Quantcast
advanced photoshop
Sep
19

Photoshop tips for texturising your character illustrations

Posted in:
Tips & Tutorials, by Anna-lisa Saywell

Use these expert Photoshop tips for enhancing character designs with texture

Move your illustration layer below the texture, if it isn’t already, and set the blend mode of your texture to Soft Light.

Adjust opacity settings until you achieve a nice balance between texture and colour.

Photoshop tips for texturising your character illustrations

You don’t want your texture to look too overpowering as it can make the illustration less appealing – less is more.

Apply a Levels adjustment layer on top of your texture and boost contrast. Levels bring out the detail of the texture and it also gives a more grainy look which adds a nice aesthetic.

Clip this Levels layer to the texture layer so that you can edit it later on once you have overlaid it on the illustration.

  • Daniele Cavoli

    Ok, but what kind of texture?