6 Resources for Free Stock Textures

 

The best sites to get free stock textures

 

Subtle Patterns

Subtle Patterns was created and curated by Atle Mo, with the goal of providing high quality tilable texture patterns for free. Stylish presentation, unique brand design, and beautiful website come together to present an array of unique soft patterns with modern and classic looks.




Texturer

Texturer is a typical source of free textures for all kinds of work, from 3D models to graphic design. Search using keywords or a variety of categories ranging from ground, to weapons, to doors and buildings. All textures can be used for commercial or personal use, “as is.”

Texture King

Texture King offers free textures for the creative user. The asortment of textures includes raw styles like wood, dirt/sand, and concrete. This niche texture site is made specially for people looking for closeups, macro image textures from the real world.




Transparent Textures

Transparent Textures follows suit of Subtle Patterns, offering highly customizable free patterns. First you use the color picker, which then changes the background color of the whole site – effecting the transparent patterns, click on the pattern you like and the site background adopts it for you to see, finally you copy the CSS, and you’re done!

Freebies Gallery

Freebies Gallery offers creative resource material for professional and personal use, for free. Specifically, it has 3 pages of beautifully designed backgrounds for download. Filled with fine content catering to an audience who wants to see useful, relevant, and modern concepts. Made possible by the work of Asif Aleem.




Patternico

Patternico provides a tool for easily creating free patterns using a variety of fonts, icons, and other materials. Highly customizable, no non-sense approach through an interactive background interface. Apply and see changes instantly with their embeded site features allowing immense creative liberty.

Pixeden

Pixeden also offers a selection of beautiful backgrounds for free. Subtle, clean designs are available for both professional and personal use. Themes are mainly plain abstract concepts, using a spectrum of color variety and styles. These premium graphic, design, and web resources are beautifully crafted and have been downloaded more than 24,000,000 times.


10 Free Mockups Tools

 

The best sites to get free mockups

 

General mockup builder

Pixeden

Pixeden hosts stock material including icons, vectors, textures, mockups, text effects, and a lot more. It makes the life of creative designers easier by providing a wide range of categories, presented in a beautifully designed site with more than 24,000,000 downloads. This tool provides both free public domain material and paid membership.




Graphic Burger

Graphic Burger provides premium quality design resources for free to the community. The selection ranges between mockups, UI kits, icons, text effects, backgrounds, and others. With regular updates, over 17,000,000 downloads, and a special attention to pixel perfect PSD formats, this is a great source of creative material.

Media Loot

Media Loot provides free design resources for creatives under a pretty interface and dynamic filtering. They host a variety of fonts, icons, mockups, graphics, UI kits, and other materials. If you love free stuff, they have a mailing list for the newest updates.




Pixel Buddha

Pixel Buddha hosts free from copyright PSD mockup templates. All creative content is generated by their own team, and contains a wide selection for professional use – including smart objects to make the life of creatives easier.

Perfect Pixels

Perfect Pixels provides free PSD templates for professional creative use in your project. Unparalleled quality feature material mainly focused in the technology sector, with a mailing list to top it off.


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Sketch App Sources (Sketch)

Sketch App Sources provides free creative resources for professional use. Mainly featuring technology and app store materials, this site caters to the graphic design community with full support including mailing list and tutorials.

Do

Do – by Invision App, is an amazing UI kit resource. Breathtaking visuals. Vast selection of screens, themes, and components. All free. It brands itself as “the most versatile ‘to-do’ app you’ve ever seen,” featuring beautiful clean, simple, colorful design.




Tethr

Tethr – by Invision App, is an amazing IOS UI kit resource. “The most beautiful IOS design kit you’ve ever seen… also happens to be free.” The marketing team for Invision App is on-point, and they keep delivering impressive products.This retina-ready, minimal kit contains over 250 elements, 138 templates, and 8 source files.

