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Graphics / 9 Apr 2018

7 Tips for Using Background Textures in Web Design

This is not your typical roundup of textures to use for website backgrounds. If you are looking for a specific texture, we have those here. But what if you want to create your own? Or find a way to customize a texture to fit your project? That’s what we’ll focus on today.

While there are many ways to use textures in web design, you’ll get a lot more mileage out of those backgrounds if you take a modern approach, and follow a few simple rules. Here are seven tips to help you use background textures in web design well (and in-line with 2018 design patterns and trends).

Inspiration / 9 Jan 2018

30+ Best Line Patterns & Textures

Whether you’re working on a product packaging design, a greeting card, or even a website background, incorporating one of these line patterns and textures can help you achieve a pro result.

No need to spend hours of your valuable time searching for beautiful line patterns. We scoured the web to find the best line patterns and textures to help you get a headstart with your design process.

This collection includes both free patterns and premium items from Envato Elements (where you get unlimited downloads for a single price). Have a look and see if you can find a pattern suitable for your project.

Inspiration / 28 Nov 2017

20+ Best Space & Nebula Background Textures

Space and nebula-themed backgrounds sit perfectly behind bold text and objects. These colorful space textures make your designs appear brighter than a single color background as well — they have a wonderful personality.

Whether you’re looking for a gorgeous space background for a web design project, or even just to use one as your desktop background, you can find many different types of space and nebula themed backgrounds and textures in this collection. It’s the perfect way to take your next graphic design project into another world!

Inspiration / 21 Nov 2017

20+ Best Watercolor Background Textures

Using watercolor backgrounds and textures, with a watercolor painting effect, is a trend that took the world of design by surprise. These unique, colourful backgrounds can work beautifully with typography and simple design elements to give any design a fun edge.

The background is an important part of any design project. Whether it’s a website design, an app, graphic, or even a slideshow, the background is the foundation that helps you highlight the core content of a design. Which is why should always be careful when choosing a background for your designs.

To show you how great these backgrounds can look, we’ve handpicked a set of the best watercolor backgrounds and textures you can use for various kinds of projects — all of which can be downloaded and used in your own projects!

Inspiration / 9 Nov 2017

20+ Beautiful Geometric & Polygon Background Textures

Looking for a great polygon background texture for your design? Then you’re going to love this collection of free and premium geometric and poly background textures.

Low poly and geometric backgrounds are now turning out to be one of the most popular trends in design this year. They’re being used for both website and graphic designs to give the designs a retro and a pop-art look. Suffice to say, these textures do add an attractive, modern look to any project.

We’ve hand picked a few great free and premium poly and geometric textures you can use with your next project!

Software / 30 Jul 2012

How to Turn Photographic Textures Into Masks in Photoshop

Texture is a key element of design. Learning how to wield and apply textures effectively will really open up your level of skill and proficiency in Photoshop.

Today we’re going to learn about a super quick and easy way to take a photographic texture and turn it into a mask that affects the transparency of a layer. No matter how proficient you are with Photoshop, you should be able to pick up this technique and begin using it on your projects today.

Freebies / 25 Feb 2012

Weekly Freebies: 35 Free Textures for Spring

Every week we search all over the web and bring you a handpicked selection of the finest design freebies around. We do all the research and you reap the benefits!

This week’s collection of freebies contains thirty-five textures that will have you aching for winter to pass and spring to begin. You’ll no doubt have some seasonal design projects coming up so be sure and grab a few of these in advance!

Freebies / 30 Dec 2011

Weekly Freebies: 50 Prime Paint Textures

2011 is drawing to a close and we have time for one more freebies post. Here are fifty awesome cracked and peeling paint textures to help make your designs a little more interesting.

All of the images in this post are Creative Commons-licensed content for commercial use, adaptation, modification or building upon. Just be sure to provide a link back to the original image author and you should be able to use them however you want!

Graphics / 22 Nov 2011

Three Quick Design Tricks: Break Out Screenshots, Easy Starbursts and Vector Grunge Textures

Today we have a small collection of completely random but very useful design tricks that you should keep in the back of your mind the next time you need a new idea.

I’ll show you a quick way to make a software screenshot more interesting, how to create awesome vector grunge textures and a super fast way to build a vector starburst.

Freebies / 11 Nov 2011

Weekly Freebies: 20+ Fiercely Fiery Photo Textures

As a follow up to our 50 Wonderful Water and Ice Textures, we’ve wrangled up over twenty beautiful and fierce fire textures for you to use in your next design project.

Each image is licensed for commercial use so you can use them pretty much however you want, just be sure to check for attribution as many authors simply want you to give them credit in some small way. Enjoy!

Weekly Freebies: 50 Wonderful Water and Ice Textures
Freebies / 23 Sep 2011

Weekly Freebies: 50 Wonderful Water and Ice Textures

This week’s set of freebies is a group of textures dedicated to our good friend H20. Water is one of the most fascinating things on the planet and it makes for a fantastic background element in design work, both in liquid and in ice form.

Enjoy these fifty free to use textures and incorporate them into your own work. Each is licensed under a “Creative Commons-licensed content for commercial use, adaptation, modification or building upon” agreement, meaning that you can use them pretty much however you want as long as you toss in some credit for the authors.

Weekly Freebies: 50 Fantastic Fall Textures
Freebies / 9 Sep 2011

Weekly Freebies: 50 Fantastic Fall Textures

September is here, which means (for some parts of the world) jackets, falling leaves, football and maybe even some hot cocoa. It’s my absolute favorite time of year, but sadly I live in a dry, hot desert so I don’t really get to experience it properly!

Whether you’re in the midst of autumn or just wishing you were, take a look at these fantastic fall textures from some really gifted photographers. Each image is licensed for commercial use with attribution so feel free to grab them for your next project!