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Posted: Sunday, November 21, 2010 - 21:09
Views: 18,850
One tool I have been finding very useful in Gimp lately is the Color Curves adjustment dialog so I figured I would make a quick tutorial or guide on it. I have been finding that it allows you to make nice smooth appearing adjustments to contrast in the image or layer you are working on. Often times I want to increase contrast just a little bit...
Posted: Saturday, November 20, 2010 - 19:52
Views: 73,080
Comments: 9
I got a new scanner so it's time to scan some things! Here is a set of ten brushes I created from spray painting paper and letting it drip. These drip and splatter brushes should be useful for something. These brushes are all pretty high resolution, between 1000 and 2000 pixels. The download contains a .abr file that was created using Adobe...
Posted: Sunday, November 14, 2010 - 20:33
Views: 31,414
Comments: 2
Time for another grunge texture brush set! This set contains 10 high resolution 2500 pixel texture grunge brushes. These ones were made from rusty metal surfaces with paint splatter on them. They can be used to make some nasty looking backgrounds. This set was created in Adobe Photoshop CS5 and works in Gimp as well. Hope you like them!
Posted: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 21:04
Views: 46,876
Comments: 9
It's been awhile since I created a set of brushes made from wood textures, so here you go! These wood brushes are all 2500 pixels by 2500 pixels and would make good background textures. One of the brushes in the set is of the end of a log and doesn't have hard edges like the rest do. These brushes were created in Adobe Photoshop CS5 and will...
Posted: Monday, November 1, 2010 - 18:24
Views: 71,269
Comments: 8
Here are 20 various pixel art seamless patterns that I created in black and white. These patterns are a combination of tile and weave type patterns and could be used in web design or other graphic arts projects. These also look good colorized and with lower contrast so they don't stand out so much. The download includes a .pat file which works...
Posted: Sunday, October 31, 2010 - 16:19
Views: 67,693
Comments: 14
Digital scrapbookers have been pretty active on texturemate, so here's a set of patterns that would be good for digital artwork projects like scrapbooking. This set contains 30 small, seamless, subtle patterns of various colors. They are all 128 pixels by 128 pixels. Of course they could be used for other things like web design as well....
Posted: Saturday, October 30, 2010 - 20:56
Views: 35,702
Comments: 1
Here is another set of scratch brushes! This time, I trimmed the area around each scratch so that they can be placed individually instead of as a background texture brush. Each scratch is around 1000 to 2000 pixels across, so they are pretty high resolution in terms of brushes. Hope you like these scratches! The download contains a .abr file...
Posted: Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - 13:48
Views: 41,949
Comments: 4
Here is another set of high resolution cloud texture brushes! They would be good for creating a sky in your design project. This set contains 10 brushes in a .abr file that will work with Adobe Photoshop or Gimp. Half of the cloud brushes have dark clouds and half of the brushes have light clouds on a dark background for some variation. Let me...
Posted: Monday, October 25, 2010 - 17:09
Views: 74,089
Comments: 16
I've collected quite a few more grungy, nasty, distressed rusty metal surfaces, so I threw together another texture pack of them! Here are 15 assorted high resolution rusty metal textures packaged into one download. Each image is 10 megapixel resolution and in .jpeg format. Let me know how they work out for you and which ones you like!
Posted: Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 15:50
Views: 30,778
Comments: 3
Here's another set of high resolution cobblestone texture brushes! This download package contains 10 brushes that are each 2500 pixels by 2500 pixels. The .abr file will work with Adobe Photoshop CS5 or Gimp 2.4 or newer.
Posted: Sunday, October 17, 2010 - 14:44
Views: 65,596
Comments: 15
I had some fun making 30 tiny seamless patterns out of pixels, so I called this set pixel art patterns! These patterns are around 100 pixels or smaller and might be useful for some retro looking stuff or something where you want to achieve a 'low-res' look. They all ended up in shades of blue for some reason, but it's easy enough for you to...
Posted: Friday, October 15, 2010 - 18:31
Views: 45,843
Comments: 10
Here are ten star shaped brushed that I created by playing with some rendering settings. They are all 1000 pixel by 1000 pixel brushes. These brushes could be used as stars or glares or something fun. Download contains a .abr brush set file that will work with Adobe Photoshop or Gimp, let me know if you like these star brushes and I'll make...
Posted: Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 15:38
Views: 20,319
Comments: 1
I generated 10 Gaussian blurred rings at around 1000 pixels that I though would be good for brushes! These would probably make decent stroke style brushes as well as stamp style since they are pretty high resolution. Download contains a .abr file that contains all ten brushes, which will work with Adobe Photoshop CS5 or Gimp 2.4 and later. Let...
Posted: Monday, October 11, 2010 - 21:09
Views: 33,808
I collected quite a few more rocky textures that I liked so I turned another ten of them into high resolution brushes for Adobe Photoshop or Gimp. All ten brushes are 2500 pixel by 2500 pixel and packaged into a single .abr file. Hope you like them!
Posted: Saturday, October 9, 2010 - 11:43
Views: 44,277
Comments: 1
Sometimes halftone effects are useful in graphic design applications. Halftone is essentially reproduction of an image where changes in tone are produced by changes in dot size and/or spacing. There are various halftone methods that come from the printing world such as staying in greyscale or using CMYK color models. Applying halftone effects to...
Posted: Friday, October 8, 2010 - 23:37
Views: 78,893
Comments: 10
Here are 15 high resolution 10 megapixel texture stock images of various asphalt surfaces packaged together. All textures are 3888 by 2592 pixels. Some of the asphalt textures contain painted lines that might be useful for something! Each texture is an image in .jpg format. Hope you find them useful!
Posted: Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 20:46
Views: 71,095
Comments: 6
Here's a texture pack of 15 high resolution grungy, cracked, and rough cement textures. There's a good assortment of colors as well! Download is a .zip file that contains each cement texture as a .jpg. Let me know how you like them!
Posted: Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - 14:47
Views: 77,008
Comments: 8
Here are 30 seamless patterns of various halftone dots. I left some of them black and white, some of them faintly colored, and some of them brightly retro colored. All patterns are 256 pixels by 256 pixels. Included in the download is a .pat file which will work for Adobe Photoshop CS5 and a .png of each halftone pattern that will work in Gimp...
Posted: Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - 09:47
Views: 22,925
Comments: 2
Here are 10 more high resolution 2500 pixel by 2500 pixel brushes of cement surfaces in a single .abr file that will work with Adobe Photoshop CS5 or Gimp 2.4 and newer. These cement texture brushes have pretty good contrast and transparency and can be used to make some grungy looking surfaces. Let me know what you think!
Posted: Sunday, October 3, 2010 - 19:44
Views: 36,462
Comments: 11
Here are ten more swirls that I generated and converted to brushes. They are higher resolution this time, 1000 pixels by 1000 pixels and have a little more spiral and swirl action going on. Download is a single .abr file that will work with Adobe Photoshop (created with CS5) or Gimp. Let me know how they work out!

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