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13 Free Screen Recording Software – Video Screen Capture

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One of the important and must have tool in today’s visual information technology is Screen Recording Software.. or usually called video screen capture. Be it for PC, or for mobile platforms, the needs for screen recording apps in today life style, has made apps developers compete to create the best screen recording software. As the user, what and which screen recorder apps would be the best for our job. To save time, we choose not to test one by one, instead we share some list from trusted sourcing we managed to collect, free screen recording apps.

We put some basic features that normally free screen recorder software offered as standard features; record anything from screen, record voice, speed control, zoom, record webcam, draw on screen, upload to youtube, and video editing as a bonus. This list as continuing our previous series of Free Designers Tools that benefits many readers. If you’ve experience in some of these apps, or others not listed here, kindly share with us, we’d love to hear your feed back.. and maybe share your articles related.




13 Free Screen Recording Software for Desktop [Video Screen Capture]

1.  OBS Studio

OBS Studio free screen recording

OBS Studio is an open source high performance real time video/audio capturing and mixing apps. With unlimited scenes it can be switch between seamlessly via custom transitions. Filters for video sources, intuitive audio mixer with filters, multiple themes available, etc. You can learn how to use obs easily with no additional software. They also provide forum support for fans or users sharing tips and helping beginners. OBS Studio has been rated as most powerful free screen recording software by Techradar.

  • Export Format: FLV (MP4 can also be supported)
  • No Watermark, No Time Limit, No Ads
  • Platform:      

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2.  Icecream Screen Recorder

Icecream free screen recording

Icecream Screen Recorder offers a complete suite of tools and options for professional screen capture with audio. They claimed this app as ‘Swiss Army knife’ among the free screen recorder software for desktop. With Icecream screen recording app you can record webinars, games and Skype videos in HD, on-screen drawing (annotating) while capturing and much more. What we notice about this app, they’re actively updating this app every month as shown in their change log, and sometimes they update it three times a month.. The company is really serious to provide the best for us, don’t you think so..?

  • Export Format: WebM, MP4, AVI, MOV
  • No Watermark, No Time Limit, No Ads
  • Platform:    

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Related post:  Free Stock Photo Sites Designers

 

3.  iSpring Free Cam

iSpring Free Cam free screen recording

iSpring Free Cam is another good desktop screen recording software that provide recording the entire screen, selected area of the screen, or a single window. It also record voice over with mic, record the sounds of your programs and applications or add some background music to your video. iSpring Free Cam offers built-in video editor to help us fine tune the recording such as, deleting unwanted parts, remove background noise, etc. However, it only support for WMV file format output, no webcam supported, but it make it easy for sharing the output video to Youtube with a click..!!

  • Export Format: WMV
  • No Watermark, No Time Limit, No Ads.
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4.  ActivePresenter

ActivePresenter free screen recorder

ActivePresenter is a powerful and feature rich software that not just a screen recording tool, more than that it includes all the tools needed besides record screen, to edit screencast video and create interactive eLearning course as well. For instance, if we want to make eLearning video by making things easily explainable, this app offering a feature to insert interactive elements like quiz building, callouts, voiceover, annotations, graphics etc.

  • Export Format: AVI, FLV, WMV, WebM, MP4
  • No Watermark, No Time Limit, No Ads.
  • Platform:    

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5.  Ezvid

Ezvid free screen recording

Ezvid Video Maker is another HD free screen recording & video editing in one software with user friendly operation. Claimed to be the World’s Easiest Screen Recorder, well you can give it a try. Doesn’t ask for any codecs or other supplementary tools that might distract users, it is compatible with all modern Windows versions (starting from Win XP), so hardware requirements should not be a challenge for any modern day computer with Ezvid Video Maker. Have most of the basic free screen recording features, such as record anything from screen, draw on

  • Export Format: MOV, WMV
  • No Watermark, Time Limit: 45 min, No Ads
  • Platform:  

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6.  Apowersoft – Free Online Screen Recorder

Apowersoft - Free Online Screen Recorder

Apowersoft is one of a good available independent developer that specialised on free audio & video recorder, editor, downloader, converter and mobile transfer. Besides their premium series of audio & video software tools for Windows & Mac, Apowersoft also offers many good freeware series of audio & video tools as well. Among them is Apowersoft Free Online Screen Recorder that runs online, it does not require Java Applet, but you need to install a launcher for the first time using it. You can then record screen online in HD with no time limits, add audio / voice, insert webcam. I’ve personally used it, it’s user friendly and easy to use for beginner. It has common basic features just like other free versions offered, such as annotation features – add colors, shapes, notes, icons, etc. using its toolkit, and also video editor integrated. Upload options offered by Apowersoft – Free Online Screen Recorder are quit extensive, they offer upload to Youtube, Vimeo, Google Drive & Dropbox.

