Oooh! I am SO excited about today’s texture and tutorial – so very cool! To start – here’s my free texture for you (and then on to the directions on how to do something similar yourself). Here’s another Paper Texture to add to your growing collection:
I just LOVE how this turned out! This is built upon the Paper Texture that was offered to you in my January 8 blog post. On top of it I used a photo I had on file of a wonderful field of sunflowers that I came across while driving across North Dakota in 2010 (actually – the whole darned state seemed to be nothing but sunflower fields – miles and miles of them – amazing). Jay Hilgert over at BittBox.com put up this tutorial … it’s so easy to follow and INCREDIBLY AWESOME to boot! Take a look at it, located at http://www.bittbox.com/photoshop/photoshop-101-how-i-do-it-unique-texture-without-using-brushes . I will caution you on one thing however … Jay mentions crawling the ‘Net for a cool-looking nebula photo. PLEASE – if you do this, be sure that the image you lift is one that has given you permission to do that lifting! Otherwise you are stealing and that is so incredibly NOT cool … Back to today’s lesson, here is a cutie Dalmatian pup that I used to illustrate using this texturized image as a background.
Please do post links to how you made use of this tutorial – whether you use my new texture image or create your own. We wanna see them! Feedback is welcomed. All textures are available for personal or commercial use. They are NOT allowed to be resold or to be claimed as your own. Just click through for the larger size file, right-click that one and save the texture to your own computer. My sample uses of the texture are not available for any use.