Best of Colorburned – December 2008 Reviewed

As you guys know, each month I post a review of all the things that I’ve been up to on this site.  December was another great month, I was able to get a lot of things done in what seemed to be a very short amount of time; especially with the Holidays coming at the end.  This month I was able to post quite a few articles, tutorials, freebies and of course contests in addition to some other exciting projects that I am working on.  So, if you missed anything because of the holidays, please feel free to review some of the things I’ve been up to this month.


You may have noticed a new sponsor in my side bar.  Elegant Themes was kind of enough to be my site’s second sponsor.  Check out this review of Elegant Themes that I wrote.  I’d also like to thank E.Webscapes for continuing to support my site.  If you haven’t checked out their services, give their site a look or take a look at the interview I did with Lisa Sabin-Wilson, the company’s Owner/Creative Director.


In December, I slashed the price of all the textures in the Colorburned Shop to just $20.  I also adjusted the individual cost of each set making them less than $5 each.  If you’ve got a little extra holiday cash lying around, browse over to the Colorburned Shop and purchase all 352 textures for just $20.


In addition to the resources that I offer on this site, I also occasionally design resources for other sites as well.  Last month I created some really cool snowflake brushes for VECTORTUTS, they are definitely worth a look if you still need some snowflakes for your winter designs.

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In addition to that I also write the monthly round up article on VECTORTUTS so keep a look out for that article and remember to send those articles my way if you see any that might be appropriate.


Also, I would like to thank Digital Anarchy for providing 2 copies of Knoll Light Factory for me to give away on this site.  I would also like to thank everyone who participated in this great contest.  If you missed the contest, check out Knoll Light Factory, it’s a great Photoshop plug-in for creating realistic lens flares and lighting effects.


I’d also like you guys to keep an eye out for another great contest on this site next week!



55 Seamless Line & Crosshatch Swatches


10 Scribbled Snowflake Vectors

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50 Snowflake Scatter Brushes (VECTORTUTS)

Scribbled Snowflakes 01.jpg 10 Arrowhead Brushes for Illustrator

Scribbled Snowflakes 01.jpgTutorials

Create a Burberry Style Plaid Part II: Applying a Twill Pattern

Scribbled Snowflakes 01.jpgArticles

63 Extraordinary Companies that Support the Design Community

Scribbled Snowflakes 01.jpg Meet Steven Snell, the Man Behind Vandelay Design, and Traffikd

Scribbled Snowflakes 01.jpg Meet Andrew Houle, Founder of

Scribbled Snowflakes 01.jpg Meet Lisa Sabin-Wilson, The Person Who Literally Wrote the Book on WordPress

Scribbled Snowflakes 01.jpg Check Out Elegant Themes


Grant Friedman

Grant Friedman is a graphic design, blogger, and author. In addition to being the founder of this website, Grant is also the editor of Psdtuts, one of the world's most popular tutorial websites.

  • Bravo Colorburned! It looks like it’s been a great year for you! I’ve been enjoying your great posts ever since I found your site a few months ago — I wish I were half as productive as you are, and with such high quality work. :) Keep it up brother.