Learn how to capture, edit, and create a vector-based brush for Illustrator using the Adobe Capture mobile app.
- Other than scanning in a painted brush…and using Photoshop and Illustrator,…there's another way to do this digitally…using a mobile app called Adobe Capture.…I'm going to go ahead and open up the Adobe Capture app…that I have here on my phone, and we'll launch that.…Once you come into this, there's going to be…four categories of this app.…The first one is Colors, which is really cool.…
I use that quite a bit to compose colors,…you can take photographs and capture colors.…The next one is Shapes, and I've actually used this…in a course for Lynda on the iPad,…where I've used some of these texture shapes on artwork,…but the one I want to focus on now is Brushes.…This is the ability to take a photograph…of any kind of painted, or any type of brush, actually,…and create a usable vector brush…out of the image that you're capturing.…We're going to create a brush this way, a vector brush,…specifically, that we can use in Illustrator.…
The first thing we're going to do is just tap the plus.…That's going to add the capability to make a new brush,…
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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