Tutorial: Seamless textures
I will be providing you with a very effective method for creating high quality seamless textures - namely photo realistic patterns. But first, a few notes:
Unlike similar methods, this one doesn't use the offset tool. This method aims for quality and requires both full control of the image and a dynamic view of the repeating pattern.This tutorial is created for Adobe Photoshop, but can be used with any image editor that has a similar functionality.You can click any of the images to see them in higher resolution. Prior to tormenting yourself with work, check if the work isn't already done. This is an excellent source of seamless textures. A single large-scale image will provide a better result than a repeating pattern in most cases (notable exceptions are vector patterns and computer animations).
Now, let the tutorial begin!
Part 1: Choosing a source image
This part basically defines how much time yo