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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

 

3.COLOURlovers

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

Colourlovers

 

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 

5.Webydo

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

webydo

6.psddd.co

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

 

8.GuideGuide

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

guide hompage

9.Makeappicon

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

11.WhatTheFont!

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

12.MarksSize

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

size-mark

13.FontAwesomePS

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

fontawesome

14.Hexy

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

15.Typewolf

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.

 

typefont

 

Also Read: DESIGN A LOGO IN 5 MINUTES

 

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.

velositey

 

17.Layrs Control 2

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

layers

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

22.Prisma

A global color switcher from Illustrator to Photoshop.

primsa

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.

share

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.

livehshare

25.Free Images

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

freeimages

26.UI Cloud

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

uicloud

27.Tuts+

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.

tuts+

28.AdobeKnowHow

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

adobe

29.Mock Up Zones

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

mokeupzone

 

30.Blendme

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

blendme

 

 

 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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