Add textures to vectors using Smart Objects

In this tutorial I’ll design a fashion illustration using a vector drawing created in Illustrator that’s editable as a Smart Object in Photoshop. I’ll also explain how to create and apply textures to your images in Photoshop to add character to your work.

Importing a drawing as a Smart Object means that you can add effects in Photoshop without altering the original piece – and if you go back to the Illustrator image and make changes to it, these will be reflected automatically in the Photoshop document. It’s a great way to save time by speeding up your workflow.

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