Modder ‘Iconic’ has released a brand new AI-enhanced HD Texture Pack for Skyrim Special Edition. This Texture Pack uses AI techniques in order to upscale the vanilla textures in 4K. Moreover, this pack focuses solely on the weapons textures, and overhauls all of them.
Going into more details, the modder used an AI upscaler in order to overhaul the weapons textures. Then, he hand sharpened them in Photoshop using a custom sharpening method that leaves no hard edges, and saved them in BC7 file format. As such, these new textures are as close to the vanilla versions as possible.
As the modder noted, this pack is for those that prefer to stay true to the game’s vanilla art style. What this ultimately means is that other, custom texture packs may look better/sharper/more high-res. Still, I’m pretty sure that purists Skyrim Special Edition fans will find these AI-upscaled textures useful.
Since this HD Texture Pack focuses on weapons, it’s compatible with some other packs we’ve shared in the past. Thus, you can use it alongside the Static Mesh Improvement Mod as well as the Skyrim High Polygon Project. Other mods that may interest you are Skyrim 3D Trees and Plants, HD LODs Textures, Septentrional Landscapes SE and Skyrim 2020 Version 3.5. You may also want to check out Iconic’s two other AI-enhanced Texture Packs, Project Clarity Armors and Project Clarity Statues. Also note that this mod is NOT compatible wit the Periphery of Skyrim – Armor and Weapons Remastered pack.
Lastly, the modder has shared the following screenshots, showcasing the overhauled AI-enhanced HD textures.
You can download Project Clarity Weapons from here.