CSS-Tricks Chronicle XXXVIII

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Hey hey, these “chronicle” posts are little roundups of news that I haven’t gotten a chance to link up yet. They are often things that I’ve done off-site, like be a guest on a podcast or online conference. Or it’s news from other projects I work on. Or some other thing I’ve been meaning to shout out. Stuff like that! Enjoy the links!

I chatted with Paul Campbell the other day during Admission Online, an online conference put together by the Tito crew . They’ve published all the videos there including mine.

I had a chance to chat with Paul about his Tito service about last year on ShopTalk in a really great episode. Tito is a best-in-class software tool for running a conference. It helps you build a site, sell tickets, manage attendees, run reports, and all that. Clearly the COVID-19 situation has impacted that business a lot, so I admire the accelerated pivot they are doing by creating Vito, a new platform for running online conferences, and running these conferences super quickly as a way to showcase it. If you’re running an online conference, I’d get on that invite list ASAP.

Jina Anne has been doing something new as well in the online event space. She’s been doing these 30-minute AMA (Ask Me Anything) sessions with interesting folks (excluding me). Upcoming events are here. They are five bucks, and that gets you live access and the ability to actually ask a question. Jina publishes past events to YouTube. Here’s one with me:

I was interviewed on Balance the Grid. Here’s one exchange:

What do you think are some of the best habits or routines that you’ve developed over the years to help you achieve success in your life?

I’m quite sure I have more bad habits than good, so take all this with a bucket of salt. But one thing I like to do is to try to make as much of the time I spend working is spent working on something of lasting value.

That’s why I like to blog, for example. If I finish a blog post, that’s going to be published at a URL and that URL is going to get some traffic now, and at least a little bit of traffic forever. The more I do that the more I build out my base of lasting content that will serve me forever.

Over at CodePen, we’ve been busier than ever working toward our grand vision of what CodePen can become. We have a ton of focus on things lately, despite this terrible pandemic. It’s nice to be able to stay heads down into work you find important and meaningful in the best of times, and if that can be a mental escape as well, well, I’ll take it.

We’ve been building more community-showcasing features. On our Following page there are no less than three new features: (1) A “Recent” feed¹, (2) a “Top” feed, and (3) Follow suggestions. The Following page should be about 20× more interesting by my calculation! For example, the recent feed is the activity of all the people you follow, surfacing things you likely won’t want to miss.

You can toggle that feed from “Recent” over to “Top.” While that seems like a minor change, it’s actually an entirely different feed that we create that is like a ranked popularity feed, only scoped to people you follow.

Below that is a list of other recommended CodePen folks to follow that’s created just for you. I can testify that CodePen is a lot more fun when you follow people that create things you like, and that’s a fact we’re going to keep making more and more true.

We’re always pushing out little stuff, but while I’m focusing on big new things, the biggest is the fact that we’ve taken some steps toward “Custom Editors.” That is, Pen Editors that can do things that our normal Pen Editor can’t do. We’ve released two: Flutter and Vue Single File Components.

  1. The word “feed” is new. We don’t actually use that term on the site. It’s a word we use internally on the team and what’s used by the technology we’re using. But I think it’s a good general description for the CodePen community as well, since CodePen is a developer-facing site anyway. I suppose “stream” is also a good descriptor (and just so happens to be the literal name of the tech we’re using.

This is about the time of year I would normally be telling you about the Smashing Conference I went to and the wonderful time I had there, but those in-person conferences have, of course, been re-scheduled for later in the year. At the moment, I’m still planning on Austin in October and San Francisco in November, but of course, nobody knows what the world will be like then. One thing is for sure though: online workshops. Smashing has been doing lots of these, and many of them are super deep courses that take place over several weeks.

Lots of conferences are going online and that’s kinda cool to see. It widens the possibility that anyone in the world can join, which is the web at its best. Conferences like All Day Hey are coming up in a few weeks (and is only a handful of bucks). Jamstack Conf is going virtual in May. My closest-to-home conference this year, CascadiaJS, is going virtual in September.

I got to be on the podcast Coding Zeal. I can’t figure out how to embed a BuzzSprout episode, so here’s a link.

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How to Create a Postcard Template in InDesign

Post pobrano z: How to Create a Postcard Template in InDesign

Final product image
What You’ll Be Creating

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to design a postcard template in Adobe InDesign. Perfect for promoting a business or event, this versatile postcard design template can be adapted for a range of industries and sectors, including retail, lifestyle, food, and corporate brands.

What you will learn in this Adobe InDesign postcard template tutorial:

  • How to create a postcard template in InDesign
  • How to create a two-sided postcard design, including the postcard back template
  • How to add pattern, photos, color, and typography to your postcard template
  • How to design your own postcard so that it can be easily customised to suit any industry or purpose
  • How to export your postcard template in InDesign as a print-ready file

Here, we’ll walk through how to design your own postcard step by step, complete with two sides, a clean, simple layout, and stylish typography, background graphics, and photos.

Discover more awesome postcard design templates on Envato Elements.

What You’ll Need to Design Your Own Postcard Template

In this tutorial, we’ll create a versatile, easy-to-edit postcard design template that can be adapted with your own choice of background pattern, photos, and fonts. 

However, if you’d like to use the same graphics in your design, you can download the following images and font files from Envato Elements. We’ll walk through the steps of creating a postcard design suited for retail, but an example of how the design could be adapted for a corporate business is also pictured.

For the Retail Postcard Template:

retail fashion postcard

For the Corporate Postcard Template:

postcard corporate

Once you’ve downloaded the items and installed the fonts on your computer, you’re ready to get started with creating your postcard template. 

1. How to Set Up Your Postcard Template in InDesign

Step 1

Open InDesign and go to File > New > Document. 

Set the Width of the document to 105 mm and the Height to 148 mm*.

Deselect Facing Pages, and add Margins of 7 mm. Add a Bleed of 5 mm to all edges of the page. Then click Create.

* We’ll set up the template to a standard postcard A6 size, but you can always adjust this later using the Liquid Layout function in InDesign. 

new document
new document

Step 2

Expand the Layers panel (Window > Layers) and double-click on Layer 1, renaming it Background Color. 

Then create three more new layers in this order: Pattern, Images, and finally Text at the top. 

layers panel

Lock all layers except Background Color, which we’ll work on first. 

locked layers

Step 3

To create the earthy color palette we’ll be using for the retail postcard design, expand the Swatches panel (Window > Color > Swatches) and choose New Color Swatch from the panel’s main drop-down menu (at top right).

Set the Type to Process, Mode to CMYK, and the values below to C=31 M=75 Y=74 K=34, before clicking Add and OK

Repeat to create three more CMYK swatches:

  • C=9 M=10 Y=14 K=0
  • C=91 M=77 Y=42 K=41
  • C=63 M=26 Y=18 K=3
swatches panel

2. How to Add a Background Pattern to Your Postcard

Step 1

Working on the Background Color layer, use the Rectangle Tool (M) to create a shape across the whole page, setting the Fill Color to dark blue. 

background color

Step 2

Unlock the Pattern layer. 

Use the Rectangle Frame Tool (F) to create an image frame across the whole page. File > Place, choosing one of the PNG images from the artisan backgrounds pack (here I’ve used Background-14.png). 

Click Open, allowing the image to fill the frame. 

pattern

Step 3

Unlock the Images layer. 

Switch to the Rectangle Tool (M) and create a small rectangle across the bottom half of the page, not extending the edge past the margin line. 

Set the Fill Color to the pale cream swatch. 

rectangle tool

3. How to Add Photos and Text to Your Postcard Template

Step 1

Still working on the Images layer, use the Rectangle Frame Tool (F) to create an image frame across the top half of the page, again not extending across the margin.

File > Place, and choose a photo, such as this one, before clicking Open.  

image frame

Step 2

Select both the cream rectangle and image frame above, and head up to Object > Effects > Drop Shadow. 

Set the Mode to Multiply and Opacity to about 30%. Click on the colored square next to the Mode menu to switch the shadow color to the brown swatch in your palette. 

effects panel

Step 3

Lock all layers except the top layer, Text

Use the Type Tool (T) to create a text frame towards the top of the cream rectangle, typing in the title, e.g. ‘Store Launch’. 

From the Character panel (Window > Type & Tables > Character), set the Font to Marisa Bold, Size 25 pt, Align Center and, from the Swatches panel, to a brown Font Color. 

character panel

Step 4

Add another text frame below, setting the date, time, and location of the event in dark blue Marisa Bold, Size 10 pt, Align Center.

text frame

Add smaller body text below, set in Fiona Regular and a dark blue Font Color. 

fiona font

You can place the business logo at the bottom of the rectangle, or set the name of the business using the fonts you’ve already used. 

business logo

4. How to Create the Postcard Back Template

Step 1

To start creating your postcard back template, expand the Pages panel (Window > Pages). 

Click on the Create New Page (‘+’) button at the bottom of the panel.

pages panel

On the page, Right-Click > Page Attributes > Rotate Spread View > 90 Degrees CCW. 

rotate spread view

Step 2

Working on the Background Color layer, create a shape across the second page using the Rectangle Tool (M). Set the Fill to the cream swatch in your palette. 

rectangle tool

Step 3

On the Pattern layer, use the Rectangle Frame Tool (F) to create a tall, narrow image frame across the far left side of the page, and File > Place the same background image as before. 

pattern

Step 4

Working on the Images layer, create two image frames in a vertical row to the right of the pattern’s frame.

File > Place a different image into each frame. 

photos on reverse

Step 5

To the right of the images, create text frames set in Marisa Bold, Size 11 pt, and a dark blue Font Color. 

text frames

Use the Line Tool (\) to create a row of evenly spaced lines across the bottom of the cream section. From the Stroke panel (Window > Stroke), set the Weight to 0.25 pt.

Add a ‘TO’ text frame at the top-left corner of the lines to indicate space for writing an address. 

stroke panel

Step 6

You might also want to add a website or contact details to the reverse of your card, as well as the business logo. 

contact details

Allow room at the top right of the card for placing a postal stamp. Now your postcard back template is finished!

postal stamp

5. How to Export Your Postcard Template for Printing

Step 1

When you’ve finished working on your postcard, go to File > Export. 

Choose Adobe PDF (Print) from the Format menu at the bottom of the window, name the file, and then click Save

export postcard

Step 2

In the Export Adobe PDF window that opens, choose [Press Quality] from the Adobe PDF Preset menu at the top. 

press quality pdf

Click on Marks and Bleeds in the window’s left-hand menu. 

Check All Printer’s Marks and Use Document Bleed Settings

bleed settings

Then click Export

final postcard

Conclusion: Your Finished Postcard Template

With your postcard design finished and exported, you’re ready to send your PDF artwork straight off to the printers. Great job!

You can File > Save your InDesign document, ready to use it in the future as a postcard template that you can adapt into a different style of design simply by switching up the color palette, background pattern, fonts, and photos. 

corporate postcard

Looking for a different postcard template style? Discover more fantastic postcard templates on Envato Elements:

Minimal Postcard Template

A stylish, trend-led postcard template for Photoshop and InDesign, complete with striking typography and a simple, color-pop palette.

minimal postcard
Minimal postcard template

Contemporary Photographic Postcard Template

A versatile InDesign postcard template that could be adapted for a variety of industries and purposes, such as photography, architecture, lifestyle, and business.

postcard template
Photographic postcard template

Yoga Postcard Template

This clean and calm postcard template is ideally suited for yoga instructors or wellness brands. Available as a Photoshop postcard template with easy-to-edit fonts and graphics.

yoga postcard
Yoga postcard template

Traveler Postcard and Business Card Kit

Designed with art galleries, travelers and brand identities in mind, this adaptable postcard and business card kit is stylish, simple, and laid-back. Available as two easy-to-edit Photoshop files. 

photo template
Traveler Postcard and Business Card Template

Modern Marketing Postcard

Boost your company’s sales with this modern marketing postcard template for Photoshop. Customise the text and photos to create a marketing postcard to suit retail, business, or finance services. 

marketing postcard
Modern Marketing Postcard Template

Discover more tips, tutorials and recommendations for creating postcards and marketing flyers:

How to Create a Postcard Template in InDesign

Post pobrano z: How to Create a Postcard Template in InDesign

Final product image
What You’ll Be Creating

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to design a postcard template in Adobe InDesign. Perfect for promoting a business or event, this versatile postcard design template can be adapted for a range of industries and sectors, including retail, lifestyle, food, and corporate brands.

What you will learn in this Adobe InDesign postcard template tutorial:

  • How to create a postcard template in InDesign
  • How to create a two-sided postcard design, including the postcard back template
  • How to add pattern, photos, color, and typography to your postcard template
  • How to design your own postcard so that it can be easily customised to suit any industry or purpose
  • How to export your postcard template in InDesign as a print-ready file

Here, we’ll walk through how to design your own postcard step by step, complete with two sides, a clean, simple layout, and stylish typography, background graphics, and photos.

Discover more awesome postcard design templates on Envato Elements.

What You’ll Need to Design Your Own Postcard Template

In this tutorial, we’ll create a versatile, easy-to-edit postcard design template that can be adapted with your own choice of background pattern, photos, and fonts. 

However, if you’d like to use the same graphics in your design, you can download the following images and font files from Envato Elements. We’ll walk through the steps of creating a postcard design suited for retail, but an example of how the design could be adapted for a corporate business is also pictured.

For the Retail Postcard Template:

retail fashion postcard

For the Corporate Postcard Template:

postcard corporate

Once you’ve downloaded the items and installed the fonts on your computer, you’re ready to get started with creating your postcard template. 

1. How to Set Up Your Postcard Template in InDesign

Step 1

Open InDesign and go to File > New > Document. 

Set the Width of the document to 105 mm and the Height to 148 mm*.

Deselect Facing Pages, and add Margins of 7 mm. Add a Bleed of 5 mm to all edges of the page. Then click Create.

* We’ll set up the template to a standard postcard A6 size, but you can always adjust this later using the Liquid Layout function in InDesign. 

new document
new document

Step 2

Expand the Layers panel (Window > Layers) and double-click on Layer 1, renaming it Background Color. 

Then create three more new layers in this order: Pattern, Images, and finally Text at the top. 

layers panel

Lock all layers except Background Color, which we’ll work on first. 

locked layers

Step 3

To create the earthy color palette we’ll be using for the retail postcard design, expand the Swatches panel (Window > Color > Swatches) and choose New Color Swatch from the panel’s main drop-down menu (at top right).

Set the Type to Process, Mode to CMYK, and the values below to C=31 M=75 Y=74 K=34, before clicking Add and OK

Repeat to create three more CMYK swatches:

  • C=9 M=10 Y=14 K=0
  • C=91 M=77 Y=42 K=41
  • C=63 M=26 Y=18 K=3
swatches panel

2. How to Add a Background Pattern to Your Postcard

Step 1

Working on the Background Color layer, use the Rectangle Tool (M) to create a shape across the whole page, setting the Fill Color to dark blue. 

background color

Step 2

Unlock the Pattern layer. 

Use the Rectangle Frame Tool (F) to create an image frame across the whole page. File > Place, choosing one of the PNG images from the artisan backgrounds pack (here I’ve used Background-14.png). 

Click Open, allowing the image to fill the frame. 

pattern

Step 3

Unlock the Images layer. 

Switch to the Rectangle Tool (M) and create a small rectangle across the bottom half of the page, not extending the edge past the margin line. 

Set the Fill Color to the pale cream swatch. 

rectangle tool

3. How to Add Photos and Text to Your Postcard Template

Step 1

Still working on the Images layer, use the Rectangle Frame Tool (F) to create an image frame across the top half of the page, again not extending across the margin.

File > Place, and choose a photo, such as this one, before clicking Open.  

image frame

Step 2

Select both the cream rectangle and image frame above, and head up to Object > Effects > Drop Shadow. 

Set the Mode to Multiply and Opacity to about 30%. Click on the colored square next to the Mode menu to switch the shadow color to the brown swatch in your palette. 

effects panel

Step 3

Lock all layers except the top layer, Text

Use the Type Tool (T) to create a text frame towards the top of the cream rectangle, typing in the title, e.g. ‘Store Launch’. 

From the Character panel (Window > Type & Tables > Character), set the Font to Marisa Bold, Size 25 pt, Align Center and, from the Swatches panel, to a brown Font Color. 

character panel

Step 4

Add another text frame below, setting the date, time, and location of the event in dark blue Marisa Bold, Size 10 pt, Align Center.

text frame

Add smaller body text below, set in Fiona Regular and a dark blue Font Color. 

fiona font

You can place the business logo at the bottom of the rectangle, or set the name of the business using the fonts you’ve already used. 

business logo

4. How to Create the Postcard Back Template

Step 1

To start creating your postcard back template, expand the Pages panel (Window > Pages). 

Click on the Create New Page (‘+’) button at the bottom of the panel.

pages panel

On the page, Right-Click > Page Attributes > Rotate Spread View > 90 Degrees CCW. 

rotate spread view

Step 2

Working on the Background Color layer, create a shape across the second page using the Rectangle Tool (M). Set the Fill to the cream swatch in your palette. 

rectangle tool

Step 3

On the Pattern layer, use the Rectangle Frame Tool (F) to create a tall, narrow image frame across the far left side of the page, and File > Place the same background image as before. 

pattern

Step 4

Working on the Images layer, create two image frames in a vertical row to the right of the pattern’s frame.

File > Place a different image into each frame. 

photos on reverse

Step 5

To the right of the images, create text frames set in Marisa Bold, Size 11 pt, and a dark blue Font Color. 

text frames

Use the Line Tool (\) to create a row of evenly spaced lines across the bottom of the cream section. From the Stroke panel (Window > Stroke), set the Weight to 0.25 pt.

Add a ‘TO’ text frame at the top-left corner of the lines to indicate space for writing an address. 

stroke panel

Step 6

You might also want to add a website or contact details to the reverse of your card, as well as the business logo. 

contact details

Allow room at the top right of the card for placing a postal stamp. Now your postcard back template is finished!

postal stamp

5. How to Export Your Postcard Template for Printing

Step 1

When you’ve finished working on your postcard, go to File > Export. 

Choose Adobe PDF (Print) from the Format menu at the bottom of the window, name the file, and then click Save

export postcard

Step 2

In the Export Adobe PDF window that opens, choose [Press Quality] from the Adobe PDF Preset menu at the top. 

press quality pdf

Click on Marks and Bleeds in the window’s left-hand menu. 

Check All Printer’s Marks and Use Document Bleed Settings

bleed settings

Then click Export

final postcard

Conclusion: Your Finished Postcard Template

With your postcard design finished and exported, you’re ready to send your PDF artwork straight off to the printers. Great job!

You can File > Save your InDesign document, ready to use it in the future as a postcard template that you can adapt into a different style of design simply by switching up the color palette, background pattern, fonts, and photos. 

corporate postcard

Looking for a different postcard template style? Discover more fantastic postcard templates on Envato Elements:

Minimal Postcard Template

A stylish, trend-led postcard template for Photoshop and InDesign, complete with striking typography and a simple, color-pop palette.

minimal postcard
Minimal postcard template

Contemporary Photographic Postcard Template

A versatile InDesign postcard template that could be adapted for a variety of industries and purposes, such as photography, architecture, lifestyle, and business.

postcard template
Photographic postcard template

Yoga Postcard Template

This clean and calm postcard template is ideally suited for yoga instructors or wellness brands. Available as a Photoshop postcard template with easy-to-edit fonts and graphics.

yoga postcard
Yoga postcard template

Traveler Postcard and Business Card Kit

Designed with art galleries, travelers and brand identities in mind, this adaptable postcard and business card kit is stylish, simple, and laid-back. Available as two easy-to-edit Photoshop files. 

photo template
Traveler Postcard and Business Card Template

Modern Marketing Postcard

Boost your company’s sales with this modern marketing postcard template for Photoshop. Customise the text and photos to create a marketing postcard to suit retail, business, or finance services. 

marketing postcard
Modern Marketing Postcard Template

Discover more tips, tutorials and recommendations for creating postcards and marketing flyers:

How to Create a Postcard Template in InDesign

Post pobrano z: How to Create a Postcard Template in InDesign

Final product image
What You’ll Be Creating

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to design a postcard template in Adobe InDesign. Perfect for promoting a business or event, this versatile postcard design template can be adapted for a range of industries and sectors, including retail, lifestyle, food, and corporate brands.

