Textures play a more important role in web-design and digital graphic art in general than you might think. Instead of inventing sophisticated wheel in Photoshop just use pre-made high-res textures in your design. Here you can see the first selection of wonderful and FREE textures of paper – grunge, retro, burnt, scrapbook sheets and a lot more.
All these textures are adjustable and have a lot of presets. To use them, just download the fully-functional trial version of Filter Forge and use it for an entire month (PC and Mac versions are available). When Filter Forge is installed on your computer, you can just click on the links in this post and the filters will open in your Filter Forge.
Here are some simple ones: Paper sheet generator by Zeamar. Just for a start.
And here’s an old-styled sheet of paper: Lost Letter by Crapadilla
This one imitates an old parchment: Old Parchment by Crapadilla
Do you know how a trasure map looks like? Spelunker’s Scribble by Crapadilla
And here’s some secret decree: Secret Parchment by Deskar
In Filter Forge you can find a lot more textures of paper, for example, Cardboard by Redcap, water colour paper by DrEvil, Onion Skin Paper 1 by Kraellin, Rough Craft Paper by pixel8ted, Canvas and Towel by Thorndraco.
And finally – twosome devices to keep together all these sheets of paper:
Paperclip by Redcap
Hope you’ll enjoy playing with Filter Forge and these textures will inspire and help you.
PS. There is a 60% discount now on all the versions of Filter Forge on the site. You can also join the Filter Forge fan-page on Facebook – there you can find a lot of useful links, contests and latest news about upgrades and special offers.