Metal: Texture Pack

Metal: Texture Pack

This freebie contains an assortment of 8 free metal textures. The metal textures are high-res and large in size (4252x2835px). You can download and use them free of charge for your commercial and personal works, just please do read the Design Instruct freebies policy (thank you).

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Winners of $99 Worth of Stock Photos on TheAdStock

Winners of $99 Worth of Stock Photos on TheAdStock

We previously ran a giveaway for two 100-point credits — which are worth $99 — on TheAdStock, a site where you can buy stock photography images. In this post, we announce the two lucky winners.

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Your Creative Workspace: A “Clean” Perspective

Your Creative Workspace: A “Clean” Perspective

I was cleaning out my office the other day – as I usually do every 3 or 4 months – and I immediately realized something as I was throwing out the garbage this time around: I enjoyed doing it.

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20 Websites to Get Your Creativity Started

20 Websites to Get Your Creativity Started

Here at Design Instruct, we love great creative work no matter what medium it comes in. However, sometimes it’s best to venture off into other creative realms so that we can gain new insights and fresh perspectives. We believe that in order to do good design work, we have to draw from all aspects of life and let our work be influenced as such. Not only do we rid ourselves of only looking at our own work as merely “work” it also affords us the opportunity to see what we do as it relates to a much larger creative community.

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Vintage Photo Effect in Photoshop

Vintage Photo Effect in Photoshop

This tutorial will show you how to apply a simple vintage photo effect using Photoshop. We’re going to use image adjustments, adjustment layers and layer styles to apply the vintage effect on a regular photo so that we can keep our work easily editable.

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Giveaway: $99 Worth of Stock Photos on TheAdStock

Giveaway: $99 Worth of Stock Photos on TheAdStock

We’ve partnered up with TheAdStock — a recently-launched site providing high quality images/photos — to give two lucky Design Instruct readers 100 points (worth $99) that they can use on TheAdStock. Read on to see how you can win one of these excellent prizes!

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Typography Inspiration: May 2012

Typography Inspiration: May 2012

Today, we’ve compiled some amazing typographic designs done by some very talented artists! We love seeing the new ideas that artists are coming up with and we like it even more when they apply it to words! Check them out. Enjoy!

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Humor in Design

Humor in Design

Humor is a funny thing (puns!). It manifests differently in every person and culture and yet it elicits the same emotional reaction within all of us: laughter and amusement. That is why humor is such an effective tool in communication. Often, we’ll see something clever or funny or “LOL-worthy” and automatically, we have a positive feeling about what we’ve just seen which is why humor is used throughout most of the creative arts.

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Winners of UPrinting Die-Cut Business Cards

Winners of UPrinting Die-Cut Business Cards

We recently ran a giveaway of five sets of 250 business cards with free shipping from the awesome folks at UPrinting to be handed out to five lucky Design Instruct participants. Read this post to discover who the winners are.

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Mixed Grunge: Texture Pack

Mixed Grunge: Texture Pack

This free texture pack contains 7 unique mixed grunge textures that can be used in a variety of situations. These textures are perfect when you need to add some grit and grime to your designs, but can also come in handy to add more subtle texture using Photoshop’s different blend modes. This freebie is brought to you by Design Panoply.

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Font Collection: Thin and Light

Font Collection: Thin and Light

Ultra light or “hairline” fonts lend your designs a very delicate and luxurious feel. However, since these types of fonts usually have very small line weights, most of them are only useful in display sizes. The free fonts featured here all are very thin and light weight and we’re sure you’ll find amazing uses for them!

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Watercolor Splashes: Texture Pack

Watercolor Splashes: Texture Pack

Today, we have a really great freebie for you guys! It’s springtime and for some reason, springtime always reminds me of watercolors so I decided to make these high resolution textures for you to use in your various design endeavors. Check them out. Enjoy!

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