35 Excellent Adobe Fireworks Tutorials

Fireworks doesn’t get as much attention as some of the other products from Adobe, but it is still a valuable resource for many designers. If you’re interested in improving your skills with Fireworks, here are some of the best tutorials available.

Fireworks Tutorials:

Circular Shadows and Highlights

45 Free Sets of Adobe Illustrator Brushes

While there are not as many free brushes available for Illustrator as there are for Photoshop, there are still some excellent, high-quality options. In this post we’ll look at 45 sets of brushes in several different categories.

Abstract Brushes:

35 Free Abstract Illustrator Brushes

50 High-Quality Adobe InDesign Tutorials

Adobe InDesign is a program used for creating print designs like album covers and books. A while back I wrote about some easy tutorials for beginners. But in this showcase I want to share 50 powerful InDesign tutorials which offer a whole lot more complicated solutions. The best part is that you don’t need to be an expert with InDesign to understand it all! Check out the gallery and see if any tutorials appear interesting. With a bit of work you can learn how to design this stuff quickly and effortlessly.

Image Reflection

adobe indesign cs5 image reflection technique

45 Free Calligraphy Fonts for Web Designers

There are so many freebie fonts online that it can be tough choosing exactly what you need. With more options you often feel trapped picking just one solution – so how do you know where to start? I want to present 45 brilliant calligraphy fonts which go perfect in any website layout. Even for basic graphics design or digital branding, these calligraphy fonts offer quite an experience in the realm of beautiful typography.

Calligraphy Unicase

freebie web font calligraphy unicase

40 Awesome and Free Textures to Download

Textures can be some of the most valuable resources in a graphic designer’s arsenal. They can be used to create backgrounds, to add subtle textures to elements within a design, and even to rough up text and give it a grungy, dirty effect.

One of the great things about textures is that no two items are ever quite alike. Although there are thousands of textures out there that are available for purchase or free download, there is always room for other quality textures.

If you’re the type of designer that creates your own textures, from photos or scans, there are always other unique textures available from other designers and photographers that can serve as a complement to the ones you’ve created for yourself. And if you don’t create your own textures, you’re sure to love finding quality sources of textures that you can use.

Here we’ll showcase 40 different texture sets that are not only high quality, but they are also free to download.

Free Vintage Seamless Textures

Free Vintage Seamless Textures

30 Minimalist Web Designs for Your Inspiration

Designers love to see variety in styles from one website to the next. Although large images, extravagant backgrounds, video, and other elements have become much more common as the average user’s connection speed has increased, many designers are still doing an excellent job of keeping things simple. In this post we’ll feature 30 websites that use a minimalist style of design.

Skylar Anderson

Skylar Anderson

Website Navigation Menu Toolbox

When designing a website, one of the most important elements is the navigation. Both in terms of usability and appearance, navigation menus typically will have a significant influence on the outcome of the design. In this post we’ll feature more than 60 tutorials, resources, and items of inspiration that can help in your own design and development work with navigation menus.

Tutorials for Creating Navigation Menus:

If you’re looking to improve your navigation menu or design one for a new site, this collection of tutorials will show you how to accomplish many different types of menus.

Sexy Drop Down Menu with jQuery and CSS

Sexy Drop Down Menu with jQuery and CSS

Win a Free Flash Component from Flashloaded!

Flashloaded has offered to give a free Flash component to three lucky DesignM.ag readers! Best of all, the winners will get to choose from five different popular components.

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