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Texture Thursday: Edge Text

Texture Thursday: Edge Text

Some good wall/concrete looking textures for your PS pleasure.

on psdfan.com   |   Launch Link »

Over 30 Great Peeling Paint Textures

Over 30 Great Peeling Paint Textures

With the heat wave we've been having, I feel like the temperature in my room is what's making all this paint peel. That, or Silent Hill transitioning from the movie. Either way, go grab some free textures.

on naldzgraphics.net   |   Launch Link »

Some DNS Tricks that web developers should know

Some DNS Tricks that web developers should know

Some developers like to avoid anything involving server configuration, but these are some tricks everyone should know, even if you are server squeamish.

on www.inspiredm.com   |   Launch Link »

More free textures gathered up for you

More free textures gathered up for you

Abduzeedo has gather up a collection of more textures for you to collect for use in your various projects. Hop on over if you're interested.

on abduzeedo.com   |   Launch Link »

Old Wood textures from Bittbox

Old Wood textures from Bittbox

You can never have enough free textures, and BittBox's collection of Old Wood textures will be sure to have a happy home in your next project.

on www.bittbox.com   |   Launch Link »

Freebie vectors, balloons of the vintage variety

Freebie vectors, balloons of the vintage variety

Bittbox released a great collection of vintage balloon vectors for everyone to grab. I can already imagine the style of work this would go into, I'm sure you will to.

on www.bittbox.com   |   Launch Link »

TextureLovers: A source of free texture downloads

TextureLovers: A source of free texture downloads

Graphical components, like brushes, gradients, textures and vectors are never enough. There are plenty of sites online for downloading these for free, but sadly, many of them suffer from lack of visitors and promotion. Every week, here at Design Blurb, we shall feature good free resources.

on designblurb.com   |   Launch Link »

High-Res HDRI Map Pack 3

High-Res HDRI Map Pack 3

After spending much time looking online for some decent HDRI maps, and only acquiring a couple decent looking ones, that were 512's, I just decided to make my own. I made a batch of about 100 or so 1024's, ranging from low environments, to high, mostly photo realistic ones (from personal photos, and stocks), all stitched manually. They have some minor errors here and there on some of them, but for what I use them for, they work more than fine enough. All of the images have been exposed and marked, so you shouldn't have to adjust the Black & White (Point/Clamp)'s. That is to say, if you don't adjust them, you'll get results like those on the spheres above. Since the only stipulation of some of the stocks that were used is to not use them in commercial works, that stands here too. No selling of anything these are used in, respectively.

on deviantart.com   |   Launch Link »

High-Res HDRI Map Pack 2 (Abstracts)

High-Res HDRI Map Pack 2 (Abstracts)

When mapped onto a sphere, like in the previews, these aren't really being shown as they are meant to be used, but the spheres do provide a decent visual reference for each map. Sometimes when working with models or objects out of the ordinary, you want to use the HDRI features, like allowing the environment to pass through the white clamps, and other such .hdr features, but a reflection of something like an old Victorian house doesn't quite fit in your abstract/space/bizarre scene. That's what these are for. They provide a decent looking "abstract" messy/complex reflection look though images, not reflections. This cuts the render time way down on trying to achieve that "complex" look, as the map does the work, not the processor.

on deviantart.com   |   Launch Link »