Photos of surfaces and structures are often used in architectural visualization projects. But before you can use them you have to make them seamlessly tileable to avoid the pattern effect.
There are several ways to make textures seamlessly tileable. There are some specialized tools out there but I learned by experience that the best way is still the hard way: Create them manually in Photoshop especially if you want to a high quality texture which can also be used in future projects. But if you already find a good tool which helps you to create your textures, drop me a line in the comment box. (more…)