I was using Wunderlist, and I was wonderling what the texture is that is used in the sidebar, as shown in this image:

wunderlist screenshot
Image courtesy of ifrick.ch. Click image for full size

It looks like some sort of fabric, but I'm not quite sure.

  • Be careful now: Apple is discouraging such skeuomorphism with iOS 7 ;) Jul 22, 2013 at 21:33
  • @plainclothes haha yes but I feel like I'm cheating by only knowing how to design flat interfaces and not also skeuomorphic.
    – Xylon
    Jul 23, 2013 at 12:41
  • @plainclothes Would you really consider that skeumorphism? If it is, it seems to be extremely subtle. I suppose it sort of looks like a thick piece of construction paper, but when I think of skeumorphism, I think of things more like the iOS newstand app, which is completely unnecessarily designed as a book shelf. On the note of Apple discouraging it, they went to some serious extremes with previous iOS's, such as the example I mentioned. Maybe their idea of going the other way will be a gradual turn from imitating a yellow note pad, or a book shelf.
    – Eric
    Jul 26, 2013 at 20:39
  • Certainly this is a milder manifestation than some of Apple's garish attempts. Still it does feign the appearance of an office setting. Which I think they've done well, BTW. Jul 27, 2013 at 6:46

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It does look like Linen or other kind of woven pattern. You can find a lot of such subtle (and free) patterns here: http://subtlepatterns.com/


Looks to be a basic Linen-like texture to me. Used to mimic the texture of linen stock. Could possible be a Laid texture though. It's a bit hard to tell due to the angle.

  • I concur: Laid paper.
    – horatio
    Jul 24, 2013 at 19:48

I'm not sure, but I bet if you add some noise to a layer in photoshop, then applied the motion blur horizontally, you'd be able to create it.

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