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Tabby Walls

by maybesomethingdunno Posted 19th Oct 2010 at 4:56 PM - Updated 19th Apr 2011 at 9:30 PM by maybesomethingdunno
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I've been sitting on these for a while now. (That darn real life always getting in the way!)

For those of you who don't know or who have never been to the coastal areas of the southeast region of the US, tabby is a poured, cement-like building material used in the 17th and 18th centuries. It consists of lime, sand, water, and seashells.

Usually oyster shells were used. However, most modern homes and businesses with tabby I've seen in my travels to the area seem to have a more general mixture of shell bits. (In fact, I had a lot of trouble finding my thumbnail image of modern-ish tabby since most of the image search results showed me the crumbling ruins of forts and such with the oyster shells. While good for a thumbnail, the image was too small to make a good tile.)

The base texture layer and the shells are made from source pictures, Photoshop textures, and then playing with blending and saturation levels. I then made them tile seamlessly vertically and horizontally.

Each "Grade" and "Base Type" spans across 3 walls to complete the seamless transition and each wall costs 10. They can be found in the Poured section. The difference between some of the versions may be subtle, but the difference is there.

Grade A: The standard shells and the standard base (base type 1)

Grade B: Saturated shells and saturated base (base type 2)

Grade C: Desaturated shells and saturated base (again base type 2)

I've update this post with the .psd template with the layers for those who are interested in making recolors, halved versions, object recolors or whatever. Just don't claim the textures as your own or profit from them.

If you do make something with them, please let me know so I can download it.

Terms: You may include these walls with lots.

Additional Credits:
JavierMC20, motheranne, Guysim1993, lewjen, lucy kemnitzer, Nalia, and Vampire_of_Death for their feedback, help and responses in the Creator Feedback forum.

Download files

Filename Size Downloads Date | .psd template for walls

Size: 8.08 MB · Downloads: 263 · 22nd Oct 2010
8.08 MB 263 22nd Oct 2010 | The collection file for all Grades and Bases

Size: 4.6 KB · Downloads: 321 · 19th Oct 2010
4.6 KB 321 19th Oct 2010 | The "summer" base mixture, named for its warmer hue

Size: 207.7 KB · Downloads: 156 · 19th Oct 2010
207.7 KB 156 19th Oct 2010 | The standard base mixture

Size: 198.9 KB · Downloads: 162 · 19th Oct 2010
198.9 KB 162 19th Oct 2010 | Bleached shells poured into the "summer" mix

Size: 204.0 KB · Downloads: 155 · 19th Oct 2010
204.0 KB 155 19th Oct 2010 | Vibrant shells poured into the "summer" mix

Size: 213.9 KB · Downloads: 172 · 19th Oct 2010
213.9 KB 172 19th Oct 2010 | Standard shells poured into the standard mix

Size: 207.8 KB · Downloads: 192 · 19th Oct 2010
207.8 KB 192 19th Oct 2010 | All three types + both base types

Size: 1.01 MB · Downloads: 1,455 · 19th Oct 2010
1.01 MB 1,455 19th Oct 2010

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Tags: #tabby, #walls, #beach, #poured, #mixed, #seashells, #shells, #Southeast, #Carolina, #Georgia, #Florida

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