This is our terms and usage guidelines for downloadable freebie files, defined as original source files that are offered free for download in our Freebie section and that links to this web page. These usage terms are aimed to provide individuals who would like to use the freebies in their work (commercial or otherwise) with a liberal use agreement, but prevent individuals to profit, redistribute, and claim ownership of the downloadable freebie files (modified or unmodified).

Usage Terms

The following are the terms of use for downloadable freebie files:

  1. You MAY NOT sell or redistribute them in any way shape or form unmodified or modified
  2. You MAY use them within the body of your work for any purpose, commercial, for-profit or otherwise
  3. You MAY NOT directly link to downloadable freebie files; you must link to the web page of the downloadable freebie files
  4. You are encouraged to give attribution to the downloadable freebie files by linking to the downloadable freebie files’ web pages

Proper Usage Examples

  • Downloading freebies and using them in your work such as (but not limited to):
    • in web design layouts, a web application interface
    • in posters, CD covers, book covers, illustrations, photo manipulations, business cards, billboards
  • Sharing them in your website by linking to the web page where people can download them
  • Using the thumbnail lead image (directly below the post title) or the preview image in the freebie web page in your website to give your readers a preview of the referenced freebie
  • You may modify the thumbnail lead image and preview image dimensions/sizes, but may not change the content of the images (e.g., removing the Design Instruct branding)

Unauthorized Usage Examples

  • Redistributing or selling the files on your website in any way shape or form
  • Modifying source files (such as converting them to another format) and then selling them or redistributing them
  • Directly linking to the download link/URL of the downloadable freebie source files