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there are many similiar questions that i answer everyday. i doubt everybody is reading this, but for those who want to know something specific, have a look!


1. rules?
no rules for any creative usage, non-commercial or commercial, use them however/whereever you want. This doesn't include using/uploading/selling my textures as they are or claiming ownership, I still made them.

2. your texture packs, are that just the single textures wrapped in a pack?
nope, i choose my second and third loved versions of my textures and wrap them up for you.

3. okay, what is a 1 day texture, why do you delete these?
i'm not fine with these versions or experiments, so i give them away but delete them after 24 hours. i don't want this account to be spammed, you get something exclusive. 

4. what's this "premium content?"
i have different kinds of premium content.
1. premium content in texture pack 21-29: you get additional 30 textures (my third loved versions) for 90 points which is a good deal in my opinion.
2. Premium Texture Packs: pretty new right now, 15 textures for 90 points which is a good deal too. not hidden in some texture packs, but visible as deviations themself.
3. "premium texture #": 1024x800 Pixel is the free resolution. the full resolution is available for 30 points. i do this from time to time with textures that leave a good impression on me, helps me financing this hobby :)


5. do you have more accounts? you just make silly textures? XD
yes i have some more accounts, around 5 on deviantart. 
my art is here Darkzero-sdz
my "out of cam"-textures that i use to create these textures here are on this account: ooc-sdz

6. do you accept commissions?
yes, but it shouldn't differ very much from the things, that i offer here anyway, should fit my workflow. this means no seamless textures, no scanned paper, no plain boring textures. these 3 are probably more useful than my stuff, but they are already offered in awesome quality on deviantart, nothing that i could improve. if you do want custom textures with this in mind, contact me skype: sirius-sdz, mail: darkzero.sdz@gmail.com or leave me a note here or on facebook www.facebook.com/Darkzero.art

7. i want to donate to you, is this possible?
i dont ask for it, but it makes my day for sure. you can either buy exclusive textures that i offer beside my normal textures or donate at my profile page. every donor gets something exclusive. you could also make my day and donate to my paypal account: mac_tator@web.de if you do i'd like to thank you with exclusive works as well. thank you for the donations so far! 

8. your textures are used in my book/homepage/on a photoshop magazine/on a cover, how should i credit?
you dont have to, but if you want just put a link to this account, if you want to use my real name: Sascha Duensing. :P

9. how do you make your textures?
it depends on my mood, but basically i take photos (walls, skyshots, bokeh, scratches) and mix them in photoshop. here is a step by step from my texture 222 sirius-sdz.deviantart.com/art/…
you can see some progress here sirius-sdz.deviantart.com/gall…
also you can see some records of how i did textures in a livestream here www.livestream.com/darkzerosdz
i do this from time to time.
here are some more pretty useful tutorials collected by Agaave 
  Tutorial Feature - TexturizingTextures are neat way to add extra punch on your artworks. They're fun to create yourself or you can use endless resources various artists here in dA are providing. If you're using textures made by other artists, always remember to read and follow their stock rules and credit your source!
This feature consists of two different parts: At first I am introducing tutorials teaching how to create textures yourself; both traditional and digital methods. In the second part of this journal I am featuring tutorials advising how to use textures in your artworks. The tutorials are mainly using Photoshop to create and edit pictures but there are similar tools in most of the photoediting programs.
Creating Your Own Textures
Traditional Textures
a) b) c)
a) If you want to learn how to create your own textures in traditional way, this tutorial gives you all the advices you need. Just follow the instructions, scan the results of your experiments and vo


10. what's your setup?
eos 550d + 50mm f 1.4 (wonderful brightness, colors, low light) + 100m macro f 2.8 (the small details, wonderful bokeh)
2,2 i7 8gb ram notebook and cs4 with my own brushes, paint tool sai when it comes to details +wacom intous3 a4
it's not necessary to have good equipment, my first textures (up until # 100) were mostly handy shots. the vision counts.

11. how do you use textures?
mainly as layers or a background in programs, that can handle images and layers. you can enhance your photos, drawings, manipulations or 3d models with textures in many interesting ways. here is a tutorial for using them as layers texturizeurart.deviantart.com/…
and here is a wonderful example of how they look used www.deviantart.com/art/Same-sa…

12. some other cool texture accounts from other artists? 
i adore her textures mercurycode
or check these out sirius-sdz.deviantart.com/art/… :D
besides them, your first stop for unmanipulated textures could be resurgere.deviantart.com/ for paper bashcorpo.deviantart.com/galle… for abstract textures cloaks.deviantart.com/ kuschelirmel-stock.deviantart.… smoko-stock.deviantart.com/ pendlestock.deviantart.com/gal…




i will update this every now and then. thank you for your support :heart:
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mzclark Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hope all is well dear. Quick question. This texture shows its 5184x3456. For premium texture of full resolution for 30 points, are they bigger than this one by a substantial amount?:
sirius-sdz.deviantart.com/art/…

