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5 Free Digital Backgrounds for Your Creative Needs

Well it’s summer here in the northern hemisphere and to cool things down a bit, I designed 5 free digital backgrounds for your creative needs with a wintry feel. Each of these digital backgrounds are sized at 8×10 @300 ppi. Download them below!

Retouching a Portrait Using Selective Color

Recently I received a number of emails asking how to change the color of a background without effecting the subject. Now although there is no easy answer due to the fact every image has its own requirements, I figured I would just show a simple example of a technique most commonly called “selective color” using a layer mask and a black & white layer adjustment in Adobe Photoshop CS3.

10 Examples of How to Use High Res Textures in Your Designs

Textures are all around us. We feel them when walking barefoot across a plush carpet and see them when gazing upon a jagged hillside. Each one provokes a mental and physical response different from the next. In design you can easily add richness and dimension to your work with high res textures, separating your work from the crowd.

9 Free High Res Rock Textures

As promised here are some very large and in charge High Res Rock Textures. Feel free to use these high res textures in all of your digital art and design needs. You can never have too many textures in your library–grab the download link below. These textures are huge… Probably overkill but I’ll let you be the judge.

2010 Wedding Season Services For Photographers

The 2010 wedding season is fast approaching and we at PhotoIntoPainting.com are busy helping studios and photographers create exceptional works of art from their photographs. For the past few weeks, Photo Into Painting has been swamped with photo retouch work, digital oil and watercolor portraits, and the scheduling of clients.

5 Digital Muslin Backdrops for Photography

Here for you to enjoy are 5 Digital Muslin Backdrops for Photography to use in your photo projects. If you find these free digital backgrounds useful, please leave your comments below and share a link with any work you have created with them.

5 Free Blue Green Digital Backgrounds

Enjoy 5 Free Blue Green Digital Backgrounds to use in all of your digital art needs! Have fun using them as photography backgrounds, textures or anything your creative minds can dreams of. If you find these free digital backgrounds useful please leave your comments below and feel free to share a link with any work you have created with them. I would love to see what you have used them for!

5 Free Cross Hatch Digital Backgrounds

Here are 5 Free Cross Hatch Digital Backgrounds for you to enjoy! Have fun using them as photography backgrounds, textures or anything your creative hearts dreams of. As always these are free for both commercial and personal use. They may not be sold or repackaged.

If you find these digital background downloads useful please leave your comments below and help me spread the word. ;-)

16 x 20 White Wine Still Life Painting

If you are looking for a beautiful still life painting to decorate your home, cafe or restaurant consider ordering this handcrafted painting. The warm rich color tones stimulate the appetite and bring a cheerful and comforting feel to your space. Click on the thumbnails below to see the detailed brush work and textures.

6 Free High Res Fingerpaint Texture Download

Sometimes while working on a design project you find yourself wanting to add a little texture or depth to your work. Below are 6 free high resolution finger paint textures for you to download. The free textures below were created by my three year old son. Thanks for letting daddy show off your beautiful creations! He is my biggest source for inspiration.

Purple and Blue Victorian Background

Today I wanted to share with you 5 Victorian Backgrounds I played with over the weekend intermediate changing diapers, hosting a three year old birthday party and visiting with family, I squeezed in some time to visit another favorite designer’s website and downloaded a few of the textures I used to create these modified backgrounds. Mainly using Adobe Photoshop, I combined multiple Vintage Damask Textures, changed the blending modes, added various brushes strokes and tweaked the color balance to achieve the look I was going for.

Wine Painting Still Life

Today I want to share with you a wine still life painting I completed over the weekend. Using a variety of impasto, dry bristle brushes, pallet knives and chalk in Corel Painter I was able to create this beautiful 16 x 20 gallery wrap still life painting. Your dinning room or kitchen will glow with this wine still life painting. Order your fine art print today and receive your finished artwork within 4-5 business days.

4 Rust Color Digital Backgrounds for Your Photography and Portrait Needs

Here are 4 rust color digital backgrounds for you to enjoy. Feel free to use them on any of your photography and digital art needs. I want to thank Bittbox.com once again for providing the nice grunge music textures.

4 Free Digital Backgrounds for Your Photography and Portrait Needs

Today I created 4 free digital backgrounds for you to use and enjoy. Using various brushes, blenders, textures and layer modes in both Corel Painter and Adobe Photoshop I was able to create these painterly digital backgrounds. Each of these backgrounds are sized at 8×10 @300 ppi.

