How To Apply Textures with Adobe Illustrator

Texture masking is a great way to add a worn, aged look to your vector designs. In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can apply a distressed texture with Illustrator.

Adobe Illustrator is typically used for vector graphic design, but in some instances you can use raster images to enhance your vector creations. Texture masking is a great example of such, and in Illustrator we can use the opacity mask feature to accomplish this.

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