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I’m looking to give my very smooth vector drawing a hand-drawn style.

When I say this, I don’t mean applying a texture over the top of the whole vector (like this).

A technique that would produce something like this would be what i’m looking for:

Breakfast (detail)
Author: Rob Clarke

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Looks to me like a brush stroke, probably not one of the default brushes though. –  Ryan Jun 18 '13 at 17:46
indeed, I’ve just been doing some experimentiation, it seems it could be achieved with custom brushes and anchor point manipulatiom –  user13445 Jun 18 '13 at 19:30
The outline of the shame is entirely dependent on the anchor points, so you'd have to modify them. –  DA01 Jun 18 '13 at 20:03

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Effect > Distort & Transform > Roughen USe a small "Size" setting and increase the "Detail" setting to increase the amount and frequency of variation.


You won't get holes and peninsulas like in your sample unless you alter the basic shape to include those.

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Exactly what I was looking for. Thank you @Scott –  Ciwan Mar 19 at 15:45

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