Learn how to take a group of multiple brush shapes and apply a gradient blend to them in Adobe Illustrator.
- [Voiceover] In this movie I wanna share with you…something I kind of stumbled upon…when I was working on an illustration,…a vector painted illustration that is,…and I came to an area of the illustration…where I wanted to add a blend to a group of shapes,…but I kind of ran into a problem.…And I'm gonna demonstrate what that problem is…and then show you how it was resolved…and how you can do it,…because it is very, very helpful…for kind of composing your illustrative content,…because it'll help you to pull off a certain look and feel…that you can't do unless you know how to do it.…
So that's what I wanna go over in this movie.…Once again, everything starts off in analog as sketch.…My base shapes.…I color those shapes with the fill and stroke.…And then applying the line work brush to those strokes…I end up with a nice kind of organic flare like this.…Now this is at the point where I ran into a problem.…I was working on an illustration for a client…and specifically it was a bird illustration.…
And it was its wing, which was made up of multiple pieces,…
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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