• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 244
  • Last Modified:

Trying to create "canvas" type texture

I am trying to create a canvas like texture for my portfolio layout, but I am having some trouble. i know you can go to texturizer - canvas, but I want something a bit more realistic. Like at the link below. Something like that would be IDEAL.

http://myspace.com/tsc

See the canvas type layout they have, does anyone have any suggestions on what techniques I can use to try to recreate that? along with the worn edges?


Any suggestions on what I can do?

Thanks in advance,

Ryan
0
catonthecouchproductions
Asked:
catonthecouchproductions
2 Solutions
 
lherrouCommented:
catonthecouchproductions,

There's plenty of sites which have free backgrounds for websites, here's a couple...
http://www.feebleminds-gifs.com/backs6.html
http://www.artistic-designers.com/bkgds/texturedsets2.html

When I was looking for these, I found, on one of these free background sites, a background I had created about 7 years ago for an African conservation site. Now, the site is long since defunct, and I was paid for it, but still, it was a surprise to see it. Anyway, that background was created by scanning a copy of the cover of Baedecker's  guide to Africa (antique guidebook to "old" Africa), and applying some touches to make it tile consistently.

Cheers,
LHerrou
0
 
Jason ThompsonSenior UX DesignerCommented:
I think anything computer generated is going to look artificial, unless you spend a lot of time on it.  I think the best solution is to use a photo of a real canvas.

You can always try iStockPhoto.com for canvas backgrounds and photos.

Hope this helps.
0
 
catonthecouchproductionsAuthor Commented:
Thank you!
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Featured Post

Free Tool: SSL Checker

Scans your site and returns information about your SSL implementation and certificate. Helpful for debugging and validating your SSL configuration.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now