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    Default How to get this sort of texture (picture)

    How can I achieve this sort of roughed up style shown of the edges of the lettering here. imgur: the simple image sharer. I'm usually in illustrator and have tried adding a stroke to objects using a rough style stroke but that never really turns out so nice. I realize the example I've provided was probably done in photoshop.

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    Just do what you always do, and then screenprint it badly.
    ...or fuck with it one of a million ways in PS and then place the linked PS file back into your AI file.

    If you want it to remain vector-editable in AI after you've applied the texture, I can't help...canned textures usually end up looking canned IMO.

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    they probably just used the 'roughen' effect in illustrator under Effect>Distort & Transform set at the lowest amount.

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    Thank you kindly!

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    Roughen didn't really work out. I'm definitely not opposed to working in photoshop to achieve this.

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    Print it out (maybe even print over it a 2nd time, and fuck it up a little more), then scan the print-out and use the scanned image instead of the original vector outlines. That's one way of achieving that effect on the type.

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    I mostly get my chunky "textures" by taking something high-res like stars or fabric. Then I mess with the threshold. If I want it less fine. - I resize to 100dpi and blur it a bit. Then I make it 300 dpi again and mess with the threshold again. Then I tae it into illustrator and auto-tace it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lil_tuffy View Post
    I mostly get my chunky "textures" by taking something high-res like stars or fabric. Then I mess with the threshold. If I want it less fine. - I resize to 100dpi and blur it a bit. Then I make it 300 dpi again and mess with the threshold again. Then I tae it into illustrator and auto-tace it.

    What Tuffy said. Another good way to then convert that into vector is select the shape/texture you've just messed with in Photoshop, create a path from it, then go to File > Export > Paths to Illustrator.
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    Rad, thank you, I know some dudes use xerox machines. what's the deal with that?

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    xerox machines can make copies. that's what they do.

    seriously, you change the tone on the a xerox machine. I blow out the image with saturation.
    I print out the image draw on it then scan it. and mess with the brightness.

    Or as Dan said. do a shitty job of printing. I do that too.

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