Layering an image using grungy textures and brushes, and vector shapes, can give a picture a cool graphic feel that's in a lot of today's web and print design. But it can be hard to find cool vector graphics and textures that feel current and are designed with quality. Try Go Media's Arsenal. They have tons of sets of vectors and textures, along with a nice freebies section that includes some free packs of Photoshop brushes and art. The image sets are all royalty free, downloadable, and reasonably priced at about $55.
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