One of my recent video tutorials on the Spoon Graphics YouTube Channel was a guide to creating a watercolour text effect in Photoshop. Ever since creating the effect I thought it would make a great downloadable resource that people can use to quickly customise their own text and graphics using the built in Smart Object, rather than follow the tutorial from scratch. I finally found the time to process the effect into a Smart PSD for all Spoon Graphics readers to download. Customise the text, or paste in your own graphic to instantly generate watercolour effects for your artwork.
I have a new set of free Photoshop Actions to share with you all today. These Winter Blues photo effects are designed to complement your cold and snowy photographs by enhancing cloudy skies and converting boring overcast greys to subtle cool hues. There’s 10 Actions to choose from, each with a different style that best suits a specific type of image, but they can all be used to enhance your pictures with interesting effects all year round!
I regularly use grainy textures in my artwork, but typically I’ll import a JPG or PNG texture file, which can be time consuming and cumbersome to use. To provide myself with textures I can use on-demand, I’ve produced a brand new set of grit and grain textures in the form of Photoshop Brushes. Once installed, these 15 Brushes are ready for action in my Brushes panel, so I can quickly distress my designs with a single click. You’re totally welcome to use them too, so go ahead and download them for free!
I have a great free icons collection for all Spoon Graphics readers to download today from Swifticons. Included in this freebie are the Gadgets & Tech and Activities categories in Outlined and Filled styles. The graphics come in a wide range of file types, including AI, EPS, PNG (in both @1x & @2x resolutions), Sketch and SVG. They’re really handy resources to have available for any website or interface design projects you might need to work on.
I’ve been busy creating a new set of free design resources for you to download, which contains a variety of tools for Adobe Photoshop, including patterns, styles, brushes and textures. Use my Felt Craft Kit to create cute hand-made pieces of art in the style of felt craft materials. You can apply the effects to shapes directly with a single click using 9 Style presets in a range of colours, or work with the seamless pattern and texture files manually to create custom felt effects within your artwork. Complement your designs with a choice of 5 detailed stitch brushes to finish off the crafted appearance with sewn outlines.
I’ve been busy playing around with a bunch of geometric shapes to produce a collection of seamlessly repeating patterns for you to download. These 10 free geometric pattern swatches come in vector format for Adobe Illustrator, a .PAT library for Adobe Photoshop, and tileable PNG images for maximum compatibility with other applications. Use them to quickly add colourful backgrounds to your artwork, or to cover large areas of mediums such as fabric or wrapping paper.