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Any good resources on how to create textures on photoshop?

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Hi guys, so I just registered but already visited and knew about this forum, I have been learning Blender for around 1 and a half month now but I feel like the textures on my models just don't look very good, I have photoshop and I would like to create some textures with it, like grass, dirt, etc... not realistic but more like a cartoonish style, so I would really appreciate it if you could tell me about books, websites, videos where I can learn how to do this, thanks in advance happy.png

 

PD: Sorry if this isn't the right section to post this

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I agree with youtube.  I've seen several hand painted texture tutorials, including one with a sword that was used to demonstrate Blender's texture painting.  That is actually a pretty good way to go too, even if you have photoshop.  It is hard to beat directly painting on a model.  And even so, the concepts you learn for handpainting textures from either photoshop style or texture paint on model style, will still apply to the other, so don't exclude that out of the tutorial search.

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I agree with youtube.  I've seen several hand painted texture tutorials, including one with a sword that was used to demonstrate Blender's texture painting.  That is actually a pretty good way to go too, even if you have photoshop.  It is hard to beat directly painting on a model.  And even so, the concepts you learn for handpainting textures from either photoshop style or texture paint on model style, will still apply to the other, so don't exclude that out of the tutorial search.

 

Thanks, I think I watched the sword tutorial some time ago, and yes, direct painting seems to be very versatile, but also if let's say, you want to create a replica of something with it's exact textures, it wouldn't work, I tried clonning but it doesn't give desired results, I will try youtube as you said.

 

 

Browse YouTube and http://www.3dtotal.com/.

 

For hand painted textures you will actually need to learn about digital painting. http://www.ctrlpaint.com/  this site has a lot about digital painting and teaches the basics of art.

 

Thanks guys, I will start right away, also it would be good if anyone had more suggestions, the more resources, the better :)

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There are some plugins like "FilterForge" that help make textures using procedures and SpiralGraphics "Genetica" is a premiere stand-alone procedural texture generator,  Both can create animated textures.  FilterForge is easier.  You can also use Photoshops built in image filters by starting with a base texture (photo of rock close up or such) and experiment with the various filter settings to get the effect you are seeking and save as jpg at a 1:1 resolution (square).  When you have a good color image, use the Filters/3D section in Photoshop to create Normal and Bump images to match the color jpeg. 

If you really want to go and create insanely cool 3d displaced graphics - like bas relief or carved wood check out Algorithmics Substance maker and Painter tools however bewarned its not for the person who wants a one, two theree click solution. That would be the Filter Forge plugin (or standalone).   This model for game developers was textured bu using some FlterForge texture components like the rivet plates made by Rawn's Filter Forge filter (thanks Rawn!)

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