10 free paint Photoshop textures packs

A texture is the basic fundament which a designer must know in order to build a reliable basement for the attractive design work. The core task with the texture is to find the most appropriate way to combine colors and visual effects. There are diverse texture art and for your ease, here we have collection of 10 free paint Photoshop texture packs. Have a look at it below.

1. 9 big textures – Like Oxygen by yunyunsarang

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2. 14 big textures – nova burst by yunyunsarang

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3. Textures 01 – Stock Pack by kuschelirmel-stock

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4. Textures – Paint Chips by onecoldcanadian

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5. Paper Textures Pack 2 by blacklacestock

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6. Splat Textures – Unrestricted by emothic-stock

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7. Paint Grunge Texture Pack by webgoddess

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8. Tie die and Paint texture by daintyish

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9. artsy textures by Supriya Manandhar

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10. paint_textures by Loupiotte

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Unique and Colorful Illustrations by Carlos Lerma

carlos lermaCarlos Lerma has created this collection of unique and colorful illustrations, he is a visual artist with over ten years of experience in illustration and graphic design. Carlos has an online Society6 store selling prints, throw pillows, mugs and more, check it out via his website. Carlos Lerma's Website
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All of my dreams coming true: I experienced The Rock at Comic-Con

Dreams do come true. Casey Newton is experiencing his first-ever San Diego Comic-Con. Here’s what happened to Casey, in his own words, the moment Dwayne Johnson (aka The Rock) takes the stage to promote Hercules and talk about his “fanny pack” photo popularized this week on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

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Upgrade your gaming empire: 10 best games WordPress themes

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Games create a second reality. They can turn a common office worker into a daemon-slayer or car races. They can make you a hero of a story worth reading, or let you communicate in the environment that never existed on Earth.

But why are they called a second reality? What we get from them is not less real then what we get out of our daily experiences. We develop our will-power, reinforce desire to win and overcome the obstacles. We learn to give everything a second try, not to be afraid of difficulties and misfortunes and, sometimes, even to cheat in order to get what we want. Gaming space is a training ground where we model our behavior and reassert our winner approach to life. Moreover, game world is probably the best place to distress and blow the steam off. It is much more effective then releasing anger and tension by punching a pillow. Games reward you for beating the obstacles and reestablish healthy belief in one’s competence.

At present games win over audiences with their high resolution graphics, atmospheric landscapes and elaborated elements that make in-game experience seem real. To effectively present different games a website should also reflect these concepts. Being tech-savvy, atmospheric and carefully designed, it will attract gamers rather then push them off with its outdated look. A gaming website that reflects what people are looking for in games is the best place for joining and staying in touch with the gaming community of today. Fortunately, you do not have to design it all from scratch like back in the 90s and can get a high-quality eye-candy just within 15 minutes with a predesigned theme.

Why a Pre-designed Theme Beats a Custom Design?

1) It lets you win time. You do not have to take trouble over finding a right designer and elaborating everything from scratch. No long expectation as it is already there.

2) It saves your funds up to 10 times. I bet you have alternatives how you can productively use them.

3) It is easy to install and adjust. Multiple options will give it a unique outlook that beats custom designs. Technical support is available 24/7.

4) Great images that come with the theme become your property. You can reuse them as long as you want.

In this post we have selected 10 best up-to-date templates that will revamp your game empire. Take a closer look at them and launch a new generation gaming universe with one of them!

In Motion: Games Responsive WordPress Theme

This dynamic two-color theme conveys the sleekness of dark grey combined with the energy of basic green. Domination of pictures in the theme layout allows you to demonstrate all the highlights of your place.

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Color Mosaic: Game Reviews WordPress Template

This template introduces a bright multi-color layout. It will perfectly accommodate different game genres and types and is attractive for gaming audiences of various age and interests.

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Best Tradition Billiard Club WordPress Design

This design has some retro feeling to it. Handwriting elements and chamfered angles give a feeling of comfort, luxury and relaxed atmosphere that accompanies best billiard facilities.