  • No Watermark, No Time Limit, No Ads
  • Export Format: MP4, WMV, AVI, FLV, MPEG, VOB, ASF
  • Platform:    

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7.  DVDVideoSoft – Free Screen Video Recorder

DVD Videosoft - Free Screen Video Recorder

DVDVideoSoft is an independent developer well-known for its free audio & video; converting, editing and downloding software tools. Similar to Apowersoft company that specialised on audio & video software, DVDVideoSoft also provide variety of very good software tools that focused on 100% free softwares series. DVDVideoSoft Free Screen Video Recorder – as the name given, is among the free screen video recording software offered, and it has some good reviews.

  • Export Format: MP4
  • No Watermark, No Time Limit, No Ads
  • Platform:  

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8.  eLecta Live Screen Recorder

eLecta Live Screen Recorder

eLecta Live Screen Recorder is a very simple and straightforward tool that allows you to record your screen activity, for creating instructive materials, to record webcam conversations, etc. The interface only shows 4 buttons; New, Start, Pause & Stop. One of the different feature that this program has is, the ability to saving the file before the start of video recording. Most of the other programs reviewed here saves the file after the capture is completed, understandably due to video editor mode, hence it becomes vulnerable to crash due to large video size, and the whole file might lost.

  • No Watermark, No Time Limit, No Ads
  • Export Format: AVI
  • Platform:  

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9. Debut Video Capture

Debut Video Capture free recording

Debut Video Capture offers quite impressive features, besides recording desktop screens, webcam, it also provide networked camera recording as well. Many settings and configuration can be set, from video effects to task scheduling especially if you wanted to set CCTV recording from network camera. It also one of the free video recording software that offers variety of video output format to choose from. The best thing is, Debut Video Capture is among the smallest for full version download freeware in the list, with only 1.64MB download size (besides ApowerSoft Free Online Screen Recorder’s launcher).

  • No Watermark, No Time Limit, No Ads
  • Export Format: AVI, WMV, FLV, MPG, MP4, MOV, MKV, OGV, WEBM, DV, ASF, 3GP
  • Platform:    

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10.  CamStudio

Camstudio free screen recording

CamStudio is an open source desktop screen recording & streaming video. CamStudio Open Source is able to record all screen and audio activity on your pc and create industry-standard AVI video files and using its built-in SWF Producer can turn those AVIs into lean, mean, bandwidth-friendly Streaming Flash videos (SWFs). This free screen recording app was last update in 2013, and no new updated version since that, if you’re using old system, CamStudio Open Source might be the right choice. Before I forget, don’t get confuse between CamStudio (open source) with Camtasia Studio from TechSmith, the later is a premium (paid) screen recording app.

  • Export Format: AVI, SWF
  • No Watermark, No Time Limit, No Ads
  • Platform:  

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11.  Webinaria

Webinaria free screen recorder

Webinaria is another open source screen recording software, it’s not just free from limitation and free form ads but this desktop screen recorder (is quite old, the lastest version is almost last 10 years), is also suitable for old machine, if you still use Win 98 you can use this.

  • Export Format: AVI to FLV
  • No Watermark, No Time Limit No Ads
  • Platform:  

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12.  Screen2EXE

Screen2EXE free screen recording

Screen2EXE is a good alternative if you’re looking for ‘executable self playing‘ video file, very good for making tutorial for via CD / DVD. Screen2EXE claimed to be the highest compression (smallest ‘video executed’ file size), and support from Win XP up to Win 10. However it has limited to only 1 hour recording for free version. The pro / paid version is name Screen Anytime.

  • Export Format: SWF, FLV, MP4, AVI, EXE (self-playing file)
  • Timelimit: < 1 hour (below 60 min)
  • Platform:  

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13.  Screencast-O-Matic

Screencast-O-Matic free screen recording

Screencast-O-Matic is an online video screen capture, like Apowersoft. It is quit easy and straightforward to use, but the free version has recording time limit to 15 minutes and watermarks in the videos. It has no editing tools and does not support audio / voice recording. You may consider get the pro version at affordable price of $18.

