Best of the Web for the week of September 13, 2009

Today we are showcasing “Best of the Web”. We have scoured the internet in search of other design driven blogs and websites to showcase what they have to offer for the week of September 13, 2009. There is plenty of great stuff out there such as tutorials, freebies, resources and lots of inspirational pieces. I am confident that your designs will benefit from these hot new finds.

Are you looking to contribute to our design community and possibly be featured in the “Best of the web” section?

Suggest a link to a relevant article, or submit your own! You will help push the design community to much higher levels.

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Ultimate Resource list for Photoshop Brushes

Here at Designrfix, we are always in search of great resources that can help other designers develop their skills. This week we have decided to make a collection of all the best websites that offer Photoshop brushes. These brushes can be downloaded and installed for free. Take advantage of these great sites and let’s start using some of these amazing brushes in our next creations. Enjoy!

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Free PSD Files: Collection of 50+ psd files from around the web

PSD files can be very useful and save you lots of time with your design projects. If you are looking to create certain types of works such as DVD disc layout, iPhone or even photo manipulation, these PSD files are right for you. Today I have assembled 50+ high quality PSD files from around the web. Please feel free to download them. I am confident that these files will save you lots of time in your next graphic designs. As I previously stated in my other post about PSD files titled: Photoshop PSD files: Free files for you to download, it is important that you view the graphic artists licensing terms and agreements before you consider using these PSD files for commercial use.

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Photoshop Tutorials: Compilation of some stunning text effects

If your next design project involves some manipulation of typeface, you do not want to miss this article. I have always found that text effects is one of the coolest things that you can create in Photoshop. In this post I have rounded up some of the best Photoshop text effects tutorials from around the web. Topics like how to create eroded metal text and 3D text shatter effect are just a few of the tutorials that are featured. These Photoshop tutorials will arm you with all the latest techniques to help you in your design creations. So why not check them out so you can show off your latest text effects designs.

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Website Design: Some of the most uniquely designed E-commerce websites

E-commerce sites have come a long way since the pioneering days of amazon.com and dell.com. Today many web designers and programmers are pushing the envelope when it comes to the design of e-commerce websites. There are more creative and unique websites that steer away from your typical e-commerce design. When designed properly, with usability and creativity in mind as well as backed by trusted ecommerce hosting, the website can achieve some amazing things. Here is a collection of some of the most uniquely designed e-commerce sites out there today. Hope you enjoy.

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60+ Desktop wallpapers that will absolutely inspire you

Wallpaper is a fast and easy way to customize your desktop. I usually try to change my desktop wallpaper at least once every two weeks; sometimes even more frequently. When doing so, my computer gets a fresh new look and inspires me to start working on my own design projects. In this post, you will find a collection of 60+ cool and creative wallpapers that will absolutely inspire you. So why not update your wallpaper to one of these ones. enjoy!

For more wallpapers that will inspire, why not view one of my previous post titled: 50+ Beautiful Apple desktop wallpapers.

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Enhance your Apple iPhone with these beautiful free themes

iphone themes free

The iPhone is one of the most popular and powerful mobile phones on the market today. There is no end to what designers have come up with to customize this amazing hand held device. Millions of iPhone users scour the Internet every day in search of ways to personalize and enhance their iPhone. In the last couple of weeks I have been in search for the latest free themes and icon sets available for the iPhone. Having one or many of these amazing new themes will definitely set your iPhone apart from the rest. Start downloading and enhance your Apple iPhone with these beautiful free themes.

Want more customization for your apple iPhone? Check out my previous post titled: Dress up your Apple iPhone with these Gorgeous iPhone skins

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Designer Showcase: Visually stunning artwork by James White

Everywhere I look these days I seem to run into great pieces of artwork from James White. That being said, it is only fitting that I take time to create this post and share with you some of his amazing artwork. James White is a truly gifted and talented designer and artist from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He started drawing as a child and now after many years of experience he has created some of the most visually stunning designs that I have seen in a while. His use of simple shapes and brilliant colors in his artwork is captivating and impressive. With no further introduction, here’s is a collection of some my favorite works by James White. Enjoy!

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Motion Graphics: 40 Most beautiful and creative motion reels

The use of demo reels is one of the best ways for a motion graphic designer to show off their portfolios. Once you set static elements into motion and add cool music, you can accomplish visually stunning animations and special effects that will leave you speechless. When viewing these demo reels, it makes you feel like you are actually traveling through the artist’s portfolio and all their works. Here are 40 of the most beautiful and creative personal and company motion reels that I have found. I hope you guys enjoy this.

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Compilation of High quality premium 3d models

Have you ever been in a situation where a client asks you to create or use some high end 3d models in their web or print projects? If your answer is yes, you know that unless you are a 3d artist or have the ability to design in some 3d software’s such as 3d Studio Max or Maya, it can be difficult to create some of these 3d models. If you search the internet you will find lots of 3d models for free, but instead of focusing on the free models today, I have decided to bring to you some of the best premium high quality 3d models available to you from the web. So if you are looking to use a 3d model in your next project, I am sure you will find one of these brilliantly designed models that will fit your design and budget.

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