Learn how to create a simple organic-looking pattern brush in Adobe Illustrator.
- [Voiceover] There's many different types of brushes…you can create in Illustrator.…And even though when I'm vector painting I almost next…to never use a Pattern Brush in the traditional sense…of what a Pattern Brush is, I want to show you really…quickly how to create one because it is useful.…And it starts with your source graphic, which is a…bitmap tiff that I've placed into Illustrator.…And this is one I created in Photoshop.…
And when I say Pattern Brush, the whole reason pattern…is even part of that name is because this…image seamlessly…kind of repeats itself from left to right, not top…and bottom obviously.…But from the left and right, it'll continuously create…a nice, in this case, an organic kind of dithered…shading kinda pattern.…And we're gonna turn this into a brush.…Now, some of the same methodology is used to create…a vector-based brush like this that is used to create…the paintbrush that I showed you previously.…
And we're gonna do that now by going to Window, going to…Image Trace, opening up this.…
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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