Basic Texture 8

Today’s texture is brick. Sorry I don’t have a lot to say about the textures. Short of going into a step by step Photoshop tutorial, there is not much to say about them. Hope you like.

basic textures 8 - brick

Tomorrow I will start posting the “book covers” series of designs. These will not be designs for actual book cover’s, necessarily. The designs will be inspired by some vintage mid century book cover designs that I discovered a while ago. You can look at them here. The basic idea for the coming designs will be basic shape and illustrations combined with typography.

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Hope everyone is enjoying their Memorial Day weekend. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you all again tomorrow!

Basic Texture 7

Today’s texture is marble. I think I was inspired by my visit in to Washington D.C. yesterday. We didn’t go all the way down to  the mall and monuments areas but we saw some marble none-the-less. This is a fairly simple effect created in Photoshop. Hope you enjoy.

basic texture 7 - marble

See you all tomorrow with the final basic texture design. And then I will start creating book cover designs based on simple words and phrases. This book cover project will incorporate the basic concepts I’ve been working on up to this point to create comprehensive designs. Feel free to contribute your words or phrases in the comment area below.

Later, Sean.

Basic Texture 6

basic texture 6 - fur

Today’s texture is fur. I used Shelby, our calico cat as inspiration. I love the color combo but I’m sure there is a better technique to create a more realistic fur texture. perhaps I will experiment and  come up with something better in the future.

Have a great day and I’ll be back tomorrow with another texture.

Basic Texture 4

basic texture 4 aluminum
Today’s texture is brushed aluminium. Again, I am at a lose for words on this one. I like it. I used the British spelling of the word because I like to pronounce it that way – alumin-e-um. Fun. I also think it turned out fairly realistic and it is also easy to recycle. Hope you like.

See you all tomorrow.

Basic Texture 3

basic texture 3 leather

Today’s texture is leather. What else can I say. I don’t have any interesting commentary to share today, other than I have the theme from  “Rawhide” stuck in my head now. Wonder how long that will last. Until tomorrow, “movin’, movin’ movin’ – keep them doggies movin’…”