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Texture Creation in Photoshop

Photographic Texture Creation in Photoshop introduces the theory and practice of capturing textures, removing image artefacts, 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 course, you can learn how to properly photograph textures, how to edit unnecessary lighting information out of your photographs, how to get the right colours 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 course also briefly touches on physically based rendering in regards to photo real texturing and look development. The contents of the course are comprehensive and, while desirable, in-depth knowledge of Photoshop is not essential to follow along. The pre requisites for this course include some photographed textures, the Photoshop software package, any contemporary look development environment or game engine, and preferably a Wacom tablet.

Chapter 1 - Intro
00:51
Chapter 2 - Dos and Donts of Photographing Textures
08:00
Chapter 3 - Prep Processes
13:46
Chapter 4 - Creating the Diffuse Map
14:32
Chapter 5 - Extracting Specular and Normal Maps
10:30
Chapter 6 - Creating Occlusion Maps in Photoshop
07:16
Chapter 7 - PBR Principles and Practice
10:14

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