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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 11:20 pm    Post subject: Your guide to textures Reply with quote

www.gameupdates.org/in...php?cat=11
Over 1GB of texture packs and collections. Mostly from quake / unreal artists and mappers. Some backups of dead sites


Large public libraries of textures. Mostly high-res.

www.freegraphics.org/ (not much variety)

www.pawas.com/ (Some variety of close-up photo references, none is ready to use)

free3dstextures.com/ (Textures and photographs licensed under creative commons)

www.mega-tex.nl/ (Accepts submissions)

www.accustudio.com/exc...s.php?dir= (Accepts submissions)

www.gamingtextures.com/ (Free low res textures. Paid users get high res textures)

textures.pedramk.com/index-html.php

www.turtletextures.com

www.3dimplant.com/images.php

textures.pedramk.com/index-html.php (Most of the photos need heavy post processing)

www.afflict.net/option...tion_1.htm

www.3d-resources.com/3...xtures.php (Despite the name there are no normal or displacement maps here), just photo textures)

www.zbrush3.com/textures/index.html

www.archivetextures.net/ (most are rather small, but there is a huge variety)

www.change-books.com/f...metal.html

www.davegh.com/blade/davegh.htm

www.texturevault.com/c.../index.php (Very good photos with no obvious shadows, overbright or angles)

www.lynnart.net/textures/wood/

texturez.com/ (Plethora of high res photo sources, but many were taken at angle)

www.lapicesdecolores.c...turas.html

www.texturearchive.com/ (What the name says)

www.boogaholler.com/bj...tures.html (Just 24 small images)

www.photoshoptextures.com/ (Don't be fooled by its name, all textures are photo sources)

www.cr-market.com/en/index.php

www.thegrimypolygon.com/

www.txpgone3d.com/portal.php (must register)

www.newtek.com/freestuff/ (must register)

www.3dmd.net/gallery/ (some tileable)

www.texturewarehouse.c.../index.php (another source with a great variety of textures)

www.sharecg.com/b/6/Textures

www.amazingtextures.co.../index.php (As the name says, amazing! Proper, not angled, photos. Most are clean with no light flashes, shadows or overbrightness)

www.bencloward.com/res...ures.shtml

www.textureking.com/in...l-textures (Not really THE KING, nonetheless it's very good)

www.ktn3d.com/textures.htm (some tileable)

www.textureworks.com/freestuff.html (many modern world facade photos)

www.allin3d.com/texures.html

www.noir.org/Textures.html (photos of bricks, stones, asphalt, etc)

megapoxy.net/free#anchor

www.in-texture.com/index.htm (was unreachable when I first saw it, don't know why)

www.animax.it/animax/Textures.htm (Highly recommended)

www.mayang.com/textures/ (Highly recommended)

www.imageafter.com/ (Highly recommended)

www.grsites.com/archive/textures/ (Mostly small tiles)

www.cgtextures.com/ (Highly recommended)

www.grungetextures.com/ (Metal, rust, oxidized, dirty, mud, dust, old, etc)

www.texturespy.com (Seems that they were a paid site sometime ago, but now everything is free to download)

www.pixelperfectdigita...hp/cat/506

tellim.com/texture_cd/...menu1.html (blender texture CD)

textures.vertx.ca/ (Some high quality photographed textures)

www.archibase.net/textures

www.escrappers.com/textures.html

www.texturesbytuesday....npage.html





Tileable / seamless

www.pixelpoke.com/FREE...tures.html

www.3dvalley.com/textures.shtml

www.planit3d.com/sourc...tures.html (low res)

www.ender-design.com/r...ckidx.html (as above)

www.freetexturemaps.com/ (14 1024 x 1024 base textures. Have links to other sites)

www.openfootage.net/ (High resolution photographic textures)

www.yourdailytexture.com/ (as above)

www.texarch.eu/

www.oneodddude.net/index.php

www.spectralogue.com/t...hp?path=41 (both seamless and photo reference)

tirad.com/textures.htm (a few photoedited seamless)

www.fatstrawberry.com/ (many wallpapers and ornamental patterns)

repeatxy.com (Very good source of tileable background patterns)

www.squidfingers.com/patterns/ (Same as above)

www.feedfinder.net/web...main.shtml (tileable patterns in a wide range of colors)

www.citilink.com/~rmc/...xtures.htm (Has some low res textures)

local.wasp.uwa.edu.au/...re_colour/ (all tiles are low res)





