I have seen this effect on multiple sites recently. I have always wondered how to achieve this design. I realize the site itself is built with flash, but the images are what i am looking for. The most recent site i am referring to is www.trans-siberianexpress.com/ Can anyone show me a good tutorial on creating the rough paper image?
What are you trying to do? Do you want a vector version of the paper, or do you want a photo-realistic effect?
In order to get the "distressed" effect of torn paper like the one on the website you mentioned, I would do it by hand with a real piece of paper, and then scan that. Tear it, burn it, crumple it, whatever. The results will be far more real-looking than trying to do it using FW's drawing tools.