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These are generally good textures. I do think your bevelled edges would look much better if they were softened, though. Right now they look perfectly hard-edged, which is unrealistic. I'm not sure how you're creating the effect, but even just running a blur brush along the sharp edges ended up looking better when I tried it.
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Crater Creator wrote:I think your bevelled edges would look much better if they were softened. Running a blur brush along the sharp edges ended up looking better when I tried it.
Please show three examples side by side with my sharp ones.
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Okay, have a look at these.


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What I did was draw over the sharp edges with a 5 pt blur brush set to only affect luminosity. This isn't the best way to do it, of course, because you're degrading quality by doing that. But hopefully it shows what I'm getting at: making the contours not look like they were cut with laser precision, with no erosion.

I also had a go at making similar contours from scratch.
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The top ridge was made by selecting a thin rectangle of pixels at the top and filling it with 50% gray, set to screen mode, and then the same for the bottom but set to multiply mode. For the bottom ridge, I used a gradient instead of a solid fill. The first and last 10% of the gradient was clamped to black for the screen and white for the multiply.

The circle on the left was made by selecting a circle of area, coloring it 50% gray on a new layer, and setting the layer to overlay mode. Then I went to the layer styles and turned on Bevel & Emboss, roughly matching the global light you used in your textures. For the circle on the right, I feathered the selection by 1 pixel before filling it with 50% gray.

I'm guessing you're using one of these two approaches to make the contours in your textures. In my opinion, the bottom ridge and the right circle look better than their counterparts (though less so for the circle than the ridge).
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Thanks for taking your time to show me this. I'm going to consult with some friends on this.
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Crater Creator, is this better? (please don't mind the ventilation bars, I updated them too)

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I liked the previous version better.

I have a remark about the very first texture shown in this topic though (yeah I know it's been there for a while already). I think it would be better if the bevel layer that creates the black lines was above the layer that creates the three niches. As it is now, the black lines catch light as if they were flat. Especially the ventilator looks odd.
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I like the new version in post #30 the best, FWIW.
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Drictelt wrote:I liked the previous version better.

I have a remark about the very first texture shown in this topic though (yeah I know it's been there for a while already). I think it would be better if the bevel layer that creates the black lines was above the layer that creates the three niches. As it is now, the black lines catch light as if they were flat. Especially the ventilator looks odd.
I'm sure this is covered under the critisism Crater Creator posted. If these updates takes a while, please be understanding. I mostly want to get time to do the remaining three sets.
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I think the new ventilator looks better, the old one reminded me of a column-like texture from Tempus Irae.
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G.S.10 wrote:Crater Creator, is this better? (please don't mind the ventilation bars, I updated them too)

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That looks great: this texture now looks like tile in a way it didn't before. You've got the idea, and the change to the ventilation just goes to show you're still comparing to the originals and paying attention to detail. I'd say don't be afraid to make those contours take more or less space to suit the individual texture, but beyond that, keep doing what you're doing. [MSmile] Getting a first pass on the other texture sets first is also a good idea.
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The sewage set is getting close to complete. There's one texture I have a problem with (see attached image). The diagonal stripes are neither 45 nor 60 degrees. Instead their angle seem to be somewhat random, even between stripes. Making the texture tile is difficult for me.

Do you guys have any ideas of how to approach the diagonal pattern?
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I don't think the angles are different between stripes?

The two angles are definitely perpendicular, so try this: draw it with horizontal and vertical lines instead, make it tile, then put four copies next to each other. Rotate that image CCW 22.5 degrees or whatever that angle is, and crop a square out of the middle.

There appears to be a line crossing the top and bottom of the texture exactly at the center, which should help choosing where to crop.
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Thanks for the reply Treellama. I tried the method you suggested but it didn't quite work for me. In the end, I used a 45 degree diagonal pattern and stretched it to roughly fit the original texture. Cheap, but at least it worked.

Here's the result
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First thing that popped out to me were the jagged edges in the black. Will those be there in the final?
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Yeah, I know =/

It is however, by far, the best result I've gotten so far. All previous version didn't tile for shit. This one tiles perfectly.

EDIT: Made the lines less pixelated.
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I'm not saying it looks bad, actually it looks great. It just stuck out to me.
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Why do you have that circle-and-octagon pattern on there? I don't see it in the original.
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Now that I look at the texture, the pattern is there, it's just really faint.
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Dis wrote:Now that I look at the texture, the pattern is there, it's just really faint.
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Dis wrote:Now that I look at the texture, the pattern is there, it's just really faint.
You can see what you want to see in that one, I guess.
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RyokoTK wrote:You can see what you want to see in that one, I guess.
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all jokes aside, i like the color palette of yours better. cryos' doesn't have enough gray in it for it to feel comparable to the original for me
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thermoplyae wrote:cryos'
wait what?
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OK guys put your nametags back on. It's not funny any more.
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oh! goran, not cryos! the thread title is even "gorans highres infinity textures", guess i can't handle the pfhorums name game anymore
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