Questions tagged [texture]

Questions about image textures, designed to quantify the perceived texture of an image. It gives us information about the spatial arrangement of color or intensities in an image or selected region of an image. Ask anything related to the design of image textures.

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What's the most efficient way to “blank” old comic word balloons while retaining paper texture?

I'm taking very old (1940s and '50s) comics and trying to remove the text from some of their word balloons. I don't want to just erase their contents to pure white space, though, as the paper colour ...
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How can I crop everything outside of an art board in Illustrator?

I've got a very complex texture that I have running WAY over the art board and I need to clean it up for a client. How do I get rid of every point outside of the art board?
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Giving a vector shape a rough edge without manipulating anchor points

I’m looking to give my very smooth vector drawing a hand-drawn style. When I say this, I don’t mean applying a texture over the top of the whole vector (like this). A technique that would produce ...
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How can I make a shape look like it is made of glass?

What are the general principles I can apply to make a shape look like it is made of glass? More specifically I want to make some simple graphics that give the impression of looking at a lens side (see ...
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how would you recreate the distorted/noise effect that google uses in their new material design illustrations?

I've been trying with brushes but it just doesn't get close to this. Has anybody been able to accomplish this effect? how did you do it? I'm using photoshop cs6
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What tools can I use to create Fractal Art?

There are many fractal generation softwares such as the free Xaos and Fractal Architect 2. I normally use Mathematica to generate fractals and process them later with editing tool but this time have ...
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How to apply, blend or overlay a texture or pattern image to a layer in Photoshop?

I've got a grunge texture JPEG that I downloaded from Premium Pixels that looks like this: and a text layer on a black background. I want to blend or overlay the image file to create a worn-out, ...
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Scan of paper: keep grain pattern, remove gradient

I have a hi-res scan of some paper, where you can see the grain. However, the scanner has made some parts of the page darker than others—for example, it is a lot darker near the page edges. This can ...
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Sponge (reticulation, pores) texture in Inkscape

I'm trying to vectorize this Gray's anatomy diagram from the Wikimedia commons: (Yeah, I know. Kind of an awkward image, but I'm a medical student studying Urology and we need good medical diagrams ...
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How to create a fabric pattern with wavy lines

I would like to create a fabric pattern, like this one: I'm not very experienced in graphic design. Could somebody please explain how to create a fabric texture and overlay a wavy line pattern in ...
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How do I recreate this radial noise effect?

I have tried using noise/blue etc. to create a similar effect. It looks similar but not quite as graduated. I'm interested in hearing about different approaches!
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How to create a noise texture like this website's

How would I go about making a texture similar to the one used throughout this site: Is it some kind of noise pattern?
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How to show background texture through text placed on background in Photoshop?

Say you have an image of a wall or an old, creased piece of paper and you want to add text on that background. How can you make the texture of the background come through the new text in Photoshop so ...
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Good sites to find textures online?

I'm always on the lookout for good textures, as they are pretty subtle but can add a lot of life to your site. Recently I found Tileables (http://tileabl.es/) which looks pretty cool. Can you ...
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Illustrator: How to create realistic reflective gold surface?

I'm trying to draw a realistic gold ingot. I've been playing with some basic shapes and gradients, but realism isn't my strong suit. I mean, it's obvious what it's supposed to represent but it just ...
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How can I create fruit's texture?

I'm looking to create fruit's texture, specifically a lemon's, in the form of a textured image that is otherwise transparent. This is because I want to be able to use it as an overlay layer on ...
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Creating a cocoon-like spun texture

I'm trying to create a 2d texture like that shown below that I can use to similarly 'shrink wrap' objects in 3d software so they look like they've been captured by a spider. I know I've seen some ...
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Create Distressed Opaque Texture in Photoshop

I am trying to create this ghostlike opaque distressed look with the football on the right as seen in the football helmet image on the left. Any tips?
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Are there any conventions for pairing tileable patterns for web and print design?

I'm wondering if there are any rules-of-thumb or conventions for choosing patterns that work well together. At the moment I just use my best judgement which I've developed over a number of years. ...
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How to change the color of a pattern or texture in Photoshop?

How would I go about replicating the following pattern in Photoshop, with a different background color than this gray one? Of course, it would be best if the pattern could be on its separate layer, ...
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Converting marker and watercolor art to Illustrator/Vector?

Hi everyone. I have been playing around with watercolor and marker lettering lately. I know how to turn them digital in Photoshop while keeping the natural watercolor and permanent marker textures. ...
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Creating a shiny black plastic effect

I would like to create a rectangle that looks like it's made from a flat piece of shiny, polished black plastic. The kind of glossy surface that attracts fingerprints on modern electronics products - ...
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How to create a grain in illustrator with specific colors?

I'm trying to reverse engineer a graphic that I like in Illustrator, and here is the part that gives me trouble: I have followed a few tutorials using the Grain effect with multiply, however it does ...
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How to recolor a vector pattern swatch in Illustrator?

I am new to textures and overlaying a vector for texturing, and I found these halftone textures from Spoon graphics http://blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/freebies/10-distressed-vector-halftone-patterns-for-...
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How to create a repeating texture?

I want to create something like this: In this German tutorial, they explain how to do so in GIMP. My problem is, that I need exactly this but so that it is repeating itself. So that I have an image ...
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How do I drain this pattern of color to add it?

