Extreme Cracked Paint Texture

by on May.27, 2011, under Cracked Texture, Grunge Textures


Extreme Cracked Paint Texture

Took quite a few shots of this section of cracked painted wood on the outer edges its slightly blurry and I was going to get rid of this one, but I love the cracks and the details on the main sections, so its staying. I have kept the section of wood and will re-shoot it with another camera. I’m starting work on some new grunge textures soon and will be featuring this one as one of the main overlay photoshop textures. Love the amount of cracks that are featured on this one. Love to know what you guys think, comment below, interested to hear your thoughts.

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Rusted White Paint Texture

by on May.27, 2011, under Paint Textures, Rusty Metal Textures


Rusted White Paint Texture

This rusted white paint texture is taken from a boarded up window near to where I live, the guy came out of the building and spotted me taking the shot, got quite a funny look… I like this one, good selection of thin rust, should be a good overlay or can just be used as a grunge styled background, quite detailed.

Getting quite a collection of different types of Rusty Metal Textures now and will be adding lots more over the next few weeks. Hope you guys like this addition to the site.

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Blue Water Droplet Texture

by on May.27, 2011, under Water Textures


Blue Water Droplet Texture

Another water droplet texture, this one again was taken recently on a stormy day and features water droplets on the window of my car. Got plans for some new ones, I’m after a really busy droplet image with loads of detail. Quite like this new one, but looking forward to adding new ones soon.

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Folded Brown Paper Texture

by on May.20, 2011, under Brown Paper Textures


Folded Brown Paper Texture

Needed to get this one featured on the site as its used in a new tutorial I’m writing. The new folded brown paper texture has a distinct hard edged fold down the centre. As with quite a few of the recent additions, I have slightly altered them in Photoshop to enhance the images, this one I boosted the colour slightly by duplicating the layer and doing a subtle overlay setting on it, think it works well. Getting a good collection of brown paper images together now with quite a selection of styles.

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Stained Brown Paper

by on May.20, 2011, under Brown Paper Textures


Stained Brown Paper

Stained brown paper texture 3500 pixels wide, I did a bit of re-working on this one and darkened it slightly, the original photograph was good but when I was messing with what can be one with it, I thought the slightly darker version worked better.

Loads of detail on this addition to the site, cracks creases and when zoomed in, lots of paper fibres. There are lots more Brown Paper Textures also available on my site and will be adding a selection of new normal paper textures soon.

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Fine Hessian Texture

by on May.19, 2011, under Fabric Textures


Fine Hessian Texture

I’ve got loads of really good hi res Hessian textures that I have not featured on the site yet, but saw this one the other day and borrowed it to do some shots, its a baby version with a fine Hessian weave.

Quiet pleased with the new one, lots of details. Need to do some handmade fabric textures soon, also should be adding some other shots I have taken including feed bag fabrics, chequered fabrics and some other dirty grunge sets. Got the photos done just need to get them added, hope you like this one?

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Dreamy Cloud Texture

by on May.19, 2011, under Cloud Textures


Dreamy Cloud Texture

This is another recent hi res shot of a cloudy sky with a hint of sunshine, struggled with a name for this one but it reminds me of CG skies I’ve seen watching pixar films with my daughter so I’m sticking with it :)

Its actually quite tricky getting good images of the sky, poles, wires are everywhere. Really wanting some cool sunset and sun rises, pink/red skies etc featuring on the site, thinking of starting to take my camera everywhere with me now.

I think this dreamy cloud texture has value, its a good clean photo and can be used for wallpapers or a backdrop for other design related imagery, its also good to put through HDR software to bring out some of the contrast in the clouds.

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Grunge Music Texture

by on May.19, 2011, under Music Textures


Grunge Music Texture

Description: I just realised how much I love making textures, created this new grunge music texture tonight using some of the upcoming images I’m about to publish on the site, also started yesterday on the first tutorial, that’s going to take a bit more to do but will be really good.

This new music texture is created from a pretty basic hi res shot of a music book page with several overlaid textures on different settings. Will be creating a large ‘full on’ grunge texture pack soon. I was going to publish the psd as well so you guys could look at the settings I have used but its massive 206 meg.

I hope you guys like this new addition to the site, got so many ideas and things I want to get out there…

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Dark green Leaf Texture

by on May.18, 2011, under Leaf Textures


Dark green Leaf Texture

Description: This one bends my rules on the textures featured on the site, quite a few unfocused sections on this one, but loving the shapes on the texture and the macros detailed section is also pretty cool. The aim is to get a load more leaf textures featured on here soon, got quite a few already, but need to get the ideas I have featured. Love to get your feedback on the new ones featured on the site.

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Pitted Aluminium Texture

by on May.18, 2011, under Grunge Textures, Metal Textures


Pitted Aluminium Texture

Description: Pitted aluminium with quite selection of slight rust and an excellent pitted surfaces, this one should be good to add a grunge style to paper and other images, I tried it in Photoshop and desaturated it and in the hue and saturation settings, select colorize and add colour before altering the layer modes, loads of possible options can be achieved, or you can just leave it as it is, like this one.

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Oak Wood Grain Texture

by on May.18, 2011, under Wood Textures


Oak Wood Grain Texture

Description: This new oak wood grain texture is taken from a shot of a recently chopped tree stump, love the swirly patterns that are going on in the grain of the wood.

Quite a detailed shot with a good variety of colors and I think it works well when zoomed in and when zoomed out. There are lots more wood textures also available on my site that may be of interest.

