Creating And Applying Textures: Design A Pennant

Jon Brommet, Graphic Designer

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18 Videos (1h 23m)
    • Introduction

    • Project Overview

    • Photographing Textures

    • Photo Examples & Small Settings Change

    • Setting Up Your Photos & The Threshold Method

    • The Levels & Bitmap Method

    • The Image Trace Method

    • Creating Textures From Scratch - Add Noise

    • Creating Textures From Scratch - Mezzotint

    • Distressed Halftone Method

    • Salt & Pepper Method

    • Setting Up Your Pennant File

    • Masking With Transparency (AI)

    • Using Bitmap Textures (AI & PS)

    • Permanently Apply Textures (AI)

    • Textures With Transparency Effects (AI & PS)

    • Applying Texture Masks (PS)

    • Thank You!


About This Class


If you are a designer or an illustrator, you have likely already stumbled upon this great way to enhance your work. Textures take a flat piece of artwork, and add a rustic and handmade feel, that can really improve your overall design.

Whether you have dabbled in textures, or you are just discovering them now, this class will show you a variety of ways to photograph, and digitally create your own custom textures from scratch.

It doesn’t matter if your style is precise vector shapes, or hand drawn and imperfect, textures will give life to your artwork far beyond anything you could expect.

This class will use both Photoshop & Illustrator to show you a variety of my favorite ways to create textures. Of course, textures can be made in an unlimited variety of ways, but this class will give you a jumping board to inspire your own creativity in creating custom textures.

Once I have shown you my methods for creating textures, you will then hand letter, illustrate, or design your own custom pennant, and apply one (or more) of the methods taught for creating and applying your own custom texture.

Did I mention there is an amazing prize? Well, if you think it would be cool to get your own design on a pennant AND a 1 year Skillshare Premium membership for free read the “Oxford X Brommet Pennant Contest” under the “Discussion” section. 

What, you’ve never made your own textures using salt before? Well, this class is for you!

Also, check out my other 2 Skillshare classes on Designing With Halftones and Block Printing.

70 of 70 students recommendSee All

Fun project. I enjoyed the lessons and learned some cool new tricks.
Extremely helpful class, now I finally understand how to create vector textures!
Amazing and really complete course. I am learning a lot of different moths to make my owns textures. I recommend to you this course.
Yolanda Pérez Sánchez

Designer, illustrator and artisan





Jon Brommet

Graphic Designer

Oh boy, these things are always awkward. Should I talk about myself in the third person like an accomplished wordsmith who compliments my every trait? Or should I just keep it real? Do people still say keep it real? Oh uh, I think I already fucked this thing all up. Great, now I even swore. Good thing no one reads these things. Wait, what?

I think you already know this by now, but I am a Graphic Designer and Illustrator. I graduated from a 3-year design college with honours in 2008. So I've been a full time designer since then. See what I did there? I didn't say I've been designing for 'X' amount of years, that way I never have to update this thing. Genius! 

I've been working full time since the day I graduated in a print, design, and sign shop in beautiful Bracebridge, Ontario. It's tagline is "In the Heart of Muskoka". Muskoka was actually rated the number 1 place in the world for a summer vacation by National Geographic. Or something like that. No one said I'd need to fact check in my own bio!

I actually live in Barrie which is about an hour North of Toronto. Bracebridge is about an hour North of Barrie. What is this, a geography lesson? Moving on...

The beauty of being the only designer in a small print shop is it doesn't satisfy my need for creativity. That may sound like a negative, but it forces me to go home with a hunger to create. For this reason I freelance, illustrate, and teach on the side! So you could say I'm fairly busy. At least when I'm not napping. I should probably delete that last sentence. But I've got to wrap this thing up and get back to the grind. So there's no time to delete!

So that's basically that. If you want to get a-hold of me I'm on basically every social media thingamajig @JonBrommet. You can also check out my website at the link below.

Congrats if you made it to the end of this train wreck! Also, see a doctor. You probably have one of those obsessive compulsive disorders where you need to finish things. Like reading a terrible bio.

Seriously though, check out my classes. You'll love them like your mother. Also, I promise not to try and be funny, I just keep it real! Seriously though, do people still say that?

- Jon Brommet