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Posted 03 September 2011 - 05:40 PM Edited by Whiskey, 30 August 2013 - 12:40 PM.

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This topic is for all you Graphics Designers/Photographers out there who are looking for Resources and deviantArt watchers.

For Beginners and Advanced Designers.




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http://psd.tutsplus.com
http://abduzeedo.com
http://photoshoptutorials.ws
http://www.good-tuto...rials/photoshop
http://www.photoshopstar.com
http://www.photoshop...oshop-tutorials
http://browse.devian...urces/tutorials
http://www.tutorial9.net
http://layersmagazine.com
http://www.designshard.com
http://www.blog.spoongraphics.co.uk
http://www.worldofleveldesign.com
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http://photoshoptextures.com
http://designreviver...otoshop-brushes
http://graphicriver.net(Note, this is a pay site)
http://browse.devian...ources/textures
http://cgtextures.com
http://texturez.com
http://4walled.org(NSFW!)
http://wallbase.cc/start (NSFW!)
http://www.officialpsds.com/stocks
http://stockvault.net
http://www.everystockphoto.com
http://imagebase.dav...ck.com/main.php
http://www.imageafter.com/
http://colorburned.com/vector-freebies
http://imgur.com/
http://www.photogen.com/
http://www.stockvault.net/
http://www.everystockphoto.com/
http://www.freepixels.com/
http://www.designpacks.com/
http://www.freephotosbank.com/
http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons/
http://www.morguefile.com/
http://www.digitalbook.it/
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http://www.photoshop...toshop-brushes/
http://inobscuro.com/brushes/
http://fbrushes.com/
http://getbrushes.com/
http://www.designersbrush.com/
http://gfxfever.com/
http://qbrushes.net/
http://www.obsidiandawn.com/
http://www.brushking.eu/
http://www.psbrushes.net/
http://www.brusheezy.com/brushes
http://abduzeedo.com...e-brushes-paulw
http://designm.ag/re...hesr-photoshop/
http://sixrevisions....-design-trends/
http://designm.ag/re...exture-brushes/
http://designm.ag/re...-space-brushes/
http://myphotoshopbrushes.com/
http://qbrushes.net/...-skull-brushes/
http://www.tutorial9...toshop-brushes/
http://www.webresour...erious-designs/
http://elitebydesign...toshop-brushes/
http://www.smashingm...toshop-brushes/
http://www.photoshop...toshop-brushes/


http://cg-india.com/...op_Plugins.html
http://speckyboy.com...resource-sites/
http://tutorialblog....toshop-plugins/
http://www.webresour...ins-collection/
http://www.theplugin....com/index.html
http://www.redfieldp...m/Downloads.htm
http://www.telegraphics.com.au/sw/
http://www.photo-plu...ed-plugins.html



http://www.smashingm...toshop-actions/
http://designreviver...toshop-actions/
http://www.visual-bl...toshop-actions/
http://www.angelfire...rz/Filterz.html

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http://www.dafont.com/
http://www.dingbatdepot.com/
http://www.fontface.com/fonts/
http://ch2.fontz.ch/.../l/pop100/1/50/
http://www.fontasy.de/?lang=en
http://www.showfont.net/
http://www.lotsafonts.com/
http://www.acidfonts.com/
http://www.all-free-fonts.com/
http://www.fontgarden.com/
http://www.fonts101.com/
http://en.fontreactor.com/
http://www.fontvillage.com/
http://fontfiles.com/
http://grungefonts.8m.com/fonts.htm
http://www.abstractfonts.com/
http://simplythebest.net/fonts/
http://www.fontsforflash.com/
http://www.ddfont.com/
http://www.urbanfonts.com/
http://fonts500.com/
http://www.acefreefonts.com/
http://www.1001freefonts.com/
http://www.psyops.co...l/specimens.php











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Posted 03 September 2011 - 05:42 PM Edited by GunWrath, 30 August 2013 - 06:52 PM.


