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: “A set of accurately made red blood cells. Materials and polygon count optimized for best visual results and best performance in animations and broadcasts.”
Description: “This file can be used to play YouTube music videos on your site. It is fully customizeable through XML and has several position options.”
See a preview.
Description: “Bright and beautiful musical composition – in a genre light rock. The song consists of four parts: the beginning, development, deviation and the culmination. Musical instruments used in a song: a heavy guitar reef, a bass, violins, hand bells and atmosphere. The song has positive mood, dynamics and motivates activity.”
You can listen. The version you download won’t have the audiomark on it.
Description: “TextFX is a jQuery text animation tool for animating a single line of text. It is built for easy usage, but also lends itself nicely to more advanced coders with it’s flexible script.
TextFX uses jQuery version 1.7.1″
Description: .ASL and .PSD included; works great with shapes and with small and big text; 100% scalable; fully editable; easy to use
Description: “Your #1 Online CV, iPhone theme included & PDF Layout: Very easy change backgrounds; iPhone theme included (awesome); PDF theme included; 2 sets of icons (pixel & social icons); Print stylesheet; .png fix; Browser Compatibility IE (6,7,8), Firefox, Opera, Chrome, Safari; PHP Contact Form with validation; Easy status configuration; Automatic thumbnail generation; Custom fancy font; Social media links; Good documentation; Tooltips & Colorbox included; Business Cards design included”
See a live preview.
Description: “Dark Ominous Clouds of Glory. The same image I use on my Profile Page, just not as customized.”
Description: “Dark transformation logo opener made with 3d renders and After effects: HD 1280×720; Easy to edit; No plugins required”
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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