Top 84 Photoshop Resource Sites – Toolbox for Designers

This is the ultimate Photoshop Toolbox, it is not a list of random resources, it is a list of the BEST and most resourceful PS sites available.

The list is separated into the following categories: Free PSD Files Sites, Free PS Brushes Sites, PS Tutorials Sites, Free Filters and Plugins Sites, PS Forums, Photoshop Text Effects, PS Cheat Sheets and Free PS E-Books.
The rankings are based upon quality as well as number of outgoing links from this site.

Top 10 Free PSD Files Resource Sites
1. deviantART

Free Photoshop Resources

2. Official PSDs

Free Photoshop Resources

3. Free Photo Clips

Free Photoshop Resources

4. FreePSD.com

Free Photoshop Resources

5. PhotoshopCandy

Free Photoshop Resources

6. Photoshop Cafe

Free Photoshop Resources

7. PSDSpy.com

Free Photoshop Resources

8. PSDProtocol.com

Free Photoshop Resources

9. Alterform PSDs

Free Photoshop Resources

10. The Free Logo Makers

Free Photoshop Resources

Top 10 Photoshop Brushes Resource Sites
1. Brusheezy!

Free Photoshop Resources

2. deviantART

Free Photoshop Resources

3. PS Brushes.net

Free Photoshop Resources

4. FreePhotoshop.com

Free Photoshop Resources

5. Fractured Sanity[Dot]Org

Free Photoshop Resources

6. Bashcorpo

Free Photoshop Resources

7. youthless.net

Free Photoshop Resources

8. Unti My Dying Day

Free Photoshop Resources

9. Arte de Késsia Nina – Brushes

Free Photoshop Resources

10. Free Photoshop brushes

Free Photoshop Resources

Top 10 Photoshop Plugins and Filters Resource Sites
1. Plugins World

Free Photoshop Resources

2. Richard Drosenman

Free Photoshop Resources

3. Cybia

Free Photoshop Resources

4. Photoshop Filters-Filter Factory

Free Photoshop Resources

5. The Plugin Site

Free Photoshop Resources

6. Abobe Photoshop CS4: Plug-ins

Free Photoshop Resources

7. Technotarget.com Free Photoshop Plugins

Free Photoshop Resources

8. Xero Graphics PS Filters

Free Photoshop Resources

9. VanDerLee

Free Photoshop Resources

10. Mehdi PS Plugins

Free Photoshop Resources

Top 20 Photsohop Tutorials Resource Sites
1. PSDTUTS

Free Photoshop Resources

2. Photoshop Roadmap

Free Photoshop Resources

3. Tutorialized

Free Photoshop Resources

4. Photoshop Tutorials.ws

Free Photoshop Resources

5. PhotoshopStar

Free Photoshop Resources

6. Photoshop Lady

Free Photoshop Resources

7. Good-Tutorials

Free Photoshop Resources

8. PS Lover

Free Photoshop Resources

9. Worth1000.com

Free Photoshop Resources

10. Planet Photoshop

Free Photoshop Resources

11. Totorial Kit

Free Photoshop Resources

12. 100 Photoshop Tutorials from 3D Total

Free Photoshop Resources

13. Photoshop 101

Free Photoshop Resources

14. PSHERO.com

Free Photoshop Resources

15. Adobe Tutorialz

Free Photoshop Resources

16. CBT Cafe

Free Photoshop Resources

17. PhotoshopCAFE

Free Photoshop Resources

18. Laurie McCannas – Photoshop Tutorials

Free Photoshop Resources

19. Tutorial Park

Free Photoshop Resources

20. Pegaweb – Photoshop Tutorials

Free Photoshop Resources

Top 10 Photoshop Text Effects Tutorials
1. Grass Text Effect

Alternative Logo Text Effect

2. Hell of Tutorial

Alternative Logo Text Effect

3. Flaming Meteor Effect

Alternative Logo Text Effect

4. 3D Flowery Text

Alternative Logo Text Effect

5. Old School Type

Alternative Logo Text Effect

6. Typography Wallpaper

Alternative Logo Text Effect

7. Dream Design

Alternative Logo Text Effect

8. Recessed Watercolor Typography

Alternative Logo Text Effect

9. Typographic Concept Poster – PSDTUTS

Alternative Logo Text Effect

10. Spray Paint Text

Alternative Logo Text Effect

Top 10 Photoshop Forums

1. PhotoshopForums.com – Unofficial Photoshop Forums »

2. Photoshop Chopz »

3. Team Photoshop Forum »

4. Tutorialized Photoshop Forums »

5. Photoshop Techniques Forums »

6. Adobe Photoshop – User to User Forums »

7. Talk Mania Forum – Photoshop Tutorials »

8. Photoshop Gurus Forum »

9. Photoshop Contest »

10. Photoshop Scripting Community Forum »

7 Free Photoshop Ebooks to Download
1. 25 ESSENTIAL Photoshop Moves

Free Photoshop EbookURL : 25 ESSENTIAL Photoshop Moves Ebook.
Description : This is a collection of tools, tips and tutorials for the novice to the mid leveled Photoshopper.
In the book, the author has picked out 25 key tasks or tools that he would expect an experienced Photoshop user to know. These Photoshop lessons include selection techniques, shortcuts, time-saving tools, montage skills and practical applications of Photoshop. Large illustrations, step-by-step explanations and simple instructions will have you creating Photoshop art like a professional in no time.

