When it comes to graphic design, texture is based as a basic visual aspect. Texture is used as a surface quality that is an element of 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional art designs and is distinguished by its physical and visual properties. The use of texture along with other forms of elements has the power to convey a certain range of emotions and messages.  While the specific use of textures can play an effect on the smoothness of art, both physical and visual textures add a sense of personality into a design and creates rhythm, contrast and emphasis. Light is also an important factor when it comes to physical textures as it can affect how the surface is viewed.

What are the types of texture that I should consider?

There are two varieties of texture. The physical form is known as tactile or actual texture which is the actual variation upon a set surface. This includes wood, fur, grain and sand as well as smooth surfaces of glass, metal, and leather. This sets it apart from visual textures by the use of physical quality than can be touched. With strong lines of a smooth surface, this can obscure the readability of a photograph or a drawing while creating a strong contrast in a highly textured surface like sand or river rocks.

Visual texture gives off the illusion as every material and support surface is taken into consideration when designed. For photography and drawings, visual texture displays the subject with realistic interpretation. For media, texture is generally designed by the repetition of the lines and shapes.

The use of textures in graphic design

Bring organic life into your designs with the use of natural textures. The first trick is to incorporate natural textures such as the gentle touch of small feathers or the crisp look of fresh grass. Using natural textures and elements will bring the image back to life with vividness, beauty and warmth in result. The key is to choose a natural background with tones and hues and overlay it was a powerful texture and design.

How do I create Unique Textures?

Create unique textures with a wide array of images of human-fabricated objects and unrealistic patterns. This can include elements that created three-dimensional images and photography. Add washed-out tiles, wall surfaces, and crumpled paper that pair well with simple lines to create a focal point in composition.

How do I use Texture to create visual interest?

As textures come with a large variety of uses matte surfaces and glossy ink players help attract interest that is transferred into web design to create a specific feel.

Summary

Texture is a common element where the main intention is to create an influencing item that is both memorable and creative.