Here’s a quick tip for all you Adobe software users out there: The Adobe Exchange. What is it? The Adobe Exchange (which seems to have recently been renamed to the Adobe Marketplace & Exchange) is a community resource to share and download lots of extras for your Adobe software products: Actions, Brushes, Custom Shapes, Displacement Maps, Filters, Flash Panels, Gradients, Droplets, Patterns, Plug-ins, Scripts, Styles, Templates, Symbols, Patterns and lots more. Just about every piece of software offered by Adobe has it’s own section, and of course Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign are covered.
The downloads range from free to paid, and cover just about every aspect of the respective software. While not at this time the most extensive selection of resources for Adobe software, it’s still a great place to browse around. there are plenty of goodies for all you creatives, and lots of time-saving actions and scripts for some pretty complex effects in Illustrator and Photoshop.
You’ll need to sign up for a free account to use the Exchange, and paid items seem to be handled by going to the developer’s website as opposed to being handled within the Exchange itself.
Sound off in the comments with any exceptional finds on the Adobe Exchange.