  • Export Format: FLV, AVI, MP4
  • Watermark, Time Limit: 15 min
  • Platform:    

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Extra Free Screen Recording Software

Some other good basic free screen recording software available out there, we can found..

14.  Screen2Avi – Installable & Portable version available, AVI format, last version 2011.

15.  Jing – Timelimit only 5 min, (TechSmith company), Win & Mac Platform.

16.  Rylstim Screen Recorder – light application for instant recording, but download size is 12+MB, last version 2015

17.  JScreenRecorder – Java based, MP4 format, last version 2015

18.  Screenr – was retired since 2015, because it based on Java RE that Chrome no longer support.

 

Please share with us your selection of free screen recording if you have any other alternatives, we like to hear your opinion and would like to add in here.

 

Free Stock Photo

Free Stock Photo Sites For Designers

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Previously we published Free Designer Tools Online – Website Builder for designer, freelancer, photographer, etc. Today we continue the same topic, designers online freebies, but now specifically for Free Stock Photo Sites For Designers shared by photographers, designers & artists. They’re free to use personally and commercially, so far there are no restrictions, except the copyright used are under creative commons. You might also try reverse image search if you have the sample image and need to find the better copy.



13 Free Stock Photo Sites for Designers

Okay here are some rare photographer’s Stock Photo sites who share quite high quality, creative images and best of all, no copyright restriction as others. What they only ask from you as to support their efforts, if you don’t mind is to provide an attribution for the image you use. Come on lets support them as alternative Free Stock Photo Sites For Designers by share their sites, Like their fb pages, Retweet their tweets, ♥ their Insta, etc.

1. FancyCrave

fancycrave.com


2. Death To The Stock Photo

deathtothestockphoto.com


3. Pexels

www.pexels.com


4. Little Visuals

littlevisuals.co


5. Life of Pix

www.lifeofpix.com


6. StockSnap

www.stocksnap.io


7. Unsplash

www.unsplash.com


8. Pic Jumbo

picjumbo.com


9. Gratisography

www.gratisography.com


10. SplitShire

www.splitshire.com


11. Startup Stock Photos

startupstockphotos.com


12. FreeImages

www.freeimages.com


13. FreeImages UK


www.freeimages.co.uk

 


update..

50+ More Free Stock Photo Sites

    1. All Free Download

      one of the most popular free stock images – background, wallpaper, vector graphic as well
      ..

    2. Magdeleine

      another free stock photo website
      ..

    3. pixabay

      site in Portuguese, need to register to download the photos
      ..

    4. 9 × 13 glänzend

      photos with Creative Commons license that can be used for any purpose
      ..

    5. Bajstock

      great gallery with thousands of free images
      ..

    6. ARS

      high resolution images gallery and public domain
      ..

    7. The Digital Dreamer

      over 1000 images 100% free
      ..

    8. IM Creator

      collection of free (images for) web design resources, all for commercial use, yeay! :)
      ..

    9. Amygdela’s atmosphere

      picture gallery with free pictures
      ..

    10. tinypic

      though they give tiny & low quality images, they have many categories and have gif images too

