As the field of graphic design becomes increasingly web oriented, designers are turning to the web for their resources. Everything from images, articles and tutorials abound on the Internet, and they are using these sites to great success. As always, some are better than others. This list includes some of the best online resources for graphic designers; these are sites where you can acquire and share images, icons and fonts as well as sites that offer strong tutorials for beginners, and articles to keep designers up to date on the latest trends.
Colourlovers.com-This site allows designers to search and share color pallets. It is indispensable for those who are trying to find the perfect shade.
Dafont.com-This site is obviously all about fonts–lots and lots of fonts.
Iconfinder.net-This is exactly what it sounds like.
Bluevertigo.com.ar-This is an absolutely indispensable resource for stock photos. Every designer who is worth their salt has it bookmarked.
Designfloat.com-This site contains all the latest articles on design related subjects, ranked in popularity and importance. Keep up to date on all the latest trends and your work will be even more timely for your clients.
Psdtuts.com-Find all the tutorials you could ever need here. This is great for beginners trying to hone your skills or long-time professionals looking to either brush up on the basics or quickly learn the newest software. This site is very valuable.
Lipsum.com-This well-known site allows designers to create the dummy text needed to fill a site until the final copy is available and ready for installation.
Altpick.com-New designers can use this site to showcase their portfolio and demonstrate their skills to potential clients. This serves as a great interim website until designers are established enough to have their own, personally branded, site.
Psbrushes.net-Search and download for free over 500 different Photoshop brushes in a variety of sizes and designs.
Clubflyers.com-Get all of your printing done quickly and cheaply. This website also offers fast shipping.