Here's another freebie. A set of 8 free very, very hi-resolution textures. I had a good time putting these together, so please enjoy them. Feel free to use them in your personal or commercial works, but do not redistribute these textures. You don’t have to credit me, but it’s always nice if you do. Feel free to post a link to some of your work created with these. . . . Have fun. . Click the pictures below or travel here for the whole set, and more free textures. . Sample . Book Back . Back Left . Back Right . . If you're looking for more great hi resolution book textures, be sure to check out bittbox's set here. . Enjoy. J.Gardner
I've really been trying to figure out some good ways to add a little more depth to my work and I figured using some paper textures couldn't hurt. So here's a set of 8 super hi-resolution paper textures. Feel free to use them in your personal or commercial works, but do not redistribute these textures. You don't have to credit me, but it's always nice if you do. Feel free to post a link to some of your work created with these. . . . Hope you enjoy them. . . . Texture in Action . . . Paper_1 Paper_2 Paper_3 Paper_4 Paper_5 Paper_6 Paper_7 Paper_8
I guess I've been a little busy creating posters and taking pictures to come up with some new freebies, so I'm hoping to change that in the next few weeks. I think it's time for a new brush set. Anyways. I tried my hand at cross processing some film. It's basically when you develop a film in one chemical when it is supposed to be developed in another. It's highly unpredictable and can yield some good/bad results. I shot two rolls over the last two days. Here's what I came up with. Enjoy.
Tags: personal work
So I have really been enjoying delving into the deep world of graphic design and have been loving every minute of it. Over the past few months I have been really toying around with Adobe Illustrator and trying to unlock its vast potential. All I can say is, Illustrator is one of the best tools for any graphic designer. Side story: I drank too much coffee the other night and couldn't fall asleep, so I decided to put my time to use by designing some more posters, and trying out some different things in illustrator. I hope you like what I have come up with. Feel free to post your comments and opinions.
Seabear is pretty good stuff. An Icelandic band self labeled as Indie/Experimental/Folk, they are definitely something a little bit different, and different in a good way. I love listening to something that sounds refreshing and good, not something that's just "different". I've listened to too many bands claiming to be "different" and find them lacking musical talent and an overall freshness. Seabear breaks both of these walls, they are both "different" (in a good way) and carry an elegant freshness. So enough talk. More listen. Check them out at their myspace here. and last.fm here Also, one of my favorite tracks from them right now is entitled, "Good Morning Scarecrow", so be sure to check that out, it's an all instrumental ditty that is really awesome.
Here it is. My first music pick of the week. Belaire: A synth, prog inspired band hailing from Austin, TX. I first heard them a couple months back and am not generally a fan of their style (Indie/Electro/Pop), but upon first listen, fell in love with their lush tones and quirky, charmingly refreshing vocals. This is a music video of my favorite song of theirs, "You Really Got Me Goin' ". The music video is pretty retro, and a little bizzare at times, but goes surprisingly well with the feel of their music. Check them out and let me know if you like them! You Really Got Me Goin' from Belaire on Vimeo. Pretty sure I'm going to make this a weekly thing, and I hope to be able to uncover some music you have never heard before!
So, I've been slightly fatigued, and quite lethargic to the whole blogging thing lately. My apologies. I decided it was time for something different, something to keep me going. That's why I've decided to completely overhaul the look of THE SHOREWAYS. Please let me know what you think of the changes I have made to the site, and let me know if you notice any problems with the conversion process. I'm excited about blogging again. Here's what to look out for in the upcoming days and weeks. Lots of Textures. (paper, leaves, grunge, cement) Some Vector art (birds and stuff like that) I bought a ridiculously old (circa 1940) box camera on eBay and can't wait to shoot with it (Ansco Shur-Shot Jr.) Some new posters. I'm hoping to get some printed and sell them eventually. I am working on some music. I'm thinking of releasing an EP labeled "A Different Methodology" so keep your ears pricked for that. Big thanks to everyone who reads this blog. I look forward to putting up some great new content.
Includes 1 compressed .abr file. It's new brush time. A pack of 20 hi-resolution watercolour brushes perfect for textures, overlays, and even poster making. The smallest brush in the set is 1931 px, with most of them hovering around 2300 px. This is my favorite set to date. All of these brushes were meticulously created, as I completely scrapped my first attempt at them, AFTER I had them fully ready to publish in a .abr file. I strive for quality here, and decided my subscribers deserved more. If you like them, please comment below. Feedback is a great tool and helps me create better works in the future. Thanks. J.Gardner. I am giving these brushes away for free, but if you download and enjoy them, please consider making a donation. I am a college kid, and putting these brushes together does take a considerable amount of time and money. If a donation does not fit into your budget, no worries, please feel free to use these brushes in both personal and commercial works. Here's how they appear in Photoshop.
The Apple iPhone. A very popular handheld cellular device that people can't seem to live without. At the risk of seeming silly, I do not have an iPhone, but I'm dedicating an entire post to it. Why you ask? Because I think they are pretty neat. While I may not have an iPhone, I know that some of YOU do, and since I am a generous kindhearted individual, I wanted to share the love and put together a little set of Free iPhone Wallpapers for your enjoyment. Along the way of creating these, I have come up with a few pointers if you yourself wish to set out on making your own iPhone Wallpapers. 1. If you wish to download any of these images, do not download them directly from your iPhone. For whatever reason, the image quality is not what it should be, it looks as if some compression is taking place, which is likely. So, Download the images to your computer then upload them via itunes. :) 2. If you want to make your own iPhone wallpapers download this handy .psd overlay! This amazing tool has all of the components of your iPhone so you can seamlessly compose your image ...
It's been a little while since my last post, but rest assured I have not been idle. I've been slightly more busy than usual trying to maintain my grade in my Accounting class. If you can avoid taking a semester long Accounting class in only 6 weeks, I would highly recommend it. So, here's what I have coming up: Free Apple iPhone Wallpapers + What I've Learned I finished a second set of Watercolour brushes which I will be releasing soon. I've been listening to some pretty cool music which I want to share. I've been inspired by some works which I will soon tell you about. I'm going to start on some handrawn Music Brushes. (think full score) If you have any suggestions on what you would like to see around here regarding content and such, please use the comment section below to make your voice heard.