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,
June is here and the time has come for our traditional monthly desktop wallpaper calendar.
This one comes with a free Photoshop brushes set
~~~~ Happy Doodles ~~~~
which I created and used to make this wallpaper calendar.
| DOWNLOAD Happy Doodles Photoshop brushes set (10) |
First I made some doodles sketches and then I thought to myself:
Why not create a wallpaper monthly calendar?! It’s beginning of the June already anyway!
So, here it is:
~ June 2010. Desktop Wallpaper Calendar ~
(made with Happy Doodles PS Brushes)
All in one go. I hope you will like it and enjoy it!
There are 5 different dimensions of June 2010 Desktop Wallpaper Calendar as follows:
- 1024×768 [DOWNLOAD June 2010 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper]
- 1280×960 [DOWNLOAD June 2010 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper]
- 1600×1200 [DOWNLOAD June 2010 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper]
- 1680×1050 [DOWNLOAD June 2010 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper]
- 1920×1200 [DOWNLOAD June 2010 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper]
And here are some Happy Doodles Photoshop Brushes!
Now, all you need to so is be happy when using them, stop by my Graphics-Illustrations.Com Shop or join me at GBG – because these brushes will here only for 5 days. After 5 days Happy Doodles Photoshop brushes will be transferred over to GBG Members Site at the eternal disposal to GBG Gold and Platinum Members. There they will join a whole bunch of other Photoshop brushes which are free for GBG Gold and Platinum Members.
You can get Dandelions Photoshop brushes if you become Gold or Platinum GBG Member – or you can get them for $3.50 (only) in Graphics-Illustrations.Com Shop!
Gang, a few days ago I introduced the brand new Photoshop brushes set – Corners (link) (Ideal for Summer Vacation related photo cards, digital scrapbooks or commercial designs).
As I promised, I these will be freely available for few more days and then they will be moved to Silver, Gold and Platinum GBG Members downloads repository.
For today, I prepared a little video presentation of these brushes, so if you are interested to see what they look like in action – there you go:
| Download Summer Vacation Corners, Digital Stamps – Photoshop Brushes |
Update: 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 … well, what can I say
Enjoy your weekend!
Once upon a time in a land far far away I was a part of the team which was illustrating and animating Canadian Cartoon “The Little Flying Bears”.
And the other day, I found that they listed me in the IMDB!
Wooooo … that’s kinda cool …
I bet that you, just like me, can’t wait for the summer vacation (yeee!). And I bet you’ll be taking loads of photos this summer again. OK. I’m not that much of a gambler, I know. Can’t lose that bet. Some things are just … tradition and we do it every year, again and again. And we still love it!
As I said, I know you’ll be (as always) taking loads of photos again and you’ll be wanting to make nice digital scrapbooks (photo cards, paper for scrapbooking, rubber stamps or other commercial designs) out of them.
If you are into design business you’ll be loaded with all kinds of summer themed design projects. Being it web, print, fabric design, advertising, banners design… you name it …
And if you are photographer, you’ll be wanting to decorate your photos for your clients.
And if you are Photoshop or graphic design enthusiast you’ll want to play, experiment and learn with new design elements, in this case digital stamps and to be more specific – Photoshop brushes.
So, that is why, today I came up with a brand new, fresh, still warm (had to put this in red, since it’s still warm, or should I say HOT), Photoshop brushes:
Summer Vacation Corners
And here’s what we have in the pack:
- 42 brushes in two sizes (so you won’t have to over-stretch them), they go up to 3000 pix @300 dpi (which means they are print ready)
- we’re talkin’ 6 corners, each of them segmented into 7 brushes – so you get 42 corner shapes combination
- commercial license is, as always, included (so you can make money with them – no questions asked)
| Download Summer Vacation Corners, Digital Stamps – Photoshop Brushes |
For the next five days, these brushes will remain available for download to all visitors of Graphics-Illustrations.Com.
After 5 days, Summer Vacation Corners – will be moved to the GBG Members Downloads repository.
There, they will remain at the permanent disposal to Gold and Platinum GBG Members where they will meet a happy crowd of:
- Numbers, Numbers – png files (FREE for Silver/Gold/Platinum GBG Members)
- Photoshop Brushes – Dandelions (9+9) (FREE for Silver/Gold/Platinum GBG Members) – $3.50 VALUE
- Photoshop Brushes – Foliage (56+56) (FREE for Silver/Gold/Platinum GBG Members)
- Photoshop Brushes – Happy Crabs (12+12) (FREE for Gold/Platinum GBG Members) – $3.50 VALUE
- Photoshop Brushes – Swirled Trees Lite (6) (FREE for Gold/Platinum GBG Members)
- Photoshop Brushes – Flowers (15+15) (FREE for Gold/Platinum GBG Members) – $3.50 VALUE
Of course, these just some of the benefits our Silver/Gold/Platinum GBG Members get and more info about GBG Membership is available right here ->
So, I hope you will like those. I’d love to see some of the work you’ve done with them and remember, always have fun creating, that way success is guaranteed!
Oops! I almost forgot! If you buy 800+ Photoshop brushes MEGA SET by the end of this month (31st of May 2010) Summer Vacation Corners in Vector format (.ai and .eps) is yours – for FREE! (Along with other bonuses – the greatest one being 50% discount on all Photoshop brushes from Graphics-Illustrations.Com shop).
And yes, they can be used in Photoshop Elements too. Here’s a little video on how to load Summer Vacation Corners brushes in Photoshop Elements 4.0
Maybe it was in a last moment, but still in April, new GBG eZine, April 2010 Edition is out bringing a whole bunch of new downloads!
If you are a GBG member I hope you are enjoying it! If you still did not receive it – don’t worry, it’s on it’s way.
Mother’s Day is almost here, so to honor our dearest mothers here is one more add-on: Mother’s Day Photoshop Brushes – Digital Stamps – in two sizes (up to 1000 and up to 2200 pixels)
And that’s not all! In addition I prepared a Mother’s Day Digital Scrapbooking Quick Page – 12″x12″ @300dpi – zipped PSD (Photoshop Layered file).
This is my mother – now you can see why I like cats and bikes that much :D, and of course why I like to travel – three photos are taken in Florence, Venice and Budapest. Photos are taken in late 60’es while she was between 16 and 20 years old.
In this Digital Scrapbooking Quick Page I used many brushes – some of them are free for ALL GBG members, while others are only $9.99 per pack. Silver GBG members get 10% OFF and Gold GBG members get 30% OFF that price!
Here are the ingredients for this Quick Page :):
- Photoshop Brushes – Borders (PREMIUM SET)
- Photoshop Brushes – Burnt Paper
- Photoshop Brushes – Crowned Hearts
- Photoshop Brushes – Dotted Arrows
- Photoshop Brushes – Dotted Circles
- Photoshop Brushes – Photo Corners (PREMIUM SET)
- Photoshop Brushes – Simple Brush Strokes
- Photoshop Brushes – Foliage – available only to Gold GBG members as free brushes.
- and of course latest Photoshop Brushes – Mother’s Day
| Download Mother’s Day Photoshop Brushes – Digital Stamps (7+7) |
| Download Mother’s Day Digital Scrapbooking Quick Page (PSD layered file) |
The future of these downloads:
The future of these downloads is bright. After 5 days they will move to GBG members download area. You can join GBG here
Ok. I hope you enjoyed the post and the downloads. Off to sleep now because I haven’t slept much tonight
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.