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Free Vector Texture Pack for Adobe Illustrator

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In last week’s vintage logo tutorial we saw how useful vector textures can be to create that aged and weathered appearance, while maintaining a scaleable vector format. So this week I’ve gone ahead and created a pack of new texture files to give you extra choice when grunging up your vector work. Download these textures along with my vector bumper pack for free!

Free vector texture pack

Vector texture pack

This free vector pack contains 6 scaleable vector texture graphics. The detail and style varies between each graphic, giving you a choice from subtle grain to full on grunge.

Vector texture pack

Vector texture pack

How to use the vector textures

Each texture graphic is a compound path ready for use with the Pathfinder tool. Open up your logo or illustration ready for distressing. Ungroup all the objects and create a compound path of all the elements.

Copy, paste and scale a texture to cover the whole logo/illustration, then send the texture to the bottom of the stack.

Use the Intersect option from the Pathfinder palette to crop the texture to the outline of the logo/illustration. Make a copy of this result then hit CMD+Z to Undo.

Delete out the unedited texture and replace it with the cropped texture from your clipboard using the Paste in Front comment (CMD+F). Change the fill to white to create an aged distressed appearance.

Download the vector texture pack 9.3mb

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35 Comments

  1. Lindsay says:

    There are far too few good vector texture resources out there. I think I love you for this ;)

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  2. A great set of vector textures. So much better than photoshop textures as you can scale them to any size without losing quality. Thanks!

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  3. Michelle Lai says:

    Thanks a lot! :)

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  4. Cesar says:

    Muchísimas gracias, justo lo que estaba buscando…
    Thanks!

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  5. apiszul says:

    thank you so much Chris! :)

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  6. victor says:

    Thanks a ton Chris! Literally just what I needed :)

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  7. Bill says:

    Is there one step missing at the end? When I CMD F’d the edited texture on top of my logo, I had to change the color back to white. Or did I do something wrong?

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  8. Julia says:

    Great guide! I rarely use vector textures. I’ll definitely start playing around with them.

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  9. Bill says:

    Thanks Chris, this is just the tutorial I was looking for. Not to mention the textures themselves.

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  10. Melissa says:

    Cool! Thanks a lot – will try using this texture at once ;)

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  11. Nicolas says:

    Neat.Thank you !

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  12. Kaelie says:

    These are great, thank you!

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  13. Isabella says:

    Thanks a loooooot!!!

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  14. José Antonio says:

    Muchas gracias!

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  15. Colin says:

    Thanks for these Chris. Would love to see a tut on how to create your own vector textures.

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  16. StyLisch says:

    Thank you Chris!!! Your textures looks very great.. =)

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  17. SHAHED ALI says:

    Great resources, many thanks Chris :)

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  18. Joanne says:

    Hi Chris

    Great blog post. Are you on Twitter? Can’t seem to track down your profile.

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  19. beautiful vector texture pack, thank you for sharing this.

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  20. Ziemowit says:

    hahahaha, funny thing. I thought about it today morning, opened your site, and what? here it is :) you read my mind, Chris :) cheers!

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  21. Steffi says:

    Which fonts did you use for this, Chris?

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  22. Suresh says:

    Cool! Thanks a lot for sharing this tutorial will surely try using this texture at once ;)

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  23. Robert Paul says:

    I love all your posts, very informational. I appreciate these tips because i’m just starting out as a blogger and not sure where to start. keep it coming……..

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  24. Extra thanks, as usual!

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  25. Web Alley says:

    Hi Folks!
    Interesting post! I’m designer and I like working with some texture. And thank you for tutorial.

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  26. Thanks very much for these – I especially appreciate you taking the time to provide guidance on how to use them :)

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  27. horacio gonzalez says:

    so helpful man! thanks a lot

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  28. Graham says:

    A very cool and useful resource. Thanks for this Chris :)

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  29. Great texture, thanks for sharing

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  30. Laura Lloyd says:

    Awesome! Exactly the touch I was looking for. Thanks so much!

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  31. WebOmnizz says:

    how simple to implement it is, awesome man, Nice trick to make an extremely good effect..

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  32. Dana says:

    This pack is as awesome as the last vector pack, thanks for doing these!

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  33. Anne says:

    Thank you! These are perfect. :)

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  34. Joe Powell says:

    Cheers Chris – working to the tightest deadline ever and this was just what I needed. Saved me half an hour of mucking about making the texture I needed.

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