The internet is chock full of sites, all clamoring for your attention. Finding the proverbial “cream of the crop” can sometimes be a daunting task. Well no longer, designers everywhere rejoice, this categorized roundup of the very best sites is here to “smash” into your life.
Because adding all of these bookmarks to your browser would take quite some time, we have taken an unprecedented step and provided a downloadable bookmarks file. You can import these links into your browser of choice and enjoy the convenience of having all of these greats sites bookmarked without any of the hassle of bookmarking them yourself.
As one of the premier, free Photoshop tutorial sites, PSD Tuts is a must visit for any designer.
Another great Photoshop tutorial site, famous for its spectacular lighting effects.
Large directory of tutorials with thumbnails.
Large collection of high-quality brushes.
More great brushes.
Yet another site dedicated to Photoshop brushes.
Photoshop Brushes From DeviantArt
Perhaps the best way to obtain brushes, and probably the largest selection.
A nice selection of Illustrator tutorials.
While not always exclusively for Illustrator, this site’s tutorials are fantastic.
Some more great Illustrator tutorials.
Plenty of tutorials to keep you busy.
Nifty illustrator tutorials and tips.
A sister site to Brusheezy, Vecteezy is a great way to get free vectors.
Many, many free fonts.
Loads of great free fonts.
Simply the Best Fonts
Even more fonts.
The leading free stock image site.
Free stock image sharing, no registration required.
Public image reference site.
Image * After
Almost 20k free images available.
Automatically create beautiful palettes.
Site featuring some amazing palettes and colors.
Absolutely amazing site for fetching a color scheme from an image or website.
Color Palette Generator
Another palette from image generator.
Lots of inspiration in little boxes.
Design is Kinky
Cool site with lots of inspiration.
Ads of the World
Be inspired by advertising from around the world.
Great inspiration and voting system.
Beautiful site showcasing other beautiful sites.
More pretty-looking sites.
A premier web design showcase.
Web Design Library
Articles, tutorials, and loads of inspiration.
A new, but amazing site.
Design Magazines & Blogs
Great magazine with loads of in-depth articles and sweet freebies.
A List Apart
For people who make websites.
Features the work of up and coming designers.
An excellent design magazine.
Graphic Arts Online
Loads of industry news and information.
Graphic Define Magazine
Pros share their tips with you.
Many great tutorials and resources, for free.
A great blog for web designers.
Just Creative Design
Free graphic design tips, articles, and resources.
Logo Design Love
For the logo-lover in you.
Accounting for Designers
Let’s face it, no one like to work on accounting when you could be creating.
Popular online accounting service.
Design Bookmarking Sites
User controlled tutorial directory.
The designer’s showcase that you control.
It is pretty much digg for designers.
Another digg for designers.
News, features, and inspiration for designers.
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