I've finally succeeded in making winterized Forsworn armor using a greyscaled version of the original textures:
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So I'm pretty happy with that. The CK tutorials have also shed light on crafting and improving recipes, no problem there. I have placed the .dds texture files in the following path on my computer:
D:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Skyrim\Data\textures\clothes\ForswornArmor\**here is where the new, renamed files are**
I had to add the \ForswornArmor folder as the \clothes folder was empty.
I put them there because that's where Nifskope extracted the originals from when it opened the .bsa files (I saved the extracted files to a different drive).
What I can't seem to find is clear instructions on how to make these .dds files and the CK file into a mod that can be uploaded to Nexus.
I'm assuming this has a specific process, but I can't figure out what to do. There seems to be a lot of conflicting info and some extremely difficult and hazardous versions of how-to on this topic.
If anyone out there has a reliable method for this, or knows where I can find one, can you please advise? Apologies for the ignorance.
Thanks in advance for your help.