Apply a Texture Effect to Images in Illustrator CS6

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    In this video, there are an opened Illustrator and a ready document
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    A photograph is used, but you can use digital or even scanned drawings. Either way, try to use high-quality images.
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    Click the "Selection Tool" black arrow at the top-left side of the toolbar
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    Click an object to select it
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    When you click on the object, a thin blue frame and corners will appear. This means that your object is now selected and ready for editing.
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    Click "Effect" at the top of the window
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    Within the "Photoshop Effects" section, move the cursor to "Texture"
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    A menu will appear where you can click the effect you prefer. The names are quite self-explanatory, but it's recommended to become familiar with them and experiment. It is useful to have the effects in both Photoshop and Illustrator, because you do not have to open two programs at the same time.
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    Let's click "Craquelure..."
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    A large dialogue box will appear with a preview on the left side. The texture will be previewed without changing any settings.
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    You can click and drag the preview to move around it
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    You can click the plus and minus icons in the bottom-left corner to zoom in and out
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    Alternatively, you can click a triangle next to the zoom buttons
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    Then, click a percentage
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    Let's click the plus icon several times to zoom in
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    You can adjust the "Crack Spacing" value
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    You can do it by clicking and dragging the scroller. Alternatively, click the input box and type a number. The other options are listed on the right will be different depending on the "Texture" selection.
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    Click the "Grain" texture
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    There are no brightness or crack settings, but you can change "Intensity" and "Contrast".
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    Click the "Craquelure" texture
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    Click "Mosaic Tiles"
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    You can adjust "Tile Size".
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    Click "Patchwork"
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    Click "Stained Glass"
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    Click "Texturizer"
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    You can use some of the textures to create a color palette. Experiment and become familiar with the textures.
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    Click "Patchwork" again
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    You can click the drop-down menu setting for "Patchwork"
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    Click an effect
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    You can edit your "Square Size" and "Relief"
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    Your preview will be updated automatically.
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    When you are satisfied, click "OK" in the top-right corner
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    It is above the "Cancel" button. The changes will be applied to the canvas. The outcome might be good for a display picture.
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    Otherwise, click "Cancel"
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    You will go back and not save anything.
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This concludes our tutorial showing you how to apply a texture effect to an image in Adobe Illustrator CS6 in Windows 7. If you have any questions or comments regarding this video or the program used, then just add them to the comment section below. Thank you for choosing VisiHow!

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