Photoshop, Illustrator FREE or Shareware, or Commercial. But Mostly FREE.

Monster Link Collection.

PC and Mac

Photoshop Illustrator FREE or Shareware, or Commercial. But Mostly FREE. IMPORTANT: I use the term “scripts” to mean: Brushes Vectors Ebooks Fonts GFX Gradients Patterns Plugins Shapes Styles Tutorials filters files utilities backgrounds presets Banner, Flowers, Animal, Design, Colorful, Abstract, Patterns etc.etc.

So if you see “Scripts” that usually means something you can use and download and use (without programming). It’s a catch word for all the things you can use really

If you are looking specifically for ILLUSTRATOR, search the blog by that word and you’ll find a good size collection specifically for Illustrator efforts. Most of the sites listed will have Illustrator and other graphics materials listed somewhere within the links

Also– if you can/want/feel like it, make a donation to the site you download from

I have NO business connection with any of these sites. It’s just part of the list of URL’s I’ve collected for 10 plus years

Also–Some of the sites may be “404” or “not found”. Usually you can get to the home page and go from there by entering the address from the http to the dot com and ignore what’s after the dot com

Keep in mind these are not necessarily NEW. This is on purpose. You can pull a lot of info and ideas from them

(> my annotations after the arrowhead)

http://www.designshard.com/category/freebies/
300+ Free Hi-Res grunge textures you’ve never seen before! Design. >What it says

http://www.easy-tools.net/

http://www.designreviver.com/freebies/
350+ Brushes, Textures, and Fonts: Massive Hand Drawn Roundup | Design Reviver > PHOTOSHOP/ADOBE/OTHER PHOTO PROGRAMS ALL FILES Actions Plugins Brushes Text Textures Scripts

http://www.fmwconcepts.com/imagemagick/index.php
Fred ImageMagick Scripts > HUGH collection of everything a beginner could want.  You Experts, combine some of these filters for original looks. Many downloadable scripts with examples

http://www.photoshop-filters.com/html/amphisoft.htm
Photoshop Filters-AmphiSoft Filters > Retouch method and examples

http://www.tu-torial.com/view_tut.php?id=192

Photo Retouch Retouch Yellow Skin tu-torial.com

http://www.yourcover.com/Most-Blatant-Uses-of-Photoshop-in-Magazines-Ads.jsp
Most Blatant Uses of Photoshop in Magazines Ads – YourCover

http://www.google.com/search?q=retouching+before+and+after
>retouching before and after – Google Search

http://www.briandilg.com/
>retouching examples-illustrates subtle tricks- very good

http://www.psdisasters.com
PhotoshopDisasters > Photoshop various

http://www.ezphotoshop.info/
Ezphotoshop.info   Photoshop Tutorials and Resource > PHOTOSHOP ADOBE OTHER PHOTO PROGRAMS ALL FILES French Language and English

http://www.lightscoop.com
bounce flash for the built in popup flash on Nikon Canon Pentax > Photoshop Tutorials Tips Tricks Sites Art info

http://www.cellbio.duke.edu/faculty/klingensmith/Adobe%20Photoshop%207/Help/help.html
Adobe Photoshop Help > Esoteric material for the cell biology picture taking crowd

http://www.browse.deviantart.com/resources/applications/psactions/?order=9alltime=yes
>Browsing Photoshop Actions on deviantART

http://www.photoshopbrushes.com/brushes/15.htm
Crop Circle Photoshop Brushes > All kinds of brushes

http://www.curvemeister.com/downloads/index.html
Curvemeister Downloads Free CURVES and Tutorials > Excellent site for those who use CURVES in their digital manipulation

http://www.digg.com/design/Photoshop_Create_fake_Crop_Circles
Digg – Photoshop Create fake Crop Circles > Sadly, this site is not showing the crop circle brushes, however there are many other useable ideas for designers. Select the HOME button

http://illustrator.pluginsworld.com/
Directory of plugins for illustrator. >Many

http://www.graphic-identity-tutorial.blogspot.com/2007/10/how-to-install-photoshop-brush-set.html
Graphic Identity Tutorials How to Install Photoshop Brush Set > Tut and links and ideas

