In this quick tip tutorial we will look at how to add stipple shading to your artwork in Illustrator with the Stipplism plugin. Stipple shading can be a really effective tool for adding depth to your artwork. Stipplism allows you to add stipples, and even scale the dots based on a gradient. Stipplism also gives you the functionality of creating stipples based on symbols. Once you've created your stipple, expand it into a group of vectors, or leave it as a live effect to adjust later.
✈️ Create your shading shape and add a linear gradient.
✈️ Go to Effect > Stipplism > Stipple…
✈️ Turn on the “Scale Dots By Tone” option
✈️ Change the output colour
✈️ Click OK
✈️ Open the Appearance Panel
✈️ Drag the Preview window of the object you just made onto the other shapes in your artboard to replicate the same appearance