Creating A Texture Tutorial Promo

It took a while to complete, but here's a tutorial explaining how I go about making my textures, hope it helps others wanting to make their own.

45 comments:

Ann said...

Thanks for the tutorial. I have used photos as textures before but I never thought to do it this way and save as a PSD. I'll have to try this out. Thanks again

Sherri D said...

thank you ... now maybe we can share ours with you!

Debbie said...

Thanks Jerry....this is wonderful! So kind of you to share...I appreciate all you do! :)

Aubrey said...

I think you are awesome for all you share with us! Thanks!

Jessica Stier said...

Awesome!!! Thanks for spreading your knowledge and creativity. You really are an inspiration.

CraftCrave said...

Thank you! This blog post will be advertised on CraftCrave in the Tutorials category today (look for timestamp: [02 Mar 01:00pm GMT]).

merkusje said...

Thank you so much, this is really great.

Just Me said...

Thank you for sharing this. I have a question about saving it to a psd file. Does this require doing anything special or do you just open your digital photo and save it as psd? I have saved some of my photos as png files by just saving it to the png option but was never sure if that was the way to do it. Thanks again!

Jerry Jones said...

Ann;
I save everything as a PSD file, so it can be used countless times without any loss of details like jpg files do, in fact you lose some detail everytime you open a jpg.

If I decide I want a copy from a PSD file I make one and save it as jpg for posting.

Jerry Jones said...

Sherri D:

Hmmmmm, I never thought about that, sounds good to me. :)

{Simply} Heather said...

Wow, Jerry...thank you for taking the time to do this and share it with all of us. Your work is so appreciated!!

Jerry Jones said...

Aubrey;

I appreciate the kind words and company.

Jerry Jones said...

Jessica;
Thanks, I'm just one who believes sharing is caring.

Jerry Jones said...

Merkusje;
My pleasure.

Jerry Jones said...

Just Me;

You might want to read my reply I posted below your comment.

To save as a PSD go to "File" the click "Save As" and in the drop down box select PSD which is the first option.

Jerry Jones said...

Heather,

Thanks, and it's a pleasure to share with others.

Barbara said...

Wow--thank you, Jerry! I can't wait to start playing around and make my own.

Rainier Blue said...

Thank you so much. You are as generous as you are talented. I feel fortunate to learn, as well as be inspired.

Jamie said...

Awe! Jerry you are the Bee's Knees!! Thank you sweetie. Love, Jamie

Jerry Jones said...

Jamie;
Thanks my dear.

Sim said...

Hey Jerry! You're an angel!
How kind of you!
I don't know how to use textures...
Do you put them over as a separate level? Do you add transparency?
Thanks my Jerry!
XXX Sim.

Nana said...

Oh, I wish you had not shared how easy it is! Now, I have no excuse for not trying to be original. Thank you so much for popping my lazy bubble of ignorance.

Anonymous said...

amazing. You are a very caring sharing person. Thank you. Not only do I look forward to using your textures, but now I can try and make some myself. ;) Sammib

kimi kreations said...

I haven't read it yet but wanted to say.... Yippee!!

~kimi~

Magnolia said...

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Debbie ♥ ♥ ♥ said...

You are so awesome!! Thanks a million!!

Cosima's Digital Designs said...

This is awesome! You are the best, thanks for sharing! XOXOXO

Cedric said...

Like all your work this is beautifully and thoughtfully presented. Thanks you very much.

Limar said...

Great! This will be very useful :) Grazie mille!

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

You are incredible. Thank you SO much!

Yvette said...

Thank you for taking the time to write up this tutorial it help out a lot.

Daiquiri said...

Have you noticed how it's not only the most talented bloggers, but also the most generous...those who really put their art out there for others...those are the bloggers who are most loved?

You are loved, friend! Thanks so much for your amazing art AND for your heart for sharing, teaching, and encouraging.

Have a beautiful day!

ER said...

Thank you so much, Jerry. I've just started creating my own textures, but in complete ignorance. Your tutorial is a huge help, thank you. I have a question: How do i prevent myself from being overwhelmed by all the choices? There are so many textures as well as opacities and blend modes, how does a beginner stay focussed? Lizzy

Jerry Jones said...

Lizzy,
The fun of creating textures is all the choices available, just take your time and have fun experimenting, that's the key, to experiment, there is no right or wrong way of doing it, that's the beauty, and remember, you can always start over.

My main concern was trying not to become an addict, too late. : )

Sherri D said...

I tried my first texture this morning

http://www.flickr.com/photos/25718766@N02/4404552514/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/25718766@N02/4404560328/in/photostream/

Michelle said...

Thank you thank you. I just started experimenting with creating my own textures. I know this tutorial will come in handy.

Anonymous said...

Thanks a million Jerry:)Kristianne25

Jan - Big Brown Dog Primitives said...

This is wonderful, Jerry. So clear and the screen shots are so helpful! Thanks so much for educating me again.

stepko said...

Ooo thank you so much for this fantastic tutorial!!
I had to try your advices exactly after reading it and already made two textures.
Thank you very much for this great help and inspiration!!
Have a nice evening!!

AndyArt said...

Thanks! I'm so looking forward to making my first textures!

me again said...

I blogged about this today! Thanks for this great tutorial and here's the link to my post:
http://alphabetsoupstudio.blogspot.com/2010/03/creating-textures-from-photos.html

carol said...

Wow! Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and art! I have been playing "catch up" watching your You Tube videos - having a blast!

Michelle said...

I really appreciate you sharing this and I think you have the most amazing textures. I love them!

lizzie_anne said...

Jerry, Thanks so much for the tutorial and all the textures. As a newbie to photoshop your blog has been a gold mine and an inspiration.

ReinaB said...

I'm coming to the party a bit late but I had a question about the digital pictures you used to make the textures. Did you shoot them as jpegs or raw format? Does it really matter either way?

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