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.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Old Grungy Books

Some free grunge book brushes. Not sure how these would be useful. And the same guys also bring you this. Free for commercial use (with some limitations. read the 'read me' file)

Friday, July 3, 2009

Sorry for the delays in posting

Hello everyone.
Blogger seems to be experiencing some problems related to scheduled postings. Most of our blog posts are scheduled ahead of time to be released once per day. However, Blogger has had some issues with this system and posts are not being posted on time as noted on the Blogger Known Issues page. So we appologize for the lateness of posts for the past couple weeks. Hopefully, the Blogger team will get this bug resolved soon.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Grass texture

Fotolia has a cheap grass texture that could be used to create some awesome texture. I think it would make a good photoshop brush.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Create Halftones in Photoshop

We recently posted an article linking to halftone brushes. But for when those brushes just aren't doing the job, here's a tutorial showing you how to create your own half tones.