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30 Free resources for every designer

30 Free resources for every designer

If you are a developer not a designer and want to know from where the designers get free resources to complete their project? Here is a list of top resources sites that provide PSD files, UI elements and mock ups etc. The best thing about these resources is that these are absolutely free and available to download without any cost.

1.Behance project template

Whenever anyone creates a portfolio on Behance, he faces some hurdle. To make it easy firstly read this article and then download background templates.  

Behance homepage 2.Fribbble

This is great site to download icons, mock ups for iPhone and also PSD for landing page.


Fribble homepage



Trying to find the perfect color combination.? This website will give you the best visual combinations.



4.Subtle Patterns

Need a pattern for your project. There is no need to go outside there. This site will give you more than 400 patterns.

free patterns from subtlepattern 


This site will let you to design a website without any code for free.



This is a great site for free PSD files, UI elements and backgrounds.

psddd homepage


7.No more banding

Whenever we work in Photoshop, we face bending problem with gradient. This toll will help you to make gradient look smoother.banding homepage



Guide is difficult task in web designing, so here is easy solution for it.

guide hompage


Need to resize and optimize your mobile app design? This toll will help you to do it.

makeappicon homepage

10.Perfect Effects 3 

This site is designed especially for the photographers. With Perfect Effect 3 you can easily edit picture which take efforts in Photoshop, Lightroom and Aperture.

effects app


What if you see a font online and want to use it? Just take a screenshot and submit it to the WhatTheFont. It will generate close matches from the database.

find fonts from whatthefont


A useful Photoshop script for front-end developers and designers. This scripts converts rectangular marquee to labeled measurement mark.



This site gives you icons and then you can easily convert these icons into any convertible layer.



This is an eyedropper tool which allows you to pick the color from anywhere you want. It copies the color code to clipboard.

hex homepage


Suppose you visited a site and watched some fonts on it. Now you want to get information about these fonts. This tool is only for this purpose. It gives actual information about the font and also some recommendations.






16.Velositey Version 2

Imagine you are not a designer and you want to design a website in Photoshop. Velositey will give you opportunity to create websites within seconds with many templates and modules.



17.Layrs Control 2

It is a free Photoshop extension which has seven scripts to make it easier job for designers.


18.Social Kit

Get free social media cover images, profiles and banners for free from this free Photoshop plugin.


19.Mobile UI Blueprint psd files

This website provides free mobile UI element PSD.

social kit

20.Free Behance Presentation Builder

Build your Behance portfolio presentations with a click with a free PSD File and PS Action.

behance presentation builder

21.Free Lorem Ipsum Generator

The dummy text is very important in designing and this plugin can generate Lorem Ipsum for Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Dreamweaver.

free lorem ipsum generator


A global color switcher from Illustrator to Photoshop.


23.Photoshop Share plugin

Ever missed to share your design on social media? This is the share plugin which can share your design right from the Photoshop.


24.Liveshare PS

Working in a team and want to share your Photoshop document with your team members? It is the best option to broadcast your design with partners.


25.Free Images

Free Images give more than 395,000 stock photos with a lot of categories.


26.UI Cloud

The world’s largest UI design database which holds more over 46,608 UI elements to download.



This is the best site which provides a lot of free tutorials to learn. It is useful for both beginner designer and also for professionals.



Launched by Adobe, gives free beginners courses about Adobe products for free.


29.Mock Up Zones

A great collection of different types of mock ups like iPhone, iPad, business cards etc.




This extension can search thousands of assets without leaving Photoshop or Illustrator.




 Source40 Resources Every Designer Should Know

If I have missed to mention any of your favorite site, then share it in comments below. 








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