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51 High Quality Free Texture Packs To Download

51 High Quality Free Texture Packs To Download
Resources June 23, 2011 Use of texture in web design is extremely common. So every designer is loking for textures but they do not get all at one place so in this collection we have collected different types of textures like grunge, rust, watercolor, bokeh, leather, fabric, metal, natural, paper, graffiti and more. In this round-up we’ve collected 51 awesome free texture packs to freshen up your designs. Enjoy! Apple iOS Linen Texture Download Source 18 essential grunge textures Download Source 6 high quality seamless paper textures Download Source 10 High Resolution Cloud Textures Download Source 12 psychedelic stained paper textures Download Source Nine vignetted vintage paper textures Download Source 5 High Resolution Brick & Tile Textures Download Source Colorful grunge textures vol-2 Download Source 10 free high res watercolor textures Download Source 10 High Resolution Grungy Surface Textures Download Source 5 High Resolution Grungy Paper Textures Download Source Wallpaper Textures – 27 Free Images

30 Free Seamless Background Textures I get a lot of requests to release more seamless textures here on L&T, so this set is for you guys. It includes a giant selection of thirty repeatable textures ranging from paper to fabric to subtle grunge and noise. Each one of them is fully tile-able and will work perfect for website background or pattern overlays in photoshop. The zip file includes each texture in both 1200px and 500px sizes as well as a Photoshop .PAT file for easy integration.

How To Create a Retro Badge/Emblem Style Logo The retro style badge/emblem of logos is a hot trend at the moment, and it’s no surprise why – They’re super cool! We’ve already looked at a showcase of retro and vintage style logos based on circular motifs, now let’s build our own. We’ll put the basic structure together in Illustrator, then give it that aged vintage appearance with some finishing touches in Photoshop. The logo we’ll be creating is for the totally fictional Powerhouse Gym (although I wouldn’t be surprised if there was a gym somewhere with this name!). It combines many of the typical traits of this retro/vintage theme with alternating rings of black and white as well as fine details such as the stars and dots. View the retro/vintage logo design Be sure to check out the showcase of retro badge/emblem logos, then when you have plenty of ideas open up Adobe Illustrator and create a large circle. Press CMD+F to paste in another duplicate, scale down and change the fill to white. The vector version of our logo is complete.

500+ Free Exquisite Vintage Textures and Backgrounds The scariest thing about time is how fast it goes. It’s so fast that most of us doesn’t even know what we’ve missed, and before we know it, they’re all gone in a blink and all that is left are vintage images of the past which will just oftentimes, bring nostalgic feelings of the good ol’days. Sorry, I just can’t help feeling nostalgic this new year prompting me to gather some good ol’stuff like this round-up of 500+ free exquisite vintage textures and backgrounds that you can download and use right away without the hassles of going to antique shops or searching in your granma’s attic. These are all free, but please make sure your read each of their terms before using. Blast your way to the past, download and enjoy. 8 Old Books Textures by Flowersong This old book texture pack contains eight huge hi-res textures, each about 3000px on its longer side, on transparent backgrounds. 5 Vintage Sheet Music Pack by Neonescence 253 Various Vintage Textures and Objects by Playingwithbrushes

15 Best Places for Designers to Get Free Stock Photos Online I’m not sure if you’ve ever had a look at the prices on some non-stock photography sites (pictures of Gummy bears for $769.00 anyone?), but they reach far beyond the budget of the typical designer/developer. However, many places online allow you to obtain high-quality stock photos for free, giving the average starving artist a chance to create wonderful works of art/design without having to use next month’s rent on stock photos. In this article, we review the 15 best places to free stock photos online for designers. Note: Although these sites feature free stock photos, you should read the terms, limitations, and licensing of each work that you use; read the fine print! Dedicated free stock photo sites 1. stock.xchng stock.xchng is all free, all the time. one of the most popular paid stock photo sites – iStockphoto, sponsors them. Aimed at: Web designers and web developers, illustrators, print designers 2. A small team of in-house professional photographers supplies the photos in the site.

60 Impressive Free High Resolution Textures and Backgrounds I’m passionate about textures. I’ve already published some compilations, such as 30 free paper backgrounds and textures at my Creative Closeup blog and 10 grunge, rusty and dirty tileable textures at this site. Now it is time for a new roundup of incredibly cool high resolution textures. These textures belong to different authors. All of them can be used in commercial projects, but it is safer to check the term of use of each texture before doing so. There’s an interesting book called Crumble, Crackle, Burn: 120 Stunning Textures for Design and Illustration that comes with 120 high resolution textures on a bundled DVD. There’s an amazing Photoshop plugin, FilterForge plugin, that lets you create your own textures plugins without coding a single line. And if you want to know how to create some textures yourself, you should check the Textures and Backgrounds Tutorials section of this site. The following images are a small and partial preview of the complete texture.

Six Key Lessons from a Design Legend (a before-and-after) | GiftRocket Blog When we first built GiftRocket 1.0, our team was absent designers. As the only one without a CS degree, I ended up spending a few weeks reading design books and mocking up the site before our March launch. Eventually we recruited a professional designer named Mike Kus to help us out. We liked his emphasis on large text, illustration, and simplicity. He redesigned our site and we released the results last week. I did a quick comparison of the before and after, and wanted to point out some things any developer can do to improve the feel of their site. 1. We were extremely conservative when we started, So we made the site… blue and gray. Mike, experienced and unhesitant, presented the cream, gold, and black palette we currently use. 2. We suffered from two contrast issues. Mike approached the app as a cousin to the website, using the same branding but inverting colors and layout. 3. Our Yelp business icons started out tiny at 60px by 60px. 4. 5. 6. Mike applied them everywhere on the site.

Article | Valleys In The Vinyl | Textures, Inspiration, & Exploration 25 Free Stock Photo Sites When I began the research for this article, I knew of only a handful of free stock photography sites. I set out to find as many good ones as I could, thinking maybe I’d find a dozen. I was quite surprised to find 25 good, solid resources out there. Note the terms of use for each site. Keep in mind that “Royalty Free” does not mean the images are free; it means that you don’t need to pay the photographer a royalty each time you use the image. Update: Check out our latest list of 18 MORE free stock photos sites. QualityStockPhotos.com is my favorite site for free stock photography. Stock.XCHNG is a great site for free stock photography. This is a huge resource, currently indexing over 3 million photos! The photos on Imagebase are free to use, and are licensed under a Creative Commons license. Morguefile is a completely free source for stock photos. Openphoto groups their completely free photos by categories, and offers a search function as well. Imageafter has 20,000 images available.

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