New episode people – the cool chaps behind our sister site WebDesignGoodies did it again – here are the best live deals, discounts, freebies & contests from the design & development community. Pretty hot week again! Let us know what you think and if you have a favorite resource.
ProductShotPro for Adobe Photoshop® ($39) is a beast of a tool that effortlessly converts your 2D designs into tangible, 3D-style product shots in seconds. With this tool you can create software boxes, CD/DVD covers, binders, eBook covers and so much more. You literally just drag and drop your images, click, and forget about it, it’s done and ready to go. Only for the duration of this deal, you get the full Complete Suite of ProductShotPro for a mere $39. That’s an incredible 80% off the regular price of $199!
Included in this set ($3.99) are 7 high-res watercolor textures that were made by hand then scanned into the computer. They’ll work great for web backgrounds or for adding some subtle texture to your illustrations or designs.
This HTML5 + CSS3 admin area template (FREE) was created specifically for application and theme developers who want more out of their admin dashboard. Forget using a basic admin template, this theme comes with jQuery Table Sorter built in and easy integration with Google Chart API. The ability to hide and show menu sections is also included, along with tons of styles for various sections, inputs, and alerts. This template uses HTML5 and CSS3 for gracefully degrading styles. Cross-browser tested in IE7/8/9, FF, Chrome, and Opera. All coding is elegant and simple, making design changes and customizations easy to do!
Curved drop shadows (FREE) are one of the most trendy effects in web design nowadays, so take the opportunity and use these. The fantastic curved shadows effects are ready to be used and include PSD sources and some slider base frames.
We find very useful these special elements ($6) for world info-graphic designs. This PSD file includes dozens of professional graphic elements, great for any design you need, such as presentations, websites, ads, brochures, posters etc.
In today’s deal ($99), Pixmac has generously bundled a selection of 100 high quality lifestyle stock photos from the cream of the crop of their collection, and they’re giving them to you for just $99… that’s $1,500 worth of images for just $99! An astounding 93% off! Pixmac has the most mind blowing collection of over 11 million top quality stock photos. These crystal clear, high resolution, professional images are bursting with vibrant color and feel so true to life. They normally set you back $15 a piece.
You can use this set (FREE) in website interfaces, call-to-action buttons, web forms, etc. The PSD file is organized and can be easily modified to suit your needs. File format: PSD; size: 600×314px.
Beautifully hand-crafted icons for mobile, web and print projects.
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Design user interfaces and create interactive mockups for web, mobile, and desktop apps in 30 minutes or less. With this deal ($40) you get: all prototyping bundles (2,000+ vector UI components) for Apple Keynote, Microsoft PowerPoint, and OpenOffice Impress; components are designed from scratch in each presentation tool, and are fully editable and customizable without needing additional applications; Keynotopia includes components for prototyping iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows mobile, BlackBerry, Web, Facebook, OSX and Windows 7 apps. New components are added regularly, and all updates are free forever. You also get all future Keynotopia libraries for free! Everything is just $40 (from $120).