I’m kinda loving it. This zentangle technique. Obviously because I was making one per day this week.
And, well, here goes another one. This time I also used some free helpers from someone else. I guess I wanted to explore how is it, for a change, to use some of the tools from other designers.
So, this background is a free deal from InkyDeals (free download link is a bit lower on their web page), it is a background generator and I used to to generate background for the Zentangle Cat No. 2.
OK. Naming cats by numbers is somheow dull, so let’s call him Aurelius.
They look alike, isn’t it? 😀
Aurelius existed just in my head until today when he decided that he want’s to go out and see the world. And what better way to do that is than putting him on my blog. Aurelius looks somehow sad, I know, but that’s just a matter of moment. I guess when I was drawing him he was a bit sad, but I assure you, Aurelius is not sad by nature.
So, well, I’m glad you met him, he is certainly glad to see you. You may say “Hi!” to him in comments.
OK. I guess that’s it for now. Have a great weekend guys and talk to you soon.
Love is in the ear. Ta-ta-rata-tatataaa!
So, New Year is begind us, or should I say, New Year is here, still kinda new, and naturally, we are looking forward to Valentine’s Day. Our predecessors really worked hard to invent as much as possible reasons to celebrate during winter. As it is cold and long and back in the old days when most of them lived out there in the country, in winter there is nothing much to do anyway.
So, apart from carnivals also taking place an many parts of the world (the one in Venice, Italy, I suppose being the most popular one), we have Valentines day. And quite convenient, I must add. Valentines day is a day when we celebrate love (although we should celebrate it more or less through the whole year), and love is an emotion with “warming” effect, as I said, quite convenent
So, for this Valentine’s day, I prepared a set of free downloads for you to enjoy and use for your Valentines creations, such as – expressing love in a designers way
Also, for the first time in history, I created a custom Valentine’s theme for Chrome!
More Free Downloads on GBG (note: you have to be registered as free GBG member to get these):
Card: Valentine’s Day Teddy Bears (Download)
Cards: Valentine’s Day (Download)
Paper Design: Valentine Envelope, pink (Download)
Paper Design: Valentine Envelope, beige (Download)
Note Cards: Valentine (Download)
Word Art: Valentine (Download)
Digital Scrapbook Page: Pink Valentine (Download)
Background: Red Valentine (Download)
Photoshop Brushes – Valentine’s Day (Download)
Photoshop Brushes – Valentine’s Frames (Download)
Card – Valentine (Download)
Card: Love (Valentine’s Card) (Download)
However, this is not all.
I have also prepared a huge Valentine’s Day Graphics Pack (I called it Sweet Love :))
Here is a little trailer kindly prepared by my old friend Igor. (Thank you!!!)
And here is the link to the more info on the pack itself:
So, I hope you will like some of the stuff I presented here. It’s Sunday and I am heading back to the usual Sunday activities like – doing nothing I hope you are doing the same together with someone you love.
Free Vector Art (Adobe Illustrator file)
And now, ladies and gentleman, something completely different. I guess I’ve given away enough of free layered PSD files in last few days and now it’s time for something new. Today, I am giving away vector art.
Now, you probably know why vector art is so cool. Of course. You can re-size it all you want and there will be no quality loss. But, that’s not all. If you are even remotely familiar with Adobe Illustrator, CorelDRAW or any other vector editing software, you will be able to, with few clicks of the mouse, turn it into something new and completely different, so originality is guaranteed.
Feel free to use this vector emblem in all your graphic design projects. But also, scrapbooks, tshirt design, commercials … whatever you could think of.
Today’s Free vector art download consists of the following vector file formats:
* CDR (CorelDRAW 8.0 and newer versions)
* AI (Adobe Illustrator 8.0 and newer versions)
* SVG (scalable vector graphics files can be read and modified by a large range of tools)
* and PNG for all of you who do not use vector applications
All vector formats can be colored as you please, re-sized or changed in any other way – commercial use allowed. But, I will be more than happy if you drop a backlink to my blog 😀
(zipped, 1.7Mb, PNG file is 8×8 inches @300dpi – print ready)
To create this Vector Art download I used:
Damask Vector Set (22)
Set is delivered in following formats:
1. .ai (all CS versions from 8.0)
2. .eps format
3. .cdr (Corel 8.0 up to newer versions)
4. .png (so you can easily use them in any photo editing software)
5. .svg (SVG, or scalable vector graphics files can be read and modified by a large range of tools)
Commercial license included!
