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Scribus => Tutorials, Tips and How-Tos => Topic started by: GarryP on September 08, 2014, 12:12:32 pm

Title: Creating a distressing mask to make more interesting fill effects
Post by: GarryP on September 08, 2014, 12:12:32 pm
Here's my latest Scribus/GIMP crossover tutorial on making more interesting fill effects. I hope it's useful.
http://wiki.scribus.net/canvas/How_to_create_a_distressing_mask_to_make_more_interesting_fill_effects
Title: Re: Creating a distressing mask to make more interesting fill effects
Post by: Zyphon on October 17, 2014, 06:51:45 pm
This is a nice effect. I wonder how easy it would be to create a background image that made the page look like a crumpled piece of paper?
Title: Re: Creating a distressing mask to make more interesting fill effects
Post by: GarryP on October 20, 2014, 02:59:08 pm
It might be worth someone giving it a try and posting the result here.

Personally I'd be much more likely to reduce my effort - or <cough> cheat - by using one of the excellent free textures already available from somewhere like this: http://www.demilked.com/free-paper-textures-backgrounds/

There are plenty of other free texture/pattern resources out there too. It's amazing what you can find for free.
Title: Re: Creating a distressing mask to make more interesting fill effects
Post by: Zyphon on October 20, 2014, 03:24:34 pm
Wow! Thanks for your excellent reply Gary this site is awesome!

I found what I wanted it was the 'Crumpled White Paper Texture' it was the 6th image down. What a resource. I shall bookmark this one.

Thanks again Gary. This is a real help.
Title: Re: Creating a distressing mask to make more interesting fill effects
Post by: GarryP on October 21, 2014, 02:53:14 pm
You're welcome.

Another great resource for backgrounds/textures is this: http://lostandtaken.com/gallery

Most of the textures are fairly use-specific but it's worth a browse every now and again in case something sparks an idea.
Title: Re: Creating a distressing mask to make more interesting fill effects
Post by: Zyphon on October 21, 2014, 04:50:21 pm
Thanks again for the additional resource in the second link.