Cracked Paint on Metal Texture

by on Apr.09, 2012, under Paint Textures, Rusty Metal Textures


Cracked Paint on Metal Texture

This new addition to my site was taken from a section of a bridge on the way into Rodley Nature Reserve as with most of the good ones just spotted it as I was walking past and had to take a shot of it.

This new one features riveted rusty metal with detailed cracked and peeling paint off it, good detail on this one and cool colours.

I’ve got loads more metal and cracked paint textures also available on my site that might might also be of interest.

I’ll be taking some more larger shots next time I’m there, hopefully with slightly better light.

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Pink Cloud Texture

by on Apr.09, 2012, under Cloud Textures


Pink Cloud Texture

This pink cloud texture was taken at the farm a while back, been really busy the past few months and not had time to get the new textures featured on my site. Really like this one, love the colours and the contrast between the pink and the blue of the sky.

I’ve looked at some of the other cloud textures on the net and there seem to be loads of the same type of clouds, I don’t really want that so I’m aiming to cover a good selection of different ones which are taken throughout the year and want to feature a selection of moods and different colours. I’m also looking for any hi quality shots of clouds that are taken from different places around the world, love to see any quality shots that you want to share with fellow designers.

To see more of my clouds check out the main Cloud Textures section for a larger selection of images.

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Sparks Texture

by on Nov.18, 2011, under Abstract Textures, Flame Textures


Sparks Texture

I bought a remote for the new camera and one of the first things I messed with was doing some long exposure shots at night. This is one of the first shots of a section over a fire on about fifteen seconds exposure. Really pleased with this texture, love the way the sparks leave different trails.

This one also looks good using the overlay layer setting in Photoshop, simply duplicate the layer and change the upper layer’s setting to overlay to bring out the spark trails and add depth and much more redness to the image.

Will be getting some more of these added to the site soon, think they make great abstract texture backgrounds.

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Large Flame Texture #3

by on Nov.18, 2011, under Abstract Textures, Flame Textures


Large Fire Texture

Another darker orange and red fire texture shot, lots of subtle swirls of smoke and flame. If you duplicate the original layer in Photoshop and on the upper layer alter the layer setting to multiply, pin light, screen or lighten you can get loads more cool alternative variations on this one. More Fire textures are also featured on my site.

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Large Fire Texture #1

by on Nov.18, 2011, under Flame Textures


Large Fire Texture

Bought a much better camera recently to take some new texture shots with. This large Fire texture is one of the first that I took, some quite interesting abstract shapes and swirls on this one. There are another two from this shoot that have much redder flames and some cool dark swirling smoke. Will be adding more new Flame textures to my site soon to give a bit more choice.

As always comments welcome, great getting feedback on my site.

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Large Fire Texture #2

by on Nov.18, 2011, under Flame Textures


Large Fire Texture 2

A slightly more abstract flame texture with wisps of smoke and flames. Had a mess about with this one in Photoshop, seemed to work well changing the hue and also works well by desaturating it then colourizing it, some interesting effects can be achieved. For more of this type of texture check out the main Flame textures for other fire textures that are also available on my site.

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Tyre Tread Texture

by on Jun.13, 2011, under Rubber Texture


Tyre Tred Texture

Another rubber tyre texture taken from shots of an old tyre tread. Quiet a good patterned texture and on 100 percent magnification there are loads of detailed cracks in the rubber along with perishing rubber and slight hints of green moss that has started growing on the tread.

Got a few of these that I like added already in the Rubber Textures section, and am planning to get more added soon I have loads of shots but, I personally find the tread pattern quite ‘standard’ and am more inspired by the old split, rotting or new shiny elements.

This should be an interesting textures section to develop.

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Detailed Checkerplate Texture

by on Jun.13, 2011, under Metal Textures


Detailed Checkerplate Texture

This addition to the site features shots from a checker plate aluminium sheet. The aged metal is covered in dust and dead bugs along with other things.

I have slightly altered the image and added a slightly darker border to the image, but thinking of having the original available as well. I have also some shots of the texture from a distance, with a greater variety of smaller checkers. I will get that added to the site soon.

There are a few more Checker-plate Textures also featured on my site that might also be of interest.

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Silver Leaf Texture

by on Jun.12, 2011, under Leaf Textures


Silver Leaf Texture

A slightly abstract leaf texture image featuring a sliver and green leaf. The right side of the texture is blurred due to the curve of the leaf, but the image is big and can be cropped accordingly. Love the detail sections on this one and the variety of veins and shapes.

There are quite a few more Leaf Textures also featured on my site that might also be of interest.

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Brown Leather Texture Pack

by on Jun.08, 2011, under Leather Textures

This is the latest of Brown Leather textures set taken from section shots of my Sisters handbag, she did look quite confused when I picked up my camera and dragged her handbag towards me. The new texture pack consists of three 3500 x 2625 pixel images taken from different sections of the handbag, a good selection of images and styles.

To view larger leather texture thumbnails, hover your mouse over the small images below and a 500 pixel larger thumbnail image will appear, click that to download them one by one or click this link to download them in one Brown Leather Texture Pack- 8.45 meg.

There are several more Leather Textures also available on my site with various styles and colours that might also be of interest.