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Stylish Billiard Club WordPress Theme

This theme shows that billiards is something more then just a pastime. There is a geometrical beauty behind it, a tradition of how everything should go, a set of rules that make it refined. Demonstrate that your club sticks to the best standards of the game with this visually rich theme.

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Game Portal Responsive WordPress Theme

Orange modules of this theme remind of tongues of flame and urge to enter the action of the game. Large lightbox allows to bring the featured images from the best games to the spotlight.

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Mysterious Realities: Games Responsive WordPress Design

This dark mysterious design will be great for any content connected with role games. It creates an atmosphere of dark magic and promises a realistic gaming experience. Unusual grid layout will attract additional attention.

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Blood-spotted: Game Portal WordPress Theme

Dramatic red and clandestine white give a feeling of structure as well as dramatic touch to your website. The main message of your webpage is “Act!” as intricate plots and life-and-death situations await gamers on your page.

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The Spirit of Combat Game Portal WordPress Design

This dimmed theme will perfectly reflect the spirit of combat and action games. Weapons, defence technologies and roughness of severe confrontations will find the best support with this reserved design.

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Call of Duty: Game Portal WordPress Theme

There’s no place for sob-stuff in heat of a real battle. Sheen of steel and dust over faces. Demonstrate how realistic gaming experience can be with this tree-color theme.

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Danger Addiction: Games WordPress Template

Toxic green is often featured in shooting and action games. At the same time, this shade of green is the colour of witches and dark magic. Mysterious light in black night is a perfect winning combination for your website.

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Photographer Cole Barash Presents “Talk Story”: An intimate look at the culture behind the waves and white sand of Hawaii’s famed North Shore

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The North Shore of Oahu—quite likely the most photographed surfing destination in the world—is the go-to reference point for big wave-riding for both surfers and non-surfers. It is home to world-class breaks, sees some of the cleanest swells and hosts top international contests….

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Astonishing Cut Paper Artist Bovey Lee

2Cut Paper artist Bovey Lee is currently based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, she created here first cut paper piece in 2005. She explains her paper art as the tension between man and the environment and the 'motivators' of power, sacrifice and survival. Driving our desires and behaviors toward one another and the environment. I hand cut […]
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20 Tips For VLC Player Users

VLC is probably the most versatile video player you can download due to its amazing ability to play almost any codec you throw at it. This alone makes this app a worthy addition to your software suite. While most people use VLC as a simple video player, it is so much more than that. VLC is the Swiss Army Knife of video players with features that are hidden and unknown to the casual user.

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These features include the ability to do video recording, playing Internet radio and video, simple editing; just to name a few. To go through the number of hidden features VLC has could fill an entire wiki (which it does). So instead of you reading through the incredibly technical wiki, we have gathered the best 20 VLC tips and tricks you may not know.

Note: The tips included here are done using the Windows version of VLC, unless specified.

1. Convert Media Files

Did you know that you can use VLC to convert your media files into a wide variety of formats? The app lets you choose exactly how you would like to convert them or you can simply use a given preset.

To start, go to Media > Convert / Save, add a file and click Convert / Save. From here you will select the desired codec to convert to.

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2. Play/Download Online Videos

You can actually use VLC to play and download online videos. You can use the full suite of tools to manipulate video playback or save them for later play.

To start an online video, go to Media > Open Network Stream. Press the Network tab, enter the URL of the video and click Play. To save it, instead of Play, choose Convert.

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3. Record A Currently Playing Video/Audio

If you want to record and capture a snippet of a video that you are playing, VLC has an option to do so. To enable this feature, on the menu bar, click View > Advanced Controls. Extra buttons will appear on the app. While playing a media file, click on the Record button to start recording. Press again to stop.

Recordings will be saved in the Videos folder for videos while audio will go to your Music folder. On the Mac version, go to the menu bar and click Playback > Record or use the shortcut CMD + ALT + r.

