If you’re constantly on the lookout for ways to add to your Photoshop toolbox, Styles are a great way to go. Photoshop Styles make styling your text and objects as easy as clicking a button, and keeps them fully adjustable.
Photoshop Style A Day is a relatively new site I came across that offers just what the name implies. I’ve downloaded all of the styles currently available, and most are of excellent quality. Now I know what you’re going to say, some of them look kind of cheesy – I won’t argue that. But when you consider that after applying a style, your text or object remains editable, you can go back and tweek it to your heart’s content.
This free app promotion ends this week, so go to iSkySoft’s special Facebook page now, click the Like button at the top of the page, provide your email, and download the software. In about a minute you’ll receive a license number in your email to activate your free copy of the software.
Enter the era of affordable stock, and user-contributed photo sites. With digital camera prices reaching all-time lows, and the quality more than adequate, the average person can provide some very good shots. There are now hundreds of sites on the web that offer fantastic photography for little to no cost.
I’ve put together a brief list of some of my favorites below, check them all out. (more…)
Good leather textures are hard to come by. Most look a little too perfect, in my opinion. PSDTuts has a great set of 5 old leather textures. All five are 3872 x 2592 pixels, perfect for print or multi-media use.
Lava360 has put together a great list of Adobe Photoshop PSD files, free for download and use in your designs. Of particular use might be a DVD disc and case template. Even if you don’t need the actual artwork, it’s always nice to see how other artists compose their files.
View the list of free PSD files here.
Yet another set of high-resolution textures to add to your collection; grungy white cardboard from Bittbox. These high-res images are perfect to enhance your background colors on both web and printed design pieces.