Join Kevin Stohlmeyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding texture with objects, part of Designing a Poster with Custom Brushes in Illustrator.
- So now that we have our maker rendering all complete…it's now time to add in some textures…using Background and Object images.…So what I'm going to do is,…I'm going to go over to my Layers panel…and you can see that on layer 5 and 6…I've added in some varying textures.…One using a background image and actually doing a…couple different passes with different markers.…So we're going to start with that.…I'm going to add in a layer called Layer 10 and I'm going to…drag it down to the bottom of my Layer panel, seen here.…What I'm going to do is, I'm going to bring in an image…from our exercise files called Background.jpeg…and I'll just place that in and position it over my poster…and we're going to actually use Image Trace…to convert this into a vector file,…which will give us a nice stylized look to this.…
You could leave this as is, it's totally okay to have…a raster file placed inside of a poster if you want,…but I like the simplicity of having an Image Traced image.…So I'm going to click Image Trace…and pop open my Image Trace panel…
- Scanning and importing source files
- Creating art, brush, and symbol texture brushes
- Building the design
- Adding text and texture