The Texture effect imitates a drawing on an uneven surface, such as corrugated paper, brick wall, metallic or ceramic coating, etc.
The process can be divided into two stages:
It is possible to adjust the following texture properties:
The selected (current) texture is displayed in a square button which also lets opening the Library.
Click on the square, you will see all textures in the selected group. Now you can select a texture by clicking on it.
Hint: It is possible to apply your own textures. It can be any image in these formats: JPEG, BMP, TIFF, or PNG.
To load your own texture, select <Custom>... in the list of the Library.
Repetition. When this option is selected, the texture is generated by simple repetition of the given pattern.
Reflection. When this option is selected, the texture is generated by repetition of the given pattern. The difference from the Repetition mode is that the ends of the patterns are joined at mirror reflection.
Alignment. This option helps when the initial texture has an uneven pattern. If we apply the texture as it is, we will see texture joins. To avoid it, we should activate the option Texture Alignment.
It is possible to adjust the following texture appication parameters:
Most of the processing time is taken by the first stage (texture generation). Therefore, it is recommended to adjust the texture's properties at first. Then you can try different settings for texture application parameters.