Saturday, May 30, 2009

Wood grain textures

I really love the grain of wood. Something about that natural phenomenon really adds something beautiful and earthy to any project. Here are some nifty free wood grain textures to use in your projects.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Who's Hungry short animated film

Check out this awesome animated short. It's all done in pencil and has some interesting usage of texture and depth.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Security Envelopes

Check out the possibilities with Security Envelopes as a great pattern or texture. They can be used to create wonderful works of art. I used to think these things were quite ugly but now I'll never look at a security envelope the same way again.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Texture Photo Roundup

Texture can be found all around you, not just in brushes and stock art. Check out these cool photos and works of art with interesting textures.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Floral Brushes

Some high res floral brushes to tickle your fancy. Created by Jaaaiiro.
High Res Floral Brushes

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Splatter Brushes

No modern art piece is complete without some splattering. Also great for grunge... or maybe even blood!
Splatter Brushes

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Grunge Brushes

Awesome textured grunge brushes, great for web design.
Grunge Brushes

Monday, May 18, 2009

Stained Paper

Stained paper for adapting to a texture available under Creative Commons.
Stained Paper

Sunday, May 17, 2009

High Res Paper

Every great grunge texture starts with an old deteriorating piece of paper. Here are some great free paper textures to get you going.
Free High Res Paper

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Flawless Secret Brushes

These brushes mimic natural media nicely. Courtesy of Flawless-Secret.
Flawless Secret Brushes

Friday, May 15, 2009

Grunge Tutorial

Want to know how to create wicked cool worn out grunge graphics? This tutorial details it step by step. You'll need a paper base to start out with.
Grunge Tutorial

Thursday, May 14, 2009

40+ Beautiful Patterns and Textures for Ornate Backgrounds has a pack of 40+ patterns and textures for backgrounds. This collection is really sweet because it has a lot of detail and flurries. Some of these would be excellent for a wedding website or paper invitations.
40+ beautiful patterns and textures at webdesignledger

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Nebulae Grunge Textures

Ten textures that will rock your universe.
Nebulae Grunge

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

850 Tech Brushes

Working on a Futuristic Design on a graphics or web design in Photoshop mostly requires more tech feeling. Using circuits,linings,wiring or even blueprints could help achieve a better futuristic results but will take time doing all the details needed. To work more with ease and save time, why not use brushes instead?
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Monday, May 11, 2009

Tree brushes

Here are some tree brushes. I would not want to use these as is, otherwise your tree line might look a little repetative. But cropping these brushes into just tree limbs and varying them a bit, could help you to more easily create trees that you can make your own.
6 Tree Brushes

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Feather Brushes

Feather brushes are great for getting texture. The wispy ends can be used for painting foliage as well.
Feather Brushes

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Handmade Paper

Hand made cork-like paper available under Creative Commons.
Handmade Paper

Friday, May 8, 2009

Grunge Rays

A nifty grunge background for just a couple bucks.
Grunge background

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

How to create Grunge Brushes

Want to know how to make your very own grunge brushes? This tutorial has all the details, complete with screenshots.
How to create a set of Photoshop grunge brushes

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Furry Wave brush [exclusive]

I've created a really neat photoshop brush that can be useful for texturing. This is my first brush so if you have any suggestions for me, please let me know.
Brush available under Creative Commons license.
Furry Wave Brush

Monday, May 4, 2009

Bullet Brushes

These textures if cropped/used effectively, could be used for more than just bullet holes.
Bullet Brushes

Sunday, May 3, 2009


Interesting foliage to inspire your next fantasy painting.

Photoshop Brushes tutorial

Find a texture you like and want to turn it into a brush? This tutorial could be very useful.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Textures and Patterns Showcase

Smashing Magazine shows you some websites with great textures.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Highres Messy Watercolor brushes

12 brushes at very high res. Ideal if you do paintings in Photoshop.
Highres Messy Watercolor brushes (via Smashing Magazine)