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Monday, March 30, 2009

Felt Texture Tutorial

This tutorial will show you how to create your own felt-like texture. You may use this texture in conjunction with my puffy felt tutorial to create your own puffy felt letters and shapes.

Supplies Required:
Eye Candy 5: Textures

1. Open a new canvas, 600 x 600.

2. Fill the canvas with your choice of a color, gradient or pattern. If you want to make traditional dark green felt use #008000.

3. Open the Animal Fur plugin from Eye Candy 5: Textures and apply the following settings:

Pattern Type = Original Image
Draw Outside Selection = Unchecked
Seamless Tile = Checked
Random Seed = Any Number

Main Hair Direction = 90
Hair Length = 6.00
Wave Strength = 0
Wave Spacing = 30.00
Stiffness = 0

Direction = 120
Inclination = 25
Highlight Brightness = 50
Highlight Size = 50
Highlight Color = White
Shadow Strength = 50

The texture is now complete. The texture can be converted to greyscale for use with my puffy felt tutorial or used as a pattern for an element. I made a flower. You may download this flower and use it, if you wish.

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