4. Record Desktop

VLC is able to record a video of your desktop, acting as a screen recorder. To enable desktop recording, go to Media > Convert / Save. Go to the Capture Device tab and on the Capture mode drop down menu, select Desktop. Select your frame rate under Desired frame rate for the capture and click Convert / Save. Finally select your codec and the destination and click Start. To stop recording, click the Stop button.

5. Record Webcam

You can record a video in VLC using the webcam. Go to Media > Open Capture Device and select DirectShow from the Capture mode drop menu. From here you will select the video and audio device from where it will capture. Click Play and VLC will stream from your webcam. Use VLC’s ability to record currently playing video and you have yourself a webcam recorder.



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6. Rip A DVD

Did you know you can use VLC to rip your DVD’s into your computer? It’s a simple way to create an archive of your DVD’s for backup purposes or a way to view them when you do not have access to the physical disc.

Go to Media > Convert / Save and click on the Disc tab. Under Disc Selection, click on the radio button of the media disc you are using and check No disc menu. Make sure the selected Disc device is correct and click Convert / Save. Choose the codec you wish to save in and save it with the extension that is compatible with your codec.

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7. Remote Control VLC From A Browser

There is an option available to use a web browser as a simple remote control for VLC. This is incredibly useful when running VLC on a media center PC, as you can control it using a laptop or your mobile phone.

To enable this feature, go to Tools > Preference, and click the radio box All under Show settings. Next, go to Interface > Main Interface and tick the Web check box. Then, under Interface > Main > Lua, set the Lua HTTP Password. Remote control through the browser should now be enabled.

To test this, on your browser with VLC installed, go to localhost:8080. It will ask for the password and once given, it should display a remote control interface for VLC. To use this on another device, you will need to find the IP address of your devices’s browser. Add the address on your device’s browser with :8080 appended to it, for example 128.0.0.1:8080. Your device is now a simple VLC remote.

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8. Video And Audio Effects

VLC gives you a multitude of tools that allows you to manipulate the video and audio of any given media. To see the tools available, go to Tools > Adjustments and Effects. From here, you will see tabs that contain the A/V manipulation tools. On the video side, you can adjust colors, crop, rotate video, add filters, etc. With audio, you get the usual equalizers to tune your music.

9. Subscribe To Podcast

If you are looking for a very simple podcast subscription app, VLC can fill that need. You can use the app to subscribe to your favorite video and audio podcast and view them all within the app.

To subscribe to a podcast, got to the Playlist sidebar, under Internet, there is a Podcast option. Hover your mouse cursor over it and a + will appear. Click on it and add the RSS for your podcast. On the Mac version, go to the Podcast option and press Subscribe to add the RSS URL.

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10. Play Internet Radio

VLC provides Internet Radio channels on its Playlist sidebar for you to browse and search for online radio stations. If the provided stations don’t interest you, you can play your favorite channel by getting the station’s URL and opening it using Media > Open Network Stream.

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11. Video Wallpaper

Ever wanted to have a video playing as your desktop wallpaper? There is a simple way to toggle this using VLC. Go to Tools > Preference. Click on Video and under the Output drop down box, select DirectX (DirectDraw) video output. Save and restart VLC. The next time you play a video, an option will appear on the right-click menu under Video to play as a Set as Wallpaper. Choose it and the video will then start playing as your desktop background.

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12. Add Watermarks On Video

You can add your own watermarks on a video through VLC, bypassing a need for a dedicated video editor to do so. Do remember though that you will need to use VLC’s recording feature to save the video with the watermark.

To start, go to Tools > Effects and Filters. Click on the Video Effects tab and under the Overlay tab, you will get options to either add in your logo or a simple text to the video.

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13. Play Video As ASCII Characters

For a bit of fun, VLC allows you to display a video all in ACSII characters. To enable this fun feature, go to Tools > Preference and click on Video. Under the Output drop down box, choose Color ASCII art video output. Your video will now be displayed entirely in ACSII. Now try watching ‘The Matrix’ like this.

