Free Rust Textures: 8 High-Res Stock Photo Textures

Photography, Photoshop 12 Comments »

rust texture stock photosThese rust textures photos were taken high in the mountains of Colorado. Old, rusted mining equipment yielded these cool textures, including rust from a pump engine fully exposed to the elements at 11,000 feet for nearly a hundred years!

I hope you find these free textures useful. They are about 3800 x 2500 pixels. Read the rest of this entry »

3 Free High Resolution Wood Textures – Rustic and Old

Photography, Photoshop 5 Comments »

high resolution wood texturesGot some high resolution old wood textures to share – taken high in the mountains of Colorado. The wood is old and faded with lots of gnarly details. One of the textures is rustic tree bark, one texture shows the wood’s layers close up. The third is the base of a tree stump cut over a hundred years ago. I also included some sort of fungus the I discovered growing on a tree in Tennessee.

The wood textures are about 3800 x 2500 pixels. They are high quality JPEGs – around 5MB each. Hope you find them useful. Read the rest of this entry »

Designing With Vintage/Antique Images + Layered PSD Files

Case Studies, Photography, Photoshop 11 Comments »

designing with vintage imagesI was experimenting with using vintage images for a cover design and got off on a few design tangents (I’m sure that’s never happened to you, right). Hours later I had some interesting looking pieces that never ended up in a design – but they were fun to put together. May as well share! Any and all parts of these files can be used in personal or commercial works.

I’m giving away 2 high-resolution, layered Photoshop files. I admit they are a bit strange… both have a girl from the early 1900s. She is walking a dog in the original creative commons, copyright-free image. However I wanted to twist it up a bit. Read the rest of this entry »

Fish Design Wallpaper Vectors- Free

Photoshop, Vector Art 17 Comments »

fish-design-pattern-vector-keepdesigning-promoFree Vector art- We’re back and we brought free vectors. We know you’ve all been starving from some great free vector art so here it is. We’ll be updating more frequently now that we’ve stocked up on some free design art elements. Today’s free vector is a set of fish designs wallpaper, a black version and a line art version. These wallpaper vectors can compliment any print design or web design you might be working on. These free illustrated wallpaper vectors are original, copyright free artworks that can be used on any commercial or personal project. This eps file is friendly to anyone using adobe illustrator 8 or higher- Enjoy.

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Ready Made Photoshop Butterfly Design Template- Free

Fonts, Photography, Photoshop 9 Comments »

butterfly-theme-photoshop-graphic-design-template-keepdesigning-promoDesigning is not always easy- that’s why today we’re giving away this free graphic design template, this photoshop design template has a butterfly theme border, with some slick fonts included. This is a pre-made design you can customize to your liking and do what you will. Its simple, just download the zip file containing the photoshop document, install the fonts, edit the text and photo layers, ding! your design is ready.

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Convert Photos into Stone- Photoshop Tutorial

Case Studies, Photography, Photoshop, Tutorials 17 Comments »


Photoshop special effects are amongst my favorite things to do with photographs.� I recently found a tutorial over at that shows you how to convert a regular portrait photo into a Michelangelo-esque statue using a few photoshop tricks.� You can see my two attempts at following this tutorial below. One statue looks more like stone, I then added a column and some lighting.� I made the other statue look more like marble for a sleeker surface texture, I then added some angel wings.

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