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Does anybody know/have ideas how to make velvet effect background in Adobe Illustrator 5.x?

An example I'm talking about:

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Do you have an example of what velvet you are talking about? –  OghmaOsiris Jan 16 '13 at 18:37
    
Apologize forgot adding it –  sll Jan 16 '13 at 18:44
    
Why Illustrator? This would be a challenge for anyone. You're better off using Photoshop to create the texture and them placing it in Illustrator as a raster image. –  Scott Jan 16 '13 at 18:53
    
you can do it but it'd be a lot of work. –  Muhammad Umer Jan 16 '13 at 21:06

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This is something you would use in Illustrator not make. It appears to be a scan of a painted surface or multiple painted surfaces composited.

Photoshop is the app you're looking for. When you're ready to apply it to your Illustrator artwork, just Place the image as a linked graphic.

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thanks that makes sense –  sll Jan 16 '13 at 19:41
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Decorative wall painting is actually something I did for money as support staff many many years ago. The snapshot looks like a dark base color, a light spatter coat (think a really wet brush waved in the air or a paint-filled toothbrush where you flick the bristles with your thumbnail), and a 3rd middle tone roughly applied with a brush and then wiped with a rag. All three of these things can be simulated with layers and the brush settings in photoshop. –  horatio Jan 17 '13 at 18:13

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