Design Resources to Spark Your Creativity with Adobe CC

How often do you find yourself in the position where you have a great design in your head and your favourite Adobe application open in front of you, but you are missing a few elements to bring it to fruition and creating them from scratch would simply be too time consuming.

Well, we have some good news for you. We have scoured the world wide web on your behalf to bring you some amazing design resources that you can pull into your projects – and to top it off, these resources are absolutely free.

In fact, if you are just starting out in Design and you don’t have an Adobe Creative Cloud software subscription yet, you can get a free 30 day trial here: https://www.adobe.com/africa/creativecloud/desktop-app.html. Unlike most trials, this trial has absolutely no restrictions. You can use the applications to design to your heart’s content and once you are happy with your, image / illustration / book / video clip / music… whatever, you can save it and keep it. Adobe does not restrict the size of the project, nor do they add watermarks to your finished product.

Once you have checked it out and you’re ready to purchase your own copy, you can get it at this South African Adobe Reseller (unless of course, you are not based in SA.). Simply grab your Creative Cloud product at their online store here: http://learningcurve.co.za/product/creative-cloud/

Moving on to more design resources, here are a few great ones:

  • Design Free Resources:

Here are 3 of the many free apps available on this site, along with the links to download them:

1. Nighty Lite
Enhance your portrait photography workflow with this free toning action for Photoshop. Just use the Photoshop play action button once the action is installed. Nighty Light Photoshop Adobe CCInstallation instructions can be found inside the archive.

Big thanks to Presetrain Co. for providing us this freebie. This is a free version which has limited features. To get more from this action, check out the Pro version, Nighty Photoshop Action Collection, which contains 9 full-featured actions with advanced toning techniques that can be used to enhance your portrait, landscape, fashion, editorial or blog imagery.
Nighty Lite information & download found here: http://freedesignresources.net/free-nighty-lite-photoshop-action/

2. iPhone & iPad Set Mockup
Say hello to this Free iPhone iPad Mockup! Today you can have both of this photo-realistic mockup for free! Available in PSD format and smart layer to help you work quick with just a single click! This mockup can be perfect to showcase your logo design, branding, UI Kit, mobile app, ads and so much more!
Thanks to Estefanía Fernández for sharing this free mockup to all of us today. So, if you like this freebie and find it useful, you may want to check out on her portfolio.
iPhone & iPad Set Mockup information & download found here: http://freedesignresources.net/free-iphone-ipad-mockup/

3. Zest PSD Template for Photography
Zest a free PSD template for photography. This is a new, clean, minimalist and modern UI Kit comes with Home, Menu, Works and Work View pages. You can see how clear and colorful it is! All the pages are fully customizable, available in neatly organized layers for easier works. Get it now and show your true colors!
Thanks to the talented Kina Bayra for this wonderful UI kit. You must be very curious about other projects she worked on, then make sure to have a look on her portfolio!
Zest Free PSD Template for Photography information and download found here:  http://freedesignresources.net/zest-free-psd-template-photography/

  • The video below will give you 9 completely free design resources that you can take advantage of.

  • Another great resource that you will want to visit, to compliment your Adobe creation is Pixeden. They offer free resources that range from Photoshop files and templates to graphics, illustrations, icons, etc. They are a source of abundant creativity and certainly worth the visit.

Waste no time. Head over to these great online resource sites and turn that creative idea into reality.

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