Creating a custom art brush


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Creating a custom art brush

In this exercise, we are going to create our own custom art brush, and we are going to apply it to these paths down here at the bottom of the artwork. I have gone ahead and saved my progress as World of Horus.ai, and if you scroll down upward, you'll find this gray guy here out in the pasteboard. I want you to zoom in on it, and this is going to serve as the basis for our custom art brush. Now notice, if you click on it, it's got a lot of zigs and zags in it. There is a lot of random elements as well, the control handles sort of bend willy-nilly, and that tends to be a good thing. You want a lot of randomness inside of a custom art brush, because it's going to look more natural, when it's stretched across a path.

And also you want some length associated with the art brush, something along the lines of what we have here, and finally I go ahead and fill my art brushes with gray, just to make them as easy to colorize as possible. All right, so I'm going to grab this g...

Creating a custom art brush
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Creating a custom art brush provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Illustrator CS4 One-on-One: Advanced

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Design
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Illustrator
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