Preparing the Image - Adobe Photoshop

Although you could, technically, create a tileable image from the image in , for the sake of the Lighter implementing your texture, you need to straighten out the image before making it tileable.

  1. Open BasicBrick.tga.
  2. Make a duplicate of the background layer by
    pressing Command+J(Win: Ctrl+J).
  3. Drag out some guides to line up against. Take your cursor to the edge of your window where the rulers are and click and drag out from them. If your rulers are not visible, go to View > Rulers. You should see a dotted line drag out with your cursor.
  4. Place the guide alongside one of the bricks. When you release, the line turns into a solid cyan line.
  5. Get a couple guides set for your vertical guides and a couple set for your horizontal guides. The horizontal guides come down from the top ruler and the vertical guides come out from the left ruler.
  6. Press V or go to your Move tool to move your guides. For this to work, you have to get your cursor right over the guide and see it change to the guide cursor. I created four guides.
  7. I tried to place the guides in alignment with that one center brick.

    place the guides in alignment with that one center brick.

  8. Making sure that you have extended your window to just beyond the scope of the image, press Command+T (Win: Ctrl+T) to bring up the Free Transform guide box.
  9. With your cursor just outside of the box, click and drag to rotate the image so that the bricks line up against the guide.
  10. Rotate the duplicated layer to line up to the guides.

    Rotate the duplicated layer to line up to the guides

  11. When you are satisfied with the rotation, press Return(Win: Enter) to apply the transformation.
  12. Drag out a few more guides to double-check your alignment.
  13. Move the guides around and check the alignment of other parts of the image.

    guides around and check the alignment of other parts of the image


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