Free Resources and Inspiration For Photoshop, Illustrator and Fireworks

From beginners to pros, we all could use a little hand.
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sexta-feira, 28 de janeiro de 2011

Apple Air Banner in Fireworks

I’ve always been a huge Apple fanboy, I love the attention to the details and the importance Steve Jobs and his team have given to the design above all. With the new Macbook Air is not different. It’s just incredibly thin and very beautiful. Well I’ve started to save money because I will have to get one of those.

Another thing that caught my attention was the banner they had placed in the Apple’s front-page, I really liked the simplicity with gradients and the new typeface, Myriad Light I think.

Because of that I will show you how to create that effect in an easy and quick way using Fireworks.

{by Abduzeedo}

Vector Leaf Shapes

One more set of vector leaves - leaf shapes: oak leaf shapes, tree leaf shapes, plant leaf shapes, four leaf clover shapes, leaf shape, shapes of leaf.

Photoshop leaf shapes and vector AI file included.

Download for free and use for your artworks!

{by AllSilhouettes}

quinta-feira, 27 de janeiro de 2011

40 Fascinating Examples of Smoke Art Photo Manipulation

Smoke art is a set of techniques to create artworks transforming the smoke in different ways.

If you're good to manage Photoshop photo manipulation techniques, you can turn the smoke to unimaginable objects. For example, create smoke rose, smoke wolves and many others.

You can also use hazy artworks in the advertisement creation, to impart mystical mood, and of course they can be very effectively used in anti smoking ads.

{by PSDeluxe}

Stock Vectors » Vector Grunge

Vector Portal: Everything vector, everything free.

{by VectorPortal}

terça-feira, 25 de janeiro de 2011

Fireworks 101

Hi guys, this week we have a very nice tutorial done by a guest writer.

It covers some basic functionalities and it's very useful for those willing to improve their Fireworks skills. You will learn how to play with paths, combining, subtracting and much more.

Also you will end up creating a logo.

And, if you want to post a tutorial or a good post, just send us an email with your article.

Thanks and enjoy.

{by Abduzeedo}

Envelope Distort

In this tutorial, I will show you how to use Illustrator CS Envelope Distort tool to make a trendy fashion ad.

Technically, it is about warping text with shapes.

{by NDesign-Studio}

segunda-feira, 24 de janeiro de 2011

Swirls and Flourishes

A set of brushes made up of various swirls, ornamental designs, and flourishes.

Most of these will work great as corner brushes.

These are a bit more design oriented than my first swirls set, which was just swirls. These have some flowers added to some, different textures, dots, circles, and various other ornamentations.

{by Brusheezy}

Folds: Texture Pack

This is a collection of free textures of folds and creases from a statue for you to download. 

There are 8 high-scale images in this freebie. 

You can use these for personal or commercial purposes in your work! 

You’ll find image files up to 2000×3008px in size included in this pack.

{by Design Instruct}

terça-feira, 4 de janeiro de 2011

Tilable Perforated Metal Pattern

This is a Set Of Tilable Perforated Metal Patterns.

These patterns are easy to apply on any material.

These patterns are by default made for steel gray colored metal plates. In case u want to change the color, use multiply and assign any color of your choice.

{by Brushbee}

segunda-feira, 3 de janeiro de 2011

10 Tips on designing a fast loading web site

The Number 1 rule that every web designer should follow is to create a fast loading web site.

You might have a great design but very few people are going to see it if it takes a long time to load.

While designing a web site always think about how long it will take to load.

Try out our tips to build a great looking web site that also loads fast.

{by Entheos}

domingo, 2 de janeiro de 2011

Paisley Brush

Brushes: 37

Version: Photoshop 7+ (includes CS's), Photoshop Elements 2+, GIMP 2.2.6+

A set of brushes made up of various paisley elements. Includes tons of the "classic" paisley shapes, as well as some embellishments (like little flowers, swirls, etc) that are commonly added to paisley patterns, so that you can make up your own designs!

Terms of use:
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{by Brusheezy}

sábado, 1 de janeiro de 2011

Create 3D icon avatar

In this photoshop tutorial you will learn how to make an easy, but nice looking abstract 3D icon avatar.

Create 3D avatar, that you can use in your website or you can add it in you profiles.

{by PSDeluxe}