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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
LAST BUT NOT LEAST
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 www.obsidiandawn.com
Ney Ricardo [www.neyricardo.com] [nrmb.deviantart.com]
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
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.
2nd May 2009
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)