Sign in to follow this  
yellowman

Make a Stone Texture

Recommended Posts

This tutorial is available as a PDF. Click here to view or download it

Make a Stone Texture:

A Cobblestone Type of texture

Image like this

stonetexture1.jpg

Plugins needed for this tutorial:

Grim Color Reaper by Jotaf

Transparency by BoltBait

Drop Shadow and Smart Blur by KrisVDM

Click on Show to see the tutorial:

Hidden Content:

stone1.jpg

 

stone2.jpg

 


stone3.jpg

 

 

stone4.jpg

 

stone5.jpg

 

stone6.jpg

 

stone65.jpg

 

stone7.jpg

 

stone8.jpg

 

stone9.jpg

 

Enjoy

In this image I used same tutorial above, but used the Smart Blur and Magic Wand on the grout (top layer) twice to 3 times, this will give a rounded stones shape, then continued the tutorial:

 

stonetexture2.jpg

 

In this image I used the Bricks by jchunn plugin for the pattern then Dents, and continued the tutorial:

 

stonetexture3.jpg

 

And in this image I used a Free Hand lines for the pattern:

This pattern

 

freehandstonepatern.png

 

To got this effect---->>

 

freehandstone.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

NIce tutorial,the bricks look awesome :D

EDIT: I just saw that he thread name is wrong: "Sone Texture"

Edited by ptuZ

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Feather Object doesn't come with a True Feather option anymore.

This Selection Feather Beta might be a workable substitute:

BoltBait downplays it, but it works pretty well to shrink things the way True Feather did.

The objects need to be selected first, to use it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

OK... At the risk of getting stepped on for asking a question in the wrong place...

Where do I find the Smart Blur plug-in? I got to that step, and then went to find it in my menu, only to realize it's not there (it's not listed as a plugin needed at the begining BTW)

When I got to that step, I figured it was in the basic (updated) version of PdN or something (because it wasn't listed in the list of plugins needed ;) ) But I've looked and it's not in my effects or adjustments, which tells me I need to load it. But when I've looked I can't find it anywhere... not in the Alphebetical list of plugins and I've searched "Smart blur plugin" and have gone through all the results and... nadda :sad:

If one of you guy/gals could please help me locate this plug in it would be greatly appreciated cause it looks like I could really use it in a lot of applications.

Thanks a bunch

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Sarkut.

I searched using the Search box at the top right corner of this page, but the search box you linked me came up with WAY different results. And I guess I should have known to search for "Vandermotten" when looking for "Smart Blur"

But I got it now... thanks again

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My bad, I am so sorry, because I modified some steps but forgot to add the Smart Blur to the list.

Thanks Schism and Sarkut for pointing on that.

Fixed.

Awesome man... I was just givin ya a lil greif for that by the way... I'll have to try this tut out when I get time now... now that Sarkut pointed me in the right direction to find that plugin

Thanks again Sarkut

Edited by Schism

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ok... well here's my crack at it.

StoneTexturetut.png

My teachers always told me to put my name on my work :P

This was an awesome tut for me Yellowman... It showed my the Grim reaper plugin (had never used it) and it also showed me a great new way to use the crystalize feature (I would have never thought of) and then, of course the Smart blur... I think I'll be using that one a lot.

This was a nice simple tut, that had very few steps (of course you can probably see I added a bunch of steps/layers on my own) but this tut taught me a lot! Thanks a BUNCH!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Awesome result Schism, I love how you made your name same style as the texture and part of it, that is the aim of the tutorials to show you some techniques and you adopt them to create your own effect, thank you for doing the tut, and I am glad you like it.

BTW your teacher, he is right.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was looking for a way to add highlights and shadows to make my textures more 3D and completely missed the drop shadow plugin glad i looked at this now. Can't wait to try this.

<edit> wonder if this works with the selection as low as 32x32 pixels </edit>

Edited by jimjimmy1995

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Make sure in first step to use black and white for Clouds.

When using Outline, Do not put the Intensity to full (100)

If this is still a problem, then after Outline don't use Grim Color Reaper , use Magic Wand with Global mode and zero Tolerance , and select inside the cells, then hit Delete on your keyboard.

Edited by yellowman

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I thought I followed your tut carefully, but I keep getting a white ring around each stone. I tried to adjust the settings for drop shadow, but it didn't work. Any ideas?

th_Stonetexture.png

I changed the x/y values in the Drop Menu to one, and I still see the white border around the stones. They remain after I apply the Drop Shadow again in Black. I also tried increasing the Magic Wand Tolerence before deleting in the previous steps. That didn't work either.

th_Capture1.png

Edited by Bob11

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I thought I followed your tut carefully, but I keep getting a white ring around each stone. I tried to adjust the settings for drop shadow, but it didn't work. Any ideas?

th_Stonetexture.png

Don't slide x/y in the Drop shadow to much, apply it in a small amount and repeat it.

Try it, and if it doesn't work with you, then there is some other solutions to work around,

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Don't slide x/y in the Drop shadow to much, apply it in a small amount and repeat it.

Try it, and if it doesn't work with you, then there is some other solutions to work around,

I changed the x/y values in the Drop Shadow Menu to one, and I still see the white border around the stones. They remain after I apply the Drop Shadow again in Black. I also tried increasing the Magic Wand Tolerence before deleting in the previous steps. That didn't work either

th_Capture1.png

Edited by Bob11

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Bob11 for providing the last image,

looks like there is some leftover white in one of the steps,

to get rid of that do this:

-After last application of the smart blur, change the grid to a full black by using the lightness of Hue/Saturation "slide Lightness all the way to the left"

-Now lighten the black with same way by sliding the Lightness to the right this time to get the desired gray, and continue the tutorial.

If you still have a problem, just tell me to help you with a video version of this tutorial.

If you read through the comments, this tutorial have been modified due to the deletion of the original Feather plugin "contain bug", that's why you are facing all these problems, I may delete the tutorial or find another method.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I followed your directions about the hue change, but although the results were an improvement, it still was not that good.

th_stonetexturewhitedropshadowfirst.png

Then I followed your directions again, but applied the black Drop Shadow before the white Drop Shadow. I like this result much better. Maybe I just prefer a black shadow over a white one.

th_stonetextureblackdropshadowfirst.png

I wondered what would happen if I skipped your directions about the hue change but just applied the black Drop Shadow before the white one. Not good. Gray circles around the stones.

th_stonetextureblackdropshadowfirstwithouthuechangeaftersecondsmartblur.png

Anyway, thanks for the tip about the hue change.

Edited by Bob11

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this