Sorry for the odd question. I had hoped to print on an item using a few textures, but so far they are too small. It says the smallest pixels i can use is 8570x11250. the max is 13500x11462
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Sirius-sdz Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
all of my textures are 5184x3456 in full res. the 30 point premium ones are available on this resolution after purchase, before on a small resolution. 
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mzclark Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Okay Thank you. i will have to make my own then. i'll check tutorials. Ty for responding so quickly.
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Sirius-sdz Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
you might check out dpi, because it's about that only when you want to print them too. pixel don't define print quality.
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mzclark Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I keep forgetting DPI!!! Ugghh FML. Your always so helpful THANK YOU!
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Sirius-sdz Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015
you're welcome :)
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Aneksunamun Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
Thanks for posting these and for adding useful stuff like links to tutorials, much appreciated!
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Sirius-sdz Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
these tutorials are awesome, glad that you take your time for this :)
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RennyRensaur Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like that you're laidback about people using your textures. :D (and I  think people are more willing to give you credit because of it hehe). I can understand people wanting some credit though but it's still nice seeing someone like you just sharing the love :)

I remember one person didn't want people using their textures for stuff that deals with magic and fantasy...
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Sirius-sdz Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
thank you for appreciating my "no rules"-rule :) i think people are open minded and creative of there are no strings attached.
working on a manipulation with books of rules in mind is just limiting for me, so i try to use my own photos only. i started using textures with free textures only, i was glad to credit every used texture afterwards. i want to share this experience with others too and it's really cool :)
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RennyRensaur Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah. I think it makes people feel better -- like, I think people in general are pretty nice and are willing to give credit on their own terms. There will always be thieves, but there's still a lot of good people out there who won't abuse. And you are very welcome. :D
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TraceofHatred Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't really use Textures but wow - you have to be the most down to earth stock/texture artist on the site :'D

So many people have all these rules or don't put anything worth using until you pay, etc, etc.

But you have all this awesome content - and completely reasonable pricing on your premium content. :'D

Maybe I'll start using textures, haha - I'll watch you for now though. ;)
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Sirius-sdz Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
heh thanks! :D
i think stock isn't worth anything if you scare everyone away with crazy rules or high price tags, not worth the money.
i mean, how do you get some feedback or trust, of you don't allow anyone to actually use these, prove that they are good? ^^ 
don't know, makes no sense to me. i'm glad that you appreciate my effort, hope that you're having fun with my textures some day. 
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mzclark Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hello dear!! Hope all is well. i am still working on my fashion collection. i see you have special texture packs. That is awesome. Do you know anything about printing? I am hoping to use your textures on fabric. I'm pretty sure i'll need a large res version of your texture but i have not been able the exact information on how large the image has to be to print properly. Any ideas?
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Sirius-sdz Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
nope, haven't spent thoughts about this :/
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mzclark Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
no problem! i'll keep searching. Waiting on one printer to reply back :D
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KovaWolfe Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello, just to check, would it be ok if I used one of your textured for a background to my tumblr page?
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Sirius-sdz Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
sure
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KovaWolfe Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I'll give you credit :3
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vLine-Designs Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are so cool,man! Providing us with free stock textures is awesome! :))) I love using them for my works ^^. Keep up the great work! :)
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Sirius-sdz Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
thank you! :heart:
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vLine-Designs Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
: ))))))) 
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KarinClaessonArt Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
..what about commercial....can I use you stocks to that? Thank you!
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Sirius-sdz Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
sure, for anything :)
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KarinClaessonArt Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
woow..Thank you!!:love:
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Sirius-sdz Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
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KarinClaessonArt Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
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SurrenderSavedMyLife Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Is there a video on youtube that you would recommend on this? I would like to make my own texture from scratch on photoshop CS6, Thanks! :D

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Sirius-sdz Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
i don't know of any texture tutorials on youtube, sorry ^^ maybe there are good ones though.
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mzclark Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I think my question has been answered but just in case- commercial use IS allowed??? If so I will be donating to you very soon for my clothing line
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Sirius-sdz Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
sure!
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mzclark Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist

your so freaking awesome!!

after I learn this new website I'll be sure to credit you and link you back :D

I am also working on a clothing line. The basis of my first collection is "city life". I'll need a few of your textures. Here's a link to what I've done so far in this class i'm taking: www.skillshare.com/classes/fas… 

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Sirius-sdz Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
i wish you best of luck with this :heart:
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mzclark Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thankyou dear!
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MisaMisacra Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
For me as a student it's (really!) like christmas to finde some beautiful commercial free high resolution textures like yours! I'm so thankful! Please keep up!
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Sirius-sdz Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
thank you for appreciating this. when i started creating them i hoped for some people who could use this for projects and work like you do. you're welcome :)
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VAMPSTOCK Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I was just writing you a long note about your rules, then I found this page. Now I can cut half the talk out! Glad you are generous and like to share thank you very much for your special textures. I look up to you very much! :)
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Sirius-sdz Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
thank you, you're welcome :hug:
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ENZZOK Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
well as a manipulator without money haha your textures help me a lot I just feel grateful..thats all I can offer to you my gratitude...but if ever I become famous you are in my list =P
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Sirius-sdz Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
its still "just" textures after all, so no big deal for me. it's fun doing them and very rewarding to offer them free here.
so, thank you for your support, have fun wirh them :)
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AliceXofXdarkland Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i like the idea of your one day textures, it's a great idea.
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Sirius-sdz Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
its fun for me too ^^
i guess there will be some the next time.
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