Using Marble Seamless Texture to Create Distress Pattern

February 13, 2014

I was working on a project where I wanted to add a distress pattern. I knew immediately that I could find a great pattern in our Textures Unleashed collections and it was just a matter of finding the perfect one. I ended up using one called Ink Vein Marble from Volume 10. The benefit of using a seamless texture is that I can fill whatever sized bitmap I need and there will be no visible seams. My pattern can therefore be any size I need.

Once I had filled the appropriate area in Corel PHOTO-PAINT, I converted the entire graphic to a black and white bitmap. Below you can see a small portion of the distress pattern I created in only a couple of minutes.

Marble Distress Pattern

The key is getting a black and white bitmap. I imported the full bitmap (only a small portion is shown above) as the top object in my design. With the bitmap selected, I left click on the X in the CorelDRAW color palette to convert everything you see as white into transparent. Then I right-click on white to convert what were black lines in the bitmap to white and thus knocking out parts of the artwork. Creating the distress pattern and putting it to use took less than five minutes total!

Post Discussion


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

You May Also Like…

Textures Unleashed Power Pack Volume 1

First Power Pack of Seamless Textures Released

We've been cranking out seamless textures for fifteen years now. Each of our packages has focused on a specific type of texture. They are offered in Pro Collections that have four different resolutions as high as 2048x2048 pixels as well as Lite...

Read More

Don't Share Facebook Scam Posts and How To Spot Them

Don’t Share Facebook Scam Posts and How To Spot Them

Facebook has been in the news a lot lately for not doing enough to stop misinformation. Today I want to described one specific type of post that continues to show up from time to time and people are still falling for it. Let's look at one I...

Read More

Ransomware Attacks

Tips to Protect Yourself From a Ransomware Attack

Ransomware has been all over the news recently. First it shut down an important pipeline on the East Coast of the US and then meat processing plants. Criminals have been hitting these high-profile targets because they often lead to huge paydays....

Read More

Foster D. Coburn III

Foster D. Coburn III built his first Web site in 1995 and he has been working exclusively in WordPress since 2013. He has used the Divi theme exclusively since 2015. Earlier in his career he was the author of 13 best-selling books on CorelDRAW and has been a contributor to numerous technology and graphics-related magazines. Foster has taken many projects, including this Web site, from the early design stage through to a finished piece. He has been a featured speaker at many graphics conferences.

Recent Posts

Web Design Blog

Graphics Unleashed Donations

Personal Info

Donation Total: $5

Build Divi WordPress Site
WordPress Site Care
Divi Tools
Graphics Unleashed Logo