Join Kevin Stohlmeyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating custom art with the Scatter brush, part of Using Wacom Tablets with Illustrator.
- Now let's take a look at the scatter brush options.…I've gone back into my Layers panel…and I've chosen the scatter background layer.…In my Brushes, I have a pre-set brush called Dot Rings.…I'm going to double-click on that, and inside of here,…I can choose size, spacing, scatter or rotation…for my pressure-sensitive settings.…I recommend starting with one setting at a time…to see how it works and then expand into the other ones.…Don't try doing them all at once…or you may get unexpected results.…
So what I'm going to do is I'm gonna take my pressure…and I'm gonna start with my positive setting…and then give it a variation using the second setting…so that I get more or less spacing based on my pressure.…But I have to give it a minimum and a maximum range.…For my scatter, I'm going to go through…and make this at close to zero and hit OK.…I can now go through and start to paint,…and what will happen is, based on my pressure,…you'll notice that the dots get either…further or closer together,…the further or harder I push with my pen.…
- Changing the pen nib
- Customizing the ExpressKeys, touch options, and more
- Painting and drawing
- Cleaning up with the Eraser tool
- Using special tools like the Bristle brush