Non english resources

www.gallerie1.de/html/...uren.shtml

alice-grafixx.de/textures

www.texturenwelt.de/

www.pur3d.de/index.php?id=29

www.texturenland.de/texturen

www.3dxtra.cygad.net/de/page/46.htm

www.joes3dfantasyworld...review.htm

stilgar.st.funpic.de/

www.c4d-jack.de/php/te.../index.php

www.kollermedia.at/ind.../pattern4u

www.3d-ressource.de/

colorfilter.net/largetextures

www.mediacastle.de/tex...index.html

lemog.fr/lemog_v6/index.php

www.ulf-theis.de/tutor...dustriell/

www.texturator.de/texturator_d.htm

www.on-design.de/goodi.../index.htm

www.ffranceschi.com/mi...ta008.html

www.france-textures.fr.st/

www.bryceart.de/





Misc & Reference

www.e-interiors.net/ (Architecture and interior design reference)

www.linedstudio.com/ (as above)

jeenybeen.typepad.com/...index.html

australiasevereweather...index.html (amazing collection of reference pictures of skies in different weather conditions)

www.morguefile.com/

urbandirty.com/

www.2textured.com/main.php

www.diwiesign.com/inde...tockphotos (Ever watched Saw horror movies? This is a lot like Saw I)

www.abandoned-places.com/

www.greatbuildings.com/

www.oboylephoto.com/ruins/index.htm (Modern Ruins)

www.ohiotrespassers.com/ (abandoned, decayed buildings)

www.filipstadsbergslag.com/ (Dedicated to mines and miners)

bunkersite.com/ (Bunkers around the world)

www.dubtown.de/ (German. Pictures of decayed buildings and structures)

www.new-eden.com/ (Has a database of panoramic images)

www.abandoned.ru/index.php (Russian. Another source of abandoned structures)

www.urbanized.net/index.php?r=30 (Pictures of decayed structures)

www.uer.ca/ (More decayed...)

www.panoramio.com/ (Pictures of geological formations around the world. Integrated with google Earth)

vyonyx.com/ (Both textures and professional quality pictures of various places, and concept art)

www.freemediagoo.com (As above)

jeenybeen.typepad.com/...index.html

www.locationworks.com/...index.html (Excellent reference for interiors and exteriors, all categorized in sections such as bathrooms, living rooms, castles, rivers, etc.)

virtualworlds.wikia.co.../Main_Page (A wiki dedicated to archive game content that the author's has released under GPL)

gplr.bcsims.com/ (Similar to the above)

www.thebest3d.com/dogw...index.html





Photos

www.sxc.hu/

cgusite.ning.com/photo

www.webshots.com/

www.pbase.com/ (super reference, highly recommended)

www.stockvault.net/index.php

www.adigitaldreamer.co.../index.php

www.freefoto.com/

www.bigfoto.com/

aarinfreephoto.com/

www.farmphoto.com/

openphoto.net/

tofz.org/

www.photocase.de/en/

visipix.dynalias.com/i...hidden.htm

www.flickr.com/ (Must register)

www.photosharingforum.com/ (Some very high res textures and many photographs)

www.recsa.com/webroot/...4/real.htm (many real marble references)

www.boralbricks.com/ (as above, but for bricks)

www.freephotosweb.com/

www.freephotosbank.com/

www.freedigitalphotos.net/

www.dreamstime.com/freephotos

www.photoforum.ru/

www.fontplay.com/freephotos/

www.freephotostation.com/

www.freephotop.com/

www.freepixels.com/

www.everystockphoto.com/

www.allfreephoto.com/

yotophoto.com/

www.barrysfreephotos.com/

www.free-photographs.net/

www.freerangestock.com/

www.freephotos.se/

geekphilosopher.com/Ma...photos.htm

www.netfreephotos.com/

www.free-stockphotos.com/

www.free-pictures-phot.../index.htm





Planets, stars and galaxies

www.celestiamotherlode...g/mars.php

www.galaxyphoto.com/galaxies.htm

visibleearth.nasa.gov/

hubblesite.org/gallery/

www.gemini.edu/index.p...om_gallery





Materials for 3D modelling softwares

www.blender-materials.org/

www.vray-materials.de/

mxmgallery.maxwellrender.com/

www.tresd1.com.br/text...hp?t=12921

www.lwg3d.com/v3/presets.php





Texture maps

www.zarria.net/nrmphot...photo.html (how to "take pictures" of normal maps)

www.crazybump.com/ (this tool is capable of generating normal maps out of photographs)

forums.cgsociety.org/f...y.php?f=46

forums.3dtotal.com/sho....php?t=589

cgexpanse.com/phpBB2/v...980961f4ed

www.mapcore.net/forums...php?t=5318 (Some tutorials about texturing for games)





