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, 28 de fevereiro de 2011

Vintage Badge in Illustrator and Photoshop

It's been more than two weeks since I've finally moved permanently to California, USA.


Before the big move I was playing with Illustrator and Photoshop to create a vintage look badge. After a few hours trying different typefaces I got a nice result and published it on myDribbble profile.

I have received quite a few emails since I published that asking me how I did the effect, so in this tutorial I will show you how to create a vintage look badge using Illustrator and Photoshop

{by Abduzeedo}

Creating an icon in Fireworks

Adobe Fireworks is a familiar tool to a significant subset of web developers. There are many reasons for this. In addition to the benefits of integrating with Dreamweaver, Fireworks has an easy-to-use interface and includes a wide array of web-focused features. The image creation, slicing, and optimization tools make Fireworks extremely useful for both beginning and advanced users alike.

Because graphic elements are fundamental to high-quality web design, they require extra attention. Web icons—the basic ingredients of any well-designed site—have a special place in this group. Creating icons with Fireworks is easy, and it is also a really productive way to create your site files. This article provides a step-by-step guide to creating a folder icon in Fireworks.

{by Adobe}

Handdrawn Swooshes

Lately I’ve been playing around with hand drawn type for a couple of personal projects. I’ve always liked drawing type, and I’ve been practicing more lately.

For one of the pieces, I was adding some ’swooshes’ to the type, and I thought I’d expand it and make it a free vector pack for yall. So here it is!

They’re great to use for embellishing type, and have plenty of other uses.

I’m including a preview below. Enjoy!

{by ThinkDesignBlog}

quinta-feira, 24 de fevereiro de 2011

Interaction design and rapid prototyping with Fireworks

In the following four short video presentations, I demonstrate how to use Adobe Fireworks CS4 for information and interaction design and creating interactive prototypes quickly, and how you can use Fireworks as a design tool that fits into your complete design process, from concept to development.

{by Adobe}

quarta-feira, 23 de fevereiro de 2011

Photoshop Abstract Brush-2

Abstract Brush-2 series collection made in CS4, with 1000x1000px high-resolution.

Hope u guys like this sets more coming soon..

Have fun, and please don’t forget to leave your comments.

{by DesignersBrush}

segunda-feira, 21 de fevereiro de 2011

Cool Text

Cool Text is a FREE graphics generator for web pages and anywhere else you need an impressive logo without a lot of design work.  

Simply choose what kind of image you would like.  Then fill out a form and you'll have your own custom image created on the fly.

{by CoolText}

sexta-feira, 4 de fevereiro de 2011

30 Best Websites to Download Free PSD Files

Today I would like to share the best websites for downloading PSD graphics.

PSD files are very useful resources for learning purpose because you can see all the layers and also what techniques have been used to create the work.

Some of the listed websites will be well known, but you’ll be surprised that they provide free PSD files.

I hope you will like this collection and find it useful.

{by 1stWebDesigner}

Free Photoshop Layer Styles from John Woods

Brass with Tarnish Layer Styles

Scroll down for some free layer styles for Photoshop 7, Photoshop CS, and Photoshop Elements 2.0 (or higher).

These layer styles were created by John Woods who has offered them freely to the Photoshop community. Click the thumbnail preview to download the .zip file, then see the instructions below for unzipping and loading the styles into Photoshop.

Follow the links to additional pages for even more layer styles.

If you find these files useful, I would appreciate a link back to this site [].


{by GraphicSoft}

quarta-feira, 2 de fevereiro de 2011

An Illustrator’s Project From Start to Finish

In this tutorial, I’ll walk you through the steps of how to create an illustration art piece so that you can witness what goes behind a digital illustrator’s work, as well as gain some new insights for your own projects’ workflow. We’ll go through conceptualization and idea gathering, creating illustrations in Illustrator, and then finishing the piece in Photoshop.

{by DesignInstruct}

A Collection of Free Photoshop Stain Brush Sets

This next post, is actually a compilation of a cool resource that we often encounter and sometimes annoys us most especially if we do the washing.

This post on Free Photoshop Stain Brush Sets showcases an ordinary stain that has been turned into photoshop brushes for enhancing a simple design or artwork.

Check out the brushes that we have collected and start downloading the resources of your choice…

One can never have too many brushes!


{by Naldzgraphics}

terça-feira, 1 de fevereiro de 2011

Adobe Fireworks customized oil splatter stroke for background

The final outcome of this tutorial is as shown above.
·         To begin with I opened a new canvas of size 900x900
·         Drew a vector square covering the complete canvas
·         Provided gradient radial fill in shades of blue as shown below…

{by Imajine}

Vector Square Ornament

Designed by: palmateerDesign

LICENSE: - It’s free to use it in personal or commercial projects - If you place these graphics on another site for others to download, please provide backlink to Craftsmanspace website - You may not resell these graphics. - Make something and if you have time send me a link so I can check it out.

{by QVectors}