Adobe Photoshop Tutorials
Smooth Silk Texture
Create a blank document (i made it 300*300px), black foreground, white background.
You are going to use the Gradient Tool now.
Set Mode to Difference.
Now draw 5-10 short lines into the images until it looks something like this.
You might want to experiment with this step as it greatly influences your final result.
Now apply Filter --> BLur --> Gaussian Blur.
Use a radius of 4.0 - 5.0
One more filter:
Filter --> Stylize --> Find Edges.
Nou you need to adjust the levels
Go to Image --> Adjustments --> Levels.. (or just hit CTRL-L)
Adjust the levels like this:
In the last step you choose the Hue/Satuaration (CTRL-U).
I chose these values:
You're done.. smooth!