And although Christmas is over, I’m pretty sure people like free stuff all year round. So here are a couple of my favorite places to get your fix of shiny PSDs for $0.
DesignMoo provides tons of free design resources, but it does require you to register before you can download them. DesignMoo has recently come out with a Pro feature that even lets you sell your own resources through the site.
This site’s name is appropriate, because every single item is truly outstanding. There’s a strong emphasis on UI elements, which makes it a very practical resource for web and mobile app designers.
Design Kindle is a relatively new entrant in this space, but it’s already got a lot of very high quality free stuff, with a focus on icons.
It’s a booth, and there’s freebies inside. What more do you need to know? FreebiesBooth was launched by another great designer, Pawel Kadysz and features lots of very high quality icons and UI elements.
The Icon Deposit doesn’t feature just icons, but also UI elements and even tutorials and code snippets. In fact, Matt Gentile‘s specialty is UI kits featuring every possible form element under the sun. Who thought radio buttons could be this much fun?
But all is forgiven thanks to the tons of great freebies they provide, and I especially like their wooden AppStore button.
Speaking of French guys (and mustaches), Jeremy Sallée is the real deal. He’s got an extremely impressive portfolio (check him out on Dribbble!) and he’s nice enough to give out some of his work for free.
That being said, they’re still great resources that you should definitely check out.
Easter Egg: Dribbble
Updated on January 7th, 2012
Another nice resource, this one comes to us from WordPress theme designer Richard Tabor.
Australian designer Blaz Robar shares some very nice PSD templates on his site.
Updated on January 11th, 2012
Pixel Pixel Pixel promises three times the amount of pixels for the same price! Which, if you’ve been paying attention, is 0.
What I really like about this site is that it veers from the usual crisp pixel-perfect style and features quite a lot of distinctive retro-grunge stuff.
Updated on February 16, 2012
By now I barely have the energy to keep this post up to date, let alone actually download any of this stuff. But maybe I’ll make an exception for Box of Bundles, because there’s really a ton of resources by many great designers.
While we’re on the subject of boxes, Boxtuffs assures us we’ll “enjoy the stuffs of the box”. And why wouldn’t we, since it features high quality resources which are even coded in HTML/CSS!
You’ve probably got enough free PSDs by now to fill up a couple hard drives, and crash Photoshop many times over, so I’m going to stop here. But if you know other good sites that I left out, please tell us in the comments!