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Whiskey

Graphics Designer Resources.

Recommended Posts

Whiskey

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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-tutorials.com/tutorials/photoshop
http://www.photoshopstar.com
http://www.photoshoproadmap.com/Photoshop-tutorials
http://browse.deviantart.com/resources/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.com/freebies/300-vint...otoshop-brushes
http://graphicriver.net(Note, this is a pay site)
http://browse.deviantart.com/resources/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.davidniblack.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/

http://texturemate.com/

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http://www.photoshoproadmap.com/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/1000-great-ps-free-brushes-paulw
http://designm.ag/resources/floral-brushesr-photoshop/
http://sixrevisions.com/photoshop/50-free-...-design-trends/
http://designm.ag/resources/photoshop-texture-brushes/
http://designm.ag/resources/photoshop-space-brushes/
http://myphotoshopbrushes.com/
http://qbrushes.net/objects/10-skull-brushes/
http://www.tutorial9.net/downloads/250-fre...toshop-brushes/
http://www.webresourcesdepot.com/oriental-...erious-designs/
http://elitebydesign.com/75-insane-high-re...toshop-brushes/
http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/11/10...toshop-brushes/
http://www.photoshoproadmap.com/Photoshop-...toshop-brushes/


http://cg-india.com/Top10_free_Photoshop_Plugins.html
http://speckyboy.com/2008/06/05/25-of-the-...resource-sites/
http://tutorialblog.org/free-photoshop-plugins/
http://www.webresourcesdepot.com/free-phot...ins-collection/
http://www.thepluginsite.com/index.html
http://www.redfieldplugins.com/Downloads.htm
http://www.telegraphics.com.au/sw/
http://www.photo-plugins.com/Other-Links/R...ed-plugins.html



http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/10/20...toshop-actions/
http://designreviver.com/freebies/400-time...toshop-actions/
http://www.visual-blast.com/photoshop/124-...toshop-actions/
http://www.angelfire.com/tx4/DragonBallGT/...rz/Filterz.html
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http://www.dafont.com/
http://www.dingbatdepot.com/
http://www.fontface.com/fonts/
http://ch2.fontz.ch/browse/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.com/html/specimens.php









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Whiskey

 

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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.

 

[tableb][b][color=green]GTAF Username[/color][/b][b][color=red]DeviantID[/color][/b][color=blue][b]flickr[/b][/color][b]behance[/b][/tableb]

 

 

 

GTAF Username

 

DeviantID flickr behance
Whiskey GrahamH220 N/A N/A
Ats. AtsV N/A N/A
The Guru MoshGraphy N/A N/A
DneroJohnson DneroJohnson N/A N/A
geomy geomy N/A N/A
Rokas. RokasArts N/A N/A
Pico andyesch N/A N/A
The-King The-GTA-King N/A N/A
Zak. Lotus Jet N/A N/A
Mockage UnknownTA. N/A N/A
MonstaMasha MonstaMasha N/A N/A
GunWrath gwdezigns N/A N/A
Method

 

LulzAllDay N/A N/A
Sorv

 

Sorv-avenger N/A N/A
nic_23

 

VicePorfolio N/A N/A
Stroud458

 

Stroud458 N/A N/A
Diggdydog

 

Diggdydog N/A N/A
fnxrak

 

fnxrak N/A N/A

 

 

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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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bread

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

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Narcis_speed6

Seems like my fail merge deleted the other thread.

but hey, new thread, new start. lol.gif

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blitz
Great, this is up again and working smile.gif

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Robinski

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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Whiskey

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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Whiskey

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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coin-god

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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Whiskey

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

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blitz

VectorTUTS+

 

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

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ang3lward

BUYP~! since im a Art Director~

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KilnerLUFC

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/browse/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.com/html/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-revolution.com/?cat=80

http://lordofdesign.com/category/photoshop-psd-files/

http://photoshopcandy.com/category/free-psds/

http://blogof.francescomugnai.com/2008/08/...-on-deviantart/

http://photoshop-freebies.com/misc/25-cool...or-download.php

http://www.jackrebel.com/category/photoshop-psd-files/

http://max.designwalker.com/graphicdesign/psd/

 

 

Actions:

 

http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/10/20...toshop-actions/

http://designreviver.com/freebies/400-time...toshop-actions/

http://www.visual-blast.com/photoshop/124-...toshop-actions/

http://www.angelfire.com/tx4/DragonBallGT/...rz/Filterz.html

 

Brushes:

 

http://www.photoshoproadmap.com/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/1000-great-ps-free-brushes-paulw

http://designm.ag/resources/floral-brushesr-photoshop/

http://sixrevisions.com/photoshop/50-free-...-design-trends/

http://designm.ag/resources/photoshop-texture-brushes/

http://designm.ag/resources/photoshop-space-brushes/

http://myphotoshopbrushes.com/

http://qbrushes.net/objects/10-skull-brushes/

http://www.tutorial9.net/downloads/250-fre...toshop-brushes/

http://www.webresourcesdepot.com/oriental-...erious-designs/

http://elitebydesign.com/75-insane-high-re...toshop-brushes/

http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/11/10...toshop-brushes/

http://www.photoshoproadmap.com/Photoshop-...toshop-brushes/

 

Plug-Ins:

 

http://cg-india.com/Top10_free_Photoshop_Plugins.html

http://speckyboy.com/2008/06/05/25-of-the-...resource-sites/

http://tutorialblog.org/free-photoshop-plugins/

http://www.webresourcesdepot.com/free-phot...ins-collection/

http://www.thepluginsite.com/index.html

http://www.redfieldplugins.com/Downloads.htm

http://www.telegraphics.com.au/sw/

http://www.photo-plugins.com/Other-Links/R...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.emmaalvarez.com/2008/09/50-fre...ttern-sets.html

http://www.azakers.com/498-photoshop-background-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.texturewarehouse.com/gallery/index.php

http://abduzeedo.com/36-cool-free-textures

http://www.bittbox.com/freebies/free-textu...esday-inaugural

http://www.tutorial9.net/downloads/99-free...metal-textures/

http://webdesignledger.com/freebies/29-mos...e-packs-of-2008

http://www.fuelyourcreativity.com/the-ulti...terns-textures/

http://www.azakers.com/498-photoshop-background-patterns.php

http://www.brusheezy.com/patterns

http://www.allgraphicdesign.com/graphicsbl...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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RaffLicksToads

how do i transfer my pic onto here?

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SmC12

 

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:

 

[img=DIRECT LINK GOES HERE]

 

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Dystopia

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.

 

 

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:

 

 

www.fontsquirrel.com
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GunWrath

 

TBSYLO N/A N/A

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nic_23

 

nic_23

 

VicePorfolio N/A N/A

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Eagles

GunWrath and nic, you both forgot the links. wink.gif

Just add:

Portfolio Name

 

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GunWrath

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

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Barry_3456

This is a good list.

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stroud458

 

Stroud458

 

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There is a link to my deviantART on my username.

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GunWrath

 

TBSYLO N/A N/A

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Brotherhood Crime Family

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

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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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