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Posted: Sunday, August 15, 2010 - 14:44
Views: 4,762
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: 28,099
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...
Posted: Saturday, August 14, 2010 - 19:51
Views: 96,411
Comments: 22
The seamless brick textures I've made available are pretty popular, so I threw 17 of them into a single texture pack to download! Some of them are different versions of the same source brick, scaled and tiled differently.
Posted: Friday, August 13, 2010 - 19:07
Views: 33,116
Comments: 1
Lately, creating brush sets in .abr format has been my favorite means to manage my brush collection. A single .abr file can contain multiple brushes, which makes it a lot easier to manage large amounts of them. Gimp 2.4 and higher can also read brushes from .abr files, so there are no longer any compatibility issues in maintaining brushes...
Posted: Friday, August 13, 2010 - 16:03
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Comments: 3
I had some free time and created a 10 pack of various brick brushes for either Adobe Photoshop or Gimp File is a .abr which works in Gimp 2.4 or later. I have decided to quit making .gbr brush files for Gimp versions less then 2.4 since the initial version that started supporting the Adobe Photoshop .abr format is now already 3 years old! Hope...
Posted: Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 17:30
Views: 61,071
Comments: 7
Here is Rough Sand 1 Brush Pack in .abr format. The abr file contains 10 brushes that can be loaded into Photoshop or Gimp 2.4 or later. These brushes were created from sand grit texture images from texturemate and came out nice!
Posted: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 23:04
Views: 20,159
Comments: 4
As promised, here is Grunge 1 brush pack for Adobe Photoshop or Gimp 2.4 or newer. Contained in the .zip is a .abr file that contains all brushes, which can be opened in Photoshop or newer versions of Gimp. The textures are grungy, cracked, rough cement surfaces. Enjoy!
Posted: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 19:25
Views: 42,986
Comments: 6
Here's another texture pack I put together, 15 high resolution photographs of rough, cracked, and grungy cement. Click the image or caption to download for free!
Posted: Monday, August 9, 2010 - 21:02
Views: 9,149
Comments: 1
An effective way to use texture images and stock photos is to turn them into brushes for use in your graphic editor. Both Adobe Photoshop and Gimp allow you to easily create brushes and maintain libraries of them. Brushes are a very effective tool for any graphic artist because you can easily change the size, opacity, and placement of them in...
Posted: Sunday, August 8, 2010 - 21:31
Views: 38,971
Comments: 2
Here's another pack of 15 free distressed wood textures! Due to feedback, I'll create texture packs with 15 textures in them. Much more, and the pack is too large to download. Much less and it's not worth the trouble. Enjoy!
Posted: Friday, August 6, 2010 - 08:30
Views: 7,213
Comments: 1
The use of texture in web design is something that can be the difference between a site that really stands out or a bland looking one that will not garner as much attention. Grunge styles or wood grain are popular textures that if used effectively here and there, can look great. Textures can add dimension and depth to a site's appearance and have...
Posted: Thursday, August 5, 2010 - 20:00
Views: 79,557
Comments: 13
texturemate.com has broken the 1,000 free texture milestone of free textures hosted online! Let's celebrate with a free texture pack! Click the image or link below to download 15 high resolution distressed wood textures. These are great to keep around for grunge web design or could be turned into some nice brushes. All textures inside the pack...
Posted: Monday, August 2, 2010 - 20:37
Views: 14,620
Comments: 1
Genetica by Spiral Graphics is a standalone texture editor with rendering and mapping capabilities that is quite powerful after a little bit of a learning curve. It utilizes node methods to allow you to apply effects, transforms,filters, and much more to your source image or texture. The software also comes with many textures and ways to...
Posted: Saturday, July 31, 2010 - 11:15
Views: 18,078
Comments: 3
Taking a texture photograph of a brick wall and making it seamless in an editor such as Adobe Photoshop or Gimp can be performed fairly quickly with a few methods and tricks. In this example, I will use Gimp just because I've been using it more and more lately and have been becoming a fan of it. The steps in Photoshop are pretty much the same...
Posted: Friday, July 30, 2010 - 08:57
Views: 8,226
Comments: 1
Have a lot of images that you want to resize, rotate, compress, change the format of, or maybe add a watermark to all at once? FastStone Image Viewer, Editor, and Batch Converter, available here, is a great little piece of free software that is great for use in managing and adjusting your collection of photographs and images, but really shines as...
Posted: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - 15:55
Views: 61,373
Comments: 4
Typically, photographs of textures that contain grid-like patterns such as brick walls or tiled floors are most useful when all of the edges appear straight and parallel to each other. Depending on the camera equipment used and the distance from the surface photographed, a ‘fish eye’ effect can cause the appearance of edges to curve inward or in...

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