ep.10 Texture Tool: Using an Opacity Mask to Knockout Texture on Live Text  | TEXTURINO

ep.10 Texture Tool: Using an Opacity Mask to Knockout Texture on Live Text | TEXTURINO

Hi and Welcome to this Texturino tutorial.
I’m Alice and this episode will show you how to overlay texture using Texturino and
an opacity mask using a textured overlay instantly soften
vectors creating a vintage look Overall we’ll cover:
Overlaying a texture and using an opacity mask to eat away at artwork.
So I have my finished artwork. and I want to give it a vintage feel by overlaying
a crumpled paper texture on top. I’m going to lock all of my artwork to keep
it safe. I’m going to create a new layer for my texture
As the texture tool deals with live effects I have to have a fill of some sort in order
for the effect to show so I’m going to create a white square the
same size as my art board and apply my crumpled paper texture.
see how no matter what opacity mode I use I cannot make it transparent. That is because
if you remember our square had a white fill. We need to switch to the select tool and select
the square again. Then change the opacity of the the whole shape not just the texture.
To do this we need to click the opacity on the top bar and change it to multiply.
See how All the white sections of the crumpled paper have become transparent leaving just
the shadowy textures. In this case i would be tempted to use the
texture brush to remove some of the darker areas. Do checkout the later videos where
i cover this. to get the effect of the texture eating away
at my artwork I need to use a opacity mask. In this case I want to apply a vintage effect
to this live text and the vector path underneath. Ive already locked the background to make
things easier.Then I need to Select both and group them together
and add my texture. You can just about see that the texture has been applied. Lets try
changing its opacity Which is ok but not what quite what I was
after. So what I need to do it change my selection
to a white fill. Notice that my texture is still applied and then create a separate square
to contain my intended blue fill. Making sure it is placed behind our original group.
Then select both, and go to your transparency panel , if you haven’t got it open it can
be found in the window menu Then click MAKE MASK in order to make your
opacity mask. And there we go, we have the final effect.
Lets zoom in and have a closer look. Whats important to remember is that if you
want to edit your texture you need to first of all tell illustrator that you want to edit
the opacity mask by clicking on the mask thumbnail in the transparency
panel. Then you will be able to use your texture
tool to make any changes. I’m going to try out my grimy glass texture.
There we go, If we take a closer look at the mask thumbnail you can see the white areas
allow the blue fill to show through and any black areas become transparent.
Also checkout how your layers tell you, your editing your mask still.
To stop editing the opacity mask just click on the artwork thumbnail, which in this case
contains my blue square. What’s great is that this is completely
editable. I just need to make sure I enter the edit mask mode first before I make any
changes. To delete the mask just click release which will return it to its former state.
So there we have it, two very different texture effects that transform artwork from vector
to vintage. Thats it for this tutorial. over all we’ve
covered: Overlaying a texture and using an opacity
mask to eat away at artwork. Checkout the next tutorial in order to understand
how to import textures into the texture panel. All our plug-ins are available for free trial
via our website astutegraphics.com Thanks for watching

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