http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/01/29/grunge-style-in-modern-web-design/
Grunge Style In Modern Web Design Graphics Smashing Magazine > Tut and downloads

http://www.graphicssoft.about.com/od/photoshop/qt/pluginshortcuts.htm
How to Manage Plug-Ins in Photoshop with Shortcuts > From ABOUT.COM has links and tuts

http://www.arraich.com/ref/aatool_art_hist6.htm
Jay Arraich Photoshop Tips – 7 Art History Brush > Many downloadable things, scripts with examples

http://www.layersmagazine.com/
Layers Magazine – The How-To Magazine for Everything Adobe. >Layers

http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/photo-based-art/2653-actions-photo-art-photoshop-actions-mother-all-collections.html
Photo-Based Art – ACTIONS, Photo-Art Photoshop ACTIONS The Mother of a (…) > Many downloadable Adobe actions, etc. etc., scripts with examples. More

http://www.loadingvault.com/search.php?q=photoshopso=1domain=0p=15t=2
photoshop – Rapidshare files

http://www.images.google.com/images?gbv=1hl=enq=photoshop+actionsstart=20sa=N
photoshop actions – Google Image Search > Search “Illustrator” for Many downloadable scripts with examples

http://www.visual-blast.com/photoshop/124-free-photoshop-actions/
Photoshop actions 124+ Free Photoshop Actions to Boost Your Designs > I particularly like the PANOS actions. Check out his web site. Nice person and approachable by email

http://www.getbrushes.com/
Photoshop Brushes 150+ High Quality Free Photoshop Brushes

http://www.zuberphotographics.com/content/downloads/file-extensions.htm
Photoshop File Extensions > Photoshop various
– Google Search > Organization search for PS tools etc

http://www.google.com/webhp?source=ighl%3Denrlz%3Dq%3Dfind+and+organize+photoshop+pluginsbtnG%3DGoogle+Search#output=search&sclient=psy-ab&q=find+and+organize+photoshop+plugins&oq=find+and+organize+photoshop+plugins&gs_l=hp.12…17297.17297.0.22883.1.1.0.0.0.0.71.71.1.1.0….0…1c..23.psy-ab..1.0.0.XUNSMefyPDo&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_qf.&bvm=bv.49967636,d.dmg&fp=236d0654f508f65e&biw=606&bih=541

http://www.allgraphicdesign.com/graphics/organize_digitalfiles.html
Organizing graphic design files and folders – > How to best organize just about anything. Many of the links are broken , so try just the name ending in dot com. Some of the links are commercial, HP has some material but if you dig into this site you can find a lot of PS and AI material

http://www.photoshopsupport.com/tutorials/jennifer/keyboard-shortcuts.html
Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts PhotoshopSupport.com > Many downloadable scripts with examples

http://www.matrixtraining.com/
Photoshop lighting > Tuts. Commercial site with some examples and videos

http://www.planetphotoshop.com/
Planet Photoshop > Everything PS and AI. Freebees,tuts etc.etc

http://www.russellbrown.com/cool_links.html
Russell Brown. Cool Links > Many downloadable scripts with examples

http://www.sxc.hu/index.phtml
stock.xchng – the leading free stock photography site > Tuts. Many downloadable scripts with examples

http://www.thepluginsite.com/resources/freeps.htm#website
The Plugin Site – Free Photoshop-compatible Plugins > One of my favorites and a must for the beginning (and expert) PS and AI user. (Might fill a Terabyte drive 🙂 )

http://www.thepluginsite.com/products/index.htm
The Plugin Site – Products > Associated with above. Many downloadable scripts with examples

http://www.russellbrown.com/tips_tech.html
The Russell Brown Show > Tuts. Many

http://www.photoshopninja.com/the-ultimate-photoshop-tips/
The very best Photoshop tips tricks » Photoshop Ninja – Expert Photo (…) > Many