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Dark Parchment Textures Pack

by on Jun.08, 2011, under Grunge Textures, Parchment Textures

These are the latest parchment textures to be added to the site dimensions of these are 3500 x 2625 pixels A very dark set featuring three images based on parchment text. I have added some overlays to these and a few other effects.

To view larger parchment textures thumbnails, hover your mouse over the small images below and a 500 pixel larger thumbnail image will appear, click that to download them one by one or click this link to download them all in one go Dark Parchment Textures Pack- 4.48 meg by clicking here.

There are several more Parchment Textures also available on my site that might also be of interest.

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CSS3 Animation for Chrome and Safari Browsers

by on Jun.07, 2011, under Latest News

css3-animationAs some of you will have noticed there has been no textures added over the past week, that’s due to seeing a tweet from Smashing Magazine on CSS3 animation, the minute I saw it I thought, I need to have a go at that. One week later on and over 2000 lines of code (that’s allot for someone who doesn’t really do code) and its live. Click here for the CSS3 Animation demo.

I used several different textures from my site to work up the main background image, including the kitchen doors, Floor and a subtle texture used on the back wall.

The CSS3 Animation features a large cat sleeping on the kitchen floor while all around mice come out to play. Lots of different animation styles and setting involved.

Should be back on with adding a few more of the textures over the next day or so, still got loads to feature on here. As always comments welcome on the new animation, love to see what you guys think of it.

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Hessian Texture

by on May.31, 2011, under Fabric Textures


Hessian Texture

A Hessian texture photographed from a new potatoes bag, great detail on this one detailed when zoomed in. There are several more Hessian styles textures also available on my textures site which can be found in the Fabric Textures section. These feature other fine and worn Hessian fabrics, should also get some more of these on the site soon, including some darker versions.

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Worn Hessian Texture

by on May.31, 2011, under Fabric Textures


Worn Hessian Texture

A detailed worn Hessian texture taken from some recent shots. Really like the detail on this one, when viewed at one hundred percent you can see the detail of the Hessian fibres that have been displaced over time.

There are a couple more Hessian fabric textures also featured on my site including the Fine Hessian and Hessian Texture, these are tighter fabric images and may be also of interest.

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Pressed Wood Texture

by on May.31, 2011, under Wood Textures


Pressed Wood Texture

An interesting pressed wood texture, really like the patterns on this one. The photograph is taken from the reverse side of a sheet of hardboard and features the markings that are left when compressing the board, these almost create a checker-plate style.

This one as with all the new additions to the site is a large texture and looks good zoomed out and also shows lots of details when zoomed in, this one has some good pitted areas along with fine wood fibres.

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Parchment Textures Pack

by on May.29, 2011, under Parchment Textures

I’ve done a few parchment textures in the past but this weekend I’ve set up a proper photo shoot to get the best shots of the textures, got quite a selection of styles from parchments of different ages, this set of six feature a couple of styles. I have also done a few tweaks in photoshop to add some extra character to these. They are pretty big – dimensions are 3500 x 2625 pixels The parchment textures look good both on a small scale and also when zoomed in and should be good for a variety of design projects.

To view the parchment textures one by one, simply hover your mouse over the small thumbnail images below and a 500 pixel larger thumbnail image will appear, click that or the description text to download them one by one or click this link to download them all in one go Parchment Textures Pack- 11.8 meg by clicking here.

I’ll be adding the new sets soon, got some great shots and should have quite a few different texture packs featuring the new parchments images.

Looking forward to adding the other parchment textures soon, going to do some text based versions with lots of cool calligraphy and a dirty grunge set, looking forward to putting these together soon.

I hope you guys like the new Parchment Texture Pack set, interesting as always to get feedback on what you think of my new work, comment below.

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Dried Earth Texture

by on May.28, 2011, under Cracked Texture


Dried Earth Texture

Dried earth texture, loads of cracks on this one a great texture for overlaying and adding cracks to age other images. Works well as a grey-scale image as well and if you ramp the brightness and contrast in Photoshop you can get the cracked areas to stand out much more.

There are quite a few more Cracked Textures also featured on my site that might also be of interest and more coming soon.

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Textured Concrete Image

by on May.28, 2011, under Concrete Textures, Grunge Textures


Textured Concrete Image

Textured concrete image which I have used in my first tutorial, great as an overlay texture to add depth and a subtle grunge feel to other images. This one is quite a detailed texture with a variety of different elements.

There are a few more Concrete Textures also available on my site, still need to get loads more featured on here, new ones will be added soon.

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Dark Green Slime

by on May.28, 2011, under Abstract Textures, Water Textures


Dark Green Slime Texture

Dark green slime texture photographed from a mix of algae and water, some interesting shapes as the liquid runs down the surface, also other shapes appear when zoomed in. I had a mess about before choosing this one and if you alter the hue and saturation in Photoshop you can make this loads of different colours, which also work well.

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Cracked Tyre Texture

by on May.27, 2011, under Cracked Texture, Rubber Texture


Cracked Tyre Texture

Another cracked tyre texture taken from a stack of old tyres. Love the contrast between the grooves of the tyre and the cracks that have appeared over the years. A nice detailed shot with a good variety of texture.

There are more Rubber Textures taken from other old tyres also available on my site. This section is still being added to and will have lots more featured soon.

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