Screencasters Episode 083: Torn Paper Effect

Posted in Graphics on February 21, 2009


Screencasters Episode 083: Torn Paper Effect

In this episode I demonstrate one way of creating a torn paper effect using Inkscape 0.46.

I make use of the Freehand tool along with the Add Nodes and Jitter Nodes path effects to achieve a decent looking torn paper edge. Also, in this screencast I use a wallpaper pattern image from the cgtextures.com site which I highly recommend if you’re looking for patterns and textures for your graphics projects.

This was a relatively short one at around 15 minutes. Also, by the time I recorded the intro, I realized that I could have selected all my paths and done the Add Nodes and Jitter Nodes step to all of them at once instead of the silly way I did each one separately. Ah well, you live and learn I guess.

You could probably make use of a torn paper effect for lots of web design stuff as well as for scrapbooking and other things - a generally useful method to add to your graphics toolbox.

Hope you like it.

by Richard Querin

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Tags: Design, Screencasters, Inkscape, edges, paper, scrapbooking, torn