There’s a resurgence of psychedelia in design, so add your own ’60s flair with these twelve free psychedelic fonts.
The ’60s and ’70s were a wild ride when it came to posters, music festivals, attire, and color choices. Accompanying the widespread experimentation of all sorts (drugs, music, lifestyles) came new, psychedelic forms of expression — often fueled by hallucinations — which gave us Psychedelic Art. From the bright swirls of color to the stunning typography inspired by Art Nouveau posters, this era of design has remained influential throughout the decades.
Modern designers are interpreting the warped typography and intense color choices to create energetic packaging designs, brand identities, logos, and more. You’ll see a resurgence of hallucinogenic visuals and vibrant color combinations, but reinterpreted for today’s world.
Typography can tie together all elements of your design. But finding the right style — at an affordable price point — is a whole different ball game. To help you add the perfect ’60s or ’70s touch to your composition, we’ve rounded up twelve free, high-quality psychedelic-inspired fonts. Simply go to the link under each section for your free download.
The Art Nouveau movement has had a huge impact on psychedelic typography. Featuring slightly rugged and organic letterforms, this free psychedelic font, designed by Phil MacIsaac, is perfect for adorning festival posters and groovy graphics.
Bigfat Script incorporates all things thick and groovy with its exaggerated letterforms, effortless swashes, and drop shadow additions. Take your designs to the far-out past with this eye-catching script font.
Add that ’60s touch to your designs with this trendy display font. Its curved and linear look creates a style that hints to the good ol’ days. This fun font also comes packed with a different variation that’s sprinkled with stars.
While Funghetto takes stylistic cues from the culture of the seventies, the typeface brings an unexpected twist, with the help of exaggerated letterforms. Elevate your next festival design by incorporating this eye-catching font.
Give your compositions a retro twist with this ’70s-style script font, designed by StereoType. Mustardo’s bottom-heavy letterforms provide a flared appearance seen in groovy posters. Pair this thick script with a monoweight sans serif for a balanced design.
This iconic psychedelic typeface takes stylistic cues from the Art Nouveau and late ’60s — from the dramatic, yet condensed, letterforms to the unique negative space. Use this stunning font in your next party invitation or festival graphic for that emblematic ’60s vibe.
Designed by Jonny Pinhorn, Shrikhand is a heavier take on the typical brush script style. It features rounded terminals and drastic spurs, rendering Shrikhand perfect for any psychedelic-inspired designs.
Inspired by the famous works of Victor Moscoso, this font is a typographic homage to 19th Century wood type and the Neon Rose posters of the late ’60s. Add this psychedelic font to your next invitation or poster for a much-needed retro twist.
Help your next design blossom with 64 FREE full-bloom, individual, and on-trend flower photos.
Searches on Shutterstock for flower-centric keywords like “live wall” and “flowerscape” have been steadily increasing. That’s why we’re predicting the floral-forward InFull Bloom look will be a major Creative Trend in 2020. These aren’t delicate flowers embroidered on silk – they’re loud, bright, and all-encompassing.
To help you add the In Full Bloom trend to your designs, we’re giving away 64 high-quality photos of several types of flowers. 175MB of bold and beautiful blooms, and with transparent backgrounds to maximize versatility for any design, print or digital.
Below, we’ve shared a few ways to use these these transparent floral images. Of course, you could just drop them onto any image for a bit of flair, but if you go just a bit further, you’ll begin to see how many ways these images can be used.
How to Download The Free Flower Images Pack
Downloading these 64 free flower images is simple. Just click on the button below for direction to your download. Then, double-click the ZIP file to unpackage its contents and you’ll see all the flowers neatly labeled.
By downloading this free Flower Images pack, you agree not to resell or redistribute these assets.
Accents, Elements, and Borders
As standalone images, you can create your own virtual bouquets. These images are PNG files, with transparent backgrounds and tight clipping. That means all you see is flowers – no background to deal with or remove yourself.
Just drag and drop the images onto your canvas, in any layout or design app, and stack and arrange them however you want. For example, you can turn them around, flip them, or change the orientation for an easy, colorful wreath.
You can also use them sparingly, as accents. This will allow you to spruce up an image without overtaking it. You can use the flowers to get a bold, but subtle look at the same time.
Apart from using them on an image, use the flowers to create an interplay with your typography. Use masking and layers to add further depth to a flat headline.
