Guys, It’s this special Halloween time again and we want to be creative with Photoshop brushes again. So today, I prepared something special:
Paper Halloween candle shades made with Photoshop Brushes!
I’m sure you like what you see and you’re all eager to start.
OK. Requirements for this project are as follows:
- 3 glass jars
- 3 candles
- 3 sheets of paper
- Cool free downloads with Halloween graphics (that’s where I come in)
- transparent adhesive tape
- Pre-production checkup personnel (here performed by Poofah and Peeko, please see below)
So, let’s start.
Download the paper shades and print them out on your color printer (click on the image).
Then find some glass jars, candles and transparent adhesive tape:
But, wait! We need someone to approve the supplies :)
Here you can see Poofah and Peeko carefully examining the quality of the supplies. It was a tense moment.
OK. Now when it’s all approved we will print out these three images, put the candles into the jars, lit them up and simply wrap up the glass jars around and stick it with a tape.
Now, how simple was that!?
By all means, you are encouraged to get the brushes and make something special for this Halloween!
So, get these packages and let your imagination go wild:
* Halloween Photoshop brushes set LITE edition (FREE after joining GBG—>>)
* Swirls 2 Photoshop Brushes set PREMIUM edition! There are, like 36 PS HiQuality brushes in this set, they’re just perfect for Halloween decoration and you can have them for just $9.99!!!
* Swirls 2 Photoshop Brushes set of 36 high quality brushes for your designs!
* This set is compatible with Photoshop 7.0, CS, CS2, CS3, CS4 and CS5.
* PC/Mac compatible.
* Commercial use included!
Guys, I hope I tickled your imagination at least a little bit.
Note: do not be lazy like me – wash out the jar stickers :) so you can get nicer Halloween lightning!
Have fun creating and have a great HALLOWEEN!
Wouldn’t it be cool if we had some kind of magic desktop wallpaper that will trigger the emotion of happiness every time we look at it? Hmmmm …. that’s a thought.
So, while you download this prototype, I thought I’d share some of my thoughts on happiness with you and I hope you’ll find them inspiring.
This post is about our pursuit of happiness.
Even the Declaration of Independence states that everyone has inalienable right to the pursuit of happiness. Only some US states included this right into their Constitutions, but I believe that it should be included in all constitutions of all countries in the world.
Because, from the moment we wake up and open our eyes in the morning – until we fall asleep in the night, all we do is pursuit of happiness. Of course, we don’t define our actions that way. We have breakfast (or at least some of us lucky enough) and everything else we do for the rest of the day is we try to create environment and the conditions that will help us experience the emotion or feeling of happiness.
Unfortunately, we can not provoke that feeling ourselves. The best we can do ourselves is try to think about the times when we were happy, but for many of us even that could invoke the feeling of sadness instead.
Remembering the good times is just not enough.
What we strive to do is create the conditions and the environment that will trigger the events that will then trigger the feeling of happiness. That’s what we do at all times. But, to be happy, we need the “co-operation” of other people. For instance, when we love someone. We do our best to appeal to that someone so that our love is returned to us. And if we find out that we are loved by that someone then we feel true happiness and that’s the feeling we’re all looking for.
As you can see, we need somebody’s help to reach that emotion.
Or, another example, we feel happy when something we do is recognized and liked or loved by someone else or by many. The recognition of our work will also trigger the emotion of happiness, but again, we need other people to help us reach the emotion of happiness.
Now, here the thought. WE ARE that “other people” for the rest of the world. Aren’t we? Now, just think about it for a second. We are the only ones who can help other people reach that emotion, we are the other people and others depend on us. How about that?
So, in my mind, it is all about giving and receiving. It is a “dual channel” process. Once, when all people become aware of this, this world will be crowded with happy people.
In the meantime, in our pursuit of happiness we can do two things:
- make other people happy (as there is no happiness without giving)
- create environment where other people will also be given a chance to make us happy
Giving and receiving. Can not have one without the other.
The more we give - the more we will receive. And receiving then gives us me more energy to give back again.
Unfortunately, many of us still have problems with the “giving” part. That’s because we tend to believe that we are limited with the resources and the more we give the less we have. I think that is one of the the main reasons for the existence of unhappiness in this world.
So, inspired by these thoughts I thought I’d make this wallpaper on the topic of happiness. I hope you will like it.
I did that one using the following:
- Swirls Floral LITE Photoshop brushes set – FREE
- Grunge floral shapes LITE Photoshop brushes set – FREE
- Photoshop Brushes – Floral Shapes (37) – PREMIUM (There is an extra promo gift that comes with this set!)
- Hearts Photoshop Brushes Set (32) - PREMIUM
Download the wallpaper in following sizes:
Love, give and thau shall receive.
Silvia from Graphics-Illustrations.Com
Holiday greetings season is behind us. Many of you probably still remember the times when our mailboxes (I mean the real, metal or wooden ones) used to be filled in with postcards. In my opinion, no eCard can match a good old fashioned postcard. It’s just that good old piece of paper and handwriting that adds a special human touch that no electronic mail can have.
So, thanks to Gordeee, impressive but mysterious artist, we can now show you some really really cool postcards. His current theme is Paris :). Some of the graphical elements he used are Grunge Floral Shapes Photoshop Brushes (free download after joining GBG)
These are really beautiful! Great work Gordeee and thank you for sharing it with us!