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Old Tyre Texture

by on May.18, 2011, under Rubber Texture


Old Tyre Texture

Description: Old tyre texture again taken from recent photographs taken at the farm, love this new one loads of details when zoomed out and when on 100% magnification. The old tyre texture is covered in cracks and the surface of the rubber is decayed with hints of green and moss has started to grow on it. Got loads more rubber tyre textures to add to my site, hopefully get these on soon. Hope you guys like the new addition? as always comments are welcome.

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Leaves Texture

by on May.18, 2011, under Leaf Textures


Leaves Texture

Description: Love the colors on this leaf texture, quite a bit of details going on as well. One of the first things I did when I loaded this in Photoshop was to invert the whole image, straight away you have something different, beautiful purples with dark blue veins, do a few tweaks with hue and saturation, loads to choose from.

There are several more Leaf Textures also featured on my site and a new selection will be added soon (taking loads of shots while the summer is here)

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Cracked Pavement Texture

by on May.18, 2011, under Cracked Texture, Grunge Textures


Cracked Pavement Texture

Description: This cracked pavement texture was taken recently while out walking, spotted the cracked pavement quite a while ago, and stopped and took a selection of shots. Love the cracks on this image, should be good again as an overlay in photoshop or on its own as a large grunge styled background.

I’ve bookmarked lots more sites where the pavements are distressed and damaged, will be adding a larger selection of these in the future, hope you guys like the new addition.

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Plastic Mesh Texture

by on May.18, 2011, under Abstract Textures, Plastic Textures


Plastic Mesh Texture

Description: A slightly abstract texture created from shots of some plastic mesh again from the farm. There are some great details on this one, due to nature of the mesh not all the shot is in focus, but the bits that are, are really sharp, this one will work well as an overlay in photoshop and can be combined with this darker overlay texture to create all sorts of funky textures.

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Overlay Texture

by on May.18, 2011, under Abstract Textures


Overlay Texture

Description: This new overlay texture was created while doing some random shots, made by taking a photograph of a shed floor using the camera flash. Its not the sharpest shot or the best texture ever, but it is good to use as an texture overlay in photoshop.

With the shot using a flash, the centre of the image is light and the edges have a dark border, ideal for overlaying on to other images. My favourite photoshop settings are either ‘multiply’ or ‘overlay’ its also worth taking note of the colors in the image that you are adding this to, the multiply setting works best with similar hues of color, so its worth changing the hue of the overlay layer so it is similar to the underneath layer.

Will be adding more overlay styled images soon got a good collection of these started already and will also be adding some of my handmade textures.

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Black Cracked Paint Texture

by on May.18, 2011, under Cracked Paint Textures


Black Cracked Paint Texture

Description: A black cracked paint texture again photographed on the farm. This one is shot from a close up of one of the old shed doors and features a mix of wood and peeling black paint, quite interesting that the paint has followed the grain of the wood. There are lots more paint textures also available on my site, that might also be of interest.

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Music Texture Pack

by on May.16, 2011, under Music Textures

Music texture pack featuring six textures themed on old piano music sheets. The new ones vary from quite simple music sheet images with added texture effects to some montages of some really old booklet covers overlayed on sheet music, again with some textures and color applied. These new additions are pretty big – dimensions are 4000 x 3000 pixels The music textures look good both on a small scale and also when zoomed in.

To view the musical textures one by one, simply hold your mouse over your chosen small thumbnail image 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 Music Texture Pack- 18.5 meg by clicking here.

Number six is the same image as number two, but I knocked the color back on that and added some new subtle texture from a white painted wall, wasn’t sure if the music sheets were a bit too brown so I threw in a lighter version, which I quite like.

I hope you guys like the new Music Texture Pack set, interesting as always to get feedback on what you think of my new work, too dark, or do you want to see some really dark grunge versions as well?

Still not had time to do it, but I’ll be adding all the textures I used to make these and either a screen-cast and, or tutorials so you guys can make your own in the future.

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Striped Textures

by on May.13, 2011, under Stripe Textures

One of the plans for the new site was to feature textures and textured designs that I have made along with the ‘normal’ textures that I have photographed over the past few years. These six striped textures below are what I have been working (Playing with) this week. They are all 4000 x 2992 pixels in dimension and 180dpi so they can be used for wallpapers, large backgrounds and should be good for smaller print work.

The striped textures below have selection of colors and styles, some quite bright and some slightly darker. I will be adding several more different styled handmade texture sets in the future all based on images featured on my site.

To preview the striped textures before download, simply run your mouse over the six thumbnail images below one by one, this will give a larger preview image of each one (takes a second to load). You can also download the new textures one at a time by clicking on either the thumbnail image or the description, or if you like the look of them all you can download all six images in the Striped Texture Pack- 10.5 meg by clicking here.

I hope you guys like the new striped texture set, be interesting to get some feedback on what you think of the new work, as always feel free to leave me a comment below. I will also be doing a selection of tutorials on how to make images similar to those featured above soon.

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Cracked Earth Texture

by on May.08, 2011, under Cracked Texture


Cracked Earth Texture

Description: Took this cracked earth texture shot recently while out walking, its been pretty warm with little rain and the path has cracked creating amazing cracks and shapes. Should be adding a few more of these textures over the summertime if the weather stays good.

This is another photoshop texture that will work well using the multiply setting in photoshop, add this image above your subject and in the layers panel alter the setting to multiply that will create a cracked effect over you chosen subject.

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