Obsidian Dawn Resources

This is simply a quick mention of Obsidian Dawn (http://www.obsidiandawn.com/) which is a great source for free Photoshop brushes. They only request that you mention them if you use their brushes. See their terms of use for the full story. Here are two examples of model Crystal Gomez where I used their brushes.

The first image uses four of Obsidian Dawn's cloud brushes to paint faint white clouds on the four corners of the image. I wanted to give the impression that there were clouds were in front of her, but I did not want the clouds to obscure her very much. Each cloud was drawn on its own separate layer so it could manipulate it independently from the others. I also used one of their lightning brushes:

A surreal image of Crystal.

A surreal image of Crystal.

The following image uses one of the Obsidian Dawn's light beam brushes:

The two light beams give added interest to the image.

The two light beams give added interest to the image.

Be warned, however: there are a great many more goodies on this web site than just brushes. There are also images, shapes, patterns and tutorials. You are certain to enjoy exploring this site and experimenting with what you will find.