Procedural / Synthetic

www.filterforge.com/ (Photoshop plugin)

www.mapzoneeditor.com/ (procedural texture generator)

www.texturesynthesis.com/index.htm (as above, but it's GPL)

www.angelcode.com/texgen/ (Similar to the above)

www.spiralgraphics.biz/genetica.htm (Need to buy to have access to all features)

www.blitzbasic.com/Com...opic=46368 (one click seamless texture generator)

www.imagelys.com/

www.fxgen.org/ (GPL library)





All in one tutorial index sites (most tutorials are found in all of those)

www.good-tutorials.com/

www.pixel2life.com/

www.tutorialized.com/

pslover.com/

www.gurusnetwork.com

www.webdesign.org/

www.photoshoproadmap.com

www.wikihow.com

totaltutorials.com/

www.wikivid.com/index.php/Main_page (Free video tutorials of pretty much any subject)

www.techtutorials.info/

www.tutorialforums.com/

www.tutorialquest.com/

www.astahost.com/graph...n-f73.html (Plethora of good tutorials hosted on a forum scheme)





Gimp & Others

www.inkscape.org/ (Free vector drawing software)

www.zoggles.co.uk/asp/news.asp (pixel art)

www.gimpusers.com/tutorials.php

www.ratemydrawings.com/tutorials (Drawing art)

pwrinfo.com/cartoon-dr...orials.htm (what the URL says)

www.drawingnow.com/ (more drawings)

www.psplinks.com/conte...ital_Paint (Paint Shop Pro)

www.gamasutra.com/feat...n_01.shtml (Texture theory)

www.gimptalk.com/forum...s-8-1.html

www.gimpdome.com/forum...board=53.0

gug.sunsite.dk/?page=t...931cdd5b6e





Photoshop

www.pixeldigest.com/tutorials.html (Mostly dedicated to photograph editing)

photoshop-indepth.com/lessons/ (Index page is offline or forbidden,uh??)

www.graphicreporter.co...rials.html

www.renderosity.com/mo...ction_id=6 (Mostly dedicated to digital artists in general)

www.photoshopcstutorial.com/ (Does not cover painting or drawing techniques. It covers some effecst from burning texts to emboss, from photo retouching to some filter effects)

www.spoono.com/photoshop/

www.teamphotoshop.com/...5,8,3.html

www.photoshop101.com/t...-patterns/

www.computerarts.co.uk...ult_page=1

psworkshop.net/psworks...=Textures&

www.biorust.com/tutori...ed/desc/1/

www.toxiclab.org/default.asp?ID=3

www.fstutorials.com/ph...p/texture/

www.radiantvista.com/t...als?page=1 (Some video tutorials)

www.espressographics.com/

www.candeekis.com/alltutorials.html

www.cbtcafe.com/photoshop/

www.photoshopmosaic.co...utorials/1

www.photoshopgurus.com...rials.html

www.lunacore.com/photo...ials.shtml

www.photoshopdersleri.net/ (Swendish)

www.shanzcan.com/photoshopahol.html

www.celoxdesign.net/fr...-tutorials

www.macmerc.com/articles/list/7

www.trainstation.cc/Tu...Index.html

www.adobe.com/cfusion/...mit=Search (The of f icial adobe resource site)

vr6dubeast.com/node/11 (Highly recommended, very well written, step by step)

www.freetimefoto.com/p...3_toolbox/ (quick reference to all tools)



The path tool

www.gimp.org/tutorials...ng_Shapes/

www.good-tutorials.com.../path+tool

www.tutorialquest.com/.../tqpage_1/

www.myjanee.com/tuts/b.../yj/yj.htm

shapeshed.com/journal/...ion_tools/

www.tutorialstraining....diting.htm

www.wincustomize.com/a...139900&c=1





The history brush tool

www.pbase.com/ctfchall...tory_brush

shapeshed.com/journal/...rush_tool/

www.espressographics.c...brush.html





Selection and masks

graphicssoft.about.com...s_1jet.htm







Drawing & Painting

www.worth1000.com/tutorial.asp

www.allcrafts.net/drawpaint.htm (Real painting, not digital art)

www.creativity-portal.com/howto/ (mostly dedicated to Design & Creativity process)

www.polykarbon.com/tut.../index.htm (dedicated to manga, anime drawing)