And now, since we’re talking about cards, I just couldn’t help mentioning one New Year postcard (old fashioned one) we got from my cousin Davor Vrankic and his wife Silva (yes it’s similar to my name but it’s not the same :)). This one was drawn by Davor himself! (find out more about Davor Vrankic who is a great painter – artist ->) … also, I already wrote about him and his success in the world of art here ->)
So, here’s the unique Holiday postcard from my cousin:
I bet you like it! He’s good isn’t he :)
I just can’t think of a better way to show a sign of appreciation other than do something with your own hands. I know, Davor is a real talent, but that is not the point here. The point is to take some time and dedicate it to someone by creating something with your own hands. That is the point.
Thank you Gordee and thank you Davor for your great works!
Just before the end of the year I dispatched the last 2008 Green Bulb Gang eZine.
It was a compilation I called:
The best of free Green Bulb Gang downloads (Photoshop brushes); 2008.
It contained a link to one Green Bulb Gang web page that contained a number of links for best free Green Bulb Gang free Photoshop brushes of 2008.
These were only available to Green Bulb Gang members.
But, then on it turned out that the web page with download links did not work when accessed with Safari browser from Mac platform. I’ve got no clue why. I am so sorry guys!
I already sent emails with workaround instructions to all of you who reported that. (The workaround was: Firefox.)
I would test it before dispatching but I could not because I still did not save enough to get that Mac.
So, if you want to help me out AND get yourself a Collection of 800+ Photoshop brushes with Commercial license included (and we all know WHAT THAT MEANS :) ), please feel free to visit the 800+ Photoshop brushes MEGA pack page -> and check it out for yourself! (These are not free, but they’re worth every cent AND they come with a lifetime 1/2 price warranty!)
If you are interested in the link to 2008 Best of Free Photoshop brushes Compilation page – it is not just for Green Bulb Gang members but also for all MEGA Package owners (although most of them are GBG members anyway :))
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Finally – after a long wait, new Photoshop brushes set is here! Space Flames!
I’ve been really busy (bee) for last few days working on some things off-line: did some scrapbooks, photo printing and resolving issues at some projects. Among all, I also had: sickness (2x), visits to three emergency hospitals and three (live!) meetings with three different clients. Not to mention one birthday, one marriage celebration and springtime planting!
What a week!
On the top of it all, I’m still waiting for the shopping cart to get ready and starting to worry about it because now it’s thirteenth day of the no-shop period. But, since I’m an coding idiot I have to rely on others. And that’s always a tricky for me, because I get stressed out very easily.
I’ll try not to write about it, ‘cos I do not want to weep here.
So, here it is – the free set of Space Flames Photoshop brushes, 6 of them in this LITE edition (brushes are compatible with Photoshop 7.0, CS, CS2, CS3, CS4 and CS5)
Using those brushes you will be able to create effects like this:
But, I’d still recommend the subscription. Not only because I only write about cool graphics related stuff, but also because I do it in a funny way ;-) Not to mention that it will give you access to another bunch of some 40+ free of my Photoshop brushes.
Join GBG and download FREE grunge heart brushes, set of 23! Inspired by this beautiful blog by my friend Gretchen - I was :) (Yoda talk)
Now, really, heartaday is really a nice project and therefore I would like to dedicate this new photoshop brush to it.
Therefore, the theme of this brush – heart is. Download grunge heart brushes (I’ll have to think of some other theme else for Valentine’s day but what the heck)
Visit heartaday too, Gretchen is out to make 1001 pieces of heart-themed art using different media.
You can get another great Valentine’s Day Photoshop brushes set in my Graphics-Illustrations.Com Shop :): Heart Photoshop brushes Premium set
Set of 32 brushes (981-1801px) compatible with Photoshop 7.0, CS, CS2, CS3, CS4 and CS5.
Video Tutorials (MP4) on how to use Hearts Photoshop Brushes Set (32):
How to Install and Use Hearts, grunge, Photoshop brushes set (32) – design a unique wedding invitation
How to Install and Use Hearts, grunge, Photoshop brushes set (32) – create a nice looking background
How to Install and Use Hearts, grunge, Photoshop brushes set (32) – design a wedding “Thank You ” card
How to Use Hearts Photoshop Brushes Set (32) – in Photoshop Elements 8.0
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Today I was dealing with the bureaucracy. But since I have pills of happiness named Colostrum, which is in fact the substance extracted form the fresh cow milk (and not only from cows living in New Zealand) – I’m happy! There is no such bureaucracy that will spoil my good will.
But, enough talking – help yourself – download the Christmas tree brushes, for Photoshop, of course.
Make my day, make something nice and mention me on your blog… news… TV… podcast… show some appreciation… whatever you choose.
Photoshop Brushes Free Download – Grunge Stars: it’s here for you, so subscribe to my newsletter & download it, use it for your creative projects :)
Ooooo…. I’m feeling sick for last two days. It’s mainly because of the south wind here. People are nervous and depressive. And in combination with a full moon… well, than some humans can easily turn into monsters.
My head is like a balloon, and I can stand only particular few near me… I’m a little aggressive and just hate working on computer. It’s a silly thing, but today we had a supper for 10 people. Imagine that. But everything went quite nice.
So, this afternoon I managed to make the Grunge Stars Photoshop Brushes (set of 18 brushes) – free, of course!