Before we get to the list, I want to encourage everyone to share the wealth. If you know of a great Web site offering design inspiration, tips, tutorials or commentary, please share with us by posting in the comments (and don’t forget the link).
Whether you are a freelance photographer, writer or graphic designer—for a living, or on the side—Freelance Switch has something you need. The site is well-written, offers a dump truck full of helpful information, and is well designed and easy to navigate. Beyond the articles, Freelance Switch offers discussion forums, a job board, and a Freelance Radio podcast. And don’t forget N.C. Winters’s Freelance Freedom comic strip. (RSS feed)
The Graphic Mac
If you’ll indulge me in a little shameless self-promotion, The Graphic Mac is a community-oriented Mac OS X and graphics-related site featuring everything you need from graphics tips and tutorials for Adobe apps, to Mac application reviews and forum discussion. The Graphic Mac is my site, formerly the Creative Guy blog, but I’ve designed it so that anyone can register and write articles, submit links to great sites & info, and participate in forum discussions, I’m hopint that it will be a great resource for creatives looking to share tips and tricks. (RSS feed)
Spoon-fed Photoshop tutorials for beginners and advanced users alike is what you’ll find at PSDTuts. What sets this site apart from the thousands of other Photoshop tutorial sites out there is that, while there aren’t nearly as many new tutorials being added every day—which you find at other sites—the tutorials that are there are superb, well illustrated and explained, and give stunning results. For a nominal fee, you can also download the sample Photoshop files used in the tutorials. This is another one of those sites I keep a daily eye on. (RSS feed)
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[James Dempsey runs The Graphic Mac, which offers tips, reviews and opinion on a variety of Mac OS X and design topics.]
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