free texture of the week

Texture of the Week 4/18/11

We went to special effort for this week’s texture. We exposed metal to air and water over a long period of time to produce an iron oxide (rust) texture for your viewing pleasure. Ok, so maybe this particular rust wasn’t initially created just for a design texture…it might have just happened. In any case, something […]

free online color resources

5 Best Free Online Color Utilities

Have you ever needed to generate a color palette for a project? Wanted to know what the HTML color code was for a color in your image? Wondered if you actually matched those colors correctly? If you are ready to show your true colors, then here are a few sites that can help you plan […]

free cracked texture

Texture of the Week 4/11/11

This cracked mud texture is an easy way to add age or a broken affect to your image. With a little creativity, some levels adjustments, and inverting the image you can come up with some cool lightening effects as well. But that’s pretty far out and creative…you probably shouldn’t try that at home.

Texture of the Week 3/22/11

A fiber texture sampled from an industrial carpet. You can use it to texture images or create the illusion of woven fabric in your art. A very useful little file that can also mimic some of the qualities of watercolor and paint texture with a bit of gaussian blur and adjustment.

Texture of the Week 3/14/11

Ok so this might not qualify as strictly a texture, but I found it useful, so I decided to give it away. Below is an example of how you can use this image to create a rift or crack in a surface with an earthy rock-like texture.