March 2010

High-Resolution Bokeh Backgrounds.

We’ve got yet another awesome freebie for you at MediaLoot. This time, they have one of the largest collection of bokeh-style backgrounds on the web. This set contains 7 different bokeh styles, each with a variety of colors, for a grand total of over 30 high-res backgrounds.

Over 270 free Vintage Textures.

Recently ConceptDezain was in the need of some vintage textures for a personal project, so he started looking and found some great stuff, and that gave him this idea, ” why not put together in a post all the resources that he`d  found to help in someone else search”. So this one is for you, hope it helps!

Massive Grunge Texture Pack.

LostAndTaken has managed to go out and shoot a whole bunch of new textures to give away, a massive pack of grunge textures. he’s pretty sure this is most textures he’s posted at one time, not to mention some of his personal favorites.

30 Stock Paper textures.

As a designer, it’s not always possible to take the time to generate your own textures for all of your graphics. Thankfully, there are tons of convenient stock paper textures that others have freely contributed to the design community! CraftDsign have gathered 30 of their favorites in this gigantic list!

A showcase of Textures in Print Design.

PsdTutsPlus showcases a great selection of print design projects that make good use of textures; making the work more visually appealing. The showcase is followed by a small selection of useful links and resources.

Leather Texture Pack.

In this exclusive DesignInstruct freebie, you will be able to avail yourself of some high-resolution and large-dimension leather textures that you can use in your personal and commercial work. The sizes range from 1496px to 2000px in width. There are a variety of leather textures for you to enjoy, use, and choose from. The file format of the images is JPG.

Grunge Striped textures.

Today we are releasing a pack of seven grunge striped textures. The textures were made with stacking multiple layers and using various custom made brushes made from selected textures you can find on our free texture website Startextures.

Free Grass textures.

The textures articles keep on coming from DesignYourWay. This time they’ve got some free grass textures which you can download and use the best way you know. Be sure to check the stock’s license given by their authors.

Massive Textures Showcase – Creative examples of Use, Premium Packs and Tutorials.

PsdTutsPlus have a showcase of web design, print design and illustration projects that use textures to their advantage, followed by a huge round-up of textures for you to use in your own design work, and finally a small selection of great tutorials to help you incorporate the textures you’ve downloaded into your work.

February 2010

Over 60 Vintage Textures every designer should have.

The most important aspects of a good vintage style design is the use of authentic looking textures. Each one of these textures at MediaDesignBlueprint consists of 4-5 different images layered together in Photoshop to get the end result you see here. They usually used one fabric texture, two paper textures, and a grunge texture along with the pattern to get the effect that they wanted.