Learn how adding linework brushes to colored shapes in Adobe Illustrator sets the creative stage for vector painting.
- [Voiceover] We're gonna progressing these illustrations…moving forward, the cat and the fruit of the pear.…We're gonna take it through each stage…of creative development.…This is the process I use on…any vector painting I'm creating,…whether it's more simplistic like this cat,…or more complex, which you're gonna see coming up later.…It's the same methodology I apply.…It's just I might do more of it…in terms of a larger visual narrative with more detailing.…
But in this case it's the same functionality,…the same way I go about doing it.…On this one it starts off with your base shapes,…which you can create using any of the three tools…I covered previously.…But sometimes you might wonder…when you're looking at this art,…why did I have areas that overlap,…such as his suit overlapping with the shape of his head.…Why wouldn't I trim off certain shapes?…Well, it's because as I move forward,…as I compose my illustration…and use layering to manage it,…some of these things will be behind other shapes,…and you'll never see 'em,…
Graphic designer Von Glitschka appreciates the endless brush stroke freedom that real-world brushes offer, and he knows how to replicate this offering in the digital world. In this course, he shows how to create your own custom, handmade brush strokes and import them into Adobe Illustrator. Von demonstrates how to compile and use custom brush strokes to achieve both a hand-painted aesthetic and a personal touch. Whether you're a painter, a designer, or just a fan of Illustrator, this course offers instructions on how to expand your use of Illustrator.
- Painting real brush strokes
- Transforming real brush strokes into digital brush strokes
- Importing brush strokes
- Creating bitmap surface textures
- Modifying vectors
- Compiling patterns, shapes, and strokes
- Working with layers and blend modes
- Using vector brushes
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Creating an Authentic Look
2. Using Vector Brushes
3. Vector Painting Process
4. Deconstructing Complex Vector Paintings
5. Using Adobe Capture
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