Introducing SimplyTextures.com, a no-frills gallery of free high-res textures for your next creative project. You can use the textures in designs, illustrations, animation, scrapbooking, or anything else you see fit whether it be for personal use or commercial.
Here on the SimplyTextures Blog we’ll be showcasing artists and creatives that utilize textures successfully in their work. We’ll also be releasing exclusive free textures sets from time to time, along with contest, interviews and a few other surprises.
Enjoy the textures!
Ink and Watercolor Brushes by *Stalcry
Real Media Mini Brush Set by *Stalcry
Charfades 100+ Painter Brushes by *charfade
Essential Illustration Brushes by `fox-orian
Mateu7’s Ink Brushes by ~mateuseven
Mateu7’s Watercolor Brushes by ~mateuseven
Brush Pack - Ink And Brush by ~rillani
23 Brushes for Photoshop by *yumedust
Manga photoshop brushes by *Cetriya
Texture Brushes by *AlectorFencer
Water Colour Copic Brushes by *ZachsAnomaly
Brushes by ~concept-on-mac
Brushes by *k04sk
Custom Brush by *sandara
My Brush Pack by `adonihs
Brush set available by ~leventep
Tutorial by `charlie140588
Z-PS-Brushes-V6 by ~zhuzhu
Photoshop Brushes by ~EraserX
Lin Ran - BRUSHES
Linda Bergkvists - BRUSHES
Sarsa - BRUSHES
Rafał Wojtunik (biglebowsky) - BRUSHES
Fuck yeah Pixiv: Pixiv Resources Tags
As a place where a crowd of artists is hanging out, pixiv is filled with tips, tutorials, and resources. But having a deal with its tags-based works arrangement can be a challenge. There is a list of tags labeling useful stuff on pixiv.
メイキング — “making”. Step-by-step records of…
So I just found this website where you can make your own seamless patterns for your blog background or for whatever you want to use them for! It’s super handy and they have a lot of cool designs to work with wowow you should check it out!!
This is a masterpost of tutorials, guides, and typography inspiration. Please note that there are many other tutorials out there, but I thought the following were the most interesting for graphic artists on tumblr:
- How to install fonts
- The anatomy of fonts
- What font should I use?
- General text tutorial
- Using and combining fonts
- Placing text in an icon
- A classy effect for text
- Ink stained text tutorial
- How to create 3D text
- More 3D text
- Your text is on fire
- Five simple steps to better typography
- Create a retro style typography graphic
- 10 common typography mistakes
- Amazing skinny fonts
- Typography inspiration
- More inspiration
Free Hi-Res Paper Textures (For both personal and commercial projects!)
I firmly believe that you can’t have too many paper textures.
Paul Richards here made a cool photoshop document that would reveal a complement of your color after using the paint bucket tool on a layer. It also shows various cool and warm tones of that color.
I’ve been having fun with it. Coloring my value sketches and such.
Oh my god this is one of the most useful palette tools I’ve seen.
Holy crap this is amazing
How is this NOT magic?!
Photoshop doesn’t do well with light pressure recognition. Making thick-to-thin strokes requires a lot more fidelity than would even be necessary with a proper sable brush and ink in meatspace. It blows out pressure at the low end and makes soft lines blobby as hell.
You can combat this by turning off the lowest pressure settings of your tablet at the driver level, but you shouldn’t have to. I want a brush engine that senses those slight variances and accurately translates them.
It’s possible. Manga Studio, which I’ve used for inking since about 2006, does a stellar job at light pressure translation. Getting feathered strokes that look like they came from my Raphael 8404 #4 sable brush is no harder than inking in the real world. Painter does a pretty good job of this too. At the very least, both allow you to tweak how the brush engine interprets your strokes on a per-brush-setting basis instead of using a sledgehammer on a finishing nail by leaving you with an only recourse of neutering your full range of pressure sensitivity at the driver level.
Photoshop, Illustrator, and Flash all exhibit this problem. I don’t know if it’s an interpolation/smoothing issue or something larger, but I do know that the result is shitty lines.
Since around the time of the Photoshop CS6 Beta, I’ve been attempting to create a brush that combats these shortcomings by dropping out some of the lowest pressure mark-making with a combination of flow and texture settings. The result is a brush that, while not 100% opaque at the lightest marks, provides a hell of a lot more fidelity and control.
This is a quick video of the brush in action. Below is a download link for the latest test version of the brush’s Tool Preset.
102 Resources for Fiction Writers
Are you still stuck for ideas for National Novel Writing Month? Or are you working on a novel at a more leisurely pace? Here are 102 resources on Character, Point of View, Dialogue, Plot, Conflict, Structure, Outlining, Setting, and World Building, plus some links to generate Ideas and Inspiration.