Here is something I don't recall reading about. I have a scene on top of a building with some sunbathers, and want to have a few beach towels laying on the ground. So far I cut a few out of paper, and even made them from photos of beach towels. But they don't look very realistic, more like cut pieces of paper. Perhaps I just don't know what they would look like in reality from the vantage point of a human about 50 feet up in the air... Maybe that would help, look for aerial images of a beach with sunbathers.
Anyone done this with good effect? What material do you suggest?
First I open the downloaded image in Photoshop to clean it up or adjust the color or intensity then import it into Corel Draw and adjust the scale. Sometimes with some patterns I will stretch, flip and combine images if I need a larger image than the original. There are other image manipulating software out there, these are just what I use.
This is also a good method for making tar-paper roofing. Finally, print it on an appropriate paper. Using fine sand paper and diluted white glue you could add the wrinkles as needed.
Good Luck, Ed
Last Edit: Jan 12, 2018 14:47:24 GMT -8 by gmpullman: added photo