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I hope you will enjoy today’s free download!
Love you all,
Guys! My apartment is a mess! It is the first day of the removal (we’re moving to that house we bought few months ago) and, you can imagine, it’s just boxes all around this place.
So, I thought, since I won’t be making any new posts for a next few days, I’d just show you my mock-up for the next Photoshop brushes I had in mind. I’ll call them: Fantasy birds
I started to make this draft today, but, since the movers are coming on Monday, there was now way for me to finish it today too. I mean, I would need at least two days anyway. So, I hope you like the preview and I promise to have the full package ready as soon as I settle down at my new place.
Until then, stay well, have a great weekend and we’ll talk soon.
In the mean time maybe you’d like to take a look at the 800+ Photoshop brushes MEGA SET offer.
Because, if you purchase 800+ Photoshop brushes MEGA SET before 1st of April, I will send you the Fantasy Birds for FREE ($9.99 value)! And that’s IN ADDITION to all other freebies and bonuses that come with that set.
Guys, what can I say … I wish you a
Very Merry Christmas!
I hope you are enjoying these holidays with your family, friends and the ones you love the most. I am doing the same, so I will keep this short, but sweet.
For today I prepared a brand new Photoshop brushes set! And this one you’ll need immediately and for many winters to come.
Ladies and gentleman, it is my pleasure, this winter, to present you with a brand new Photoshop brushes set, 2010 model to be worn for many winter seasons to come, please welcome
Winter in Swirls
Like all other sets of mine, this one is compatible with Photoshop 7.0, CS, CS2, CS3, CS4, CS5, CS6… and new versions
Not to mention Photoshop Elements, GIMP and you can use them in PSP too.
It comes with the Commercial license!
It’s of a highest quality, each brush comes in three different sizes so you don’t lose any quality by re-sizing them!
Winter is far from being over and I am sure you will enjoy using them as a decoration for your Christmas/New Year/Winter photos, scrapbooks and all kinds of designs.
As always, I prepared something for free as well, Winter in Swirls LITE version. It consists of 8 small Photoshop brushes and this one is free.
Download LITE Winter in Swirls Photoshop Brushes Set (8 small sized)
This free, LITE edition of Winter in swirls Photoshop brushes set will remain here for next few days and then it will join the rest of the crowd of more than 80 Photoshop brushes sets back in the Green Bulb Gang Exclusive area.
So, don’t despair if you are late for this freebie, just join our gang and get this as well as many other free downloads.
So, check it out, have fun creating, love and hug each other often – and life will be beautiful!
I know. It sounds a bit like bragging but, believe me, once you see them, you’ll most probably think the same. And here is why.
These are the brushes I announced week ago. It took almost a month to complete them! And here is a short description of the work involved to get them done:
- These were first drawn by hand on Wacom tablet.
- These images were then manually traced and re-drawn in in Adobe Illustrator (there is no such tracing software that can replace good old manual work)
- Then were they converted to HiRes (2400px) Photoshop brushes
- To be presented to you
I receive many emails where you praise the quality of my brushes. Thank you. This quality, becomes especially obvious when you zoom in and check the shape edges. They’re fine, smooth edges. Thank you for your emails, these come as a reassurance that I am on the right course even if it takes so much time to produce them. And the procedure above explains how much work is involved. Especially all of you who use vector programs like Adobe Illustrator, you can understand how much work and effort does it take to make such a complex shape, not to mention 16 of them. But still, converting them to vectors and then exporting them is the only way to get real high quality brushes.
And why is this high resolution so important? It is too important when you need to use them on large images, on images that will be printed, or even on small images with a big brush shape or images that will contain just a part of the brush shape. Generally, it is too important when you want your work to look decent.
OK. I guess, by now, it’s quite clear that I am proud of this new set. I am proud and I am happy that I finally finished them. So, here they are. Full shapes (16) and elements (104) that you can use to create your own shapes.
As usual, there is one lite edition which is freeeee!!!
