Everybody, welcome into. Sedova illustrator tutorial brought to you as always by Tuck, Vidcom and today. Well, you saw the title. Here’s an example of what we’re creating. I’m just going to scroll it over the screen here While I talk. I’m going to show you how to create your own vector texture. I’m going to show you then how to apply that to an image or a graphic or whatever really a graphic or some sort of illustration here in Illustrator, but maybe most valuable. If there’s a free vector texture, download pack link is down there in the description. Now, if you enjoyed this video to torment the like button, please hit the little red button and subscribe or maybe it’s not read if you’ve already subscribed to which case thank you very much, and you can also support the channel by picking up the Photoshop course. It’s just a Photoshop course all about how to Retouch images. If you’re here for Illustrator might not necessarily be your thing, but if you feel the inclination to donate or something, you know what? I feel like I’m begging if I say that if you’re interested in Photoshop, it’s a Photoshop course all about how to Retouch images. Let’s just get into this tutorial and check out how to do this. So this is the the vector texture pack that I have that I’m giving away for free. You can go and download it. It’s been created from a few images and a few different textures and splatters and things like that and this is great, and you’re going to find great use with these textures, and it really is going to make this effect easy. In fact, you can see here again is the effect in Adobe Illustrator? But how do you create one of these textures? Well, here’s how you do it. I’m going to do it out here and sort of the gray pasteboard area of my illustrator document. Go file and come down here and choose place and I’m just going to place an image. I have a stock photo here on my desktop called texture, DOT JPG, Go ahead and place that and click wherever you would like to place it there we go. I’m going to just zoom out a little bit. Maybe I’ll make it a little bit smaller. It’s really not gonna make that much of a difference because at the end of the day, the textures going to be vector, so we can scale it, and, you know, shimmy it as much or as little as we want pretty simple at this point. You got your texture, you simply come up here and choose image trace so illustrators you can say look. The tracing may proceed slowly. This is a large image. You sure you want to do this? I’m not going to do the rasterization. It’s not going to make that much of a difference in this case. I’m just going to hit. OK, and you can see illustrator. Does its thing it’s pretty quick. And now there is an option here under. Wynn, we have an image trace panel. Let’s go ahead and open that sucker up. And it appeared off screen. Here, let me turn on the screen. We have image straight and one of the things we can do. Probably the most important thing a mode of black, white black and white is great. I just stick with the default or I’ll go. Black and white logo sketched or something like that. I want something that’s very simple. Just blacks and whites. I definitely don’t want like high or low fidelity photo. I don’t want to introduce a bunch of color and all kinds of things like that. The threshold will tend to change the way the texture is quite drastically. So if we reduce the threshold, you’re going to see illustrator is going to sort of reach roll. We’ve got going on here and it has notably less black now. The way that this these textures work is, we’re going to get rid of all that white background. You can see here. I converted the black to white just because I think it looks cooler over the black box, but it starts out as a bunch of little black speckles. So if you just want a more speckle, eat extra, you could like, get your speckle texture there and you could duplicate this image and you could crank the threshold up to get more chunks of black here. You’re going to see it when I crank the threshold up. We’re going to get bigger, bulbous, you know, chunkier bits of black and there you go, you see a very different texture and just as kind of a side note coolness here in the image trace panel, you can see it’s created thirty thousand one, thirty one thousand pounds and almost a quarter million anchor points really pretty cool stuff, so I don’t want the threshold to be this high, so I’m just going to actually undo that command or ctrl. Z, it’s going to just go through the progress, one more time and give us this really lightly speckled texture, Which is exactly what I want and what I need to do. At this point is go expand, just expand button up here, expand and and actually before. I go any further. I’m going to pop this open in my layer’s panel here and just lock all of these other textures. These texture, one through nine. This is going to be the dot. Ai file you download. You’ll see nine different textures all named. I just want to focus on this one group, and it is a group, so I’m getting an object ungroup, and you’re going to see it’s going to create a bajillion different paths. I’m going to deselect this because what I’m most interested in also close my image Trace panel here what I’m most interested in is selecting all of the light stuff and getting rid of it. This is a great opportunity to use the maybe rarely used Magic Wand tool here in Illustrator and just select the light area like that and simply hit your delete key and look at that we’re left with just these black speckles. At which point we can select them all regroup them object group group them up and what I like to do is just convert it to a square for just I don’t know, it just feels more comfortable and easy to stack them, so we can come up here. We’ve got our width and our height, so I’ll set this to, like. I don’t know. 2000 pixels wide by 2000 pixels high. We’ve got a nice little square texture boom, just like that from our image, and if you’re doing it over a black background. Obviously all you have to do is come over here. Select the fill colors double