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30 Excellent Resources for Graphic Design Freebies

30 Excellent Resources for Graphic Design Freebies
You can find a variety of useful and creative graphic design resources on the web the offer downloadables such as stock photos, textures/patterns, brushes, icons, and fonts that designers have decided to share with others in the community. In this article, you’ll find some of the best websites to visit for graphic design resources. Stock Photos Flickr: Creative Commons Flickr, the premier site for online photo-sharing and the hangout of many designers and photographers, has a section called Flickr: Creative Commons that allows you to quickly view user-submitted images that have a Creative Commons license. morguefile morguefile contains user-submitted stock photographs contributed by many artists. morguefile has a terrific organization scheme and thumbnail preview for quicker searches. stock.xchng stock.xhchng (also known as SXC) is a very popular photo-sharing and stock photography site with over 380,000 stock photos. Stockvault.net everystockphoto Textures and Patterns CG Textures TextureKing

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10 Great Websites for Design Freebies As a designer, sometimes it’s difficult to get started on a new project. You’ll maybe scour the web for inspiration, or maybe you’ll doodle on a notepad to hopefully get some ideas. Sometimes though, even your most valiant attempt won’t get you anywhere at first. 100 Top Tools for Graphic Designers While the Adobe Creative Suite of tools is pretty much the industry standard software for graphic designers, there are plenty of other tools available online, as web apps, mobile apps, or even desktop software, to meet the specific needs of artists and designers working in any niche. Typography is one of the most useful design elements on the web, and there many font builders, font compares, and font identification programs for designers seeking the perfect look and feel for the type on their online or printed product. Color comparison, stock imagery, textures, and Photoshop brushes are all assets that visual creatives use regularly, and there are many available online for cheap or free. One of the best parts about the online community of graphic designers is how willing they are to provide feedback and even build free tools for other designers to use. The sites listed here aren’t ranked in order of quality, they are all amazing!

Photoshop Mastery: 25 Techniques Every Designer Must Know One of the best things about Photoshop is that you never stop learning. I’ve been working with the software for about 12 years, and I always stumble across something I didn’t know, whether it be a new feature, or just a new, better way of doing something. There are countless tips and tricks to help boost your productivity and work flow some are obvious and easy to find while some you have to dig a little to seek them out. In this post I’m going to reveal 25 of the best advanced techniques to help you design faster and better within Adobe Photoshop. Keyboard Shortcuts for Layer Manipulation

The Pattern Library: a Resource for Free Seamless Patterns The project by developer Tim Holman and creative director Claudio Guglieri called The Pattern Library is an excellent way to discover beautiful, free seamless patterns for your designs. The patterns featured on the site are created by various designers, and range from subtle patterns to intricately ornate ones. The patterns are presented well on their site, giving you a preview of how they look when tiled — handy for quickly getting an idea of how they’d look when used.

Illustrator full spectrum spirograph In my previous Illustrator tutorial I showed you how you can create a diamond flower using different transparency modes. With this tutorial we’ll stay within the same area of spirographs. Today’s article is completely inspired by Mr. This Is How to Create Videos in Google Drive July 29, 2014 This week's tip for teachers is about creating videos in Google Drive. As you know, since the time Google made it possible to integrate third party apps into Google Drive, there appeared a wide variety of excellent applications that are deemed to enhance the overall performance of your Drive . One of the essential apps that I think every teacher should connect with Google Drive is called WeVideo. WeVideo allows you to easily create and share videos and short animations. Using WeVideo app with Google Drive will enable you to create videos right from your Drive. The video below will walk you through the entire process of how to do it.

Google Launches Web Designer, A Visual Tool For Building Interactive HTML5 Sites And Ads Google today announced the launch of Web Designer, a new tool for building interactive HTML5 sites and ads. The company first hinted at this launch in June, but had been quiet about it ever since. Web Designer, which Google calls a “professional-quality design tool,” is now officially in public beta and available for download for Mac and Windows. As Google notes in today’s announcement, Web Designer was developed to allow advertisers to easily create HTML5 ads for mobile and desktop. Until recently, Google argues, advertisers “didn’t have the tools they needed to easily develop content fit for today’s cross-screen experiences” and Web Designer aims to be the tool to create these experiences. While this ad pedigree shines through across Web Designer (the default layouts are for DoubleClick rich media ads and AdMob mobile ads, for example), there is nothing in the tool that would prevent you from building interactive single-page sites and animations for other purposes, as well.

css Zen Garden Resources Skip to: Navigation | Content | Sidebar | Footer mezzoblue CSS Zen Garden Resource Guide This page used to contain a list of links to various CSS-related resources. Because of many changes to basic CSS techniques and methods since it was first built in 2003, the former list has been retired. 80+ Wicked Free Vector Graphics For Designers Welcome to day 7, the last installment of freebie week on Designrfix. Today we have assembled a wicked collection of some of the most current and incomparable free vector graphics for designers. So if you are in search of some really cool vector graphics for your latest project, this post is a must see.

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