Destroying your designs can sometimes be more satisfying than creating it in the first place. Like you guys, I’m always searching for good Photoshop brushes to use to distress or destroy my artwork. In January, our friends at Lost and Taken created a phenomenal set of grungy film textures. I instantly fell in love with these textures. They are awesome when it comes to adding a bit of grunge to your designs but I also realized the potential for some really great Photoshop brushes. Thankfully, the guys at Lost and Taken agreed to allow me to create a set of 27 High Resolution Grungy Film Photoshop Brushes from those textures and release them to you guys on this site. Enjoy them! They should be a lot of fun to play with.
In Photoshop there are several ways to simulate a painted canvas look in your designs. All methods have their pros and cons but neither are very great at simulating the brush strokes created when an actual paint brush hits the canvas. The best method involves reproducing a canvas and brush texture and applying it to a Photoshop brush. So last week I designed a set of brushes that works very well at simulating this effect and published it on one of my favorite sites; Smashing Magazine.
I love Photoshop brushes, they are very effective tools to help add texture, rough up, or distress your designs. I’ve been looking for a nice set of high resolution Photoshop brushes to help achieve this effect for quite some time; and while there are a ton of really nice Photoshop brush sets out there on other sites, I just wasn’t able to find a set that was exactly what I was looking for. That’s why I went ahead and created a set of 53 High Resolution Photoshop Paint Brushes on my own. These brushes are not only good for roughing up or distressing your designs, but these Photoshop brushes are also great if you just need to reproduce a paint brush effect. So if you are like me and are looking for that perfect set of Photoshop brushes, download this set of brushes and give them a try. I think that you will like them.
I have always been fascinated with lens flares. Recently, I started using Knoll Light Factory, an amazing Photoshop plug-in used to create all sorts of realistic-looking lens flare effects. Prior to Knoll Light Factory, I had to create lens flares on my own or, god forbid, use Photoshop’s default lens flare plug-in. After playing around with it for a little while I decided to create a set of high resolution lens flare brushes for Photoshop to give away to you guys.
Last week I was working on a design project for a website I was working on and created a nice set of water color Photoshop brushes in the process. I’ve been swamped with freelance projects lately so I decided to give this set of brushes away because I haven’t had as much time to work on freebies as I usually do.
After I created the set of Photoshop brushes, I decided to go ahead and
create another identical set of brushes for Illustrator as well.
Anyhow, I hope you enjoy these sets and I look forward to seeing what
you guys make with them!