Adobe Illustrator Tutorial adding Texture

Adobe Illustrator Coloring Tutorial adding Texture

In Adobe Illustrator, Tutorials by Jason Secrest

Adobe Illustrator Tutorial adding Texture.

In this easy to follow beginner Adobe Illustrator tutorial adding texture we will be using a coloring process of Live Paint, knife tool, and gradients to create easy shadows and textures to our character.

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Using Pen Tool

We will be using our 2 step approach to the pen tool. The first is using straight lines to just get down our anchor points. We will then be using the convert anchor tool to create curves and handles.

Flat Color & Shadows

We will be adding cast shadows using the knife tool to cut back into the flat color shapes we created using the Live Paint Bucket.

Texture- Patterns

We will be adding some subtle textures along with some transparent gradients to our cartoon character.

Inking using the Pen Tool Tutorial

Using Resource Folder

1. Place the anchor point guide into NEW illustrator document and scale to fit the 5″x 5″ artboard. In your layers menu select Template Layer. Create a New layer ABOVE IT for inking.

Using the Pen Tool

2. Trace the image using the shape and pen tool. There should be no fill when using the pen tool. Use straight line and the convert anchor point tool to create your curves.

Custom Brushes

3. Add OUR custom brushes library to create variation in your lines. Expand the lines and use the eraser tool to erase overlapping or unwanted lines. Unite brushes in pathfinder panel.

Using Live Paint

4. Select All – Object- Live Paint. Fill in flat colors wIth our color palette or find others on Object – Expand live paint. Ungroup (3X) or until you can select individual shapes.

Coloring and Adding Texture Tutorial