Von Glitschka shows how to take a speckled texture painted with an old toothbrush into Photoshop, and then turn it into several bitmap textures we can use with vector illustrations and designs in Adobe Illustrator.
- [Voiceover] So, you saw me hand painting…the paint swatches…that I've used to create my vector based art,…and I also hand created these splatter textures…using an old toothbrush.…Now, like the paint brushes,…I'll bring that into Photoshop…and this is one of those splatter textures…I created with the paint brush,…and if I zoom in on this,…I just want you to kind of…get a good feel of what I'm working with here,…you can see all it is is just little specks,…in this case, black paint,…but it's not distinctly black and white…because not all the pigment is full density,…some of it is pretty faint,…and has a lot of water to it.…
So that's why I want to bring it into Photoshop…because once again, I want to create artwork…that has a distinct black and white to it…and there's some adjustment I need to make to this,…but it's a really easy way to make a great texture asset,…once again, you can use for years moving forward,…because textures,…unlike certain things in regards to design,…is something that is never going to go out of style.…
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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