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Snowflakes 2011 Edition - NEW FREEBIE

on December 22, 2011

This new FREEBIE is perfect for your snowy winter holiday designs. This set of 6 high rez Photoshop brushes + matching PNGs will quickly bring the season's chill to your Photoshop designs. Three snowflake designs in two styles: smooth and rubber stamp are included. This set up snowflakes is high resolution too! Brushes compatible with Photoshop 7 to CS5, PS Elements 2 and newer, GIMP 2.2.6+

If you are looking for more winder and holiday Photoshop brushes and layered templates make sure and check out all the PhotoshopIsland.com products and freebies.

Download here.

Holiday Greetings Product Update

on December 20, 2011

I just updated the holiday greeting Photoshop brushes set. Now the set includes 100 brushes and matching PNG files. You can quickly and easily add styled holiday greetings to your images and designs with this 50 Holiday Greetings in 2 stules (50 designs x 2 styles = 100 brushes). NOW includes word cloud holiday words that works great for holiday design backgrounds. Includes 2 styles of each design for a total of 100 high resolution brushes. The 2 styles included are smooth and rubber stamp. This set contains a wide range of holiday greetings from formal to fun. With 50 options of saying and styles most of your Christmas holiday greeting needs will be covered.

December 2011 CD Case Calendar Template FREEBIE

on November 30, 2011

Christmas music, the holiday food and the color lights everywhere. It's Christmas time and new freebie time! Get in the spirit of the season with this free string of lights December 2011 calendar layered Photoshop template. This is a layered PSD and TIF plus there's an easy to follow tutorial! Includes a Photoshop template and a simplified .TIF version. Keep the PhotoshopIsland calendar design as is or add your image/design. Need a different month calendar or style? Check out these monthly calendar brushes. The easy to follow recycled cd case monthly calendar video tutorial shows how to make the calendar design in Photoshop. The tutorial also shows how to removed recycled CD case inserts, flip the case lid and insert your new calendar.

Pumpkin & Scary Skull Pumpkin Royalty Free FREEBIE

on October 15, 2011

Just in time for the Halloween and Fall Holidays…Pumpkin (download here) & Scary Skull Pumpkin (download here) Royalty Free FREEBIES. There's a friendly fall pumpkin and a scary skull face pumpkin. Both are high resolution. The images has been processed to give them a vintage yet high energy firery look. Download includes PSD, TIF and JPG files to give you the most flexibility. It's high resolution 3000 x 3000 pixels. Shot on a Canon 5D Mark II.

October 2011 CD Case Calendar Template FREEBIE

on September 29, 2011

The Great Pumpkin arrives soon! Check out this October 2011 calendar layered Photoshop template. I know it’s not a good idea to get to enamored with your own work but I think this is my favorite monthly calendar I’ve created this year. It might just be the season. It might be that I know in the next 30 days there will be lots of candy around. I’m not sure. I do know the thought of October puts me in a good mood. 

I gave the just released Retrographer Photoshop filter by Mister Retro. a test on this image. I liked the results. There’s lots of interesting options that are going to have me sucked in and playing for hours.
 
This is a layered PSD and TIF plus there's an easy to follow tutorial! It's a simple Photoshop template, keep the PhotoshopIsland calendar design or add your image/design. Need a different month calendar or style? Check out these monthly calendar brushes. The easy to follow recycled cd case monthly calendar video tutorial shows how to make the calendar design in Photoshop. The tutorial also shows how to removed recycled CD case inserts, flip the case lid and insert your new calendar.
 

September 2011 CD Case Calendar Template FREEBIE

on September 01, 2011

Time to fly! This September 2011 mini calendar features a North American P-51 Mustang I shot at an air show recently. There were actually 2 of these planes at the show. These old birds are fun to look at. I really worked the image over adding the end of day sunset look using Magic Bullet PhotoLooks and Knoll Light Factory.
 
I trust you will have fun playing with this template! This is a layered PSD and TIF plus there's an easy to follow tutorial! It's a simple Photoshop template, keep the PhotoshopIsland calendar design or add your image/design. Need a different month calendar or style? Check out these monthly calendar brushes. The easy to follow recycled cd case monthly calendar video tutorial shows how to make the calendar design in Photoshop. The tutorial also shows how to removed recycled CD case inserts, flip the case lid and insert your new calendar.

FREE Real Fire Layered Photoshop File

on August 15, 2011

New on fire freebie! You can always use some fire to heat up a design. And better yet some real fire, not the fake generated stuff. I was excited when my friend and aspiring photographer Lynn White sent me some images she shot of a bon fire. She knows I like this sort of stuff and said I was welcome to do whatever I wanted with the images. So thanks to Lynn we all have a real fire layered image to make our work HOT!

This is a layered Photoshop .PSD and .TIF. The fire element has been masked so you can layer and mix into your own design. You can access the layer and change it up or use as is your one design. Compatible with recent versions of Photoshop and Photoshop Elements as well and any application that can open a layered .TIF. Get it here!

2012 Annual Calendar Tips & Tricks Video Tutorial

on August 07, 2011

I just posted a new basic tips and tricks tutorial for the new 2012 annual calendar Photoshop brushes. The tutorial shows how to get the calendar brushes to appear in your Photoshop brush fly-out menu, how to make your calendars appear bolder/stronger and how to isolate elements in your calendar and change their color. I really enjoy making and sharing these calendars as well as tips and ideas how to use.

The 2012 Annual Canendar Brushes, EPS and PNGs include:

The 50 High Resolution 2012 Annual Calendar Photoshop Brushes can be used for personal and commerical use. Read our License Agreement for details.

New Freebie: Kaleidoscope Photoshop Brushes Vol 2

on August 05, 2011

The volume 2 set of brushes is a perfect compliment to the Kaleidoscope Photoshop Brushes Vol 1 set. This set of free Photoshop brushes is also 5 Kaleidoscope designs X 4 styles = 20 brushes high resolution Kaleidoscope Photoshop brushes. The Brushes come in four styles: smooth, rubber stamp, grunge and rubber stamp plus grunge.

Give this second set of 20 Kaleidoscope Photoshop brushes a try. Compatible with Photoshop 7, CS, CS2, CS3, CS4, CS5, Photoshop Elements 2 and newer, GIMP 2.2.6+.

Give these 20 Kaleidoscope Photoshop brushes a try. 8 MB - high rez. Compatible with Photoshop 7, CS, CS2, CS3, CS4, CS5, Photoshop Elements 2 and newer, GIMP 2.2.6+. GET THEM NOW!

New: Fifty 2012 Annual Calendar Brushes, EPS & PNG Files

on August 04, 2011

I am excited to announce the launch of 2012 annual calendar brushes and matching EPS & PNG files! This year there are five more calendar options and for the first time matching PNG files are included. With a simple click of your Photoshop brush tool you can make a great product or gift for your photography customers. These brushes, EPS and PNG files provide a fast way for designers and hobbists to add a 2012 calendar to a design or photo. Scrapbookers can dress-up pages with calendars and note special dates.

Includes:

  • 50 2012 Photoshop brushes using a variety of fonts and layouts.
  • Matching EPS files allow you to create calendars larger than 2500 pixel, import into Indesign or edit in Adobe Illustrator
  • Includes matching PNG files so you can use in your application of choice.

All 50 High Resolution 2012 Annual Calendar Photoshop Brushes can be used for personal and commerical use. Read our License Agreement for details.

Ideas for use include:

  • Photographers can create calendars using clients images and offer as a product or bonus give away
  • Add a 2012 calendar to a print project by simply placing one of the EPS files in your Adobe Indesign, Adobe Illustrator or Quark Xpress document
  • Highlight a season, month or day in your latest scrapbook page
  • Easy add a calendar to a family portrait for an attractive and useful holiday gift

August 2011 CD Case Calendar Template FREEBIE

on August 01, 2011

It is hot. Really hot! And it's time for the August 2011 calendar template.  The hot August sun is delivering a cracked earth look and feel everywhere I turn. What better way to deliver that feeling that a cracked earth August 2011 calendat! This is a layered PSD and TIF plus there's an easy to follow tutorial! It's a simple Photoshop template, keep the PhotoshopIsland calendar design or add your image/design. Need a different month calendar or style? Check out these monthly calendar brushes. The easy to follow recycled cd case monthly calendar video tutorial shows how to make the calendar design in Photoshop. The tutorial also shows how to removed recycled CD case inserts, flip the case lid and insert your new calendar.

New Product: 104 Flourish Corner Photoshop Brushes

on July 27, 2011

I'm excited to make available this 104 Flourish Corner Photoshop Brushes that's been a personal challenge for over a year. These 104 brushes are the easy and quick way to add flourish elements to your photos, design and scrapbook pages. There are 26 designs with 4 styles of each design for a total of 104 high resolution brushes. The 4 styles included are smooth, grunge, rubber stamp & grunge + rubber stamp. With 26 unique corner designs and 4 styles you'll have an endless number of ways to enhance your creativity. Extra bonus: Includes 104 matching PNG files!

  • Brushes come in 4 .abr files (smooth/clean, grunge, rubber stamp and grunge + rubber stamp) to make it easy to find the style you need.
  • Brushes are high resolution (approximately 2,500 x 2500 pixels per inch)
  • Includes 104 matching PNG files so you can expand how you use.
  • Ready to be used for personal and commercial use. Read our License Agreement for details.
  • Brushes compatible with Photoshop 7, CS, CS2, CS3, CS4, CS5, Photoshop Elements 2 and newer, GIMP 2.2.6+
  • We help you by providing easy video tutorials so you can be up to speed quickly
  • Brush set delivered in a single .zip download
  • Brushes must be installed before they are available to use in your graphic design software

20 FREE Kaleidoscope High Rez Photoshop Brushes Vol 1

on July 22, 2011

This set of brushes is a teaser and result of my work on soon to be released flourish Photoshop brushes products. If you are interested in the quality and style of these soon to be released brushes please give this freebie a try.

This set of free Photoshop brushes is 5 Kaleidoscope designs X 4 styles = 20 brushes high resolution Kaleidoscope Photoshop brushes. (Note this is volume #1, # 2 will be available soon). The Brushes come in four styles: smooth, rubber stamp, grunge and rubber stamp plus grunge.

Give these 20 Kaleidoscope Photoshop brushes a try. 8 MB - high rez. Compatible with Photoshop 7, CS, CS2, CS3, CS4, CS5, Photoshop Elements 2 and newer, GIMP 2.2.6+. GET THEM NOW!

Free Jewel Tone Layered Bursts

on July 06, 2011

Many of the freebies I make available through Photoshop are graphics I was called upon to create for clients. This new burst freebie is a perfect example. Clients love a good burst! If you need a burst to call attention to something this is a perfect piece of eye candy for your design. All the layers and styles are here ready for you to customize. NOTE: Tested with Photoshop Elements 9.

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