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Here is my all-time top-5 run-down… (I’ve had a massive stock break, not uploaded anything in about 2 years! *which also means I’ve been brewing for 2 years!)
This shows which my consistent sellers are at the main stock sites. (Grunge ahoy!)


In at number one is ‘Black Photocopy background Texture’ selling 164 times, 5093 and earning $268.68

At number two is ‘Coffee Cup coaster ring stains’ selling 119 times,  4092 views and earning $119.06

At number three is ‘CT Scan Skull Slices’ selling 116 times, 25345 views and earning $59.52

At number four is ‘Acorns from an Oak tree’ selling 111 times, 4388 views and earning $131.53

At number five is ‘Paper Airplane’ selling 97 times, 5494 views, and earning $177.12


In at number one is ‘Canvas texture Element’ selling 49 times, 1900 vies and earning $60.32
Canvas Texture Element
At number two is ‘Cup Stains Set’ selling 48 times, 2138 views and earning $58.92
Cup Stains Set
At number three is ‘Photocopy Texture Element’ selling 39 times, 2150 views and earning $80.29
Photocopy Texture Element
At number four is ‘Paper Airplane’ selling 35 times, 54239 views and earning $59.89
Paper Airplane
At number five is ‘Cup Stains set’ selling 33 times, 1342 views and earning $41.13
Cup Stains Set

I’d do Shutterstock & Fotolia too but they don’t give image specific stats, I could do Fotolia sales and views but it doesn’t show the image earnings.
You can sort by ‘downloads’ at my Fotolia Portfolio to see the current sales & view stats and see the most popular downloads from my Shutterstock Portfolio.

My first ‘On Demand’ sale at shutterstock looks promising at $2.48 for 1 sale, much better than the original subscription payout level I’m on of $0.33 per sale 🙂 Lets hope for more of these 🙂
Shutterstock could claw back some potential buyers that might have been defecting to istockphoto with this, and its going to keep the photographers happy too. 🙂

Coffee cup stains, a range of cups and other round things were used to print these stain marks with pigmented black ink, scanned at high res.

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Old Tea Chest Grunge texture Background
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I’ve had a couple of sales from subscriptions, but the earnings increase of $0.06 on top of the usual $0.30 isn’t really much to shout about.
This is the Second exclusive sale I have had from credits:

Title: Old Tea Chest Grunge texture Background
Description: Old Tea Chest Grunge texture Background, stained foil paper.
Views: 14
Downloads: 1
Downloaded by: 1 members, 0 guests
old and 2006 credits : 0 small, 0 maximum, 0 additional
2007 credits : 0 small, 0 medium, 1 large, 0 maximum, 0 additional
subscriptions : 0
Total: $1.8 – an extra 30 cents than non-exclusive

Rocks with embeded fossils in
© Photographer: Pdtnc | Agency:

And this was the first exclusive sale from credits:

Title: Rocks with embeded fossils in
Description: Rocks with embedded fossils in Whitby north yorkshire
Views: 24
Downloads: 1
Downloaded by: 1 members, 0 guests
old and 2006 credits : 0 small, 0 maximum, 0 additional
2007 credits : 0 small, 1 medium, 0 large, 0 maximum, 0 additional
subscriptions : 0
Total: $1.2 – an extra 20 cents than non-exclusive

Its not bad I guess, and the more levels the image goes up the better commission it will pay. *fingers crossed for more sales* 🙂

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OK, here’s a quicky set, just 6 brushes to stamp scratches over your images with, sharp edged so its best to have the image size smaller than the brush :p Available at to save my bandwidth limit. If you download these, please leave a comment to let me know, thanks 🙂

The Full size scratches images set are available at stockxpert 😉

Go check my new brushes, made while digging back through my archive of images from a few years back, good shit for grungy masking or embellishing your PS images.

First two in the list on the brushes page, and here’s a lil’ taster pic…
The Scratchy Mix set is like an over-all layer to grungify your pictures, and the Splats set is just as it sounds… splatty! *Don’t forget to consider a lil’ donation if you use for commercial work*

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