What you will learn in this Adobe InDesign postcard template tutorial:

  • How to create a postcard template in InDesign
  • How to create a two-sided postcard design, including the postcard back template
  • How to add pattern, photos, color, and typography to your postcard template
  • How to design your own postcard so that it can be easily customised to suit any industry or purpose
  • How to export your postcard template in InDesign as a print-ready file

Here, we’ll walk through how to design your own postcard step by step, complete with two sides, a clean, simple layout, and stylish typography, background graphics, and photos.

Discover more awesome postcard design templates on Envato Elements.

What You’ll Need to Design Your Own Postcard Template

In this tutorial, we’ll create a versatile, easy-to-edit postcard design template that can be adapted with your own choice of background pattern, photos, and fonts. 

However, if you’d like to use the same graphics in your design, you can download the following images and font files from Envato Elements. We’ll walk through the steps of creating a postcard design suited for retail, but an example of how the design could be adapted for a corporate business is also pictured.

For the Retail Postcard Template:

retail fashion postcard

For the Corporate Postcard Template:

postcard corporate

Once you’ve downloaded the items and installed the fonts on your computer, you’re ready to get started with creating your postcard template. 

1. How to Set Up Your Postcard Template in InDesign

Step 1

Open InDesign and go to File > New > Document. 

Set the Width of the document to 105 mm and the Height to 148 mm*.

Deselect Facing Pages, and add Margins of 7 mm. Add a Bleed of 5 mm to all edges of the page. Then click Create.

* We’ll set up the template to a standard postcard A6 size, but you can always adjust this later using the Liquid Layout function in InDesign. 

new document
new document

Step 2

Expand the Layers panel (Window > Layers) and double-click on Layer 1, renaming it Background Color. 

Then create three more new layers in this order: Pattern, Images, and finally Text at the top. 

layers panel

Lock all layers except Background Color, which we’ll work on first. 

locked layers

Step 3

To create the earthy color palette we’ll be using for the retail postcard design, expand the Swatches panel (Window > Color > Swatches) and choose New Color Swatch from the panel’s main drop-down menu (at top right).

Set the Type to Process, Mode to CMYK, and the values below to C=31 M=75 Y=74 K=34, before clicking Add and OK

Repeat to create three more CMYK swatches:

  • C=9 M=10 Y=14 K=0
  • C=91 M=77 Y=42 K=41
  • C=63 M=26 Y=18 K=3
swatches panel

2. How to Add a Background Pattern to Your Postcard

Step 1

Working on the Background Color layer, use the Rectangle Tool (M) to create a shape across the whole page, setting the Fill Color to dark blue. 

background color

Step 2

Unlock the Pattern layer. 

Use the Rectangle Frame Tool (F) to create an image frame across the whole page. File > Place, choosing one of the PNG images from the artisan backgrounds pack (here I’ve used Background-14.png). 

Click Open, allowing the image to fill the frame. 

pattern

Step 3

Unlock the Images layer. 

Switch to the Rectangle Tool (M) and create a small rectangle across the bottom half of the page, not extending the edge past the margin line. 

Set the Fill Color to the pale cream swatch. 

rectangle tool

3. How to Add Photos and Text to Your Postcard Template

Step 1

Still working on the Images layer, use the Rectangle Frame Tool (F) to create an image frame across the top half of the page, again not extending across the margin.

File > Place, and choose a photo, such as this one, before clicking Open.  

image frame

Step 2

Select both the cream rectangle and image frame above, and head up to Object > Effects > Drop Shadow. 

Set the Mode to Multiply and Opacity to about 30%. Click on the colored square next to the Mode menu to switch the shadow color to the brown swatch in your palette. 

effects panel

Step 3

Lock all layers except the top layer, Text

Use the Type Tool (T) to create a text frame towards the top of the cream rectangle, typing in the title, e.g. ‘Store Launch’. 

From the Character panel (Window > Type & Tables > Character), set the Font to Marisa Bold, Size 25 pt, Align Center and, from the Swatches panel, to a brown Font Color. 

character panel

Step 4

Add another text frame below, setting the date, time, and location of the event in dark blue Marisa Bold, Size 10 pt, Align Center.

text frame

Add smaller body text below, set in Fiona Regular and a dark blue Font Color. 

fiona font

You can place the business logo at the bottom of the rectangle, or set the name of the business using the fonts you’ve already used. 

business logo

4. How to Create the Postcard Back Template

Step 1

To start creating your postcard back template, expand the Pages panel (Window > Pages). 

Click on the Create New Page (‘+’) button at the bottom of the panel.

pages panel

On the page, Right-Click > Page Attributes > Rotate Spread View > 90 Degrees CCW. 

rotate spread view

Step 2

Working on the Background Color layer, create a shape across the second page using the Rectangle Tool (M). Set the Fill to the cream swatch in your palette. 

rectangle tool

Step 3

On the Pattern layer, use the Rectangle Frame Tool (F) to create a tall, narrow image frame across the far left side of the page, and File > Place the same background image as before. 

pattern

Step 4

Working on the Images layer, create two image frames in a vertical row to the right of the pattern’s frame.

File > Place a different image into each frame. 

photos on reverse

Step 5

To the right of the images, create text frames set in Marisa Bold, Size 11 pt, and a dark blue Font Color. 

text frames

Use the Line Tool (\) to create a row of evenly spaced lines across the bottom of the cream section. From the Stroke panel (Window > Stroke), set the Weight to 0.25 pt.

Add a ‘TO’ text frame at the top-left corner of the lines to indicate space for writing an address. 

stroke panel

Step 6

You might also want to add a website or contact details to the reverse of your card, as well as the business logo. 

contact details

Allow room at the top right of the card for placing a postal stamp. Now your postcard back template is finished!

postal stamp

5. How to Export Your Postcard Template for Printing

Step 1

When you’ve finished working on your postcard, go to File > Export. 

Choose Adobe PDF (Print) from the Format menu at the bottom of the window, name the file, and then click Save

export postcard

Step 2

In the Export Adobe PDF window that opens, choose [Press Quality] from the Adobe PDF Preset menu at the top. 

press quality pdf

Click on Marks and Bleeds in the window’s left-hand menu. 

Check All Printer’s Marks and Use Document Bleed Settings

bleed settings

Then click Export

final postcard

Conclusion: Your Finished Postcard Template

With your postcard design finished and exported, you’re ready to send your PDF artwork straight off to the printers. Great job!

You can File > Save your InDesign document, ready to use it in the future as a postcard template that you can adapt into a different style of design simply by switching up the color palette, background pattern, fonts, and photos. 

corporate postcard

Looking for a different postcard template style? Discover more fantastic postcard templates on Envato Elements:

Minimal Postcard Template

A stylish, trend-led postcard template for Photoshop and InDesign, complete with striking typography and a simple, color-pop palette.

minimal postcard
Minimal postcard template

Contemporary Photographic Postcard Template

A versatile InDesign postcard template that could be adapted for a variety of industries and purposes, such as photography, architecture, lifestyle, and business.

postcard template
Photographic postcard template

Yoga Postcard Template

This clean and calm postcard template is ideally suited for yoga instructors or wellness brands. Available as a Photoshop postcard template with easy-to-edit fonts and graphics.

yoga postcard
Yoga postcard template

Traveler Postcard and Business Card Kit

Designed with art galleries, travelers and brand identities in mind, this adaptable postcard and business card kit is stylish, simple, and laid-back. Available as two easy-to-edit Photoshop files. 

photo template
Traveler Postcard and Business Card Template

Modern Marketing Postcard

Boost your company’s sales with this modern marketing postcard template for Photoshop. Customise the text and photos to create a marketing postcard to suit retail, business, or finance services. 

marketing postcard
Modern Marketing Postcard Template

Discover more tips, tutorials and recommendations for creating postcards and marketing flyers:

How to Create a Postcard Template in InDesign

Post pobrano z: How to Create a Postcard Template in InDesign

Final product image
What You’ll Be Creating

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to design a postcard template in Adobe InDesign. Perfect for promoting a business or event, this versatile postcard design template can be adapted for a range of industries and sectors, including retail, lifestyle, food, and corporate brands.

What you will learn in this Adobe InDesign postcard template tutorial:

  • How to create a postcard template in InDesign
  • How to create a two-sided postcard design, including the postcard back template
  • How to add pattern, photos, color, and typography to your postcard template
  • How to design your own postcard so that it can be easily customised to suit any industry or purpose
  • How to export your postcard template in InDesign as a print-ready file

Here, we’ll walk through how to design your own postcard step by step, complete with two sides, a clean, simple layout, and stylish typography, background graphics, and photos.

Discover more awesome postcard design templates on Envato Elements.

What You’ll Need to Design Your Own Postcard Template

In this tutorial, we’ll create a versatile, easy-to-edit postcard design template that can be adapted with your own choice of background pattern, photos, and fonts. 

However, if you’d like to use the same graphics in your design, you can download the following images and font files from Envato Elements. We’ll walk through the steps of creating a postcard design suited for retail, but an example of how the design could be adapted for a corporate business is also pictured.

For the Retail Postcard Template:

retail fashion postcard

For the Corporate Postcard Template:

postcard corporate

Once you’ve downloaded the items and installed the fonts on your computer, you’re ready to get started with creating your postcard template. 

1. How to Set Up Your Postcard Template in InDesign

Step 1

Open InDesign and go to File > New > Document. 

Set the Width of the document to 105 mm and the Height to 148 mm*.

Deselect Facing Pages, and add Margins of 7 mm. Add a Bleed of 5 mm to all edges of the page. Then click Create.

* We’ll set up the template to a standard postcard A6 size, but you can always adjust this later using the Liquid Layout function in InDesign. 

new document
new document

Step 2

Expand the Layers panel (Window > Layers) and double-click on Layer 1, renaming it Background Color. 

Then create three more new layers in this order: Pattern, Images, and finally Text at the top. 

layers panel

Lock all layers except Background Color, which we’ll work on first. 

locked layers

Step 3

To create the earthy color palette we’ll be using for the retail postcard design, expand the Swatches panel (Window > Color > Swatches) and choose New Color Swatch from the panel’s main drop-down menu (at top right).

Set the Type to Process, Mode to CMYK, and the values below to C=31 M=75 Y=74 K=34, before clicking Add and OK

Repeat to create three more CMYK swatches:

  • C=9 M=10 Y=14 K=0
  • C=91 M=77 Y=42 K=41
  • C=63 M=26 Y=18 K=3
swatches panel

2. How to Add a Background Pattern to Your Postcard

Step 1

Working on the Background Color layer, use the Rectangle Tool (M) to create a shape across the whole page, setting the Fill Color to dark blue. 

background color

Step 2

Unlock the Pattern layer. 

