Add Texture and Depth of Field to Illustrations

Joshua Butts, Graphic Designer and Photographer

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3 Videos (21m)
    • Introduction to Texture and Depth of Field

    • Preparing Illustrator File

    • Adding the Texture and Depth of Field


About This Class

In this course, I will be teaching you one of my favorite workflows for adding custom textures and depth of field to your flat illustrations. I will teach you how to start in adobe illustrator with your vector illustration, separate your layers so they will be easy to work with when texturing, and save a compatible file from Adobe illustrator to photoshop.

Using texture and depth of field has done wonders for my illustration. It really can make the difference between bored and excited reactions to any illustration, no matter how detailed. I love this process that I will be teaching you and it is one of the easiest and most customizable workflows I have ever used.


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14 of 14 students recommendSee All

A quick easy way to add texture to AI illustrations! A great course, Definitely worth taking!
Great tips! At one point my jaw dropped- "What? I didn't know you could do that!"
Mia Reeves

of Jahmi & Whimsy





Joshua Butts

Graphic Designer and Photographer

Josh Butts is a Graphic Designer and Photographer. He currently works for a creative agency in Provo, Utah. He's worked with many people doing creative work usually involving illustration, logo, and web design. Join some of his classes to gain from valuable experience and get better at design and photography yourself!