20 Free PSD Templates and Source Files
Do you find yourself more confused when reading manuals on using Photoshop or maybe frustrated by messy instructions of some Photoshop tutorials? Then why not learn Photoshop through pictures and images? One of the best way to improve your Photoshop skills is by examining the source files or the Photoshop files made by experts in Photoshop. Just by looking at the layers of a raw Photoshop file, we are able to know the steps taken by the author to come up with a particular effect.
Meanwhile, if you are looking for more Photoshop templates please consider these related posts that we have:
1) 17 Free PSD Templates from DeviantArt
2) 20 More Free Photoshop PSD Files to Download (Part 2)
3) 65 Free Christmas Photoshop Templates in PSD Format
01 – Sony PSP by Digital Phenom
Use this Sony PSP Photoshop PSD template to showcase your Handheld wallpapers. To make it more realistic, you may also download the Playstation font from this site for free. This PSD file contains 61 layers.
02 – RIM Blackberry PSD by Digital Phenom
Another resource for designers from DigitalPhenom: a RIM Blackberry Mobile Phone. The source file contains 135 layers, including background and layer styles. To open this file, you need to have Adobe Photoshop 7 or later versions.
03 – Microsoft ZUNE PSD by Digital Phenom
This is a full Photoshop template in PSD format of a Microsoft ZUNE. Feel free to use this file in making wallpapers, a fancy advertisement or for displaying a Zune wallpaper that you will make. Each Zune image has 26 layers.
04 – iPhone turned 3G PSD by jbensch
Looking at iphone in a different perspective. Here is a landscape layout mode for the iPhone 3G. The PSD file also include a flames layer, just in case you want to have flames in there. If you need a more updated template of the latest iPhones, visit our post containing 15 high-quality iPhone PSD templates.
05 – iPod nano/Chromatic Apple by zikkzak
Just an exercise with Photoshop trying to mimic an Apple advertisement.
06 – Billiard Balls by Dezinerfolio
A realistic rendition of pool balls in Photoshop. Download the file to view how the designer achieved this realistic effect using just Adobe Photoshop.
07 – Aqua Gloss Orbs by Dezinerfolio
The file that you can download contains the actual raw layered PSD so you can learn how the gloss, lights, shadows and reflections were generated. The three different orbs have different style of gloss (angle of light and the environment).
08 – Another Set of Gloss Orbs from Dezinerfolio
Here are three Gloss Orbs, each with unique gloss light effect. This Photoshop template is also highly customizable. By changing the gradients of base elements, you can get cool looking orbs in different shades or in the exact color that you want.
09 – Heart Gemstone Template by Chronomorphosis
You may use this Photoshop template in creating heart-shaped gemstone quickly.
10- Shiny Pearl PSD File by LeMarquis
This is a vector-based pearl laid out in Photoshop. Since the pearl is vector, you can still make changes to it later on. Also, you can scale it up to whatever size you want without losing its crispness and quality. This source file is a great tutorial for newbies in Photoshop since you can study how this image and the effects applied to it were created. With some basic knowledge maybe you will be able to create your own “black” pearl.
11 – Polaroid Stuff by Rimdeker
This PSD template contains 4 styles for a polaroid template. One of these polaroid templates has a dirty or old film effects (including shine and shadow) while the rest have the look of a new polaroid photo with some depth effects so it does not look flat.
12 – Surfboard Templates by Nunosk8
Almost beach time… so here are some Photoshop templates you can use to make your own unique and personalized design for your surfboards.!
13 – Scene Queen PSDs by gfxgurl
Would you like to know how the author made the icons below? Well, then download the Photoshop template in psd file and learn the tricks.
15 – Free Product Box PSD from Digital Phenom
A very useful Photoshop template in PSD file that can help you if you need to design something for a product box. Use it as a template or make a version of your own by changing the color scheme, the effects, rthe fonts as well as the background.
16 – Exotic Flowers Pack vol.2 by UmbraDeNoapte-Stock
This pack contains a Photoshop (PSD) file featuring six high resolution exotic flowers.
17 – Make your own Box from Tomato Plasma
Here is an editable Photoshop (PSD) file that you can use to make your own icons for games or movies.
18 – Party Flyer +PSD by nerd
Thinking of hosting a house party music? Then, you may use this simple flyer template for a private party. Just make some customization and you’re good to go. A Photoshop template file with layers is included in the download pack.
20 – Icon PSD from gfxgurl
Would you like to know how the effects in the icons below were created? Well, then download the Photoshop template file in PSD to stop wondering and start learning.