True Grit: Handmade Textures & Halftones for Designers & Illustrators

Andrew Fairclough, Andrew Fairclough: Illustrator & Designer.

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14 Videos (1h 11m)
    • Introduction & Class Outline.

      2:06
    • Materials, Equipment & Skills.

      1:20
    • Technique 01. Dirty Strokes (AKA, 1st Grade Art Class)

      5:55
    • Technique 02. 2D Origami (AKA Fun WIth Paper).

      4:09
    • Technique 03. The Reverse Selfie (AKA Textures In Real Life).

      0:47
    • Previewing Your Textures.

      1:19
    • Adjusting Levels.

      4:07
    • Converting To 50% Threshold.

      7:24
    • Converting To Halftone Screen.

      13:00
    • Poster Inspiration.

      2:03
    • Distressing Your Art.

      7:18
    • Masking & Blend Modes.

      11:53
    • Adding Colour & Final Tweaks.

      8:10
    • Thanks For Joining Me. Over To You!

      1:28
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About This Class

HAVE YOU BEEN SEARCHING FOR AN AUTHENTIC TECHNIQUE FOR ADDING TEXTURE AND HALFTONING TO YOUR WORK?

DO YOU SEEK THE REAL GRIT, THE HONEST GRIT AND ABOVE ALL ELSE, THE TRUE GRIT?

Join illustrator and designer Andrew Fairclough as he schools you on creating your own custom textures & halftones using a variety of analogue and digital processing techniques.

You'll create a poster and learn the dark art of distressing, before adding a selection of your custom textures and halftones to create that sweet gritty magic that will give your work a hand crafted vibe unique to you.

1,243 of 1,244 students recommendSee All

Fantastic tutorial!! Well explained and easy to follow. I'd like to learn how you treated your type "True grit". I really like the long wavy lines but can't figure out how to do it!
This was an amazing class! Thanks Andrew for showing us your techniques to make these textures and halftone effects to make my illustrations pop!
Sylvia S

Girl Geek, Coder, Doodler

DOPE! learned a lot and the approach to achieving the look is awesome. Never would have tried it out otherwise

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Andrew Fairclough

Andrew Fairclough: Illustrator & Designer.

Andrew Fairclough is a Sydney based Illustrator, Designer and founder of Truegrittexturesupply.com

After a misspent youth completing a Business Degree, Andrew moved on to designing skate and snowboard graphics in between bouts of self-instruction and full time work in a design agency.

Since then he has worked for a wide range of international clients including GQ, ESPN Magazine, Amex, Penguin Books, Billabong, Ride Snowboards, Jack Daniels, Little White Lies, Random House, Wired...

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