    11. openphoto.net – photos for artists, developers, teachers and students
    12. stockvault.net – community with more than 3,000 shared photos. Does not allow commercial use
    13. unprofound.com – free photos for any use except redistribution.
    14. FreeFoto – more than 100,000 free images. It is necessary to give assignments to the author.
    15. Big Picture – free photo gallery for any type of use
    16. stockfreeimages.com – more than 1 million photos and illustrations free.
    17. rgbstock.com – one of the best free high quality sites.
    18. photl.com – 10Mb limit per day
    19. freephotosbank.com – photos and images provided by various photographers.
    20. imageafter.com – free images, but with a lot of advertising for paid pictures
    21. freerangestock.com – community for photographers registration required
    22. freedigitalphotos.net – only images with lower resolution are free
    23. morguefile.com – community that allows commercial use of some pictures.
    24. Dns Digital Photography – stock of free images. Requires Registration.
    25. dreamstime.com – free and paid images.
    26. public-domain-photos.com – public domain photos that allows commercial use
    27. Public Domain Stock Photos – Free photos of public domain
    28. cepolina.com – hosts more than 20,000 photos in various categories.
    29. facegfx.com – images, graphics, vectors, icons, templates, PSD files, etc.
    30. photorack.net – free images for download in several categories
    31. photogen.com – allows commercial use and does not require registration
    32. toasto.com – photos of just a photographer
    33. unsplash.com – small amount of high-quality images
    34. littlevisuals.co – small amount of high-quality images
    35. stockarch.com – allows commercial use – high quality images
    36. stockmedia.cc – allows commercial use – high quality images – requires registration
    37. freephotobank.org – allows commercial use
    38. Fotobank – Image bank with paid and free photos.
    39. alegriphotos.com – allows commercial use – high resolution images
    40. bigstockphoto.com – Free photo gallery of medium resolution – allows commercial use – good for blogs.
    41. hooverstock.com – various types of free images
    42. turbophoto.com – over 2000 free high quality images.
    43. pdphoto.org – database of public domain images
    44. pixelgalerie.com – small bank of high-quality images
    45. aarinfreephoto.com – small bench Free images
    46. imagebase.net – great free images in 6 categories
    47. freewebphoto.com – great photos in medium resolution in the free version
    48. abstractinfluence.com – hundreds of free photos in various categories
    49. sunipix.com – more than 15,000 images for personal or commercial use
    50. Burning Well – small photo gallery of high resolution
    51. Studio25 – stock of free images. See the usage restrictions available for each photo
    52. Twice Pix – photos with Creative Commons BY-SA
    53. Yellowstone Digital Slide File

 

Conclusion on Free Stock Photo Sites

There are many more free stock photo sites for designers we can search out there, I believe new stock photo sites may appear every years, numbers of people sharing freebies increased of the decades, so do with photographers. Or if you are a photographer, mind share with us your photo site..? If you find some other good Free Stock Photo sites, please share with us :)

Web builder

Free Designer Tools Online – Website Builder

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Free Designer Tools Online - Web builder

Free Designer Tools Online:

11 Free Website Builder

Free Website Builders will be our featured topic for the Free Designer Tools Online. Website Builder is the easiest, hassle free ways in building professional looking website. Website Builder usually is an online tool, so consider you will do the job with internet connection. Created for non special skill persons to get modern website in a few minutes with the principle of What You See Is What You Get – WYSIWYG web builder that features standard drag & drop method with the latest html5 editor allowing (non coding) designers or even anybody to develop a website. No programming, html, coding, or Photoshop needed.




Fetured here are some of the top free website builders based on the these criteria;

templates design available
drag & drop
usability
responsive or apps supported
SEO friendly
no trial limitation

So what you can do with this Website Builder as one of free designer tools online..? Well, you can start your own professional looking website, or..

  • add a new web design services for your clients, or
  • start an online store for your clients, or
  • create your own online store to sell your artworks / products online, or
  • make your own designs portfolio website in just a few minutes..

or perhaps this will be your startup for your new skills or knowledge as graphic or visual designer into website development, start to ‘read & write’ <coding>. What else, you will need your brand.. a domain name.

1. WIX

Wix

  • 500MB storage
  • 1GB bandwidth
  • fully customise from designer’s template
  • built-in Google Analytics
  • free hosting


2. Website Builder

Website Builder

  • 50MB storage
  • free email
  • 10,000 templates
  • image library
  • eCommerce


3. Im Creator

ImCreator

  • 50MB storage
  • own domain supported
  • eCommerce
  • no Ads


4. Site Builder

Site Builder

  • free domain
  • free email
  • 10,000 templates
  • eCommerce


5. Weebly

Weebly

  • 500MB storage
  • sub domain name
  • no limitation hosting
  • unlimited pages
  • basic online store (with 3% transaction fee)


6. Sitey

Sitey

  • 50MB storage
  • 5MB file upload
  • 1GB bandwidth
  • free hosting
  • 100+ professional templates
  • image library

Related article: E Commerce Systems Comparison

 


7. Jimdo

Jimdo

  • 500MB storage
  • password protected area
  • online store (no transaction fee), 5 items max
  • iOS & Android apps


8. WebStarts

WebStarts

  • 5 page max
  • 1GB cloud storage
  • 1GB bandwidth


9. Webnode

Webnode

  • 1GB bandwidth
  • 100MB for personal website
  • 10MB for online store
  • own domain name supported
  • statistic & widgets supported
  • no ads


