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Make Seamless Grass Texture from a Photo with Spiral Graphic's Genetica

Genetica by Spiral Graphics is a standalone texture editor with rendering and mapping capabilities that is quite powerful after a little bit of a learning curve. It utilizes node methods to allow you to apply effects, transforms,filters, and much more to your source image or texture. The software also comes with many textures and ways to generate procedural textures, but for my first guide with Genetica, let's use it to make a seamless texture from a photograph of some grass. Not too hard, but often hard to make look good.

Over 215 Textures Added Today! Watercolors, Acrylics, Fabrics, Papers, Wood, Cement & More!

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A bunch of new high resolution free textures have been uploaded to the site today. They included watercolor and acrylic paints, fabrics, cement, symbols, wood, and more! Social media subscriptions, sharing, and bookmarks are also currently being added to texturemate's site.

15 Free Hi-Res Seamless Brick Textures Added, New Texture How-To's Added

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New category for seamless textures added with 15 original seamless brick wall textures added! 3 new texture tutorials have also been added.

How to Easily Remove Lens Distortion from Photos using Gimp

Typically, photographs of textures that contain grid-like patterns such as brick walls or tiled floors are most useful when all of the edges appear straight and parallel to each other. Depending on the camera equipment used and the distance from the surface photographed, a ‘fish eye’ effect can cause the appearance of edges to curve inward or in some cases outward. This can make things difficult when adjusting the texture image for seamless tiling. Luckily for us, Gimp has a quick and easy filter to tune out a photo's lens distortion.

210 New Free Textures Added!

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We have added 210 more free textures, bringing the total to over 500! The legal terms have been updated to help clarify that you are freely allowed to use these textures in 3D modeling software packages such as Blender.

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Welcome to texturemate; my personal free texture repository for other graphic artists, web designers, or 3D modelers like myself. At texturemate, you will find my completely original free texture photographs, free texture packs, stock images, brush packs, or any other resource I manage to create and share for you. Here, you are allowed to obtain anything for free for commercial or non-commercial use! All stock texture photographs have been taken by myself and are available in resolutions of 10 Megapixels or higher.

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Every resource provided on texturemate is considered completely royalty free! The stock textures, texture packs, brush packs, and any other resources available for download on this site are completely free and may be used in commercial or non-commercial applications. Credit to texturemate for use of available textures or brushes is appreciated, but not required. These textures may be used in 3D modeling software packages where their appearance is altered, such as Blender, 3DS Max, Solidworks, CAD, or Second Life. They may also be used in scrapbooking applications. The only exception is that they cannot be redistributed commercially in their unedited form. These textures cannot be re-packaged and resold without significant modifications to their appearance. Brush packs may be used to create unique images in Gimp or Adobe Photoshop, but they cannot be redistributed without being significantly edited. Any resource on texturemate may be linked to when sharing information or resources to others.

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