I thought I'd share a little nugget of joy that is "how to make ground tiles in photoshop"... basically I want to show you guys an easy way to make dirt ground tiles that mesh together fairly well.
Note: Make sure you have Photoshop CS2 or greater... I'm currently using CS 2, so let me know if it's changed since then.
Step 1: create a new photoshop document.
Step 2: using the Rectangle tool, create a square that's of a brownish color.
Step 3: go to Layer > Layer Style > Pattern Overlay
Step 4: select a pattern you want to lay on top of the brown rectangle... it's best to choose something that has a ton of tiny pieces... I chose a photo with a bunch of pebbles (the more tiny objects in the picture, the easier it will be to copy and paste the tiles next to each other without noticing where one tile stops and the other begins)
Step 5: Select a blend mode that allows the underlying color to bleed through... I suggest "color burn", but you should probably cycle through each to find what looks best to you.
And that's it! Piece of cake... Here's an image for reference:
I'll cover grass the next time I get a few minutes.
Thanks for viewing guys