From Sketch to Vector: Create Unique Handmade Textures for Adobe Illustrator Staff Pick

Di Ujdi, Illustrator & Art Explorer

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7 Lessons (31m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Project

    • 3. Create Unique Textures

    • 4. Scan or Photograph the Textures

    • 5. Prepare the Textures in Adobe Photoshop

    • 6. Use the Textures in Adobe Illustrator

    • 7. Thank You

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About This Class

In this class, I want to show you how to make your own amazing and unique texture and use them directly in Adobe Illustrator.


It’s incredible how much texture can change the overall vibe of a digital illustration. It can really give it that organic handmade vintage look.

Adobe Photoshop already has so many brushes and textures that you can use, but if you are creating your illustrations in Adobe Illustrator like I do, it can be a bit challenging to constantly switch in between these programs. 

We will make our unique textures on paper using what we have at home, and we’ll quickly prepare and edit them in Adobe Photoshop and then we’ll create our illustration and apply those handmade textures in Adobe Illustrator.

Also, this class is beginner friendly, so just the basic knowledge of these 2 programs will be enough.

You already have everything you need, just bring your creativity and willingness to experiment and let’s start our little art exploration!