I'd like to add the below leather pattern effect to the bookmark I have made below that: The bookmark is simply white pixels with some layer effects added. How do I "drain" the texture of colour so ...
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Critique: Color and texture use in gymnastics club poster

I'm making my first poster, ever, using a local business as inspiration. The business is a gymnastics club that already has some low-key branding, including: A leaping gymnast forming an 'R' with ...
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Multiply effect when printing on cardboard stock

So I've designed a label and been using a cardboard texture as a guide for when it will be printed on actual cardboard. I've used the multiply blending effect in InDesign so I can get some of the ...
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Even brightness in texture

I have a floor tile texture I want to use in my bathroom Sketchup/Unity model (Its a photo I've taken of the actual tile). I have tried these two tutorials and none of them reduces the uneven ...
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How to find a texture for a background image for website? [closed]

I am looking for a texture pattern for an image that is similar to the one Path.com uses: https://www.path.com/images/about/bg.gif I want a similar image pattern so i can use it as a background for ...
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How to get a construction paper look in photoshop or illustrator

I am looking to create some graphics or logos that look and feel very much like that thicker colored construction paper in photoshop or illustrator cs6 Example here: http://dribbble.com/shots/908746-...
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How do I achieve an “old” distressed poster effect in Illustrator, Photoshop or Pixelmator?

I am looking to create some graphics that look like modernism vintage style. Examples here: Any thoughts here?
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Making 2D Motorbike Game Textures

How could I make textures similar to the ground textures in this game: http://www.teagames.com/games/funkytruck3/play.php Im making something similar but I am totally new to making any game graphics.....
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Diffuse map and Texture map

I am basically a developer. I just want to know the difference between diffuse and texture. My assumption (as a new to 3D game development), from what I read is that diffuse is the texture applied to ...
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How to Create a Leather/String Lace texture or stitching effect

So I've been going through some iOS designs and love the features you see in bar gradients. More specifically the textures are to die for - but I'm still fairly new to mobile design stuff. I'm ...
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Adobe Illustrator CS6 Make a texture fit exacly in a custom shape?

I am trying to make this texture inside the penguin shape like this Now i know i can use a clip mask like this But i want to make it so the texture doesn't fall out of the shape, so the object ...
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How do I make custom textures for overlays?

I have a physical object that has a really nice, unique texture and I would like to duplicate that texture digitally for overlays (2D or 3D). What steps do I need to take to accomplish that? What ...
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Painting a car in 3D then generating stencils

I'm not really sure what software solution would be best, or if one even exists, but I have a car that I want to design the paint job for. It appears that Photoshop can import a 3D model and from ...
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How to achieve this patternish gradient texture / halftone effect in Illustrator / Photoshop

How can I achieve this sort of pattern? I presume from these sample images I found from a poster made by Laurient Durieux, it is made using illustrator. Or am I wrong? Is there a proper way to do it?...
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How can I create a realistic 3D texture in Photoshop or Illustrator

Does anyone know how I can create this kind of texture in Photoshop or Illustrator ? I've tried the Bevel & Emboss filters in Photoshop (and drop shadow, inner shadow etc.) and also the 3D ...
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Can photoshop wrap 2D image around entire custom shaped 3D object?

I've been playing around editing textures for some video game objects. I recently discovered that I could use "Merge Down" to put a 2D image over the 3D object and translate that to the texture. My ...
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PS CS6: Texture Painting on a 3d model

I've been using Photoshop proper for quite a while, but have just recently started working with the 3d aspect. I have some tileable 2d images as source (human skin) and some importable 3d models ...
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Making dark areas lighter on a wood texture

I'm trying to find a method to make a wood texture more homogeneous in Photoshop. What's the best approach to achieve this? (I only found tutorials that deal with photos, not textures). I want the ...
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Replicate alpha channel in Photoshop

So I have two versions of a texture, one is low res and contains an alpha channel, and the other is high res and is missing the alpha channel. I was wondering whether it would be possible to recreate ...
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In GIMP, how can I change one solid colors to multiple color variations?

I'm not really sure how to ask this in words, but I used to use a program along time ago that would change one solid color into multiple variations. Say I have a solid red square, but I want it to be ...
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How can I create a polygon pattern in Photoshop?

I have been thinking for quite a while how would i make it myself. The difficulty lies in randomness. I Could go on manually but can't help and feel that there is some better way to do it. For ...
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How to apply a texture to the background

I was trying to follow this tutorial to build a website and on Step 2, it said that I should paint the jpeg texture to the background. http://www.designzzz.com/how-to-make-web-template-photoshop/ I'...
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How do I make a texture similar to the ones on Subtle Patterns, but with colour?

I really like this texture: There's a million similar to it on Subtle Patterns, but they're all white, grey or black for the most part. How would I take one of those and make it a dark blue, like in ...
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How to create a texture / matte finish

I'm new to graphic design, so forgive me. Does anyone know how to create a the matte/texture feature that appears on the twitter start page when a user is logged out? Its like a light blue which has ...
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Textures - How to use in Web Design

Basically, I love how people use textures in web design. But as most website designs are "fluid", how do you make them work for all monitors and make them seamless? For Example, on the website http://...