How to create noise in Illustrator tutorial

How to create random vector texture / noise / grain in Illustrator CC 2018 2017 2015 CS6 etc

Noise in Illustrator

How to create noise in Illustrator
  1. Create a rectangle 2000 x 2000px, black fill and no stroke for the noise in Illustrator

  2. Effect menu and stylize category and scribble in Illustrator menu (the structure for noise)

  3. Set the angle to 30 and path overlap to 5px and variation to max

  4. Set stroke width to 5px

  5. Set curviness to 20px and variation to max

  6. Spacing to 230px and varation to the max and click OK

  7. Draw another rectangle (all will have a different randomized scribble) for use with the random vector noise

  8. Repeat multiple times (you can also go to the appearance panel and click the scribble effect and change the settings such as angle etc if you wish)

  9. Select menu and select all

  10. Illustrator Object menu and expand appearance

  11. Create a new path for the noise (such as small single line using line segment tool or use any other very small vector path for the noise / grain

  12. Drag the path to the brushes panel

  13. Select scatter and click OK

  14. Set all the size etc options to random (such as spacing etc)

  15. Randomize the size max and min and likewise the rotation and scatter and spacing

  16. Click OK

  17. Select all the expanded scribble paths

  18. Apply the vector brush to the scribble paths to create the noise / grain effect

  19. Click OK

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Paths generated : dotsThe result can be varied depending on the size of the document that you want to fill with this vector design.

 

It also depends on the path you use as grain. You can use any type of path as well such as stars and spots and lines and much more.

 

All kinds of wonderful grains can be generated by using the above approach and it is all non-destructive and editable so you can change it over and over to create new artworks

 

It should be noted that a lot of paths are generated. You can always hover a few of the paths up to modify the result (after expanding the work via the object menu and expand appearance)

 

Add more particles : spotsChange the spacing to add more of the particles. Add more scribbles to add more of the particles as well.

 

You can also add more randomness to the scribble (that is found in the effect menu and can be modified via the appearance panel for the selected brush path)

 

You can add multiple paths to your 'particle'

 

You can use different opacities of paths as well to create a more painted grain effect with this scribble approach

 

Store the generated art : You can also expand the whole artwork and then save the design to your CC library or save it to the symbols panel and use it as a new preset

 

Other approaches : opacityOf course, there are other ways to create the same sort of effect

 

Use filters from Photoshop and then use the image trace

 

Use space fill plugin from Astute graphics

 

Use symbol sprayer tool with a small object and then spray the entire document

 

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