http://www.allgraphicdesign.com/graphicsblog/2007/10/08/1000s-of-free-photoshop-plugins-filters-megalist/
1000s of Free Photoshop Plugins Filters MegaList Graphic Design Bl (…) > What it says

http://www.allgraphicdesign.com/graphicsblog/2007/11/19/huge-list-of-adobe-illustrator-plugins-filters-tools/
Huge List of Adobe Illustrator Plugins Filters Tools. > What it says

http://www.downturk.info/design/photoshop/
Photoshop » downTURK Kalite indir – Best downloads > I like this site. Really hokey Eastern European graphics

http://www.thepluginsite.com/products/picopro/tutorials/organizingplugs.htm
Plug in organizer > Tech material about hex, extensions, and working with a plugin organizer. Plugin commander was free for the lite version. No info on current versions but the site has always been responsive to the real internet where free was the normal

http://rsbweb.nih.gov/ij/
Plugins — ImageJ Documentation >
IMAGE J. Great free program. Used mainly by “scientists” and has a science feel to it. I use it and it has a fairly steep learning curve and isn’t as “pretty” as the commercial stuff, but, it has a lot of power and should be looked at if only for it’s “feel” and ideas. Everything about the program starts at this site

http://www.stevesdesktopphotography.com/plugins.htm
Steve Desktop Photography – Plug-Ins – FF Galleries Collections > Commercial and free stuff

http://www.squidoo.com/topfreethings
The 9 Free Things Every Site (or Lens!) Should Do > Search this site (it’s kind of blog site) for PS and AI freebees

http://www.photoshoproadmap.com/Photoshop-blog/
The Photoshop Roadmap Blog > Many downloadable scripts with examples

http://www.thepluginsite.com/download/form.htm
The Plugin Site – Download Center > Form for requesting Downloads and list of free scripts

http://www.thepluginsite.com/resources/freeps.htm
The Plugin Site – Free Photoshop-compatible Plugins

http://www.graphicssoft.about.com/od/pluginmanagement/Managing_and_Installing_Plugins_and_Filters.htm
Tools for Managing your Filter Collection and Tips for Installing Filters… > About dot com tuts and tips. More links

http://www.dir100.com/software/top-80-photoshop-tools-and-resources.html
Top 80 Photoshop Tools and Resources – Top 100 Directory > Retouch method and examples. Lots More Links

http://www.gregapodaca.com/
and
http://www.gregapodaca.com/resources/-portfolio/-prepress/
Before an after Portfolio > MUST SEE. How the professionals process an image. With roll-over ability that shows individual layers piled on one at a time. Great site for learning

http://www.photo-restoration-retouching.com/retouching-before-after/index.html

Links and learning
https://www.google.com/search?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.photo-restoration-retouching.com%2Fretouching-before-after.index.html&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls={moz:distributionID}:{moz:locale}:{moz:official
>Photoshop various Google search. Retouching. Check Glenn Feron’s site

http://www.richardjeffery.com
Category » Discussion « @ Richard Jeffery Photography

http://www.worth1000.com/tutorial.asp?sid=161123
Worth1000.com Photoshop Contests Are you Worthy™ tutorial > Photoshop BEST Archives Individual SITES Photoshop

http://www.adobefamily.blogspot.com/2008_04_18_archive.html
Adobe Family Blog 041808 > Links and information

http://www.alienskin.com/
Alien Skin Software, LLC > Commercial site. A Favorite software of mine. Trials and maybe some free downloads if you search the site and links

http://www.bjphoto.co.uk/
British Journal of Photography – professional photography news, camera (…) > Ideas

http://www.chainstyle.com/index.html
ChainStyle Photoshop Resources > Free downloads, tuts and links

http://www.ephotozine.com/
Digital Camera Reviews and Digital Photography Techniques > Ideas

http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/digital-camera-sensor-size.htm
Digital Camera Sensor Sizes How it Influences Your Photography > Great site. Information on how the sensor size of digital cameras affect the output. Tuts and links

http://www.digitalcameras.com/
digitalcameras.com > commercial site for camera sales

