Thursday, September 24, 2009

Realistic Space scene

Here's an awesomely detailed tutorial on how to create a realistic space scene using a few textures and simple Photoshop tricks. This is definitely one worth bookmarking.
Create a Realistic Space Scene Tutorial

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Bringing it all together -

Hello everyone. No posts for a while, yes, I know. Wedding planning and life got to me. But I have something extra special to share with you in today's post.

With all the various posts I've made at RoughItUp, I wanted to show you the possibilities of executing these great resources.

A friend of mine is a member of the band, Rezn, located in the California Bay Area. He needed a website so I collaborated with him to come up with an ultra-mega-cool band website using these awesome grunge brushes and various stock images from Fotolia. We used Wordpress for the site which made getting us up in running very quick and easy.
Be sure to check out the website!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

New PatternWall site

Hello all. A brand spankin' new website launched this week called PatternWall. It has oodles of free repeatable patterns and textures to use on your web design layouts. Check it out:

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Magic Night Tutorial

There is a really sweet tutorial on psd tuts about creating a Magic Night website layout. It's really work looking at, even if you aren't into web design. There are several topics covered that could help with illustration. The imagery is very inspirational as well. It's very fantastical looking.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Tea Stain Texture

A friend of mine says his mom tea stained her wedding dress. Sounds like an interesting way to add some color and interest to a dress. Anyway, here's a tea stained texture for you. Brought to you by frameofthoughts on Deviantart.
>Tea Stain Texture

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Star Brushes

The lens flare may be one of the most over used effects in photoshop but sometimes stars and flares have their place. If you need to add some sparkle to your art, give these star brushes by jen-ni a try.
> Star Brushes

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Grunge Brushes by glors

One can never have enough grunge brushes. Using all sorts of brushes in combination creates a wonderful array of texture in images. Here's another one by glors to add to your collection.