Halftone screen patterns are a key ingredient of retro design, but it can be difficult to find or create realistic screentone style resources. Photoshop and Illustrator can produce halftone effects, but the result is a series of perfectly formed circles which don’t look very antique at all and fail to capture that grungy rock poster vibe. I’ve manually created a collection of distressed halftone patterns by hand to achieve that authentic printed appearance. There’s 12 patterns in total, each varying in dot size and density to provide a range of texturing resources.
I literally risked my life to bring you this week’s texture pack and I have charred fingers to prove it! Grab this free set of high resolution burnt paper textures to incinerate your designs, perfect for giving pages an antique appearance or creating an old treasure map. Each burnt paper is available as a high resolution JPEG or a PNG file with transparency. With a few simple steps you can overlay these textures onto your designs and create a realistic burnt edge effect.
Quickly and easily create yourself a retro/vintage style logo with these 6 free customisable insignias. Open up the file, edit the text and you instantly have a trendy emblem for some fun branding or cool apparel merchandise. Every one of these logos/emblems has been constructed in Photoshop to allow for full customisation. All the text layers are editable with freely downloadble fonts and every elements is constructed as a vector shape to maintain scalability.
Subtle textures are always handy when you’re looking to add some detail to your design projects or to just produce a cool background for your mockups. This free set of textures features 6 high resolution files, each with subtle markings and a muted colour overlay to quickly and easily add a touch of grunge to your work.
I’ve shared all kinds of free design resources on my blog over the years but one freebie I’ve never actually made is a set of Photoshop Actions, so today I’m going to change that with this free pack of actions to enhance your photos. The set contains 14 unique actions that will transform your images with various levels of colour correction to create trendy retro, vintage or fashion style effects.
I recently received some great comments about my old Photoshop brush packs from way back in 2009, so I thought I’d get busy and create a fresh set to add to the collection. This free pack of Photoshop brushes features 12 bristly dry brush strokes with whispy lines and detailed edges, perfect for roughing up your artwork or distressing your edges.