Archive for the ‘Scrapbooking’ Category

3 Magical Heart Brushes

Feb 12, 2009

I’ve compiled a list of 10 magical – and useful – photoshop brushes that I have made recently. Being dynamic brushes, they do some pretty amazing tricks – they twist and turn, change color and easily fill large areas of a canvas. Most importantly, they are attractive and perfect for Valentine’s Day cards and scrapbook layouts.

1. Floral Hearts

This brush simulates graceful vines, interspersed with hearts. The color dynamics are programmed to give the effect of light and shade, so when you paint over the same area, the brush strokes appear almost metallic. When painting on a background with a gradient, as in the example below, it makes the colors stand out in an almost 3D effect. I painted lightly over the pink heart area, and densely over the orange background with an orange foreground color.

2. Powder Puffs

This is a very soft paint brush, which gives a subtle, powdery effect. The brush stroke combines various different elements, and the elegant swirls bring out the related colors of the brush stroke to simulate a satin-like effect.

3. Pop Swirl

This brush gives a modern, clean effect of curly lines that rotate and change color. Great for large background areas or for coloring inside shapes, as in this example of a heart.

3 Magical Heart Brushes Price: $3

FREE Valentine’s Vector Icons

Feb 11, 2009

Today I had some fun in Illustrator, making up some cute Valentine’s Vector Icons. I ended up with some wacky expressions, so have a blast with these… and have y’all a super Loving and Romantic day on the 14th!

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Flower Petals Dynamic Brush Set

Nov 19, 2008

If you downloaded the free Flower Petals brushes and liked them, here’s an even more attractive brush set. Using those brushes, I tweaked and changed the various color, angle, opacity and size variations until I came up with a fabulous set of dynamic brushes.  Use these strings and scatterings of different flowers to decorate  your Christmas designs and papers. They work great as backgrounds or as frames for anything scrapbook-related, too.

Flower Petals Brush Set Freebie

Nov 19, 2008

Here’s a fresh set of flower petal brushes with a little twist. Some of the flowers are perfect flower shapes and some have been cut out by smaller flowers, which will make your Christmas cards and scrapbook layouts a funky feel.