Using paper effects in web design is a current trend (see 35 Amazing Paper Made Website Designs at Spyre Studios). Achieving a paper look can be made much easier with the help of Photoshop brushes. Here we will feature a number of free brush packs for creating paper effects.
Grungy Paper Brushes (12 brushes)
I’m sure most of you are familiar with the popular design blog Webdesigner Depot. In much less than a year WDD has become one of the leading blogs in the niche. I recently had a chance to interview the man behind WDD, Walter Apai.
How long have you been designing and how did you get started?
As a kid, I used to draw cartoons for fun. In 1999, I started designing CD covers for my music compilation CD’s. Almost by accident, I discovered that I have a talent and real passion for design. I’ve always been attracted to art, in all its shapes and forms. Web design was the natural direction for me.
With the right plugins and a bit of know-how, WordPress can be used to create almost any type of website imaginable. It’s the perfect platform to use for creating an online portfolio: it looks great, it can be managed remotely from any computer, it requires very little knowledge of HTML and, most importantly, it’s completely free.
Artists, photographers, graphic and web designers can use WordPress to create an online portfolio that perfectly suits their work. Plugins can be used to convert a plain, standard WordPress blog into an interesting and unique portfolio that end-users will be keen to explore.
Creative designers can use typography in amazing ways. In this post we’ll feature inspiration text art from various artists. When you see something you like, click through to see more of their work. For more typographic inspiration, see our new gallery TypeInspire.