Torn Metal Photoshop styles

Just created these.  I was tired of trying to find torn or ripped metal photoshop layer styles or even just torn/ripped metal.  I made the texture of the ripped metal in ZBrush and then created a tiling texture out of the file.  The effects that I was able to come up with are really quite extraordinary.  I highly suggest playing with the colors and overlay modes within the styles to get other looks.

Since creating these eons ago - I found out that somehow the link on this page was erased? IDK - blogger snafu. In any case, I've decided that these are worth at LEAST $1.00. If you want them buy be some gum.


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Free Greeble Photoshop styles you want, mmm?

These just about killed me.  Seriously.  I had to go through a lot of discovery processes before finding something that actually looked correct in Photoshop and as a style.  I will tell you that there aren't nearly enough tech shapes out there - at least rectangular or square.  Plenty of circles tho.  I did find a process in ZBrush that let me create the greeble texture.  But that was at 1AM this morning and after discovering it I found that my eyes would not stay open so I had to continue that this morning.

Anyway - I hope you ca get some use outta these.  Obviously they look best against a dark background (like space - go figure) but use as you see fit. 

Same stipulation as always - use for personal or commercial projects (t-shirts, bags, totes, a poster, you sig or website) but you are NOT allowed to redistribute in any way shape or form.

Download Greeble Styles here: 

Free Gold Photoshop Styles

I have to admit - this is cheezy.  I was watching GoldRush on Discovery and thought that the nuggets were especially pretty.  I was inspired to make a "Gold" style for Photoshop.  After messing around in ZBrush for the texture and then in photoshop - I came up with three styles.  Great for text, shapes etc.  Whatever gold stuff you wanna use it for.

Of course - same license applies, use them for personal and commercial projects.  Not for redistrubution - just link your friends here.  I'm certainly not going to quit this anytime soon.  I'm having way too much fun.

Click here to download the file:

Also check out the Medieval Armor Photoshop Style set; if you Tweet about them you can receive a free set!

Follow this link to find out more: Suztv Photoshop Medieval Armor Layer Styles

Free Ice Photos

Not that I'm trying to detract from my own posts but I wanted to share some resources (i.e. images) of ice that I've found on my favorite two free stock sites. 

Now free doesn't mean you can redistribute as-is, it means you can use in your designs, creations etc.  However some of the images may have further restrictions - so please respect the photographer and ask if they require that stipulation.

Icicles - Lots of them, from all sorts of angles and in all sorts of weather.  I've chosen three to show here but peruse around, there are so many more.

by revelator

Click here to download: Icicles by revelator

by Lazy_lobster

 Click here to download: Icicles by Lazy lobster


 Click here to download: Icicles by wendeehawn

Frost - This icey feature seems to be everywhere and in every form possible.  Below are three pics that I think you can get the most mileage out of but don't stop there.  Please look around, it's nipping at your heels and nose.  Can't you feel it?

Ice 3 Uploaded by brokenarts

 Click here to download:  Ice 3

Winter wonderland by stadje

Click here to download: Winter Wonderland

Frost by Irish_Eyes

Click here to download: Frost

Snow - Snow mounds, globs, flakes you name it - and it exists.  Below I've listed two different images that I thought were really cool.

Snow Texture by penywise

Click here to download: Snow Texture

Winter 08 Uploaded by scataudo

Click here to download: Winter 08

Ice - In all it's forms ice is a cross between magical and somewhat scary force of nature.  Below are several images that should freeze you in your tracks. Lol.

Ice Crystals 1 by bjearwicke

Click here to download: Ice Crystals
Ice by Kconners

Close up of Ice Feathers by Horde

Icewall by kconners

Click here to download: Ice

Click here to download:  Ice Feathers

Click here to download: Icewall

Ice Styles - FREEBIE!!!

Two ice styles for peeps to download and use with Photoshop. They are translucent and look very cold.  For all your winterscapes - have fun and enjoy!

You can use for personal and commercial projects, but do not redistribute without permission. Thanks!

If you liked the Ice Styles - you should check out the Arctic Gale Photoshop Brush set! 

Over 64 different DYNAMIC Brushes included in the set. Create Clouds, Frost, Snowflakes, Snow and more!


I published some Icicle stock on Turbosquid recently.  Something I've been working on and really never had a place for it.  At first I was going to publish a UI kit that included these (I still might do so), but got a tepid response from forums that I go to.

But the icicles seem like they are what people want more than anything.

Right now you can purchase the icicle 3D files for 3DS Max on here for $15: Buy Now

or the image pack for $10: Buy Now

FurBrushes Video example

I created a quick example video showing how easy it is to create anything fuzzy, furry or otherwise.  This is a real quick video (only 15min) showing actual time involved in making a Santa Hat.

If you think you can use the brush - please download the sample pack here: FurBrushSamplePack

Purchase the full set here for $5:   Buy Now

Suztv - Best Of the Web

Okay peeps.  I' am going to attempt to give you a weekly "Best of the Web".

This is my interpretation of links, items and other stuff I get during the week.  It will be a mish-mash of digital painting, motion design, 3D, design and other stuff not generally talked about in one blog post.  I'll try to limit the findings to 10 but who knows how long that will last.  Please take a look, peruse and have your brain go ape-shit like mine because I don't limit the amount of stuff that goes in.  It's a little odd at times, you begin to see correlations from one genre to another.

