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Discover how to paint and draw with Adobe Illustrator's powerful object-creation brushes. In this course, artist and author Sharon Steuer will show you how to use art brushes, pattern brushes, scatter brushes, and brush-like symbols to warp, bend, repeat, stretch, scatter, and distribute objects along a path, and quickly populate scenes with complex groups of objects. You'll learn how to scale, colorize, and modify your objects; create different versions of brushes; edit the underlying paths; and fix common mistakes. You'll also see how to prepare artwork to make into brushes, resize brushes, and understand which brush or symbol is appropriate for different drawing situations. Plus, learn to paint with raster objects in dynamic new ways, and auto-generate corners for vector and raster pattern brushes.
See the previous course in the series, Artistic Painting with Illustrator: Natural Media Brushes, for Sharon's insights on more traditional tools like the Paintbrush and Blob Brush.
Now we are going to look at how modifying the scale options with pressure if you are using a tablet. And how that works with the pattern brush. If you tuned into the art brush chapter you saw something very similar there, but lets look at how that works for pattern brushes. Up here, I've got this set scaling to Pressure rather than Fixed. And then, in order for it to work, it's two step. One, you have to choose one of the pressure options and depending on your tablet, you may or may not have support for your stylus wheel, tilt, bearing, rotation.
But in this case I'm just going to use pressure. And the second part is you have to modify your settings here and percentages, the default is 100%. And if the pressure is set to vary between 100% and 100% that means. There's 0% of variance with pressure. So what I've done is, I've lowered the lower threshold and raised the higher. I'm going between 24 and 145% depending on what objects you have, what scale you're working at.
And the subtlety of your touch and your tablet. You're going to want to make these adjustments. So this only works for this particular demonstration. And you're going to need to make adjustments to see how these settings will affect you. And again, this affects the scale of the brush. Let's look. So I'm going to select this brush. And I'm going to select the Paintbrush tool. And I'm going to paint with it.
And if I press really hard, that I get bigger and I press really light it's smaller. So let's do that one more time, so you'll see it? So I'm going to press really lightly and then harder. And if you get this weird artifact or anomaly remember you can just redraw it. And if I want to press even harder, I get the scaling even more. The difference between the scaling in art brushes versus pattern brushes is this scale and art brushes for width and, and pattern brushes is actually for scale.
So its actually changing the scaling and this works for Rasher brushes if you are using illustrator CCM later. So I just made a hillside to give us some visual separation. I'm going to press really lightly. And then heavier. And then nice and heavy. And then really heavy. So, you can go ahead and play Experiment, see what settings work right for you.
Remember colorization only works for vector brushes, it won't affect your CC and later raster brushes. But this scaling is right here and it's the two-step process. You can choose, which parameter, given your tablet. And then you have to make an adjustment in terms of the lower threshold and the upper threshold for scaling. And that's where the variance will be depending on, which parameter you choose.
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