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Free download: Modern long shadow icons

Looking for long shadow style icons? Good, then you came to the right place!
Flat design has been continuing virtually unchallenged for some time now, and it’s started to develop sub-styles. One of the most popular new trends is long shadow design, and you’d have to have been living under a rock not to have seen it.
Long shadow design is often abused by trend-chasing designers who want to seem hip, but used correctly and it’s a great tool. This great icon set designed by
WebIconSet.com
. They provide professional and quality royalty-free stock icons for designers. You can access to over 1,000+ premium icons with an affordable subscription fee. All of the icons are perfect for websites, web applications and wireframes creation. There are 3 types of premium icons including pictograms, stock icons and mini icons, all professionally designed. You can check out their
free icons
too.
Look at the home icon: the long shadow works perfectly to create a path to the door, a welcoming and enticing effect. Another great use of the long shadow is on the document icon, in which the file seems to push forward into the circle; it’s positive, dynamic and reinforces the message being communicated.

Free download: Modern long shadow icons

Free download: 10 photorealistic backdrops

Mocking up a product online can be difficult. Leave it floating in space and it looks wrong. But then, Photoshop it onto a desk or a work surface and you risk overpowering the product; or worse, making the image appear deceptive.

Designers with lightbox facilities in their office have nothing to worry about, but for anyone else a good backdrop that complements a product is priceless.

Happily we have this set of lovely backgrounds, with smooth gradients and lovely colors, courtesy of Romanian designer Raul Taciu and his site GraphicBurger.com.

Each image is available in high-resolution, 2800px by 2000px. The blurred forms ideal for shallow focus photographs.

The backgrounds are free for personal and commercial use

Free download: 10 photorealistic backdrops