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How to Create Textures in Illustrator Part 1

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Part 1

Learn how to create textures in Illustrator add shading to your artwork by using the Grain Effect combined with linear, radial and freeform gradients.


  • 0:30 - Sketching and tracing process
  • 2:40 - Adding highlight with Grain effect
  • 10:46 - Adding shading with Grain effect
  • 12:59 - Grain effect with Freeform Gradient

Part 2

In the previous episode I showed you a few ways of adding texture to your artwork in Adobe Illustrator. In this video I will continue the process and show you some more advanced methods to utilise the Grain effect. This time we will be using it on gradient meshes and gradients along.


  • 0:24 - Grain Effect on Gradient Stroke
  • 8:20 - Grain with Gradient Mesh

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