How to draw an icon with rough background like that:


Is it possible to do this with some fill tool?

  • It looks like some kind of "textile" texture at the background over the red gradient.
    – Vnovak
    May 29, 2014 at 8:04
  • I am not familiar with a fill tube or bucket method with Paint.NET. What about finding a png background image on the web and make a layer?
    – user24388
    May 30, 2014 at 0:58

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An easy way to make line textures and cloth textures in Paint.NET is to draw many parallel lines and use Fragment. Draw vertical lines and fragment, then overlay horizontal lines on a separate layer and fragment those. Merge the two layers and shrink the texture.

Illustration of Process

I kept the pattern separate from the white background, then colored the lines and lowered alpha with Channel Ops plugin to get a close approximation to what you have above.

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