I love me some Photoshop, that's for sure. I've used it on and off since I was in high school, and find myself frequently losing an entire night to perfecting banners and blog graphics. Thing is, creating really amazing blog bling isn't something I've 100% mastered yet. I'd love to get there, and I'm sure I will eventually. But right now, between working, school and blogging, I'm not exactly brimming with free time to improve my Photoshop design skills. Soon, though. When I was launching Cheeky Cheeky, I knew I needed a great resource for not only blog bling, but also Photoshop and design tutorials. Enter: Pugly Pixel. Not only does she provide amazing free resources like Photoshop tape strips, glitter clip art, photo templates and a million other things, but she has the best tutorials. From letterpress tutorials to tileable wallpaper tutorials, I could spend hours on her website and still not get through all of them. Pugly Pixel is just a wealth of online knowledge for those of us just getting started out in this whole blog world. Everything isn't free in the Pixel world, though- and with good reason! Smarty pants started her very own Marketplace, where you can buy superior versions of her individual blog bling items, and get access to new goodies. Plus she has the Blog Bling Kit that lumps all the best goodies together for $28. #worthit!
These are my favorite freebies that I use all the time:
If you're looking for a way to spruce up your online world, I can't recommend Pugly Pixel enough. If you're anything like me and just don't have the time to whip up all your own graphics for every post, you'll be in heaven!