Learn how to use linework brushes to add details or compose an entire illustration in an organic line style.
- [Voiceover] We're gonna take a look at…linework brushes again because they play a big part…in how you detail a vector painting.…Not everything depends on the brushwork that you do…with the paintbrush-looking brushes…that you create and use.…The smaller brushes, the linework brushes…can play a big part in really bringing out certain details…to improve an overall composition, illustration.…I want to show you why that is and how that works.…
Now, your overall visual narrative doesn't have to be…complicated or really detailed, for that matter.…This is just simply a thumbnail sketch…of a pencil I created.…I created the base art.…It uses all the same methodology I've gone over…so far in the course,…and that starts with creating your base art shapes,…colorizing those base art shapes,…working out your color composition.…In this case for the pencil, once I have that established,…I can use the linework brushes…to add the linework to those shapes,…which already start pushing it…in the direction of being more organic in its flair.…
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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