Just can’t find the right background texture for your project on the stock photo sites? Why not create your own? Scan or photograph any of the following for a unique and interesting addition to your design.

• Fabrics and material

• Hard surfaces like stone, slate, metal

• Nature, bark, leaves, sand, water, clouds

• Objects like macaroni, coffee beans, nails, pennies

• Craft items like specialty papers or canvas linens

• Animals including fur, scales, or skin


By adding a subtle texture behind text you can create the feeling of space without it having to be “white space”. Using texture in a border can add dimension to the design. Adding custom textures to your project is inexpensive but can make you  look like a million bucks!

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  1. kyle on May 26, 2009 10:58 am

    nice post..very useful for me .thx mate

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