Join Von Glitschka for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a brush pattern, part of Drawing Vector Graphics: Patterns.
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…Patterns aren't just limited to filling a surface area.…They also work well as brushes in Illustrator, but before we can start using…a brush pattern, I need to show you how to properly create and set one up first.…Pattern brushes are a lot of fun to use in Illustrator and like a surface…pattern, it all starts off at the same place, at the refine sketch stage.…Once you have that, building it out is a lot easier.…
And, one thing you have to keep in mind when you create a pattern brush…is your replication, the way the pattern repeats will only be from side to side.…So, the right side will have to align with…the left side, the top and bottom doesn't matter on…a pattern brush, it's just the sides that need…to repeat, so once you have your base factors done.…You can create your final piece of artwork which would be, like this.…And to create the actual working pattern brush, you just drag your artwork…in this case these thorns, we'll drag em into the brushes palette over here.…
And immediately this window will pop up,…
In this installment of Drawing Vector Graphics, Von Glitschka demystifies the pattern design process, explaining tessellations (mathematical tiles that lie at the heart of patterns) and visiting the various methods of creating new patterns. He shows how to build repeating patterns with Illustrator's pattern tools and pattern brushes, and incorporate patterns into your design. The course also features patterns from some of the industry's most inspiring designers.
- Establishing the bounding box for your tile
- Drawing your design
- Creating a pattern swatch
- Refining art with the Pattern tool
- Saving your design
- Creating a pattern brush
- Using your pattern in designs