2008-08-31

Free Photoshop Brushes—Sketches Circa 1894 Pack 1

Creativity is a type of learning process where the teacher and pupil are located in the same individual.
~Arthur Koestler

This brush set was made from an old notebook we found while doing renovations to our farm house. The date on the book is 1894 and in it are sketches by a young woman (it's a highschool drawing course according to the cover). This free brush set includes 5 brushes, all of them of fruit; however, my favorite in the book is one of her "lady's slipper". One day I'll make that one into a brush too! In the meantime, you can download "Sketches Circa 1894 Pack 1" here.

2008-08-25

Free Seamless Background - Charcoal Damask

"If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?"
~Will Rogers

I've been working on some Damask patterns for another project and this is one that didn't make the cut. There are two pat files in the zip, again, same pattern, just different resolutions (one for print, one for the web). Enjoy! Download Charcoal Damask seamless background here.

2008-08-23

Strange Birds Mini Paper Pack

"Mystery is at the heart of creativity. That, and surprise."
~Julia Cameron

Good morning! Care for a few silly papers made with my "Strange Birds" photoshop brushes? Then download the mini paper pack here.

2008-08-22

Free Photoshop Brushes -- Strange Birds

"Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart."
~Confucius

I wasn't sure about this pack of "strange birds" but my kids like them so I'm giving them away (the brushes-- not the kids!). There are 5 brushes in the pack and they are free to use in both your personal and commercial projects. Please see the readme for more info. Thanks! Download "Strange Birds" free photoshop brushes here.

2008-08-18

Favorite Freebie -- Morgue File

"Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted."
~Martin Luther King Jr

I know that there are more than a few good free stock photo sites online and you probably already have your favorites, but the Morgue File is one of mine because of its awesome selection of pretty (fabulous) free high resolution photos-- available to use however you want (with a few exceptions, make sure to read their terms of use). Visit the Morgue File here.

2008-08-16

Vintage Ladies Fashion Pack 1 -- Premium Photoshop Brushes

"The world is but a canvas to the imagination."
~Henry David Thoreau

This is a set of 4 photoshop brushes (individual png files included) made from the images in a magazine called "The Delineator" circa 1913. This was one of the magazines we found in the walls of our old farmhouse during some renovations. The brushes are between 2300-2500px. You can download a free sample here. (The sample is a smaller version of one of the brushes in the pack) Or you can go ahead and purchase the complete set now, for just $1.99:

2008-08-15

"Gypsy Garden"-- Free Photoshop Brushes

"Tread softly because you tread on my dreams."
~W B Yeates

As promised, here are the Gypsy Garden Photoshop brushes (png files included). The pack includes three high resolution brushes (2500px 1336px 2500px) Please see the readme for terms. Thanks! Download Gypsy Garden Photoshop Brushes here.
PS. If you haven't done so already--Download the Gypsy Garden paper pack and seamless backgound pattern.

Gypsy Garden-- Free Seamless Background

"An idea not coupled with action will never get any bigger than the brain cell it occupied."
~Arnold Glascow

Gypsy Garden is a seamless background tile I made with the same brushes I used to make the floral paper in my most recent mini paper pack (Gypsy Garden Papers). I'll be uploading the free brush pack later. There are two .pat files in this pack, it's the same background, just two different resolutions. The png file is also included. Please see the readme for terms. Thanks! Download Gypsy Garden seamless background here.

"Gypsy Garden" Free Mini Paper Kit

"A will finds a way."
~Orison Swett Marden

Happy Happy Friday! I may or may not be around this weekend to upload some more freebies (it all depends on Mother Nature) so, in the meantime, here is a mini paper pack for you to enjoy! Download "Gypsy Garden" Papers here.

2008-08-13

Floral Contours -- Free Photohsop Brushes

"Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun."
~Mary Lou Cook

These are the brushes I used to make my most recent patterned paper template (you'll find it here). One thing I wanted to say about this brush pack is that after transferring the drawings from Illustrator to Photoshop (and after I saved and zipped them up too!) I noticed that a few of my lines didn't quite join up, so you might run into a minor snag or two when you go to color them. Still-- it can be done! Anyway, hope you can put them to good use. As always, they are free to use in both your personal and commercial projects, but please credit me somehow for using them. You can get more info in the readme file. Thanks! Download Contour Floral Free Photoshop Brushes here.
PS. There are 9 brushes in this pack and they are all 2500 px.

