BMP TEXTURES

RESOURCE GUIDE

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STEP #1: DOWNLOAD + EXTRACT OUR ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR TEXTURE FOLDERS. Download and Extract each of our Digital Download Folders. Textures will come to you as a Zipped Folder on Teachable. Extract All before using them in Adobe Illustrator. The Textures are ready to use once you have extracted the folder. There is no installation needed to use BMP Textures, just File - Place. 
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STEP #2: FILE + PLACE BMP TEXTURES INTO YOUR WORKING ARTBOARD. Place a BMP Texture over your finished vector artwork. Simple File-Place. I recommend scaling the texture to fit over your completed artwork before you export or save. Simply scale the texture file using the Bounding Box or the Properties Panel. You can scale the texture to fit over the asset or the entire artboard.
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STEP #3: APPLY AN OPACITY MASK IN THE TRANSPARENCY PANEL. Adjustments to the texture file can be made in the Transparency Panel in Adobe Illustrator. Use the Transparency Slider and Blending Modes to adjust the opacity of the texture for subtle texture overlays. If you are using textures on your own T-Shirt Designs, use the Opacity Mask to punch out the texture to show through to the garment color.
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STEP #1: DOWNLOAD RESOURCES. Many of you are jumping over from YouTube looking to download our Adobe Illustrator Resources. You can download our Brushes + Halftones + Textures to follow along with the Tutorials or use them with Your Own Vector Artwork. You can just download our 200 Brushes or add on 70 Halftones + 400 Textures to save on our Adobe Illustrator Resource Bundle.
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STEP #2: EXTRACT FOLDERS. The first step will be to download and extract the Resource Folders. The Folders will come as a Zipped Folder on Teachable. Once you have Downloaded and Extracted the Folders, they are ready to be used in Adobe Illustrator. Follow Along with our Resource Guides on Teachable to practice applying and editing Brushes + Halftones + Textures. (based on enrollment)
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STEP #3: FOLLOW ALONG. If you are following along on YouTube, I recommend starting with our 100 Adobe Illustrator Beginner Tutorials Playlists. *I have included our Resources (as a free bonus) to follow along with the 100 Tutorials Playlist on YouTube and 50 Step by Steps on the Website. This playlist will focus on Building Tools, Applying Brushes, Editing Options, and Basic Coloring Techniques.

ILLUSTRATOR TEXTURES

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Our 400 Adobe Illustrator BMP Textures will come to you as a Zipped Folder on Teachable. Once you have downloaded and Extracted the Folder the Textures are ready to be used in Adobe Illustrator. BMP Textures are extremely flexible and easy to use even if you are a beginner. File - Place in the Textures over your finished and scaled artwork to use with the Transparency Panel, Clipping Masks, or Opacity Masks in Adobe Illustrator. *Download 400 Textures or add on 200 Brushes + 70 Halftones to save on our Adobe Illustrator Resource Bundle.
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120 Grunge Distressing Textures to Apply Opacity Masks to your Own Original Artwork and T-shirt Designs. Use BMP Textures to apply Grunge and Distressing Effects to your own Artwork and Designs to use with the Transparency Panel and Opacity Masks for T-Shirt Distressing. Use Opacity Masks to punch the Texture through the design to show the garment color on your Own Original Artwork.

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75 Paper and 77 Paint Splatter Textures to use along with the Transparency Panel to create soft texture overlays for your own original artwork. This is great for those of you who are using Textures for Web, Print, and Social Media Sites. Use Textures with a combination of Color Swatches, Transparency, Blending Modes, and Clipping Masks to create a subtle texture overlay on your print or web exports.

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145 Cracks and Distressing Textures to Apply Opacity Masks to your Own Original Artwork and T-shirt Designs. Use BMP Textures to apply Cracks and Distressing Effects to your Artwork and Designs by Applying Opacity or Transparency Masks for Adobe Illustrator. Use with Clipping Masks to only apply Textures into specific areas or just place in to use as a Global Texture to your Artboard Export.

