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.

Smashing Magazine ran a texture competition and when announcing the results have said “You can use all textures we present in the gallery for both private and commercial projects for free, without any restrictions whatsoever. ”

Lost/Taken is a high quality free texture site which provides some great images that you can legally use as permission is given to use them in any of your projects, both personal and commercial. The textures that caught my eye and I downloaded for testing were all 3072px x 2048px

Over on Bittbox there is a great Freebie roundup for texture lovers with 12 Places To Download Free Textures


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