Documentation & resources
plug-in is an amazing tool for creating seamless tileable textures. It can also generate larger images from only a small sample.
High pass filtering
The high-pass filter
plug-in is designed to smooth out the average brightness of an image, which is sometimes required before attempting to make a seamless tileable image.
Remove a selection from an image
plug-in is another seamless tile creation tool. Although it isn't nearly as impressive as the Texturize
plug-in for creating seamless textures, it does a wonderful job of removing regions from an image (available from the scriptfu/enahnce/smartremoveselection menu). See this Newsforge article
for more information.
plug-in is another texture tool created by the same author, which is supposedly faster, although I found it produced less desirable results.
Brushed metal and more
The brushed metal
plug-in creates very realistic looking metal textures. Also on the same page are plug-ins for creating sand, canvas and even cow textures! Here are some tutorials
for using these plug-ins.
Yet more great metal textures
A little older, yet the Brushed Metal
plug-in is another great metal texture creation tool.
- free (or free to download with some restrictions)
- commercial (pay to download and/or use)