Join Robin Schneider for an in-depth discussion in this video Controlling brush alignment relative to a path, part of Illustrator for Fashion Design: Creating Brushes.
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So, now that we've talked about how to add start and end tiles to our brushes, I…want to talk to you about brush alignment.…By default, when you draw a path, and apply a brush to it, Illustrator centers…that brush along the path.…So, for instance, the double needle top stitch we did is centered over the path.…That bias trim brush we did; also centered.…Now, most of the time that's okay, but there are many occasions when you're…drawing flats when it's not useful to have the brush aligned to the center, or…the path aligned to the center of the brush;…we really want to change the alignment.…
Here's a perfect example.…If I grab my path here around the neckline, and try to add this brush to it, it's…centered, and it sticks out, and it doesn't keep the integrity of the flat that I…just finished drawing,…so it's really not the best way to go.…I want to adjust the brush, so that when I apply it to a path, I can control…where it sits along the path.…So, instead of having it centered, what I really want to happen is have it…
- Making simple pattern brushes like pin tucks and bias trim
- Adding finished ends to your brushes
- Controlling brush alignment
- Creating ruching and smocking
- Using scatter brushes for sequins, fringe, and fur
- Creating brushes from JPG images
Skill Level Intermediate
Illustrator CS6 One-on-One: Intermediatewith Deke McClelland11h 8m Intermediate
Illustrator for Fashion Design: Drawing Flatswith Robin Schneider4h 49m Intermediate
1. Simple Brushes That Save Time
2. Advanced Brush Control
3. Chains and Cording Brushes
4. Ruching and Ruffles
5. Fancy Trimmings
6. Lace and Sparkle
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