52 Free Awesome GIMP Brushes for Graphic Designers

As an open source platform for designing web graphics GIMP includes much of the same functionality as Adobe Photoshop. You may download actions, icons, vectors, patterns, and many others file types for the software. It’s been in development for many years now and is utilized by countless designers across the world.

If you’re like many of the graphic designers or students seeking an online graphic design degree out there today , you aren’t able to afford Photoshop . And although there are plenty of other ways to obtain such graphics software, Adobe does staple a hefty price tag to their creative suite. Luckily GIMP is one extraordinary exception to the rule.

GIMP Brushes for Graphic Designers

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25 Best Web Fonts for Sophisticated Typography

For the more classy website designers out there we need a strong collection of inspiration. Fancy lettering and page layouts are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to professional website design. Although font choice is extremely important, what you do with that font will ultimately affect your website’s role in the World Wide Web.

Below I’ve collected a small amount of digital fonts for sophisticated website designers. These may be used in unison with tons of layout styles such as vintage and letterpress. Professional businesses are often trying to portray a message of sophistication and brilliance. This can be easily exhumed with the proper font choice.

Peruse the brief gallery I’ve set up below and please check out anything which catches your eye. I often feel very comfortable downloading multiple fonts and switching between them for a best feeling. Your visitors will get the same feeling and may feel more comfortable within the confines of your site.


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5 Completely Free Grunge Textures

Grunge textures are widely used in web and graphic design. If you enjoy grunge textures, here is a free mix grunge texture Pack.
You will find 5 textures in this pack and they are 1600×1200 pixels. They were created mixing real texture in photoshop

This texture pack  is exclusively released for Skyje readers by Kawsar Ali from Desizn Tech .

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50 Beautiful HD Wallpapers

Desktop wallpapers are always the first thing that inspire us when we switch on the computer. You look to it carefully and slowly find out how idea has been created and if you learn from the best, you are taking something from that work too. The more inspirational, beautiful and elegant they are, the better they can challenge our imagination.

In this article, we have collected 50 Beautiful HD Wallpapers to choose to refresh your desktop. If you want to download the wallpaper, just click on it to follow the link and to download it. Enjoy!

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Free Modern Personal Portfolio PSD Layout

As I have said in the comment few days ago in the post Free Green Design Company PSD Layout that I will make a psd template for the awesome readers here in skyje.  This PSD template is suitable for a design company that needs to have a modern styled portfolio. The PSD template has a width of 960 pixels based on 960.gs grid system. You are free to use this psd template for commercial and non commercial projects. You can download the zipped file at the end of the post. Enjoy!

This PSD template was designed by Joefrey Mahusay from HTML5awesome.com for skyje readers

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Free Green Design Company PSD Layout

Here is a nicely designer PSD web page template. You can use it for your portfolio or company’s website. The PSD canvas size is 1020 x 1020 px and all the layers are grouped properly. They are free to use for commercial and non commercial projects. You can download the zipped file at the end of the post.

This layout was designed by Kawsar Ali from Desizn Tech for Skyje readers.

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Win a SlideCake component – Winners Announced

Contest : Leave us a Comment and subscribe to Win a “SlideCake” component, a Powerful Flash Slider.


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16 Useful and Free e-books for Web Designers and Developers

The world of website development has never been more open than today. With proper standards in place and hundreds of tutorials available online for free it takes just a few days of studying to master even the simplest of web development and programming topics. The community of graphic designers has also started to come forth with many great e-books and online guides.

Below is a small collection of 16 amazing e-book resources. Web designers and developers alike will find these very helpful with day-to-day operations. All products have been linked to their original source where you can download and contact the author with any comments or questions.

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100 Full Color Printed Flyers Giveaway (winner announced)

The new year is here, how are you going to promote your business in 2011? If you need some ideas, try printed flyers from the online printing company, Next Day Flyers. They offer offset printing which means the quality is superb. Offset printing is a level above digital printing.

Flyers are a great way to promote your business.  Any business can use flyers including graphic designers, coffee shops, or pet sitters. They are easy to distribute and if you have an appealing design and offer, they can grab a lot of attention.

If you’re not familiar with Next Day Flyers, check them out. They offer super quick turnaround speeds, including same day printing. So if you’re in a bind, they are a great resource.  The website makes the ordering process easy. You can upload your design directly to their site.  The prices are some of the best you’ll find.  However, you might get a set for free with this giveaway!  Next Day Flyers is offering a prize of:

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