Drag the image to the address bar to see a larger version of it. If you want to use a texture or stock image, you can simply copy/paste the image.

Light textures. The ones with a dark background: Set the layer to lighten or screen. The lighter ones: I usually set the layer to soft light, but try to experiment!
Misc. textures. Since they're all so different, just try all blend modes. This is what I always do, never just stick to overlay or somthing like that. For the scratch texture you can best set the layer to Color dodge (black background) or Color burn (white background).
Stock images. The paper stocks work great for backgrounds, while the firework stocks can be used for light effects (set the layer to screen or lighten).
It doesn't matter what program you use, but you have to save the images to your computer first. This because the backgrounds of the sheets are transparant and will show up all black when you try to copy and paste.

Photoshop. Open the sheet in Photoshop. Then select the lasso tool (L) (you can use any selecting tool, but I like this one best!). Use the lasso tool to make a selection of the brush and then go to Edit » Define Brush...
Other programs. Try looking up some tutorials using your favorite search engine. I only use Photoshop and I don't know how other programs work.
To view the full png, drag the image to your adress bar. Also, keep in mind that the pngs are divided over two pages (to decrease the loading time), there are a lot of them!

In order to use them, you have to save these to your computer first. If you decide to copy and paste, the background will turn black instead of transparant (and then what would be the point of using PNG's right?). Open the file in your graphics program to work with it.
Backgrounds. You could decide to use them as they are now, in that case you only have to copy the url and paste it into this code: body {background:url("URL")} (this has to be pasted between style tags)
You could also decide to edit the background and in that case you can copy the image (you'll have to go to the url first) and edit it in your program. This is actually what I made them for. I could give you 10 colors of each background, but when people do that, the background rarely matches the layout it is used for. Recoloring isn't a hard thing to do really!
Blank bases Save them to your computer or copy them and edit them in your graphic program. You can put your site name on them or even make them into a layout.
Web resources These are good to use as they are!

textures/stock images brush sheets png renders bases & web resources

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