I have a web mock-up with a gradient background. This is just a rectangle with a gradient fill at the bottom layer. I would like to add a texture to my background. Just some noise or a parchement or something. I don't know how to do it. I would like the texture to have the colour of the background of course and be fairly indistinct.
Could you just give me a few pointers please
Try selecting the background, add a new fill in the Appearance panel from a texture library, then select the gradient fill in the Appearance panel and set the transparency to multiply.
I think I was trying to approach it in a Photoshoppy kind of way. Strkes me this was a bit easier than how I would have done it in PS.
Anyway, I'm another couple of degrees up that learning curve!
Or, go ahead and do it in a "Photoshop kind of way" and simply apply a texture raster effect (ex: Effect>Texture>AddNoise) to the grad-filled rectangle.