There is a whole world of difference between being a lazy designer and being a smart and efficient one. Using and saving out sets of actions, layer styles, brushes, gradients, keyboard shortcuts, and everything else that you think you are going to use again in the future is a smart way to approach designing.
Another trend that has become increasingly popular in advertising lately is the use of fractals and light effects. But, what are fractals? Fractal art is a form of computer-generated artwork resulting from calculating fractal objects and representing the calculation results as still images, animations, and media.
Sand textures are useful for creating 3D animation of beaches, aquariums and landscapes. They are also useful as background of websites and other design compositions as well as for texturizing shapes and even types or texts. In this round up, we are featuring 35 high-resolution but free textures that you can use in your designs. Included in this set are photographs of beach sands as well as desert sand, footprints on the sand, red soil textures, cracked sands, among other things.
I’m obsessed with vector graphics. But, what are vector graphics? There are thousands of free EPS files that can be downloaded from around the web. But, for those who are not familiar with EPS files, EPS actually stands for Encapsulated Post Script.
Using patterns and swatches in your Adobe Illustrator projects lets you save time but still presents you with an opportunity to create beautiful designs. I have always been fascinated with plaid and swirl patterns, so in this roundup, I am going to list some of the free illustrator patterns featuring plaids, floral, swirls, retro and other types of patterns that I found online.
Every website should have a contact page. Thus, in making the contact page for your website, you need icons to make the page more appealing. In this post, we put together 23 contact and communication icons that you can download and use for free.
Grunge designs are still “in” or trendy these days. Just in case you are also fascinated or would like to try the grunge look in your designs, here are some high-quality grunge Photoshop brushes you could use to add effects in your photos such as random patches of dirt, rust and mold to textures in your artwork.
Looking for the best free fonts? There are a lot of free fonts out there but finding the best or high-quality fonts that you can use for your design projects is not an easy task. Designers actually spend (or shall we say waste?) too much time looking for free yet high-quality fonts every now and then. Not because it is hard to find free fonts but more so of the fact that there are already enormous options that finding what we need is like finding a needle in a haystack.
Having a collection of high-quality icons that you can use both for web and print graphic design can save you plenty of precious time. That is why, every now and then, we are coming up with round up of high-quality but free icons that you can download and use in your projects. In this post we put together more than 500 icons featuring gift boxes.