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Create textured vector images

Add textures to your vector images and create amazing effects!

About this course

We will be exploring vector textures. We are going to work with textures completely inside Adobe Illustrator. First of all, we are going to create a simple illustration, and then, by learning and using different kinds of textures, we are going to render the illustration.

It will be very easy, very fun, and the best part is that the result will be 100% vector, which means it’s completely scalable.

We will be taking decisions, researching and defining the style of the illustration first. Then, I’m going to show you how I vectorize the sketch by using the Pen Tool. Finally, I’m going to explain how vector textures work and we’ll apply that knowledge to the illustration.

What project are we going to develop?

We are going to create a retro, mid-century inspired illustration of a hipster couple taking a selfie. The illustration will, of course, make use of different vector textures.

Who’s this course for? Requirements

This course is intended for an intermediate user. I will guide you through every step, however, some basic knowledge of Adobe Illustrator is recommended.

You will need a copy of Adobe Illustrator CC for this course.

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Course Details

Beginner level 1h 20m 10 lessons 271 users


Adobe Illustrator Adobe Illustrator


Diego Barrionuevo
Diego Barrionuevo
Diego BarrionuevoTeacher

Diego Barrionuevo is a Graphic Designer and Illustrator from Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was born in 1984 and grew up surrounded by videogames, comic books and cartoons. Nowadays, he draws inspiration from that material to create all kinds of projects - from art for videogames to vector illustrations and motion graphics.

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