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Matte Paintings // The Valley

Today I planned on making two matte paintings and changing one to look more “dead” without having to do a lot of extra work. I made the living world first and then began striping away the saturation and color. I also had to destroy two waterfalls. This was a lot of fun and I feel pretty good about them.

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Set Extensions/Matte Painting pt2

The set extension I did yesterday was my 10 minute version. I wanted to go home and really get into a complicated version. I ended up spending too much time on some ideas and never got around to animating the results. Oh well. Here is one of my favs.

Before

Before

After

After

Win a free Wacom Cintiq 21UX

Wacom Cintiq 21 on the right

Wacom Cintiq 21 on the right

You can enter once ever day to up your chances to win the Wacom Cintiq 21ux. I have been thinking about getting one of these tablets for a while. They are usually $1,999 which is a bit expensive, but I think worth it. I currently use a 9×12 Intous 3 Tablet. I would never try painting in photoshop without it. I think the possibilities are endless with direct interaction with your digital canvas on a screen. Makes so much more sense. This competition is being offered by SnapVillage, a source for royalty-free images. The drawing will be September 5. Anyway, enter in the competition and good luck. Click Here.

More Designs to check out

Yes, these are designs for a blackoutgraphics client, but i thought I would share it anyway. I like where they are going, I just need to finish them. Please feel free to let me know what you think. This is a really high end interior designer looking for something artistic. Her main request was black with her logo red.
Thanks for your thoughts.

Interior Design website 001

Interior Design website 001

Design 002

Design 002

Free Photoshop Texture Brush

It is nearly unbelievable to me that someone would make such a hi-res brush set available for free. The download file is 65MB. Yeah, it was so big, my download timed out. We are talking about 2500px brushes here. It’s good stuff. Take a look. I find these handy when you need to overlay a texture on something, or you just need a good pattern as a background.

Download the brushes here. 

Cornerstone Web Comps

I’m working on the new cornerstone website. We are hoping to use SiteWrench.com as the CMS. Here are the two comps I made. No, they are not done. The flash player is pretty intense, if you or someone you know can build a player with some pretty crazy mods and functions, please let us know. It’s a paid gig.

Design 001

Design 001

Comp 1:
I think “thin” sites are in, or at least are cool. There are too many sites out there that have too much going on, too many links, images and the desired destination can be hard to find. If this comp gets picked, you’ll get to see all the small details that make this site cool. There are small tabs on the right that allow the user to choose between 3 style sheets (skins). I know, impressive. 
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Free Nature – Photoshop Brushes

Rain Brushes.

Rain Brushes.

I am working on a project that requires a lot of nature painting. These brushes won’t be used for primary focus but could save time in background areas. There are many more brushes to download inside.
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