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I will also make a table so you can get your DeviantID up and people can check out your work and add critique and such.

Simply fill out this code.

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[tableb]
[tr]
[td][b][color=green]GTAF Username[/color][/b]
[/td]
[td][b][color=red]DeviantID[/color][/b][/td]
[td][color=blue][b]flickr[/b][/color][/td]
[td][b]behance[/b][/td]
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GTAF Username
DeviantID flickr behance
WhiskeyGrahamH220N/AN/A
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The GuruMoshGraphyN/AN/A
DneroJohnsonDneroJohnsonN/AN/A
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Rokas.RokasArtsN/AN/A
PicoandyeschN/AN/A
The-KingThe-GTA-KingN/AN/A
Zak.Lotus JetN/AN/A
MockageUnknownTA.N/AN/A
MonstaMashaMonstaMashaN/AN/A
GunWrathgwdezignsN/AN/A
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Sorv
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nic_23
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Inspiration is vital to creating any form of art. Graphics Design is no different. Without having an inspired mind your going to be staring at a blank wall.
Here's a small collection of links to get you inspired.

Abduzeedo: Best of The Week

Abduzeedo: Sites of The Week

Abduzeedo: Daily Inspiration

DeviantART: Daily Deviations

DesignFlavr

Behance.net

PSDTuts+ : Inspiration

PSDVault: Inspiration
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Getting started in the graphics design world is a extrememely daunting task. Here's a little guide to get you set up.


Organise.
First of all, which ever image-editing program you decide to use, you should always stock up on resouces as you go along and as you mature your skills. Simply create a 'Resources' folder and you will save so much time and effort trawling the deepest ends of the internet looking for that one texture.

Preferences.
If you decide to use Photoshop, it has many settings available to you. You can change your performance settings and User Interface settings which can change the colour of everything you work with. (E.g your rulers and so on.) You can also change which windows appear, create and save your own layouts and such. Photoshop comes with the default 'Essentials' Layout setting, but you can adjust this to how you like. Once you have your Photoshop tailored to how you want it, you can work at incredible pace, you will know where all your tools are etc. I really reccomend you take the time one day to simply organise yourself, especially if you decide to take a career in design, as having a smooth workflow is key.

Also you should really learn the shortcuts as you will save a vast amount of time if you know all the shortcuts.
Here's a link to a sheet containing the Shortcuts. (Large + Printable)

(⌘ on the shortcuts means CTRL on Windows OS's)

For actually learning the tools of the trade. PSDTuts+ have an excellent series called, 'Photoshop Basix'. This is a series of videos created by Photoshop master Martin Perhiniak. This goes in detail every aspect of Photoshop for a inexperienced beginner. I definitely reccomend going through this series because your skill will flourish.

Also, just start using the links provoided in the thread, most sites have sections for beginners. Just pick which one you like best! If you ever become stuck, please don't hesitate to post in the 'General GFX Discussion Thread' and one of the users will be glad to help.

Keeping all this in mind and investing the time in balancing tutorials and experimenting by yourself, I wish you the best in your journeys of graphics design. Please do add yourself to the list of GTAF artists to get noticed and please be sure to post your latest projects or artworks in the 'General GFX Discussion Thread'. Get involved!


If you have any websites for Tutorials, or any kind of resources please post them here and i will put them in the list, so get out there and get designing! cool.gif

Thanks for taking the time to read the thread.
Regards, Whiskey.

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 05:42 PM

In the Deviant Art section change my name from Drift-Kingz to Mockage, please. smile.gif

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 05:51 PM

Seems like my fail merge deleted the other thread.
but hey, new thread, new start. lol.gif

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 05:58 PM

Great, this is up again and working smile.gif

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 06:01 PM Edited by Robinski, 03 September 2011 - 06:02 PM.

Two good sites if you're looking for hi-res assets (i.e. pictures of stuff) in a multitude or wallpaper sizes are 4walled (not so good) and Wallbase (pretty good, and more user friendly).

