Weekly Free Design Goods Roundup

It’s always fun to find high quality design resources for a good price. Even better than that? High quality, commercial use design assets for free. Who doesn’t like free goods? Sure, you can find lots of free fonts, vectors, and photos online. However, many of those resources are either low-quality or only for personal or demo use. Personal use is just fine for many folks, but for creative professionals who do work for clients, it’s nice to have a full library of goods with a commercial license. I believe it’s important to follow the letter of the law- especially with free goods- when it comes to licensing, because someone out there used their talent and took the time to create something high quality. That’s why I always enjoy finding high-quality resources that are also good for commercial or client work.

I’ve found several sources of free goods that are particularly useful. Whether you’re looking for new wallpaper for your desktop or designing for a client, I hope these will be helpful to you, too: Continue reading

10 Stone Textures – Volume 1 Released

I just released a new high-quality texture pack in my Creative Market shop! Check it out here.

These 10 high quality stone textures will provide a rugged edge to your designs. Delivered as high-quality 400 dpi PNG files, they’ll make a great background for your site, scrapbook, brochure, or other rustic design. You can even darken them up and add filters in Photoshop to create your very own custom vintage chalkboard background! 

I recently posted a sneak peek of the stone textures with a free blackboard texture.

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Freebie! Chalkboard Texture and Chalk Design Inspiration

Chalk lettering is so popular today, thanks to the beautiful artwork being created by talented chalk designers for companies, stores, restaurants, events, and even home decorations. It’s definitely been added to the list of my new favorite design styles.

Live a Quiet Life... Dana Tanamachi

Chalkboard Artist Dana Tanamachi’s Signature Piece

Jerky Co. Dana Tanamachi

A chalkboard advertisement also by Dana Tanamachi

Check out my Pinterest Board, Typography & Lettering, for more hand lettering and chalk-lettered inspiration. Continue reading

Freebie! Vintage Scrapbooking Textures

Today I’ve got something fun for everyone- some free textures for you to use in your personal and commercial designs!

This distressed set of textures, available in 12 vintage colors, is a perfect background or texture for greeting cards, scrapbooks, digital albums, banners, and more. Two different sizes and orientations make it great for any project. The 12×12 size makes it a perfect fit for digital scrapbooks.

ABOUT THE TEXTURES

  • 12 Vintage Colors
  • File Format: jpg
  • Resolution: 300 dpi
  • Two Sizes: 10″ x 8″ (3000px by 2400px) and 12″ x 12″ (3600px by 3600px) – a perfect size for digital scrapbook papers
  • Covered under the Basic License
  • Colors include: Scarlet, Earth, Treasure Map, Parchment, Sepia, Winter Forest, Sage, Aqua, Oasis, Blue Smoke, Royalty, and Marble. All the colors are shown here:

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A Month of Sundays Recap and Free Vector Drop Caps!

Thanks so much for following along with the Month of Sundays Drop Cap project! I had a lot of fun creating a new drop cap for all the letters of the alphabet with my latest font family, Sunday Best. What will you create with Sunday Best? Did you find the tutorials useful?

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Download the Drop Caps!

MonthofSundays DropCapsAs a special thank you for sticking around for a Month of Sundays, you can now download the vector version of the drop caps! I’ve also archived all the PNG files together in one zip file for your convenience, as a separate download. Download the .zip files here: Continue reading