Difficulty rating: 3/10: You'll need to know how to download and install plugins, use layers, and access said effects.
You will need the following Plugins:
Effects -> Distort -> Crystalize
Effects -> Height Field to Normal Map (You only need the HeightToNormal.dll)
Effects -> Distort -> Tile Reflection
Effects -> Erode/Dilate
You will need the following textures:
1. Open a new canvas
2. Pick two colors that don't contrast that much, I chose dark blue and dark pink.
3. Run clouds at these settings:
The clouds will give us the two colors we want in our image, and spread it out randomly. It's great for making textures.
4. Effects->Distort->Crystalize at these settings:
This will take the image and turn it into a crystal-like masterpiece. It's useful for many things, including textures, abstracts, etc etc.
5. Effects->Distort->Tile Reflection at these settings:
Tile size: 25
This will take our image and turn it into a shiny tiled floor. Very useful for making floors.
6. Duplicate the layer you just did all that stuff on, and run Height Field to Normal Map with these settings:
Height Field to Normal Map (HF/NM) is the most useful plugin for textures in the world. It gives them depth, and more reality to the texture.
6.5. Set the layer blend mode to Overlay, and press Ctrl+Shift+G to make the HF/NM black and white. Merge the two layers.
7. csm725's Cobblestone Texture Tutorial on a new layer.
It's never a bad idea to try combining different textures, you never know what new texture you will get in return!
7.5. Set the layer blend mode to Overlay. Then run Tile Reflection with the same settings as you did the first time.
8. Merge the two layers. Your texture should now all be on one layer.
9. Duplicate your texture layer, and run Height Field to Normal Map again with same settings as before.
9.5. Press Ctrl+Shift+G to make the HF/NM B&W (black and white) again. Set the layer blend mode to Overlay. Merge the two layers again, and then you're done!
Here's what you should get, if you are following correctly:
Here are some cool things you can make with my tile texture:
Edited by Weylin, 23 May 2010 - 04:53 AM.