Use the Rectangle Frame Tool (F) to create an image frame across the whole page. File > Place, choosing one of the PNG images from the artisan backgrounds pack (here I’ve used Background-14.png). 

Click Open, allowing the image to fill the frame. 

pattern

Step 3

Unlock the Images layer. 

Switch to the Rectangle Tool (M) and create a small rectangle across the bottom half of the page, not extending the edge past the margin line. 

Set the Fill Color to the pale cream swatch. 

rectangle tool

3. How to Add Photos and Text to Your Postcard Template

Step 1

Still working on the Images layer, use the Rectangle Frame Tool (F) to create an image frame across the top half of the page, again not extending across the margin.

File > Place, and choose a photo, such as this one, before clicking Open.  

image frame

Step 2

Select both the cream rectangle and image frame above, and head up to Object > Effects > Drop Shadow. 

Set the Mode to Multiply and Opacity to about 30%. Click on the colored square next to the Mode menu to switch the shadow color to the brown swatch in your palette. 

effects panel

Step 3

Lock all layers except the top layer, Text

Use the Type Tool (T) to create a text frame towards the top of the cream rectangle, typing in the title, e.g. ‘Store Launch’. 

From the Character panel (Window > Type & Tables > Character), set the Font to Marisa Bold, Size 25 pt, Align Center and, from the Swatches panel, to a brown Font Color. 

character panel

Step 4

Add another text frame below, setting the date, time, and location of the event in dark blue Marisa Bold, Size 10 pt, Align Center.

text frame

Add smaller body text below, set in Fiona Regular and a dark blue Font Color. 

fiona font

You can place the business logo at the bottom of the rectangle, or set the name of the business using the fonts you’ve already used. 

business logo

4. How to Create the Postcard Back Template

Step 1

To start creating your postcard back template, expand the Pages panel (Window > Pages). 

Click on the Create New Page (‘+’) button at the bottom of the panel.

pages panel

On the page, Right-Click > Page Attributes > Rotate Spread View > 90 Degrees CCW. 

rotate spread view

Step 2

Working on the Background Color layer, create a shape across the second page using the Rectangle Tool (M). Set the Fill to the cream swatch in your palette. 

rectangle tool

Step 3

On the Pattern layer, use the Rectangle Frame Tool (F) to create a tall, narrow image frame across the far left side of the page, and File > Place the same background image as before. 

pattern

Step 4

Working on the Images layer, create two image frames in a vertical row to the right of the pattern’s frame.

File > Place a different image into each frame. 

photos on reverse

Step 5

To the right of the images, create text frames set in Marisa Bold, Size 11 pt, and a dark blue Font Color. 

text frames

Use the Line Tool (\) to create a row of evenly spaced lines across the bottom of the cream section. From the Stroke panel (Window > Stroke), set the Weight to 0.25 pt.

Add a ‘TO’ text frame at the top-left corner of the lines to indicate space for writing an address. 

stroke panel

Step 6

You might also want to add a website or contact details to the reverse of your card, as well as the business logo. 

contact details

Allow room at the top right of the card for placing a postal stamp. Now your postcard back template is finished!

postal stamp

5. How to Export Your Postcard Template for Printing

Step 1

When you’ve finished working on your postcard, go to File > Export. 

Choose Adobe PDF (Print) from the Format menu at the bottom of the window, name the file, and then click Save

export postcard

Step 2

In the Export Adobe PDF window that opens, choose [Press Quality] from the Adobe PDF Preset menu at the top. 

press quality pdf

Click on Marks and Bleeds in the window’s left-hand menu. 

Check All Printer’s Marks and Use Document Bleed Settings

bleed settings

Then click Export

final postcard

Conclusion: Your Finished Postcard Template

With your postcard design finished and exported, you’re ready to send your PDF artwork straight off to the printers. Great job!

You can File > Save your InDesign document, ready to use it in the future as a postcard template that you can adapt into a different style of design simply by switching up the color palette, background pattern, fonts, and photos. 

corporate postcard

Looking for a different postcard template style? Discover more fantastic postcard templates on Envato Elements:

Minimal Postcard Template

A stylish, trend-led postcard template for Photoshop and InDesign, complete with striking typography and a simple, color-pop palette.

minimal postcard
Minimal postcard template

Contemporary Photographic Postcard Template

A versatile InDesign postcard template that could be adapted for a variety of industries and purposes, such as photography, architecture, lifestyle, and business.

postcard template
Photographic postcard template

Yoga Postcard Template

This clean and calm postcard template is ideally suited for yoga instructors or wellness brands. Available as a Photoshop postcard template with easy-to-edit fonts and graphics.

yoga postcard
Yoga postcard template

Traveler Postcard and Business Card Kit

Designed with art galleries, travelers and brand identities in mind, this adaptable postcard and business card kit is stylish, simple, and laid-back. Available as two easy-to-edit Photoshop files. 

photo template
Traveler Postcard and Business Card Template

Modern Marketing Postcard

Boost your company’s sales with this modern marketing postcard template for Photoshop. Customise the text and photos to create a marketing postcard to suit retail, business, or finance services. 

marketing postcard
Modern Marketing Postcard Template

Discover more tips, tutorials and recommendations for creating postcards and marketing flyers:

How to Create a Postcard Template in InDesign

Post pobrano z: How to Create a Postcard Template in InDesign

Final product image
What You’ll Be Creating

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to design a postcard template in Adobe InDesign. Perfect for promoting a business or event, this versatile postcard design template can be adapted for a range of industries and sectors, including retail, lifestyle, food, and corporate brands.

What you will learn in this Adobe InDesign postcard template tutorial:

  • How to create a postcard template in InDesign
  • How to create a two-sided postcard design, including the postcard back template
  • How to add pattern, photos, color, and typography to your postcard template
  • How to design your own postcard so that it can be easily customised to suit any industry or purpose
  • How to export your postcard template in InDesign as a print-ready file

Here, we’ll walk through how to design your own postcard step by step, complete with two sides, a clean, simple layout, and stylish typography, background graphics, and photos.

Discover more awesome postcard design templates on Envato Elements.

What You’ll Need to Design Your Own Postcard Template

In this tutorial, we’ll create a versatile, easy-to-edit postcard design template that can be adapted with your own choice of background pattern, photos, and fonts. 

However, if you’d like to use the same graphics in your design, you can download the following images and font files from Envato Elements. We’ll walk through the steps of creating a postcard design suited for retail, but an example of how the design could be adapted for a corporate business is also pictured.

For the Retail Postcard Template:

retail fashion postcard

For the Corporate Postcard Template:

postcard corporate

Once you’ve downloaded the items and installed the fonts on your computer, you’re ready to get started with creating your postcard template. 

1. How to Set Up Your Postcard Template in InDesign

Step 1

Open InDesign and go to File > New > Document. 

Set the Width of the document to 105 mm and the Height to 148 mm*.

Deselect Facing Pages, and add Margins of 7 mm. Add a Bleed of 5 mm to all edges of the page. Then click Create.

* We’ll set up the template to a standard postcard A6 size, but you can always adjust this later using the Liquid Layout function in InDesign. 

new document
new document

Step 2

Expand the Layers panel (Window > Layers) and double-click on Layer 1, renaming it Background Color. 

Then create three more new layers in this order: Pattern, Images, and finally Text at the top. 

layers panel

Lock all layers except Background Color, which we’ll work on first. 

locked layers

Step 3

To create the earthy color palette we’ll be using for the retail postcard design, expand the Swatches panel (Window > Color > Swatches) and choose New Color Swatch from the panel’s main drop-down menu (at top right).

Set the Type to Process, Mode to CMYK, and the values below to C=31 M=75 Y=74 K=34, before clicking Add and OK

Repeat to create three more CMYK swatches:

  • C=9 M=10 Y=14 K=0
  • C=91 M=77 Y=42 K=41
  • C=63 M=26 Y=18 K=3
swatches panel

2. How to Add a Background Pattern to Your Postcard

Step 1

Working on the Background Color layer, use the Rectangle Tool (M) to create a shape across the whole page, setting the Fill Color to dark blue. 

background color

Step 2

Unlock the Pattern layer. 

Use the Rectangle Frame Tool (F) to create an image frame across the whole page. File > Place, choosing one of the PNG images from the artisan backgrounds pack (here I’ve used Background-14.png). 

Click Open, allowing the image to fill the frame. 

pattern

Step 3

Unlock the Images layer. 

Switch to the Rectangle Tool (M) and create a small rectangle across the bottom half of the page, not extending the edge past the margin line. 

Set the Fill Color to the pale cream swatch. 

rectangle tool

3. How to Add Photos and Text to Your Postcard Template

Step 1

Still working on the Images layer, use the Rectangle Frame Tool (F) to create an image frame across the top half of the page, again not extending across the margin.

File > Place, and choose a photo, such as this one, before clicking Open.  

image frame

Step 2

Select both the cream rectangle and image frame above, and head up to Object > Effects > Drop Shadow. 

Set the Mode to Multiply and Opacity to about 30%. Click on the colored square next to the Mode menu to switch the shadow color to the brown swatch in your palette. 

effects panel

Step 3

Lock all layers except the top layer, Text

Use the Type Tool (T) to create a text frame towards the top of the cream rectangle, typing in the title, e.g. ‘Store Launch’. 

From the Character panel (Window > Type & Tables > Character), set the Font to Marisa Bold, Size 25 pt, Align Center and, from the Swatches panel, to a brown Font Color. 

character panel

Step 4

Add another text frame below, setting the date, time, and location of the event in dark blue Marisa Bold, Size 10 pt, Align Center.

text frame

Add smaller body text below, set in Fiona Regular and a dark blue Font Color. 

fiona font

You can place the business logo at the bottom of the rectangle, or set the name of the business using the fonts you’ve already used. 

business logo

4. How to Create the Postcard Back Template

Step 1

To start creating your postcard back template, expand the Pages panel (Window > Pages). 

