50+ Design Tutorials That Use L&T Textures

Every once in a while I get asked why I don't post texture tutorials here on Lost & Taken, and to tell you the truth: I try to keep the focus on releasing awesome free textures. That being said, I have a Google email alert set up for my blog and every week I see my textures show up in a couple of rad design tutorials. So I thought it was about time that I compiled a list of these tutorials, there's a lot of material to go over here in case you're looking to learn something new.

Each tutorial below uses textures that I've either released here on Lost & Taken or on my Flickr account and are put together by some of the top designers out there. They cover areas from illustration to professional web design to photography, and just about everything in between. I'm always amazed at just how versatile a good texture can be in the hands of a great designer.

I hope you enjoy the tutorials and feel free to share any others that I may have missed in the comments.

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Create a Detailed Ornate Heraldic Design in Photoshop

How to Design a Video Game Interface Window in Photoshop

Create a Mixed Style Collage

How to Create a 3D Leaf From a Texture Photograph

How to Create a Planet Icon Set in Photoshop

Great looking, Easy Collage Effect

Transform a day photo into a creepy night one

Create a Retro Metal Text poster in Photoshop

3D Text on Fire

Create 3-D Text with Extreme Lighting

Create a Cool Wet Ink Typography Effect in Photoshop

How to Create a Fun Cartoon Style Poster Design

How To Create a Gothic Blackletter Typographic Design

Create a Bright Retro Grunge Vector Illustration

How To Create a Tessellating Geometric Poster Design

How To Create a Vintage Style Zombie Movie Poster

Create a Dark & Grungy Digital Art Piece in Photoshop

Stylish Surreal Portrait

Jungle Text

Design an Indie Rock cd cover in Photoshop

Design the Pirates of the Caribbean Movie Poster

Grunge Poster - A Basic Photoshop Tutorial

Get a Vintage & Distressed Look on Designs Using Textures

Reader PS Tutorial: Sisters by Marcos Torres

Create a Retro Photo and Background

Make a Stylish Futuristic Textured Wallpaper

Make a Vivid Flaming Skull Conceptual Composition

Create a Remarkable Poster with Decorative Elements

Creating Retro Folded Typography Using Photoshop

Create a Funky Retro Wavy Text Effect in PS

Use Illustrator and PS to Create a 3D String of Pills

Draw a Pirate Character in Photoshop

Create a Rusty Chain in Photoshop

Create a Realistic Space Scene with Photoshop

Part Two of the Off the Chain Tutorial

Create a Web App Admin User Interface in Photoshop

Design a Vintage Poster with Vector Pack 16

Create Realistic Type on Wood

Create a Dark Grunge 3D Text Scene

Design a Textured Portfolio Site Layout Using PS

Create a Wood Background in Photoshop

Tutorial: Abstract Art Masterclass

Create an Old and Stained Newspaper Icon in PS

Creating Fireball and Explosions Effect in Gimp

Create a Texture Based Vintage TV Poster in PS

How to Design An Abstract Wallpaper in Photoshop

Textures in PS: Masking the Texture but Keeping the Colour

Create a Fun Horror Movie Poster Design in PS

How to Design a One-Page Portfolio in PS

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Reader Comments (11)

Thank you SO much for putting together this collection, and an even bigger thank you for providing so many awesome textures!. Great set of tutorials!
March 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterErin
Two Blue Tiles

Blue tiles is a texture that was photographed by my and uploaded for your exclusive use. the original images are blue but with the adding of a Hue and Saturation layer in photoshop you can turn it into whatever color you will need. very high quality photographed as a raw file and converted to jpg.
March 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRoman Vaizer
Hehe, maybe we should do case studies about our projects that use L&T textures. Meaning all of them.
March 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSimon H.
Awesome collection. Thank you for this!
March 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJeremy
If success is measured by approval from one's peers, then this is a sure sign. Congratulations, Caleb. Your work is really appreciated.
March 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKeith J. Barry
I just saw a tutorial using your texture today from SpoonGrsphics blog:

Now I bookmarked your website! :D Thanks for sharing such nice free resources! I will visit your site for sure when I need good textures!
March 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJessica Lee
Lovely post! Thanks for thist list!
March 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commentere11world
Way to go! Wow! You should be so proud of the mark you've made on the digital world. You are da man!
April 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSu Hall
I'm gonna try to imitate your work and let see if it works in my level of skill in Photoshop CS5
December 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterReylan | Labor Posters
Great compliment to all your awesome textures.Thanks again.
Do you by any chance have a site set up where all your readers and users of your awesome textures can post the images they made with them?
That too would be very inspirational....
January 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterShawn
I flipping love this!! I stumbled upon this site and man do i have to say you got a collection! love 'em all to pieces and i'd sure remember to link whatever i've done with the textures and tutorials. gotta stop nw....sugar rush!!!
January 29, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterangelus

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