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Postby Arnaud » April 10th, 2006, 11:17 am


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I'm searching for some vectorized textures for Illustrator (leather, foam, mesh, etc...), are library like that existing ? or somebody have few examples ?

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Postby skinny » April 10th, 2006, 2:50 pm


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In Illustrator cs2, you can bring in a scan and there is a vectorize tool in there. Not sure exactly what it's called, I don't have it, only seen someone else use it. But it'll take a photograph and give you a vectorized version of it. I know it will do lines, don't know for sure if it does a full color representation but I believe so.

Postby Jbo » April 10th, 2006, 9:45 pm


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It's called Live trace. Pretty good tool but you have to play around with it to get the effect you're after. It's exactly like Streamline

Postby Sain » March 21st, 2007, 7:16 pm

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Would this be a good size of a swatch to keep in a library?

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Postby Kactapuss » March 3rd, 2008, 12:42 pm


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here is a tutorial on how to make textures in photoshop, now you can make your own, take pictures and play with this process. play with the layer options to make them blend etc.

http://tutorialoutpost.com/view/11113/c ... -patterns/
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Postby cg » November 29th, 2008, 2:51 am

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Envelope distort! Woot! ! I learned something new!

Note: to get it to work on a placed raster (bitmap) image in CS3, I had to "rasterize" it first. Whatever Adobe!

Postby TaylorWelden » March 10th, 2009, 12:52 pm

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Can anyone point me in the direction of this tool on Illustrator CS4? Ive searched the internet and through Adobe help, and can't find the 'envelope tool'. Looks wild, excited to give it a try.
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Postby skinny » March 10th, 2009, 4:59 pm


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Hopefully they didn't remove it in cs4. They have done that in the past with some very useful tools like arrows and meshes so it wouldn't surprise me.
In CS2 it's under "Object" and then Envelope or Distort about 3/4 down the menu, then you choose whether it's "make with top object" or "make with mesh".

Postby TaylorWelden » March 13th, 2009, 1:06 am

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Thank you for taking the time to post the instructions for the envelope distort process for texturing - found it, worked it out, happy to add these steps to my professional toolset.
Here's the image I redid with some 1000D nylon and perforated leather I pulled from Google...
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Thanks again, look forward to using this more.
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Postby C I Design » March 13th, 2009, 8:13 pm


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TaylorWelden wrote:Thank you for taking the time to post the instructions for the envelope distort process for texturing - found it, worked it out, happy to add these steps to my professional toolset.
Here's the image I redid with some 1000D nylon and perforated leather I pulled from Google...

Thanks again, look forward to using this more.


great render. Did you just search for a 100D nylon texture in google images??
ONE day.. ill draw shoes to pay the bills.

Postby skinny » March 16th, 2009, 1:06 pm


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Nice! A link to that nylon texture would be a nice thank you :wink:

Postby yo » March 18th, 2009, 7:35 am

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TaylorWelden wrote:Thank you for taking the time to post the instructions for the envelope distort process for texturing - found it, worked it out, happy to add these steps to my professional toolset.
Here's the image I redid with some 1000D nylon and perforated leather I pulled from Google...
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Thanks again, look forward to using this more.


NICE dude!

Re: photoshop/ illustrator textures

Postby B » December 2nd, 2009, 7:40 pm


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Hi Homies...
Generally I've always filled a shape with a pattern in Illustrator (cs3) and then shaded it in Photoshop or just made a gradient. However, I'm looking to shade and form the pattern within Illustrator and this envelope distort method looks very interesting. I followed SKINNY'S advice but got stuck with the bounding box around the shape. Also there are several different options within the 'envelope distort' tool and I'm not sure which to use. I played around with a few but didn't see anything even close to the results I'm looking for. Any further guidance would be much appreciated. :mrgreen:
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p.s. For more clarification; I'm trying to figure out how to distort the pattern fill but not necessarily the shape. (i.e. placing a pattern on an upper pattern piece but of course, the pattern wouldn't naturally appear flat, so it would need some 'depth' to it- shading and/or pattern dimension change).

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Postby Hotmix6 » January 29th, 2010, 6:33 am

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In the Spirit of generosity I have uploaded my swatch library.

Please note that some of these are copies from other designers swatches from locations from on the internet, just as inspiration for creating swatches of material.

enjoy
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I encourage other people to upload their swatch books as a community

deviantart.com/art/ai-swatches-152143325

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i get a file not found message...

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