Drop shadows, hard or soft, can be used to change the perspective of a typography-centric design without resorting to supporting images – which saves you from having to work out whether the image supports the text or if it overtakes it. Make the letters and flowers intertwine for interesting looks.
Use the flowers as drop-cap accents. You can even create lettering with a bunch of little flowers lined up to make words.
Free Flower Images as Patterns
Arrange the flowers in a repeating motif to create your own patterns. Go crazy mixing them up, alternating them, changing the order, or use the same one over and over. Technically speaking, you can use them to create hundreds of thousands of image combinations.
Drop these blossoms into an image with ultimate control by using masks. Draw off parts of an image to create organic borders, or containers, to add more of a patterned look. Use the component shapes and subjects of a host image to transform an image naturally, but in unexpected ways.
Whether you’re completely saturating the mask area with flowers, or arranging the flowers in a geometric way to mimic a printed pattern, the areas you mask will be a great host for these so long as you follow their contours.
Or, get crazy and use your own shapes overlaid on an image. You can also create an entire image strictly of masks, containing your unique patterns and arrangements of the flower images. Go nuts, they’re literally yours to enjoy.
Aside from arrangements and settings, Blend Modes in Photoshop will give you more control over the depth, color, transparency, opacity, and saturation of the flowers either in groups or individually.
Mix and match all the techniques to come up with your own usage combos. The sky’s the limit and with each exploration you’ll be spreading joy, color, and life through your designs.
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The glamor and symmetry of the beloved Art Deco style is seeing a resurgence in our 2020 Creative Trends. Download this pack of 45 free Art Deco elements to add a hint of luxe to your designs.
What’s old is new again. A major creative trend for this year, The Roaring 2020s brings back all things luxurious, reviving the iconic elements of a beloved era. In this major trend, you’ll see a huge resurgence of all things Art Deco: geometric patterns, elegant color palettes, eye-catching borders, and typography.
To help supplement your projects, we’ve created a vast collection of forty-five Art Deco-inspired patterns, swatches, borders, dividers, and more. We’ve also rounded up a collection of fifteen free Art Deco fonts to complement this free download. Scroll down to get a peek of this lavish freebie, then read on to learn how to make the most of these Art Deco elements in your next design.
What’s Included in This Free Art Deco Design Pack
This free Art Deco pack features 45 total elements that can be used for multiple applications, from personal backgrounds to social media elements. In the download, you’ll receive access to twelve patterns, eleven borders and dividers, twelve color swatches, and ten pattern swatches.
The patterns are available as EPS, JPG, and AI swatch files, while the border elements are available as EPS and PNG files. The same designs are saved as different file types to ensure anyone can use the Art Deco Pack in any editing or design software.
All you need to do is place the PNG or JPG files into any design software, such as Shutterstock Editor, or manipulate the vector EPS files in Adobe Illustrator to create your next design.
How to Download The Free Art Deco Pack
Downloading this free Art Deco Design Pack is simple. Just click on the button below for direction to your download. Then, double-click the ZIP file to unpackage its contents and you’ll see the designs in their respective folders.
By downloading this free Art Deco Design Pack, you agree not to resell or redistribute these assets.
Create a Stunning Invitation Card Design
Art Deco patterns and borders can be used in a multitude of designs, especially in invitation cards. Tile the patterns for an effortless background, or apply the borders to doll up your card. No matter what you’re using these graphics for, they are sure to spruce up any composition.
In this tutorial, we’ll create a stunning invitation card for an event. Start off by creating an Illustrator document around 252 by 360 pixels, or any size that fits the needs of your composition. Depending on the application of your design, set the color mode to CMYK or RGB. Go ahead and download the Art Deco Design Pack, then open up the EPS or JPG files in Illustrator or any other editing program.
First off, we’re going to add the background to the artboard. There are many ways to apply the patterns as a background in your designs. Use the AI pattern swatch, or by tile the pattern itself.
If you’d like to use the pattern swatches to quickly change your background, head to the Swatches panel and head to the dropdown menu on the right of the panel. Go down to Open Swatch Library > Other Library, then head to the Swatches folder > Art Deco Pattern Swatches and click Open. The imported pattern swatches will appear in a new menu, ready to be used.
For this Art Deco-themed invitation, I used the EPS files so that I could easily change the hues are needed. Simply duplicate the pattern by holding down the Option key and dragging across. Use the Align palette to center align the patterns to the artboard.
