Category: Resources

Free Font: Ballpark

Free font: Ballpark

Ballpark font for your sports-themed designs

Among the 600-plus fonts that FontSquirrel offers, free for commercial use, Ballpark is one of those fonts that you don’t use often, but you’re glad you have it when you need it.

FontSquirrel is one of my favorite font resource sites, and I highly recommend bookmarking it for future font searches.

iPad GUI elements in a layered PSD file

Apple iPad GUI Elements

Apple iPad GUI Elements in a layered Photoshop file

Teehan+lax has made available a layered Photoshop file containing all the iPad GUI elements you could possibly need. The file is built using vectors, so it’s all still fully editable. If you need to mock up something quickly for a client, this layered Photoshop file will certainly do the trick.

You can download the 24MB layered Photoshop file here.

And if you have the need for an iPhone version, grab the 9MB layered Photoshop file here.

Free font: Jane Austen

Jane Austen font

Jane Austen: A unique and readable calligraphic font


When you’re on the hunt for unique and readable fonts, one of the most difficult to find is calligraphic/script fonts. They’re usually too scripty, not scripty enough, or flat-out ugly. Jane Austen might be the answer to your prayers.

Free textures: Grunge frames

Grunge frames

Caleb Kimbrough's grunge frame texture collection


Caleb Kimbrough has quite a vast collection of beautiful textures available on Flickr that’s definitely worth checking out. In the latest upload, we have five awesome grunge frames. The textures are available under the CreativeCommons Attribution license, meaning you are free to use them as long as you attribute the work to the authoer, usually with a link back to the photo page.

Be sure to check out Caleb’s Photostream for more great textures.

Free fraction-to-decimal chart

Fraction-to-decimal chart

Fraction-to-decimal chart makes conversions easy


Life was much easier back in the days when everyone used Points and Picas for measurements in the design field. Has anyone ever been told to provide an ad 6 59/64 wide? For years I’ve used this fraction-to-decimal chart, keeping it tacked to the wall next to my monitor for quick reference.

You can download the free fraction-to-decimal chart here.

Download over 6,000 Photoshop brushes

Photoshop brush mecca

Photoshop brush mecca

BrushKing offers over 6,000 brushes in multitudes of brush packs, all free and available for download. All the brushes are categorized for easy surfing, and each brush pack has its own page with a preview image, brush info, author, license and download links.

Free Font: Junction

Free font download The League of Movable Type has released Junction, a beautiful sans serif typeface with an old-style serif look to it. Junction is an OpenType font with upper and lower case letters, punctuation and numbers; and is free to use for personal and commercial projects.