Photoshop Seamless Textures

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Introduction: Photoshop Seamless Textures

Ever wanted an image to tile without any edges? I'll show you how. PS, This is my first instructable.

Step 1: Offset

First make a texture. I made a dirty sand texture, but you can make whatever you want. First want you want to do is go filter> other> offset. In the pop-up window, type half the length of your length, and half the height of your. Example, if your image is 500 by 500, you would type in 250 and 250.

Step 2: Clone Stamp Tool

Now it's time to use the clone stamp tool. It is the tool above the eraser tool (or you can just press "s"). Hold Alt and click somewhere on texture (not on the edges that we're fixing, though). You might have to hold down alt and click somewhere on the texture again.

Step 3: Tada!

That's it. Tell me if you need any help.

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If all you want is the texture to be bigger, you can just hit CTRL+T then drag the edges out to the size you want and hit enter. Its a lot faster and works just as good :)

Wish I had Photoshop. Yes, I do have the GIMP.

The GIMP has "Make Seamless" as one of the filters or scripts (I can't remember which right now). It's instant and very easy.

If you run Windows use Paint.net it is AMAZING for free! I use it for all my image stuff.

-josh

you can do the same thing by creating a small 200x200 then duplicating it, and moving it with the arrows. I do a lot of backgrounds and it is easier to duplicate.

This is similar to the method I use: 1) create the texture 2) duplicate the layer 3) offset the duplicate 4) erase the seams so that the original shows through 5) merge layers 6) optional: offset again so it's back in place (if it's important) You may also have a problem where the seams run into the edges. If so, just offset it horizontally to fix one part, move it back, and offset vertically to fix the other.