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WDL Vector Pack: Hand Drawn Ornate Elements

By / Mar 30, 2009 / Freebies

Since the first time I laid eyes on them, I’ve been a fan of ornate designs. The flowing lines and elegant forms can really make a design stand out. While not ideal for every situation, they really can be used on a variety of projects. I wanted to make these a bit different, so I…

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40+ Beautiful Patterns and Textures for Ornate Backgrounds

By / Mar 23, 2009 / Freebies

The use of ornate patterns in web design has been popular for several years now. Not only does it add a lot of intricate detail, but it’s also a great way to add a level of sophistication to a design. Here are some of the most beautiful ornate patterns and textures that I have found.

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22 Extremely Detailed and Beautiful Icon Sets

By / Mar 16, 2009 / Freebies

Icons come in many different sizes and styles. Some are flat and solid colors, while others can be very detailed. Icons in web design are often used to enhance content and navigation, but the ones in this post are so detailed that they could easily stand alone as beautiful works of art. So if you…

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1000 Free Business Cards from UPrinting

By / Mar 10, 2009 / Freebies

About a month ago, we launched a new site called Card Observer. It’s a gallery that showcases beautiful business cards. Since the launch it has delivered a lot of inspiration to a lot people. Now I’m going to tell you where you can get a lot of business cards printed for free.

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18 Photoshop Brush Sets for Creating Incredible Lighting Effects

By / Feb 16, 2009 / Freebies

A couple of months ago, we took a look at 28 Powerful Photoshop Lighting Effects. This time I want to show you some of the most incredible Photoshop brushes I’ve found that can be used to create similar stuff. If you have a project coming up that requires some type of lighting effect, you will…

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40 Super Sleek Fonts for Clean Web Design

By / Feb 10, 2009 / Freebies

A few weeks ago, I showed you some of the best fonts for use in grunge style design. Creating grungy designs can be fun, but sometimes a site requires a cleaner approach, one where artsy design elements take a back seat to clear presentation of content. Typography plays a big role in this type of…

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200+ Beautiful Seamless Patterns Perfect for Web Design

By / Feb 3, 2009 / Freebies

Seamless patterns are a great way to add a big impact to a web design without a lot of effort. Here are 223 of them that are absolutely beautiful. Whether you use patterns to fill the entire background of your site or just a specific area of your design, you will definitely find these useful.

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Ultimate Grunge Pack: 40 High-Res Textures

By / Jan 23, 2009 / Freebies

If there is one thing that is ubiquitous among almost all grunge web designs, it’s having a good quality grunge texture or dirty background image. I’ve created the following 40 grunge textures to help you in the search for that perfect texture for your designs. If you’d like to discover more free, high-res textures come…

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25 Best Tech Interface Photoshop Brushes Ever Created

By / Jan 21, 2009 / Freebies

I wouldn’t normally devote an entire post to a single set of Photoshop brushes, but if there is ever a set of Photoshop brushes that deserves it, it’s this one. A few weeks ago, Niki Brown told us how Design Is In The Details. The level of detail in these brushes is astonishing. According to…

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30 Most Incredible Textures for Vintage Style Design

By / Jan 14, 2009 / Freebies

One of the most important aspects of a good vintage style design is the use of authentic looking textures. Since most of you probably don’t have time to browse the local antique shop, and your grandmother’s attic is miles away, we’ve put together a list of some of the best vintage textures we have ever…