Sometimes adding that little bit of texture can bring a whole new level of detail and meaning to your vector illustrations. The Texturino Plugin allows you to quickly add textures to objects, groups, and layers in Illustrator. Choose from the 100s we give away with an annual subscription, or import your own from raster images.
In this quick tip we are selecting and grouping all the artwork together and using the Retro Supply Texture Snack Pack available when you sign up for a subscription.
Select the art you want to add texture to.
Open the Texture Panel (Window > Astute Graphics > Texture).
Use the dropdown to select a texture category.
If you need to add textures into your texture library follow this YouTube video.
Pick a texture from the name dropdown, and the preview window will show you the thumbnail.
Click the big plus icon to apply the texture.
You can then use the Texture UI handles to set the Scale, Rotate, Position, Opacity and Blend Mode.
You can also stack multiple textures by simply picking another from the dropdown, and clicking the plus icon.
To remove a texture, click the X icon in the panel.
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