Anyway below is my top ten from the past week or so.  Enjoy!

 Design Juices • by TaraHornor
30 Fantastic Fantasy Illustrative Digital Art Forest Scenes
Brilliant illustrators know how to capture the magic of imagination or an exaggeration of reality to really appeal to the creativity in us all, landscapes of woods and forests allow lots of room for an artistic touch.

Design Shack
10 Ways Photoshop Actions Can Improve Your Workflow
7 Photoshop actions are an extremely easy way to automate all of the mundane daily tasks that have made their way into your design workflow. Whether you’re in web or print design, odds are there are a few repetitive...

Best Design Options
 Having smooth and flawless skin has become an obsession for many people. With modern medical technologies and procedures, this has become easier to achieve. However, you could still get smooth and flawless skin without undergoing some expensive medical procedures--using Photoshop. This time around, we pool together the best skin texture Photoshop brushes that you can use for skin retouching.

Photoshop, Illustrator, Web Graphics Tutorials |
HDR Panorama Planet
PreviewThe “Polar Panorama Effect” takes a panoramic (or landscape) photo and uses the Polar Coordinates filter of Photoshop CS or The Gimp to create a circular image that seems to wrap the panorama around a planet. Click here to see the rest of the tutorial! 

Design Shack
Mastering User Attention With Feng-Gui
4 Today we’re going to discuss the importance of intentionally directing user attention to the portions of the page merit it most. We’ll discuss how people are prone to read a page and how we can bend that tendency to our own will. We’ll also take a look at an awesome product that will enable you to get ...

3d video tutorials • by admin
 Zbrush Tutorial – Planar Line Techniques
yo thought I’d do a tut on this method of doing tension lines/ligaments and doing compression folds. Incoming search this monthzbrush planar (1)

 - PSDDUDE tutorials and resources
Over 50 Sand Textures Free Download
3 Textures and patterns are great resources for Photoshop and I like to use them a lot in my designs. That is why I constantly search for new and interesting textures. This collection gathers some of the most beautiful sand textures available for free on the internet.

BittBox • by Dustin Schmieding
 Free Texture Tuesday: Fur and Feathers
3 These 5 hi-res fur and feather textures come from scanning the materials used for creating fly fishing lures. Scanning these at high resolution really brings out some unique detail and surface quality that can’t be seen otherwise.

greyscalegorilla/blog • by The Gorilla
How To Model, Texture, and Light A Gumball Machine
3 In this tutorial I show you how to model, texture and light a simple gum-ball machine using primitive shapes and deformers. I also set up a dynamics system to fill the machine with gum balls and light the machine using HDRI and the Sky Sampler.

 Facebook Templates for Your Inspiration
You will find here useful and different because of their styles and purposes 15 Premium Facebook Templates that will be of a great help for your web site creation, being able to offer you ready images and creative godsends. (View This Tutorial)

Folds and Wrinkles Photoshop Brush set

Yeah - you know and I know that creating fabric folds and wrinkles for any project can be the most time-consuming task.  Whether it be for a concept design, in-game character outfit (Second Life, WOW, ZWINKY) or for a design that includes fabric this task sometimes can eat away at the valuable hours of your day.

Well no more of that.  I've created a very unique set of brushes that should, at the very least, ease your pain.  Folds and Wrinkles is a set of brushes that will enable you to create lovely draped fabric, wrinkled vests and subdutaneous folds of flesh on whatever your working on.  These are NOT image stamp brushes - they are dynamic and meant to be used with a pressure sensitive tablet.

Here is a sample of the brushes if you are a little gun-shy about purchasing - the sample includes 2 of the brushes: SAMPLE BRUSHES HERE

You can purchase the entire set of 27 brushes by clicking on the link below:

Folds and Wrinkles Photoshop Brushes:  Buy Now

Quick example video:

Here are the example images for the brush set - most of the brushes are dynamic but I have includes some photo-stamp brushes for use in your designs as well.  Please feel free to use them on personal AND commercial projects.  However - you may not redistribute them without express written permission.

If you liked these brushes - check out some of my other brushes here:

I'm so excited! (Firebrushes for Photoshop)

The other day while perusing the internet (something I do frequently - go figure), I decided to take a look at how my brushes on Brusheezy were doing.  I was impressed and somewhat satisfied with most of the numbers (3k, 5k, 10k) until I looked at the total downloads of my firebrush set.

Wow!  Holy cow, just WOW!  Over 90k!!!  That was just flat out cool as hell to me.

Originally I had created the set because I noticed that although there were "fire" brushes - none of them were dynamic and pretty much were useless to those of us trying to "paint" a scene and I wanted to sell them and possibly make a few dollars here and there (the asking price was $3.00).  However that plan changed when I found out that someone had ripped the brushes and were offering them for free on a virus/trojan laden site.  Soooo - I decided that I would offer the set for free.  Not just because the brushes were ripped, I wanted to circumvent anyone from downloading them and then getting their system infected by a virus and then associating my work with that problem.  Also it was the right thing to do.

I would absolutely love it if those brushes were downloaded over 100k - possibly by next year?  That would be awesomesauce!  So peeps if you know an artist that works in Photoshop or if you are an artist and have friends in the industry - please pass along this link.

Suztv Firebrushes for Photoshop

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