Tuesday, July 21, 2009

CU Grunge Cracks Custom Shapes for Photoshop and .png Image Pack

I’m back with some photoshop shapes that I made using one of my favorite photographs, Old Sticker on an Electrical Box, which can be found on my Deviant Art Account HERE. I made some levels adjustments, and then selected several cracks, imported and traced them in Illustrator, then brought the resulting paths back into Photoshop to create custom shapes. I also used some sidewalk and dirt crack photos that I recently took around the house. I love vectors because they take such a tiny space on your hard drive and you can make them as huge or small as you want without loss of quality. Play with layer styles, blend modes, opacities, and create some great grungy papers and elements! I also included the png files for those who can’t use the .csh for Photoshop or PSE. about half of the .png files are 3600 x 3600 so you can just turn them into an overlay over your favorite paper. The preview doesn’t really do them justice, these are really cool ya’all! Download and play with them!
SC_CUGrungeCrackPreview
(click on preview for larger view)
or HERE

41 comments:

SandyPie said...

Yeah! You're back again, I always get so excited to see you in my google reader. These look great, I was thinking of something similar a few weeks ago when I saw so dried mud in a street gutter, glad to see someone else thinks about things like that. Thank you for your hard work!

Gail said...

Thank you for this fabulous csh file!

Tammy aka bunchie said...

tyvm for the great shapes! I love anything grunge! Good to see you back. There is an award called Premio Dardos for you on my blog http://bunchiesbin.blogspot.com and I can't think of a nicer person to give it to. So hop over if you get the chance and grab it because you certainly deserve it and more!

Anonymous said...

Hi and thank you very much for all of your lovely work. My boys absolutely love the dino doodles you made a while back too.

Linda said...

Thanks for the great new shares. Hope you enjoyed your summer so far.

NanaScraps said...

glad to see you back I love your stuff... i get excited when I see your post..thanks for sharing your time and incredible talent

Carolyn said...

These are great, thanks Deb! =)

Amberpony Creates said...

Thanks For the Fun Cracks! LOL

Traci said...

Thanks so much, Deb! So great to see you when you have the time! Miss ya, kiddo!

BlueCat said...

Thank you very much. Your freebies are always useful.

Digi Free said...

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Selkie said...

These are great..thank you so much!

Johanna said...

You are awesome! Thank you for sharing!

txbubbles said...

These are terrific, Deb! Thanks so much!

Ashes said...

Wow, great idea those grunge shapes.
Thanks a lot for your talent and creativity !!
And for sharing it :)

Van said...

Great grunge shapes - thank you!

CreativeBusyHands-Scrapbook Freebies Search said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Page 2 post on Jul. 22, 2009. Thanks again.

Angela said...

these look like some interesting experiments Deb. tfs

xashee's corner said...

what FUN!! Thank you so much for sharing!! :) Have a WONDERFUL day! :D

Dornensplitter said...

Thank you so much!

suruha said...

You always come up with such clever, and useful, goodies. These are great! Thank you!

Su

Ann said...

These are awesome. I never did welcome you back, so a hardy WELCOME BACK from me.

Sue said...

Very fun! Thank you very much! :)

Marianna said...

Thank you so much!

Yvette said...

Thank you for the great customs shapes. I love the grunge look and theses do it right.

makeyesup said...

These are wonderful, love your work and greatly appreciate it. Thanks so much.

Christina said...

Thank you! I can't wait to use these!

clc said...

Fantastic shapes - thank you so much!

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Rose said...

These look wicked, thanks!

Wendy said...

I can't wait to try these! Thanks so much for creating and sharing with us.

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Deanna said...

Thanks so much...love it! I haven't had the chance to stop by for a LONG time!!! Miss seeing your goodies...

Again - your generosity is simply amazing. Hope this finds you having a wonderful day and a GREAT weekend!!!

Keryn said...

Thanks for sharing these. They look interesting.

TerriM said...

Thanks for sharing these cracked elements. I can imagine all the different things you can put these on and use them on. Hugs -- xoxo! (terri - hawaii)

RebeccaB said...

you have great talent for designing such brilliant ideas, congrats, and like everyone else, i get excited when i find new freebies from you, thanks heaps for sharing

Wilma4ever said...

Thanx for sharing these great overlays!

Kim said...

Thank you! These are a great time saver, and your terms of use are generous. I really appreciate the cool grunge cracks shapes!

Deanna said...

Oh how NEAT!!! Thanks

SATW said...

tfs! :) I want to make a cracked overlay, so I think these will be perfect. :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your great freebies. They are very much appreciated by this girl in Scotland.
I have downloaded the Falling Leaves, Fancy Swirls, Leather Straps, Grunge Cracks and Pine Shadow Boxes and look forward to using them all in my own personal scrapbooks.