10. Yola

Yola

  • 1GB storage
  • 1GB bandwidth
  • 3 pages


11. WordPress.com

Wordpress

  • 3GB storage
  • unlimited bandwidth
  • unlimited pages
  • designed for static website & blog system
  • themes (but limited)
  • statistics


update june 2017

We are glad to add here a good review made by one of our new online friend – Best Website Builders Reviewed

You may find some more info with focused on affordable price offered for website builder on onblastblog. They also provide clean & nice infographic about Top Website Builder for easy reading and comparison you may take a look.. click on the image above. Thanks to Matt Banner for the great review.

There’re actually a lot more website builders out there, you will find many or new names and new features, but generally they offer the same functions and besides free version, they also provide paid services as well. So as free version, you cannot expect more, just compare which offer the best that suit your needs, ask your self for what purpose you wanna use it. If you getting familiar with it, then later you can start invest with the paid service and add it inline with your design services to diversify your business.

Designer’s Games & Designer’s eBooks

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Looking for some good resources for sharing with you guys, here we found some interesting designer’s games & designer’s ebooks you can download for free. The designer’s games created to challenge or to test our design skills and to know our limits in specific skills, try it out. Also we share below are some more free designer’s ebooks collections, as add on of some free designer’s ebooks that we had shared previously..

 

Games for Designers

Here are some designers games collection created by designers for designers just to test our skills on colors, illustrations, etc.

Eye Test

Eye Test Color

Eye Test is to test your color vision limits and see how far can you go. Mine is 35 points with robot level, and it says ‘Your color vision and survival skills are incredible. You can recognize a mosquito from miles away’.. lol ☺

 

The Bezier Game

The Bezier Game

The Bezier Game is a Pen Tool illustration test game. The game teach us how to minimize the use of anchor points and how to draw curve lines perfectly in a drawing. If you wanna be expert in using Pen Tool especially for drawing using Illustrator, try the game to learn how the expert use the Pen Tool professionally..

 

Shape

Shape

Shape is an another creative app (game) in sharpening Pen Tool skills for designers in using Illustrator or any vector graphic apps. Shape is created specifically for perfecting letter’s shape, in other words, if you have to trace back some letters in your design works (in case of you couldn’t find the right fonts), then this game might helps you to draw as perfect letters as possible. Tips – use Shift (keyboard) to maintain vertical or horizontal axis while drag..

There are many more creative games for designers you can look at Games for Designers.

 

EBook for Designers

Here are some more designers eBook collections free to download.

Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign – Help & Tutorials



Photoshop CC free eBook here is an official Photoshop help & tutorials by Adobe in PDF format. This CC version contained more than 800 pages. You can also find previous versions of Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign eBook below.

Download Photoshop CC Help | Previous Photoshop version

Download Illustrator CC Help | Previous Illustrator version

Download InDesign CC Help | Previous InDesign version

Pixel Perfect Precision – Photoshop and Digital Design

Download Pixel Perfect Precision

Dreamweaver CC Basics

Dreamweaver is one of the most popular web building using WYSIWYG editor for developing fundamental website to high end. Originally created by Macromedia then was acquired by Adobe Systems in 2005. Thanks to Adobe for continuing the development of this great app, and here is the free eBook of Dreamweaver CC for Basics.

Download Dreamweaver CC Basics

Acrobat X Pro & Acrobat XI Pro

One of the useful publishing tool from Adobe, besides Illustrator, Photoshop & InDesign is Adobe Acrobat. The newest version for desktop is Acrobat XI (ver. 11) for desktop version, but the latest version is newly introduce – Acrobat DC. Anyway here are the eBook of Acrobat X & Acrobat XI.

Download Adobe Acrobat X  |  Download Adobe Acrobat XI

Open Source Vector Editor

Method Draw is an open source online vector graphic editor. A very basic vector tool that support SVG files and also can save your drawing to PNG format.