2. The Photoshop Anthology: 101 Web Design Tips, Tricks & Techniques

Free Photoshop EbookURL : The Photoshop Anthology free PDF Ebook.
Description : Every web designer who uses Photoshop to produce web graphics needs a copy of this book. Whether you’re relatively inexperienced, or you already have a host of sites in your portfolio, you’ll find countless useful examples, techniques, tips, and tricks that you can apply immediately to your own designs in this book.

3. Worth 1000 Photoshop Tricks

Free Photoshop EbookURL : Worth 1000 Photoshop Tricks (remember and wait 30secs).
Description : This is an amazing collection of 1000 Photoshop tutorials and techniques, honestly 1000! Everyone should have this, from the pro to the novice. Be warned, it will take you a few days to browse the book. Essential.

4. Photoshop Made Easy Free E-Book

Free Photoshop EbookURL : Photoshop Made Easy Free E-Book.
Description : Photoshop Made Easy covers your basic Photoshop needs and mainly specialises in photo editing rather than creation. A handy book for reference all the same.

5. Photoshop Lightroom E-Book

Free Photoshop EbookURL : Photoshop Lightroom E-Book.
Description : Just in case you did not know, Lightroom is an image management application that helps you view, edit, and manage digital photos. This free ebook is an essential read for photographers, it offers great tips and techniques.

6. Official Photoshop CS4 Free Help Ebook

Free Photoshop EbookURL : Official Photoshop CS4 Free Help Ebook.
Description : This 704 page ebook covers absoulty everything about, as you would expect, Photoshop CS4. As far as help files go it is an easy read.

7. Adobe Photoshop CS4 Keyboard Short Cuts PDF

Free Photoshop EbookURL : Adobe Photoshop CS4 Keyboard Short Cuts PDF.
Description : All shortcuts are organized into 4 pages, by menu and alphabetically. A must have download.

Top 7 Photoshop Cheat Sheets
1. Adobe Photoshop CS4 – Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheets

Photoshop Cheat SheetsDownload (Windows) : CS4 – Keyboard Shorcuts Cheat Sheets.
Download (MAC) : CS4 – Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheets.
Description : All keyboard shortcuts organized into four pages, by menu, as well as alphabetically by key.

2. Photoshop CS3 Shortcuts Cheatsheet

Photoshop Cheat SheetsDownload (Windows) : CS3 – Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheets.
Download (MAC) : CS3 – Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheets.
Description : The PDF’s include 4 pages. The first two pages are organized by function in Photoshop. The other two pages show the shortcuts organized alphabetically by keystroke.

3. Photoshop Quick Reference Card

Photoshop Cheat SheetsDownload (Windows) : Photoshop Quick Reference Card.
Download (MAC) : Photoshop Quick Reference Card.
Description : These cheat sheets come from Custom Guide, an amazing free resource site for free reference cards and cheat sheets, covering everything from Word to Photoshop.

4. Photoshop CS2 Shortcuts Cheatsheet

Photoshop Cheat SheetsDownload (Windows) : CS2 – Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheets.
Download (MAC) : CS2 – Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheets.
Description : These PDF’s include 4 pages, the first two pages are organized by function, the last two pages have all the shortcuts organized alphabetically by keystroke.

5. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Cheat Sheets

Photoshop Cheat SheetsDownload (Windows) : Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Cheat Sheets.
Download (MAC) : Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Cheat Sheets.
Description : Photoshop Lightroom is, obviously not Photoshop, but they can work hand in hand. Lightroom is handy software for photographers and this cheat sheet is essential.

6. Photoshop Toolbox Reference

Photoshop Cheat SheetsURL : Photoshop Toolbox Reference Home.
Description : This is not only a keyboard cheatsheet, if you click on each tool you get a small video tutorial describing the function and the basics of that individual tool. You have to bookmark this.

7. Photoshop Toolbox Reference (help) from adobe.com

Photoshop Cheat SheetsURL : Adobe Photoshop CS4 Reference.
Description : You could only visit adobe.com for a full and detailed description of Photoshop. There is a lot of reading to be had, but I would definitely bookmark this site.

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