Either for self-promotion or simply for goodwill and to help others, the truth is that finding free resources and inspiration can be a really easy task. If you are an experienced designer, you know the best way to learn is by just looking and studying other people’s work. PSD files can be a powerful way to learn and fulfill your work expectations.
Today, one of the main references for this purpose is definitely Dribbble. Dribbble is not only an awesome place to be inspired by many talented designers. You can actually stumble upon some fantastic free PSD files and examine them and learn more.
This collection includes some fantastic UI kits, a lot of assets for web and graphic design, as well as a few cool icons. These PSDs are as perfect for learning as they are for your future projects. Personally I haven’t practiced learning from PSDs lately but by checking out some of these I surely realized how much you can learn from a well-built PSD.
How it works
Everyone can follow the sign-up process and create an account. As soon as you sign up, you will be considered a spectator and you can follow players (designers) and like their shots (work), however, in order to post shots you have to declare yourself as a prospect, but not everyone will be able to. To become a player and upload your own shots you need to get known in the community and be drafted by a Dribbble member. So basically you need to interact with other designers since being followed by a member will work as a recommendation within the community.
This is indeed a new work process in the social media world but it definitely works to keep and maintain quality within the community. Dribbble basically tells you that everyone can watch the concert but not everyone can or know how to sing. However that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t give it a try, does it? These PSDs are perfect way to start out. Examine them, play with them, reconstruct them and, who knows, maybe one day you’ll be the next rockstar of Dribbble.
Clean and smooth UI kit that you can nicely implement in subtle– colored websites as well as some mobile apps. PSD comes with grouped layers so you can learn about layer styles applied to various elements.
Facebook like button recreated in Photoshop. It’s a great asset to have for various web design projects.
Sleek UI kit including sliders, buttons, scrollbars and form elements made with only shapes, text and layer styles. Get to know how an efficient UI kit is made.
Extremely detailed PSD you can learn a lot from. You can also use this artwork as an icon or illustration.
5. Little green ribbons by
Cool ribbons in 3 angles that you can either use for web designs or some banners.
6. Flip Clock PSD by Max Di Capua
Fully editable and scalable (except noise layers) PSD. It’s suitable for under-construction pages as well as some stylish countdowns.
A fully layered PSD Macbook Pro. Suitable for web designs
8. Chrome UI Kit by Todd Hamilton
Very useful Google Chrome UI kit since there are only a few of them around.
Lite and pixel-perfect shopping cart perfect for small online shops.
10. Mikael Eidenbergby
This is a free layered PSD with a iPhone from five different angles, reflections, shadows and glossiness can be adjusted and the display content is the same smart object for all angles.
Handy PSD of the Facebook connect button.
12. Your cart widget by Pawel Kadysz
Two little widgets perfect for almost any kind of store. Re-sizable and vector.
13. Delight Icons by Jeremy Sallée
Find out how a classic web 2.0 icon is made. A set of seven icons in PSD format so you can play around with them.
Stylish and trendy login form well suited for pixel-perfect web designs.
Lion OS is just out and some of might be already looking for it’s GUI. So here it is – mini, yet high-quality UI kit.
16. iPhone icons by Pontus Johansson
18. Johnny Watermanby
19. Map free psd by
22. Watermelon slice by Ioan Decean
23. Cameras psd file by Jeremy Sallée
25. Radio player freebie by
26. Shiny Blue UI by Kevin Andersson
29. Dark UI by Jeff Broderick
30. Mini Clouds Set PSD by
31. Dribbbles by Kevin Andersson
32. iPhone 4 GUI PSD by Rich Hemsley
34. Umar Irshadby
35. Notepad PSD by Christian Baroni
36. Daryl Ginnby