Tileable Texture Example

Written by Jeff Harrison
November 11, 2010
Here’s a tileable texture I built from scratch in Photo-PAINT X4. Maybe you can use it somewhere…
The bump map effect in  Photo-PAINT X5 is still broken after SP2…Hopefully Corel fixes this once and for all, it was broken in X3 for a period too. It’s the effect that created the panel look below.
To check for how it tiles, bring into CorelDRAW and tile it with the method you like most ( there are several ways to do it.. I sometimes use the move & duplicate maneuver).
 CorelDraw has a step and repeat docker (under the edit menu), but it’s kind of a pain if you ask me.
Instead, I use the shaping macro to tiles textures like this ultra-fast, and without worrying about numbers for distances. Notice that I convert to a new bitmap at the the same DPI as the original tile.

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Jeff Harrison

Jeff Harrison is a media "Jack-of-all-trades", familiar with most of the major media applications on the Windows platform. Whether it's 2D/print, 3D, audio, video, or web-related - he's working on mastering everything that comes his way. He's a past Alpha and Beta tester for Corel, and has instructed students from all over the world. He runs the popular MacroMonster.com site, the #1 place for CorelDRAW macros. Also check out his youtube page, and his gallery at coreldraw.com.

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