- Uncheck the ‘Enable
Orbits' checkbox on the Orbits tab of the Rollup.
- With the brush
Paint tool still selected, change the nib shape to square
and the nib size to 40 on the Property Bar.
- Paint over all
of the white area to the left of the line with black. Don't
leave any gaps or holes, but don't paint over any of the right
hand edge of the original line (Fig 4).
Fig 4. Step 4, the black-filled LHS of
the 'Rip' object
torn edge needs to be fairly rough and chaotic. I have used
the displacement filter to assist us here.
- From the menu,
click ‘Effects/ 2D Effects/ Displace'.
- Load the ‘Sand.pcx'
displacement map. Change the settings to: stretch to fit,
repeat edges, horizontal=7, vertical=0, then press OK. (You
may experiment with these settings if you wish but I found
that increasing the vertical level created unwanted holes
in the black area.)
- The left edge
of the black area may be affected by the displacement filter.
If so, repaint over this area with the black paint brush so
that all of the left hand half of the image is completely
black (Fig 5).
Also, if too high a horizontal level has been used for the
displacement, black spots may appear in the white are. These
should be erased using the eraser tool (with a small nib size)
Fig 5. Step 5, after the displacement
filter. Paint over any white holes in the LHS area of the 'Rip'
6: Make the tile seamless
using an image as a tile, it needs to be seamless. We use
the Offset filter to create a seamless tile. It is much better
to use this tool now on a relatively simple object, than later
after the fills have been added. With a vertical tear such
as the one created here we only need to ensure that the top
and bottom of the image weld together seamlessly when tiled;
we can ignore the horizontal offset level.
- Click ‘Effects/
2D Effects/ Offset'. Change the settings to: horizontal=100,
vertical=50, (when shift value as % is selected), and wrap
around selected. Click OK (Fig 6).
- After the offset
filter is applied, check again that no white spots have appeared
within the black area. If so, just paint them black.
- This may be a
good time to save the image as a .cpt file if desired.