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. Advertisements

graphics for the ipad

A Short Guide for Formatting Graphics for iPad

NOTE: This post is a little out of date now. The iPad 3 screen is 2048×1536 resolution, for those wondering, and I will try to get some new info out eventually. iPad 2 has hit the market, OnSwipe has spiced up WordPress blogging, and designers everywhere are using this slick little mobile device to promote their […]

Slide Presentations Can Kill (Save Yourself!)

It’s happened before. Maybe you don’t believe me. Maybe you doubt the potency of a poorly designed slide, but I’ve seen it first hand, and trust me, you don’t want to be responsible for it. For instance, just the other day

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.

Legalize Calligraffiti!

Maybe you’ve seen graffiti, and maybe you’ve seen some really good graffiti, but if you haven’t discovered Calligraffiti, you just haven’t lived yet. As an artist, and someone who loves the way hip-hop culture has impacted art and street visuals, the marriage of graffiti and calligraphy, for me, is a match made in heaven.