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Category Archives: Graphic Design Resources

Self Promotion & Designing Tips, Ideas, & Resources for Graphic Designers & Web Designers

A collection of design information that is useful for all web designers and graphic designers. Some of the information that you will find below are ways to inspire yourself when you have designers’ block, marketing your design business, lists of design competitions for 2009, and many more topics.

27 Adobe Photoshop Cheat Sheets and Quick Reference Cards for Adobe Photoshop CS4, CS3, CS2 and Below

I would be hard pressed to find a web designer or graphic designer who doesn’t like a helpful Photoshop Quick Reference Card or Cheat Sheet. Cheat Sheets can help you save so much time and can really help you learn about Adobe Photoshop in an easy to understand format. I have gathered a list of Adobe Photoshop cheat sheets that I have found to be the most helpful.

90+ Graphic Design Blogs - Blogs about Graphic Design, Web Design, Typography, Photoshop

Do you like to keep up with up and coming news about graphic design, typography, web design, and design industry news? We have come up with a list of almost 100 quality graphic design blogs and we thought that we would share this list with you.

List of Graphic Design Podcasts on Topics Graphic Design, Web Design, Typography and More

I have found a load of design related podcasts that I am sure will peak your interests. Just think of it as radio shows geared towards you and your love of design. You will even find Podcasts on Photoshop, Illustrator, Typography, Freelancing, as well as Web Design and Graphic Design.

List of Vector Conversion Software - 30+ Tools to Turn Photos into Line Art and Illustrations

I love Vector Magic, a free online vectorization tool. It is a really cool browser-based tool that can be used to turn a photograph into an illustration. It doesn’t always succeed in getting that look that you might be looking for, but it does a pretty good job. I usually just use it to play around with photos to see what Vector Magic can do with it, but it also can be very useful if you want to convert a photo into an illustration. I started to wonder how many other vectorization tools and software packages there were out there and I was surprised to find out that there are a ton o them. Basically, most of these tools turn Raster / Bitmap / Photo Images into Line Art / Illustrations / Vector Art.

Free Photoshop Shapes Downloads - Mega List of Free Custom Vector Shapes for Adobe Photoshop - Part I

I am in love with vector shapes right now. I think they are so handy to have around when you are building a site. The way that you can stretch vectors without creating jaggy edges, makes them incredibly useful. Most of the time I just land up breaking them apart to use a curve that I like. I also love using them for as badges or buttons on web sites. I have collected a huge selection of free custom Photoshop shapes. If you download every single one of these, there are probably close to 15,000 free Adobe Photoshop shapes. There are more to come in Part II. Enjoy.

Online Drawing Tools & Free Online Painting & Sketching Tools

As Graphic Designers, we are all creative individuals. I thought that most of you would love to know about all of the fantastic online drawing and painting tools that are available online. Not only are they fun, but they are also quite useful for sketching out some of our ideas. Some of these tools can also be used as design collaboration tools to use with your co-workers, clients, friends, teachers, and family. Enjoy and don’t hesitate to send me links to online drawing tools that I might have missed.

Photoshop Forums and Message Boards - The Ultimate List of 45+ Adobe Photoshop Forums

Photoshop Forums and Message Boards - The Ultimate List of 45+ Adobe Photoshop Forums

Adobe User to User Photoshop Forums - Adobe has a great forum for Adobe Photoshop users.
Advanced Photoshop Forum - A great Photoshop forum for advanced Photoshop users including topics about Photoshop projects, techniques, feeedback, and current Photoshop news.
Creative Cow Adobe Photoshop [...]

55+ Color Tools for Color Palettes, Color Combinations, Color Schemes & More for Graphic Designers & Web Designers

55+ Color Tools for Color Palettes, Color Combinations, Color Schemes & More for Graphic Designers & Web Designers - Part II

Every designer will find these free online color tools to be useful. Whether you are a Graphic Designer, Web Designer, Fashion Designer, Interior Designer, Landscape Designer, or any other sort of Designer, color combinations are [...]

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