Next up, let’s import the borders and frames. Head back to the Art Deco download, click on the EPS folder, and find the Art Deco Elements file. Open up the EPS file in Illustrator and copy and paste any of the elements over to your document with Command + C and Command + V, respectively. Utilize the Direct Selection Tool (A) to adjust the size of the borders as needed.
Now it’s time to add in those important event details. Activate the Text Tool (T) and click and drag across to create your text box. Head over to the Character panel and find a typeface that works with your design. For a Roaring ’20s inspired event, an Art Deco typeface such as Market Deco is the perfect one for the job.
Add all necessary details, such as the event name, date, time, attire, and RSVP information. Be sure to display important information clearly for attendees. Use the Selection Tool (V) and the Paragraph panel to edit and arrange your text for the best composition.
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These five FREE Wild Life Lightroom Presets are specifically tuned to help your outdoor shots reach their snow-capped peaks.
If you use Adobe Lightroom CC and want the fastest, easiest route to make your adventure photos “pop,” you’re about to download five of the best presets you can find. These presets will turn your Instagram feed into an awesome outdoors adventure.
Wild Life is a rising Creative Trend for 2020 all about outdoor photography and videography. Images and footage of people getting out of their comfort zone to explore the wild are dominating everything from social media to brand commercial spots. Even for industries that are as distant from the outdoors as can be—tech, finance, health care— these visuals provide a lasting way to stir emotions and connect with users on a visceral level.
A staple of the Wild Life trend is the moody lighting, which can range from washed-out vintage to dark and romantic. There’s also an emphasis on greens and blues—the colors in nature.
To get the Wild Life look on your own photos, just download this free pack of Lightroom Landscape Presets. Whether you use them to give your outdoor photos a facelift, or you apply them to another type of shot, they’re a super easy way to give your photos that super-shareable style.
Let’s look at how you can add Wild Life to your adventure photos on Instagram with these five FREE Lightroom Presets.
After you download your Free Wild Life Presets, follow this simple guide to install them. Then, read below for details on how to use each one, with tips in each section for ways to fine-tune some of the individual settings in Lightroom CC.
Harkening back to childhood memories and the look of film photos, this Vintage Film preset will add just the right amount of “fade” to your adventure shots.
Vintage Film reduces contrast, softening the overly-digital look of the Blacks in your photo. It also adds color to the highlights.
Find the Edit menu on the right side of the Lightroom window, represented by the icon with three little sliders. Under the Light section, adjust the Blacks and Highlights to control the contrast and fine-tune the film look.
This familiar look — with solid slabs of white snow, ice, or sky against deep and rich foliage or rocks — will make you feel Alaska, no matter what tropical climate you view it from. Use the Glaciers preset to intensify these cold environments, with or without people as subjects.
Play with the Shadows slider to bring out or bury the details in a bright photo. Also, use the Temp controls to turn down the heat even more.
On the flip side of Glaciers, during cold climbs in the alpine-altitude chill, certain shots come across as a little too frigid. You might want to build a little campfire to warm it up a little. The Campfire preset will do just that, subtly changing the temperature and detail of the photo.
Use the Temp slide, under the White Balance section in the Color controls, to adjust the relative warmth of the photo.
#VanLife is the ultimate, actually doable, escapist fantasy for those of us with families. Imagine living in a well-appointed mobile home at a fraction of the cost of stationary life. A mobile home you can drive into the mountains, onto a beach, or even a desert locale for the winter.
Apply that aspirational look to your photos — van included or not — to keep the fires of your life-plan alive. Adjust the Dehaze control in the Effects menu to deepen or pull back the drama that various skies exhibit. You’d be surprised what you find there.
Mountain portraiture can be very challenging. Especially during mid-day — when we’re most likely to be doing the activities we want to be photographed doing — the sun in the mountains is pretty unforgiving. Harsh and directly overhead, our hats (or other accouterments) can inhibit evenly distributed exposure across this hard-clipped light spectrum.
This preset goes after the midtones to handle all the shades of different people in shadow, without encroaching on the colors and light properties that make the landscape beautiful — mostly. Any enhancements in the skin tone-range are indeed applied to the landscape in ways that boost them, allowing the detail and the colors — like green and red — to remain mostly natural, or slightly enhanced, to a pleasing degree.