Really interested in those tutorials mode7, thanks for the write up.
Thanks also gitech, nice tutorials.
Just one question, in retexturing, say a wooden texture, do you guys
a) create one COMPLETELY on your own, like say going out, taking a picture of some wooden surface, scan, edit then create a photoshop texture pattern, before using it, or drawing it in photoshop from scratch
b) create one partially on your own, finding a good stock image of a wooden surface, then creating the texture pattern from that, then use it
c) find a photoshop texture pattern file, install and then use it
d) just use some effects on the original texture, like sharpening or whatever
Obviously different texture files will require different methods, like some are just letters or numbers, but I'm talking about generic background textures.