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Posted: Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 19:13
Views: 38,538
Comments: 15
Brick brushes are always nice to have to create backgrounds here and there. Here are 10 high resolution texture brushes for brick surfaces! All are in a .abr file that will work with Adobe Photoshop, Elements, or Gimp. These brushes were all created from the texture stock photographs in the brick section, like usual. Let me know how they work...
Posted: Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 23:02
Views: 23,131
Comments: 12
Some visitors suggested cobblestone brushes, so here you go! These are made from ten cobblestone texture images. All are 2500 pixel by 2500 pixel; the highest resolution possible for a brush. Let me know what you think of these brushes! They will work in Photoshop or Gimp.
Posted: Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 13:03
Views: 13,287
Comments: 1
Cement surfaces are always useful, so here are 10 high resolution 2500 pixel by 2500 pixel brushes in a single .abr file that would make good background textures for your next project. I took them from close-up texture photographs I had of rusty, dripping cement. They will work in Photoshop or Gimp, let me know what you think!
Posted: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 21:26
Views: 24,875
I've had a few people ask me how to get brushes working in Gimp, so here is a quick and easy tutorial. First of all, what is a brush? A brush is simply the shape of your tool when used on your canvas. Brush shapes can be used for the typical paintbrush tool as well as many others, such as airbrush, the eraser, clone, heal, pencil, and many more...
Posted: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 11:27
Views: 56,142
Comments: 13
I like creating dirty, grungy looking surfaces, so I took 10 scratched up metal textures and turned them into scratch texture brushes! They are all 2500 pixel by 2500 pixel and make great texture brushes; I left all the surface dinginess in them. Maybe next time I'll make a set where I trim the brushes down to just the scratches. Let me know...
Posted: Monday, August 30, 2010 - 19:42
Views: 12,606
Comments: 2
A lot of times, it is hard to find the type of texture you want to use for your project already as you want it. Many times I end up making very nice textures by taking a lot of raw stock texture photos, combining them into the same image as different layers, and then playing with transparencies, masking, and color. Some nice results can be...
Posted: Monday, August 30, 2010 - 10:11
Views: 35,135
Comments: 7
I have accumulated a decent amount of flower photographs so I turned a set of them into some brushes! There's a pretty good variety and all are 2500 pixels by 2500 pixels, so they could be used as smaller stamp brushes or bigger background textures. They are packaged in a single .abr file that can be used by Adobe Photoshop or Gimp.
Posted: Saturday, August 28, 2010 - 07:52
Views: 25,559
Comments: 8
Clouds are always useful; Here is my first clouds brush set! It contains 10 Hi-Res texture brushes to give you some clouds in your work! These brushes are quite transparent so they shouldn't be too overpowering off the bat. They will work fine in Adobe Photoshop or Gimp, let me know what you think!
Posted: Friday, August 27, 2010 - 17:17
Views: 14,898
Comments: 3
Here are 10 more various wood texture brushes for use in Adobe Photoshop or Gimp. There are some with flaked paint, others of just wood grain, and some ones of wood with cracks in it. They are all 2500 pixel by 2500 pixel brushes, which is the highest resolution possible in a brush! Whip up some wood surfaces quickly in your next design project...
Posted: Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 13:01
Views: 21,730
Comments: 9
I had some nice cracked cement photographs so I turned them into some brushes! Here are 10 high resolution 2500 pixel by 2500 pixel brushes in a single .abr file that would make good background textures. They will work in Photoshop or Gimp, let me know what you think, feedback is always appreciated so that I can improve!
Posted: Monday, August 23, 2010 - 20:10
Views: 8,317
Comments: 2
I've had a few people ask how I create the preview images for my brush packs; the little image underneath that shows each brush in a tiled view. I figure being able to see every single brush in the brush pack helps you determine if you want to download the abr file or not! Anyways, here's an example preview from my Wood Brushes 1 Brush Pack:...
Posted: Monday, August 23, 2010 - 19:31
Views: 28,416
Comments: 6
Well I had made some new grunge textures recently from various stock photographs I took, so I figured I should turn them into brushes. Here are 10 2500 pixel by 2500 pixel brushes in a single .abr file that would make good grungy background textures. They will work in Photoshop or Gimp, let me know what you think, feedback is always appreciated...
Posted: Sunday, August 22, 2010 - 16:11
Views: 47,631
Comments: 19
I packaged up 22 of my latest grunge textures together into my first grunge texture pack! These textures were made by combining stock texture images on texturemate and playing with colors and transparencies and a couple of effects. Mostly made in Gimp. Let me know how you like them!
Posted: Friday, August 20, 2010 - 17:03
Views: 33,798
Comments: 13
Here are 10 brushes I created from various wood surfaces I photographed that I think came out pretty good. Some are distressed and some aren't so much. They are all 2500 pixels by 2500 pixels and make good background texture brushes. Let me know what you think!
Posted: Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 20:37
Views: 4,830
Comments: 1
If you haven't heard about Deviant Art's Muro web-based drawing site that was released earlier this month, you should check it out. I've been excited about these HTML 5 online drawing sites since first seeing Cloud Canvas earlier this year. They all still have a long ways to go before they will replace my Adobe Photoshop or Gimp, but I predict...
Posted: Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 21:16
Views: 20,886
Comments: 5
I took the 10 grunge textures I made today and turned them into 10 high resolution 2500 pixel by 2500 pixel brushes! They'd be good for adding texture or background here and there. I didn't soften or blend the edges any so you can use them right up to their edges. Let me know what you think! I also added a preview of them below, I will try to...
Posted: Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 18:37
Views: 17,403
Comments: 2
I had a little bit of time today, so I took 10 granite textures from the site and turned them into some greyscale transparent brushes that would be good for adding rough, rocky texture to images. I faded the edges to 100% transparent pretty well, I think I've found a better way of doing it to keep the transition fading but looking rough to match...
Posted: Sunday, August 15, 2010 - 19:43
Views: 31,024
Comments: 4
Recently, I've made some artwork with some grunge and faded looks and some people have asked me how I did it. My answer is that I used the plasma clouds rendering filter in Gimp to do most of it. I was surprised that many people do not think to use procedural or rendering tools inside the masks themselves for layers to get some neat effects. It...
Posted: Sunday, August 15, 2010 - 14:44
Views: 3,893
Comments: 6
Now that I've had a quick hands-on with a Modbook, all I can say is that I wish I had one! If you are unfamiliar with Axiotron's Modbook and are a fan of creating artwork with Macs and Wacom tablets or just into tablets in general, it's definitely worth looking into. You can either purchase Axiotron's service and send them your currently owned...
Posted: Saturday, August 14, 2010 - 21:23
Views: 26,141
Comments: 7
I turned some photographed symbols on cement I had into sort of grungy brushes of the symbols. In the collection of 10 are some crosses and religious stuff, a couple freemasonry symbols, and some random ones I liked. There's a star in there that came out fairly decent. Maybe you'll have a use for them! These are pretty quick to whip out so let...

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