Create a Simple Cork Texture in Pixelmator

  • Fill with a brown color. I used #7f5024

  • Add noise. Filter > Stylize > Noise…
    • Amount: 25
    • Monochrome checked

  • Pixelate. Filter > Stylize > Pixellate…
    • Scale: 1

  • Reduce noise. Filter > Blur > Noise Reduction…
    • Noise level: 60
    • Sharpness: 0

  • Blur. Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur…
    • Radius: 4

  • Duplicate layer.

  • Rotate top layer and change Opacity to 70%

  • Add random black spots with speckled brush for extra flavor

Done!