One of my most used design resources is a trusty collection of subtle grunge Photoshop brushes that I’ve had saved in my collection for years. Unfortunately that brush pack seems to have disappeared from the web and is no longer available to download, so I’ve been busy crafting my own replacement set of go-to tools, and of course I’m happy to share it with all my friends! Download my subtle grunge Photoshop brushes and add them to your collection for free. There’s 10 presets at a 2000×2000 resolution that add detailed grainy textures to your work. They’re really handy tools to have saved directly in Photoshop for whenever you need to add distressed effects to your designs.
I’ve been playing around with bright lights and camera lenses to produce a range of realistic vibrant bokeh images that can be used as backgrounds to your designs, or overlaid onto photographs to add realistic retro style light leak effects. This free set contains 30 high resolution JPGs, each with a unique spread of bokeh blurs in a variety of colours. Unlike the digitally crafted alternatives, these graphics have an extra level of authenticity with natural blends of hues and a touch of ISO grain.
A simple black and white conversion is a pretty simple task, but there’s a range of additional tweaks that can generate beautiful tones and enhance the overall mood of the shot. Following on from my Free Color Grading Photoshop Actions a few months ago, today I’m happy to share my new collection of Black & White Photo Effect Actions for Adobe Photoshop. The set contains 20 presets which apply a range of stylish effects to your photos. It includes actions that mimic analog photography aesthetics from different print techniques and toning methods, along with some creative monochrome effects with various colour casts.
I’ve been busy crafting a series of geometric pattern shapes for my latest free resource giveaway. These vectors are made of an array of circles, triangles and polygons that are neatly laid out into symmetrical compositions. They’re fun elements to work with when creating posters, album art or wallpaper, just like the artwork I created in my recent geometric collage tutorial. All 16 shapes come in vector AI and EPS format, each with a ‘Path’ and ‘Outlined’ version to give you the option of using them straight out of the box, or adjusting the stroke weight and style. PNG versions with transparent backgrounds are also included for fast usage in Adobe Photoshop and other image editing applications.
I have a new collection of free textures for you to download today! These 10 concrete images have been processed to create a set of textures that work great as backgrounds or as overlays to distress your designs. They come in full 3000x2000px 300ppi versions, as well as 2000×2000 seamless tiles which will infinitely repeat to fill areas of any size. They range from light to moderate levels of grunge to provide subtle texturing that won’t overpower your artwork.
I’ve been having fun making a mess with my wife’s nail varnish to create some new free design resources for you to download. I brushed, dripped and splattered a whole bottle worth of varnish and scanned the results to create a variety of creative assets. There’s 42 graphics in total, ranging from brushed shapes, brush strokes, drippy circles and splashes, available as PNG images with transparent backgrounds, or within a PSD file that allows you to easily change the colour to suit your style.