Category: Resources

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.

Free Font: LL Cooper

Free font Another great grungy font from dafont.com. LL Cooper offers upper and lowercase characters as well as numbers and a reasonable amount of punctuation characters.

Free Smoke brushes for Photoshop users

A while back I told you about some free smoke textures you could download and use in your Photoshop designs. But if those textures didn’t quite fit your needs, perhaps you would be better off creating your own texture backgrounds. Free smoke brushes for Photoshop QBrushes has an awesome set of 21 free smoke brushes for use in Photoshop. Using them on top of color backgrounds and messing with the layer settings can yield some pretty cool results!