due to an overwhelming like of my use of textures on my caps blog i decided to make a texture masterpost for anyone interested. this includes where i learned about textures and sites where there are an abundance of textures (ones i use most often).
google is always going to be your best friend when you need to know how to do something in photoshop. yeah, i know it’s kind of stupid recommending google but i don’t care.
psdtuts - this site is probably the most popular and coincidentally the most useful. i would check out the video tutorials because those are how i learned how to do most of what i know.
flickr tutorial - this tutorial is the same approach i go about editing caps. it’s very different but the steps are the same.
psdlearning - another site like psdtuts but not as popular (at least i don’t think it is)
i really wish i could add more sites here but (and i hate to be one of these people) i just experimented until i got something that looked halfway decent. the only advice i feel like i can give to people is download all the textures ever and work with them.
these are ones that i use most often, it is not limited to.
first and foremost i suggest searching through deviantart, flickr and livejournal. there are amazing people out there with a lot of things to offer.
fuckyeahresources - honestly go here and download everything (if you think “but i’d never use that texture!”, you probably will later on then again i hoard textures so maybe you shouldn’t take my advice.)