Photoshop & Illustrator Techniques: Add Gold Foil Texture to Your Artwork | Taylor Shannon | Skillshare

Photoshop & Illustrator Techniques: Add Gold Foil Texture to Your Artwork

Taylor Shannon, Illustrator and Surface Pattern Designer

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7 Lessons (20m)
    • 1. Welcome

    • 2. Your Project

    • 3. Photoshop 1: Clipping Masks

    • 4. Photoshop 2: Layer Masks

    • 5. Illustrator 1: Clipping Masks

    • 6. Illustrator 2: Pattern Swatches

    • 7. Thank You!


About This Class


Hi there! I'm Taylor, a licensed surface pattern designer and illustrator, with a love of bright whimsical artwork. I'm always searching for ways to bring my artwork to life, and add some dimension and excitement to my designs.

I love adding a gold foil texture to my designs to vamp up my artwork. It's also a great way to see how actual gold foil would look on a real product, such as a greeting card or wrapping paper. I've enjoyed learning how to use several different processes to apply the texture, both in Photoshop and Illustrator, and I'm excited to show you these techniques!

In this class, you'll learn how to apply a foil texture to your artwork using either Photoshop or Illustrator. Feel free to use either program, or try out both! In Photoshop we will explore clipping masks and layer masks. In Illustrator we will use clipping masks and pattern swatches. You will be able to use these techniques with any texture or pattern you want to fill your artwork with. 

Some basic knowledge of Photoshop and/or Illustrator is recommended, but I will be breaking down these specific techniques (clipping masks, layer masks, and pattern swatches.) If you're ready to learn how to add a trendy foil texture to your hand lettering or illustration, this is the class for you!