Vector Illustration: Playing with Texture

Vector Illustration: Playing with Texture

Wonderful texture without ever leaving Illustrator

There are many different ways to add texture to vector artwork. Many involve purchasing brushes, using texture overlays or rasterizing your work. Find out how to add texture to your work that can be done all inside of Adobe Illustrator and be scaled to any size you like—just like the rest of your vector art!

What the 6,000+ people who have taken it are saying

"Again, this is a godsend for my work! I work almost exclusively in illustrator but have never figured out how to get good textures in my work without using tiff files but this opens everything right up!"

"Fantastic class! Well paced and well explained. A quick guide right to the point, but also a good showcase on how to actually use the techniques learned, with some actual work."

"A really helpful and concise class. Used this to learn new techniques for work and it was so easy to follow. Hayden's instructions are simple and you'll feel silly for not learning these easy but awesome texture techniques sooner!"

Why learn on Happy Faces on Everything?

  • Every course has been created with the intention of helping designers improve their illustration skills. If that's you and what you're looking for, you can't get more specific than that.
  • I don't believe you need hours upon hours of video to learn a technique. In fact, I've gone to great lengths to make these courses succinct and to the point—this way you spend less time watching and more time making.
  • The best way to learn is by doing. Because of this, every course includes a class project designed to have you truly internalize what you're learning.
  • I know that not everyone can take an in-person art course. So in order to bring that useful knowledge to you, I continue to be a student myself. Armed with this education, I distill only the necessary information into what you'll find on this site.
  • There is a community of 400+ to look to when you're stuck. So while you may be watching the course on your own, you certainly have classmates to turn to.

    This course originally appeared on Skillshare and remains accessible as a premium member.