View Full Version : Photos of Texture for Digital Coloring

09-10-2003, 02:59 PM
Hello all :D I've noticed that alot of people when they digital color their comics & illustrations they add texture to some parts of their artwork. Is their a site in the internet that has photos of such textures? For example: wood, metal, rock walls etc... I don't own a digital camera so I can't take my own. I was just wondering if their was a site. Thanxs in advance to everyone who sees this and answers :)

Dash Martin
09-10-2003, 04:07 PM


Those are my two favs.

09-10-2003, 04:56 PM
Aw man those are great!!! Thanxs a-million. Yeah!!! Now I can go experiment with what I had in mind :D thanxs again

Chris Piers
09-11-2003, 04:56 PM
Are there any tutorials that explain the best way to use textures?

If I had to do it, I'd lay it over the image in Photoshop and play around with the blending tools and maybe even dodge and burn. But chances are, that's wrong. Any advice?

Dash Martin
09-11-2003, 06:04 PM
That's what I usually do. I've found Color Dodge and Color Burn have some wicked effects...especially when you layer them. Just play around with them though...you can get some pretty cool stuff to turn up.

09-12-2003, 12:48 PM
The general way I do it is just to put the texture on a layer above what you want to texture. Trim it to the right size. Then set the layer mode to overlay and adjust the opacity until it looks right.

Chris Piers
09-12-2003, 02:49 PM
Yay, my instincts for PhotoShop are growing keener.

09-24-2003, 06:36 AM
the best texture website i have personally come across (http://textures.forrest.cz/)

Dash Martin
09-24-2003, 02:34 PM
Originally posted by atom_basher
the best texture website i have personally come across (http://textures.forrest.cz/)

I've seen that one, but the resolutions are way too low for print.

09-25-2003, 12:41 PM
Thanxs all for those tips. Glad I'm not the only one looking to learn. Yeah!! Keep it up.