http://www.mehdiplugins.com/english/edgesfx.htm
Edges Fx Plugin – Mehdi – Plugins Photoshop > Free stuff. Lots

http://www.flamingpear.com/index.html
Flaming Pear Software > Ideas and scripts. Some of the examples can be downloadedfree from other sites

http://www.graphicxtras.com/links.htm
Links from the Graphicxtras.com

http://www.photoshopuser.com/
National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) > All kinds of free and commercial Adobe scripts

http://www.omar.radwan.us/
Omar Radwan – Consultant, Designer, Artist, Musician, Photographer, and (…) > I Happen to like Omar. He’s been around a long time on the internet. He’ll respond to questions. Links and ideas

http://www.photo.net/
Photography Digital Camera Reviews, Learn Photography, Photo Galleries (…) > What is says

http://www.autofx.com/dsg/rff/roughcut/roughcut.asp
RoughCut Font Collection > FREE huge collection of fonts

http://www.sitepoint.com/free-pdf-download-the-photoshop-anthology/
Search for photoshop anthology > Free PS book on PDF

http://www.studio7designs.com
STUDIO7DESIGNS Current Trends and Design News Blog » 101 Design resour (…) > Photoshop FREE (???) PlugIns Actions Brushes other Presets

http://www.freephotoshop.com/index.htm
FreePhotoshop – Adobe Photoshop plugins and filters reviews > Now autoFX.com, so less freebut check the site links

http://www.akvis.com/en/photoshop-tips/install-plugins.php
How to install plug-ins in Photoshop > ALL KINDS of links to FREE scripts

http://www.meesoft.logicnet.dk/
MeeSoft > Good effects Free and cheap shareware

http://www.muhteva.com/forum.php
muhteva forum-muhteva.com.eğitim, ödev ve inanç portalı > Photoshop Tutorials Sites Art info. Mystery site. Has some downloads from a foreign site. I don’t know if it’s a warez thing or not. Worth a try. Scroll down to the PS section

http://www.sixrevisions.com/graphics-design/photoshop_text_effect_tutorials/
30 Beautiful Photoshop Text Effect Tutorials – Six Revisions

http://www.creativecloseup.com/30-great-free-paper-backgrounds-and-textures
30 Great Free Paper Backgrounds and Textures > Free Effects

http://www.adobe.com/designcenter/flash/articles/flacs3it_firstflash_pt1.html
Adobe – Design Center Using Flash for the first time. > Adobe Tuts

http://www.free-ebook-download.net/multimedia-book/2038-adobe-photoshop-every-tool-explained.html
Adobe Photoshop – Every Tool Explained – Free PDF Ebooks Download > What is says

http://www.graphicssoft.about.com/od/photoshopactions/Free_Adobe_Photoshop_Actions_and_Scripts_to_Download.htm
Adobe Photoshop Actions and Scripts – Download free actions and scripts

http://www.bluechillies.com/download/34533.html
Download PhotoEchoes 2.0 – PhotoEchoes is a digital Kaleidoscope. > Free downloads, links, scripts

http://www.atncentral.com
> Free ACTIONS. Good site

http://www.sideduck.blogspot.com/2008/03/borders-in-stencil-technique.html
> Free Photoshop – Illustrator Resources, Ebooks, Borders in stencil. Check Home page for more

http://www.photoshopsupport.com/tools/plugins.html
Free Photoshop Plugins – Adobe Photoshop Plugins DIRECTORY Photoshop. > What it says

http://www.allgraphicdesign.com/graphicsblog/2008/05/28/free-photoshop-shapes-downloads-mega-list-of-free-custom-vector-shapes-for-adobe-photoshop-part-i/
Free Photoshop Shapes Downloads – Mega List of Free Custom Vector Shapes

http://www.g4tv.com/screensavers/features/38861/Make_Crop_Circles_in_Photoshop.html
G4 – Feature – Make Crop Circles in Photoshop > If you get this Flash to load making crop circle designs can be interesting. You can use text, pix etc.

