Hey everyone, first post here but I’ve been browsing here for months.
I started using Blender in September 2018 and I’m self-taught. I don’t use any paid add-ons and I use Photoshop to do all my texture work using free CC0 textures from online. These are a few renders of a Vibraphone instrument. I textured this using the unwrapped texture method and includes a Diffuse, Roughness and Metalness map only, the UV’s are fairly nicely distributed though some UVs do overlap to maximise on resolution
I personally love using Roughness maps to add dirt, fingerprints etc and have modelled an Enigma Machine to fully explore that too. I do use Normal maps but as I create all my textures in Photoshop and can’t work out how to Bake in Blender yet, I end up manually making a Height Map and plugging it into a Normal Map program to generate the image.
The site will only let me upload 1 photo so I have also uploaded to Sketchfab - https://skfb.ly/6PuDY