How to create random texture in Illustrator tutorial

random texture how to create illustrator tutorial

How to create random texture in Illustrator CC 2018 2017 2015 CS6 etc

Random texture in Illustrator

  1. Create a rectangle 2000 x 2000px, black fill and no stroke for the random texture

  2. Effect menu and stylize and scribble in Illustrator menu

  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

  7. Click OK

  8. Draw another rectangle (all will have a different randomized scribble)

  9. Repeat 10 or 20 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)

  10. Select menu and select all

  11. Object menu and expand appearance

  12. Create a new path (such as small single line using line segment tool

  13. Drag the path to the brushes panel

  14. Select scatter and click OK

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

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

  17. Click OK

  18. Select all the expanded scribble paths

  19. Apply brush to the scribble paths

  20. Click OK

Of course, there are other ways to create random texture in Illustrator such as using sprays or tools such as the excellent space fill or plugins from like symbols background

Freebie sampler

1. Freebie symbols for Illustrator CC 2018 2017 2015 etc, royalty free

Other resources

1. Ring symbols in Illustrator CC 2018 2017 2015 CS6 CS5 etc


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