Free Paint Texture Packs In the world of digital illustrations and design, texture is usually that very first stone that a designer has to put into the fundament of his work in order to build a reliable basement for the future successful and attractive designing work. Finding the most appropriate way to combine colors and visual effects, ranging from different shades of the single paint and to artful mixture of multiple colors, is the key focus and the core assignment for texture designers. They do their best to create interesting visual textures, which could suit a wide range of digital applications, from designing a web page to developing a software interface. The role of textures in graphical design is somewhat similar to that of the gray eminence. Textures always act at the backstage; they do not usually strike one’s eyes from the very first glance, but instead they form a reliable and substantial home front for the major parts of the illustration or design layout.
The Best Free Texture Packs of 2009 There are a few things that a designer can not have enough of in his or her design arsenal, and one of them is textures. So to continue our “Best of 2009″ series, we’ve selected the best free textures from this past year. Since there were so many textures released in 2009 by so many generous people, it is difficult to choose the best. However, we feel the ones here stand out in quality and usefulness, and will be valuable additions to your texture library. You can also check out the rest of the “Best of 2009″ series at the bottom of this article. Grungy Textures Massive Grunge Texture Pack: 40+ Textures I know things have been a little slow around here lately, but I promise I haven't forgotten about all of you textures lovers. I've been keeping myself busy with lots of side projects and freelance work lately, but I have managed to go out and shoot a whole bunch of new textures to give away. I thought I'd show my appreciation to you guys by releasing a massive pack of grunge textures. I'm pretty sure this is most textures I've posted at one time, not to mention some of my personal favorites. In the coming weeks I'll be posting more and more awesome textures for you guys, as well as announcing some other cool projects :) Click on the textures below to download the high-res version or download them all in a zip file at the bottom of the post.
BANG! The Anatomy of Explosions MUNITIONS - the Atomic Bomb Cont. Fission bombs use an element like uranium-235 to create a nuclear explosion, the fuel must be kept in separate subcritical masses, which will not support fission, to prevent premature detonation. The two or more subcritical masses must be brought together to form a supercritical mass at the time of detonation. To bring the subcritical masses together into a supercritical mass, two techniques are used; Gun-triggered and Implosion. The bomb known as Little Boy (left) was the first nuclear weapon used in warfare dropped on Hiroshima by the B-29 Enola Gay. It was a Gun-Triggered Fission Bomb where one subcritical mass of uranium was fired along a tube into another subcritical mass of uranium that had an explosive force (or yield) equal to about 20,000 tons of TNT.
34 Photoshop Tutorials That Will Leave You Looking Like A Pro Design This time we are bringing you a lot of Photoshop tutorials on all sorts of topics. It's meant to be a good collection for those who aren't quite pro yet, but want to be. 300+ Free Grunge Textures - Web Design Blog – DesignM.ag Get the FlatPix UI Kit for only $7 - Learn More or Buy Now In this roundup we’ve collected over 300 free grunge textures. Enjoy the show! 8 Subtle Grunge Textures vintage grunge textures(5Textures) color grunge textures(5Textures)
sIBL Archive Installation Each thumbnail links directly to an archived sIBL-set. Watch out, these are big downloads. Click to download, then expand the zip achive as a folder and place the folder in your sIBL-Collection. Starter's sIBL-Collection 45 Awesome Abstract Textures Finding that perfect texture for your design can be quite the search, and also quite time consuming. To help you out a bit we’ve browsed through the large collection of textures over at deviantART and picked out some abstract textures. These can inspire you in making your own ones or you can use them. Just make sure to click on the images to go to the originals and read if the artists behind them have any restrictions or require credits first. Maybe this can be the helpful start to a new project? Let’s dive in!
20 Free Grunge Fonts You Just Must Have I believe there is no need to explain what is grunge style all about. Day by day we see more grunge fonts out there and I am quite grateful for that! From my point of view grunge fonts are one of the coolest fonts out there. The Big Collection Of Free Design Textures - Noupe Design Blog Nov 08 2009 Knowing your resources is important in all aspects of design. You could be working on a new draft and realize you are missing one thing, texture.