I've been taking pictures of scenery and of the dog and two cats. Most of the time, I use part of the photos I take in creating textures which are like backgrounds that I used to create for e-stats.
This texture is part of a set or fatpack that I made. Each fatpack has a name that I give it. Each texture within a fatpack also has a number related to when I took the photograph and some other information. This texture used to be part of a photo.
I work on things like this almost every day. Creating textures from my photographs makes me happy. What I do is that I select part of a photograph in my collection of photos that I've taken and cut it. Then I modify it, either stretching it to fill a 512 x 512 space or possibly adding an alpha texture if I want some transparency. Once I get it looking the way I want it to, then I continue to play with settings until I get some different colors and effects that I like.
[As usual, all rights reserved on these two samples of my work. Please play nice and don't claim them as yours. Originals are stored safely on my hard drive and a few other places. And of course no hot-linking.
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I have a ton of photos that I've taken with my simple point-and-shoot digital camera over the past six years or so. And even more textures that I've created from pieces of my photos.
So now you know a bit of what I've been doing.
A few pics have been posted on my blogspot blogs and more will be posted there soon.
Love yas, mean it,
Spike aka SAP or sapphoq