light play photoshop

I just found this on one of my drives. This is taking one of the light play photographs and using layers in photoshop to make something interesting. I used this as a wallpaper.


light play layers photoshop

multiples layers of same image

old wallpapers

Putting this old wallpaper on here made me open the folder full of these old but still lovely wallpapers. These are all mostly made with photographs that I have taken or fractals I generated and multiple layers in photoshop.

The caption is the name of the wallpaper and also the foundation of what made it.


Bollywood - two fractals

bush gerl - photo relection

digital desert - photograph


skylight very funky - photograph reflected


mega energy bonus pack - fractal


my light energy - photograph and vector


eerie - photograph


portal tunnel - fractal


power within - two photographs


psy psy - two fractals


self portrait of duel personalities - unedited photograph


sun of an arvo - photograph


we spoilt it - unedited photograph with text


website wallpapers

From my Archive: 2007

When I was studying at university there was a to-do list that went on forever. Since I was studying computer-based art and design I have some useful skills up my sleeve and I spent heaps of time on my computer. It made sense to have a digital to-do list. I managed to “dig up” a few of these website wallpapers I made to combat the list:

website wallpaper links picture text

website wallpaper example

website wallpaper links picture text

website wallpaper example 2

These website wallpapers comprised of:

  • whatever image I was fascinated with for the week or I made my own to fascinate myself for the next week
  • links to programs most often used
  • links to exact files stored on my hard drive (saved so much time)
  • step by step to-do list for every class
  • whichever typeface fascinated me the most at the time (the two examples I found use Brushed)

I updated these every other day to cross out things and made a whole new one most weekends. Sometimes I started with a table for each day sometimes it was grouped into classes.

These website wall papers were a great way to continue developing my HTML website making skill set and by using Window’s active desktop setting I made something that was easier to navigate then my operating system.

new wall papers from photoshop brushes

1 July 2009

I finally installed many many free for non commercial use photoshop brushes that I have been downloading over time. All the following files were made from these brushes and were originally only made as wall papers and so are 1280 x 800 to accommodate my wide-screen resolution and they are 72 ppi as they are screen based art.

green and black layers of just brushes

green and black layers of just brushes

I am choosing to only sign and upload the best created in the 5 hours I spent after creating this blog. For this particular wall paper I was thinking of my friend Sharri who I would imagine would like this lots.  There is just so many layers of green and black one can’t help but be sucked into this piece.

no photos

no photos

This one uses Polaroid brushes that are intentionally left empty to show there are no photos. This is to appear as a worn out scrapbook with mud and crumpled paper. The labels says there is photos but there areclearly no photos.

"Blood" inspired by Dexter (TV Series)

"Blood" inspired by Dexter (TV Series)

Photoshop brushes once again. This is inspired by Dexter and also from Sweeny Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street movie. There is a visible hand and the blood drips from the top of the screen. The minimal colour palette of red on black makes the blood more impacting on the viewer. I remember making sure no brush was used no more than twice maximum for more realism.

expressionist painting (not pollock inspired)

expressionist painting (not pollock inspired)

Another painted with photoshop brushes but this time they are mimicking real paint brushes. I have used vivid primary painting colours for a change. This is not inspired by Jackson Pollock despite top right corner. This has been my current wall paper for a few weeks now.  It is very expressive.

"Moon on water" a photographically surreal image

"Moon on water" a photographically surreal image

This is a photograhically surreal image created using just photoshop brushes (again). This is almost believable as a real scene except the huge moon which adds to the surreal of the pretend photograph.


airbrushing photo with new skin texture brush

airbrushing photo with new skin texture brush

Airbrushing photo with new skin texture brush. The way that this brush works is great – it makes the skin still have slight texture even though the face is completely covered in this example and then some highlights and shadows were added using darker and lighter brushes.


Not every brush that I have downloaded includes a name to reference and less had urls written in read me files inside the downloadable zip file.  If your brush is used in any of these email me and I will reference you here.

“Obsidian Dawn” or

Ney Ricardo [] [] – official website – account at deviantArt

Galaxies by Sunira

Moon brushes and skin texture brushes Keepwaiting

Blood brushes by shad0ws

Label brushes by invisible snow

Trees by horhew

Wet Liquid Brush by boyingopaw

something for semi-permanent

21st June 2009



I wanted to make something for the second 2009 semi-permanent book. I really love the first book which I got when I went to semi-permanent in Brisbane on the 8th April this year. I just started digitally illustrating from the corner of a blank white A4 page and it slowly but surely became something. This wall paper (for my widescreen 1280 x 800) has been reflected in a few more places than the original. I have been editing it to revolve off a different center point to see how it looks.

grunge wallpaper

2nd May 2009 

grunge wallpaper

grunge wallpaper

This is a grunge wallpaper I made. This uses various grunge effects sourced from deviantart and typography. This was two hours well spent as it gains many compliments and visually represents the grunge style.

(HEX#990066 is my purple it will be seen on this blog lots)