UI Space

UI Space hosts a variety of creative resource material for free. Simple and easy to use. Categories include mockups, fonts, and icons for Photoshop, Sketch, and Illustrator. Choose from the 121 different flat mockups offers, and build your own project with this amazing free tool.




Teehan Lax Tools

Teehan Lax Tools provides diverse creative materials for developers, for free. Elite design, featuring tools for Photoshop and Sketch including elements, templates, and other “things to help you make things.” All resources are high resolution, high quality tools including many of the most popular tech devices.

11+ Best Sites for Free Graphics

 

    

The best sites to get free graphics

 

Free icons

Icon Monstr

Icon Monstr is a simple provider of stock icons. Select by category or at random, browse their collection of minimalistic black and white icons, and download it. That easy. All made possible by @iconmonstr.




The Noun Project

The Noun Project hosts over 150,000 icons from collaborator around the world, for free. Site features the ability to “drag and drop” instead of downloading, supporting a wide range of apps. The icons are basic in style, but come in great variety and you can search anything you want.

Icons 8

Icons 8 provides over 17,000 icons, fully customizable, and free. With support for IOS, Windows, and Android, the clean, sleek website allows quick search and browsing categories such as: city, business, clothing, food, and others. Site also supports color customization of all icons.




Font Awesome

Font Awesome is an iconic font and CSS toolkit, gratis. Provides one font tool with 585 icons for web-related actions. Originally designed for Bootstrap, but works well with all frameworks.

Flat Icons

Flat Icons is an icon maker, free from copyright. Over 2,500 icon shapes available, just choose one, customize it to your needs, and download it as a png file.




Flat Icon

Flat Icon boasts the largest free database of vector icons – over 95,000 of them. All resource materials are available in many formats, fully compatible with Adobe extensions, and can be used as webfonts.

Endless Icons

Endless Icons is a free icon library. 25 pages filled with simple icons for professional or personal use, simple and clean, features search. Icon design is plain, in black, mainly on tech subjects.


Vector graphics


Vector Me

Vector Me provides over 280,000 free vectors, as well as icons and logos. Search for something specific or browse through their highly specific categories. The image vector catalog has over 77,000 images, silhouettes, and other creative resources for your personal or professional project.

Retro Vectors

Retro Vectors, as the name suggests, provides vintage creative material inspired by different time periods including: Victorian, 40s 50s and 60s, up until the 70s and 80s. These premium vector stock files are free for both personal and commercial use. Themes include faces, people, tech devices, and a variety of household items.




Qvectors

QVectors offers free high quality stock vectors for professional and personal use. It’s a simple, easy to use site featuring a search mechanism, fun categories to choose from, and an efficient tag system. Some of the best vectors include popular culture, games, shows, and other media.

Vecteezy

Vecteezy is a place to share and check out new vectors from a creative userbase, all for free. Enter keywords, or select by categories, to see their collection of vectors from all over the world. Big variety of nature and abstract images and patterns.




Vector Portal

Vector Portal is a source of free vectors and other creative resource materials for professional and personal use. Search by categories, upload your own, or browse their low-cost vectors section. Their designs are strong in the sports emblems, coat of arms, and other instutional templates.

5+ Popular Sites for Beautiful Color Palettes

 

    

The Best Sites to Get Free Color Swatches

 

Adobe Color CC

Adobe Color CC offers a multitude of color palettes. See the most popular, most used themes in the Adobe archive, or use the search bar to find what you need. The website is top notch design, easy to use, and of course has full compatibility with other Adobe products.




Colourlovers

Colourlovers provides a wide variety of color palettes and examples of their use. Created by people from all over the world, it features not only beautiful colors but also inspiration for their use. Themes include magazine covers, street fashions, web designs, handmade goods, and interior looks. Thousands of inspirations to guide your color choices.

Coolors

Coolors is a color scheme generator, also offering user created palettes for download. Sleek design, easy to use, wide support.




