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Best Grunge Textures and Photoshop Brushes All In One Place

By / May 18, 2009 / Freebies

Grunge design elements are a great way to give a design a worn and weathered look. Since it’s a popular style in modern web design, there are plenty of resources out there, but sometimes it’s difficult to find the ones that are the highest quality. I’ve taken the time to hand pick what I believe…

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How to Create a Planet Icon Set in Photoshop

By / May 6, 2009 / Tutorials

In this tutorial you will learn an easy method for creating very cool looking planet icons by using free textures and some simple lighting and shading techniques. Before we get started, lets download some free textures. The Nebulae Grunge texture set from Caleb Kimbrough of Lost and Taken is perfect for what we are trying…

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17 Sets of Excellent Hand Drawn Design Elements

By / Apr 13, 2009 / Freebies

Last year, we saw the hand drawn style in web design become very popular, and this year it doesn’t seem to be slowing down. Hand drawn or sketched elements can make a web site inviting, and add an overall fun factor to a design.

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14 Most Impressive Photoshop Typography Effects

By / Apr 1, 2009 / Tutorials

In web design, there are often times that you will have text to which you want to draw extra attention. We all know the power of Photoshop. So why not use it to add an impressive effect to that text that will be sure to get peoples attention.

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13 Photoshop CS4 Video Tutorials for Learning New Features

By / Mar 19, 2009 / Tutorials

If you’re like me, sometimes you are so busy with projects that you fail to take time to familiarize yourself with the new features of upgraded software. Since Photoshop is the design tool of choice for many web designers, and since CS4 hasn’t been out very long, I’ve decided to round up some useful video…

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14 Most Useful Web Design Cheat Sheets

By / Mar 3, 2009 / Resources

A well rounded web designer’s day is spent immersed in multiple graphic design programs and writing front end code. All of this moving from one environment to another can make it hard to memorize such things as hot keys and shortcuts for each. This is where cheat sheets come into play. A cheat sheet is…

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18 Photoshop Brush Sets for Creating Incredible Lighting Effects

By / Feb 16, 2009 / Freebies

A couple of months ago, we took a look at 28 Powerful Photoshop Lighting Effects. This time I want to show you some of the most incredible Photoshop brushes I’ve found that can be used to create similar stuff. If you have a project coming up that requires some type of lighting effect, you will…

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200+ Beautiful Seamless Patterns Perfect for Web Design

By / Feb 3, 2009 / Freebies

Seamless patterns are a great way to add a big impact to a web design without a lot of effort. Here are 223 of them that are absolutely beautiful. Whether you use patterns to fill the entire background of your site or just a specific area of your design, you will definitely find these useful.

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25 Best Tech Interface Photoshop Brushes Ever Created

By / Jan 21, 2009 / Freebies

I wouldn’t normally devote an entire post to a single set of Photoshop brushes, but if there is ever a set of Photoshop brushes that deserves it, it’s this one. A few weeks ago, Niki Brown told us how Design Is In The Details. The level of detail in these brushes is astonishing. According to…

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30 Most Incredible Textures for Vintage Style Design

By / Jan 14, 2009 / Freebies

One of the most important aspects of a good vintage style design is the use of authentic looking textures. Since most of you probably don’t have time to browse the local antique shop, and your grandmother’s attic is miles away, we’ve put together a list of some of the best vintage textures we have ever…