View Full Version : how to create real-looking textures.
04-24-2005, 04:52 AM
Can anyone give me a tip on how to make textures in photoshop using dirt maps, brushes, pics, and so on..I Couldn't find any clear tutorial and I'm just :banghead: I don't get what I want. I have seen 3d total tutorials but nothing. I make a mess when combining layers. Can anyone help me please..with tutorials instructions techniques WHATEVER....
My idea is to use them later in Max.
04-24-2005, 04:51 PM
Im in the same boat as you. I really cant make realistic textures in PS for my models. I can model fine, but then when it comes to making the textures, that's when it makes my model look like crap.
04-25-2005, 03:43 PM
in my experience,look others' texture first,than search stuff as much as you can.
composite in ps,more use layer composite,it's crucial.
04-26-2005, 01:41 AM
It depends on what kind of textures you need.
Do you need some organic textures? Try taking a photo as a basis and working on from there. Don't have a photo? Try some stock photos you can find in many places, like stock.xchng (http://www.sxc.hu/).
And if you need more tutorials, ask Google, there are tons out there.
Here's an example: http://www.photoshoproadmap.com/Photoshop-tutorials/Textures-and-backgrounds
04-26-2005, 06:41 AM
04-26-2005, 06:38 PM
The Gnomon Workshop has an excellent texture library with some training on photocollage, they also have a Photoshop DVD that has some of that as well...depends on how serious ya are about learning it... good luck!
04-27-2005, 01:44 AM
thanks for the replies guys..
i'll try to follow this 3d total tut and see what comes up in the end
04-27-2005, 02:26 AM
Some good stuff here (http://www.dvgarage.com), under the "Free Instruction" section. You need to register, but it's free.
04-27-2005, 12:17 PM
it's funny how - when you're trying to do realistic images - the textures matter a lot of course, but the lighting and surface properties (bump + shininess) of your objects are just as important
(which is why this question is hard to answer - it's a complex issue)
04-27-2005, 12:17 PM
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