Click on the Create New Page (‘+’) button at the bottom of the panel.

pages panel

On the page, Right-Click > Page Attributes > Rotate Spread View > 90 Degrees CCW. 

rotate spread view

Step 2

Working on the Background Color layer, create a shape across the second page using the Rectangle Tool (M). Set the Fill to the cream swatch in your palette. 

rectangle tool

Step 3

On the Pattern layer, use the Rectangle Frame Tool (F) to create a tall, narrow image frame across the far left side of the page, and File > Place the same background image as before. 

pattern

Step 4

Working on the Images layer, create two image frames in a vertical row to the right of the pattern’s frame.

File > Place a different image into each frame. 

photos on reverse

Step 5

To the right of the images, create text frames set in Marisa Bold, Size 11 pt, and a dark blue Font Color. 

text frames

Use the Line Tool (\) to create a row of evenly spaced lines across the bottom of the cream section. From the Stroke panel (Window > Stroke), set the Weight to 0.25 pt.

Add a ‘TO’ text frame at the top-left corner of the lines to indicate space for writing an address. 

stroke panel

Step 6

You might also want to add a website or contact details to the reverse of your card, as well as the business logo. 

contact details

Allow room at the top right of the card for placing a postal stamp. Now your postcard back template is finished!

postal stamp

5. How to Export Your Postcard Template for Printing

Step 1

When you’ve finished working on your postcard, go to File > Export. 

Choose Adobe PDF (Print) from the Format menu at the bottom of the window, name the file, and then click Save

export postcard

Step 2

In the Export Adobe PDF window that opens, choose [Press Quality] from the Adobe PDF Preset menu at the top. 

press quality pdf

Click on Marks and Bleeds in the window’s left-hand menu. 

Check All Printer’s Marks and Use Document Bleed Settings

bleed settings

Then click Export

final postcard

Conclusion: Your Finished Postcard Template

With your postcard design finished and exported, you’re ready to send your PDF artwork straight off to the printers. Great job!

You can File > Save your InDesign document, ready to use it in the future as a postcard template that you can adapt into a different style of design simply by switching up the color palette, background pattern, fonts, and photos. 

corporate postcard

Looking for a different postcard template style? Discover more fantastic postcard templates on Envato Elements:

Minimal Postcard Template

A stylish, trend-led postcard template for Photoshop and InDesign, complete with striking typography and a simple, color-pop palette.

minimal postcard
Minimal postcard template

Contemporary Photographic Postcard Template

A versatile InDesign postcard template that could be adapted for a variety of industries and purposes, such as photography, architecture, lifestyle, and business.

postcard template
Photographic postcard template

Yoga Postcard Template

This clean and calm postcard template is ideally suited for yoga instructors or wellness brands. Available as a Photoshop postcard template with easy-to-edit fonts and graphics.

yoga postcard
Yoga postcard template

Traveler Postcard and Business Card Kit

Designed with art galleries, travelers and brand identities in mind, this adaptable postcard and business card kit is stylish, simple, and laid-back. Available as two easy-to-edit Photoshop files. 

photo template
Traveler Postcard and Business Card Template

Modern Marketing Postcard

Boost your company’s sales with this modern marketing postcard template for Photoshop. Customise the text and photos to create a marketing postcard to suit retail, business, or finance services. 

marketing postcard
Modern Marketing Postcard Template

Discover more tips, tutorials and recommendations for creating postcards and marketing flyers:

How to Create a Postcard Template in InDesign

Post pobrano z: How to Create a Postcard Template in InDesign

Final product image
What You’ll Be Creating

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to design a postcard template in Adobe InDesign. Perfect for promoting a business or event, this versatile postcard design template can be adapted for a range of industries and sectors, including retail, lifestyle, food, and corporate brands.

What you will learn in this Adobe InDesign postcard template tutorial:

  • How to create a postcard template in InDesign
  • How to create a two-sided postcard design, including the postcard back template
  • How to add pattern, photos, color, and typography to your postcard template
  • How to design your own postcard so that it can be easily customised to suit any industry or purpose
  • How to export your postcard template in InDesign as a print-ready file

Here, we’ll walk through how to design your own postcard step by step, complete with two sides, a clean, simple layout, and stylish typography, background graphics, and photos.

Discover more awesome postcard design templates on Envato Elements.

What You’ll Need to Design Your Own Postcard Template

In this tutorial, we’ll create a versatile, easy-to-edit postcard design template that can be adapted with your own choice of background pattern, photos, and fonts. 

However, if you’d like to use the same graphics in your design, you can download the following images and font files from Envato Elements. We’ll walk through the steps of creating a postcard design suited for retail, but an example of how the design could be adapted for a corporate business is also pictured.

For the Retail Postcard Template:

retail fashion postcard

For the Corporate Postcard Template:

postcard corporate

Once you’ve downloaded the items and installed the fonts on your computer, you’re ready to get started with creating your postcard template. 

1. How to Set Up Your Postcard Template in InDesign

Step 1

Open InDesign and go to File > New > Document. 

Set the Width of the document to 105 mm and the Height to 148 mm*.

Deselect Facing Pages, and add Margins of 7 mm. Add a Bleed of 5 mm to all edges of the page. Then click Create.

* We’ll set up the template to a standard postcard A6 size, but you can always adjust this later using the Liquid Layout function in InDesign. 

new document
new document

Step 2

Expand the Layers panel (Window > Layers) and double-click on Layer 1, renaming it Background Color. 

Then create three more new layers in this order: Pattern, Images, and finally Text at the top. 

layers panel

Lock all layers except Background Color, which we’ll work on first. 

locked layers

Step 3

To create the earthy color palette we’ll be using for the retail postcard design, expand the Swatches panel (Window > Color > Swatches) and choose New Color Swatch from the panel’s main drop-down menu (at top right).

Set the Type to Process, Mode to CMYK, and the values below to C=31 M=75 Y=74 K=34, before clicking Add and OK

Repeat to create three more CMYK swatches:

  • C=9 M=10 Y=14 K=0
  • C=91 M=77 Y=42 K=41
  • C=63 M=26 Y=18 K=3
swatches panel

2. How to Add a Background Pattern to Your Postcard

Step 1

Working on the Background Color layer, use the Rectangle Tool (M) to create a shape across the whole page, setting the Fill Color to dark blue. 

background color

Step 2

Unlock the Pattern layer. 

Use the Rectangle Frame Tool (F) to create an image frame across the whole page. File > Place, choosing one of the PNG images from the artisan backgrounds pack (here I’ve used Background-14.png). 

Click Open, allowing the image to fill the frame. 

pattern

Step 3

Unlock the Images layer. 

Switch to the Rectangle Tool (M) and create a small rectangle across the bottom half of the page, not extending the edge past the margin line. 

Set the Fill Color to the pale cream swatch. 

rectangle tool

3. How to Add Photos and Text to Your Postcard Template

Step 1

Still working on the Images layer, use the Rectangle Frame Tool (F) to create an image frame across the top half of the page, again not extending across the margin.

File > Place, and choose a photo, such as this one, before clicking Open.  

image frame

Step 2

Select both the cream rectangle and image frame above, and head up to Object > Effects > Drop Shadow. 

Set the Mode to Multiply and Opacity to about 30%. Click on the colored square next to the Mode menu to switch the shadow color to the brown swatch in your palette. 

effects panel

Step 3

Lock all layers except the top layer, Text

Use the Type Tool (T) to create a text frame towards the top of the cream rectangle, typing in the title, e.g. ‘Store Launch’. 

From the Character panel (Window > Type & Tables > Character), set the Font to Marisa Bold, Size 25 pt, Align Center and, from the Swatches panel, to a brown Font Color. 

character panel

Step 4

Add another text frame below, setting the date, time, and location of the event in dark blue Marisa Bold, Size 10 pt, Align Center.

text frame

Add smaller body text below, set in Fiona Regular and a dark blue Font Color. 

fiona font

You can place the business logo at the bottom of the rectangle, or set the name of the business using the fonts you’ve already used. 

business logo

4. How to Create the Postcard Back Template

Step 1

To start creating your postcard back template, expand the Pages panel (Window > Pages). 

Click on the Create New Page (‘+’) button at the bottom of the panel.

pages panel

On the page, Right-Click > Page Attributes > Rotate Spread View > 90 Degrees CCW. 

rotate spread view

Step 2

Working on the Background Color layer, create a shape across the second page using the Rectangle Tool (M). Set the Fill to the cream swatch in your palette. 

rectangle tool

Step 3

On the Pattern layer, use the Rectangle Frame Tool (F) to create a tall, narrow image frame across the far left side of the page, and File > Place the same background image as before. 

pattern

Step 4

Working on the Images layer, create two image frames in a vertical row to the right of the pattern’s frame.

File > Place a different image into each frame. 

photos on reverse

Step 5

To the right of the images, create text frames set in Marisa Bold, Size 11 pt, and a dark blue Font Color. 

text frames

Use the Line Tool (\) to create a row of evenly spaced lines across the bottom of the cream section. From the Stroke panel (Window > Stroke), set the Weight to 0.25 pt.

Add a ‘TO’ text frame at the top-left corner of the lines to indicate space for writing an address. 

stroke panel

Step 6

You might also want to add a website or contact details to the reverse of your card, as well as the business logo. 

contact details

Allow room at the top right of the card for placing a postal stamp. Now your postcard back template is finished!

postal stamp

5. How to Export Your Postcard Template for Printing

Step 1

When you’ve finished working on your postcard, go to File > Export. 

Choose Adobe PDF (Print) from the Format menu at the bottom of the window, name the file, and then click Save

export postcard

Step 2

In the Export Adobe PDF window that opens, choose [Press Quality] from the Adobe PDF Preset menu at the top. 

press quality pdf

Click on Marks and Bleeds in the window’s left-hand menu. 

Check All Printer’s Marks and Use Document Bleed Settings

bleed settings

Then click Export

final postcard

Conclusion: Your Finished Postcard Template

With your postcard design finished and exported, you’re ready to send your PDF artwork straight off to the printers. Great job!

You can File > Save your InDesign document, ready to use it in the future as a postcard template that you can adapt into a different style of design simply by switching up the color palette, background pattern, fonts, and photos. 

corporate postcard

Looking for a different postcard template style? Discover more fantastic postcard templates on Envato Elements:

Minimal Postcard Template

A stylish, trend-led postcard template for Photoshop and InDesign, complete with striking typography and a simple, color-pop palette.

minimal postcard
Minimal postcard template

Contemporary Photographic Postcard Template

A versatile InDesign postcard template that could be adapted for a variety of industries and purposes, such as photography, architecture, lifestyle, and business.

postcard template
Photographic postcard template

Yoga Postcard Template

This clean and calm postcard template is ideally suited for yoga instructors or wellness brands. Available as a Photoshop postcard template with easy-to-edit fonts and graphics.

yoga postcard
Yoga postcard template

Traveler Postcard and Business Card Kit

Designed with art galleries, travelers and brand identities in mind, this adaptable postcard and business card kit is stylish, simple, and laid-back. Available as two easy-to-edit Photoshop files. 

photo template
Traveler Postcard and Business Card Template

Modern Marketing Postcard

Boost your company’s sales with this modern marketing postcard template for Photoshop. Customise the text and photos to create a marketing postcard to suit retail, business, or finance services. 

marketing postcard
Modern Marketing Postcard Template

Discover more tips, tutorials and recommendations for creating postcards and marketing flyers:

32 Best Free Vector Textures (Backgrounds, to Download Now)

Post pobrano z: 32 Best Free Vector Textures (Backgrounds, to Download Now)

When it comes to adding quick detail to an image or design, there aren’t many better ways to do it than by adding a vector texture. Texture can completely turn a design around, taking it from something flat and lifeless to almost popping off the screen!

Luckily there are quite a few free texture background vectors and illustrator brushes that you can find floating around the web, and I’ve scoured the internet to find the best ones! 

If you’re looking for consistently high-quality brushes, though, check out the dozens of professional Illustrator textures that can be found on Envato Elements.

Envato elements

Otherwise, let’s take a look at the top 32 free vector textures that the internet has to offer!

32 Best Free Vector Textures

1. Unicorn Vector Gradients

Unicorn Vector Gradients

Gradients are a great way to add both subtle texture and color to your designs quickly and easily! This pack of unicorn-themed gradients boats bright pastels that are vibrant while still remaining soft and smooth.

2. Wood Texture

Wood Texture

Add some nature vibes to your design with this wood texture vector Illustrator pack. Subtle enough to be used alongside any design, but detailed enough to be used as part of the main element as well!

3. 9 Free Vector Grunge Textures

9 Free Vector Grunge Textures

This pack contains nine premium vector textures for a non-premium price. You guessed it, they are free! These vector blots and textures are a free download that can be used for anything from vintage designs to grungy apocalyptic illustrations.

4. Paisley Repeating Texture

Paisley Repeating Texture

Create an easy seamless paisley textured effect using this vector texture! Not only can the pattern be repeated infinitely, but you can also change the color of the background for quick editing. 

5. Free Vector Grunge Textures

Free Vector Grunge Textures

Can’t get enough texture? Want everything to be grime, or look like it’s from a vintage era? Then this set containing nine hand-drawn grunge texture vectors for free is the set for you! This set even includes a halftone texture variant of grungy goodness. 

6. Leather Texture Pattern

Realistic Leather Texture

Adding leather to design is the perfect way to add both texture and subtle detail without taking away focus. This free vector texture mimics realistic leather in a seamless, easy-to-use pattern. 

7. Vector + Raster Grit Textures

grit textures

These vector blots and textures are free to download and are endlessly useful. Use them to add subtle detail or pair them with high contrasting colors to create an even grittier-looking aesthetic. This particular pack features wider spread grit, with larger blotches. 

8. Free Vector Texture Pack for Adobe Illustrator

Free Vector Texture Pack for Adobe Illustrator

Need an eroded texture vector that’s a bit more concentrated? Then this vector pack will give you that aged and weathered appearance, while still maintaining a scaleable vector format. It’s incredibly detailed while still remaining a vector! 

9. 8 Free Seamless Dot Patterns

8 Free Seamless Dot Patterns

These eight free seamless dot patterns give you a halftone vector effect, but with even more dots. Easily add interesting textured backgrounds to your designs, and never have to worry about a misaligned or out-of-place dot again! 

10. 7 Speckled Vector Textures

7 Speckled Vector Textures

Give your designs a worn and distressed look with this speckled vector textures pack containing seven high-quality textures available in both a vector format and transparent PNG. If you are looking to add a rust or distressed look to a metal texture vector design, then these are a great option!

11. 12 Free Vector Grunge Textures

12 Free Vector Grunge Textures

Don’t miss out on this set of 12 high-quality, distressed textures in vector EPS format, an absolute must-have resource for any digital artist or designer. You can never have too many vintage texture vectors, after all!

12. Wave Texture Freebie

Wave Texture Freebie

Add some funky waves to your design using this texture background vector! Add a pop of color and texture to flyers, CDs, and posters with this repeatable design. Cover your design in it for a bold, trendy look, or keep it minimal by using it as an accent color. 

13. Canvas Texture Background Pack

Canvas Texture Background Pack

Give your art a true canvas feel with this set of handmade canvas vector textures. Despite their highly detailed texture, they are indeed vector textures, so you can scale them infinitely as well as changing their color!

14. 10 Free Detailed Vector Halftone Texture Backgrounds

10 Free Detailed Vector Halftone Texture Backgrounds

Be prepared to turn even the most contemporary design into a 100% vintage artwork in a click, with 15 impressive halftone Illustrator textures. Each and every one of these textures is hand-drawn, making them incredible value for a free resource!

15. Urban Texture Pack

Urban Texture Pack

This pack contains 14 free texture background vectors that are perfect for adding a rough or distressed look to any design. Use them to mask type, or add them to an illustration to add more grit and detail.

16. Free Halftone Dots Textures

Free Halftone Dots Textures

These ten halftone textures are free for both commercial and personal use! Use them to add a subtle hint of detail or mix and match them to create more bold designs. You can ever create a stipple-like effect with them!

17. 30 Free Vintage Shading Brushes for Adobe Illustrator

30 Free Vintage Shading Brushes for Adobe Illustrator

Round off your Illustrator brush stash with this collection of 30 free brushes. These brushes feature a variety of hand-drawn line textures in horizontal, vertical, diagonal, and cross-hatched angles! Add them to typography or illustrations for added vintage texture!

18. 12 Free Brush Stroke Illustrator Brushes

12 free brush stroke Illustrator brushes

This set contains a total of 12 brush strokes, all of which were made by hand, scanned, and then vectorized, before being turned into this handy art brush library! Brushstroke textured vectors are a great way to add more of a „homemade” character to modern or minimal designs.

19. 9 Free “Washed & Worn” Aged T-Shirt Effect Textures

9 Free Washed  Worn Aged T-Shirt Effect Textures

The Worn Textures pack offers a realistic option to fade and distress, offering a subtler but still detailed texture. The pack contains a total of nine textures, great for distressing your graphic designs and illustrations or even creating mock-up of screen-printed T-shirts!

20. Vector Brushes: Free

Vector Brushes Free

Use these simple but effective Illustrator brushes to add texture to text, designs, and illustrations. Great for gritty posters and flyers or vintage designs. 

21. 4 Free Ink Stamp Effect Styles for Adobe Illustrator

4 Free Ink Stamp Effect Styles for Adobe Illustrator

This pack of four graphic styles adds grungy textures to your logos, typography, and any other single-color shapes. Eliminate those clean vector lines and give your designs a hand-made ink print appearance!

22. 10 Free Vintage Textures

10 Free Vintage Textures

This free pack of vintage and dust vector textures offers subtle, hyper-realistic detail. It can also be used as a paper texture vector pack, mimicking cardboard or other thicker types of paper and boxing material!    

23. Furry Brushes 

Furry brushes

While these brushes might be great for furry monsters, they will also work wonderfully for adding small accents of furry texture onto a number of things! Think furry typography on a child’s birthday invitation or even furry spots on a dog sitting flyer. Have fun and get creative!

24. Water Painting Texture Background

Water Painting Texture Background

Use these bold watercolor patterns for Illustrator to bring a trendy and modern look to your designs. They’re great for flyers, posters, and social media—who says that watercolors can’t be big, bold, and vibrant?

25. Childs Play Crayons

Childs Play Crayons

Add a burst of color and childlike whimsy with this pack of 12 free Illustrator brushes, for imitating crayons and colored pencils that have been scanned from the actual strokes of a crayon! Great for adding texture to illustrations or just adding textured borders around designs.  

26. Textureizer – Free Vector Textures

Textureizer - Free Vector Textures

This set contains six high-vector-quality textures and three wood-texture vectors, all made from real photos to give a rough, realistic look.

27. Halftone Pattern Texture Pack

Halftone Dots Texture Pack

This halftone vector pack boasts a collection of ten vector halftone textures. Halftone textures are great to use in craft projects, artistic prints, business cards, or any other graphic design project you might have! These textures work well with both modern and vintage designs. 

28. Free Vector Mini Grit Textures

Free Vector Mini Grit Textures

Take your design to the next level with this set of mini grit textures! Each texture’s grittiness is on the smaller or finer side to work perfectly with more detailed artwork. They are a great companion to your larger, more grungy texture vectors.

29. Motion Textures Freebie

Motion Textures Freebie

Add both motion and color to your design in just a matter of seconds! No more fussing with trying to create that perfect stroke—these textures already have you covered. Create bold, trendy designs or keep it minimal—these textures can go both ways, depending on how you use them!

30. Free Vector Scatter Brushes

Free vector scatter brushes

Adore black and white graphics and comic art illustration? Recreate the hand-drawn look and feel with these vector scatter Illustrator brushes! Ultra-modern and minimal, these brushes offer endless possibilities!  

31. Artistic Brushes Pack

This pack contains over 90 brushes of different shapes and forms, making it the perfect Illustrator brush kit for adding a variety of different paint and marker-like texture to your designs! 

32. 8 Free Stipple Shading Brushes

stippling brushes

Incredibly popular in apparel design and illustrations with a retro vibe, stippling is one of the easiest ways to add texture to an otherwise flat design. These brushes will perfectly mimic the stippling process, so you can start creating your own!  

20 Best Premium Vector Textures

1. Inky Goodness

Inky Goodness

This bundle is chock-full of inky goodness! Load up the watercolor brush in Illustrator, throw in a mess of textures, and your next design is ready to be splashed in all kinds of inky paintbrush texture glory! These textures would pair particularly well with any crumpled paper texture vectors.

2. The Complete Vector Blueprint Kit

The Complete Vector Blueprint Kit

The Complete Vector Blueprint Kit is packed full of vector textures as well as matching Illustrator brushes containing everything you need to create your own vector blueprint designs! Pair it with a crumpled paper texture vector for an extra touch of realism. 

