With post 500 I give something back to the community that has helped me come this far with Blender! It’s a photo based texturing tutorial, specifically using the example of a female face, although the methods can be used to texture most things one way or another.
http://www.bendansie.com/HeadTutorial/BD_BlenderHumans.html - tutorial, many images, but optimised
BDSkinTut_Packed.rar 27mb, contains .blend file and the complete finished set of textures at 2k resolution.
I did the tutorial using 4k, but the above render was made using the 2k ones anyway. Note that hitting render on this file will produce a slightly different result as I used a HDRI that wasn’t free, so couldn’t be re-distributed. Also, the eyeballs dont behave as well in 2.46 as the build I was using. (Probably a simple tweaking matter, but the tutorial is all about the skin anyway.)
I can upload the .blend file not in an archive, but it is around 53mb. Also, I might generate the tutorial in .pdf form at a later date for download simplicity.
Also of note, this is my first tutorial on this scale, so there is bound to be room for improvement. I am quite happy with it for now, but there may be future revisions later on.