http://www.graffitifonts.com/fonts3.shtml
Graffiti Fonts – Graffiti Fonts > Wild Style! Takes me back to my days bombing in the railroad yard. Free Graf fonts

http://www.photoshopneeded.blogspot.com/
Photoshop Needed > Many links.In French. Brushes (somewhat blue)

http://www.tutorialized.com/view/tutorial/Chiseled-Images-Crop-Circles/4220
Photoshop Photo Effects Chiseled Images Crop Circles Tutorial > FREE Tut. This is one of the only “crop circle” type tuts I have found. There’s others, I just haven’t found them

http://www.creativepro.com/article/photoshop-tips-trashing-the-preferences-file
Photoshop Tips Trashing the Preferences File CreativePro.com > Old site but if you want to go retro with your designs…

http://www.mashable.com/2007/08/30/photoshop-toolbox/
PHOTOSHOP TOOLBOX – 80+ Photoshop Tools and Resources > Photoshop various. What is says plus many other script links

http://www.11amdesign.com/faq/index.php?sid=388499lang=enaction=artikelcat=21id=890artlang=en
11amDesign Tutorials and Articles – Add a Realistic Crop Circle To You (…) > Couldn’t get this to load. May be not working

http://www.absolutecross.com/tutorials/photoshop.htm
Absolute cross tutorials > Many effects tuts. Text Effects. Photo Editing & Effects. Tools & Basics

http://www.websitetips.com/graphics/photoshop/brushes/
Adobe Photoshop Brushes, Free Brushes, Photoshop Presets Photoshop CS3 (…) > What it says

http://www.yourphotoshopguide.com/tutorials/bowling-pins/index.php
Bowling Pins – Photoshop Tutorial > How to make a bowling pin. Works for me I’m usually in a alley or gutter anyway 🙂

http://www.vtc.com/modules/products/titleDetails.php?sku=33646affiliate=A337
CHECK THESE CS2 Tutorials > Might want to check for updates. Commercial sites however links can sometimes suprise you.

http://www.graphicssoft.about.com/od/photoshoptroubleshooting/Troubleshooting_and_Solving_Problems_with_Photoshop.htm
Troubleshooting and Solving Problems with Photoshop > Many Help Links. Free

http://www.xaos.sourceforge.net/english.php
> Fractals in real time. Free Fractals…

http://www.sitepoint.com/article/masking-techniques-photoshop
5 Great Background Masking Techniques in Photoshop. > Software Tutorials. Masking is difficult. Tuts here. There are scripts and utilities for masking, however working it in the program is the best way to learn before using the shortcut scripts.

http://www.noupe.com/tutorial/53-killer-photoshop-illustrator-effects-and-tutorials.html
53 Killer Photoshop Illustrator Effects and Tutorials. > What it says

http://www.adobeforums.com/webx/.3c051d7a
Adobe Forums – Many Problems with Photoshop. > Adobe Site

http://www.amarasoftware.com/index.html
Amara Software™ – Flash Player compatible Animation Software > commercial. Inexpensive software. Check current home page for discounts. Some free tuts and links. (long time internet site)

http://www.amazon.com
> FYI. Most all Adobe info is online. If you deep search you will find e-books and PDF’s Free. Amazon and other book sellers let you look at the index. Get your ideas for searches from there

http://www.webdeveloper.com/animations/4thJuly.html
Animated GIF Archive – Animations – 4th_July WebDeveloper.com ® > Animations for days. Many. Links. Check home page for more

http://www.beckhamdigital.co.uk/
Beckham Digital > Good links and Tuts

http://www.ne14design.co.uk/articles/batch_convert_RGB_to_CMYK.htm
color conversion (RGB CMYK Greyscale)

https://www.acrobat.com/createpdf/en/home.html
Create Adobe® PDF Online. > Might work(!?)

