Light leaks effects are one of the key ingredients for giving your photos the retro style treatment. You can quickly achieve a basic light leak effect by simply painting a splodge of red in the corner of your image, but you can’t beat the authenticity of a proper light leak overlay. This free pack of light leak textures allows you to easily add a colourful light burn to your images by overlaying the texture file in Photoshop, giving you an instant retro effect.
Ornament and floral vectors are among the most sought after design resources. Not only are they great for creating elegant vintage style artwork, they also require considerable time and skill to product. This post rounds up a handy collection of some of the best free ornamental and floral vector packs from across the web, with screenshots of the actual design file so you can see exactly what you get!
A couple of weeks ago I posted a set of free vector textures for Illustrator, so I thought I’d follow that up with some similar textures for Photoshop. This pack contains a range of subtle grainy textures made up of speckles of grit and grime to give your designs that aged and distressed appearance.
In last week’s vintage logo tutorial we saw how useful vector textures can be to create that aged and weathered appearance, while maintaining a scaleable vector format. So this week I’ve gone ahead and created a pack of new texture files to give you extra choice when grunging up your vector work. Download these textures along with my vector bumper pack for free!
Over this last weekend I did a little DIY which involved spray paint. I saw this as a great opportunity to create some fresh design resources for my blog! This latest freebies is a pack of 6 high resolution spray paint Photoshop brushes, with a mix of heavy splatters, fine sprays and long runs.
Out of the array of decorative fonts available on the web handwritten fonts are absolutely the most useful. For me finding that exact style of handwriting I was looking for has always been time consuming, so I put together this roundup of the best hand drawn fonts I could find. In this collection you’re sure to find a style to match your project, download them all for free or bookmark this page for future reference.