Article ×× Using Textures and Patterns
THE Creator of Bakas
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Posted 7/9/09 , edited 7/9/09
Textures and patterns are commonly used to give gfx looking like you can feel it. For example, remember that 1 time when you woke up and realized that you were leaning on your arm when something was under it leaving a red mark or some sort? In gfx, that red mark is like it's texture or pattern.

Textures are being more known and popular because of the great effects it can have depending on the gfx. You can create your own texture by just grabbing a photo and editing it until it doesn't look like it was the same photo before. An example is shown in the spoiler:
To achieve the texture in the spoiler, I just smudged it, use a few filters, changed the blending mode of the filtered layer, and made a new layer to colorize the texture. It looks nothing like the original, but it looks like a texture.
Using textures have been a bit of a problem with most users. They usually just change the opacity of the texture, but that is the wrong way to go. The right way is changing up the blending mode. So play around with the blending modes until you get the way you want the texture to be.

Patterns are different from textures. Patterns give the graphic the look as if something ran through it. An example is shown in the spoiler:
Creating this 'x' pattern it's really simple. Open up a new document and make the size 5px by 5px. Then zoom in as much as you can and grab the pencil tool to create an X like image. This is just 1 of the many pixel patterns you can use.
Using patterns is pretty much the same as using textures: you play around with the blending modes until you get the product you imagined.

The 'Dot Pattern'
As many noticed, I use a kind of dot pattern on my rendered gfx to give it a nice texture. But since it's a way I learned myself and (I think) I'm the only 1 who knows how to do the certain steps for this pattern I'm sorry to say I can't give that information's a unique texture and I would like to keep it a secret from now on... I'm sorry.

Overall, you now know how to use textures and patterns, and the basic way on how to use and make them!
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Posted 7/20/09 , edited 7/20/09
urm i would like to say that i also know how to do the dot pattern ! XD.. Me also learnt it myself ! Hi five !one thing though ..dont use it so often and make it lighter so that it doesnt block the character.. i am not saying that u must do exactly like i told ya to.. but its just a suggestion yea? =X .. please gimme commens on my work too.. usually i dont use any patterns except scanlines on my work ^^
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Posted 7/26/09 , edited 7/26/09
Lol all i do is play around with the blending till i get something i like XD
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Posted 7/28/09 , edited 7/29/09
What program do you use?
Posted 8/14/09 , edited 8/14/09
yah what?
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