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Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: How to Create a Seamless Vector Texture

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tutorials / Effects/ Comments: 1
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Today we will take a closer look at the creation of a seamless texture using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. It can be done much easier than it seems at the first glance. All you need to do is to follow the steps from this tutorial. Let’s start!


Step 1

We are going to create the seamless vector texture based on the raster image. That’s why the first steps of this tutorial will be made in Adobe Photoshop. The paper photo texture will be used for the texture. You can download them here (credit to deviantART user ~akinna-stock). Open this image in Photoshop.

Step 2

There are a couple of ways of creating a seamless textures in Photoshop. We will take a closer look at one the seamless textures, which, I think, fits best to our texture. Convert the Background layer into the regular layer – click twice on it in the layers panel and click on the OK button in the opened dialog box.

Duplicate this layer while selecting the appropriate item in the Layers menu.

Turn off the visibility of the upper layer.

Step 3

Select the lower layer, go to the Filter > Other > Offset and set the value of the horizontal and vertical displacement in such a way, that the matching point of the image would be placed somewhere in the center of the artboards.

Turn on the visibility of the upper layer and create the black mask for it. To do so, click on the Add Mask button in the lower part of the Layers panel while holding the Option key.

You can read full version this vector tutorial on VectorTuts+

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