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Handmade, A3-sized, looping textures

Create grungy distressed styles quickly and easily. Whether it’s a cel animation look, live-action video, or a stop-motion deal, Rough Enough has got you covered. Perfect for typography, subtle background textures or layered-up texture-fests.

And can even have a few of the HD resolution ones for free. Don’t say I don’t do nice things for you.

The 4K Pack:

– 12X Looping Textures at both HD and 4K Resolution

– 4K (UHD) Resolution (3840 X 2160)

– High Bitrate 80Mbps (4K) and 50Mbps(HD) (both .MP4)

– 12X TIFF Stills for print, web use.

Free HD Pack:

– 4X Looping Textures

– HD Resolution (1920 X 1280)

– Medium Bitrate 20Mbps (.MP4) (about the same as an HDSLR)

– Did I mention it’s free? Not even an email required.

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Serving Suggestions AKA the How-To

NB: This How-To is also included with the download. Both packs use a .MP4/H264 format so they will work just fine whether you’re on OS X, Windows or Linux. They have a framerate of 12FPS (ie. ‘on twos’), because playing textures like these back at 24FPS will probably make you want to gorge your eyes out. They also look really good at 6FPS.

All clips are 5 seconds long and can be looped for ever and ever. In After Effects you’ll want to do this by right/control clicking on the texture video in the Project panel, selecting ‘Interpret Footage’ > ‘Main’ and then in the ‘Other Options’ section at the bottom of the window entering 999 (or whatever number takes your fancy) in the ‘Loop __ Times’ box.

You’ll notice that everything except the paper textures are very grey looking. That’s because they’ve been averaged to 50% Grey (ie RGB 127, 127, 127) which makes them easier to use and more efficient to compress.

These examples use Adobe After Effects, but the same principles apply for Final Cut, Premiere, Smoke, Resolve, Motion etc.

As an Overlay

Overlaying is an easy way to give you entire composition a bit of a look by blending your texture layer through and letting it affect everything below it. Start by chucking your texture layer at the top of your comp, and in the ‘Mode’ column of your texture layer select ‘Overlay’ so that it looks like this setup:

The effect will be reasonably subtle at this point. This is because the textures are averaged to 50% grey. To change this you’ll need to add a Levels effect to your texture layer and tweak it so as to increase the contrast a little (ie. less grey, more black and white). You can also adjust the opacity of your texture layer to decrease/increase the amount of texture.

And you’re good to go. There are a ton of variations that can be made on this technique, such as using ‘Screen’ or ‘Multiply’ as your blending mode and tweaking the Levels effect to get a sweet look.

L You can download an After Effects CS5.5 (and above) demo project with these setups in it here.

As a Matte

Matting is all about using the luminance (AKA brightness) of your texture layer to change the visibility of another layer.  It’s a great way of layering up textures and getting a more complex look. Start by dropping your texture layer over top of the object you want to affect, and then select ‘Luma’ in the ‘TrkMat’ column of your layer (the one you want to affect), like so:

If everything is going to plan, your matted layer will probably half disappear. This is because the textures are averaged to 50% grey. To change this you’ll need to add a Levels effect to your texture layer and tweak it so as to increase the contrast a little (ie. less grey, more black and white).

And that’s the basic idea. Layering this look up across multiple objects can look great (hot tip: offset the timing of your texture layer for each object) especially when pre-composed and staggered in 3D space.

L You can download an After Effects CS5.5 (and above) demo project with these setups in it here.

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