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Inspiration / 15 Feb 2011

Weekly Freebies: 30 Beautiful Bokeh Textures

On a technical level, the term “bokeh” refers to the aesthetic quality of the blur in a photograph. Photos and even lenses are often judged by this factor and points of light in the distance are one of the most commonly seen tests and experiments in this area.

The images that result from these experimentations are quite beautiful and have really captured the attention of designers in recent years. Today we’ve rounded up thirty of our favorite free bokeh textures for you to use in your designs. Enjoy!

Graphics / 3 Jan 2011

Weekly Freebies: 10 Great Grunge Paper Textures

You can simply never have too many grungy paper backgrounds at your disposal. Unfortunately, many roundups shoot for quantity over quality in this area so it can be difficult to track down real, usable resources. We sifted through tons of paper textures to bring you ten of the best we could find.

All textures are sourced from Flickr Creative Commons and Lost and Taken. They’re all very large and ready to use. About half require simple attribution in the form of a link while the rest are usable with no restrictions. Enjoy!

CSS / 13 May 2010

Create Seamless Web Background Textures in Minutes

Ever wondered how some web designers come up with such great background textures? It’s actually way easier than you might think. It only takes a few minutes and a single Photoshop filter that you’ve probably never used.

Intrigued? Read on to see the step by step instructions for creating tileable textures out of almost any image.

Graphics / 2 Nov 2009

50 Outstanding Free Design Textures

A few good textures can take a boring design and turn into something stunning. As a designer, you should seek to build a library of all kinds of textures to complement a range of styles. Here are 50 completely free and ready to download textures to get you started.

30+ Best High-Quality Photoshop & Illustrator Brushes

Inspiration / 8 Oct 2019

30+ Best High-Quality Photoshop & Illustrator Brushes

We’ve put together a collection of our favorite, high-quality Photoshop and Illustrator brushes, to help you put the perfect finishing touch on your next design.

A Photoshop or Illustrator brush is, at its simplest, exactly what you’d expect — a way to draw a particular line or style in a Photoshop or Illustrator document. Click, drag, and paint like you’re using a brush! But in practice, brushes can be used for so much more. From textures and patterns to lighting and stylish effects, the versatility shown in these examples will give a great idea of what’s possible with a top-notch brush pack!

We’ve also covered off some Illustrator & Photoshop brush FAQs to help answer some common questions.

20+ Best Outline Fonts

Inspiration / 4 Oct 2019

20+ Best Outline Fonts

If you’re working on a poster, flyer, or greeting card design, an outline font is a great choice for adding titles and headlines that attract attention. In this post, we’re featuring some of the best outline fonts you can use in not only print designs but in digital graphic designs as well.

Unlike most other types of fonts, an outline font is easily recognizable. Just as the name suggests, an outline font features a character design that only consists of outlines without a fill. These fonts are widely used to create attractive titles and headlines. They are also used in logo and stationery designs as well.

This collection includes a mixed collection of outline fonts you can use in various types of professional, decorative, and business graphic designs. Take a look and see if you can find an outline font that suits your project (and be sure to read through our tips for using outline fonts for some more helpful pointers!)

Typographic Posters: 100 Stunning Examples

Inspiration / 13 Sep 2019

Typographic Posters: 100 Stunning Examples

Typography is all about delivering art and information in a beautiful medium. Designing typographic posters is no easy task, and arranging and modifying each individual component is a skilled task.

Not only that, special care has to be taken when it comes to the legibility and aesthetics of the fonts being used in the poster, choosing a type that works well together and conveys the right impression.

To pay our tribute to all the experienced typographic artists in today’s post, as well as inspire you to try your own hand at this type of art, we have come up with a grand compilation of a hundred typographic posters from around the web.

Read on to browse through some delightful inspiration and beautiful art.

17+ Best Free Adobe Illustrator Brushes

Inspiration / 27 Aug 2019

17+ Best Free Adobe Illustrator Brushes

If you’re looking for new and creative Illustrator brushes to expand your collection, you’ve come to the right place. In this post, we’re sharing a collection of handpicked and free Adobe Illustrator brushes in various categories.

Whether you’re an artist working on a new drawing or a designer enhancing a digital design, this list has all sorts of Illustrator brushes for everyone. Keep scrolling to explore the collection and be sure to download all the brushes. After all, they are free!

We’ve also created a quick guide on how to add brushes to Illustrator to help you out with installing these.

20+ Best Free Photoshop Brushes 2019

Inspiration / 20 Aug 2019

20+ Best Free Photoshop Brushes 2019

If you’re a professional designer or an illustrator who use Photoshop for design work you’ll find this collection of free Photoshop brushes quite valuable.

With the right set of brushes, you can go beyond your imagination to create unique graphic designs, illustrations, effects, backgrounds, and so much more using Photoshop. Of course, you don’t always have to pay to get the best brushes.

We scoured the web to find the best free Photoshop brushes and divided them into a few popular categories. Have a look.

30+ Best Watercolor Photoshop Actions

Inspiration / 19 Aug 2019

30+ Best Watercolor Photoshop Actions

Whether you’re designing a unique website background, a poster, sketch, or creating an artistic photo composition, using a watercolor Photoshop action can make your design stand out from the crowd.

A watercolor effect it’s not an easy effect to master when created from scratch. It takes a lot of work, time, and skill to achieve a realistic watercolor effect in Photoshop. The good news is that using a watercolor Photoshop action can help you skip the learning curve and experiment with a watercolor effect in just a few clicks!

In this collection, we’re featuring some of the best watercolor Photoshop actions you can use to turn your photos into watercolor art, craft amazing backgrounds, and do much more.

We’ve also collected a set of tips for choosing watercolor Photoshop actions to help you make a decision on what type of action you need.

50+ Best Photoshop Actions of 2019

Inspiration / 12 Aug 2019

50+ Best Photoshop Actions of 2019

Adobe Photoshop Actions are a great feature of the app, allowing you to create a process or workflow, record how it worked, and then easily repeat the process again for other photographs or design elements.

Today we’ve collected some of the best Photoshop actions out there, for photographers and graphic designers alike.

They cost just a few dollars but give you an incredibly powerful toolkit to easily repeat complex and intricate processes.

30+ Best Poster Mockup Templates 2019

Inspiration / 9 Aug 2019

30+ Best Poster Mockup Templates 2019

Without the right poster mockup to showcase your work professionally, your poster design doesn’t have the chance to stand out from the crowd. It’s often easy to overlook the way you present and showcase your poster designs! That’s why it’s worth investing in a set of useful poster mockup templates, to showcase your work in a beautiful setting.

If you’re working on a poster design right now, you’re in luck. Because we’ve picked out a collection of the absolute best poster mockups from all over the web, which you can use for presenting your work.

Whatever your poster style, theme, or size, we’ll have something in this collection for you.

We’re also featuring tips for modern poster design to help you with your poster design project!