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ADD ON HALFTONES

Adobe Illustrator Halftones include our 70 Comic Strip Halftone Fills, Pattern Fills, and Halftone Value Scales. Our Halftones and Patterns Fills are designed for easy application even if you are new to Adobe Illustrator. Halftone Fills behave the same as a Color Swatch so you can apply them quickly using the Blob Brush, Live Paint, or Basic Fills. Simply Paint in Halftones into your own Illustrations and Comics.

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Includes Distressed Halftone Textures and Pattern Fills to use in Adobe Illustrator to use for spot textures within your artwork or comics. If you are new to Adobe Illustrator, Halftones and Pattern Fills are extremely easy to use. They are designed for easy application just like any basic color fill but they have Halftones. Halftones are seamless and scalable. Each Halftone can be recolored or scaled up or down to fit your own artwork or to change the scale of the pattern itself.

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Includes Halftone Value Scales and Pattern Fills which are extremely easy to use even as a Beginner. They are designed for easy application by simply clicking on a Halftones Pattern Fills just like you would on a regular Color Swatch. Apply the Halftones using the Blob Brush and Live Paint on your Designs or Comics. Halftones are very flexible since they are Pattern Fills, you can scale them up to get more Chunky Halftones or shrink them down to get a more Subtle Texture.

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Includes Halftones and Pattern Fills to use with your value layers. You can simply duplicate the Layer and Click on a Halftone Fill to apply Textures. The Halftones and Pattern Fills do have a transparent background. Patterns can be recolored in the Patterns Panel to match the desired look of your artwork. The Halftones and Pattern Fills do have a transparent background so that you can layer them with your Flat Color and Cast Shadow Layers.

APPLYING HALFTONES + PATTERN FILLS

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BLOB BRUSH: Using Halftones with the Blob Brush is extremely simple. Click on a Halftone Pattern in your Color Swatches. Double Click on the Blob Brush to get to the Blob Brush Settings. You want Keep Selected and Merge with selection turned ON to paint in your Halftones.

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LIVE PAINT: If you have followed along with any our 50 Step by Steps on the Website, you know we use the Live Paint Bucket. Duplicate the Flat Color Layer and click on a Halftone Pattern in the Color Swatches Panel. The Halftones will be applied over your Flat Color Layer.

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KNIFE TOOL: If you are looking to combine the Halftones with your Value Layers. Have the Layers Ungrouped and Separated out (Inking + Flat Color + Halftones). Remember to expand the Live Paint Group. Cut the Halftone Shapes using the Knife Tool for your Values.

ADD ON TEXTURES

Adobe Illustrator BMP Textures include our 145 Cracks, 120 Grunge Distressing, 75 Paper, and 77 Paint Splatter Textures. Our BMP Textures are extremely easy to use even if you are a beginner to Adobe Illustrator. Simply File-Place the Textures over your finished artwork to use with the Transparency Panel for soft overlays. Use BMP Textures along with Opacity Masks for T-Shirt Distressing.

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Includes 120 Grunge Distressing Textures to Apply Opacity Masks to your Own Original Artwork and T-shirt Designs. Use BMP Textures to apply Grunge and Distressing Effects to your Artwork and Designs to use with the Transparency Panel and Opacity Masks for Adobe Illustrator. Great for t-shirt distressing using BMP Textures and Opacity Masks to show the garment color on your Own Original Artwork.

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Includes 75 Paper and 77 Paint Splatter Textures to use along with the Transparency Panel to create soft texture overlays for your own original artwork. This is great for those of you who are using Textures for Web, Print, and Social Media Sites. Use 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.

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Includes 145 Cracks and Distressing Textures to Apply Opacity Masks to your Own Original Artwork and T-shirt Designs. Use BMP Textures to apply Cracks and Distressing Effects to your Artwork and Designs by Applying Opacity or Transparency Masks for Adobe Illustrator. Created for T-Shirt distressing using your own Original Artwork and Opacity Masks to show through to the garment color.

APPLYING BMP TEXTURES

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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.

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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.