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BMP TEXTURES

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APPLYING TEXTURES

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Using BMP with a Clipping Mask (Draw Inside): Use a duplicated shape of your design to place the Texture (Inside). We will be using the Draw Inside feature in Adobe Illustrator to create an easy Clipping Mask. The first thing you will need is a duplicate shape of the area you are looking to place the Texture Inside. Click on the Shape and select "Draw Inside" on the Toolbar. File - Place Embedded your Bmp Texture. Adjust using Transparency Panel.

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Using BMP as Opacity Masks: This method of masking is used a lot for T-Shirt Design (using your own original artwork). The idea is to have the garment color shine through your own design. The Texture will not print but rather cut through your design to give a vintage or worn appearance. First select your finished design and the BMP Texture. Go to the Transparency Panel and click "Make Mask." Toggle Invert and Clip to get to the desired look.

USING BMP TEXTURES: Have your own finished artwork scaled and grouped. File-Place your BMP Texture into your Working Artboard. Scale to Fit over your own Design or Artboard. Use the Bounding Box or Properties Panel to Scale Artwork and Textures.
ADDING CLIPPING MASKS:  Create a silhouette using Shape Builder or an Offset Path. Have the New Shape with No Fill or Stroke. Select and Click "Draw Inside" on the Toolbar. Simply File-Place your BMP Texture into a shape that has been selected as "Draw Inside". Scale to Fit over your Design. Adjust Opacity in your Transparency Panel.
CREATING A SILHOUETTE: Draw out a Rectangle over your own artwork. The outside edge should be expanded. Select the Rectangle and all of the contents on your vector layer. Inside contents will not affect the outside edge. Click on Shape Builder. Hold Down (Alt-Option) to delete the outside to create a silhouette. Use this shape for Clipping Masks.
ADDING CLIPPING MASKS:  Create a silhouette using Shape Builder or an Offset Path. Have the New Shape with No Fill or Stroke. Select and Click "Draw Inside" on the Toolbar. Simply File-Place your BMP Texture into a shape that has been selected as "Draw Inside". Scale to Fit over your Design. Adjust Opacity in your Transparency Panel.
FILE - PLACE BMP TEXTURES: Once you have grouped and resized (if needed) your own finished original artwork, you are ready to bring in the BMP Textures. Under File - Place Textures into your working Artboard. Scale to Fit over your entire design. To use Textures with Opacity Masks you will need to Group your Finished Artwork.
OPACITY MASKS: Opacity Masks are located in the Transparency Panel. Once you have scaled the BMP Texture to fit over your design, select the finished artwork and Texture. Select the "Make Mask" Button in the Transparency Panel. Switch or Toggle the "Invert" and "Clip" Boxes until you get to the desired result.
FILE - PLACE BMP TEXTURES: Once you have grouped and resized (if needed) your finished original artwork, you are ready to bring in the BMP Textures. I have 4 BMP Texture Folders or 400 BMP  Files that will work with this method. Under File - Place from the Textures Folder into your working Artboard.
SCALE TO FIT: Transform or Scale the BMP textures so they fit over the entire Design. You can scale and move the textures over your design to play around with the areas you like the best. Check the Textures over a white artboard so you can see the Texture. It is fun to play around with multiple variations with different texture files, sizes, and placements.

BRUSHES + HALFTONES

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DOWNLOAD 200 ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR BRUSHES. Our (Updated) Adobe Illustrator Brush Libraries are specifically designed for Illustrators and Cartoonists to speed up their workflow. I have recently added more brushes and updated the Brush Libraries to allow for Pressure Sensitivity. Follow Along with the Tutorials or Use them with Your Own Artwork. Brush Libraries include our 70 Cartoon, 100 Comic Strip, and 50 Vintage Mascot Brushes.
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DOWNLOAD 70 ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR HALFTONES + PATTERN FILLS. Our Halftones and Patterns Fills are designed for easy application even if you are new to Adobe Illustrator. Halftone Fills behave the same as a Color Swatch so you can apply them quickly using the Blob Brush, Live Paint, or Basic Fills. Simply Paint in Halftones into your own Illustrations and Comics. Halftones include our Comic Strip Halftone Fills, Pattern Fills, and Halftone Value Scales.

