Author: Brant Wilson

I'm the editor-in-chief of Bittbox.com. I'm a designer and developer by day, and a writer and musician when the feeling strikes. I enjoy vintage advertisements and puzzles with an absurd amount of pieces. Follow me on Twitter.
Free Hi-Res Watercolor Photoshop Brushes Set II
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Free Hi-Res Watercolor Photoshop Brushes Set II

My first set of Photoshop brushes (high-res watercolor) was pretty popular, so I thought I would feed you all some more. (examples and download instructions below) I’m beginning to make a lot of brushes for myself because I can’t always find exactly what I want online. Of course, I would never do that without sharing…

Illustrator Quick Tip: How to Make Custom Swooshes, Swirls, and Curls

Illustrator Quick Tip: How to Make Custom Swooshes, Swirls, and Curls

Over the years, we’ve gotten a lot of responses to this post about how I made the intricate designs in those headers. Swirls, and swooshes, or whatever you want to call them, are pretty hard to come by as a freebie (except here on BittBox), and they are even rarer in vector format. Part of the…

The Benefits of Animated UI/UX GIFs Created with After Effects
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The Benefits of Animated UI/UX GIFs Created with After Effects

I’ve seen this trend becoming much more popular amongst mobile and web designers. Adobe After Effects is a powerful software suite typically used for adding effects into videos. But it can also create animations for user interfaces in smartphone apps, tablets, and website layouts. It takes a lot of practice but After Effects is quite…

Tips to Organize Your Life When You’re Self-Employed

Tips to Organize Your Life When You’re Self-Employed

What are the best tips to organize your day when you’re self-employed? From pursuing passion projects to creating your own schedule, being an entrepreneur offers numerous freedoms. Those same freedoms, however, can also create challenges for a busy professional. So, just what are the best tips to organize your chaotic day? Since employees, tasks, and…

Free Illustrator Brushes: Ink/Watercolor
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Free Illustrator Brushes: Ink/Watercolor

I’ve got another set of Illustrator brushes for everyone. These inky watercolor brushes are a great addition to your repertoire. Download them and let us know how you use them in your projects! These watercolor brushes have a thick mainstream drawing and you can deduce a lot from these simple drawings. These are neat and…

Free Illustrator Brushes and Vectors: Foliage
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Free Illustrator Brushes and Vectors: Foliage

It is that time again. Illustrator Brushes! The possibilities are endless with this set because I also included the simpler brushes that the more complex ones are comprised of. I also included AI, SVG, and EPS, for anyone who doesn’t use Illustrator. Don’t forget to play with your stroke size to get your most desired…