October 02, 2015


February 17, 2015


Free Download of the Week has a new home

TheVectorLab's Free Download of the Week has moved to Ray Dombroski's personal blog!


November 06, 2014


Free Download of the Week: Denim Texture

Have you ever hear of Mauritius? It's a beautiful island east of Africa, and I hear they have some good surfing there :) This week I received an email from Said, who is from Mauritius. He requested a denim texture. So here you go, Said!

This week's free download is a denim texture in jpeg, bitmap tiff, and Photoshop brush format.

In Adobe Illustrator, place the bitmap tiff on top of your graphic. Bitmap tiffs have transparent backgrounds when placed into Illustrator documents. You can assign it any color, just as if it were a vector object.

In Photoshop, I recommend using the Photoshop brush to add distress. Just double click on the .abr file and it will load into your brushes palette. Then just use it to paint texture right into your graphic.

If you are using a new version of Photoshop, use the high resolution brush. If you are using an older version of Photoshop you may need to use the lower resolution brush.


October 06, 2014


Typographic Logos Class

I am very excited to announce that I'm teaching an ONLINE TYPOGRAPHY, LETTERING & LOGO DESIGN COURSE! It's called "Typographic Logos."

In 20 lectures and 1.5 hours of content (available on-demand), I'll teach you my methods for designing custom typography and lettering for logos. These "logotypes" can be used as company logos, t-shirt designs, marketing, book cover titles, or any product that needs to portray a unique identity.

As part of the course, you will get access to a FREE download a collection of 26 Bitmap Textures and Photoshop Brushes to use in your own designs.

You will even be able to download the logo I created during the class in vector format so you can dis-assemble it and see up-close exactly how it's built.

To get 50% off enrollment go here:


~Ray Dombroski

August 11, 2014


Make Your Graphics Look Vintage and Screen Printed Like a Thrift Shop T-Shirt

What's the best, easiest, and fastest way to add cracked "Plastisol Ink" textures and make your graphics look like they are printed on a Vintage Thrift Shop T-Shirt?? - Use the "THRIFT SHOP" Vintage Screenprint Template!

Simply paste in your graphics (smart object -or- pixel art) and apply any combination of textures.

• 20 Vintage Distress Textures

• 11 Fabric Overlays to choose from - each with different wrinkle shapes. Make your t-shirt fabric any color.

• 11 Corresponding Displacement Maps included - so you can warp your graphic to bend and match the fabric wrinkles.

• High Resolution Photoshop PSD file: 3000 x 3000 pixels

This template can be used to improve your portfolio for Behance, Dribbble... or to help present your designs to clients and customers. It can also be used to set up your art for production to be sent out to a screen printer.


Have a closer look at Thrift Shop here.

June 20, 2014


June 20, 2014


Make Hand Drawn Illustrator Brushes and Frames

How to Make Hand-Drawn Borders and Turn them Into Illustrator Brushes and Frames.

Mentioned in the Video: Get Graphic Design Launch Kit and Free Download of the Week 

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