Envato Elements is the freelance designer’s ideal resource for growing and managing their business. Since its launch in August 2016, new features and resources have been constantly added to the Envato Elements library each week. As of this writing, here’s a snapshot of what’s been happening in some of the most popular categories:
Whether you’re a graphic designer or a web developer (or anything in between), there are over a million reasons (and counting) to look into subscribing to Envato Elements.
If you haven’t yet been properly briefed, here’s a deep dive into the elements of Envato Elements:
Some stock image resources limit your access to assets you’ve legally purchased, which can be problematic if you’re not very organized and are constantly re-downloading said assets. With a subscription to Envato Elements, there are no download limits—you can access your favorite assets from Envato’s extensive library whenever and wherever you want, as many times as you need them.
There are now over a million items for you to download, with more being added each week. Here’s what we’ve got (as of this writing):
Finding the perfect font for client design projects can quickly rack up fees and drive project costs sky high. Being able to download and test fonts in your project without having to pay additional costs to do so can simplify the design process considerably.
690,000+ Stock Photos
Search Envato Elements’ massive stock photo collection by tag, orientation, background, and even by the photo’s dominant colors. Your clients will definitely appreciate you having access to options outside of the same tired free stock photos everyone else is using.
If you work with video (and these days, you really should be working with video!), you’ll find everything you need on Envato Elements to help you with your next project. You’ll find not just thousands of stock videos, but also motion graphics, broadcast packages, logo stings, titles, and much more.
90,000+ Audio Tracks
Whether you’re creating a video, recording a podcast, or designing an app, you’ll need access to quality audio. Envato Elements offers the full range, from music tracks, logos and idents to a massive library of 79,000+ sound effects. Need a dinosaur growl? A cocktail shaker? Some vintage funky beats? It’s all there.
1,000+ WordPress Themes & Plugins
Envato knows WordPress. Our ThemeForest market is one of the top collections of premium themes and plugins out there. And now, many of the best premium themes and plugins are available with an Envato Elements subscription.
Not a WordPress fan? There are loads of other CMS templates too, so whether you use Drupal, Joomla, Magento, Shopify or something else, you’re in luck. And there are also separate templates for landing pages, emails, and more.
75,000+ Graphic Assets
Beautifully designed graphics are at the heart of the Envato Elements library, and there are so many different categories that it’s hard to summarize them. You’ll find:
- 11,000+ vector illustrations
- 36,000+ graphic templates, e.g. logos, product mockups, print templates, etc.
- 21,000+ 3D objects
- 1,000+ add-ons, such as Photoshop actions, Lightroom Presets, brushes, and layer styles
- plus thousands of backgrounds, textures, icons, patterns, and more!
11,000+ Presentation Templates
It’s official: public speaking is scary. In surveys, people regularly rank it above all other fears—even death. A good presentation template will help give you some more confidence as you stand up to speak. Whether you use PowerPoint, Keynote, or Google Slides, and whether you’re going for something fun and creative or serious and corporate, you’ll find a template here to wow your audience.
If you plan to use any images for use on business mediums like your website, social media, and promotional materials (and for those of your clients), you’ll need to ensure that those images include the right permissions and that you use proper attribution when necessary.
Being legally compliant with image use can be hard to understand, but DIY Photography put together a nice guide that takes you through the ins and outs of licensing if you’re interested in the details. Regarding graphic assets you download from Envato Elements, a commercial license is included with your subscription.
1,200+ Courses on Tuts+
When it comes to the individual elements of Envato Elements, this one piece makes up over half the value of membership on its own. Envato Tuts+ represents tens of thousands of hours invested into developing resources that empower people to get paid to do what they love.
Existing subscribers are loving these courses:
- From the Top: Adobe Photoshop for Beginners
- Practical React Fundamentals
- Adobe After Effects for Beginners
- Master PowerPoint: 15 Essential Tips
- Introduction to Video Editing in Adobe Premiere Pro
- Create a Modern Web App With Node, Express, and Vue.js
Prefer your knowledge delivered in book form? Great, because Envato Elements can accommodate this preference with ease. Get your knowledge drop in the form of the published works of favorite web design voices behind A List Apart and Smashing Magazine (to name a few). Envato Elements’ eBook library delivers expert information as you need it for various client projects.
What’s Next for Envato Elements?
With thousands of graphic assets being added each week, new courses and ebooks added periodically, and new features being introduced to this extensive bundle on a regular basis, Envato Elements will continue to grow.
The Elements of Elements
The features that make up everything you get with a subscription to Envato Elements support the many different facets of a freelance design business: access to education to build new skills, creative assets to use in projects, and a tool for improving business administration in the background of it all. A subscription to Envato Elements is an affordable luxury for freelancers who want to step up their game, take on exciting new projects, and earn more money while doing what they love.
Ready to explore Envato Elements for yourself? Sign up for a subscription.
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