This tutorial will show you how to make a cow texture. This texture can be used for many things. The same concept can also be used for making a Dalmatian (dog) texture. Enjoy.
Step 1. Lets start out with a simple 300x300 image.
Step 2. Go to Filter > Render > Clouds. You should get something like this (it's all by random, so you won't get exactly what I got, but you can do it over and over until you get a result you like. Pressing CTRL+F will re-do the last Filter you used.).
Step 3. Go to Filter > Render > Difference Clouds. What this does is basically checks the dark spots and makes them light and vice-versa. Do this until you are satisfied.
The reason we use Difference Clouds is because it will make working with the cow's "spots" much easier.
Step 4. Press CTRL+L, and move the middle slider close to the left slider (image below). What we are trying to do is eliminate the linking clouds.
Now we have this:
Step 5. Select the "Smudge" Tool:
And make the edges soft and/or wavy, like my image. But don't over-do it.
Step 6. Now select Filter > Sketch > Stamp. You can adjust the settings below, but below are the settings that I used.
You should now have something like this:
Step 7. Now press CTRL+I to invert the colors.
And there you go! You get different results each time. Remember, the settings I used are for my Cloud results. You most likely will have to adjust it (not much) to get the result you like. But adjusting sliders is simple (I'm referring to the Stamp effect).
Here is a little something I did using this cow texture tutorial:
A car I found on the internet...
Have fun with this tutorial!