If you have any interesting related designs, vector, etc. to share with us, we are happy to see and try it, please share it ;)

Adobe Design Book

Adobe Design eBooks, iOS 8 & Android Vector UI Kits

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As 2014 approaching its end, we would like to share some of selected freebies recently released and have been around on the internet, from mobile UI vector files to Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign tutorial ebooks free download.

iOS 8 Vector UI Kit

iOS 8 Vector UI Kit
iOS 8 Vector UI Kit – Spotlight & Phone

iOS 8 is the eighth major release of the iOS mobile operating system, the latest release (so far) by Apple Inc. which was used in their latest iPhone 6 series. And here we share the free iOS 8 Vector UI kits for iPhones and iPads, if you’re looking for these for your UI, App or design works. The file is in Adobe Illustrator format (support Ai CC and newer), just make sure to you have the fonts.

  • Format: Ai in zip
  • Font used: Helvetica Neue series (Ultra Light, Light, Thin, Medium, Bold) & DIN Alternative
  • Release date: 17 Sept 2014
  • via Mercury

Download

Android 5 UI Kits

Official Google Design

Android latest release is Android 5.0 named Lollipop or Android L, and Google was released their official material design elements that they separate it in 2 categories. First one they call it Sticker Sheets and second one are the System Icons. If your’re serious Android app’s developer or UI designer, you gonna have these:

1.  Component Sticker Sheets

The Sticker Sheets include all the components that make up the Android operating system layouts, including light and dark symbols for status bars, app bars, bottom toolbars, cards, dropdown menus, search field, dividers, side navs, dialogs, floating action buttons, etc. The files are quite big, and there are 3 formats available:

Format:

  • PSD (237.74 MB)
  • Ai (189.09 MB)
  • Sketch (6.67 MB)

Download

2.  System Icons

And this is the system icon kits, approx. 750 icons in SVG (vector) format to complete the components above.

Format in zip:

  • SVG & PNG (57.40 MB)

Download

via Google Design

 

Illustrator Android Material Interface Kit (3rd party)

 

If you just need the basic interface elements and layouts, some screens adapted for Material Design and some advanced elements from Android UI Design Kit for Photoshop 4.4 (the Nexus 5 version Kitkat 4.4), download this smaller file size in Ai format – Illustrator Android Material Interface Kit by an Android, iOS, WP UX/UI designer:

  • Format & files: Ai, PNG, Fonts, Coloring themes
  • Realease date: 20 July 2014
  • via Jasa Z

Download

Free Photoshop CC Tutorial eBook


Photoshop CC Tutorial eBook

I still remember the first version of Photoshop I used is Photoshop 4.0 some time in 1990’s on Win 95 (if I’m not mistaken), after my transition from manual drawing to digital (including Autodesk AutoCAD R13). Since then I see the demand in Photoshop knowledge specifically, is getting increase till today. And here, I believe many beginners are looking for fast Photoshop skills, besides streaming via youtube, an ebook will be a great offline tutorials and fast reference for user. This is a free crash course of Adobe Photoshop CC tutorial by Designzzz and they claim beginners can learn Photoshop tutorial in just 30 minutes.. ok, that’s damn fast for a newbie ;)

  • Format: PDF (eBook)
  • Pages: 61
  • Size: 12 MB
  • via Designzzz

Download

Adobe Design Basic Book

Want some more..? How about this 3 in 1 Adobe Design eBooks, which includes not just Photoshop, also Illustrator and InDesign too.. sounds great..? And this is from Adobe Education Exchange, where registered users sharing their educational files and resources.. and its free, just sign in to grab. Thanks to Thomas Payne.

Adobe Design Basic free ebook

Adobe Design Basic CC

  • Release: 6 Feb 2014
  • Format: PDF (eBook)
  • Pages: 202
  • Size: 4.31 MB

Download

Note:

  • If your browser alerts you with a Security warning, or Certificate issue, or Privacy error, just choose proceed to edex.adobe.com i don’t know why firefox & chrome alerts me with this (Adobe Education Exchange) site.
  • After you’ve sign in and downloaded the file, in some cases (i.e you use firefox to download it), the file downloaded ‘without extension’ (unknown file), so just rename the file, any name with extension .pdf (dot PDF) at the end of the name, and the file will be back to PDF ebook format.

If you don’t have the latest Adobe CC apps and wanted the previous version of tutorial ebooks for your older Adobe CS6 or CS5 or CS4, you can download the previous release of Adobe Design Suite Basics CS5-CS6 version that suitable for CS6 to CS4.