http://www.creativepro.com/front/home
creativepro.com, Resources for Creative Professionals > Sign up for FREE. Free stuff. Links

http://www.dezignus.com/disco-ball/
Disco Ball > Free. Who wouldn’t want a free mirror ball? Home page has Links. Many

http://www.freebyte.com/graphicprograms/
Freebyte Guide to…Free Graphics Software, Images, Clipart, etc > FREE. Lots of free scripts

http://www.smashingmagazine.com/
good source Tutorials Smashing Magazine > Search needed by topic. Large site. Lots of variety here

http://www.graphic-identity.blogspot.com/
Graphic Identity» Graphic Design Articles Free Design Box > Illustrator tuts and fonts

http://www.graphics.com/modules.php?name=NSN_Downloads
Graphics.com The shared resource for creative design > Huge link collection to FREE scripts

***Send me the answer to this: How can I draw online and share it real-time with others?

http://www.mediacollege.com/adobe/photoshop/transparent/background.html
How to Create a Transparent Background in Photoshop > Tut. Links. Check Home page for more

http://webdesigninfo.wordpress.com/2007/08/13/how-to-design-in-cmyk-while-in-rgb-mode-in-photoshop/

How to Design in CMYK While in RGB Mode in Photoshop on Technorati > Apparently an Adult content Tutorial (but I didn’t look…)

http://www.mediacollege.com/adobe/photoshop/transparent/matte.html
How to Eliminate the Lines Around a Transparent GIF in Photoshop > Tut. and a good one

http://www.lifehacker.com/346828/suck-less-at-photoshop
How To Suck Less at Photoshop > Many links. Blog by Gina Trapani who is a Professional in the field. (of Adobe, not sucking at Photoshop)

http://www.photoshopsupport.com/tutorials/or/white-teeth-eyes.html
How To Whiten Teeth And Eyes – Retouching Portraits. > Dude, teeth are tough to do right. Good tut

http://www.arraich.com/ps_intro.htm
Jay Arraich’s Photoshop Tips > Links to free things

http://www.graphic-design.com/Photoshop/type_on_circle/
PHOTOSHOP 911 Text on a path or circle > Good TUTs

http://www.techimo.com/forum/showthread.php?t=15711
Photoshop newbie – Tech Support Forums – TechIMO.com > dig here for links to tuts and scripts. Check the homepage search for specifics

http://www.photoshopninja.com/2006/04/making-the-most-of-your-photoshop-scratch-disk/
Photoshop Ninja – Expert Photoshop tips and tricks > ***IMPORTANT. beginners and experts alike don’t understand SCRATCH DISKS! It is important to have this set up properly on your computer. Unless you are a comp hard drive/memory expert or work in some celestial weird zone (cloud) you need a scratch disk. They are not fun, just necessary. READ THIS!

http://www.photoshopsupport.com/index.html
Photoshop Tutorials Adobe Photoshop Plugins > Many links. Scripts. Paid and free

http://www.davrodigital.co.uk/
Photoshop Tutorials videos > Tuts and many links to scripts

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/tutorials/workflow1.shtml
Photoshop Workflow > Good info here about FLOW. Links

http://www.planetpdf.com/enterprise/article.asp?ContentID=6112
Planet PDF – Reducing PDF File Size > Tut on pdf. Good especially if you send your work finished via PDF. Old site. Check for updated info

http://www.photoshopcafe.com/tutorials/diamonds/diamonds.htm
Rap Diamonds, bling in Photoshop > What it says

http://www.forums.cafepress.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/983104/m/573109#graphic-size
> Introduction to designing for material (shirts etc.) Pretty much all here for whatever site you use. Check your commercial printers mechanicals (requirements) before STARTING a design. Trust me on this one, you’ll save a lot of time knowing/working correctly from the start

http://www.dafont.com/theme.php?cat=606
Script Graffiti fonts dafont.com > FREE fonts forever…

http://www.sitepoint.com/
SitePoint New Articles, Fresh Thinking for Web Developers and Designe. > FYI

http://www.snapfiles.com/
SnapFiles – software reviews, download freeware and free trial program > Warez. Might be worth a search

http://www.mix-fx.com/
Software to create Flash Animations – Flash Buttons – Flash Effects > What it says. Free and Paid. Many links

