Stock photos and do-it-yourself design material

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Photo of a glass ball with air bubbles, placed in a window with the midnight sun visible inside it. This photo was taken in June 2002 and used to create the sample header image of the andreas02 template. Click to enlarge!

Throughout the last 15 years, my personal photo album has grown to include tens of thousands of photos. Some of those photos have been ended up being used to create sample images for my free website templates, like the photo to the right which you may recognize if you have seen the andreas02 template.

But I still have a lot of material that will never be used, and I thought that it could be a good idea to make some of it available so that others can use it if wanted and needed. The same goes for graphics design projects and experiments I have made, for example desktop wallpapers, posters, website backgrounds and patterns. It could possibly be useful for many different kinds of situations.

Introducing the upcoming resources gallery…

So, in a couple of days this site will get a completely new section dedicated to free stock photos and graphics design resources. It will include a selection of assorted photos and graphics designs, with the latter mainly being large images and .PSD files that can be freely modified and used in your own design projects. The general idea is that the material can be used as it is (for example, the photos can be sample placeholder images in a photo gallery script) or in modified form where the images can be used to create new header images, background images, illustrations, logotypes or even complete visual identities – or anything else related to web or print design.

Sample graphics design material: A heavily edited photo of a colored glass bowl

All material will be free to use under a Creative Commons Attribution license. If the resources prove to be useful, I will also publish new material on regular basis.

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This article was written by Andreas Viklund

Web designer, writer and the creative engine behind this website. Author of most of the free website templates, along with some of the WordPress themes.


alexJuly 9, 2012 at 17:34Reply

nice templates! thanks!

mameckJuly 18, 2012 at 10:35Reply

Thanks for this post. I used the box shadow tool to play aro…

Rani-PJuly 20, 2012 at 02:28Reply

I love this creative photo shot, what kins of camera do you use..? Thanks

MahmutCanJuly 26, 2012 at 01:20Reply

Thank you. Very good !

SteveAugust 9, 2012 at 22:29Reply

Hey there! I’m eagerly awaiting the new section with stock photos and do-it-yourself design material. Any idea when you’ll be able to provide access to that? I’m currently working on a new website using one of your themes (I’ll be leaving the link to your site) and I’m looking for some appropriate photos and/or graphic material. Thanks!

BNSSAAugust 13, 2012 at 15:37Reply

Great templates ! Thank you !

IsiaAugust 28, 2012 at 21:44Reply

That was really cool! Thanks!

JackNovember 6, 2012 at 22:19Reply

What about this project? I really appreciate Your work and this free staff would be nice addon:)

DotitNovember 20, 2012 at 12:12Reply

Personally i like the magic ball picture :)

FaezeJanuary 30, 2015 at 09:50Reply

It is so beautifuuuuuuuul…