Adobe Design Basic CS5 – CS6

  • Release: 1 Oct 2012
  • Format: PDF (eBook)
  • Pages: 194
  • Size: 4.71 MB

Download

Hope these sharing may benefits some of us. And I personally (hopefully, if God will), will release an Illustrator CC eBook for beginners, targeted for easy to use and understand for beginners.. perhaps in local language, Bahasa (and english too).. please pray for me to make it happen ☺

Illustrator Alternative, Imagined by Designers

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Today we will share an another new designer’s chosen vector and design apps that have been talked about since couple of months ago in social medias. Many designers have tried the free beta version with positive feedback and soon it will be launching the official version.

Affinity Designer


Vector Art & Design for Mac

Perhaps some of you have been already knowing about this Affinity Designer and so far 30,000+ downloads has been recorded according to their statistic. This new designer’s app which still in beta, has been test drive by designers and they express it being fast, easier and better than the popular Illustrator and Photoshop by Adobe, according to some reviews we read on twitter & facebook.

Affinity Designer Tools
The vector tools & raster tools

What catch our interest to share this app in here are some opinions say that Affinity Designer is a real Illustrator alternative, or Illustrator + Photoshop, in one.. Vector + Raster graphic app. Imagine every time you work on Illustrator (vector drawing), and Photoshop (image editing) running at the same time, save and switching windows, back again. With Affinity Designer, its smart persona with just a click to change from vector workspace to raster workspace, on the same document.. it fast, easier & works smart.

“Imagined by designers, created for Mac”

Affinity for Mac

 

Owned by Serif, a designers apps company who creates DrawPlus (vector drawing editor), PagePlus (desktop publisher), PhotoPlus (photo editor), WebPlus (html editor) and many more. Now they creates Affinity for Mac a new professional vector editor + raster editor in one package. They claim to gives you as designers, exactly what you need for the highest quality artwork, photos and designs – accurate, high quality tools in fast, innovative, reliable apps with flair.

“Vector drawing + Raster illustration”

“A million per cent Zoom”

Pro

Some good points we can share in here are (they’re many), Pan and Zoom at 60 fps, a million percent zoom, transform objects in correct z-order, real-time adjustments or applying effects, always see live previews of brushes or tools. Whether it’s a 100 megapixel image or the most complex vector drawing with thousands of curves, it’s still the same and never runs out of memory.. which may happened to you, system freeze unexpectedly or error message occurred before you save your design works, didn’t you..?

File format supported includes standard image formats, Adobe Illustrator (AI), Adobe Photoshop (PSD), PDF, EPS, SVG, Adobe and Macromedia FreeHand (FH) as well, good point for FreeHand users.

PSD Ai PDF supported
file formats supported
File formats supported

Con

Unfortunately, its only created for Mac, with minimum requirement start with OS 10.7 and no news for other platform so far. Windows user may hope Serif will release for Win version, or stick with Adobe CC, or Inkscape as Illustrator alternative.. see our previous post about Vector Graphic Editor.

Currently Affinity Designer beta is free to download and they will launch Affinity Designer on this coming Thursday, 2nd October 2014, with the first week, until 9th Oct. at 20% discount, the discounted price will be $39.99 (no, this is not advertisement). Are you comparing the price with Adobe Illustrator CC or Adobe Photoshop CC, which is $19.99 per month (x 12 month) = $239.88 a year for a single app (x 2 for both app, Ai & Ps)..? ☺

 

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World Cup 2014 Jersey Vector

World Cup 2014 Vector Logo, Mascot, Teams Jersey

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updated

World Cup is back again after last season in South Africa, and for this year, Brasil 2014, we’re looking for the (designs of) free download of the World Cup 2014 Vector Logo, Mascot, Teams Jersey and Official Ball name Brazuca.

World Cup 2014 Teams Jersey

World Cup 2014 Jersey Vector
WorldCup 2014 Jersey Vector

These are one of the 32 Teams Jersey designs set in vector format available for free download, made by KevLag, student from France.

  • Download from Source: Dribbble
  • Format: SVG (32 files)


Adidas Brazuca Ball

The official World Cup 2014 ball is Adidas Brazuka. The name was selected by public vote organised by local committee of Brasil and Adidas in 2012.

“The informal term ‘brazuca’ is used by Brazilians to describe national pride in the Brazilian way of life.” – FIFA

An artist illustration of Brazuka ball.

