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How to make a seamless texture, easily and quickly.

Posted by feillyne on Jul 12th, 2012
Basic Textures.

How to make a seamless texture in GIMP, easily and quickly?

In five self-explanatory steps, see below:

Original photo

Map filter - make seamless

Seamless texture

For the final touch you can use some manipulation of brightness/contrast to somewhat remove both blur on the original photo and the blur effect applied during the "make seamless" process, and you have it done.

Brightness-Contrast adjustment

Processed seamless texture

PS The real texture is 2048x2048, only 512x512 was used for the purpose of this tutorial. ;-)

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[TZP]LoNer1 Jul 12 2012, 4:12pm says:

That was....simple? :P paint.net and Adobe are a real PITA for making seamless textures :\

But again, with the clone stamp you can remove the repetitiveness out of an image, which is highly present here.

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Admiral_Skeybar Creator
Admiral_Skeybar Jul 12 2012, 4:35pm replied:

You can do that in the Gimp as well, only in the Gimp it's called the Clone Tool.
Lol, a very imaginative variation of the name there.

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Admiral_Skeybar Creator
Admiral_Skeybar Jul 12 2012, 4:36pm says:

Cool tutorial! =)

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ninjadave Jul 12 2012, 8:06pm says:

This works really well for quick textures!

Thank you for adding this.

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booman Jul 13 2012, 2:56pm says:

Wow, I'm shocked that GIMP smoothed out the seams for you and its not even noticeable. Is this GIMP 2.8?
I have it installed on my Fedora 16, I may try this out.
Such a cool feature and eliminates my hour of clone/stamp tool work

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feillyne Author Subscriber
feillyne Jul 23 2012, 6:32pm replied:

GIMP 2.8, but this filter is present in GIMP 2.6 as well.

Still having problems removing the blur effect and making photos look better in-game (Unity3D) when seen from the distance. Seems like something to work on.

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LensFlare Jul 10 2013, 11:00am says:

Thanks :)

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