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Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 15:54
Views: 4,679
I've happened to stumble across the style of art called cubism unknowingly while I was working on some of my own art. This style dates back to 20th century europe and the likes of Picasso. To me cubism represents the process of breaking up objects in their simpler forms and representing each component as a shape, color, or some form of smaller...
Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 15:20
Views: 9,413
I had some fun rendering these five brushes through a cubism generator in Gimp. Cubism is a very cool abstract modern art design. These brushes work great for background with straight, sharp lines. This set of cubism brushes contains a single .abr brush file that will work with Adobe Photoshop 7 and should work with any newer Photoshop CS...
Posted: Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 10:01
Views: 16,818
Comments: 1
Time once again for dirty, grungy textures! Here is a collection of 10 random assorted free industrial textures available as one file to download. These industrial textures were taken on various grungy factory surfaces over the last few years and are some of my favorites. Some of these textures contain metal, rock, or brick surfaces that may be...
Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 08:31
Views: 31,737
Comments: 2
Here is a set of generated water ripple brushes. This set contains five water ripples, which can be used to add a glare or shadow effect to create a wavy water surface. This set of water ripple brushes contains a single .abr brush file that will work with Adobe Photoshop 7 and should work with any newer Photoshop CS version as well. The brush...
Posted: Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 10:22
Views: 29,697
Comments: 2
These brushes were created using some parametric math functions to generate some lines and shapes similar to spirals or parabolic curves. These paramatric brushes can be useful for adding a swirly background to a design project. Some of the lines are straight with points and some are curved. This set of parametric brushes contains a single .abr...
Posted: Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 12:12
Views: 30,682
Comments: 3
Surprisingly, my crumpled paper brush set is in my top 3 most downloaded free brush sets, so here is another set of crumpled paper brushes! These brushes are 2500 pixels in size with various background crumpled paper textures. I kept this brush set down to 5 brushes to keep the download a little smaller than the usual 10 brushes per pack. This...
Posted: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 19:30
Views: 27,457
Comments: 1
Here is set of arrow brushes that can be used to add a hand drawn touch to your design project. These brushes can also be useful for diagrams, powerpoints, or other documents where you may need to place some arrows here and there. These arrow brushes are pretty big to where they can be used for most things, but not gigantic so they don't take up...
Posted: Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 19:39
Views: 35,891
Comments: 3
Here's a set of Photoshop brushes created from an old spray can with a lot of drip to it so that they came out pretty messy - which is good. These brushes were scanned in at pretty high resolution so they are all around 2000 pixels in size or so. Rattle can brushes are useful to me in a lot of grungey type design work, so I figured I would share...
Posted: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 15:19
Views: 31,310
Comments: 2
My previous Spray Paint Drip Brush set is one of my most downloaded free brush sets, so I got around to making another brush set! I create these brushes by actually spraying painting some paper and letting it drip, then scanning it and turning it into a Photoshop brush. These brushes are great for some grungey design projects. This set of...
Posted: Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 17:11
Views: 27,709
Comments: 5
Since my last free brush set was a pack of bokeh brushes, I figured that I should share these hexagon bokeh brushes as well. This brush set is useful for quickly adding bokeh blurred lighting effects with hexagon shapes. These hexagons have borders of various sizes and blurriness. This set of brushes was created in Photoshop 7 so that it will...
Posted: Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 17:34
Views: 29,548
Comments: 2
I was working on some bokeh effect lighting for a design project and realized that I haven't shared any free bokeh brushes yet, so I packaged some up really quick! These round bokeh brushes are about as simple as it gets in terms of brushes. They are essentially circles with brighter outer rings of various widths and maybe have some blur applied...
Posted: Monday, November 3, 2014 - 21:08
Views: 22,781
Comments: 3
This brush set would probably be better timed for Valentines Day but I've had the set around and figured I should upload it before I forget. Maybe someone will need hearts for a design project in the fall. These heart brushes are of various sizes and shapes of hearts with different shading effects applied to them. This set of heart brushes...
Posted: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 20:39
Views: 24,840
Comments: 1
It's been a busy summer, but here's a set of dead tree branch brushes just in time for fall. These brushes were created from photographs taken of a dead tree silhouette. These brushes could also be useful for a Halloween art project as well. This brush set contains a single .abr brush file that will work with Adobe Photoshop 7 or any CS version...
Posted: Friday, May 2, 2014 - 08:25
Views: 42,217
Comments: 2
I had some fun using different smoothing algorithms to generated these seamless pattern tile sets. Various cubes were rendered and then had smoothing filters applied to create some neat looking tile sets. I left them all in monochrome so that you can color them as you wish. Each pattern is saved as a .png file that can easily be imported into...
Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 12:16
Views: 32,397
Time for a new cloud brush set! These brush set contains 5 high resolution cloud textures that are 2500 pixels in size. The best part about these brushes is that they are seamless clouds! They could also be used as patterns if needed. This brush set contains a .abr file that will work with Adobe Photoshop 7 or any CS version, as well as Gimp....
Posted: Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 18:11
Views: 33,855
Lately, I've been involved in a 2D Zombie Platform Shooter that is now available on online and in the Android Play Store. Along with the release of the initial version of the game, I've decided to also give away the tile sheets used in the game. In this free download, you will get 3 tile-sheet images. Two png's contain many seamless 50 pixel...
Posted: Sunday, March 23, 2014 - 21:27
Views: 54,430
Comments: 5
Sorensen Leather, a high quality leather company in Denmark, has been kind enough to share 300 of their high quality seamless leather textures with texturemate. These high resolution leather textures represent a large variety of different colored and tanned leathers that Sorensen would like to share with the world for free! Feel free to take a...
Posted: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 11:24
Views: 57,761
Comments: 14
Here is a collection of 10 assorted free cobblestone textures in one download. These cobblestone textures were taken on various brick surfaces over the last few years. Some of the textures technically aren't cobblestone, but random patchwork brick. You can find these textures individually on texturemate under the cobblestone category as well if...
Posted: Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 17:31
Views: 47,407
Comments: 8
I cruised through quite a few of my wood textures and picked out some of the better textures that have good lighting and are in focus that could be considered bark textures. Perhaps in the future, I should start a 'Bark' category of textures, but for now, here is a texture pack of bark textures! There are ten textures, each is ten megapixel in...
Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 12:51
Views: 38,218
Comments: 1
Here are ten seamless patterns that have an abstract pixel art feel to them. Each pattern is in grey-scale and creates a pretty wild background. Some of these patterns almost create a temple-looking carved background and were generated using various noise generators and then made seamless. Each pattern is saved as a .png file that can easily be...

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