FIFA World Cup Poster Designs

This year we can see FIFA showing almost all of the World Cup Poster designs since 1930 before the first World War I.

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Note: 1942 – 1946 not available, we stuck in World War II.

  • Via: FIFA World Cup Timeline

 

Credit to: FIFA – owner of the World Cup and all of their registered and trademark properties.
Note: All FIFA images and file download links which are the property of FIFA was removed.

Kuala Lumpur infographic

Malaysia Landmark Vector

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We have seen many inspiring vector design ideas from all over the net, be it icon designs, logo, to web design and many other vector style illustration arts and designs. Here we would like to share some inspiring vector based illustration projects made (some by Malaysian) for Malaysia landmark vector.. and be inspired :)

 

Malaysian Landmark Vector

These are among famous Malaysian landmarks around the country beautifully illustrated by Valen Lim.

Perdana Putra, Putrajaya
Perdana Putra, Putrajaya
Muzium Negeri Sembilan
Negeri Sembilan State Museum
Traditional George Town Shophouse, Penang
Malaysian graphic elements
Malaysian graphic elements vector
The result – Malaysian identiti for GDayX Malaysia 2013

You can view the rest of his project here


#HeyPenang

A designer from Penang, Malaysia, ZacharyKhoo with his self initiated student project to promote tourism campaign for the Pearl of The Orient, Penang Island, Malaysia titled Hashtag Hey Penang.

Penang Flag vector
Penang Flag
Penang landmark vector
#HeyPenang landmarks vector
Penang Island graphical landmark
Penang Island with landmark illustration

Like it..? go to their facebook page and  it :)

 

Kuala Lumpur Tourist Guide Infographic

“No wonder why it’s the most visited city in the world! 6th”

A project by Jing Zhang a London based designer for to create an infographic for popular spots in K.L. for Turkish Airlines.

Kuala Lumpur Tourist Guide

See more at her website and be inspired with her style of vector illustrations..

 

Kuala Lumpur Shape of City

last but not least, nice illustrations style titled Shapes of Cities by another London based designer Yoni Alter.. and one thing that make his artwork unique is, (not just the simplicity style, but) he claimed that his illustrations are accurate to scale – think architecture..

Kuala Lumpur vector
Shape of Kuala Lumpur City

Lets view all the cities in his website..

 

Do you have any to recommend for Malaysian landmarks or any cities, attractive places, islands or any local elements in vector style graphic, design or art..? We are happy to add in here ;)

low poly mask template

Free Vector, Font Editor, Box Template & Mask

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Latest additions in vector related designs that catch our attention these few days and some from previous year are a few quite simple, useful and free design tools from online vector editor, animated SVG icons, font editor for newbie font designer, detect web font tool, print design freebies, box template and low poly mask.

Vector

Mondrian

SVG editor

This is another open source simple SVG vector editor, as an addition to our previously posted Vector Graphic Editor lists.

  • open SVG (only) files from URL & pc
  • connect to Dropbox
  • download as SVG & PNG

Animated SVG Icons

SVG icons animated

The future of vector embedded in a webpage or apps are SVG, and this is some cool examples available out there.

  • for web & apps developer
  • CSS animated


 

Font

Glyphr

glyphr

Font editor to design fonts

This is a HTML5 based font editor (or font designer), if you’re looking for free and wanna try to create some self made font.

  • modern browser (HTML5)
  • font converter to Open Type Font

What Font Tool

Detect font in web page

Sometimes we see many interesting fonts or typeface been used in a webpage, but not really know the font’s name.. so this is the perfect tools to detect.

  • for web dev. & print design
  • browser plugin – Chrome & Safari extension

 

Print Design

Template Maker

Box template

There are many websites offering verity of box template designs, but most of them did not provide the vector ‘die-cut shape template’ as it supposed to, they just give jpeg image instead which are not designer friendly. So here you’ll get box templates with die-cut shapes that might be useful for you projects. Simply choose a template, customize the measurement, create and ready to download.

  • for print design or DIY hobby
  • customize & download
  • download as PDF / SVG, open with Adobe Illustrator (or any vector editor) to edit.

Low Poly Mask

low poly mask template

Well this is not new but still pretty cool Low Polygon shape Mask where you can download the template, design (color it) yourself, print and wear.. and continue your work with the mask on

  • download options – PNG, 3ds, pdo, obj files