So with all the textures available, how can they best be put into use?

They can be mixed.  By using the image below projected over topography, one can take the image into Photoshop to mix together Patterns (the seamless textures).  The color on the UV grid allows one to see where it lines up on the topo to properly place the patterns in the right spot.  I’ll have a tutorial on that next.

UVgrid source: http://www.therealdanpeavey.com/journal/page/6/

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Some of you wanted this. Here it is! (http://www.therealdanpeavey.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/UVgrid.zip)

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