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Making Texture Tiles for use as patterns and backgrounds



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1. Open a new image  Save the file as texture.psd. If you already have one, use the one you have to add layers to.

  1. Call it Texture
  2. 200 wide
  3. 200 high
  4. 72 pixels per inch
  5. RGB
  6. White background

2. Insert a new layer. Call it CANVAS.

3. Color it Tan using the paint bucket and hex #FFFFFF 9for foreground. Double click the foreground color. Uncheck web safe colors and add the hex value #FFFFFF to the box labeled #.


4. Click Filter=>texture=>Texturizer

  • Texture = Canvas

  • Scaling = 150

  • Relief = 9

  • light = topright

5. Click ok.

6. Making Seamless tiles. We need to make this texture tile seamlessly as described in Seamless tiles tutorial.

Use the offset by clicking Filter=>other=>offset.  Set at 100 horizontal 100 vertical. wrap around.  Then follow the tutorial, using the clone tool on the areas you need to merge, and a soft brush of 45 pixels.

7. Save your PSD for additional textures. Save your file in Gif or jpg also for the web.

8. Adjust your colors using hue/saturations to get variations of this canvas. Save again.


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