Creating a nice background is easy breezy using patterns. Patterns, especially the seamless and repeating ones are great for any design since you do not need to worry about having the wrong size for your background. It can fill any space no matter how big without having to worry about resolution. Today, we see a lot of designs using patterns. They are used heavily for printed materials such as invitation cards, brochures, flyers and even for phone casings.
Paisley designs have been in fashion for more than a hundred years. This twisted tear-drop design and pattern has a long and varied history, involving Scottish shawls, the Franco-Prussian war and the swinging sixties. Today, paisleys are currently going through a revival as exhibited in some of the current collections. Paisley designs are not just common in fashion industry. You see them in interior decorations as well as in online and web designs.
In this post, we put together a total of 35 mockups in editable Photoshop PSD format that you can use to showcase your magazine layout designs. You can also use these templates to see how a print ad on a magazine would look like. Likewise, these can also be used to showcase your personal design portfolio in a more interesting way. Or, perhaps, you want to feature yourself (with your photos) on a magazine cover or in a magazine spread.
It’s been said that being near the ocean can make you calmer and more creative. If you are like me who spend most of my waking hours in front of computer, then perhaps, displaying a beautiful underwater scene as desktop wallpaper can help in keeping us inspired and creative.
Adding a paper texture to a design are much easier to achieve using patterns. Seamless patterns are great because they are not resolution-dependent. Her are over 300 seamless paper patterns and backgrounds that you can download for free. Some look vintage and grungy while others look crisp and versatile.
Damasks, which originated in Damascus, Syria, is a classic yet trendy pattern for home decoration, craft, and apparel projects. Here is a roundup of more than 200 damask patterns that you can download free. Use them to add vintage feel to digital and printed designs.
Monograms are created by combining or overlapping two or more letters to form one symbol. Usually, monograms are formed by combining the initials of a person or a married couple or a company, to be used for identity and branding materials or as recognizable symbols or logos. Here are 18 free monogram font and types that are great for making trendy logos, wedding invitations, business cards, stationery, etc.
Ethnic or tribal patterns are very popular. Here are 79 tribal patterns in both vector and .pat formats you can download and use for free. These loud bright patterns have overtaken not just the web but also packaging and fashion as well as interior design. They are everywhere. You see them in clothes in packaging of cosmetics as well as in upholstered furniture.
Summertime is synonymous to parties and music festivals. Thus, we think it is timely to come up with a round up of free vectors and clip art that you can use for your music-related designs. Here are 32 sets of free music clip art that you can download as vector graphics. These are great for party flyers and posters for music festivals, parties.
Another design trend that is steadily gaining popularity (in addition is the use of paisley patterns. Surely, you have encountered one paisley designed item once in your life but maybe you just don’t know what a paisley is. Here are free resources for paisley patterns both vector and PAT files.