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

Vector Guru has produced a tutorial on how to create a Retro styled background using Illustrator

Track 6 Design has published a tutorial on how to create textures in Vector images using Illustrator

Smashing magazine has created a Best of Adobe Illustrator Tutorials list. I have yet to check out all of the tutorials but what I have investigated looks good

Joanna Dacko has an intermediate level video Tutorial which is an Introduction to Smart Objects In Photoshop
This video tutorial from the Adobe Design Center demonstrates How to use the Live trace and Live Paint tools

Another video tutorial which demonstrates how to convert images to PDF using Adobe Photoshop CS3 and then how to protect them using Adobe Acrobat Professional 8

3DTotal has collated a collection of 100 Photoshop tutorials. Pass your cursor over the thumbnails for a full description of what the tutorial covers.

Digital Arts has featured a CS3 tutorial on Exporting Illustrator layouts to Flash

Featured on Designer Today Beatriz Mariniello has written a tutorial on Scaling an object but not its stroke in Adobe Illustrator

Brusheezy has featured 15 Scratch Splat Grunge brushes for Photoshop

Introduction to the photoshop layout is a video tutorial that is ideal for beginners to Photoshop introducing the user interface to those who are new to the program.

Stephanie of Obsidian Dawn has released some lovely Texture brushes hat can be used in Photoshop. They are created to be used as brushes ie actually painted into an image so the assumption is that you enjoy drawing. Its not quite the same a squishing paint about or getting mucky with pastels but almost as much fun! If you are a heavy user of Photoshop’s base texture brushes you will enjoy these.

Ladyvictoire has creates some Script brushes for Photoshop for Brusheezy
Diane Miller has written a tutorial on Changing Colors Selectively in Adobe Photoshop CS3  is a design centered blog that provides links to free icons, brushes and shapes, tutorials, vector graphics, patterns and the like.

Bittbox has released some free vector tree Silhouettes

Brusheezy has pointed to a set of  Branches and Foliage Photoshop brushes

Paul Lasaine has produced a Photoshop Brush Tutorial is a Photoshop resources website, which offer a large collection of free photoshop styles, shapes and gradient presets

Blend Photos With Apply Image is a tutorial that explains how to use the Apply image feature in Photoshop
” Apply Image allows us to blend, or “apply”, a layer and channel from one image with a layer and channel of another image. It’s similar to using layer blend modes to blend layers together in the Layers palette, with the added ability to blend individual channels together as well. This not only gives us much more control over how the images are blended, but also opens up far more creative possibilities and gives us better overall results.”

Russell Proulx has a tutorial on how to create a customized Photoshop Web Photo Gallery using HTML Styles

I also found fractal brushes on

There is also a selection of free Photoshop brushes at

Over on Brusheezy there is free Vector Grunge brushes

This week on Bittbox another free set of vectors this time in the shape of stars

An incredibly useful feature in Photoshop, is the Image Processor as this feature allows you to automatically output multiple copies of an image in different formats. Ben Long has written Get Better Output With Photoshop’s Automate And Scripts Menus, which walks you through automating Photoshop.

This tutorial shows you how to make a simple rollover button in Photoshop.

Tommy Maloney in Top 7 Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts for Productivity highlights his most used Photoshop keyboard shortcuts. This is ideal beginners tutorial.

Matt Davies has posted a tutorial on how to use The Twirl Tool Create Quality Twirls in 3 Steps using Illustrator.

Bittbox has a new Illustrator tutorial online too. Rock-Solid Alignment using Anchor Points It is a good tutorial as I have always used the “Smart Guides” feature to snap objects together.

Bittbox also has another brush making tip in Illustrator using Colorization

Also from Bittbox there are some free vector foliage shapes to download.

Design fruit also has some great  free foliage brushes for Photoshop

Obsidian Dawn has released a set of Special Effects Photoshop brushes as they are made up of various special effects which make them look different as you paint or draw with them. Effects include grungy type effects, overlapping circles, glowing dots, splotches, glitters, etc.
If you are a Photoshop beginner Stephanie Shimerdla has also provided a tutorial for beginners on How to Install Photoshop Brushes

While on the subject of Photoshop brushes I found these grunge brushes over on Brusheeze has also created some more free Photoshop brush sets and textures to download.

The Photoshop Roadmap have published a list of 100 Awesome High Resolution Photoshop Brushes

Adobe has posted a free sample chapter from Adobe CS3 Classroom in a Book  “Lesson 8 – Typographic Design With Photoshop


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