Saturday, December 10, 2011

Grainy Textures

G'day all,

It's that crazy time of year again. I hope you are taking the time to relax and enjoy and letting the hectic countdown to Christmas stress you to much.

Things have been a little busy around here, winding up the year with our business, family and such. So I haven't had a great deal of time to make textures but I did manage to put together this grainy pack for you.



Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Texture Assortment

Hi all!

Just a quick post with some textures for you. This is an assortment of 8 textures, I hope there will be something useful :))


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Tin Lid Project

So I was looking for some surfaces for textures and I came across this old tin box I had stashed away.
I scanned the lid inside and out and came up with these. I did get a little carried away when creating them so there are 12 to choose from. The packs contain a PNG of the lid plus a solid background of each file.

I think they are quite effective when used,  so give them a try.


Friday, November 25, 2011


G'day and happy Thanksgiving to all!

I created this for our faestock users group challenge #36. We have been on hold since Feb as Jessica (faestock) had closed her stock modeling account on deviantArt and I for one am delight that she has decided to reopened her account. I love using her images in my art work, there's always something to inspire the imagination.  Jessica is a wonderful photographer and model with a very fun loving and generous spirit that shines through her work.

© All rights reserved.

If you enjoy doing digital art, please join us. All levels of experience are welcome, we would love to see you there. :))


Image credits with my thanks to: 
Model - Faestock
Flowers - zememz

Wings - Obsidian dawn
 Moon - Petr Kratochvil
Texture 1 - "Rainbow Fireflies Room" and PS Action (1) - Pareeerica
Texture 2 Tex3 from my Shadow pack and the clouds are my own.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Painted Textures

Hi all!

It's been a little over a week I think since I last posted some textures, sorry about that but I've been a little under the weather and not up to any PS work.

Today I'm feeling much brighter and put this pack together for you :0))


Monday, November 14, 2011

Time for a bit of art work

I've been trying to bordered my artist style a little with some conceptual works. Here are a couple of pieces I though you may enjoy.  

© All rights reserved.

If the key fits
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Let me know what you think?

Wishing you a great week,

Timelife - Image Credits with my thanks to:
Clock by FantasyStock
Compass Rose by aswad-hajja
Dove by falcon1961
Water by grace-stock
Tree and roots from PNGTubes com
Texture - "The Wall" & Rustic5 by SkeletalMess
Texture - Blue Rays by pareeerica
Leaves & Texture Scratched & Worn 6 are my own.
If the Key fits - Image Credits with my thanks to:
Heart by SilaynneStock
Keyhole by chestnutstockings
Raven 1 by foxypar4
Raven 2 by Shoofly-Stock
Ground by night-fate-stock
Textures - SM262010-1 ****, Square-152, WornThin-4 & Grunged Old Paper bySkeletalMess
Texture - TXTR3 with my thanks to Dubtastic
Key is my own.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Grungy Wall textures

Hi all,

I hope you're having a great start to your weekend.

Here's a new pack of six grungy wall textures I created this morning, followed by an example use.

Texture @100% overlay
I then duplicated the images, desaturated and set it to 100% multiply above the texture layer and add the dragonfly just for fun ;))

Image credits, with my thanks to:
Dandelion clock by Shandi-lee
Dragonfly by Painted on my Soul  from PNGTubes com


Friday, November 11, 2011

Happy texture Friday!


I haven't had much opportunity this week to make new textures but I had these all ready made so tossed them in a pack. They are canvas type textures with clouds overlaid, just something I was playing with. I hope they will be useful.

Photo with thanks to  Geir A Granviken

Photo with thanks to  William Warby
This one I also added a texture from Shadowhouse Creations - Raised Effect


Monday, November 7, 2011

Ripped off!!!!!

Shortly after I posted my latest texture pack earlier today, I came across this blatant ripoff of my textures through another one of his victims on deviantArt . This guy or gal has download my packs, stripped them of my license  and repackaged them. They even had the nerve to use my previews and names but no mention of me anywhere to be seen.