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200 ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR BRUSHES. ($19 Off) Our (Updated) Adobe Illustrator Brush Libraries are specifically designed for Illustrators and Cartoonists to speed up their workflow. I have recently added more brushes and updated the Brush Libraries to allow for Pressure Sensitivity. Follow Along with the Tutorials or Use them with Your Own Artwork. Brush Libraries include our 70 Cartoon, 100 Comic Strip, and 50 Vintage Mascot Brushes.
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70 ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR HALFTONES + PATTERN FILLS. Our Halftones and Patterns Fills are designed for easy application even if you are new to Adobe Illustrator. Halftone Fills behave the same as a Color Swatch so you can apply them quickly using the Blob Brush, Live Paint, or Basic Fills. Simply Paint in Halftones into your own Illustrations and Comics. Halftones include our Comic Strip Halftone Fills, Pattern Fills, and Halftone Value Scales.
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400 ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR BMP TEXTURES. ($19 Off) Our BMP Textures are extremely easy to use even if you are a beginner to Adobe Illustrator. Simply File-Place the Textures over your finished artwork to use with the Transparency Panel for soft overlays. Use BMP Textures along with Opacity Masks for T-Shirt Distressing. BMP Textures include our 145 Cracks, 120 Grunge Distressing, 75 Paper, and 77 Paint Splatter Textures.
Top notch video as usual man. Cheers!Made by Mighty
Thank you, thank you, thank you for all of your tutorials. It's one think to draw on paper, yet another to create artwork directly in Illustrator and yet again a completely different game to take hand drawn work into Illustrator. You've managed to make this process make sense and again, I thank you for your video tutorials, they've been a real godsend.jeremy rozen
First time dive into Illustrator. This was great, learned a ton! ThanksPhilippe Lachenal
awesome tutorial.I have finally completed my first illustrator project!!!Thank you.Pirata Loco
I appreciate your videos. I have been an illustrator user for years and have my own ways of doing things. It's great to see other ways of using tools and learning tricks I didn't know were available! It's also good to see you doing the same thing as me in other instances, confirming I'm on the right track!Andy Zenz
THANK YOU THIS IS MY FIRST DRAW THANK YOU FOR EXPLANING VERY WELL :DJonathan Juarez
Awesome tutorial! I don't think I've picked up something so easily from someone who knows what they are doing. I managed to draw my first vector art and it was a joy! Great work keep it up!blitz145
Very clear and easy tutorial, indeed. Thank you so much! I've learned a lot through this clip.Hailie Burgess
thanks dude your tutorials really helped a beginner like me, keep up the awesome work!!!Giovani Linton
Love your video thanks so much. you blow Lynda.com out of the water!!!!Steve Yensel
A hero amongst artists 🙂 perfect. Thank you!Payton Pellitteri
Brilliant video. So much great info packed in here. I'm just getting started drawing cartoons with my Wacom tablet, and this was a huge help. Thumbs up and thanks!Dorian Staten
Wow Thanks Jason...was really struggling with making images with basic shapes. Your tutorial is helping me out!!Kishor Rajani
thanks a lot you are really one of my favorites, I like the steps you give us, and I'm so thankful for that effort you do for helping us :)Wessam Lotfi
Thank you so much man, I loved the way you explain this, I spent days looking for a good tutorial vid, thanks a lot, gonna keep watching your videos!!!Karel Marccenaro
Wow and wow. Your tutorials are just fantastic. Thank you so much for sharing these. I had always wondered how someone got such lovely inked lines for a drawing in illustrator. Keep up the great workJason Crawford
These tutorials are amazing. Just started using illustrator and really glad I found your channel. The only videos that explain everything step by stepAida Stan
Jason, thank you for the amazing tutorials. Very elegant and rational art style and workflow! I'll probably go and watch every single tutorial. Also thank you for sharing your brushes and sketches. Very useful resources!Riste Sekuloski
keep it buddy, u make good tutorial for a beginner like me. so pls. make more of it. thks its so helpfullDORMAN
You are definitely one of the best teachers I've found dealing with start to finish creative process. Great work!!!Jasen Fisher
Thank you loads! Compared to other tutorials, yours are just really well-explained and easy-to-follow. Can totally see that you've got a passion for what you're doing and that's just wonderful! 🙂 Keep it up, you're doing an amazing job. Yulia Kachurova