click on that, convert it to a white fill. And voila, that’s how you create a vector texture Very easily in Adobe Illustrator again. If you don’t have access to images, you don’t want to go through the process. There are these nine textures that I’ve gone ahead and converted and created that you can go ahead and download and use for whatever you like, lets. Come over here to our logo file. I’m going to wipe out this texture that I have here with the power of post-production and we’re going to add to this texture. So I have this little logo Mark. I also have this. The best is yet to come. We could use anything you want. The point is, it’s great. If you take all of your individual pieces of artwork and you group them up, so you would highlight them and go object Group boom right there group. And you would have this nice, compact, comfortable layer group over here in your layer’s panel and at this point. All you need to do is come here and open up your transparency panel. If you don’t have it window transparency, and we have an instance of our artwork showing up here, you can see, there’s our group, and we have this little other thumbnail that says. Hey, look, double, click to create an edit opacity mask, let’s double click that, and all of our artwork disappears because by default, the opacity mask when you add, it is filled with black. In fact, this little option here clip is checked on if we deselect that, it’s going to flip and fill our mask with white, thereby showing all the artwork. Hey, pretty cool. So how do we work with these textures? Well, it’s pretty simple number one. I’m we can go with the one we just created. I’m not going to them just going to delete it to get it out of the way, and I’m going to unlock all of my other textures. We can select your texture that we want to begin with lets. Go with like the let’s go with this texture here in the middle, and all we want to do is go edit. Copy, copy to our clipboard. Come over to the new document. We have that layer mask selected and then hit command or ctrl V to paste it into our document. Now if I deselect it, nothing has happened. Why, well, because the texture is white, so we want to change the fill color of the texture to black back now. I want to do this using the color panel up here by the way window color color panel, but we want to hit this little flyout menu up here in the top left corner of the color panel and choose CMYK, and we want to set the K all the way to 100% and also the CMY and the CM and Y so all four should be at 100% black. And you’re get a really good, rich black. We can just stretch this texture out, so it covers our entire object. We can deselect and look at that. We’re starting to get a nice textured effect. If I shift-click on the mask, it’s going to temporarily disable it there. It is without our mask there. It is with the mask. You can see me. You’re starting at some grit and grime and grunge happenin. Alright, not good enough yet. Let’s add a little bit more. Let’s go with this really cracked effect. Commander Ctrl C to copy. We still the mask selected command or control V to paste it in place up. We need to fill it with black, so let’s go back to CMYK and just go black, black, black, black black. You can also create a very rich black Swatch that be a little bit faster, but I’m not going to go through the process of doing that here. For this tutorial now, let’s just stretch this out over the entire object. Boom deselect and now we have all of our text is cracked and the text is actually cracked the importance of using the masks to do this and not just throwing some black lines on top of our text is if we come to like, not the background image, but maybe the background color, and we change the background color here. Let me see if I don’t remember how I set. This up will actually change that. Yeah, and when we change the background color to be like red, that red is going to actually show through all those cracks in our text. If we change this to a, you know, a brighter blue, that blue is actually going to show through so all of that kind of stuff is going to end up showing through the finished product, and you know, that’s important because it just, you know, you went the extra mile with your artwork. It looks good. It looks good, even when you zoom in and take a look at it and really examine the details. That’s the importance of creating the mask. I’m going to lock up the background layer once more to get back in to edit the mask again. We have this top group. That’s where our artwork is. It’s the visible group. We want to actually select this little circle, right, so when you select that, it’s going to select the group and therefore show the mask that’s being applied to this layer group. And at this point, you can go crazy with it. We could say you know what? I’m going to take this kind of like brick texture as well. Let’s take this over, so make sure you have the mask. Selected Commander. Trol V to paste it in there. I’m going to stretch it out over over my artwork here, and I’m going to fill this bad boy with black. And then I’ll just deselect and you can see that’s really tearing up the artwork. But, hey, you know what that may be exactly what you want, And if it’s exactly what you want. Well, then, of course it’s exactly right now. If you’ve enjoyed this tutorial, make sure you leave a little like on and hit the little like button. Also make sure you subscribe to my channel, and if you use Instagram, and you use this effect, your create something with the effect. I would love to see it. My Instagram handle is at cut. Vid tu TV! I’d tag me on it or tag me in a comment or whatever you like. I would love to see it. I’ll try to get in and like and comment. I always try to, you know, mix it up with people in the Instagram community as well as a lot of fun over there, and so if we’re creating a not only a distressed texture but actually applying it to some artwork in Adobe Illustrator back tips. Got it good. So Daniel Dodgen touch Vidcom. I’ll catch you [Music] [Applause] [Applause] [Music] [Applause] [Music].