Floral Contour Patterned Paper Template

"Creativity is the sudden cessation of stupidity."
~Edwin Land

It's been a busy couple of days and I've managed to get another brush set done-- I've used them to make this patterned paper template. I'll be uploading the freebie Photoshop brushes later today so in the meantime, enjoy! Download the Floral Contour paper here.

2008-08-08

Green Vector Ornaments Pack

"Divide each difficulty into as many parts as is feasible and necessary to resolve it."
~Rene DesCartes

Ok, so the vectors (10 in all) in this pack are not "green" (unless you want them to be!)-- and you won't find a recycle logo anywhere in the bunch, but I named them Green anyway because they look Earthy (and I think I even see a Goddess somewhere in there) to me. I used this vector pack to make my free Green (they're not "green" either!) photoshop brushes. If you enjoyed the brushes and you would like the vector pack, you can purchase it here for just $4.99.

**These are .ai files. A vector program (eg.Adobe Illustrator) is required to edit them.**

"Green" Ornaments Free Photoshop Brushes

"There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line."
~Oscar Levant

Am I the only one who spends hours and hours on something in Photoshop (without saving...do you see where I'm headed?) and Illustrator only to have it crash (alright so maybe I shouldn't have all my graphics applications up and running at the same time!!)when I'm soooooo close to finishing? UGH. And UGH again. Anyway! Here is my latest freebie brush pack, I almost gave up on it! Please see the readme for terms, thanks! Download "Green" Ornaments Free Photoshop brushes here.
**If you enjoyed these brushes and would like the vector illustration they were created with you can purchase "Green Vector Ornaments Pack" for just $4.99. **

2008-08-07

Circles and Squares -- SeamlessTile

"I started concentrating so hard on my vision that I lost sight."
~Robin Green

I've been fooling around with seamless tiles over the last couple of days and decided to upload this one. I've included a 12x12 patterned paper using the tile in the zip for those of you who don't want to bother with loading the .pat file, and a png file of just the tile for older versions of Photoshop. My readme has been updated so please see it for more information. (Commercial use is still ok!) Thanks. Download Mod 1 Seamless Tile and Patterned Paper here.

Favorite Freebie -- Obsidian Dawn

"So you see, imagination needs moodling - long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering."
~Brenda Ueland

Obsidian Dawn (aka Stephanie Shimerdla) is fantastic digital designer who provides free CU friendly Photoshop brushes, patterns and tutorials. Please give her a shout-out when you use her brushes (she deserves it), and if you can't, purchase the commercial license to use her stuff without credit.

2008-08-03

Simple Florals Free Photoshop Brushes

"Odd how the creative power at once brings the whole universe to order."
~Virginia Woolf

Simple Florals is a pack of 8 high resolution Photoshop brushes, free to download and use in both your commercial and personal projects. (They are leftover brushes from the "Retro Flowers" brush pack) Thanks and enjoy. Download Simple Florals Photoshop Brushes here.

2008-08-02

Premium Photoshop Brushes -- August Blooms

"If you can dream it, you can do it."
~Walt Disney

Purchase this brush pack for only $1.99! (Download "August Blooms" to see these brushes in action.) Your support is appreciated and will help keep my other designer resources free:
**10 High resolution floral/swirl brushes + png files**

August Blooms Patterned Paper Template

"The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas."
~Linus Pauling

August is one of my favorite months of the year (nothing beats October!) And to celebrate it I created this patterned paper template for your enjoyment. Happy August. Please see the readme file for more info. Thanks. Download August Blooms Paper Template here.
P.S if you like the floral designs on this paper, why not purchase my Autumn Blooms Brush Pack?

2008-08-01

Small Ornaments Pack 1

"If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?"
~Will Rogers


There are eleven small ornamental/floral type brushes in this pack. The brushes were created in Photoshop CS3 so I've included the .png file for older versions of Photoshop. Please see the readme for more information. Thanks. Download Small Ornaments Pack 1 here.