[ DOWNLOAD Finest Floral Swirls Photoshop Brushes Lite Edition (13) ] sorry, 5 days subscription free download offer expired. Download is now available after joining GBG. Please read about our free download policy and join our GBG for more free downloads. Thanks!
And here is the real deal – PREMIUM Edition, set of 120 Fine Floral Swirls. 16 full floral shapes and 104 shape elements so that you can combine them and make your own floral swirls.
And believe me this set will blow your socks off!!! 120 of highest quality of finest Floral Swirls shapes, for, can you imagine – just $9.00! Of course, commercial license is included so you can use them, hassle free, in your commercial projects!
Have fun creating!
This Photoshop brushes set is compatible with Photoshop 7.0, CS, CS2, CS3, CS4 and new versions.
Gang! Before I present you with my new Photoshop brushes, I just have to share this with you:
Here I am, getting ready to finish my work but just can’t keep my eyes of Poofitzah. The level if interest she shows in most trivial things is amazing. I mean, how much fun can one have with a plastic bottle cap? Or a piece of crumpled tinfoil?
Believe me, this little creature is totally amazed by it! She probably believes that plastic bottle caps are the biggest human invention since, like, ever!
The level of excitement she displays after kicking it, the passion involved in chasing it, eyes wide open after the jump and a quick catch! Sometimes I wish I could share her amazement, astonishment and interest in just about anything one can lay their eyes or hands or paws on.
I just love that innocent little creature.
However, in between keeping my eyes on Poofitzah, I managed to prepare a brand new Photoshop brushes set. This time, the theme is – Floral Ornaments so I called it Floral Ornaments – Art Nouveau. It took me a while to finish it, but, as always, that’s why they are of the highest quality… by the way, here is a short excerpt from one of the emails I receive about my brushes. Thank you guys!
“…Unfortunately, I’ve been burned before when buying brushes–I bought a huge set of brushes that were supposed to be “high-quality, high-resolution” brushes only to find that they were so small they were wothless as a design tool. Not only that, but there were so many stray pixels they couldn’t even be used in small projects without being cleaned up first, which is a tedious process in intricate brushes.
I’ve downloaded your brush set and checked them out in Photoshop. Even at the maximum size of 2500 pixels they are gorgeous–no stray pixels, no jagged edges! I will be back for more…”
These messages mean a lot to me. They represent a proof that I am doing the right thing taking it easy and working slowly in order to keep the standards high. I make all of them in high resolution so you can freely re size them without any fear that they’ll get distorted. I make sure that the brushes I make are helpful. They’re here to help you out with your Photoshop projects, so you can finish them faster while keeping the quality standards of your work – high.
So, as usual, here is a free sample, for you just to get a taste of it.
DOWNLOAD LITE PHOTOSHOP BRUSHES SET – Floral Ornaments Art Nouveau, 4+4 *5 DAYS subscription free!* Now available after join our GBG]
And here is the Ultimate Set PRO with 30+30 brushes included in two sizes. This Ultimate Set is a big Photoshop brushes Floral Ornaments Art Nouveau package that will make your life much easier by helping you out with your commercial or non commercial Photoshop projects.
Get it now for $9.00!
Let’s not forget, if you purchase my 800+ Photoshop brushess MEGA package you will get Floral Ornaments Art Nouveau for free! (Time limited offer!)
So, get the Ultimate 800+ Photoshop brushes MEGA Package here and I will send you Floral Ornaments Art Nouveau for free! – Offer is time-limited!
Update, 30th of November 2008.
—->> The time limited offer expired.
The movie trailer narrator deep voice: “Once upon a time. In a place. There were backgrounds. Scaaarrry backgrounds. There were 5 of them. One would be afraid just looking at them. Parents would hide their children in front of them. But those were righteous backgrounds and only bad people had reason to be afraid. And those backgrounds were downloaded time and again … and people were asking for more and more backgrounds. And then, one day, Silvia made another set. 5 brand new backgrounds … and here they are”
Halloween Backgrounds II – the final revenge of the righteous ones
On your favorite blog, scarier than ever:
And, as always, here is a freebie!
(subscription free download available for next 5 days!) – download is now available after joining GBG
So, love them, enjoy them and don’t be afraid – of anything! Just make sure you’re ready – for the Halloween!