Create Realistic, Photograph-Based Textures with Photoshop

Learn the theory and practice of capturing and generating photo-quality textures and materials for games, film, and CG
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Instructed by 3dmotive LLC Design / 3D & Animation
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  • Lectures 9
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 11/2015 English

Course Description

Photographic Texture Creation in Photoshop introduces the theory and practice of capturing textures, removing image artifacts, some key image prep processes, as well as a detailed guide to creating diffuse, specular, normal and ambient occlusion maps out of photographed textures. Through this module, you can learn how to properly photograph textures, how to edit unnecessary lighting information out of your photographs, how to get the right colors out of your images, how to tile custom textures, how to extract different types of visual information from your images and how to apply your textures in 3D. This module also briefly touches on physically based rendering in regards to photo real texturing and look development. The contents of the module are comprehensive and, while desirable, in-depth knowledge of Photoshop is not essential to follow along. The pre requisites for this module include some photographed textures, the Photoshop software package, any contemporary look development environment or game engine, and preferably a Wacom tablet.

(Students - please look under Section 1 / Lecture 1 downloads for the source files associated with the lesson.)

More about the Instructor:

Victor is a graduate of the National Center for Computer Animation at Bournemouth University, UK, specializing in the 2D aspect of computer graphics. Currently, he is working on blockbuster feature film projects in the visual effects industry in London. His past experience also includes creating CGI for advertisements and interactive art installations.

What are the requirements?

  • Adobe Photoshop (or a similar image editing software such as Gimp)

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Capture Textures Using Photographs
  • Remove Image Artifacts
  • Edit Lighting Information
  • Create Diffuse, Specular, Normal, and AO Maps in Photoshop

Who is the target audience?

  • Those looking to bring more photorealistic quality textures into their 3D and game environments.

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Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Creating Realistic Textures with Photoshop
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Dos and Donts of Photographing Textures
The Prepping Process
Creating the Diffuse Map
Extracting Specular and Normal Maps
Creating Occlusion Maps in Photoshop
PBR Principle Practice Techniques and Wrapup
Bonus Lecture: Further Learning with 3dmotive

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3dmotive LLC, High Quality 3d and Game Art Training by Industry Pros!

3dmotive is High Quality 3d and Game Art Training by Industry Pros! Whether you are brand new to the world of Game Art, 3d, Architecture or Film - or maybe just interested in brushing up your techniques for intermediate or advanced levels of 3d with a focus on video games, 3dmotive is your one-stop-shop for all your 3d and Game Art related tutorials! Got questions? Interested in a new course topic? Let us know!

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