10 Useful Web Apps for Designers | Design Woop | The Web Design and Development Blog DesignWoop welcomes this guest post by Tomas Laurinavicius. Since the iPhone and iPad entered the market you can hear lots of news about apps for these devices. Tons of apps available today and you can find everything you want. But today I would like to share 10 handy web-based apps for designers. Invoice Bubble Invoice Bubble is free invoice software that lets you create an invoice and send to your client in seconds. Gridulator Tell Gridulator your layout width and the number of columns you want, and it’ll spit back all the possible grids that have nice, round integers. Browize Useful tool for resizing current browser window size to set or custom resolutions. Screenr Screenr is a web-based tool that lets you create screencasts without installing any software. Launchlist Launchlist is intended to help and encourage web designers and developers to check their work before exposing it to the world at large. Kuler Favigen Easily generate favicon for your website. Fillerati Loads.in Domainr
Freebies • Blog.SpoonGraphics - Page 2 10 Free Subtle Grunge Texture Brushes for Adobe Photoshop One of my most used design resources is a trusty collection of subtle grunge Photoshop brushes that I’ve had saved in my collection for years. Unfortunately that brush pack seems to have disappeared from the web and is no longer available to download, so I’ve been busy crafting my own replacement set of go-to tools, and of course I’m happy to share it with all my friends! Download my subtle grunge Photoshop brushes and add them to your collection for free. Free Pack of 30 Light Leak & Bokeh Flare Photo Overlays I’ve been playing around with bright lights and camera lenses to produce a range of realistic vibrant bokeh images that can be used as backgrounds to your designs, or overlaid onto photographs to add realistic retro style light leak effects. 20 Free Black & White Photo Effect Actions for Adobe Photoshop 16 Free Geometric Pattern Shapes in AI, EPS & PNG Format 10 Free Seamless Subtle Grunge Concrete Textures
Blog | Freebie Friday : Flat + Transparent UI - Monkee-Boy Blog Happy Friday! This week we’ve put together a simple flat UI kit to share. These transparent elements will work great over photos and dynamic backgrounds! All buttons, fields and graphics included are also scalable. These are 100% free for personal and commercial use (just please don’t redistribute them as-is without a link!) Want more? Check out our Freebie Friday Roundup part #3: 6 free PSDs, just for you! 50 Photoshop Tricks for a Fast-Paced Work Environment Are you a designer on a deadline? If you are, then I’m sure you can recall the last time you thought to yourself, “if I had a little more time, I could…” what? Polish that button? Find a better hero image? Reevaluate that color palette? The truth is, however, that we designers will always be looking for more time to polish the one pixel that got away. Of course, since our go-to design tool in the office is Photoshop, we thought we’d share with you 50 simple Photoshop tricks and shortcuts we love using that can help trim excess spent time in your workflows. Important Note: The following require Photoshop CS5 and a Mac OS X. The Usual Keyboard Shortcut Suspects Memorize these shortcuts. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.Keyboard shortcuts for flipping foreground and background (X): Use this to switch between your current foreground and background colors located in your toolbar. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Customized Must-Have Keyboard Shortcuts 11. 12. 13. Photoshop, the Word Processor 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22.