How To Create a Texture Pack In Minecraft



Ever dreamt of transforming the look and feel of your Minecraft world? Well, with texture packs, you can! These handy packs allow you to personalize the game’s textures, from blocks and items to mobs and menus.

Whether you desire a photorealistic overhaul, a whimsical cartoon aesthetic, or anything in between, creating your texture pack is an exciting way to breathe new life into your Minecraft experience.

This guide will equip you with the knowledge and steps needed to embark on your texturing journey. We’ll delve into the process, from setting up your workspace to editing textures and incorporating them into the game.

So, grab your favorite image editing software, unleash your imagination, and get ready to craft the Minecraft world of your dreams!

How Do I Create a Texture Pack In Minecraft?

Ever dreamt of transforming the world of Minecraft with your artistic vision?  Creating a texture pack allows you to do just that, by replacing the game’s default textures with your custom designs. 

Whether you want a vibrant cartoon aesthetic, a photorealistic overhaul, or something unique, the possibilities are endless! Here’s your guide to getting started:

1. Gather your tools:

  • Image editing software: Free options like GIMP or Paint.NET work well, or you can explore paid options like Adobe Photoshop.
  • Resource pack template: This provides the folder structure for your textures. You can find pre-made templates online or extract one from an existing resource pack.

2. Locate the resource pack folder:

  • Windows: Press Windows Key + R, type %appdata%/.minecraft/resourcepacks, and press Enter.
  • Mac: Open Finder, go to “Go” -> “Go to Folder”, and type ~/Library/Application Support/minecraft/resourcepacks.

3. Create your pack and add the template:

  • Inside the resource packs folder, create a new folder for your texture pack.
  • Extract the contents of your template into this new folder.

4. Explore the textures:

  • Open the “assets” folder within your pack. This contains various subfolders, each representing a category of textures (e.g., “blocks,” “items,” “mobs”).
  • Locate the specific texture you want to edit (e.g., “minecraft:textures/blocks/diamond_block.png” for the diamond block).

5. Unleash your creativity:

  • Use your image editing software to open the chosen texture file.
  • Edit the texture according to your vision. Remember to maintain the original image size and resolution.

6. Don’t forget the “pack.mcmeta” file:

  • Create a new text file inside your resource pack folder and name it “pack.mcmeta”.
  • Copy and paste the following code into the file, replacing “Your Pack Name” with the desired name for your texture pack:


  "pack": {

    "pack_format": 1,

    "description": "Your Pack Description"



  • Save the “pack.mcmeta” file.

7. Load your pack in Minecraft:

  • Launch Minecraft.
  • Go to “Options” -> “Resource Packs”.
  • Click “Open resource pack folder” and select your created folder.
  • You’ll see your pack listed. Select it and click “Done” to activate it.


Congratulations! You’ve successfully created your first Minecraft texture pack. Now go forth and explore the endless creative possibilities!

Bonus tips:

  • Start small by editing a few textures before attempting a full overhaul.
  • Look for online tutorials and inspiration from other texture pack creators.
  • Back up your original Minecraft files before making significant changes.
  • Share your creations with the Minecraft community and have fun!

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Written by Udemezue John

Hello, I'm Udemezue John, a web developer and digital marketer with a passion for financial literacy.

I have always been drawn to the intersection of technology and business, and I believe that the internet offers endless opportunities for entrepreneurs and individuals alike to improve their financial well-being.

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