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Tutorial: Generate a stripe-like texture

Written by · Created on May 14, 2007, last updated over 10 years ago CC BY-NC License


You'll often need some short techniques to create a website banner, a forum signature or wallpapers. In this tutorial I'll show you how to create such a simple "texture" in less than five minutes!

Tutorial details

  1. 1

    Open up a new file: 500×500px.
    Add a new empty layer.
    Choose Filter / Render / Clouds / Solid noise.
    Choose the values shown in the picture below:
    (x:0.1, y:16, random)

  2. 2

    Go to: Layer / Rotate Layer or just press SHIFT+R. Rotate it for 25°

  3. 3

    Choose the crop tool, adjust it to a certain part of the picture so that everything inside the selection is covered by the texture. Press ENTER.

    Optional: Filter / Enhance / Sharpen if you want to see more detail in your texture.

  4. 4

    Now choose (in GIMP 2.2: Layer /) Colors / Colorize.
    Move the brightness up a bit and take a color of your choice! I’ve taken a soft blue.

    Thats it!


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Muhammad Anas rated this topic with 5/5
over 11 years ago

wow ... it is very simple but the results are awesome!!!!
Thank You very much for such a nice tutorial!!!!

However, Instead of step 4, I like the method of creating a new layer filled with desired color and then choose the "color" in layer mode to colorize the underlying image with that color....

almost 14 years ago

Got a problem (i am new on Gimp) how can I add a new texture on my gimp?

Amyk13 member for about 14 years Amyk13 5 comments
about 14 years ago

Hihi, nice efect

devvv member for about 15 years devvv 1475 comments
over 14 years ago

looks nice ;)

xTAB3Nx member for over 14 years xTAB3Nx 1 comment
over 14 years ago

heres what i got by combining my text and changing the opacity

Next1One member for over 14 years Next1One 1 comment
over 14 years ago

I like that, simple, but really handy!