http://www.fuelyourcreativity.com/the-ultimate-photoshop-resource-list-part-3-actions/
The ultimate photoshop resource list part 3 actions. > Free. Scroll down for links to part 1 and 2. Many brushes and patterns and links

http://www.blogof.francescomugnai.com/
The world’s biggest post about Photoshop (PSDs, textures, tutorials. > OK. If they say so…

http://www.varian.net/dreamview/dreamtools/index.html
Varian Dreamview DreamTools Toys > Nice list of free and paid utilities for design. Monitor B/W calibrator (somewhat rare) Links within the different categories

http://www.mcpactions.com/blog/2008/03/17/video-tutorial-how-to-install-and-use-photoshop-actions/
Video Tutorial How to install and use photoshop actions > What it says

http://www.blog.epicedits.com/2008/03/26/your-guide-to-adobe-bridge-importing/
Your Guide to Adobe Bridge Importing

http://www.tutorialblog.org/photoshop-working-with-cmyk-ink-density/#more-2158
Photoshop Working with CMYK Ink Density > Photoshop various. Bridge info. Links

http://www.worth1000.com/
Worth1000.com Photoshop Contests Are you Worthy™ home page > Retouch method and examples Always a good site. Links. Scripts. Ideas. Many

http://www.diet-blog.com/archives/2006/03/26/celebrity_retouching_10_reasons_to_revise_your_reality.php
Celebrity Retouching 10 Reasons to Revise Your Reality > Should be required reading for every schoolgirl. Links. Ideas and how it’s done

http://www.gabrieleponti.com/software/
gabrieleponti.com > Old site but well known. Free software and utilities. Not so much for graphics

***Last but not least for now, one of my favorite sites for demonstration and artistic design (and straight retoughing) is from Glenn Feron. Let the portfolio load and mouse over the finished pictures to see what he had to work with at first.

http://www.glennferon.com/portfolio1/index.html
Glenn Feron – The Art of Retouching > One of my FAVORITE “don’t believe anything you see” sites. Glenn is very approachable and a nice person. He responds to questions. Be certain to mouse over the examples 🙂

CHEERS!

Here’s some additional sites as I find them in my travels:

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MAC everything for photography and Mac computer performance guide. ARTICLES. Review this if you use a mac. Good site.

http://macperformanceguide.com/index_topics.html

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http://www.freevectors.me/75-free-old-paper-texture-designs-for-your-inspiration.html

Background, Banner, Flowers, Animal, Design, Colorful, Abstract, Patterns

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http://www.wtvi.com/teks/ps/

Start here for an overview.  Many, many links and scripts.  OLD site but with a Good collection of basic and advanced links.

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http://www.colorcombos.com/gray-color-schemes.html

What colors work with what other colors. Links and examples.

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http://www.freevector.com/news/free-design-programs/

Vector drawing programs

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http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2011/03/09/useful-photoshop-tips-and-tricks-for-photo-retouching/

http://www.dtelepathy.com/blog/design/50-photoshop-tricks

Keystrokes, tips and speeding up Photoshop (and other programs) with graphic examples.  These are sites you can review as your skills require and your creative ability expands.

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http://www.astutegraphics.com/blog/how-to-create-a-steaming-kettle-using-adobe-illustrator-cs5-and-vectorscribe/#comment-74583

Some advanced ideas and a nice link to Eastern European Vector exhibit

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https://www.adobeexchange.com/resources/8

The new Adobe® Exchange is a Creative Suite extension marketplace. Free and otherwise illustrator and creative suite plug-ins, scripts and other extensions. This lets you search for all manner of Adobe related scripts.

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http://www.psdvault.com/

All kinds of techniques and free scripts.  This is a nice site to page through for ideas on color, composition, font manipulation etc. etc.

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http://www.vectorpack.net/

FREE vector images (many) and PS Brushes (many).

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http://webdesignledger.com/

All kinds of free cheat sheets tools, filters, scripts etc

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http://www.ultimatedesignertoolkit.com/

Free Photoshop and Illustrator. Free Adobe. Lots of Bells and Whistles for free sign-up.

