So, I admit it, I’m a great big geek when it comes to oldschool video games, and I’d quite like my desktop to show that, so I set about making these – Free Space Invaders Desktop Backgrounds for your own personal use.
You get a choice of 3 colours: green, pink or blue. Shiny, huh?
The only current resolution available is for the 20inch wide screen iMac (1680×1050), but if you’re resolution is different and you’d still like to be able to use this, just let me know in a comment and I’ll see what I can do!
By downloading these wallpapers, you agree not to repost them to any other website or claim them as you’re own work.
Funny story, actually. For a while now I’ve been meaning to make a brush pack like this, (especially with Halloween fast approaching) but never really got round to it.
Well, on Wednesday I unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on which way you’d want to look at it) cut my finger – and even though it may be a little concerning that one of my initial thoughts after doing so was that I could probably make some decent brushes from such an incident, they did come out quite well.
And now I feel like I am finally validated in saying that I have ’suffered for my art’, which is always a plus.
They’re nice and textured, so they also work well if you’re just looking to add an overall grungey sort of feel to a piece.
Feel free to use these in whatever project you please, even if it’s commercial! The only thing I ask is that you don’t claim the brushes themselves as your own, and it would be nice (but not essential) if I could see how you’ve used them once you’ve finished – I’m always curious!
So as promised, I’ve been working especially hard on editing the photos from my shoot last week with You And What Army. I’ve finally got around to doing the head shots for their myspace. Halfway done! You can check out Dave’s and Kieran’s already.
Incidentally, here’s a time lapse of how exactly I went about producing Kieran’s head shot from the original photo for your viewing pleasure:
Again, all of the shots were initially taken with a Nikon D40x in manual focus and with a standard lens.
The backgrounds are transparent, too – nifty! It’s still proving a lot of fun to do, though, I relish being able to go crazy with colours and effects, and YAWA are the perfect band to do that with. I’ve still got to finish editing the photos of Jamie and Zak, but these two should give you a good indication of things to come.
Seeing as how I like to think that Graphics Girl can be an online portfolio as much as a place to help people out with their own work, I figured it was about time I filled you guys in on the photo-shoot I recently did for Rock/Rave/Rap band You And What Army.
I had a whole lot of fun with this project, mostly because it’s giving me a chance to abuse overlay and screen layers in Photoshop and create something ridiculously epic and spacey looking. If there’s one thing I’m sure of, it’s that you can never have too many retina-burning laser effects.
Here’s the first finished group shot:
(Click it to see it in a higher resolution).
All of the photos were taken with a Nikon D40x SLR and edited (quite obviously) in Photoshop CS3.
Hopefully, I’ll have finished with the rest of the shots soon! It’s been a very busy week for me in terms of creative ventures so I’ve had to neglect the site a bit, for which I apologise. You guys can all look forward to more free resources and photoshop tutorials in the week to come, though!