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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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.

Free Photoshop Files from Media Militia

Download this free Photoshop project called Break!

It includes all the vector elements, layers, styles, and the original Cinema 4D file that was used to create the break 3d text.

Play around with it and learn.

Obs: This is just 1 of the 10 Photoshop files in this page.

sexta-feira, 5 de novembro de 2010

Transparent Text in Fireworks

This is a beautiful text effect!

You can also do this using Fireworks.

Follow these simple steps to give this glassy text effect.

quinta-feira, 4 de novembro de 2010

Free Photoshop Layer Styles by Deborah Ramos

Set of 23 styles covering a variety of effects.

Created in Photoshop CS4.

Styles include lemon rind, lime rind, cookies, glass, plastic, metal, and one awesome fabric style.

terça-feira, 2 de novembro de 2010

+40 best icons packs that webdesigners should have

If you are a webdesigner you have certainly understood what I tried to explain to you! And you should know that every week, several websites publish great and useful icons packs.

Then, why do you continue loosing precious time, creating new icons for each of your all new web designs projects? Start to work with the different graphic elements, it’s quick easy and mostly FREE!

For your next project Look at this selection of the best perfect icons packs I found on the Web.

If you know other download icons links, please post them into the comments.

Free Hi-Res Photoshop Brushes – Floral

It’s that time again folks. I have been itching to make some more Photoshop brushes, so here’s a set to digest.

I took a trip to the store, got a bouquet of flowers with a nice variety (I can’t grow flowers to save my life), whipped out my Nikon D-80, and went to town + a few hours of Photoshop tweaking.

These are 100% original and REALLY BIG brushes, available in CS1 and CS3 formats, as well as a full set of PNG’s for everyone else.

Anyway, hope you like em.

{by Bittbox}