From what I can tell they are ripping things off from all over the net. The only saving grace is they aren't asking any money for them. 

Gradient texture pack


I hope you enjoyed your weekend. It's already Monday morning here in Australia, the start of a busy week, so I thought I would quickly post a new pack. These are gradient type textures, I did try them out on a few images and I think they will be quite useful.


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Scratched & Worn


Here's another new pack, I just created this one this morning.

Brushes used with thanks to Dave Seipp


 Lets me know what you think?


Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

Hi all,

I just wanted to wish you a Happy Halloween. I hope it's full of fun and lots of wicked treats!


Image Credits:

The Scarecrow
Scarecrow with my thanks to ValerianaSTOCK
Pumpkin patch with my thanks to SolStock
Crow with my thanks to foxypar4
Textures  Aged Photo Effect & Mix # 8 with my thanks to SkeletalMess
Sky is my own.

Challenge image with thanks to AshenSorrow
Ravens 1 - 2 with thanks to foxypar4
Corpse & Tree with thanks Painted on my Soul from PNGTubes com
Scull with thanks to bansidhe
PS Action (1) - with thanks to Pareeerica
Textures from my Grunge Masks Pk 1 & my In the Shadows Pk1

The Black Cat
Background with thanks to AshenSorrow
Cat with thanks to blackkitty666
Bat  with  thanks to levit-Stock
Cross with thanks to Painted on my Soul from PNGTubes com
Textures are my own. 

Friday, October 28, 2011

Texture Masks

Hi all,

Here's a brand new pack of texture masks just for you.
5 different textures plus the mask I made and used included in the set.

Brushes used with thanks to meth & Dave Seipp


It would be interesting to know what you think of these textures?  
Hey and if you use them, don't forget to drop me a link to your work when your done!  


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Canvas pack 2

My first canvas type pack seemed to be popular so I though would add another.

Example of use
I used the first (green) texture from the pack on this, blend set to soft light.

Monday, October 24, 2011

A little bit of colour ...

Hi, I thought I'd kick off the week with a bit of colour.

4 colours in pack 3, 2 different textures.

Base colours


Saturday, October 22, 2011

Dark Thoughts

Hi all,

Feeling a bit dark and moody. Then why not give these a try in your next piece to add a darker feel to your work.

Brushes used in pack are with kind thanks to Shadowhouse Creations.


These are exclusive to this site.


Thursday, October 20, 2011

I walk alone ...

I  haven't been feeling very inspired when it comes to my art work lately.
To give myself a kick start I decided to make some premade backgrounds for digital artist use.


This work was born out of these premades. I used 3 of Jerry's from Shadowhouse Creations textures and his wonderful brushes. The model is Marie from the fabulous Grinmir-stock.

 I walk alone
© All rights reserved.

I walk alone - Version two
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I wasn't sure which version I preferred? I posted the first to my flickr account but thought I would share both here.  Let me know what you think?


Monday, October 17, 2011



Today I have 3 packs for you, they are based on harmonizing colours.

3 colours in pack 1, 2 different textures.

Base colours


3 colours in pack 2, 2 different textures.

Base colours


4 colours in pack 3, 2 different textures.
Brushes used in this park are with my thanks to Shadowhouse Creations

Base colours


I hope they will be useful.


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Grunge Metal

G'day all,

Today's pack is grunge metal, 8 texture included.  This pack is exclusive to my blog, I'm not uploading it anywhere else, I hope you enjoy it!

Brenda :))

  Left - Right Top - Bronze,  Silver,  Gold,  Rust,
Bottom - Old Copper, Copper, Titanian, Colbalt Blue.

