A while ago, I tend to use Adobe Photoshop a lot. This was in the era that Adobe Experience Design did not even exist, and Adobe Photoshop was used to create websites. I also used Adobe Photoshop to design various posters, such as the ones displayed here in my portfolio. Now for that, I was often on the hunt to take photographs of elements that I could use in my poster designs. And there we go. Some of these photographs had elements that were quite useful for creating Photoshop Brush sets. A brush set is a selection of brushes that […]

This tutorial describes in a few steps how to make a very minimalistic poster advert in Photoshop. It is assumed that you have some basic Photoshop knowledge. You’ll learn to apply some basic design principles, techniques on choosing the right fonts and masking photographs. This will be our final end-result. The total time of completing this tutorial will be around 1 hour. Clicking images will in many cases enlarge the image. As well I like to use as many shortkeys as possible, so they are always mentioned behind the action. The Braun logo and all its rights are property of […]

Medieval or medievally inspired environments are widely used in Game Design, Texturing and Digital Art. While I was in Antwerp, I shot countless images from Medieval or Renaissance buildings. From these pictures, I derived a couple of textures which can be freely downloaded. These textures can be freely used, even commercially, but redistribution is not allowed. You can also download all textures in a single package. Download Medieval Textures

Love, it is ony of the most common themes of music, paintings and many forms of art. And today, we are going to bring some love to Adobe Photoshop. In this tutorial you are going to make this beautiful wallpaper, using Photoshop. The outcome will be more or less as the image you can see in the results of this tutorial. The render was made in a 3d application, but this tutorial will stick to the parts that were done in Adobe Photoshop. This tutorial will be done in the ‘underlaying-layers-method’, which means that the tutorial will start with the […]

Recently I received a great collection of old hymn books from my neighbours. These books were so beautiful and had such beautiful, old paper textures. That’s why I took some pictures of them and want to share these textures with you here. These textures are great to use in graphic design work, digital arts and graphics and even texturing. They can be used freely, even commercially, but redistribution is not allowed. You can also download a zip package below. Download Old Paper Textures

Leading and Tracking respectively determine the space between lines and letters, and how great effect on how your typography is perceived. This tutorial will teach you how to apply leading and tracking in Photoshop. We will use a CD Cover as a underlying case for understanding leading and tracking within Photoshop. Recently I read a magazine and saw a picture of a nice and simple CD-Cover from Israel Houghton. This tutorial is based upon the design of this cover.  In this short tutorial we’ll make a CD-Cover using Photoshop CS3+. After this tutorial you’ll know how to apply to color […]

In Adobe Illustrator, it is very easy to create dotted lines. But how do you create dotted lines easily in Adobe Photoshop? And what approach should you use for creating areas filled with dots? In this short tutorial I will give some tips for making dotted lines in Photoshop. Creating Dotted Lines with Brushes Creating Dotted Lines is fairly easy in Photoshop Brushes. There is not a single tool or option for it, but you just have to tweak some brush-settings and we have our dotted lines in seconds. Start by opening a new file (Ctr+N, or File > New), […]