Articles tagged as ‘Free Resources’

Top Resources for Abstract Background Design

Hundreds of design resources can be found online to improve any web or mobile UI project. You can find everything from vector graphics to tileable textures and even quality resources for abstract background design. Custom abstract backgrounds give a more creative feeling to a website while still placing content front-and-center. Learning how to make abstract […]

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17 Top Free Resources to Learn Online Marketing Techniques

Online marketing is one of the more important aspects of a successful business, large and small alike. For freelance graphic designers, web designers, web developers, or other freelance creatives, a strong online marketing push in the beginning of your freelance career could be THE factor upon which your future rests. Sure, you gotta have skills too, and people skills, and so on and so forth. But if all of these other aspects are in place but no one can find you, well, then, you may as well be stuck in a hole.

Even if you are one of the lucky few graphic designers who gains clients right away from referral after referral until the end of your days, you still need some basics in place just in case your referrals decide to look you up before trying you out. A strong and positive online presence usually gives the impression that you are an expert in your field. But how, exactly, is a strong and positive presence on the web achieved? The answer to this question can be found in the resources below, and the exciting part is that they are all fabulously free.

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Designers Rejoice! Microsoft Kills Off Clipart – 15 Free Microsoft Clipart Alternatives

Well, they’ve finally done it. Microsoft has announced that it is removing its clipart from the Office Suite and replacing it with a Bing Image Search. After years of no one actually using the product, it was definitely time for it to die. In fact, it was probably safe to assume that the Office clipart has been dead to designers and developers since, well, always. And most of you readers already know that much better alternatives abound…

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Free Download: Glow PSD Theme

Do you want a eye catching theme for your next mobile app and get more sales? Look no further.

Glow is a trendy landing page for your next product or service. It comes complete with a fully layered psd file and can be edited to fit your exact needs. With its modern flat look and pixel perfect design you are sure to have a great landing page for you next mobile app or product. You can use this theme for personal and commercial uses.

Today’s exclusive freebie comes from our friends at www.bestpsdfreebies.com, where they provide high quality free web design resources.

Glow App Launch PSD Theme

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20 Free Badges For You To Download

Badges are versatile resources that can quickly add a unique yet refined look to your designs. Our friends at Vecteezy have shared not just one–but two packs of badges for our readers to enjoy absolutely free!

Included in this freebie are a set of 10 Wedding Badges PSDs and a set of 10 Outdoors and Nature Badges. So say “I do” to these Save the Date, Wedding, and Reception badges–each fully customizable to fit your unique wedding colors and themes. With such a wide variety of wedding-themed badges, this set is sure to come in handy no matter which stage of the planning process you’re in. Check them out!

Wedding Badges

Or maybe you’re working on a more rugged type of design. If that’s the case, we have a freebie for you too…

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The Best Email Newsletters for Designers

The web/graphic design community includes a huge number of active blogs that post articles, tutorials, inspiration, and other types of content. Design blogs are a part of the daily routine for many designers, but there are also several quality email newsletters that cover topics related to design and development.

In this post we’ll highlight some of the best newsletters out there for designers. If you enjoy getting helpful information and news in your inbox, take a look at the newsletters on this list and see if there are any that are of interest to you.

Smashing Magazine
Smashing Magazine not only runs the most popular blog for web designers, they also have an email newsletter that is published every two weeks. Their newsletter issues include industry news, inspiration, and links to useful websites and apps.

Smashing Magazine

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Free Download: Noise Texture Overlays

Today we have a set of 3 free noise texture overlays from our friends at PhotographyPla.net. These textures are created specifically for the purpose of adding grain/noise/texture to photos. You can add the texture on top of a photo in Photoshop and set the blend mode to “screen”.

Each of the textures is 3600 pixels by 3600 pixels at 300 dpi, so they can be used for both print and web-based projects. You can see the full set of Noise Texture Overlays that is available for purchase at PhotographyPla.net.

Noise Texture Overlays

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Free Outline Icons

Today we have a huge set of free icons. They are minimal icons designed with an outline style, and are highly useful for a wide variety of web and app design projects. The set includes almost 200 icons. They come in .png format in 3 different colors (black, white, gray), and the PSD files are included as well.

Outline Icons

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Free Download: Ribbons and Badges from the Menso UI Set

Today we have a free download that can be extremely useful in your own web design projects. We’re offering a free set of ribbons and badges that come from the Light style of our Menso UI Set. The ribbons and badges come in a layered PSD file, so they can easily be customized to suit your own needs. If you like these resources, you may be interested in the Menso UI Set Bundle that we are currently offering. You can get the full Menso UI Set in 4 different styles (light, dark, colorful, and metal) for just $19, which is the normal price for each style. Get more details here.

Ribbons and Badges from the Menso UI Set Light

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