Mixed media art, the beauty of putting together literally anything into one final piece of art. The technique must have been around since the stone-age, but it was not until Photoshop came along people really started to get crazy. Here is a collection of some of the most incredible digital art works featuring mixed media, along with some tutorials and resources for you to create your own art.
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Here are some wild and very beautiful art works to inspire you before getting started with the tutorials!
Finding high-quality resources is essential to make your final result look good. There are a lot of sites that are selling things like Photoshop brushes, textures and patterns. And that is great, but you should remember that there are also tons of free stuff right in front of you!
- Browse DeviantArt for Photoshop Brushes
- Browse DeviantArt for Photoshop Custom Shapes
- Browse DeviantArt for Photoshop Patterns
You should also keep an eye out for big design blogs with their monthly round-ups. Here you will find plenty of good stuff that you can use.
- 50 Must-Have Photoshop Brushes
- 50 Beautiful Light Effects Photoshop Brush Packs (740 Brushes)
- 50 Free Photoshop Brush Sets You Should Bookmark
- 1000+ great free Photoshop brushes
We try to keep up with all these round-ups and to propagate them to you via our Twitter feed. So if you are looking for daily resources, be sure to check us out @PixelTango.
Personally, I think many tutorials published nowadays are just plain dull. Most of them does not add anything new to the design community. This by using the same brushes, same techniques and poor explanations.
Of course, there are exceptions and you will have to look hard to find the best. PSDTuts is always a win (most of the times at least). I have collected some neat mixed media tutorials worth checking out: