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Talk Bubbles Freebie - Let's Talk!

on February 18, 2010

talk-bubbles-blog-preview.jpgMake your pictures talk with FREE talk bubble Photoshop Brushes. There are two options available. Pick up the 7 talk bubble basic set of Photoshop brushes with no obligation or questions. OR get all 21 Talk Bubble Photoshop Brushes by signing up to a FREE PhotoshopIsland.com membership. Eiåther way you’ll be making your pictures talk in no time.

If you like that font in the preview, that's one of our creations as well. You can pick up Designer Notes at daFont.com.

Iron Grunge Now Available At MyFonts.com

on February 16, 2010

myfonts-iron-grunge-post.jpgOur latest font release Iron Grunge is now available through MyFonts.com in addition to being able to pick it up right here at PhotoshopIsland.com. If you need the full font family I’d prefer you pick it up through our store. But there are reasons to buy from MyFonts.com.

  1. You can buy single fonts instead of the full family.
  2. You may already have a MyFonts.com account so it just easier to make all your font purchases there.
  3. You can play Iron Grunge before buying using MyFonts.com cool and useful test drive tool.

In any case, check out Iron Grunge and start messing up your designs with a scraped, shredded, torn, uneven, weary, worn, cracked, rusty, deteriorated, eroded, gritty, irregular, ripped, and rough look.

Free Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet From Smashing Magazine

on February 15, 2010

If you don’t know about Smashing Magazine, it’s a web magazine/blog that delivers useful and innovative information to Web designers and developers. Once in a while it also has cool stuff for people who use Photoshop. If you’re finding yourself hunting menus or searching for the right palette on a regular basis in Photoshop, it’s time to get a shortcuts cheat sheet. My experience had been that after I use the same shortcut several times over a 2 or 3 days period it sticks in my head and I don’t have to go back to the cheat sheet for that particular shortcut any more.

Smashing asks that I direct you to their article. Once you are there the shortcut cheat sheet is available as a PDG or JPG to download for free.

Grunge Distressed Mix

on February 12, 2010

Our recently released Iron Grunge Font Family compliments one of out very first products, 72 Distressed Paper Photoshop Brushes. Both products are all about being scraped, shredded, torn, uneven, weary, worn, cracked, rusty, deteriorated, eroded, gritty, irregular, ripped and rough...very very rough.

Check out the two video tutorials below to help get your creative juices started.

Rob Thomas: Someday Artwork Contest

on February 11, 2010

robthomas_cover_group.jpgWe here at PhotoshopIsland.com are big Rob Thomas fans so when this news hit our inbox we went right to work on a contest entry. (Just in case you don;t know, Rob Thomas is the lead singer from the popular band Matchbox Twenty )The contest is to celebrate the success of Rob’s hit single Someday. Check out some of our ideas below. Too bad it’s only one entry per person. Our entry has been submitted from the options below so check it out and give us a vote it you like.

All artists & creatives (experts and novices) can enter. The grand prize winner gets a print of their art signed by Rob Thomas himself!
For contest details head to site now for details http://artwork.robthomasmusic.com

Beautiful Life, Wonderful Life

on February 10, 2010

beautiful-life.jpgJust some quick praise to beautifullife.info. I discovered this site recently and continue to amaze at the high quality inspirational posts. It’s a design genius catchall that covers web design, art works, graphic design, industrial design, automotive design, fashion design, advertisement, urban design and interior design.

I’m not sure who the mastermind behind all this is but mgwebmaster.com claims design ownership. The who is NOT irrelevant, this site is all about the WHAT.The WHAT is amazing design! Make sure you take a little time and check it out.

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Iron Grunge Demo Photoshop Brush Set

on February 08, 2010

iron-grunge-brush-demo-preview.jpgApply a rusty iron grunge look to your designs with this 5 brush set demo of the Iron Grunge (download here) 40 Photoshop Brush set. This set contains a wide range of rusty iron grunge from light to heavy. Plus there are plenty of scrapes and scratches to keep it interesting.  Compatible with Photoshop 7, CS, CS2, CS3, CS4, Photoshop Elements 2 and newer, GIMP 2.2.6+

Learn more about the full the Iron Grunge 40 Photoshop Brush set here!

