Create a Stamp Texture in Illustrator

In this tutorial I will be showing you how to add a distressed stamp texture to vector artwork in Adobe Illustrator.  This is a simple method that I use in my own work to achieve an effect that gives you uniform results with a very simple process.  I have created my own set of stamp texture actions for Illustrator which are based on different sizes of artwork that I commonly work with. The version that I am using is Creative Cloud so your settings and interface may vary depending on what version you are working with. Enjoy!

Source File: Vectors available at The Noun Project

15 thoughts on “Create a Stamp Texture in Illustrator

  1. carolina

    this was such a great and simple tutorial! i thought this concept was going to be so hard but you nailed it! thanks so much! i appreciate you and ill definitely be coming back for more! only thing is the audio was a little too quiet even on volume being all the way up.

  2. Claudia Rodas

    Thanks so much, it helped me a lot. I guess this was Illustrator CS6 and I am using CS5, just some minor changes in missing tools… but awesome, txs.

  3. Hai

    Thank you for the great tutorial! It was straight forward, easy to follow, and I found exactly what I was looking for. You rule.

  4. Dennis Fuentes

    Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Your tutorial is PERFECT!!! I wish I found it before I purchased an action online that never works.

  5. Becki

    Very helpful tutorial! Exactly what I was looking for. Just a note to save a small step: In the Image Trace panel, there is an “ignore white” check box. If you check this before you expand the art, you will not have to go back and delete the white.