3. Stipple Brush Set for Photoshop and Illustrator

Stipple Brush Set for Photoshop and Illustrator

While many stipple brush sets focus on larger, more graphic stipple styles, this brush set recreates an incredibly realistic stippling effect. Using just a single brushstroke creates hundreds of tiny dots!

4. Classic Chalk – Brushes + Patterns

Classic Chalk - Brushes  Patterns

Chalk as a medium has so many uses: for illustrations, menu boards, hand lettering, or as a learning aid in the classroom. This set of authentically detailed, digital chalk Illustrator brushes is no different! Add texture to your typography or use it as a shader brush.

5. Halftone Brushes + Bonus Patterns

Halftone Brushes  Bonus Patterns

Add depth and style to your designs and artwork with these textured halftone pattern Illustrator brushes and textures! The brushes are pressure sensitive, making them perfect for illustrating, but they’re also repeatable patterns, so they work just as well in traditional design too!

6. Vintage Vector Edge Brushes

Vintage Vector Edge Brushes

Easily add on the years to enhance the retro realism of your work—both design and illustrations—with this set of hyper-realistic and textured Illustrator brushes! This texture vector design pack can be used to create high-contrast folds or add a very subtle texture. 

7. Set of Watercolor Brushes and Textures

Set of Watercolor Brushes and Textures

This set of watercolor brushes and textures is great for adding a hand-made feel to your designs! There are six textures and a whopping 36 watercolor Illustrator brushes in total, making it the only watercolor texture pack you may ever end up needing!

8. Subtlecraft – Textures and Brushes

Subtlecraft - textures and brushes

The Subtlecraft texture pack can be used to add subtle textures to your designs in order to achieve authentic retro effects. It includes 50 vintage texture vectors as well as 10 Illustrator brushes! This mega pack can also double as a grunge texture vector resource.

9. Tileable Textures

Tileable Textures

The Tileable Textures pack is here to solve your design woes with these tremendous tileable textures! These textures are so highly detailed, it’s almost hard to believe that they are not only vectors, so they can be infinitely upscaled with no blurriness, but they are also tiled and can be repeated infinitely! There are few abstract texture vectors that can claim both!

10. 22 Splatter Brushes Pack

22 Splatter Brushes Pack

Get the splattered paint look without the mess with these 22 paintbrush textures! These textures are a key tool in any designer’s toolbox, being multi-purpose and suitable for a number of different applications, from party flyers to book covers!

11. Shader Brushes for Illustrator

Shader Brushes for Illustrator

The Memento Shader Illustrator Brushes are some of the best distressed texture vector brushes you’ll find! You get to work with 28 brushes included in the set, divided into four groups, all with their own distinctive features and purposes. 

12. Scatter Texture Brushes for Adobe Illustrator

Scatter Texture Brushes for Adobe Illustrator

Need
distressed texture vector brushes that can also double as an eroded texture vector? Then this is the brush set for you! Grab two for one with this multi-purpose brush set. You can choose from 48 different high-quality texture brushes made from dust, rust, and scratches. 

13. Splatter Collection

Splatter Collection

A set of 40 vector paintbrush texture brushes for Illustrator. Use them to create grungy effects, add noise to your shapes, or add texture to your images. All brushes were made on paper with a spray, before being scanned, traced, and polished.

14. Wood Grain Brushes

Wood Grain Brushes

Add depth and texture to your designs and illustrations with these wood-grain texture vectors! These brushes were created by live-tracking photos of real wood, ensuring a high-quality and realistic wood-grain effect.

15. Engraved Repeat Patterns

Engraved Repeat Patterns

This set of engraved patterns is perfect for giving your design an instant overhaul—use them on text, backgrounds, or vector objects! There are 16 seamless patterns in total, and they are an easy way to add texture to an image while keeping things minimal and clean.

16. Poster Press – Screen-Print Creator

Poster Press - Screen-Print Creator

Turn your designs and illustrations into beautifully imperfect screen prints in an instant! These grunge texture vector brushes are the easiest way to make your very own authentic-looking prints! They also double as a great vintage Illustrator pattern to create retro-looking designs.

17. Under-Inked Print – Instant Vector Text Effects

Under-Inked Print - Instant Vector Text Effects

Make your designs look as if they have come straight off the press with these realistic, vintage print layer styles and vintage patterns for Illustrator! They also work wonderfully as a vector rust texture, so you can mix retro with industrial. 

18. Ghost Signs for Adobe Illustrator

Ghost Signs for Adobe Illustrator

This collection of 27 styles for Adobe Illustrator is full of vector rust textures inspired by ghost signs, which are the old signs you might find in antique shops or even abandoned warehouses. The styles are based on a combination of graphic styles and Adobe Illustrator actions, making adding texture to your designs both simple and quick!

19. Tattoo Style Art Brushes

Tattoo Style Art Brushes

The two different sets of brushes that are included in this pack work together harmoniously to make stunning textured, inked art. Add small areas of dots and texture to your current design or create a whole new illustration, all using one set of Illustrator brushes and textures!

20. Charcoal Collection

charcoal collection

These brushes are great for giving your lines a rough, textured, handmade effect. Use it to illustrate or to add texture to borders or even type! Great for flyers and fine art alike! 

Conclusion 

And there you have it! 52 of the best textures and tools for Adobe Illustrator to add detail to your designs and illustrations! Both free and premium. 

If you need a professional solution and want to guarantee the resources you are using were made and vetted by professional artists themselves, then don’t forget to check out all the fantastic Illustrator resources that can be found over on Envato Elements!

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Didn’t get enough texture ideas yet? Check out even more helpful Illustrator resources below: 

32 Best Free Vector Textures (Backgrounds, to Download Now)

Post pobrano z: 32 Best Free Vector Textures (Backgrounds, to Download Now)

When it comes to adding quick detail to an image or design, there aren’t many better ways to do it than by adding a vector texture. Texture can completely turn a design around, taking it from something flat and lifeless to almost popping off the screen!

Luckily there are quite a few free texture background vectors and illustrator brushes that you can find floating around the web, and I’ve scoured the internet to find the best ones! 

If you’re looking for consistently high-quality brushes, though, check out the dozens of professional Illustrator textures that can be found on Envato Elements.

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Otherwise, let’s take a look at the top 32 free vector textures that the internet has to offer!

32 Best Free Vector Textures

1. Unicorn Vector Gradients

Unicorn Vector Gradients

Gradients are a great way to add both subtle texture and color to your designs quickly and easily! This pack of unicorn-themed gradients boats bright pastels that are vibrant while still remaining soft and smooth.

2. Wood Texture

Wood Texture

Add some nature vibes to your design with this wood texture vector Illustrator pack. Subtle enough to be used alongside any design, but detailed enough to be used as part of the main element as well!

3. 9 Free Vector Grunge Textures

9 Free Vector Grunge Textures

This pack contains nine premium vector textures for a non-premium price. You guessed it, they are free! These vector blots and textures are a free download that can be used for anything from vintage designs to grungy apocalyptic illustrations.

4. Paisley Repeating Texture

Paisley Repeating Texture

Create an easy seamless paisley textured effect using this vector texture! Not only can the pattern be repeated infinitely, but you can also change the color of the background for quick editing. 

5. Free Vector Grunge Textures

Free Vector Grunge Textures

Can’t get enough texture? Want everything to be grime, or look like it’s from a vintage era? Then this set containing nine hand-drawn grunge texture vectors for free is the set for you! This set even includes a halftone texture variant of grungy goodness. 

6. Leather Texture Pattern

Realistic Leather Texture

Adding leather to design is the perfect way to add both texture and subtle detail without taking away focus. This free vector texture mimics realistic leather in a seamless, easy-to-use pattern. 

7. Vector + Raster Grit Textures

grit textures

These vector blots and textures are free to download and are endlessly useful. Use them to add subtle detail or pair them with high contrasting colors to create an even grittier-looking aesthetic. This particular pack features wider spread grit, with larger blotches. 

8. Free Vector Texture Pack for Adobe Illustrator

Free Vector Texture Pack for Adobe Illustrator

Need an eroded texture vector that’s a bit more concentrated? Then this vector pack will give you that aged and weathered appearance, while still maintaining a scaleable vector format. It’s incredibly detailed while still remaining a vector! 

9. 8 Free Seamless Dot Patterns

8 Free Seamless Dot Patterns

These eight free seamless dot patterns give you a halftone vector effect, but with even more dots. Easily add interesting textured backgrounds to your designs, and never have to worry about a misaligned or out-of-place dot again! 

10. 7 Speckled Vector Textures

7 Speckled Vector Textures

Give your designs a worn and distressed look with this speckled vector textures pack containing seven high-quality textures available in both a vector format and transparent PNG. If you are looking to add a rust or distressed look to a metal texture vector design, then these are a great option!

11. 12 Free Vector Grunge Textures

12 Free Vector Grunge Textures

Don’t miss out on this set of 12 high-quality, distressed textures in vector EPS format, an absolute must-have resource for any digital artist or designer. You can never have too many vintage texture vectors, after all!

12. Wave Texture Freebie

Wave Texture Freebie

Add some funky waves to your design using this texture background vector! Add a pop of color and texture to flyers, CDs, and posters with this repeatable design. Cover your design in it for a bold, trendy look, or keep it minimal by using it as an accent color. 

13. Canvas Texture Background Pack

Canvas Texture Background Pack

Give your art a true canvas feel with this set of handmade canvas vector textures. Despite their highly detailed texture, they are indeed vector textures, so you can scale them infinitely as well as changing their color!

14. 10 Free Detailed Vector Halftone Texture Backgrounds

10 Free Detailed Vector Halftone Texture Backgrounds

Be prepared to turn even the most contemporary design into a 100% vintage artwork in a click, with 15 impressive halftone Illustrator textures. Each and every one of these textures is hand-drawn, making them incredible value for a free resource!

15. Urban Texture Pack

Urban Texture Pack

This pack contains 14 free texture background vectors that are perfect for adding a rough or distressed look to any design. Use them to mask type, or add them to an illustration to add more grit and detail.

16. Free Halftone Dots Textures

Free Halftone Dots Textures

These ten halftone textures are free for both commercial and personal use! Use them to add a subtle hint of detail or mix and match them to create more bold designs. You can ever create a stipple-like effect with them!

