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Posted: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 20:54
Views: 30,303
Comments: 3
I didn't really know what to call this free brush set... I figured I created it with some steel wool brush bristles, so it will be my steel wool brush pack! These brushes are kind of similar to my splatter brushes but the steel wool bristles definitely give the ink blotches a 'sharper' bristle effect. These brushes are actually pretty fun to...
Posted: Sunday, January 9, 2011 - 15:11
Views: 151,572
Comments: 29
It's time for another texture pack, so here's 15 various rocky surface textures packaged together! These rock textures are a combination of close-ups of rock surfaces with detail as well as larger sections of rocks. Perhaps these will be useful for your next design or modeling project. Each texture in the download is a 10 megapixel jpg image.
Posted: Wednesday, January 5, 2011 - 21:09
Views: 42,011
Comments: 3
Here's a set of photoshop brushes that I've had laying around for a while now. I thought they were fun so I figured I should upload them. I created them with some acrylic paint and grid tape to make sort of splattered soft halftone shapes. The download contains 10 brushes that are around 1000 pixels in size. These brushes are compatible with...
Posted: Sunday, January 2, 2011 - 14:49
Views: 50,448
Comments: 6
Happy New Years! My previous spray paint brush set was pretty popular so here's another one to celebrate 2011! This set of Photoshop brushes contains 10 spray paint brushes I created with a can of spray paint and then scanned in with my scanner. I finally had a chance to dig up my old copy of Adobe Photoshop 7 and created this brush pack with...
Posted: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 - 15:41
Views: 31,384
Comments: 4
Here's another brush preset set of symbols! Hard to believe this is already the 50th set of brushes I've uploaded to texturemate. This brush set contains 25 various symbol brushes. There's a couple cool symbols in there; a nuclear symbol brush, an eye symbol brush, a camera shutter symbol brush, etc. These symbols were taken from the IEC-60878...
Posted: Sunday, December 26, 2010 - 23:39
Views: 149,124
Comments: 37
Since my swirl brushes have been the most downloaded Photoshop brushes on texturemate, I figured I should make another set! This time, these swirl and spiral brushes are higher resolution as well; all 2500 pixels. These brushes make great background flares and finishing touches for your design project. The download contains a .abr brush file...
Posted: Thursday, December 23, 2010 - 17:20
Views: 44,487
Comments: 8
You can export as many brushes as you want to .png files in one step with abrMate. First, open all Adobe Photoshop .abr files you would like to convert to .png images by opening them one at a time or whole directories at once. Now click the button on the left titled 'Export All Open Brushes to .png's'. With Any Brushes Open, Click 'Export All...
Posted: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 - 14:58
Views: 50,636
Comments: 4
Here are 25 electrical symbol brushes for Adobe Photoshop or Gimp that could be useful for different design projects. I thought these symbols would make some fun brushes. They were taken from IEC 60878 graphic standard: symbols to use for electronic medical equipment. There are a lot more symbols in the standard so if people like these, I'll...
Posted: Monday, December 20, 2010 - 21:39
Views: 23,301
Comments: 2
Exporting Adobe Photoshop brushes to .png's in abrMate is very easy. First, you must have one or more brush sets open on your PC. Single-click the thumbnail of any brush to select it. You can now click the 'Export Selected Brush to .png' button to begin the exporting process: Select a Brush and Click 'Export Selected Brush to .png
Posted: Monday, December 20, 2010 - 20:49
Views: 15,095
Comments: 2
Well I want to apologize for not releasing as many textures, brushes, and patterns lately. It's because I finally decided to write a freeware Windows application for viewing, organizing, and exporting brushes to .png's. Go ahead and check it out if you're interested and remember this is version 1.0! Texturemate users can submit feature requests...
Posted: Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 23:45
Views: 37,179
Comments: 10
Here is a spiral brush set that I've had laying around for some time that I figured I should share. This brush set contains 10 various spirals that are mostly a cartoon or hand drawn style. They remind me of Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas or something! I hand drew them on my Wacom tablet and converted them into brushes quite a while...
Posted: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 15:16
Views: 45,014
Comments: 7
I noticed it's been awhile since I've uploaded some high resolution brick brushes created from some stock texture images. These brushes are high resolution 2500 pixel brushes where the brick texture consumes the entire brush. These brick brushes are of mostly weathered, crumbling brick. The download contains a .abr file with 10 brushes that was...
Posted: Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 21:35
Views: 34,699
Comments: 8
Here's another free brush set from my collection! This sponge brush set was created with a sponge and acrylic black paint and then scanned onto a PC. These sponge brushes are around 2000 pixels in size, so they are pretty high resolution. The download for this sponge brush set contains a .abr file that was created in Adobe Photoshop CS5 that...
Posted: Monday, December 6, 2010 - 20:00
Views: 109,110
Comments: 8
Well since my latest shared brush set was spatters, it's only fair that I share a drips brush set with you! I've had these ones laying around for some time now. I made these drips with some black acrylic paint, let them drip naturally, and then scanned them. These drip brushes are all around 1500 pixels in size or so, so they should be enough...
Posted: Sunday, December 5, 2010 - 19:22
Views: 37,713
Comments: 1
I had these spatter droplets sitting around so I decided to create a brush set for them! These are a little different then my recent Splatter 1 Brush Set because they are just the drops and are not connected to each other by large amounts of liquid. These brushes could be used for some scary blood effects or anywhere you want to show some...
Posted: Saturday, December 4, 2010 - 16:23
Views: 55,492
Comments: 5
Here's 14 star brushes that are more simple this time. These brushes are different combinations of 5 pointed and 8 pointed stars. They are around 600 pixels in size. The download contains a .abr file that was created in Adobe Photoshop CS5 and also works in Gimp. Hope you find them useful!
Posted: Wednesday, December 1, 2010 - 19:54
Views: 97,428
Comments: 11
Here's a set of 16 pixel art seamless patterns that I've had sitting around. These patterns form seamless tile or weave shapes with spirals and fun things that could be used in web design or other graphic arts projects. Note that these patterns are greyscale so that you can color them in any way you want as I have done in the example graphic....
Posted: Monday, November 29, 2010 - 20:25
Views: 40,634
Comments: 1
Here's a set of spray paint brushes that I made without the drips. These were made with an emtpy sputtering can of spray paint and my scanner. The resolution of these brushes is about 1000 to 2000 pixels, so they are fairly large. This download contains 10 brushes in .abr format that was created in Adobe Photoshop CS5 and also works in Gimp....
Posted: Sunday, November 28, 2010 - 19:59
Views: 34,475
Comments: 9
Last time I was messing with my paintbrush and some acrylic paint, I thought some faded brush strokes would make cool brushes. So I scanned 15 of them and turned them into a set! These brush stroke brushes are around 1000 to 2000 pixels in size. The download contains a .abr file that works in Adobe Photoshop CS5 as well as Gimp. Hopefully...
Posted: Friday, November 26, 2010 - 13:36
Views: 87,751
Comments: 7
I selected 15 nicer granite and marble textures that I had and packaged them up for this free texture pack download. This set of textures contains 15 various granite and marble textures of different colors and smoothness. The download contains each image as a .jpg in 10 megapixel resolution. Hope you like them!

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