1. Design & Illustration
  2. Adobe Photoshop

How to Digitize Hand-Crafted Textures

High-quality textures are an integral part of creating digital artwork with depth, realism and visual interest. While there are plenty of textures available to buy on sites like GraphicRiver, a fun way to create good textures is to develop them yourself!

But once you've created a hand-crafted texture, how do you best digitize it? In this short video tutorial from my recent course on texture crafting in Adobe Photoshop, I'll show you the best way to scan your textures for later digital use. We'll discuss the software to use, scanner settings, and more. 

Note that this is only for textures that can safely and easily be placed onto a scanner bed.

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In the full course, Texture Crafting in Adobe Photoshop, I'll take you step by step through the process of creating your own textures. We’ll look at photographing textures out in the “wild” or in a studio setting, crafting your own textures with real media, and creating digital textures with the tools in Photoshop. 

This course will spark your interest in texture crafting and start you on your way to creating your own library of digital textures.

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