Free High-Res Photoshop Brushes: Grungy Wings

by Jay Hilgert
on April 8, 2008

Believe it or not, but I made these with a sketch pad, a can of spray paint, and a kitchen sponge. It was actually quite fun. I was inspired by a t-shirt I bought recently and decided to churn out a new brush set. The preview doesn’t do them justice because they are so darn wide, but you might notice from the screenshot that there are 5 ‘pairs’ of wings, making the brush total 10. As usual, the brushes are ginormous (2500px). I hope you can put them to good use ;) If you’d like to share your designs, you can always upload them to the BittBox User Showcase Group @ Flickr.


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Search Flickr Faster with Compfight

by Jay Hilgert
on April 7, 2008

I don’t know about you, but I’m a huge fan of Flickr. I’m no photographer but with the immense number of images on the site, you can spend hours browsing for inspiration. Compfight is a service that allows you to quickly search Flickr and browse hundreds of results instantaneously. There’s also an option to search only the Creative Commons images, saving you a couple clicks compared to Flickr’s own “Advanced Search.” One other thing that makes Compfight useful is the fact that when you roll over each thumbnail, it tells you the pixel dimensions of the ‘original’ size image.

Search Flickr Faster with Compfight
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BB Petie Boy

by Jay Hilgert
on April 3, 2008

I’m proud to release my very first original free font here on BittBox, BB Petie Boy. (Named after a horse I had when I was younger) There are four weights, one of which is a barely legible grunge style. The ‘Destroyed’ weight is the only one without punctuation. Light, Medium, and Heavy all have the necessary characters for typing. Now, before you ask, yes these are free fonts. You can use them in anything you want, even if you sell your design, you just can’t redistribute these fonts, or host them on a server. Anyway, it’s my first font ever. I still have a lot to earn, but I hope you can give some feedback on how to make the next one better. If you have any problems installing, please let me know, but the fonts should work in both Windows and OS X. (not sure about Linux) Previews after the jump.


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