Material Palette

Material Palette is a host of color schemes inspired by Google’s material design. Easy to use, minimalistic, and simple. Their material design integration takes you step by step into this cool new design style. Select any two colors and it will give you a preview of beautiful material color schemes.

Design Seeds

Design Seeds is a website gathering beautiful pastel color palettes for download. Classy, light, inspiring designs for all who love color. Design Seeds celebrate colors found in nature and the aesthetic of purposeful living. The designer, Jessica, is obsessed with flowers, crops, plantations and the countryside of Wisconsin.




Pictaculous

Pictaculous is a tool that enables you to upload a picture and get a color palette based on it. Easy to use and accurate, it supports PNG, GIF, and JPG files up to 500k. Perfect for users who already have a picture setting.

Latest Tools of the Week [22nd August – 28th August]

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In today’s cut-throat competition, it is not easy to earn your bread; one needs to be really good and quick at what s(he) does. Handling different type of projects, attaining more and more experience, getting more work and making sure to deliver them on time are few things that help one not just survive but become professionally strong.

In the quest to meet the deadlines, one feels the need of a helping hand that will ease the workflow. For this reason various kind of resources are being introduced every now and then. We at DesigniMag keep a check on the ones being introduced lately and pick the best ones to prepare a compilation for your reference. The filtered tools are selected on the basis of utility and smart functionality for all our designer and developer friends.

Our this week in the compilation of latest tools we have brought together some of the resources that will genuinely make you feel glad having come across to make optimum use of the same in your various projects. Sneak a peek at the latest tools, apps and websites that we have selected for you all for this week.

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1. Monstroid

Monstroid is a new multipurpose WordPress theme that has everything you need to create a beautiful and robust WordPress website. The customization can be made either through your admin panel or through MotoPress Editor – a premium drag-and-drop page builder plugin, that comes with Monstroid for free. The theme includes more than 23 extensions, 100+ pre-built pages (including pages made specifically for WooCommerce), 120+ PSD files, thorough documentation and tutorials. Moreover, Monstroid provides lifetime support (right in your admin panel!) and updates.

For those who want to build a website fast, Monstroid offers a collection of child themes for various niches. At the moment there are 10 child themes available, but this number will increase with 10-15 additional themes every month. With Monstroid you receive all of its child themes for free.

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2. Pure CSS Apple

This is Apple device generator coded and designed by Ömer Aslanbakan. You can transform one Apple device to another using CSS3 animation and few lines of Javascript using this tool.

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3. Apostrophe

Apostrophe is a content management system build on Node.JS and MongoDB that helps you to create complex content-driven websites with ease. The editing features in Apostrophe is so easy even editors can do it themselves without any tension.

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4. CSSfmt

Inspired by Gofmt, this is a tool that helps you to automatically formats CSS and SCCSS source code.

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5. CopyNHaste

How often you see a website where non-coders and coders comes. This is a website to bridge the gap between the two where coders and non-coders can train and show off their typing skills together.

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6. rrrepo Marketing

Jumping into the world of startup but don’t where to start, how to start? Well, this is a one stop resource website for startup entrepreneurs that will help you to know everything about how to start the startup, marketing and everything related to it.

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7. ProofHub

This is one of the best team collaboration tool we came across recently that will help you to collaborate and manage projects of all sizes.

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8. UI Movement

Are you a UI designer then you should bookmark this site or subscribe to their newsletter to check awesome UI inspiration everyday.

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9. Flinto for Mac

This is a prototyping tool for designers and comes only for Mac OSX. This app will help designers to create anything from simple-tap through prototypes or creating complex ones with interactions. The best part is you don’t need any programming to create prototypes.

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10. Rucksack

Rucksack or call it as a little bag of CSS superpowers that will make CSS development fun. Light in weight, it doesn’t bloat and works lightning fast.

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Have you got any useful resource that you believe is worth sharing and will be of help to designers and developers? Do let us know and we will be adding the same in our upcoming weekly articles of latest tools and apps.