Signalnoise ‘Beast’ wallpaper

Signalnoise Beast wallpaper

It’s been a little while since I offered any wallpapers on the site, so I decided to make this one available for download. I’m the first to admit, I’m seriously fussy when it comes to the desktop of my computer. I need my wallpaper simple and all my files tucked away.

When I first got my new Macbook Pro I wanted to design a simple wallpaper I would be content with, and obviously something that has my logo included. As it turned out, that’s all it turned out to be :) I named the wallpaper ‘Beast’ after my Macbook Pro who has been sporting the wallpaper for the past month or so, he’s a real champ. Here are the links:

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So if you want a change for your desktop, grab the new Beast wallpaper.

2009 ‘Year of Astronomy’ wallpaper

2009 Signalnoise wallpaper

Well the final hours of 2008 are ticking away, so in celebration of the pending calendar turnover to 2009 I have uploaded my 2009 Year of Astronomy design in wallpaper format free for download in various sizes for your monitor and iPhone/iPod. Here are the links:

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So once again from Signalnoise, have a safe and happy New Year!

New Wallpaper: The O series

The O Series wallpaper

Fabio over at Abduzeedo featured my O Series design as Wallpaper of the Week. Check out the post to download the wallpaper at the size of your choice, fit for your screen or iPhone.

And if you missed it, I wrote a little tutorial on how I created this effect in Photoshop.

Signalera 1967: Wallpapers

Signalera 1967 Wallpaper

Here is the Signalera 1967 piece presented in wallpaper format. Feel free to download these for use on your desktop, iPhone or Playstation Portable.

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I’ve been making note of requests for other wallpapers, and more will be coming soon.

Texture demo

Texture demoI have a lot of texture work in my art mostly because it forces the piece in a more traditional direction, rather then something obviously Photoshop. I add layers of dirt, concrete, sand, rock faces, bushes, splatters, scribbles or whatever I can find that would add more dimension and emotion to my work.

Working with textures is a big part of my creative process and I hardly got to touch on it in the previous posts, mostly because adjustments are being made the entire time I work. So I thought it would be easier to show a simple texture in action rather then explaining. You can download the ZIP file (3.06 mb) which contains a 72dpi PSD file with my layers and setting intact. It only contains four layers that, when overlayed and adjusted, create a nice splattery background texture. I used this particular combination in a lot of the recent composite work.

When creating textures I am very religious about using Mayang, Stock.xchng and Morguefile for my various texture needs. Try searching for grit, grunge, rust, metal, etc.

So, open up the PSD and have a look at my layer settings and opacities to see how it works. Have fun.