I'm a fan of patterns and textures applied to graphic design, and it's a trend that is becoming quite popular in web design. The coolest thing is that patterns give a very unique style to your design, sometimes sort of crazy, sometimes very elegant and classic. Because of that, as I was looking for refrences for a design project I'm working on, Ie've selected 24 super talented pattern designers with incredible examples.
Alan The Gallant
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Abduzeedo is a blog about design. There are all sorts of articles for those who want to look for inspiration. Also you will find very useful tutorials for the most used applications out there, with a special selection of Photoshop Tutorials and Illustrator Tutorials. Of course there are other softwares conteplated like Pixelmator, Fireworks, and web design tutorials.