STEP #1: DOWNLOAD + EXTRACT OUR ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR BMP TEXTURE FOLDER. The Texture Folders will come to you zipped. Extract All before using in Adobe Illustrator. The BMP Textures are ready to use once you have extracted the folder. There is no install needed to use BMP Textures, simply file place over your finished design or artwork.

STEP #2: FILE + PLACE BMP TEXTURES INTO YOUR WORKING ARTBOARD. Place a BMP Texture over your finished vector artwork. Simple File-Place. I recommend scaling the texture to fit over your completed artwork before you export or save. Simply scale the texture file using the Bounding Box or the Properties Panel. You can scale the texture to fit over the asset or the entire artboard.

STEP #3: ADJUST TEXTURES USING THE TRANSPARENCY SLIDER. Adjustments to the texture file can be made in the Transparency Panel in Adobe Illustrator. If you are looking to Blend the Pattern toward your Background Color, you can simply click on a Color Swatch to Change the Color of the BMP Texture. Use the Transparency Slider to adjust the opacity for subtle texture overlays.

DOWNLOAD 400 ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR TEXTURES. Our BMP Textures are extremely easy to use even if you are a beginner to Adobe Illustrator. The BMP Textures are ready to use once you have extracted the folder. There is no installation needed to use BMP Textures, simply File - Place over your finished design or artwork. BMP Textures are user-friendly, just click on a Color Swatch to recolor BMP Textures. Use the Transparency Panel with Blending Modes for soft texture overlays. Use BMP Textures along with Opacity Masks in the Transparency Panel for T-Shirt Distressing. Adobe Illustrator BMP Textures include our 145 Cracks, 120 Grunge Distressing, 75 Paper, and 77 Paint Splatter Textures.

145 Crack and Distressing Textures: Use Crack Textures with a combination of Color Swatches, Transparency, Blending Modes, and Clipping Masks to create a subtle texture overlay on your print or web exports. Use Opacity Masks for T-Shirt Distressing on your own original artwork and designs.

120 Grunge and Distressing Textures: Use Grunge Textures with a combination of Color Swatches, Transparency, Blending Modes, and Clipping Masks to create a subtle texture overlay on your print or web exports. Use Opacity Masks for T-Shirt Distressing on your own original artwork and designs.

77 Paint Textures: Use Paint Textures with a combination of Color Swatches, Transparency, Blending Modes, and Clipping Masks to create a subtle texture overlay on your print or web exports. Use Opacity Masks for T-Shirt Distressing on your own original artwork and designs.

75 Paper Textures: Use Paper Textures with a combination of Color Swatches, Transparency, Blending Modes, and Clipping Masks to create a subtle texture overlay on your print or web exports. Use Opacity Masks for T-Shirt Distressing on your own original artwork and designs.


APPLYING BMP TEXTURES

USE TEXTURES WITH THE TRANSPARENCY PANEL FOR SOFT OVERLAYS OR OPACITY MASKS FOR T-SHIRT DISTRESSING

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Using BMP with a Clipping Mask (Draw Inside): Use a duplicated shape of your design to place the Texture (Inside). We will be using the Draw Inside feature in Adobe Illustrator to create an easy Clipping Mask. The first thing you will need is a duplicate shape of the area you are looking to place the Texture Inside. Click on the Shape and select "Draw Inside" on the Toolbar. File - Place Embedded your Bmp Texture. Adjust using Transparency Panel.

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Using BMP as Opacity Masks: This method of masking is used a lot for T-Shirt Design (using your own original artwork). The idea is to have the garment color shine through your own design. The Texture will not print but rather cut through your design to give a vintage or worn appearance. First select your finished design and the BMP Texture. Go to the Transparency Panel and click "Make Mask." Toggle Invert and Clip to get to the desired look.

APPLYING BMP TEXTURES

USE WITH TRANSPARENCY PANEL AND CLIPPING MASKS (DRAW INSIDE)

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PLACING TEXTURES: Simply File - Place from the Textures Folder into your working Artboard. You can place the Texture into a Clipping Mask (Draw Inside) or as a global texture to fit over your entire artboard and design. Combine with Blending Modes and the Transparency Panel.

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CHANGING COLOR: Once you have placed in a BMP Texture, you can simply click on any Color Swatch to change its color. I use this method for Printing. Add color with the background color using the Eyedropper Tool to grab a solid Color Swatch.

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BLENDING MODES: Use Blending Modes with the Transparency Panel. I recommend keeping the BMP Texture either White or Black. Remember you can use the Blending Modes along with the Transparency Slider for Soft Texture Overlays.

APPLYING BMP TEXTURES

USE WITH OPACITY MASKS FOR T-SHIRT DISTRESSING WITH YOUR OWN ARTWORK AND DESIGNS.

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OPACITY MASKS (1): Download and Extract All before using in Adobe Illustrator. Textures will be applied at the end of your workflow with your own finished artwork. Applying a BMP Texture with an Opacity Mask will punch through the design to show the garment color.

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OPACITY MASKS (2): To apply Textures to your own T-Shirt Designs, Duplicate the finished layer to preserve your layers and Group. Resize your design to the desired size of the T-Shirt using the Properties Panel or Scale Tool.

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OPACITY MASKS (3): File - Place a BMP Texture over your finished Group. Resize or Scale to Fit over your own Design. Select the BMP Texture and Group. Click "Make Mask" in the Transparency Panel. Toggle Invert and Clip until the garment color shows through your design.