When using Adobe Illustrator, stipple brushes can be very useful for shading. You can find free stipple brushes online but quite often it might be hard to find one suitable for your project. This video tutorial will show you how you can create your own brushes easily.
This video tutorial shows how to create a non-destructive distress, grungy effect in Adobe Illustrator using an opacity mask. You could simply place your distress element over your vector image and cut it from your artwork. But the problem with doing it this way is that it will make it difficult to edit your original […]
This grungy vignette effect was created using the ‘mezzotint’ effect from the Effect>Pixelate menu. To summarize, you start off by creating a radial gradient, from dark on the outside to lighter on the inside. Then expand it and apply the image trace. It’s a simple way to achieve complex effects using Adobe Illustrator. You can […]
Here are 2 methods for creating speed effects using Adobe Illustrator. The first method uses ‘Mezzotint’ lines, from the ‘effect’, pixelate menu, which creates a grungy rough line effect. The other method uses the ‘color halftone’ effect also from the ‘Pixelate’ menu. You could also use this for general shading by using either the linear […]