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The HOME page: http://www.graphic-design-employment.com

This list is linked and click-able:

Preparation

Basics

Print Process

Photoshop

Illustrator

InDesign, Quark

PDF Files

Workflow

Web Design

This is a site with tuts.

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http://www.dreaminfinity.com/nocturne/tutorials/

Start at this web address (above) and select the subject from the right side of the page. Click that link. Subjects are listed (below).

Photoshop Tutorials:

Flare Text Effect
Hue and Saturation Control
Layer Blending
Pixelation Effect
Quickmasking
Smart Objects
TV Scanline Effect
Abstraction with Perspective Transform
Smearing Glow Text Effect
Smearing Glow Effect in Abstractions
Futuristic Abstractions
Futuristic Abstractions II
Grunge I
Grunge II
Grunge III
Grunge IV
Photographic Abstraction I
Photographic Abstraction II
Grunge Text Effect Tutorial I (HD VIDEO)
Grunge Text Effect Tutorial II (HD VIDEO)
Grunge Text Effect Tutorial III (HD VIDEO)
Particle Beam Tutorial I (HD VIDEO)
Particle Beam Tutorial II (HD VIDEO)
Particle Beam Tutorial IV (HD VIDEO)
Particle Beam Tutorial III (HD VIDEO)
Photo Retouching Tutorial I (HD VIDEO)
Photo Retouching Tutorial II (HD VIDEO)
Photo Retouching Tutorial III (HD VIDEO)
Case Study //: Blossom Storm
Case Study //: Leviathan
Case Study //: Afterburner Commence
Luxury Gold Text Effect
Advanced Make Up Tutorial

illustrator:

Clipping Mask (updated for CS4)
Dashed Lines (updated for CS4)
Color & Shape Blending Tool (updated for CS4)
Envelope Distort
Global Color Swatches
Placing Images
Rounded Corners
Transform Again (IMPROVED)
Crop Marks (updated for CS4)
Type on a Path
Type Wrap (updated for CS4)
Artboard Tool (CS4+)
Transform Again (HD VIDEO)
Using math calculations in Illustrator (HD VIDEO)
Art Board Tool Tutorial (HD VIDEO)
Angled Guides in Illustrator and more…(HD VIDEO)
Spiral Tool Tutorial (HD VIDEO)
Great Typographic Controls in Illustrator (HD VIDEO)
Getting Illustrator files print ready

Web Design Tutorials

XHTML Basics

This is a good how-to site that uses text lessons.  Recommended for getting some 411 on the topics listed above.

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About Jimmy J.J. James

www.WashingtonDCresearch.com Washington DC Research is donation only. There are no fees, no charges, no hourly rates, none. Free help finding information in DC from Government, Museums etc. NON-ancestry.com family research. Findings are from physical facilities, offices and sites in the DC area. Original sources, writings and unusual facets of a subject or person or location are lost, changed, inaccessible, or simply passed by as computer searches become new electronic repositories. There are however still brick and mortar archives, museums, libraries, monuments and Government locations that contain a fantastic amount of non-electronic surprises. Embassies, Trade Missions, Diplomatic offices are wealth of International information you will not find online. Why am I doing this? I am a retired writer and photographer, a longtime DC resident interested in DC culture and history, and in the knowledge contained in museums, archives, government offices, facilities and other sources of free information that Washington DC has to offer. Not everyone has the opportunity or ability to work in the District of Columbia. Hopefully I can pass on some of this accessible knowledge to you. My research, time and experience are free. If you can afford to, please help keep the site working, donate. Some of the things I do: I can send you original non-copyright photographs of locations, specific places and graphite rubbing of names chiseled into monuments. I can send you interior photos of Art Galleries, building design and anywhere and that allows pictures. I can't tell you your business etc. but I'll try to get you within one degree of the original detail you are looking for. Also, I won't write your school term paper, but if you know of something here you need I'll try to locate it for you.
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