New Year Gradients for Photoshop

Here is a set of 20 gradients for Photoshop. I have called them ‘New Year’ simply because they were created at the beginning of the year. There is no real theme to them, just a collection of gradients that will hopefully be useful.

Although many designers don’t like to use pre-made gradients, they can be a good starting point for creating your own, therefore saving a lot of time – always a bonus for busy designers!

Click on the image to download the .grd file.

New Year Gradients

Stunning Snowy Scene Photography

Snow is a very unforgiving type of weather – it is cold, icy and generally dangerous to be out in.  However, there is no doubt it is beautiful – nature plays tricks with us with snow!

For those of us who see snow most years, it is difficult to imagine there are people in this world who have never seen it – I expect that is the same vice versa too!

Here I have collected a selection of 30 snowy scene photographs that are of picture postcard quality. The beauty of the scenes draw us in… but beware, snowy weather will chew you up and spit you out!!

Stunning Snowy Scene Photography

Red Sunset PSD Colouring File

Today I am bringing you a .psd colouring file that will turn a daytime photograph to a red sunset.

The beauty of .psd files is that all the adjustment layers are available for making your own desired changes, and although for most images not a lot of tweaking should be necessary, the facility is invaluable to get the exact effect you require.

I hope you have a use for this and enjoy it!

Click on the image below to download the .zip file

Red Sunset PSD Colouring File

Beautiful Scenic Digital Paintings

It must be wonderful to be an artist and be able to create stunning pieces of work from scratch, and these days there is such a lot of outstanding digital art around, there is a huge amount of talent out there!

Here we bring you a collection of some beautiful digital scenic paintings. Some are scenes that are quite real – or could be, others are fantasy scenes, and some are somewhere between the two, with elements of reality and elements of fantasy – they are all examples of stunning digital art.

Beautiful Scenic Digital Paintings

Bright Christmas Texture – Free Download

As the season is approaching very rapidly, I have created a bright, colourful texture for free download.

The size is 3000 x 2000px, 72ppi resolution.

This texture gives some wonderful results overlaid on snowy scene backgrounds with a layer blending mode applied. The image below shows the results of 4 such blends.

I hope you have a use for this texture…. Enjoy!

Click on the image to download the .zip file.

Bright Christmas Texture

Dark, Grainy Portrait PSD – Free Download

Today I have created a psd colouring file that gives a dark, grainy effect for portrait photographs.

There is a texture included with this file. If the texture is too small for your image, simply use the Transform tool to resize it to cover the canvas.

I hope you have a use for this and enjoy it!

Click on the image to download the file.

Dark Grainy Portrait PSD

Photoshop Tutorial – Colouring Quick Tip

There are many, many brushes available for Photoshop, and combining brushes with Photoshop’s layer modes can create some stunning colouring effects.

For this quick tip in colouring in Photoshop you will need brushes that have shading – solid shapes will not work with this method.

Using just a few colours and different layer modes you can create art with subtle shade differences, and the variances are almost endless – this is a great way to learn how the layer modes work, you can adjust, readjust and adjust again until you achieve the desired effects.

Colouring Quick Tip for PS

Free Textures – Brick and Rubble

I was wandering around my building site of a garden last week, camera in hand, and took some shots of the rubble laying around. They turned out to be quite decent textures, so I am offering the set of six as a free download.

There are no restrictions on the use of these textures, apart from the obvious courtesy: if you publish them anywhere else, please link back to here and don’t claim them as your own.

I hope you can use them and enjoy them.

Brick & Rubble Textures