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X: Free October 2011 Calendar Wallpaper

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This post is part of the free calendar wallpaper series. Each month I create a new wallpaper featuring the current calendar. Looking at the same image over and over again is not very stimulating. Hence having a new desktop background each month should help getting your creative juices flowing. The October 2011 Calendar Wallpaper is entitled X. This is a reference to October being the 10th month of the year and it’s been subtly integrated into the design. I had a lot of fun working on the texture for this wallpaper, apart from using one paper texture everything else was done entirely in Photoshop with filters. If you like it then please consider sharing it. Thanks!  + Continue Reading

10 Free Hi-Res Textures: Rolled Paint Grunge Set 2

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It’s been a while since I released a new texture set and imagine my surprise when I realised that I never published these 10 Free High Resolution “Rolled Paint Grunge” Textures that were used for the Rolled Paint PS Brush Set 2. If you’re a regular reader then you know that I love my resources extra large. That’s why all the textures are a minimum of 3000 pixels in size, making them ideal for web and print purposes alike. The small previews don’t really do them justice so I’ve included a few closeups to show the detail. They’re fantastic for background images or to grunge up your designs, giving them a nice organic touch. You can either download each texture individually or download the whole set at the bottom of the post. + Continue Reading

Peaked: Free September 2011 Calendar Wallpaper

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This post is part of the free calendar wallpaper series. Each month I create a new wallpaper featuring the current calendar. Looking at the same image over and over again is not very stimulating. Hence having a new desktop background each month should help getting your creative juices flowing. The September 2011 Calendar Wallpaper is entitled “Peaked”. The inspiration behind this month’s desktop background comes from vintage film packaging such as used for polaroid. Building layer upon layer I managed to blend the colours together until I was happy with the overall saturation. It has to be said though that the outcome was by no means planned. I usually start with a blank canvas and add a few shapes until I find a layout and direction that inspires me. As always, I hope that you like it.  + Continue Reading

Centric: Free August 2011 Calendar Wallpaper

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This post is part of the free calendar wallpaper series. Each month I create a new wallpaper featuring the current calendar. Looking at the same image over and over again is not very stimulating. Hence having a new desktop background each month should help getting your creative juices flowing. The August 2011 Calendar Wallpaper is entitled “Centric”. The idea behind the design is of temporal and seasonal nature. August is the “summer month” and as such centric to the seasons. Using the chosen colour scheme I tried to convey the feeling of the different seasons leading up to and lying ahead of the hottest month in the year. The rectangles don’t have a meaning though. I simply like geometric shapes as some of you might already know. Anyways, I hope that you like this month’s free calendar wallpaper. If you do then please help spread the work. Thanks! + Continue Reading

12 Free Bicycle Silhouette Vectors

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I’m pleased to release these new freebies: 12 free bicycle silhouette vectors. With the Tour de France in full speed and hitting the first serious mountain stage today there’s no better time to get your hands on these beautiful bike vectors. I’m a huge fan of the TdF and it’s great to see two riders from Luxembourg in the top 5. As you can imagine there aren’t many sport discipline where I can root for someone from my home country, let alone 2.

The set contains vectors of racing bikes, BMX, tandems as well as some bicycle pictograms. While I don’t ride a bike myself, like many designers I’m in love with the shape and geometry of bicycles. There’s something intrinsically beautiful about their clean, minimal lines. + Continue Reading

Frequency: Free July 2011 Calendar Wallpaper

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This post is part of the free calendar wallpaper series. Each month I create a new wallpaper featuring the current calendar. Looking at the same image over and over again is not very stimulating. Hence having a new desktop background each month should help getting your creative juices flowing. The July 2011 Calendar Wallpaper is entitled “Frequency”. This desktop background uses a lot of vibrant colours and textures to really make it pop. Many of the details have been hand drawn in Photoshop, while the main elements have all been assembled in Illustrator using a mix of gradients and blending modes. It is very reminiscent of the ever popular retro futuristic design style. By the by, if you’re interested in the different stages of creating the design you can see a few shots on Dribbble. As always I hope that you like it. Please consider sharing it on any social networks. Thanks! + Continue Reading

Rise: Free June 2011 Calendar Wallpaper

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This post is part of the free calendar wallpaper series. Each month I create a new wallpaper featuring the current calendar. Looking at the same image over and over again is not very stimulating. Hence having a new desktop background each month should help getting your creative juices flowing. The June 2011 Calendar Wallpaper is entitled “Rise”. Same as last month I tried to build an abstract photography scenery. It was great fun blending different photos together and playing with colour schemes to come up with this abstract design. I hope you like it, and if you do, then please share it. Thanks! + Continue Reading

Gravity: Free May 2011 Calendar Wallpaper

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This post is part of the free calendar wallpaper series. Each month I create a new wallpaper featuring the current calendar. Looking at the same image over and over again is not very stimulating. Hence having a new desktop background each month should help getting your creative juices flowing. The May 2011 Calendar Wallpaper is entitled “Gravity”. This time round I’ve tried to steer clear of my usual abstract / geometric designs and experiment with photography as the main element. The wallpaper still has the vintage touch I love so much. In terms of inspiration there’s simply too many sources to list. If you like it please do share. + Continue Reading