Envato is an Australian-based company that was started in 2006. Since that time, they’ve grown into a huge network of sites known as their Marketplace.
In the Marketplace, over 500,000 (and counting) sellers and buyers are treated to some fantastic goodies.
If you’re a creator, you can sell your eWares on one or all of the nine Envato sites:
- 3DOcean - royalty-free 3D models, textures, concepts, and materials and shaders
- ActiveDen - royalty-free Adobe Flash and Flex files
- AudioJungle - royalty-free music and sound effects that are completely Podsafe
- GraphicRiver - royalty-free, layered Photoshop files, vectors, icon packs, Adobe add-ons and design templates
- PhotoDune – royalty-free stock photography provided by photographers all over the world
- ThemeForest - HTML templates as well as themes for popular CMS products like WordPress, Joomla and Drupal
- Tutorials - tutorials and eBooks on topics like Design, Web Development and Computer Graphics
- VideoHive - royalty-free footage and motion graphics as well as After Effects Project files
Envato gives away a free file each month in each one of its nine Marketplaces. Although many of the items are definitely worth buying, getting a little something free each month does sweeten the pot and make you keep coming back for more.
This month, the free files you can snag are as follows:
Description: “This is a perfectly tileable, high quality asphalt texture. 512×512 pixels. JPG and PSD format included.”
Description: “This Flex 4 component is an extension of the regular TextInput Spark component, with an additional feature: it enables you to parse a collection (for instance an ArrayCollection or an XMLListCollection) associated and filter its elements by keywords.”
See a preview.
Description: “Hot and powerful breakbeat track with lots of energy for your intro / trailer or sport montage to add that special gritty vibe.”
You can listen. The version you download won’t have the audiomark on it.
Description: “Skrool is a Mini-IDE used to create and manage CSS scrollbars. It includes some sample scrollbars, you can also build your own. The interactive widget works like a scrollbar and lets you select which colors to change by clicking the area of interest.”
Description: “CMYK; Customizable; AI – EPS; Font used Geometry Soft Pro”
See a live preview.
WordPress version available, too.
Description: “A small vintage camera framed on the right of the photo; medium-sized; 1758 x 1138 (2.0MP)”
Description: “I recently came across the work of illustrator Chrissie Abbott and I was immediately struck by her clever use of combining retro and modern imagery and her use of bold, vibrant colors. In this tutorial, I’ll walk you through the creation of an extreme sport event poster using a similar style.
The poster theme is based on a vert skate competition, so all the imagery, such as space, mountains and flight are all relevant and have been sourced either from my own collection of vintage, copyright-free magazines or stock websites, as well as some freely available images courtesy of NASA . I’d also like to thank surf/skate photographer Paul Frost for kindly allowing me to use his skateboarder photo.
As far as techniques go you’ll discover how to create precise bleed and crop marks in both Photoshop and Illustrator. You’ll also master Illustrator’s Pathfinder and Offset Path commands to create some cool ornate lettering. Finally, you’ll bring all these elements together with Photoshop and assemble the final, print-ready artwork in Illustrator.”
Description: “Hightek Presentation was made with the version CS4 of After effects in 1280×720 HD resolution. This project is short but very intense, perfect to introduce your company.”
See a video preview.
Also see Snag eight free files from the Envato Marketplace each month to learn more about Envato.
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