Texture is a powerful technique for creating compelling and design projects. And mastering it will vastly improve your designs.
Texture is the surface quality or feel of an object. The way your skin rubs against the rough fabric of your wool blanket. Or the warm sensation of the soapy bubbles covering your skin in the bath or the gentle touch of your hair. These are all sensations and experiences created solely by the qualities of texture.
In design, texture is generally only a visual thing. But it creates a physical illusion and it continues to play a leading role in the creation of all types of visual elements.
Firstly the trick on graphic textures designs is to incorporate natural textures into your designs. Natural texture imagery comprises things like the crisp look of fresh grass. Or the gentle touch too of a small feather can be taken from every corner of our world.
Secondly, artificial textures, unlike natural textures, comprise a wide array of imagery with patterns and human fabricated objects. However artificial texture graphics include a broad spectrum of elements created by photography, 3d design and manufacturing.
Washed out textile and artificial geodes along with simple line art can all create an endless selection of texture that can form a focal point in any graphic composition.
Unlike purely visual textures, tactile textures are those with a quality. Tactile textures come with a wide variety of uses. This especially in print art where the paper type, glossy ink layers and matte surfaces attract the viewers’ attention and transforms it into an interest towards the design.