures by Mad Media Monkey

6 good cardboard textures for your collection.

terça-feira, 9 de novembro de 2010

Change Image Color in Fireworks

This is an effective technique for changing the color of an image or a particular area of an image. 

In this tutorial you will learn how to change the color of a particular area of the image.

How to Draw Your Own Vector Wings

Ok, I lied. We’re not entering the Food Service industry.

But a tutorial on how to make some chicken wings would be pretty cool, none the less.

This tutorial is all about how to make those really cool hyper detailed wings that all those bro-dawg brands are rocking.

segunda-feira, 8 de novembro de 2010

25 Examples of Watercolor Art in Web Design

Watercolor art is no longer exclusively for the canvas.

More and more sites are taking the brush to the screen and incorporating some beautiful hand-painted creations.

Intersecting mediums provides a fresh approach to a web design and the look achieved with water color for the web is fantastic.

Soft, flowing strokes and smooth pastel colors blend together to leave the appearance of a painted masterpiece.