Eco-Friendly Design Tutorials and Resources Round-Up

Discover eco-friendly design tutorials and resources in this round-up. Learn how to design sustainably and make a positive impact on the environment.

Eco-friendly is in! With all the global warming issues threatening the world today, ‘going green‘ becomes the keyword as everyone around us scurries to do their part to save our planet. It shouldn’t be surprising to us to see that the world is moving in the direction of environmental friendliness as we see more and more green products in our everyday lives, all for the sake of preserving nature.

Whether you are designing a website for ‘green’ causes or for any other purposes, the ‘green’ theme is sure to catch the attention of any web surfers. Besides, by promoting ‘green’ on your sites, you may very well be contributing by raising the public’s awareness of the importance of conserving Mother Earth!

Here are some useful resources that you might find helpful in your creation of awesome green websites.

Photoshop Tutorials & PSDs

How to Create a 3D Leaf from a Texture Photograph. In this beginner’s level tutorial, you will learn how to create a vibrant 3D leaf compilation from a single 2D photograph. (by Psdtuts)

Create a Spectacular Grass Text Effect in Photoshop. In this tutorial, we’ll create a rather cool-looking grass-text effect using a photo of grass, the Pen Tool and a bit of patience. (by Psdtuts)

How to Create a Delicious Green Apple Illustration. How to draw a shiny green apple with various painting techniques. (by Psdtuts)

Apple .PSD (by Flahorn)

Keep Our Planet Green. This poster was initially created for a poster competition. Suicidekills was generous enough to upload a PSD version to show you how it’s done. (by Suicidekills)

Photoshop Brushes

Floral Brushes (by Bittbox)

Grass Brushes (by QBrushes)

Marihuana Brushes (by myszka01)

Tree Brush Pack (by Horhew)

Grass brushes (by Katikut)

Leaves Brushes (by Obsidian Dawn)

Leaf Brushes (by Mao)

Flora Brushes 1 (by Pia)

The Grasslands (by midnightstouch)

Dill Brushes (by hawksmont)

Floral Design Vector Graphic (by Webdesignhot)

Photos & Textures

Grass Texture Stock 4 (by Sed-rah-Stock)

Free Hedge plant Texture (by pillowfight)

Green Grass Texture 01 (by Goodtextures)

Leaf texture green (by Anilestock)

Texture 003 (by Juuichimei)

Texture 5 (by Bmjewell-stock)

Texture Leaves (by Kuschelirmel-stock)

Grass Texture 2 (by Texture Online)

Leaves Texture 4

Full of Water Leaves (by All-free-download)

Green leaves, close-up background


Ecology Icon Set 3. Comes together with 1 EPS and 3 PNG (650 dpi) format. (by AllonzoInc)

Aire Windows Icons. 88 ICOs + 1 PSD file (by Gakuseisean)

Green Icon Set (by Arglos)

Go Green! Web Icon Set (by Speckyboy)

Milky, a free vector icon set – Part 1 (by Min Tran)