Lid of Blogwell has written a very good intro/primer to the basics of HTML in HTML for Bloggers.  The topic is tackled from the angle of a novice blogger so I am sure many people will find it useful. 

10 Photoshop Techniques You Can’t Work Without has some great productivity tips

As Usual Brusheezy has a number of new free photoshop brushes. 

There is also great slate texture pack from High Resolution Textures 

The Stroke Panel is a good tutorial for anyone starting out with Adobe Illustrator CS3. Published by a new blogger klethegr8 this tutorial is well explained and illustrated with step by step screenshots. The corners of objects and aligning the stroke are two topics that are particularly well covered. Dont let the teen-ish name of klethegr8 put you off it’s a good blog and well worth exloring further.

A new set of free  Decorative Floral Brushes by Pixels & IceCream has been released

Paul W has released 25 Grunge brushes for Photoshop over on Brusheezy

Also on Brusheezy is a bunch of Photoshop brushes created by V Wake that include postage stamps, graphs, diagrams and interesting ephemera

Obsidian Dawn has also released a collection of brushes in the star shapes

Bittbox has published a great tutorial on Complex Circular Design Techniques in Illustrator

VectorTuts has published Seven Helpful Techniques that Every Adobe Illustrator Artist Should Know. These tips by Jonathan are very helpful

Over on Brusheazy thre are some photoshop brushes in the shape of labels free to download

Over on High Resolution textures there are 7 high quality textures of drapery created by Danny C Boyce

Jared Rhizor of Nettuts has written a tutorial on how to Create a Photo Gallery with MooTools The tutorial is well written and covers a complex process. The interface produced allows browsing between thumbnails and the original-size images with ease. However it not dynamic which means all thumbnails are loaded when the gallery loads making it suitable for about 20-30 images only.

Obsidian Dawn has produced some new vector gear brushes for Photoshop

Pixels and Icecream is another 5 free high resolution floral brushes from Brusheezy

This tutorial from up240 teaches you how to create and save for future use Pattern & Swatches in Adobe Illustrator

Also from Bittbox is a Free High-Res Texture Pack: The Anatomy of a *Really* Old Book

Image * After describes itself as a free image collection from which you can use any image or texture from the site to use in your work, either personal or commercial.

Jonathan of Vectortuts.com has written up some great tips in  Seven Helpful Techniques That Every Adobe Illustrator Artist Should Know

Dot Pattern Art Brush in Adobe Illustrator is a illustrated tutorial on creating a brush

Spoongraphics wrote this roundup of free ornamental, floral, swirly and curly graphics on the web

Vector Illustration: 60+ Illustrator Tutorials, Tips and Best Practices is what it says it is. There are some great tutorials in this list and I must admit to not yet checking them all out.

Tutorial Blog has featured Color Manipulation in Illustrator

Over on WebResources depot there is a listing of 64 Beautiful And Free Nature Brush Sets And Vectors

On the DZine Blog there are 27 Best Photoshop Web Layout Design Tutorials to Design Decent Web Layouts

Vectips has published a tutorial on how to create your own brushes in Illustrator

Bittbox has been drawing decorative elements and released two sets of hand drawn ornaments as EPS or SVG files. Also on Bittbox is an Illustrator CS3 tip on how to load brush libraries faster and a tutorial on how to make a grungy paper texture from scratch

Also there are some free acrylic Photoshop brushes from Shoreways

There is a paisley Photoshop brush and a handwriting brush available from brusheezy.com

Stephanie of Obsidian Dawn had released some brushes of Floral Patterns to be used in conjunction with her Flower Vectors Photoshop Brushes set. Also dont miss her Celtic Vector brushes

Vector tuts is anew vector and Illustrator tutorial site

I am always scouting about reading tutorials. In part it is because I teach and like to point students to resources but in part I just enjoy discovering good well written and illustrated tutorials. I recently added TopTut.com to my reader as they constantly dig out good tutorials. They describe themselves as being dedicated to web development and design, but have a look at Photoshop tutorials category and their most popular posts for a bit of reading.

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