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18-07-09, 19:34
Hi again. Sorry for asking so many questions.

I have seen previews of other peoples levels, and the textures are amazing.

I was planning on using original TR3 textures but they are seriously bad quality.

So I'm asking, how do you make textures from scratch (photoshop or fireworks), where do I find high quality textures and are there any professional tips any one could give me, because I find texturing the hardest bit of making a level.

Thanks for all your help in advance.

18-07-09, 19:46
You can find loads of great textures here:

As for making them, you can "paint" your own textures. But I usually used photos of something to start out with (helps it look more real than painting it yourself). You can go on Deviant art and search for "Stock Images". Stock images are usually of random things like wooden doors or the ground, etc. that you can use or modify for your textures.
A little info about stock images: They are photos that people are letting anyone use. Like free pictures/textures. So you can take it and modify it, or use it as a reference, and that's fine because they put it out as a stock image. I always ask before I use them, but the owners always let me have it. It's quite useful :)

18-07-09, 20:12
There are some amazing textures here: http://www.skribblerz.com/textures.htm

18-07-09, 22:29
Thank you so much, I greatly appreciate it,

19-07-09, 01:22
At the bottom of this post (http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showthread.php?t=151774) are some links to texturing tutorials.

And at the bottom of this page (http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showthread.php?p=670244#post670244#30) is a list of links to texture sites.