A few weeks ago I shared a video tutorial showing how to create a fun ripped paper collage effect in Adobe Photoshop, where an image appeared to be torn away to reveal a different image underneath. Since making that tutorial I have been working on creating my own set of torn paper graphics that can be used to produce such effects. Download this free collection of 17 torn paper graphics to create realistic collage effects of your own. You’ll find 17 real paper scans that have been carefully processed into useful PNG images with a transparent background to make it easy to copy & paste them into your artwork.
I have a new collection of textures for you to download today! It’s easy to get carried away with texturing, but sometimes just a subtle addition of grain is all that is required to give a clean digital design a tactile appearance. This collection of Subtle Grain Brushes & Patterns contains 6 grainy textures ranging from ‘so sparse you can hardly see it’ to ‘this is probably too much’. They’re great for adding visual interest to backgrounds, or distressing your artwork with letterpress style ink stamp effects. The textures are supplied as Photoshop Brushes and Pattern files, so they’re versatile tools that can be placed manually or fill an area automatically within Layer Styles and Adjustment Layers.
I love adding dirty textures to my designs to eliminate the clean digital appearance of computer-generated artwork. My new set of Dirty Surface Textures has been created from layers and layers of real surface grime to help you add authentic dirt effects with intricate details to your work, which just can’t be replicated with built-in Photoshop filters alone. They’re great for adding dirty backgrounds to your designs, overlaying over photos and images, or applying to layer masks to distress your artwork.
Turn anything into gold with the help of my free Action for Adobe Photoshop! With the click of a button, this Action will play a series of adjustments that give an image a shiny appearance with yellowy hues that mimic solid gold. Upon playing the Action it will ask you to make a selection of your subject before continuing to processing the effect with various Photoshop tools and filters.
Apply detailed wood grain effects to your lettering, logos, and graphics with the help of my free Dark Wood Texture Mockups. These Photoshop files contain Smart Object layers you can paste your artwork into, which will then be automatically processed to apply the wood grain texturing. Every fibre and knot will be erased from your artwork to give it a weathered effect that is ideal for rustic or outdoors themed designs. The original plain wood grain textures are also supplied in basic JPEG format, for quick and easy use as backgrounds or overlays within your projects.
Give your digital designs the look of a real printed poster with my free collection of folds and creases textures. These textures feature detailed damage lines from the paper being folded and crumpled, with several options to simulate a page that has been folded in half, in thirds, roll folded, or just creased. They are ideal for making your poster art look like retro prints, adding some wear and tear to leaflet artwork, or giving a map design an antique appearance.