Introduction: Creating Tileable Textures With Gimp

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Here Is The Result

Step 1: Creating the Image

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Download And Open Up Gimp

Once Gimp Loads Click FILE > NEW

Step 2: Making Plasma

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On The New Image Window

Click FILTERS > RENDER > CLOUDS > PLASMA

Step 3: Making Plasma 2

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On The Popup Just Click OK

Step 4: Black and White

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Now We Make The Image GRAYSCALE

Step 5: Adding Colour

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Now We Can Choose Our Own Color For The Texture.

And Then To Save Thats It.

Step 6: Now Make It Tilable

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Click FILTERS > MAP > MAKE SEAMLESS

Comments

adamazing (author)2011-10-13

Cool instructable! :) FYI, A lot of sources recommend that you use powers of two, e.g. 256, 512 or1024, for textures, especially if they're going into a game.

Also, this method will result in very obvious repeating patterns especially when using a small tile size tile over a large area, which may or may not be what you want:

Psychic Master (author)2009-10-18

this is awesome i will be making more of my own textures now!!!

mikedoth (author)2009-03-19

Didn't knwo about the Make Seamless tool, very handy.

jamwaffles (author)2009-02-13

wow. this is a simple yet ingenius way to make tileable textures. as im workingon starting the begginning of a game, this technique will be extremely useful for texturing things. just a shame you dont have more comments :( james waples, 14 ps. hope i start a trend :P

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