Whilst designing a beer menu this weekend, I thought I’d try my hand at some single-layer 3D retro text styles. Photoshop CC has added the ability to “stack” layer style fx, meaning you can add multiple drop shadows and other effects to a single layer. Read More
I love using textures in my work. Today I was designing a New Year’s Eve poster and wanted to use a tinfoil texture as the background. I downloaded a couple of free textures and they looked super good, but I figured it couldn’t be too hard to make my own. Read More
Today’s freebie is a guest post by PixelKit, who create premium user interfaces, icons and graphic resources for web designers.
Quite kindly they’ve offered our readers the chance to sample one of their premium icon packs in this superb set of 3D flat style icons. Read More
Quickly and easily add subtle dirt effects to your work with these free high-res grime textures. The General Purpose Grime Textures pack by DesignerCandies contains nine scanned-in grimy textures with varying intensity levels, making them great for both heavy and subtle grime effects. Read More
In my early school days, all the boys in my class would collect, trade and battle small plastic figurines called Crazy Bones. They were sculpted little monsters about the size of a hard boiled sweet, with oversized features and a glossy sparkling surface. Read More
I’m digging stuff up from the vaults with these, but better to be shared than not. These 3D gold object renders were created years ago for another site I was running. They have been sat on my desktop doing nothing for a whole year, so it is about time we put them back into use again! Read More
I was simply messing around in Photoshop yesterday with this. It wasn’t intended as a freebie resource (and probably isn’t good enough to be one), however I figured some may find it useful to dig into. Read More
It has been almost 3 months since a freebie was last posted on DCandies, so we’d better get the ball rolling again!
This pack of designer-candy contains 10 high resolution creased-paper textures. They come with a subtle half tone dot effect and are perfect for adding interesting paper-fold details to your work. Read More
Vintage-retro themes are all the rage right now. Old is the new new.
Working on a project today I needed a set of vintage-looking stamps to be added over a crumpled paper texture. After a bit of browsing around and an hour inside of Photoshop: Stamp-O-Matic is born. Read More