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The Best Free Photoshop Plugins for Web Designers

The Best Free Photoshop Plugins for Web Designers

The work of a web designer is more of a creative process and in order to enhance that creativity web designers try to reduce the tedious technical part of their work with the help of various plugins and tools available for the software they employ. Nowadays there are many handy software extensions that can make the work of a web designer much easier and as a result more enjoyable.

Love Is In The Air: Valentine Resources for Photoshop

Love Is In The Air: Valentine Resources for Photoshop

Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us, and you may want to create a card, wallpaper or other project for a loved one, or even adorn your website with some seasonal images. In today’s round up we bring you a selection of free resources for Photoshop: Brushes, Patterns, Textures, .psd files and Fonts.

Free Floral Photoshop Brushes

Flowers and floral designs never trend and never go out of fashion…. they just are! Because of this, people will never stop creating floral resources, and new examples continue to trickle through – they don’t bombard the internet as trending elements do, they simply get added to slowly but surely. So there will almost certainly come a time when you will need floral brushes whilst using Photoshop, and here is a compilation of some of the best free floral brush sets available right now.

The Ultimate Photoshop Custom Shapes Collection: 2000+ Custom Shapes

Following our collection of 2,000+ Patterns for Photoshop, we are bringing you a massive collection of Custom Shapes. Like patterns, shapes are a somewhat overlooked resource for Photoshop.

The Ultimate Photoshop Patterns Collection: 2000+ Patterns

Patterns are a slightly overlooked resource when working with Photoshop, we have a tendency to look for a texture or background rather than searching .pat files. Repeating, tileable patterns are invaluable resources for all types of Photoshop projects and they take little room on your hard drive!

So today we bring you a huge collection of more than 2000 patterns contained within 75+ files so that you can add to your library and have a wealth of patterns, backgrounds and textures at your fingertips. All of the featured files include a .pat file, and many also include the individual images so they can be used in other design software.

30+ Splatter, Splash, Drips and Grunge PS Brushes for Designers

Splatter and grunge made an impact in web design some years ago, and the trend has slowed a little, but is still being used with relative frequency. If you browse through the latest additions to any CSS Gallery website, you won’t have to look for long before seeing a new site design using grunge or splatters to one degree or another!

20 Beautiful Free Christmas Brush Sets

Whatever your Christmas design may be, you may well be looking for some brushes to either be the main feature of the design or to enhance the main design.

Here we have selected 20 sets of Christmas brushes for Photoshop, all of which are free for personal use.

Nature’s Bounty: 30 Free Packs of Natural Textures

Nature is always the first place to look for design ideas, and with the growth of ‘organic’ website design, this has never been more true than it is now. With a wealth of colors and surfaces, natural textures can lend themselves to almost any style of design.

So whether you are a web designer or a digital artist, there should be something in this list of 30 free packs of natural textures that will fit perfectly with one of your upcoming projects.

Freebie: Texture Pack

Photoshop Star and TextureQualityPro teamed up to give you a free texture pack that you can use on your personal or commercial projects.

Freebie: 26 Random Vector Doodlings

Hi guys, I’ve got a freebie for you! :)

I’ve made some random doodlings and converted them to vector format, for your viewing and designing pleasures! If you like the look of the preview image below, you should download the files and check ‘em out.

Free Vector Doodlings Preview

How to use them

Well, you can either download the .ai file or the .psd file, then you can open them up in either Photoshop or Illustrator, then get designing. A lot of these will probably work best blending them into the background.

How to make them

I made these using a permanent marker on paper. To make your own:

  1. Use a permanent marker, paints, etc on paper
  2. Scan it in, open the image(s)
  3. Use the ‘live trace’ feature in Adobe Illustrator

Download

To download .rar files you have to right-click the link and click save target as or save link as.

Download the .ai (1mb Illustrator file)
Download the .psd (175kb Photoshop file)

Thanks for looking.

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