Maternity Photo Into Painting

Today I want to share with you my most recent maternity photo into painting. This project was extremely fun to do and looks great on our 16×20 canvas stretcher bar. Using Corel Painter I was able to combine acrylic, oil, charcoal, water color and various textures to achieve a beautiful and unique piece of wall art.

7 Free Digital Backgrounds for Your Photography and Portrait Needs

Today I created 7 additional free digital backgrounds for you to use and enjoy. Using various brushes, blenders, textures and layer modes in both Corel Painter and Adobe Photoshop I was able to create some valentine inspired digital backgrounds. Each of these backgrounds are sized at 8×10 @300 ppi.

Its a Boy Free Desktop Background and Giveaway

Today I am proud to announce the arrival of our third son and what better way to share this joyous occasion then giving away an it’s a boy free desktop background and a chance to win a custom desktop background. For the past twelve days it has been a whirlwind of feedings, diaper changes and non-stop laundry. I tell you now this baby is an eating and pooping machine, but oh so much fun! In my sleep deprived, euphoric state, I’ve been able to sneak in some time to sketch and design the above “it’s a boy” desktop background for you to enjoy and share. If you or anyone you know has recently experienced the arrival of a new family member then please send them here to grab a copy for themselves.

2 San Diego Chargers Backgrounds For Your Desktop

Here are 2 San Diego Charger desktop backgrounds for you to enjoy just in time for the playoffs! I created these desktop backgrounds for my friends over at BOLTHYPE.com–the premier San Diego Chargers blog on the internet.

How to Make a Creative Facebook Profile Photo

Today I want to share with you a technique for making a creative Facebook Profile Photo in Adobe Photoshop. Facebook uses a consistent color scheme and layout throughout the site which is great for usability and overall appearance, but it limits your ability to visually express yourself within your profile page.

5 Cool Desktop Backgrounds

Here are 5 cool desktop backgrounds for you to enjoy. Feel free to download them and use them on your phones, computer monitors or however you see fit. Desktop backgrounds are are a great way to recharge your workspace and play areas–plus they are a blast for me to create!

How To Replace Your Digital Backdrops for your Digital Portrait Photography

The following video tutorial shows how to replace your digital backdrops for your still life and digital portrait photography using Adobe Photoshop.

6 Free Digital Backgrounds For Portrait or Still Life Photography

Listed below are 6 Free Digital Backgrounds that you can use in your portrait photography, sill life photography, digital paintings or any design work free of charge.

Free Ice Textures

Today I want to share with you a free set of ice textures created on one of my favorite design sites Bittbox.com.

7 Free Wood Grain Papers for Corel Painter

Here are 7 high quality wooden grain papers that you can use in your digital paintings free of charge. The above work was created using some of the paper textures in the set. I hope to share with you many more Freebies such as textures, brushes and papers for both Adobe Photoshop and Corel Painter.

Christmas Desktop Background

Christmas day is almost here and to get you in the holiday spirit I’ve created another fun vector desktop background for all to enjoy!

Free Halloween Desktop Background

Can you believe it… Halloween 2009 is almost here! The holiday season is fast upon us and to kick things off I’ve created a free Halloween desktop background. Feel free to share this background with your friends and family. Along with the changing seasons, I love to change my desktop backgrounds. Please leave your suggestions [...]

Space Scene Desktop Background

Here is yet another free desktop background for all to enjoy! I created this scene using Photoshop by following a wonderfully fun tutorial from Six Revisions.

Free Desktop Backgrounds

This fun vector illustration was created for my two and a half year old son. He asked me to make him a barnyard and some sheep so he can put it in his room. Being that he is my biggest fan and my biggest source of inspiration how could I deny his request! Listed below [...]

Stylized Social Media Profile Portrait

Social media networks are a fun and exciting way to connect with your friends, family, markets and the world. By creating a digital version of yourself, or avatar, you have the opportunity to stand out from the crowd. Digital avatars are a great way to showcase your style and personality. Within a few days, you [...]

Stylized Facebook Profile Portrait

In just a few short years, social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter have become an important way to communicate with friends, family, coworkers, and business contacts. Even large news outlets like CNN and MSN communicate extensively with their viewership through these social media networks. For many people, social media has become an integral [...]

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