Monday, October 10, 2011


Alone by ~Brenda-Starr~
Alone, a photo by ~Brenda-Starr~ on Flickr.
From childhood's hour I have not been
        As others were; I have not seen
        As others saw; I could not bring
        My passions from a common spring.
        From the same source I have not taken
        My sorrow; I could not awaken
        My heart to joy at the same tone;
        And all I loved, I loved alone.
        Then- in my childhood, in the dawn
        Of a most stormy life- was drawn
        From every depth of good and ill
        The mystery which binds me still:
        From the torrent, or the fountain,
        From the red cliff of the mountain,
        From the sun that round me rolled
        In its autumn tint of gold,
        From the lightning in the sky
        As it passed me flying by,
        From the thunder and the storm,
        And the cloud that took the form
        (When the rest of Heaven was blue)
        Of a demon in my view.

Edgar Allan Poe


 Stock credited with my thanks to;
Challenge image ~Model - NikxStock 
Background 1 - (image in storage) with my thanks to Redgloom
Background 2 is my own.

I created this for our dA Stock Users Gallery group Challenge #18 ~ Marla-Model.
I used two of my textures, one from my  Moody Blues Pk1 and another from Old Letter Pk1.
Hey I would love to see how you would use these textures? So why not give them a try and don't forget to leave me link when you do ... I really enjoy seeing your work!


Saturday, October 8, 2011

Old Sheet Music

Old Sheet Music Preview by ~Brenda-Starr~
Old Sheet Music Preview, a photo by ~Brenda-Starr~ on Flickr.


G'day everyone,
I hope you had a wonderful week and you are enjoy the start to your weekend. 

Here's a new pack of old music sheets I put together, they are all png files on a transparent background.

Brenda :)

Friday, September 30, 2011

Todays Textures

G'day all,

Today I made two new texture pack to share. The first is a dark shadowy set which should add a bit of atmosphere. Try them on portrait or an abandoned room.

The second is a faux old letter set.

I hope you find them both useful in your work.


This is a large file, over a 100mb

You can download a smaller vision
this pack is only about 34mb.

Winter Solitude

Winter Solitude by ~Brenda-Starr~
Winter Solitude, a photo by ~Brenda-Starr~ on Flickr.  © All rights reserved.
Textures - Square-152 & GreenPiece2 with my thanks to SkeletalMess
Brushes with my thanks to PNGTubes com
Textures - #354 & #355 are my own
I composed this image using brushes and textures, no photos used.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Two new packs

G'day all,

First off, I would like to say thank you to everyone who has visited and or join my site.

As thanks, I'm offering 2 new packs today, I hope you enjoy!

Behind Innocent Eyes

Behind Innocent Eyes by ~Brenda-Starr~
Behind Innocent Eyes, a photo by ~Brenda-Starr~ on Flickr. © All rights reserved.
Created for dA Stock Users Gallery 
Challenge #17 ~ Abandoned Room Challenge image ~ Abandoned Room with my thanks to Ecathe
Model with my thanks to Marcus Ranum
Textures - Square-152 & GreenPiece2 with my thanks to SkeletalMess

PS Action (2) - with my thanks to Pareeerica
2 Other textures are my own.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Pastel Grunge Pk1

Pastel_Grunge_Pk1_Preview by ~Brenda-Starr~
Pastel_Grunge_Pk1, a photo by ~Brenda-Starr~ on Flickr.
Here's a new pack of 6 high res textures for you to enjoy!

Texture size 3583 x 2402 @ 300dpi  each.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

I came across Marta Orlowska's site the other week which is full of wonderful inspiration and insights.
I thought I would have a go at a couple of her tutorials "Creative Portrait" and "Mysterious Old Cities".

Here's my take on the two tutorials. I didn't follow them word for word as I like to put my own spin on things but I followed the basics. I hope you enjoy my version on these two wonderful tuts! 

© All rights reserved.
Stock credits with my thanks to:
Texture 1 - Scratch TTV & PS Action by Pareeerica

Stock credits with my thanks to:
Bubbles by SXC 
Texture#236 is my own.

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