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.

Follow bee_trees on Twitter

quinta-feira, 30 de setembro de 2010

COPASO : Color Palette Software

COPASO is an advanced color palette tool that helps you create the perfect color palette. 

If you're finding COPASO a bit too rich for your color creating tastes, you can always use our basic color palette tool.

About COLOURlovers 

COLOURlovers™ is an international community of designers and artists of all kinds who visit the site to get color inspiration, ideas and feedback for both their professional and personal projects. 

COLOURlovers' loyal members create colors, palettes and patterns to nurture their ongoing love affair with color. They join color-inspired groups and forums and share the love by commenting on their favorite creations. The COLOURlovers blog fuels the world’s online discussion of color with its entertaining posts on color trends and news, including interviews.

403,364 Members have created 3,041,208 Colors, 1,299,058 Palettes and 1,050,927 Patterns.

Be Inspired + Share the Color Love

Heart Create a Color, Palette or Pattern. Join a Forum or Group. Comment and Vote.
Heart Use our advanced palette-making software, COPASO and PHOTOCOPA.
Heart Keep up with color trends by subscribing to our Color + Design Blog.
Heart See what the COLOURlovers tweeple are up to: follow us on twitter.
Heart Become a COLOURlover and start creating and sharing your color ideas.
Heart Have a Question or looking for some Wearable Love?

{by ColourLovers}


20 Photoshop Actions to Add Flair to Your Photos

The non-professional photographers among us are often left with boring and flat shots from our cameras, the photos lack the flair and energy that is achieved with expert techniques and equipment.

Photoshop Actions on the other hand, can help recreate some amazing photo effects, just by pressing a button!

This post rounds up 20 of the best Photoshop Actions that allow you to easily spice up your photos with popular effects, including HDR, Soft Focus, Lomo, Velvia and more!

HumanNature84 a.k.a. Mike Austin

Profile at DeviantArt by himself:

Official Beta Tester
I am a Vector Artist
Male/United States
June 17
Why I Am Here
- To offer my stock and resources for use
- To show my artwork to the world
- To become a better artist

Statistics and comments by DeviantArt:

148 Deviations 
19,541 Pageviews 
1 Scrap 
3 Critiques 
0 Forum Posts 
1,886 Favourites

HumanNature84 has 19,541 pageviews total and his 148 deviations were viewed 92,169 times. He watches 99 people, while 325 people watch him.
Overall, his deviations received 1,176 comments and were added to deviants' favourites 4,213 times, while he commented 871 times, making about 0.85 comments per day since he joined DA. This means that he received 14 comments for every 10 that he gave.
His deviation with the most comments is Pink with 78 comments, while his most favourited one is Big Fish, with 650 favourites. His most viewed deviation is vector 3D paint brushes with 8,369 views.
36 favourites were given for every 10 comments.
Every 6.8 days he uploads a new deviation, and it's usually on a Friday, with 37 (25%) of his deviations.
His busiest month was January 2010 with 13 (9%) of his deviations.
The majority of his deviations are uploaded to the digitalart gallery (79), while his favourite category was vector > people with 37 deviations.
Comments per deviation: 7
Favourites per deviation:
Views per deviation:
Comments per day:
Favourites per day:
Deviation views per day:
Pageviews per day:

Cool Typography with the Blend Tool in Illustrator

I have written some Illustrator tutorials in which I've used the Blend Tool to create swirls and other shapes, but I have never used it to create a text effect. Then we received this email suggestion from one of our readers quite a few months ago asking us how to create that effect. I really like the text effect and decided to give it a try.

So in this tutorial I will show you how to create a text effect using the Blend Tool in Illustrator and then we will use Photoshop for some final retouches to make the effect more subtle. 

The technique is very simple and it won't take more than 30 minutes to achieve the same effect.

{by Abduzeedo}

100+ Vintage Textures and Photoshop Brushes to Decorate Your Design

Personally speaking, I love vintage textures – although we’re living in a high-tech society where everything is shining and glossy, sometimes we need a bit of old, ancient feeling to get a balance and taste the history.

Not to mention if you’re working on a design project requiring the vintage touches, you will find those textures and Photoshop brushes extremely useful.

In this post, I will share my collection of 100+ Great Vintage Textures and Photoshop Brushsets to Decorate Your Design.

Hopefully they will be of use to you and expand your own vintage collection.

Here goes the list, enjoy!

{by PsdVault}

quarta-feira, 29 de setembro de 2010

33 Websites for Vector Image Downloads

Vector images are a very popular style on designs these days. They don’t have a fixed resolution, instead they are flexible, which means you can still adjust any dimension without losing the quality of the image.

Many designers use them for print ads, flash animation and even web design because it gives awesome flexibility, you can play around with the images and produce quality images for your artwork.

If you’re a designer looking for icons, clip-arts or images for your next design project, we’ve compiled a list of the best websites where you can download the vector images for free.

{by ProBlogDesign}


terça-feira, 28 de setembro de 2010

How To Create Great Typographic Wallpaper In Photoshop

This tutorial will lead teach you how to create really interesting and unique typographic wallpaper in few easy steps. 

Really even beginners will be able to recreate this effect, add their own style and thought in it, I am sure you will enjoy and learn a lot from this tutorial! 

You will learn how to create good looking background, add lightning effects and work with fonts, sizes, colors to make just necessary places stand out! 

Let’s get started!

quinta-feira, 23 de setembro de 2010

Tracing Photo

Full detailed tutorial on how to draw and trace people from a photo. 

Learn how to create realistic illustration with just simple gradient fill. 

No massive Gradient Mesh!

quarta-feira, 22 de setembro de 2010

30+ High Quality Adobe Illustrator Brush Sets

Brushes are important, most especially for us designers who strive to get and create as much effect as possible. 

So far, we have already posted a couple of free brushes in our site. Well, we’re not yet done… For Adobe illustrator users, we have compiled 30+ High Quality Adobe Illustrator Brush Sets that you can download for free. 

These brushes were created by several designers for the design community.

Pick as much as you can for future use. You may never know when you can make use of them.