ColorBurned is offering 50 plaid-patterned swatches for Adobe Illustrator users, free to download. Plaid patterns can have countless uses for fashion design or textiles, graphic or web design, package design and more. What makes this set so great is that each seamless vector pattern has been converted to a swatch. Swatches are great because of the flexibility that they provide. You can perform a number of transformations on them including scale and rotate without affecting the shape of the object they are applied to. A brief tutorial on how to install swatches into Adobe Illustrator is included. Scroll down below all the preview images for the download link.
200+ free grunge Photoshop brushes
The Grunge look is all the rage right now, so don’t miss out on this huge collection of free grunge brushes for Adobe Photoshop at YouTheDesigner. Many of these brushes are of very high resolution, making them perfect for Web and print design work.
Add sparks to your Photoshop image
Adding a little spark to your image is simple with Grinder Sparks, a free high-resolution Photoshop brush set from Nathan Brown at Room122. I love Photoshop brushes because they’re so versatile, and I can see that this brush collection offers many possibilities. The 8 brushes in the set are all of high quality, and large enough for most print resolution uses.
Free world maps in vector format
Looking for world maps in vector format? Look no further than this collection of free vector world maps from WebResourcesDepot! Several different styles of maps are included on the list, from standard line-art to stylized version as seen above.
Free vector art envelope icons
YouTheDesigner recently released a new set of envelope icons in vector format, free for download and use in your commercial projects. The collection is of superb quality and detail, and because they’re Illustrator files, easily editable to suit your needs.
60 Free texture images for your next Web design project
DESIGNM.AG has put together a list of fantastic texture images available from Stock.xchng. The free textures are categorized as follows:
Each preview image in the list links directly to the download page on Stock.xchng where you can grab the image. It should be noted that many, but not all, of the images are only suitable for Web design as far as resolution goes. Thanks to DESIGNM.AG for putting together a great list!
Free font: REVOLTing
At first sight, Vtks Revolt is an utterly… well, revolting font. Still, I can’t help but think that there’s a project just waiting for this font. As always, DaFont offers something for everyone. If Revolt isn’t to your liking, perhaps a font full of televisions is what you’re looking for.
Free textures for your Photoshop designs
I love “free.” Free is good. Combine the words Photoshop and free and I’m really happy! Lost/Taken has a plethora of high quality free textures for your design and photography projects. High resolution textures are categorized by tags, making it easy to find what you’re looking for in a nice clean layout. Rust, wood, foliage, metal and more textures await. These textures are free to use in your personal or commercial projects.
Free font: Fusty Saddle
BitBox has just released another free TrueType font called Fusty Saddle (fusty means “Old fashioned in attitude or style). It’s a rustic, western-style font similar in style to the old Adobe favorite, Mesquite. Fusty Saddle makes for a great display font, to be used in headlines only. The only problem I have with the font is that there are no punctuation characters such as period, comma, quote or exclamation point. These characters are still important in headlines. That being said, it’s still a beautiful font. You can download Fusty Saddle here.
Another Photoshop brush paradise
I’ve listed a ton of places to get Photoshop Brushes in the past. Today I have yet another to add to your bookmarks. PSBrushes has categorized thousands of Photoshop brushes along with convenient preview images for your download enjoyment. Categories like Grunge, Space, Plants, Oriental, and Fractals make it extremely easy to find exactly what you’re looking for. Some of the sets are quite large, containing over 80 brushes each. Others are smaller and very specific, with only 8 to 10 per set. All are quality sets.