Learn how to take a pattern brush created in Adobe Illustrator and apply it to a path and use it.
- [Voiceover] When it comes to…vector-based pattern brushes in Illustrator,…the way I'm going to show you how I use them…is just the way I use them.…Meaning I don't use them for what…most people might use a pattern brush for which is…to do perimeter border for a layout or a design.…I don't so much use it for that.…What I use pattern brushes for is to…handle some kind of organic shading on an illustration.…Now, I've done other courses that…utilize this same methodology in…order to shade, add highlighting and shading…to an illustration, and that's exactly…how I use this specific pattern brush for…is to do just that.…
So, if you look at this character art…on the left and on the right,…once again, it's the identical, exact vector-based art,…and we're going to apply one of our…pattern brushes which is this organic shading brush here,…and we're going to use it to create…the shading and detailing specifically…on the nose of this character.…Now, we're going to zoom in so we…can see what we're doing here.…Here, and you can see the pink shape here…
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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