Freebie: Distressed Bark Texture Pack

by Steven Snell
on January 15, 2010

in Freebies

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Today we have a free texture pack that includes 5 photos of graffiti/vandalized tree bark. All of the textures are high res and can be used for personal or commercial purposes, but they cannot be sold or re-distributed. You can get any of the textures individually from Flickr (click on the images below).

Distressed Bark Texture 3

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How to Increase the Value of Your Design Services for Clients

by Steven Snell
on January 14, 2010

in Business/Freelance

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Web designers obviously have a lot of competition from all of the freelancers and design agencies that are out there. Potential clients have plenty of designers to choose from, so there is always a need to focus on doing the best work that you can and giving clients a highly-valuable service. Designers who take great care of their clients and get results for them are usually busy and not lacking for work. Their clients will keep coming back to them and word-of-mouth referrals will be common.

In this article we’ll take a look at a number of things that designers can focus on with the intent of giving their clients a more valuable service. If you want to have more projects and clients coming your way or increase your income, these are some areas that you can address.

1. Focus on Results

In order to make your services more valuable to your clients, the best thing to do is focus on getting results for them. Clients will be happy to pay for services that help to make their business more profitable. Results are ultimately more important to a client project than the aesthetics. Take the time to get you know your clients and their customers, and focus on creating a website that will work for them and meet their needs.

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450+ Photoshop Grunge Brushes

by Steven Snell
on January 13, 2010

in Resources

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Today we are going to feature 25 of the best sets of Photoshop brushes for creating grungy designs. You’ll find a variety of different types of brushes that will all help you to give your work a rough, grungy look. If you’re looking for a way to create a grunge-style design, brushes can be an easy, effective solution.

Grungy Texture Brushes (12 brushes)

Grungy Texture Brushes

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225+ Free Adobe Illustrator Patterns

by Steven Snell
on January 12, 2010

in Resources

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Patterns can be extremely helpful for Illustrator users, and there are many good ones that you can download for free. In this post we’ll feature more than 225 repeating patterns that can be downloaded. We’ll start with pattern sets and then we’ll include some individual patterns at the end of the post. As always when you are working with freebies, be sure to check the terms of use or licensing set by the designer.

Pattern Sets:

Organic Patterns (3 patterns)

Organic Patterns

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