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
This texture is courtesy of my 7 year old son who graciously supplied me with a hand draw crayon texture. This texture is quite useful for adding an artistic textured feel to your image
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
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.
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.
A decent tutorial on lighting techniques for Photoshop users
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.