Archive for the ‘Tutorials’ Category

Sci-fi tiles in Filter Forge

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Making procedural textures can be daunting to begin with, but with a little persistence it can save you masses of time!

Here are some pointers on how I’ve made a batch of techy plate textures.

Technique

It does take a number of nodes together to get a good result. The Filter Forge network for the rough base is below-left. The final textures are created with the network below-right. Click either image to view full.

FF_Network_Base

FF_Network

Photoshop Smoke Brush

Friday, July 30th, 2010

It can take a bit of setting up to get a good effects brush in Photoshop, but it’s a skill worth having. It lets you build your own tool set and also teaches you how to break down effects and really understand them.

I hope you enjoy.