50 Best-Of Designer’s (NEW) Download Picks and Resources

July 9th, 2009

For months, we have been bookmarking interesting, useful and creative resources every designer is looking for, so you can now rest assured that you will have the necessary tools to get the job done.

Due to this phenomenally vast amount of vector packs, icons, fnts, brushes, patterns available, you can now add dirt, rust, floral effect, swirls, mold, oil stains in your artwork and to give it any look you want.

So in today’s post, you’ll find an assortment of top-notch Vector Packs, brushes, patterns, Free Fonts, Icon Sets and .PSD downloadable files that others have freely contributed to the design community.

Vector Graphic Packs

Doodles and Sketches

The pack comprises of a range of random pieces, including leaves, drops, bolts, arrows, hearts and textures.

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Cute Vector Penguin

This Penguin was used for a plumbing website to bring a soft,cold and cuddly image for the brand.

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Tropical Jungle Pack

It is a great design element to include for your adventure or tropical island themes.

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milky-way donkey

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Vector Decorative Ornament

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Painting meadow

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14 Exclusive Floral Stamps Vectors

Asmaa Murad, from Aivault, has created an awesome set of floral stamps for Vectips! I quickly got lost in creating scatter brushes, patterns, and more with the 14 Floral Stamps.

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Wallpaper pattern Free Vector Graphic

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Retro Pattern

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Inside this pack, you’ll find close ups of bones, teeth, claws, rib cages, silhouettes, and even punk-ready illustrated skeleton characters.

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Abstract Tree

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Flower Vector

One super hot file of various botanical and flourish like elements.

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Abstract Texture Pack 2

A large set of 10 stunning high resolution (2080×1544) abstract textures, free for both commercial and non-commercial use.

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10 Grunge Book Texture

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These textures were made in Photoshop by layering various grunge and paper textures together along with floral patterns.

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10 High-Quality Free Brown Paper Textures

In this set, you’ll find 10 free and high-resolution brown paper textures which can be used in a wide range of ways.

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3 Grunge Textures from

3 hi-res grunge textures: concentrate, wall, rust, peeling, wood…

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9 Spray Paint Textures

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Icon Sets

Furry Monster Icon Set

This icon set comes from the Spoon Graphics Blog, they feature a set of four furry multi-colored monsters. The icons are compatible with both Macs and PCs. Along with the icons comes a tutorial showing how to create these furry monsters yourself.

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50 Free and Exclusive Twitter Icons

The icons are provided in both raster and vector formats: The transparent PNG versions are 256×256, and also the Illustrator files are included so that you can resize the icons as needed. The icons are completely free for personal and commercial use.

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Birdies: Cute Free Twitter Icons For Your Blog

A set of 12 beautiful and lovely Twitter icons. All the icons included in the set have clean shapes and neutral colors that can be used for various contexts, from a “Tweet it” button for your blogs to desktop wallpapers.

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40 Cute Free Twitter Graphics: Badges, Icons & Buttons…

The set includes 40 Files in total of cute twitter graphics: Badges, Icons & Button. All in Transparent .png format. The buttons etc come with PSD files too so you can edit and re-size them as needed. The original characters come as a large High Res image which makes it very easy to scale down and use however you want.

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Watercolor Free Icon Pack

Each icon is in .png format sized at 256×256px with transparent backgrounds. The 36 different icons have varying opaquness that allow the background and texture seep through the icons like watercolor on canvas.

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Photoshop Brushes

Wet Paint Acrylic Photoshop Brushes

This Photoshop Brush Pack includes 16 High Quality, Wet Acrylic Paint strokes, all at super high resolution. Perfect for art projects, personal use, and commercial use.

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46 Stunning High Resolution Photoshop Light Effect Brushes

In this set you will find a collection of 46 high resolution Photoshop light effect brushes. These brushes are perfect for creating cool mystical or cinematic looking light effects in your designs.

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27 Grungy Film Photoshop Brushes

A set of 27 High Resolution Grungy Film Photoshop Brushes from those textures created by LostandTaken.

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10 Free Hi-Res Waterlogged Maps

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25 Fingerprint Brushes

These brushes can form great background textures, or even be the central focus of a design related to some sort of mystery.

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Old Paper Brush

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30 Free Photoshop Swirl Brushes

A set with 30 high-quality swirl Photoshop brushes with an average size 2000px. These brushes were created with Adobe Photoshop CS4 and also work with the version CS, CS2 and CS3.

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.PSD Files

Curl Preview Border

This is a Photoshop .PSD File, with a curl preview border.

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Windows 7 Box .PSD

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Paperbag .PSD

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lock PSD

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Free Fonts

20+ High-Quality Free Fonts for Retro and Vintage Design

The fonts (20+) of this list are absolutely free and you can freely use these resources for your designs, click on the images below to download them.

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Fresh Free Fonts #3

I will look forward to bring a lot of great fonts that will sure help you improve your typography work.

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21 Best Fonts for Hand Drawn Style Web

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60+ Free Fonts for Big, Bold and Beautiful Headlines

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Half serif, half sans serif. Capital letters A-Z, available only in Illustrator AI format.

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40 Free Calligraphy Fonts

Art of beautiful, stylized, or elegant handwriting or lettering with pen or brush and ink. It involves the correct formation of characters, the ordering of the various parts, and the harmony of proportions. Here is a beautiful collection of 40 Free Calligraphy Fonts to download and use.

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40 Fresh Free Fonts To Enhance Your Designs

A Collection of Fresh Free Fonts to Enhance Your Designs by which you can save money and focus on making great applications.