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14. Play Media Contained In Archive Files

If you have a ZIP or RAR file that contains a media file, you can actually play them within VLC without extracting them. Simply open them with VLC and it will play all of the files contained within.

If the file is broken up into pieces, just open the first part of the archive in VLC, making sure all the files are within the same place. This is a good tip when you don’t want to waste space decompressing the video.

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15. Scrobble To Last.fm

If you are a heavy Last.fm user, you can scrobble the music you play through VLC. To enable it, got to Tools > Preference. On the Show settings radio box, click All. Click on Interface > Control interfaces and tick the check box for Submission of played songs to Last.fm. Then, under Interface > Control interfaces > Audioscrobbler, enter in your Last.fm credentials.

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16. Take A Snapshot

Ever need to take a snapshot of a video you are watching? VLC has a way to do so. Simply use the shotcut Shift + s on Windows and Linux or CMD + ALT + s on OS X. The picture will be saved in your OS’s respective pictures folder.

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17. Bookmark A Video

You can bookmark a part of a video so that you can return to it later on, if you feel like replaying a certain part of a video. To bookmark a video, go to Playback > Custom Bookmarks > Manage. The Edit Bookmarks window will pop up. Press the Create button when at a section of a video you would like to bookmark.

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18. Add Subtitles

If a video you have doesn’t come with subtitles, you can add your own by finding an SRT subtitle file for the video and adding it in. To add the subtitle, play your video and go to Subtitle on the menu bar and click Add Subtitle File. If you want VLC to play it automatically, place the SRT file in the same folder as the video and make sure it uses the same file name as the video file.

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19. Double Or Slow Down The Playback Speed

This feature is incredibly useful when you are watching a media file primarily for the content, such as podcast, audiobooks, recorded lectures, etc. To start, press ] to fast forward by 0.1x for each press. To slow it down, press [ instead. On the Mac, there is a slider to control playback speed, located in Playback.

20. Extensions And Plugins

Just like Firefox, you can extend the functionality and appearance of your VLC player. There are a variety of extensions and skins available on the VideoLAN site. Take a look and see what appeals to you.

Some of the extensions enable you to automatically get subtitles, info on the actors, as well as lyrics to songs, among other things. Skins, on the other hand, allow you to modify the look of your media player and there are many available that are sure to fit your taste.

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Which smartwatch should you buy?

There are only two smartwatches worth buying today: the Pebble and Google’s new Android Wear platform. If you’re bent on buying one, which do you choose? The Pebble’s got the looks, Android Wear has the power of Google, should either earn your money? Right now, the Pebble takes the lead over Android Wear, but it’s likely that far better things are right around the corner, and the smart move might just be to wait for those.

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40 Creative Examples of Street Art For Your Inspiration

We all are arts fan. When it comes to street art there is no limit on imagination. Street art is evolving into new areas of creativity every day. In this-post we present an amazing collection of street artworks related to nature. Hopefully, everybody will find something interesting.

40 Creative Examples of Street Art For Your Inspiration

Street artwork can serve as a nice source of inspiration. I know some of my friends who rarely able to find inspiration in anything around. Unless like me, who always trying to derive inspiration from almost anything around and also able to convert it into my work, Mostly into web designs. So, how about you? When was the last time you changed your inspiration into something productive?

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We designers, can derive inspiration from almost everything around, and this collection can fulfills your inspiration related needs as the uses of graffiti artwork in web design is somewhat hot trend nowadays. We can promise you that when you start browsing them farther it will surely refresh your memory.

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40 typography Twitter accounts you must follow

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In the world of typography, there’s no shortage of fresh design inspiration, new releases, and great free fonts around to get your creative juices flowing. But where do you find it? Twitter is a good place to keep on top of new developments, but the social media site can often be an overwhelming experience if you don’t know where to look.







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