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How to make textures?

Posted: Sun, 25th Jan 2009, 4:40am

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FXstudios99

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I've been playing with some presets and wanted to make my own. I really need to find out how to make your own textures for the particle effects. I would be thankful for any information you could give on this.
Posted: Sun, 25th Jan 2009, 5:51am

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You're in luck. When looking for a tutorial on how to do something, I highly recommend checking the Tutorials forum.

Creating textures from photos in Photoshop.

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Posted: Sun, 25th Jan 2009, 3:45pm

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Ok. So can I use like Adobe Photoshop Elements 6?
Oh, and buy the way the tutorial forum about Paintshop Pro doesn't exist anymore.
Posted: Sun, 25th Jan 2009, 6:01pm

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Heh, sure enough. That'll teach me to not check my links.

Yes, you can use Photoshop elements.
Posted: Sun, 25th Jan 2009, 6:27pm

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Cool!
Thanks a lot!
Posted: Mon, 26th Jan 2009, 12:22am

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I tried the example with how to make a texture from a photo and I got as far as the Color Range part. My Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 doesn't seem to have a Color Range setting.
Is there any way around the Color Range part?
Posted: Mon, 26th Jan 2009, 12:58am

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Use whatever selection tool works best to select the flame, to isolate it from the background. I don't know what tools you have available in elements, but whichever one enables you to select the non-black areas and you are most comfortable with, use it. Make sure you check the notes at the end of the tutorial as well, which do provide some info on creating textures from scratch, rather than starting from a photo.
Posted: Tue, 27th Jan 2009, 4:10am

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Ok. I tried that and it works really well.
Thanks!