To be blunt, they're just wallpaper sites, but they really do have hundreds of thousands of images covering just about everything, and on WB they're pretty well tagged. Wallbase allows you to search for just general hires stuff, so not everything is in portrait, wallpaper resolutions. There's also stuff like searching by general colour of the picture on WB, which is pretty nifty (so you can search for "[specific shade of blue] wallpapers"). Wallbase is pretty much where I get like 90% of general phostop assets from though, it's pretty great.

I will warn you though, both sites are largely #chan scrapers. There is a f*cking sh*t load of NSFW stuff on both . Wallbase has options to filter out both "NSFW" and "Sketchy" (borderline) stuff, so you can browse without fear. You can also filter out by board too, so you can search for just general hi-res images, and filter out all the anime.

E: Thought that needed to be emphasised.

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 06:17 PM

For stocks, I'd recommend these sites.

http://www.officialpsds.com/stocks
http://stockvault.net/
http://www.everystockphoto.com/
http://imagebase.dav...ck.com/main.php

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 06:28 PM

Finally finished. Added an Inspiration section and a small guide to getting started too. Also corrected your names and added all the links provoided. Thanks guys!

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 07:07 PM

Sorry for the bump. Just a few edits.

Fixed various spelling errors and BBcode problems and organised everything into tables. Much more to come, please stay tuned!

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 04:49 AM

http://www.worldofleveldesign.com

Making my life easier when working on 3D Level Design. Has some good info on workflow and stuff, great for a guy that is studing the complete opposite of 3D Art... computer system engeniering.

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 11:22 AM

Thanks for the link, added it into the tutorial section. Cheers man!

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 04:07 PM

Would like to add another great site.
http://www.tutorialking.eu

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 07:33 PM

VectorTUTS+

Although it's more of the illustrator type, it's still very handy for graphic design.

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 05:22 AM

BUYP~! since im a Art Director~

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 06:30 PM

Got a sh*t ton of links last night from a site, so sorry if there are duplicates here, but I'm just opening them all in tabs and copying the URL:

Fonts:

http://www.dafont.com/
http://www.dingbatdepot.com/
http://www.fontface.com/fonts/
http://ch2.fontz.ch/.../l/pop100/1/50/
http://www.fontasy.de/?lang=en
http://www.showfont.net/
http://www.lotsafonts.com/
http://www.acidfonts.com/
http://www.all-free-fonts.com/
http://www.fontgarden.com/
http://www.fonts101.com/
http://en.fontreactor.com/
http://www.fontvillage.com/
http://fontfiles.com/
http://grungefonts.8m.com/fonts.htm
http://www.abstractfonts.com/
http://simplythebest.net/fonts/
http://www.fontsforflash.com/
http://www.ddfont.com/
http://www.urbanfonts.com/
http://fonts500.com/
http://www.acefreefonts.com/
http://www.1001freefonts.com/
http://www.psyops.co...l/specimens.php

PSD Files:

http://www.photoshopfiles.com/ - Requires registration, I believe
http://www.officialpsds.com/ - Brilliant, one I use most
http://www.psgalaxy.com/
http://downloadpsd.com/
http://designers-rev...ion.com/?cat=80
http://lordofdesign....shop-psd-files/
http://photoshopcand...gory/free-psds/
http://blogof.france...-on-deviantart/
http://photoshop-fre...or-download.php
http://www.jackrebel...shop-psd-files/
http://max.designwal...phicdesign/psd/


Actions:

http://www.smashingm...toshop-actions/
http://designreviver...toshop-actions/
http://www.visual-bl...toshop-actions/
http://www.angelfire...rz/Filterz.html

