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Brushes can be some of the most useful resources if you know how to use them. Both Photoshop and Illustrator utilize brushes of different mediums, but they can be used for very similar purposes. Brushing may be used to add texture, background effects, or vector art into a design.

If you’re looking for high-quality PS/AI brushes then look no further! This gallery includes 15 of the best websites that host free downloadable brush packs. All of the brushes are free and high-quality – plus these websites should be handy whether you use Photoshop, Illustrator, or both.

Brusheezy

brusheezy free brushes resources

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There are too many WWWs, too many work-in-progress websites, too many places to get lost. Building an eye-candy landing page is a must if you aim to keep your prospective users interested and start a meaningful dialogue.

Achieve More with the Right Landing Page

Starting from here, you need to make sure you go straight to the point and use the best tools for your business purposes. For example, one is Qards, a robust WordPress visual editor crafted by Designmodo. It is intuitive and easy to use, and you can create a landing page in minutes. Literally.


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  • Our listing includes a number of excellent PSD to HTML conversion websites. Some provide a variety of different services, while others have core competencies in one or two areas of specialty.

    Any one of them is in a position to make your development project a bit easier for you; quite a bit easier in many cases. Most offer conversions to Responsive code, a service that is rapidly growing in importance, especially for those who own or maintain a commercial website that needs to cater more heavily to the mobile crowd.

    In any event, what you will find here generally covers the bases as far as converting design to code is concerned. It is our hope that you will find something of benefit to you, but in the off-chance you do not be sure to visit us again. We upgrade our list periodically in an effort to always bring the latest and greatest to your attention.

    PSD To Manythings

    The need for Responsive HTML code is becoming a must in the world of Ecommerce, as the search engines are beginning to divert more attention on the needs of mobile device users. One of PSD to Manythings core competencies is the ability to quickly and precisely convert your Photoshop design into Responsive HTML. This software development company is just a little over 3 years old, yet it has already established itself as one of the premier companies of its kind in the industry.
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  • Once you understand the basics of CSS it’s natural to move onto more detailed subjects. Animation is one such area which has been quite complicated until recently. CSS3 allows frontend developers to animate subjects without any JavaScript whatsoever. SVG images can be used with CSS3 to create stretchy and vectorized animations. The following tutorials should get you on the right track towards mastering SVG animation with CSS.

    Christmas Lights

    animated svg christmas lights

    SVG Files in Illustrator

    exporting svg from adobe illustrator

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    Most modern web browsers support the latest CSS3 properties and have seen a growing adoption by audiences around the world. Web fonts are quite popular and only getting easier to include in a typical HTML5 website. But one of the best solutions with this newer technology would be icon web fonts.

    Web designers can include fonts made with icons to embed scalable icons into any layout. This gallery below includes 15 free open source icon web fonts you can download and use in any project(s). New icon fonts are released every year and it has become a very popular means of achieving clean user interface design.

    Captain Icon

    captain icon github open source webfont

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    Teams are no longer popular and it has been found that working in one can be unproductive sometimes. When you need to stay in contact with an individual for one process, as well as with another individual for a different one, it can be difficult to have a fast process of delivering the product to your client.

    It is for this reason why web designers who are based in solution orientated processes are now focusing on a role that involves being a one-man operation. This can be achieved via themes that revolve around multipurpose techniques and these involve layouts that are pre-made and which make everything better and faster.

    How a multipurpose WordPress theme can help you with your productivity

    In the modern day and age there are many good web designers, so competition is fierce. This means that designers are often fighting for the same set of clients, as well as the same type of attention and technology.
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  • Transitioning from digital design to print design is no easy task. It requires a fundamental understanding of the print medium along with the underlying software. Although learning the fundamentals of CMYK and paper quality is just a matter of reading, you’ll need to do quite a bit of practice to master print design software.

    If you want to get into print design then please take a look over these 20 InDesign tutorials. They range from beginner to intermediate with something for everyone. Whether you want to design magazines, CD covers, or style guides, these tutorials can get you there.

    eBook Cover Design

    indesign ebook cover howto

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    Every designer would agree that typography is a huge part of web design. But the process of choosing which fonts to use can be a hassle. Thankfully there are several free online webapps to help you decipher online font families, pick your favorite(s), and design text in a way to match your layout. Take a gander over these tools and see if any can help you launch that next kick-ass project.

    Typecast

    typecast typography online webapp tool

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    As new UX and UI tools come on the market, many of them have new and improved features that can make your design efforts faster, easier, and with more satisfying results.

    Nearly all of the highly-rated tools listed below have powerful rapid prototyping features. Most of them make it easy for you to share your work with others, and several of them are especially suited for use by widely dispersed project teams. Our listing also includes UI design resources. Stay tuned and check-out the newest and perhaps the best UI and UX tools and eesources on the market.


    Proto.io

    Proto.io performs many of the same functions as do many of the other tools in this list, but this tool takes the art of rapid prototyping to the next level. It is especially adept at giving you valuable insights as to what your final product will look like and how it will perform, while you are still in the early stages of design. Thanks to its extensive and comprehensive UI library, Proto.io has made the use of static mocks and hotspot prototypes obsolete.
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  • Although JavaScript is seen as a reliable language for animation CSS3 has also become a great choice. Transition effects can be used even in browsers where JavaScript has been disabled. But the greatest opportunity comes with a combination of both CSS3 and jQuery using fallback methods.

    This post includes a handful of brilliant CSS3 animation libraries using transition effects. Many of them are based solely on CSS3 while others utilize a jQuery fallback. You’ll also find a small heap of open source code snippets which implement the same functionality with animated transitions.

    Animisition

    css open source jquery plugin animition

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