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DVD Case Inlay

Inlay for an Amaray DVD case.

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How to Create a Slick and Clean Button in Photoshop

This Photoshop tutorial shows you how to create a simple and clean “Web 2.0 style” button sprite with a rollover state. You’ll also learn how to set up the sprite using some basic CSS techniques (CSS background sprite and CSS text image replacement).

A .psd file is available for download.

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Worth Checking Freebies

Tiled Ornamental Twitter Background

A free repeating pattern that is ideal to be used as a twitter background, created from some Victorian images from some books.

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Old Vintage Paper Tag

The tag is in .PNG format with a transparent background, one with the text and one with it removed. Its great for adding it to web designs or photo manipulations.

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Scandinavian-style simple patterns

The tag is in .PNG format with a transparent background, one with the text and one with it removed. Its great for adding it to web designs or photo manipulations.

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Stylized Clouds

The theme of this pattern is a subtle blue sky and stylized retro clouds.

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45 comments for „50 Best-Of Designer’s (NEW) Download Picks and Resources
  1. Ozon3 on July 9th, 2009 at 5:30 am

    Thanks :)

  2. Cyndi in BC on July 9th, 2009 at 6:18 am

    Wow! Thanks!

  3. reungyos on July 9th, 2009 at 6:52 am

    Great compilation.


  4. leksa on July 9th, 2009 at 7:54 am

    “Sprite button in PSD” doesnt have a picture, or changed by the previous image… :D

  5. Maxime Perron Caissy on July 9th, 2009 at 8:16 am

    What I like is that I see some new stuff in the resources(as the title suggests).

    There are so many collections that we often see the same content on different sites, but this time this is new content. Thanks

  6. Ryan Glover on July 9th, 2009 at 8:24 am

    Fantastic collection. Thank you for putting this together!

  7. sarah on July 9th, 2009 at 9:46 am

    these are amazing! I can’t wait to test them out, thanks!s

  8. Tom - New Evolution Designs on July 9th, 2009 at 10:49 am


  9. ntiremedia on July 9th, 2009 at 11:06 am

    its been really nice of you ppl to run the blog in suceh a nice way ill pr for your secess as its helping us

  10. Ken on July 9th, 2009 at 11:10 am

    In case someone is interested I made some page curls a while back for Illustrator. Hope you can find them useful.

  11. Patternhead on July 9th, 2009 at 11:55 am

    Great list!

    Thanks for including me :D

  12. Anthony Woods on July 9th, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    Damnnnnnn now that is what you call a valuable round up! Amazing noupe! Bookmarked and will be getting stuck into these when I get a chance.


  13. Jonny Pioww on July 9th, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    Fantastic collection – we’ve seen some of these before but it’s a superb round up. Thanks!

  14. Thomas Beal on July 9th, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    Awesome Post, Thanks for including my brushes set (30 Free Photoshop Swirl Brushes) Noura.


  15. Ajay on July 9th, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    Awesome collection, thanks for sharing this post.

  16. Jim Miller on July 9th, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    Thank you for including my Penguin design. When my sites up I do lots of collections. And wil take requests.

  17. mimojito (aka Efren) on July 9th, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    Awesome, awesome, awesome list of freebies!!

  18. Mirko on July 9th, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    So many freebies… so little time to download them all!

  19. bee on July 9th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    It’s really NEW stuff – thanks a lot for this!

  20. Sunny on July 9th, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    Very valuable round up! Thanks Noupe.

  21. Guilherme on July 10th, 2009 at 12:05 am

    What about disposing one big pack with them all? =)

  22. virua on July 10th, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    Fantastic collection.

  23. BenDesign on July 10th, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    Wow. That stuff is great! Thank you. ;)

  24. Premium Theme Info on July 11th, 2009 at 2:20 am

    Thanks for the nice list!!

  25. Artisan on July 11th, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    Thank you, especially for curl preview border.

  26. webmaster9 on July 12th, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    So cool! Thanks really for your great list!

  27. Blogging Tips on July 12th, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    I like the penguin, well rest are also beautiful

  28. strony internetowe on July 13th, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    well done!

  29. Heidi on July 13th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    Wow, amazing list. Thank you!

  30. Web Design Mumbai on July 13th, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    that’s a very long and a wonderful list

    thanks a lot.

  31. bird on July 14th, 2009 at 7:30 am

    That’s good.

  32. joris_lucius on July 15th, 2009 at 3:02 am

    Really, truely amazing resources. Thanx a million!

  33. joarobles on July 16th, 2009 at 2:58 am


  34. WebCatalyst on July 16th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    Excellent Resources..
    Thanks for sharing..


  35. clipping path service on July 17th, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    its really WOW collection ! I like it

  36. A.D.K. on August 10th, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    This are nice,thanks

  37. Hetul Ranka on August 15th, 2009 at 11:20 am

    Great………….. Keep it!!!!

  38. Mario on September 1st, 2009 at 2:11 am

    Incredible list. Thanks!

  39. Logesh Paul on October 15th, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    Many thanks for the post. Its really useful…

  40. Nahir on October 23rd, 2009 at 6:43 am

    THANK YOU!!!!

  41. Cathy Mason on November 9th, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    Great resources here!
    Thank you!

  42. Gretll on February 28th, 2010 at 7:41 am

    Very nice post !

  43. Paragon Visual on March 18th, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    What a great collection of resources in one spot.

  44. nikhil on July 9th, 2010 at 12:38 am

    thanks for sharing such a nice n useful collection….

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