How to Remove Texture in Illustrator

Written by chris hoke
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Patterns that create various textures can be applied to objects in Adobe Illustrator. These textures can help give an object a realistic look or create special effects. Texture patterns are downloaded from the Internet or created by the user. When a texture is applied to a vector object, it is applied to either the "fill" (the interior of the object), or the "stroke" (the outside edge of the object). Textures are applied in much the same way as fill or stroke colours, and can be removed by changing the fill or stroke to a different colour.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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  1. 1

    Launch the "Adobe Illustrator" application.

  2. 2

    Click the "File" menu. Click "Open."

  3. 3

    Click to select an Adobe Illustrator image file, and then click "Open."

  4. 4

    Click to select a vector object which has a texture pattern applied to it.

  5. 5

    Click the "Fill" or "Stroke" colour drop-down menu in the context-sensitive options bar at the top of the program window.

  6. 6

    Click to select a solid colour from the colour swatch to remove the texture pattern.

  7. 7

    Click "File" and "Save" to save the Adobe Illustrator image file.

Tips and warnings

  • If a texture has been applied to the object using the "Texturizer" raster effect, right-click the object, and then click "Undo Texturize."

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