Adjustment layers (extremely powerful feature)

www.good-tutorials.com...ent+layers

www.pixel2life.com/sea...0layers/1/

www.phong.com/tutorials/adjust/

www.earthboundlight.co...s-101.html

www.nyfalls.com/articl...ayers.html

www.myjanee.com/tuts/a...adjlay.htm

www.tutorialstraining....layers.htm

www.bairarteditions.co...djust.html

photoshoptips.net/2005...nt-layers/





Histograms and channels (extremely useful for fine tuning)

www.luminous-landscape...rams.shtml

www.pixel2life.com/sea...stogram/1/

www.nyfalls.com/articl...evels.html

www.myjanee.com/tuts/p...4/city.htm (Covers levels)

www.kenrockwell.com/te...ograms.htm (covers exposure and color)

ronbigelow.com/article...rams-1.htm

www.twistedtreephoto.c...rial1.html

www.sphoto.com/techinf...ograms.htm

www.marginalsoftware.c...annels.htm





High pass & Low pass filter

www.gamasutra.com/feat...ba_pfv.htm (covers how to elimitate high frequency or low frequency "noises" from textures)

www.nyfalls.com/articl...ening.html

www.gimp.org/tutorials...ch_Effect/ (covers one use of the high pass filter)

www.earthboundlight.co...oshop.html

www.photoshopsupport.c...ening.html

library.creativecow.ne...tiling.php

www.ephotozine.com/art...hotoshop-7

www.photoshopessential...high-pass/





Brush tools (learn those!)

www.adobe.com/designce...geburn.pdf (handy description of dodge, smudge, burn and sponge. All in one easy reading photo retouching guide)

www.eyeforphotos.com/g...page=0%2C0 (Short description of dodge and burn tools)

www . associatedcontent.com/article/95220/photoshop_tutorial_understanding_how.html (as above)

www.tutorialstreet.com...ing-tools/ (very short description of dodge, burn, gradient, fill, and paint brush)

www.arraich.com/ps6_ti...eburn1.htm (More dodge and burn)

s12.invisionfree.com/R...topic=1523 (Smudge)

www.adidap.com/2006/11...-painting/ (Smudge. From photo to paint)

oman3d.com/tutorials/p...conceptoo/ (Simple guide that shows how to create a simple painting using the regular brushes tools)

shapeshed.com/journal/...nge_tools/

www.ephotozine.com/art...onge-tools





Blending modes / Blend rages / Blend if (This + brushes = dreams come true. All descriptions from all sites are virtually the same)

www.polykarbon.com/tut.../index.htm

www.webdesign.org/web/...es.54.html

ronbigelow.com/article...blend1.htm

photoshopcontest.com/t...modes.html (A simple example of how to blend many images together to form unusual textures)

graphicssoft.about.com...x.htm?nl=1

www.teamphotoshop.com/...8,65a.html

ronbigelow.com/article...end-if.htm (Blend if gives you complete control of what blend and what does not)

www.gimp.org/tutorials...Exposures/ (This is a photographers technique of blending photos at different exposures)

retouchpro.com/tutoria...how&id=111





Eraser tools

graphicssoft.about.com...+wand+tool (Magic eraser and bacground eraser)

www.tutorialstraining....eraser.htm

designorati.com/articl...r-tool.php

wiki.biorust.com/index...&oldid=482

www.mediacollege.com/a...raser.html





Art history brush and history brush

www.adobe.com/uk/print...index.html

www.retouchpro.com/tut...index.html

www.macworld.com/2007/...x.php?pf=1

www.freetimefoto.com/p..._tool.html

www.adobepress.com/art...=7919&rl=1

www.digitaldesigncotta...story.html





This resource has EVERYTHING about color adjustments, contrast, brightness and pretty much all things about photo / image adjusting and treament

www.cambridgeincolour....orials.htm

ronbigelow.com/article...ticles.htm

www.itchy-animation.co...ight01.htm (This is all about lighting in real world)

www.3dtotal.com/ffa/tu...twave1.asp (This is more about rendering)

www.adobepress.com/art...&seqNum=10

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