Free Photoshop Brushes Resources

January 19th, 2006
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I have compiled a list of free Photoshop brushes resources. The sites listed here all offer free Photoshop brushes, however it is wise to check the TOS of each site because some of them may not allow the use of the free brushes for commercial projects.

Just a couple of things first.
How to install Photoshop Brushes:
Most of the brushes at the sites listed below, are available for download compressed either as .zip or as .rar files. Extract the .abr files (photoshop brushes files) that are found inside the compressed archives at Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop X\Presets\Brushes. Replace X with your Photoshop version.

How to organize your Photoshop brushes:
Many people, including me, download hundreds of Photoshop brushes sets. Installing all those brushes makes it difficult to navigate through them and find the brush you are looking for. In order to avoid this, you should organize your brushes. The way I do it is: I keep the brushes I use often in the Brushes folder while for the brushes I don’t use that often I have created new categorized folders (grunge, retro, flowers etc). So when I want to use for example a retro brush I load the brush sets from the Retro folder. If you have found a better way to do it please share with the rest of us.

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Add text on a textured surface Photoshop Tutorial

January 16th, 2006

With this tutorial I am going to show you the technique I use when I want to add text on a textured surface.

First of all open the photo with the textured surface that you want to place your text on. For this tutorial I am going to use a stock photo of a wall.

Photo of a textured wall

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Circles Photoshop Brushes

January 14th, 2006

I have created another small set of Photoshop brushes to share with you. This set contains a total of 9 brushes and the theme is circles. Like my previous brushes these are freeware but I would appreciate a link back if you use any of these for your designs. Here is a preview of the brushes. Read the rest of this entry »

Pop Art Photoshop Tutorial

January 12th, 2006

Recently I found one of the best photoshop tutorials I have read for a while. This tutorial is called pop art and it guides through the process of creating some amazing pop art from your photos. You can read the tutorial here

Flaming Pear free Photoshop Plugins

January 11th, 2006

Flaming pear is the maker of a number of quality commercial Photoshop Plugins. However, besides their commercial plugins (like Super Blade pro) they have developed a few photoshop plugins that they offer for free. These plugins include.