Photoshop

Free High-Res Photoshop Brushes: Grungy Watercolor
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Free High-Res Photoshop Brushes: Grungy Watercolor

I’ve got another set of killer brushes for everyone. These are, as always, super large brushes. There are 10 in the set, and I also included a zip file with PNGs for non-Photoshop users. I’ll be releasing the actual textures themselves in another post soon. I made these from a combination of watercolor and india…

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…

Photoshop: How To Make An Awesome Grungy Paper Texture From Scratch

Photoshop: How To Make An Awesome Grungy Paper Texture From Scratch

Many of you might remember my Free High-Res Grungy Paper Textures I gave away a while back. I had a lot of requests for a tutorial on how I actually made those textures, so I here we are. Fire up good ‘ol Photoshop, have a scanner handy, and let’s dive in. Ready-made grungy paper textures…

How to Convert Photoshop Layer Effects into Separate Layers
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How to Convert Photoshop Layer Effects into Separate Layers

Most users of Photoshop should already know about layer effects. These are the extra little tidbits added onto layers via the small “fx” icon in the lower-left corner of the layers palette. Using these effects you can build a number of extra features like shadows, gradients, bevels, and a whole lot more. Converting different effects…

Photoshop 101: How to Create Unique Texture Without Using Brushes
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Photoshop 101: How to Create Unique Texture Without Using Brushes

We’ve given away lots of stuff here on BittBox, mainly textures and brushes. The truth is, many of the textures are manufactured using recycled images I already have hanging around on my hard drive. I want to share one of my favorite ways to quickly add a little extra to a rather uninteresting texture, without using…

The Difference Between Layer Masks & Clipping Masks in Photoshop
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The Difference Between Layer Masks & Clipping Masks in Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is one of the more complicated programs because it can be used for a wide array of purposes. But once you nail down the fundamental tools it becomes a lot easier to envision how you might create certain effects in future work. One of the confusing ideas that often trips new users is…