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 highly detailed 3d model of water/paint splash: simulated in RealFlow; sculpted with Zbrush; high quality; comes in Cinema 4D, 3DS and OBJ files”
Description: “Create portfolios, slideshows, banner rotators, animated backgrounds, multiple galleries, picture explorers, showcases or simply embed the image viewer inside your existing website!”
See a preview.
Description: “Motivational and inspiring tune. Many atmospheric sounds, pads, bells guitar, piano, bass and light rock drums. Useful for successful corporate visuals.”
You can listen. The version you download won’t have the audiomark on it.
Description: “CJ Shuffle: A jQuery Banner / Ad Rotator, is a nice departure from typical banner rotators. It will instantly grab a users attention with its shuffle effect and help engage your website’s visitors.”
See a preview.
Description: ”4 Unique Web 2.0 style slider for various requirements: vector layers; works in 960 Grid System; easy to change color and gradient through blending options; fonts used are Helvetica Helvetica Neue Arial.”
See a live preview.
Description: “The sand dune in desert landscape.”
Description: “When you’re creating a composition, often you will need to combine stock images with vector line art. In this Psd Premium tutorial, author Kervin Brisseaux will juxtapose various resources using straightforward techniques and subtle photo manipulation to create a dense sci-fi image. If you are looking to take your illustration skills to the next level then this tutorial is for you!”
Description: “Paint beautiful memories with the Painted Postcard template. Watercolor drops reveal your photos or videos on 10 textured vintage postcards. All colors are adjustable to suit your needs. Each postcard also has customizable text. Paint splatter HD videos are included!”
Also see Snag nine free files from the Envato Marketplace each month to learn more about Envato.
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