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Why The Iron Grunge Font Unique?

on February 08, 2010

The Iron Grunge Font Family was created for designers to give a flexible grunge font look quickly. The core of the Iron Grunge Font Family is its styles. Iron Grunge comes with three styles: Regular, One and Two. You can easily mix these three styles in your design for a varied grunge look. Check out the demonstration video below to learn how it works.

Layered Heart Background Freebie

on February 05, 2010

heart-background.jpgMore Valentine's Day goodies!We've made available the February 2010 calendar file. It's layered so you can play with it or use the our hear brushes to change it up. All the layers used are here to give you the maximum felxibility. Compatible with recent versions of Photoshop.

PhotoshopIsland.com membership required: You need be a member of PhotoshopIsland.com to access this FREE background. If you are not a member you can sign up here! In addition to access to FREE stuff members get a special discount code for all PhotoshopIsland.com products and receive special email offers and announcements.

Iron Grunge 40 Photoshop Brushes - Advanced Tutorial

on February 03, 2010

Jump in to an advanced tutorial and learn more about our Iron Grunge 40 Photoshop Brushes in this video tutorial. These grungy set of Photoshop textures are perfect for a powerful rough look. It's easy frame an image or grunge up a design.
What are the Iron Grunge 40 Photoshop details? Brushes compatible with Photoshop 7, CS, CS2, CS3, CS4, Photoshop Elements 2 and newer, GIMP 2.2.6+; Ready to be used for commercial use and personal use.

12 Heart Photoshop Brushes FREE For Members

on February 02, 2010

12-heart-Photoshop-brushes.jpgJust in time for your Valentine's Day designs! A new set of 12 high resolution Photoshop brushes in heart shapes. These will warm your heart and designs. This set of brushes contain plenty of variety and are high resolution to give you the maximum felxibility. Brushes compatible with Photoshop 7 to CS4, PS Elements 2 and newer, GIMP 2.2.6+\

You must be a member of PhotoshopIsland.com to access these FREE brushes. If you are not a member you can sign up here! In addition to access to FREE stuff members get a special discount code for all PhotoshopIsland.com products and receive special email offers and announcements.

February 2010 Hearts Desktop Calendar

on February 01, 2010

Feb-2010-calendar-blog.jpgIt the time of the year where red roses and Halmark cards surround us no matter of love life. If you're feeling in the mood, get out new February 2010 desktop calendar. It includes a highlighted reminder on February 14th, marking that special or not so special date. The calendar would replace your current desktop background.

If you have your own idea for a cool desktop calendar PhotoshopIsland makes the creation process a little easier with our 120 Monthly 2010 Calendar Brushes & EPS Files Vol. 2. These Photoshop brushes come in grunge, modern and vintage styles. You can place calendars in your designs quickly. With a simple click of your brush you can make a useful desktop calendar, product or gift.

To be informed when new freebies and products are available make sure to sign up to the PhotoshopIsland.com newsletter here.

Video Tutorial - Adding Iron Grunge To Your Images

on January 29, 2010

Learn more about our Iron Grunge 40 Photoshop Brushes in this short video. These rusty iron grunge textures are perfect for a strong rugged aged look. You can easy frame an image as shown in the video below.
Here’s a few more details: Brushes compatible with Photoshop 7, CS, CS2, CS3, CS4, Photoshop Elements 2 and newer, GIMP 2.2.6+; Ready to be used for personal and commercial use.

Learn More About The Iron Grunge Font Family

on January 28, 2010

Interested has be great for our new Iron Grunge Font Family. The heart of the Iron Grunge Font Family is styles. Iron Grunge comes with three styles: Regular, One and Two. You can simply mix these three fonts in your design for varied grunge look. Check out the short video below to learn more.

Photoshop Feeds Frenzy For New Apple Tablet

on January 27, 2010

I love stories about how Photoshop models how we see the world. When Photoshop crosses paths with a rumored new Apple product the influence and fun reaches a fever pitch just like it has with today’s new Apple tablet launch. The video below sums up the craziness in less than two minutes. The most interesting part to me is how close these Apple fan creation come to the real thing.

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