Brushes:

http://www.photoshop...toshop-brushes/
http://inobscuro.com/brushes/
http://fbrushes.com/
http://getbrushes.com/
http://www.designersbrush.com/
http://gfxfever.com/
http://qbrushes.net/
http://www.obsidiandawn.com/
http://www.brushking.eu/
http://www.psbrushes.net/
http://www.brusheezy.com/brushes
http://abduzeedo.com...e-brushes-paulw
http://designm.ag/re...hesr-photoshop/
http://sixrevisions....-design-trends/
http://designm.ag/re...exture-brushes/
http://designm.ag/re...-space-brushes/
http://myphotoshopbrushes.com/
http://qbrushes.net/...-skull-brushes/
http://www.tutorial9...toshop-brushes/
http://www.webresour...erious-designs/
http://elitebydesign...toshop-brushes/
http://www.smashingm...toshop-brushes/
http://www.photoshop...toshop-brushes/

Plug-Ins:

http://cg-india.com/...op_Plugins.html
http://speckyboy.com...resource-sites/
http://tutorialblog....toshop-plugins/
http://www.webresour...ins-collection/
http://www.theplugin....com/index.html
http://www.redfieldp...m/Downloads.htm
http://www.telegraphics.com.au/sw/
http://www.photo-plu...ed-plugins.html

Stock Images & Vectors:

http://www.imageafter.com/
http://colorburned.com/vector-freebies
http://imgur.com/
http://www.photogen.com/
http://wallbase.cc/start/
http://www.stockvault.net/
http://www.everystockphoto.com/
http://www.freepixels.com/
http://www.designpacks.com/
http://www.freephotosbank.com/
http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons/
http://www.sxc.hu/
http://www.morguefile.com/
http://www.digitalbook.it/

Patterns & Shapes:

http://blog.emmaalva...ttern-sets.html
http://www.azakers.c...nd-patterns.php
http://freephotoshoppatterns.com/
http://www.designerpie.com/
http://www.amazingtextures.com/
http://www.textureking.com/
http://www.texturearchive.com/
http://www.mayang.com/textures/
http://grungetextures.com/
http://www.texturewa...llery/index.php
http://abduzeedo.com...l-free-textures
http://www.bittbox.c...esday-inaugural
http://www.tutorial9...metal-textures/
http://webdesignledg...e-packs-of-2008
http://www.fuelyourc...terns-textures/
http://www.azakers.c...nd-patterns.php
http://www.brusheezy.com/patterns
http://www.allgraphi...those-patterns/



Again, apologies if there are duplicate links in the list, but as stated, it was a collection of sites that I found last night, and organised them into separate folders in my bookmarks for what they offer, so the same site may appear in multiple lists.

Also, some of these are just links to other sites.

Have fun, Whiskey. tounge.gif

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 06:24 PM

how do i transfer my pic onto here?

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 06:44 PM

QUOTE (Zero Option @ Monday, Mar 5 2012, 18:24)
how do i transfer my pic onto here?

Upload the picture to an image hosting site, such as imgur and then copy the part called 'Direct Link'.

Go to the forum, and use this code:
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[IMG]DIRECT LINK GOES HERE[/IMG]

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 02:17 AM Edited by Dystopia, 23 June 2012 - 02:25 AM.

Here is a resource I use for REALLY high resolution textures when I don't have any in my own resource bank from local photographers, it's really great and the best website I have found to date for textures, especially if your working with Photoshop A4/A3.

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www.lostandtaken.com


I also think, a great thing to include in this section of the forum is the possibility of Photographer/Desiger collaboration when it comes to things like textures.

As well as that, if you're looking for fonts to use commercially (paid, in which case you can't just download any old font and use it), free and proffesional commercially allowed fonts can be found at:

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www.fontsquirrel.com

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 08:51 AM

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 02:32 PM

GunWrath and nic, you both forgot the links. wink.gif
Just add:
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[url=link]Portfolio Name[/url]

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 04:18 PM

Oops, sigh.gif , I'll have to drop the link later on today, I'm making a new DA account.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 10:48 AM

This is a good list.

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There is a link to my deviantART on my username.

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can some one make me a signature the back round mafia 2 the writing The Brotherhood Crime Family in red thx lol.gif

request in "GFX Requests and Tutorial"Section by making new topic.

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