Quick texture tips in Photoshop: Tires
Step 1: Tires I
In this tip I'll show you how to create a tire texture. First of all I'd like to say that if you do work for client and you don't have much time to paint a tire texture by hand, sometimes you can use a photo of a tire as texture for your image. It'll be faster, but be careful with copyright issues – you can't use other's work without permission.
So if you decide to paint a tire by hand, first you should create new file (Ctrl + N) with a resolution of 2000x1400 and create a new layer (Shift + Ctrl + N).
Then you should find the special brush, which is fifth from the top in Brush Presets panel, and pick a grey color. This is a very interesting brush as it makes a number of lines at once, and so can be useful in many situations. In this case though, we need only one straight number of lines. So if you hold the Shift button you'll get something like this.
Step 2: Tires II
Then we'll need to use the Perspective tool. Go to Edit > Transform > Perspective and just drag the right side down
Step 3: Tires III
Then make a copy of this layer and flip it by going to Edit > Transform > Flip Horizontal.
After this, select the Move tool by hitting V on your keyboard and drag ‘Layer Copy 1' to the left. Photoshop will snap ‘Layer copy 1' in exactly symmetrical position so you don't have to hold Shift when you drag it. If you did everything is right, you'll get this image here.
Step 4: Tires IV
The next thing you should do is to merge these two layers and then again copy, drag to the left and merge again. I really recommend working this way instead of painting each piece over and over again – it's better to copy and paste some parts of your image to save time.
Step 5: Tires V
The last tool I'll show you in this tip is the Warp Tool. To find this tool, go to Edit > Transform > Warp and then adjust the settings to get something similar to this image.
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