17. 30 Free Vintage Shading Brushes for Adobe Illustrator

30 Free Vintage Shading Brushes for Adobe Illustrator

Round off your Illustrator brush stash with this collection of 30 free brushes. These brushes feature a variety of hand-drawn line textures in horizontal, vertical, diagonal, and cross-hatched angles! Add them to typography or illustrations for added vintage texture!

18. 12 Free Brush Stroke Illustrator Brushes

12 free brush stroke Illustrator brushes

This set contains a total of 12 brush strokes, all of which were made by hand, scanned, and then vectorized, before being turned into this handy art brush library! Brushstroke textured vectors are a great way to add more of a „homemade” character to modern or minimal designs.

19. 9 Free “Washed & Worn” Aged T-Shirt Effect Textures

9 Free Washed  Worn Aged T-Shirt Effect Textures

The Worn Textures pack offers a realistic option to fade and distress, offering a subtler but still detailed texture. The pack contains a total of nine textures, great for distressing your graphic designs and illustrations or even creating mock-up of screen-printed T-shirts!

20. Vector Brushes: Free

Vector Brushes Free

Use these simple but effective Illustrator brushes to add texture to text, designs, and illustrations. Great for gritty posters and flyers or vintage designs. 

21. 4 Free Ink Stamp Effect Styles for Adobe Illustrator

4 Free Ink Stamp Effect Styles for Adobe Illustrator

This pack of four graphic styles adds grungy textures to your logos, typography, and any other single-color shapes. Eliminate those clean vector lines and give your designs a hand-made ink print appearance!

22. 10 Free Vintage Textures

10 Free Vintage Textures

This free pack of vintage and dust vector textures offers subtle, hyper-realistic detail. It can also be used as a paper texture vector pack, mimicking cardboard or other thicker types of paper and boxing material!    

23. Furry Brushes 

Furry brushes

While these brushes might be great for furry monsters, they will also work wonderfully for adding small accents of furry texture onto a number of things! Think furry typography on a child’s birthday invitation or even furry spots on a dog sitting flyer. Have fun and get creative!

24. Water Painting Texture Background

Water Painting Texture Background

Use these bold watercolor patterns for Illustrator to bring a trendy and modern look to your designs. They’re great for flyers, posters, and social media—who says that watercolors can’t be big, bold, and vibrant?

25. Childs Play Crayons

Childs Play Crayons

Add a burst of color and childlike whimsy with this pack of 12 free Illustrator brushes, for imitating crayons and colored pencils that have been scanned from the actual strokes of a crayon! Great for adding texture to illustrations or just adding textured borders around designs.  

26. Textureizer – Free Vector Textures

Textureizer - Free Vector Textures

This set contains six high-vector-quality textures and three wood-texture vectors, all made from real photos to give a rough, realistic look.

27. Halftone Pattern Texture Pack

Halftone Dots Texture Pack

This halftone vector pack boasts a collection of ten vector halftone textures. Halftone textures are great to use in craft projects, artistic prints, business cards, or any other graphic design project you might have! These textures work well with both modern and vintage designs. 

28. Free Vector Mini Grit Textures

Free Vector Mini Grit Textures

Take your design to the next level with this set of mini grit textures! Each texture’s grittiness is on the smaller or finer side to work perfectly with more detailed artwork. They are a great companion to your larger, more grungy texture vectors.

29. Motion Textures Freebie

Motion Textures Freebie

Add both motion and color to your design in just a matter of seconds! No more fussing with trying to create that perfect stroke—these textures already have you covered. Create bold, trendy designs or keep it minimal—these textures can go both ways, depending on how you use them!

30. Free Vector Scatter Brushes

Free vector scatter brushes

Adore black and white graphics and comic art illustration? Recreate the hand-drawn look and feel with these vector scatter Illustrator brushes! Ultra-modern and minimal, these brushes offer endless possibilities!  

31. Artistic Brushes Pack

This pack contains over 90 brushes of different shapes and forms, making it the perfect Illustrator brush kit for adding a variety of different paint and marker-like texture to your designs! 

32. 8 Free Stipple Shading Brushes

stippling brushes

Incredibly popular in apparel design and illustrations with a retro vibe, stippling is one of the easiest ways to add texture to an otherwise flat design. These brushes will perfectly mimic the stippling process, so you can start creating your own!  

20 Best Premium Vector Textures

1. Inky Goodness

Inky Goodness

This bundle is chock-full of inky goodness! Load up the watercolor brush in Illustrator, throw in a mess of textures, and your next design is ready to be splashed in all kinds of inky paintbrush texture glory! These textures would pair particularly well with any crumpled paper texture vectors.

2. The Complete Vector Blueprint Kit

The Complete Vector Blueprint Kit

The Complete Vector Blueprint Kit is packed full of vector textures as well as matching Illustrator brushes containing everything you need to create your own vector blueprint designs! Pair it with a crumpled paper texture vector for an extra touch of realism. 

3. Stipple Brush Set for Photoshop and Illustrator

Stipple Brush Set for Photoshop and Illustrator

While many stipple brush sets focus on larger, more graphic stipple styles, this brush set recreates an incredibly realistic stippling effect. Using just a single brushstroke creates hundreds of tiny dots!

4. Classic Chalk – Brushes + Patterns

Classic Chalk - Brushes  Patterns

Chalk as a medium has so many uses: for illustrations, menu boards, hand lettering, or as a learning aid in the classroom. This set of authentically detailed, digital chalk Illustrator brushes is no different! Add texture to your typography or use it as a shader brush.

5. Halftone Brushes + Bonus Patterns

Halftone Brushes  Bonus Patterns

Add depth and style to your designs and artwork with these textured halftone pattern Illustrator brushes and textures! The brushes are pressure sensitive, making them perfect for illustrating, but they’re also repeatable patterns, so they work just as well in traditional design too!

6. Vintage Vector Edge Brushes

Vintage Vector Edge Brushes

Easily add on the years to enhance the retro realism of your work—both design and illustrations—with this set of hyper-realistic and textured Illustrator brushes! This texture vector design pack can be used to create high-contrast folds or add a very subtle texture. 

7. Set of Watercolor Brushes and Textures

Set of Watercolor Brushes and Textures

This set of watercolor brushes and textures is great for adding a hand-made feel to your designs! There are six textures and a whopping 36 watercolor Illustrator brushes in total, making it the only watercolor texture pack you may ever end up needing!

8. Subtlecraft – Textures and Brushes

Subtlecraft - textures and brushes

The Subtlecraft texture pack can be used to add subtle textures to your designs in order to achieve authentic retro effects. It includes 50 vintage texture vectors as well as 10 Illustrator brushes! This mega pack can also double as a grunge texture vector resource.

9. Tileable Textures

Tileable Textures

The Tileable Textures pack is here to solve your design woes with these tremendous tileable textures! These textures are so highly detailed, it’s almost hard to believe that they are not only vectors, so they can be infinitely upscaled with no blurriness, but they are also tiled and can be repeated infinitely! There are few abstract texture vectors that can claim both!

10. 22 Splatter Brushes Pack

22 Splatter Brushes Pack

Get the splattered paint look without the mess with these 22 paintbrush textures! These textures are a key tool in any designer’s toolbox, being multi-purpose and suitable for a number of different applications, from party flyers to book covers!

11. Shader Brushes for Illustrator

Shader Brushes for Illustrator

The Memento Shader Illustrator Brushes are some of the best distressed texture vector brushes you’ll find! You get to work with 28 brushes included in the set, divided into four groups, all with their own distinctive features and purposes. 

12. Scatter Texture Brushes for Adobe Illustrator

Scatter Texture Brushes for Adobe Illustrator

Need
distressed texture vector brushes that can also double as an eroded texture vector? Then this is the brush set for you! Grab two for one with this multi-purpose brush set. You can choose from 48 different high-quality texture brushes made from dust, rust, and scratches. 

13. Splatter Collection

Splatter Collection

A set of 40 vector paintbrush texture brushes for Illustrator. Use them to create grungy effects, add noise to your shapes, or add texture to your images. All brushes were made on paper with a spray, before being scanned, traced, and polished.

14. Wood Grain Brushes

Wood Grain Brushes

Add depth and texture to your designs and illustrations with these wood-grain texture vectors! These brushes were created by live-tracking photos of real wood, ensuring a high-quality and realistic wood-grain effect.

15. Engraved Repeat Patterns

Engraved Repeat Patterns

This set of engraved patterns is perfect for giving your design an instant overhaul—use them on text, backgrounds, or vector objects! There are 16 seamless patterns in total, and they are an easy way to add texture to an image while keeping things minimal and clean.

16. Poster Press – Screen-Print Creator

Poster Press - Screen-Print Creator

Turn your designs and illustrations into beautifully imperfect screen prints in an instant! These grunge texture vector brushes are the easiest way to make your very own authentic-looking prints! They also double as a great vintage Illustrator pattern to create retro-looking designs.

17. Under-Inked Print – Instant Vector Text Effects

Under-Inked Print - Instant Vector Text Effects

Make your designs look as if they have come straight off the press with these realistic, vintage print layer styles and vintage patterns for Illustrator! They also work wonderfully as a vector rust texture, so you can mix retro with industrial. 

18. Ghost Signs for Adobe Illustrator

Ghost Signs for Adobe Illustrator

This collection of 27 styles for Adobe Illustrator is full of vector rust textures inspired by ghost signs, which are the old signs you might find in antique shops or even abandoned warehouses. The styles are based on a combination of graphic styles and Adobe Illustrator actions, making adding texture to your designs both simple and quick!

19. Tattoo Style Art Brushes

Tattoo Style Art Brushes

The two different sets of brushes that are included in this pack work together harmoniously to make stunning textured, inked art. Add small areas of dots and texture to your current design or create a whole new illustration, all using one set of Illustrator brushes and textures!

20. Charcoal Collection

charcoal collection

These brushes are great for giving your lines a rough, textured, handmade effect. Use it to illustrate or to add texture to borders or even type! Great for flyers and fine art alike! 

Conclusion 

And there you have it! 52 of the best textures and tools for Adobe Illustrator to add detail to your designs and illustrations! Both free and premium. 

If you need a professional solution and want to guarantee the resources you are using were made and vetted by professional artists themselves, then don’t forget to check out all the fantastic Illustrator resources that can be found over on Envato Elements!

envato elements

Didn’t get enough texture ideas yet? Check out even more helpful Illustrator resources below: