Category Archives: Paper

Jan 12: 366-12 Paper

Oooh!  I am SO excited about today’s texture and tutorial – so very cool!  To start – here’s my free texture for you (and then on to the directions on how to do something similar yourself).  Here’s another Paper Texture to add to your growing collection:

 

Texture 366-12 Paper

I just LOVE how this turned out!  This is built upon the Paper Texture that was offered to you in my January 8 blog post.  On top of it I used a photo I had on file of a wonderful field of sunflowers that I came across while driving across North Dakota in 2010 (actually – the whole darned state seemed to be nothing but sunflower fields – miles and miles of them – amazing).  Jay Hilgert over at BittBox.com put up this tutorial … it’s so easy to follow and INCREDIBLY AWESOME to boot!  Take a look at it, located at http://www.bittbox.com/photoshop/photoshop-101-how-i-do-it-unique-texture-without-using-brushes .  I will caution you on one thing however … Jay mentions crawling the ‘Net for a cool-looking nebula photo.  PLEASE – if you do this, be sure that the image you lift is one that has given you permission to do that lifting!  Otherwise you are stealing and that is so incredibly NOT cool …   Back to today’s lesson, here is a cutie Dalmatian pup that I used to illustrate using this texturized image as a background.

Please do post links to how you made use of this tutorial – whether you use my new texture image or create your own.  We wanna see them!   Feedback is welcomed.  All textures are available for personal or commercial use. They are NOT allowed to be resold or to be claimed as your own.  Just click through for the larger size file, right-click that one and save the texture to your own computer.  My sample uses of the texture are not available for any use.

Now – if you’ve gone wild with a texture and just LOVE it … a small donation showing that love sure would be appreciated (but is not mandatory).   Just go to PayPal.com and send your donation to DogBreedz (at) yahoo.com.  Happy Texturing!
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Jan 8: 366-08 Old Paper

I have a wonderful old paper design that I worked up from scratch and used in an ad for a Dalmatian and his owner.  But what if you didn’t want to go to all that trouble for a similar effect?  Nick at The Digital Yard Sale has the perfect answer:  use his Old Paper Texture, pictured here:

Texture 366-08 Old Paper

Nick shows us in this YouTube video how he used this texture to distress his logo for an older “photo in the pocket” type of look.  I used most of his tutorial, with a couple of changes, for my final example.  I decided to use a photo I took of GCH Caran’s Days of Future Passed (call name Zion) that I took while he was in the ring at the 2011 Santa Ana Kennel Club All Breed Show.  His registered name reminds me of time passing – which for a photo makes me think of an older photo, distressed over time (his name also reminds me of The Moody Blues, but I didn’t find any inspiration from the corresponding album cover … ).  Here is the original photo and my final result.  Not sure if I’m happy with my choices in fonts, but this will do for an example of using the texture.

Feel free to also post links to projects where YOU have used this provided texture and tell us how you tweaked it to fit your needs.  Feedback is welcomed! All textures are available for personal or commercial use. They are NOT allowed to be resold or to be claimed as your own.  Just click through for the larger size file, right-click that one and save the texture to your own computer.  My sample uses of the texture are not available for any use.

Now – if you’ve gone wild with a texture and just LOVE it … a small donation showing that love sure would be appreciated (but is not mandatory).   Just go to PayPal.com and send your donation to DogBreedz (at) yahoo.com.  Happy Texturing!

 

 

 

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