Fresh Finds 11-06-2013

Get ready to spend hours perusing thousands of graphics at royalty-free stock graphics site Graphic Stock. Textures, design elements, vectors, icon sets, abstract backgrounds and clip art abound on this site, which is now offering a 7 day free trial allowing up to 20 downloads a day! That’s 140 freebies. You’re welcome.

I’ve just quickly browsed a few categories and then hopped over here to share it with you, but I will share my experience after I’ve downloaded some files. My quick search turned up a drool-worthy selection of antiqued paper textures:

graphic stock vintage paper textures

A search results page of vintage paper textures from Graphic Stock. Left-hand navigation access to all categories and sub-menus makes finding what you need quick and intuitive.

You do have to enter your credit card information to register for the free trial, so be sure to keep an eye on your trial time so you aren’t surprised by an automatic subscription enrollment. Their pricing model is based on monthly subscriptions, during which you have unlimited downloads of any graphics. You’ll have to evaluate your needs to determine whether continuing past the free trial is worthwhile.

Another fresh find is this set of geometric and painterly vector elements over at Creative Market:

free vector decorative elements


The last Fresh Finds roundup of freebies was a feature of Creative Market’s weekly freebie offerings. Creative Market is a relative newcomer to digital art e-tailing, and all designers must apply to sell in their marketplace. This juried vendor selection means quality is guaranteed for you as the consumer.

The site is very user-friendly, easy to navigate, and maintains a download page with all of your past orders. WordPress themes, vector design elements, iconography, textures, backgrounds, and digital papers are all waiting to be discovered at Creative Market.

Clearly I’m a fan, and I am happy to share that Motif Motif is now selling on Creative Market as well as Etsy!