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ChAiNz.2da
01-07-2006, 02:10 PM
Inspired by This Thread (http://www.lucasforums.com/showthread.php?t=157904)
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Greets Everyone!

Just a small, graphical tutorial I made to explore the wonderful world of Pattern Overlays. Using this particular filter, you can add different surface textures to your skins to add a little "spice" to an otherwise normal texture.

While Photoshop includes several pre-loaded textures, patterns & fills.. I would urge anyone that wants to dive deeper into Patterns to go here.

http://share.studio.adobe.com/axBrowseSubmit.asp?t=15

This site (Adobe's Studio Exchange) will allow you to download even more options.. and best of all, they're FREE! :emodanc:

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Anywhoooo... not sure what your screen resolution is, so you've got 3 options. Each "version" is entirely graphical (.jpg's), Labeled in order by step number and in .zip format. I would've used .rar but then I'd get a ton of replies asking for a .zip version *sigh*..

This works best if you open all the pics at once in a program that will allow a "slideshow" style of viewing. This way you can 'jump' to the next step once you've finished the current one.

If you're using Windows XP, the built in Picture/Fax viewer will work great.. though I personally use XnView (http://www.xnview.com/) as it will allow you to use a mouse scroll wheel to proceed to the next picture (plus it's FREE) :)

If you have the resolution to support it, I'd urge you to use one of the higher res versions (1024x768 or 1280x1024) however, I think the 800x600 version is "acceptable" it's just you lose alot of the detail of the pattern in my examples...

Your Choice of course ;)

Pattern Overlay Tutorial, 800x600 (apx 3.33mb) (http://www.jumpstationz.com/games/mods/PatternOverlays/800x600/Pattern_Overlay_Tut-800.zip)


Pattern Overlay Tutorial, 1024x768 (apx 3.88mb) (http://www.jumpstationz.com/games/mods/PatternOverlays/1024x768/Pattern_Overlay_Tut-1024.zip)


Pattern Overlay Tutorial, 1280x1024 (apx 3.95mb) (http://www.jumpstationz.com/games/mods/PatternOverlays/1280x1024/Pattern_Overlay_Tut-1280.zip)

I'm working on an On-Line Version, but I don't have a timeline to give for when it'll be done. I'll update or post a link whenever I get it finished for anyone who's interested... :)

Have fun with Pattern Overlays! ~ ChAiNz.2da