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Design Resources: Finding What You Need

Design Resources: Finding What You Need

Grant Friedman / ArtBistro

Finding What You Need

There are literally thousands of websites out there that offer design resources. Some of these sites are free, others you will have to pay for. Here is a selection of a few of my favorite design resource sites.

Stock Photography

iStockphoto
Stock Vault
Veer
Reflex Stock
Fotolia
Alamy
Shutterstock
Flickr (free)
Getty Images
Stock.xhng (free)

Stock Vectors

Arsenal
ArtBox7
Mr. Vector
Stock Graphic Designs
iStockphoto
Designious

Free Resource Sites

Brusheezy
Vecteezy
Colorburned
BittBox
Lost And Taken
Media Militia
Pattern Head
deviantART
QBrushes
Brush King
Tutsplus
Vectortuts

Conclusion

Most designers build their arsenals over the course of their entire career. Over time, your design arsenal will become an essential tool in your arsenal. If used properly, your collection of design resources should not only save you time, but also improve the quality of your work. While you should always look towards your arsenal for help when time is short, do your best to use those resources in unique and creative ways.


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