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Parchment Paper Texture

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By sinnedaria   |   
Published: September 28, 2007
© 2007 - 2020 sinnedaria
In an attempt to add a little pizazz to my sketches, I created my own parchment paper texture. This was made from a stock photo on SXC I believe. The photo was too small however, so I made it into a pattern, filled a new document, then used the clone stamp to fix it up. Burn tool on the edges, and you have a working parchment texture!

Everyone is welcome to use this. Credit would be awesome, but there's no need. If you want to credit me though, just link to my main gallery page.


Instructions For Use:

1. Save the full-sized view of this file.
2. Open it up in Photoshop or any graphics program with Layers capability.
3. Open up a sketch you've made, or scan one in.
4. Go back to the parchment file. Ctrl+A to select all, Ctrl+C to copy.
5. Back to the sketch. Ctrl+V to paste should paste it as a new layer.
6. Change this layer's mode to Multiply, and you have your sketch on parchment! Adjust the opacity to your liking.

This can of course be used for other purposes, that's just what I'm using it for. You can see an example in the sketch I'm about to upload.
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LizzyChromeHobbyist General Artist

Using for my "Harry Potter" fan art. And I'm absolutely crediting you! Thank you so much for making this. You rock.

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Can-CatStudent Digital Artist

Thanks, again, for posting, This helped with Save Hoofs (COVID Protocols Edition) & Save Hoofs, in response to the Site Update: Hoofs Banned, by team

:thanks: -Cat…

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mooncraft3d Digital Artist

Thank you :)

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Can-CatStudent Digital Artist

This helped with Pandora
For the Pandora's Box Contest, hosted by Stewed-Tomatoes

Thanks for posting. :thanks:

Pandora by Can-Cat

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Can-CatStudent Digital Artist

Thanks, again. This helped with Blasted Chains.

A coloured version of Line Art: BRS, by Nehis.

:thanks:

TravisGowen's avatar
Great work, Thank you!
arm0110's avatar
Nice parchment texture! I'm using it in a grad school project as the background for a circa 1606 poster. The project will be used for a fourth grade unit on Jamestown.
eugeniovergel's avatar
Thank you! This is what I need.
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RhelnaHobbyist Writer
I used this texture in this piece: rhelna.deviantart.com/art/Map-…

It's amazing how you make these textures!
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gbruskoffProfessional Filmographer
Just wanted to let you know that I love this texture and am using it here: www.etsy.com/listing/216509792…. I linked back to your main gallery page as well. Thanks!
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ambspoHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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SaronaiProfessional Writer
Thanks for the instructions as well, I'm not sure why I haven't thought of doing this with background layers before.
huodi's avatar
This is great. Thanks. 
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catnamedfishProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks for letting us to use this!

Dancing Rose by cat-named-fish  
Crida's avatar
CridaHobbyist General Artist
Used here: crida.deviantart.com/art/New-d…
Thank you! :)
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ChocolateLollipopStudent Digital Artist
Thank you so much! Used here: artonmars.tumblr.com/post/7592…
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redkitebaitStudent Digital Artist
Used! redkitebait.deviantart.com/art…

Thank you for providing this!
lykabaliwag's avatar
Used it here: lykabaliwag.deviantart.com/art/Cameranoid-407566054
Thank you! :D
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