How do I make crumpled brown paper?

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  1. blueflame macrumors 6502a

    blueflame

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    Hello everyone, so I am making my menu in pages, I love some of the templates that they have in there, and lots of nice objects, but I cannot seem to find a way to make my own, or find them for sale.
    what I am looking for is like torn off strips of brown paper.does that make sense? they need to be in a rectangular shape. anyway, if anyone has any isight, I would appreciate it. I am looking for some instruction on how to make, or any that are for sale to purchase, or even if there are free ones ;-)

    thanks everyone!
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  2. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    Are you using Photoshop? If so I would google torn paper and how to make brown paper and combine the two.

    Found this one on how to do town paper in Photoshop. I don't know if you are using just Pages or if you are using another program and then bringing those files into Pages.
     
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    Take a piece of paper.

    Crumble it.

    Scan it.

    Tint it brown in Photoshop.

    Takes about 5 minutes and sure looks real.

    Don't know if you or some friend has a scanner though.
     
  5. LeviG macrumors 65816

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    that would be my approach to, damn site quicker than searching for it :)
     
  6. blueflame thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks everyone!

    I tried using that picture site, but i couldn't make anything the right size, I am going to try the scanner idea at kinkos. ill let you know how it goes
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    thanks again!
     
  7. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    Didn't even think about scanning it. Dahhhh Yup that is what I would do.
     
  8. melissarae macrumors regular

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    i have a template.... it's a .psd file though. pm me if you want me to email it to you.
     
  9. Lebowski macrumors 6502

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    i always laugh when designers spend tons of time trying to create something so basic from scratch.

    scan a real piece, or shoot a digi photo. done.


    its fast, realistic, and original work.
     
  10. cgratti macrumors 6502a

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    Yep. Can't get more real looking than that. A lot of designers try and over think design things, keep it simple.
     
  11. sambapati87 macrumors member

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    the problem stems from people getting "stuck" in the software and completely forgetting about any other medium.
     
  12. wheezy macrumors 65816

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    What the... scan? photograph? TRUE designers create everything from scratch in their always current CS3 setup! :D

    Just Kidding. Yes, scan the real thing... it always looks the best.
     
  13. silverpoebandit macrumors newbie

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    i know you're in pages, but if you wanted to do it in photoshop heres how.

    -fill a layer with black, having your foreground and background set to B&W
    -Filter>render>clouds
    this will give you a page with black and white clouds.
    - Filter>stylize>emboss
    keep the height down and the amount up, now it will look like grey paper
    -Image>adjustment>hue/saturation
    click colorize, mess with the saturation and hue levels until you get a desired brown
    - after that what you should do if you're not that familiar would be draw a desired strip size and shape with the lasso tool inside that paper layer. once you have the shape hit command/j- thats short for layer>new>layer via copy. now you have strips. add some layer styles (fx) like a small drop shadow, soften the shadow edge and change its color. fool with it until you like it
     
  14. blueflame thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I am going to try this, I do not have a scanner, so my best option i think is to create it. i hope I can get the good crumpled paper look

     
  15. silverpoebandit macrumors newbie

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    let me know if you don't get it to work... or if you do. i could possibly help you out face to face with the torn edges part.

    Good luck
     

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