Monday, July 8, 2019

How to create your own Grunge Vector Texture with few simple steps

You must know the necessary of Vector Texture in design. It has an important role behind creating an artwork appealing and attractive. Creating stunning vector texture sometimes might be a difficult and annoying task if you don’t know how to start.

In this tutorial post, I will be guiding you from the beginning to the end in details step by step. Through this post, you don’t need to download vector textures from any website if you follow every step I have demonstrated.

All what you need is your Phone camera, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop. Find out around some pictures of similar grunge effect which really you are looking for and effective for project. Then take those pictures into your computer. Now you are ready for beginning the tutorial.

Note: But I have demonstrated here with the picture which I have downloaded from Freepik on purpose of the tutorial because I have no good type of Phone Camera. Hahaha. Click HERE to use the same picture for practicing.

Step One

Open the vector texture picture with Adobe Photoshop. Then click “Adjustment Layer” > "Threshold". Once you select the “Threshold” picture becomes black and white.


Now it’s time to adjust the level of grunge effect you want. See the reference image below. Your picture gets changed when you level-up to right and left. So, stop when you are satisfied.



Once you’re done then save the file in JPEG format. We will open this picture with Adobe Illustrator to create vector.

Step Two

Open your Adobe Illustrator and create a new document as usual you do. Now place your picture on the new document which we have saved JPEG format with Photoshop earlier.

Once you have done placing into Illustrator new document then go to Window > Image Trace.
After selecting “Image Trace” you will see image trace pallet appeared. See the reference image below.


Step Three

Now all you have to do the adjustment. Here I have shown the setting of adjustment in the reference image. I have selected “path” and “corner” all to way to 100% and changed “Noise” to the left.

Checkmark on “ignore white” which removes your all white part of your picture and picture becomes transparent.

Checkmark on the “preview” that shows you the actual preview of your picture.


When you are satisfied yourself then we have to expand it. For expanding go to the “Object” > "Expand" then click “Ok”.

Now you have finally done it successfully. Now save the file into the computer and use your own grange effect vector into your artwork.

I hope I might have helped you a bit from this tutorial. Now it becomes easier creating your own Grange Vector. After following every step of this tutorial you don’t have to download other vector textures from the internet.

If you face any problem while following the steps please comment or write me through the contact form.
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