Archive for the ‘Brushes’ Category

Pretty Paper Freebie

Feb 16, 2009

I have just made this paper using two of my dynamic brushes (with a single stamp brush in the corner for decoration), and I’m so pleased with how it turned out that I’ve decided to give this paper away absolutely free! Click on the image to download. I’ve received so many amazing comments, and it would be great to see how you use this paper or the brushes in your own art. Please send me a link when you have something to show and share.

These are the brushes I used, which are very large and excellent quality. The pair is on sale for $1.50.

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

Time for Romance

Feb 12, 2009

This week’s theme for Illustration Friday is Time. My favorite time of the year is Valentine’s Day, so I made this painting using some of my latest flouncy brushes, with an element of grunge to bring it back down to earth.

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!

FREE transparent png Download Here

FREE Vector Graphics (Illustrator CS3)) Download Here