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Adobe Texture Panel Review and Installation Instructions


A new handy little script is available for textures in Photoshop. (note: Photoshop CS5/CS6 only)

The Texture panel from Russell Brown adds textures to your images via a handy pop out panel and this version  allows you to select a folder of your own textures and load them into the panel too!

Having played around with all morning, it has it’s advantages such as quickly being able to add textures to images but there are a few tweaks I would have like to see but why not give it a go your self, it is incredible handy and comes with a free set of fantastic textures from Flypaper Textures already installed!

Installation instructions.

Download the script from Russel Brown.

The script comes zipped so open it up and save it to your pc.

Go to your start button – all programs – Adobe Extension Manager

This will open the Adobe Extension Manager where you can install the file.

Either click the install button or go to file – install extension and click on the ZXP file.  Done!

Now shut down Photoshop if it is already open or fire it up!

To open the Adobe Paper Texture panel, window – extension – adobe Paper Texture and then click on the small icon that appears on the left hand side and immediately you can start to play around with the different textures.

If you want to load your own folder of favourite textures then hit the little pull down menu and select Load Texture Folder!

I love it for the ease of adding different textures rather than opening and searching for different textures, but as I often work with textures from many different sets and folders there is still a bit of searching left for me to do but the key thing is once I am happy with my texture selections I could group them all into one file and have them instantly available within the adobe texture panel! Neat!

Are you going to try it out?  If you do let me know what you think and post your images over at our flickr group Texture Recipes.  You can also watch the video over at Russell Brown to see some of the inner workings of the texture panel!


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  1. Thank you for this post! I’ve always wondered why Photoshop didn’t have a capability to view textures in a panel like you can do with Photoshop patterns and brushes. I’m so happy that Russell came up with a script that would add that capability to Photoshop. This script is definitely going to reduce some time in my workflow. I’m definitely going to try this out and I’ll let you know what I think about it after I use it. Thank you again for introducing us to this new Photoshop gadget or should I say script! :)

  2. Amisha March says:

    Looking forward to hearing what you think Denesia :)

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