Thursday, July 19, 2007
Ghanaian Adinkra – Photoshop Brushes
I know I said I was going to lay off the brushes for a while but I could not help it. I was looking for some Adinkra sybols for some work related shit and I came across Well Tempered. Jean has actually taken the time to digitalize a whole load of Ghanaian Adinkra symbols, in really good quality too. So with his permission I used the symbols to create a set of 59 brushes. For those of you not aware of what Adinkra is, check out Jeans site. Each of these symbols has a significant meaning. I have not made brushes from all of the ones available but I have used most of them. In addition I have also created a variety of borders and patterns that can be used to create some pretty nifty posters, if I do say so myself. By using the right color combinations and patterns you can even make something that looks like a traditional Kente cloth. As far as I know this is the first and only set of Ghanaian Photoshop brushes available online. I have already made use of these commercially and I am hoping they prove to be useful for many more people out there. I know if some of the designers in Ghana could get a hold of these brushes their lives would be a lot easier. Downloading and using custom brushes is so easy, once you give it a shot you will see a whole new platform is available to you. Click here to download the Ghanaian Adinkra Brushes for Photoshop or click on the picture below. Once again, I would love to see how these brushes are used. You can also create your own borders and patterns creating the sybols. Its loads of fun.