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The fourth in a series by industry-pro Deke McClelland on the premiere graphics creation application, Adobe Illustrator, this course shows you how to become a more efficient, exact, and creative designer with the advanced tools in Illustrator. Maximize your productivity with tools such as Smart Guides to precisely align your artwork, symbols that help you reuse it, and pattern brushes that allow you to tile it across the screen. Plus, learn how to add special creative touches to designs with the Gradient Mesh feature, great for creating photorealistic airbrushing effects; the Liquify and Envelope tools; the layered transparency you can achieve with opacity masks; and 3D effects like live, editable 3D type.
Back in the advanced course, you may recall that we took a look at three varieties of brushes. Calliographic, scatter, and my favorite,the art brush. Which allows you to stretch a collection of path outlines defined as a brush along another path. In this chapter, we'll see a fourth variety of brush, known as the pattern brush, which allows you to repeat a series of tile patterns along the length of a path outline. And the great thing about pattern brushes, is they give you a ton of control.
You can assign up to five different tiles to a single pattern brush. Starting with the side tile, which determines the appearance of the brush along segments, either straight or curved, as well as smooth points. Then you can also assign up to two corner tiles that'll appear at corner points. And you can assign a start and end tile that will appear at end points in an open path. Which makes pattern brushes perfect for creating framing effects inside of Illustrator. But you can also assign them the path outlines and letter forms, as I'll demonstrate in the following movies.
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