Join Robin Schneider for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating ruching, part of Illustrator for Fashion Design: Creating Brushes.
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One of the most time consuming things to draw on a flat is ruching.…I've watched students struggle, painstakingly draw every single little gather by…hand, when in actuality, it's much faster to create a brush.…It will take a little time to make the initial brush, but after that, you're good to go.…So, let's make a little gather brush, so I can add gathers to this flat.…I'm going to draw them next to the flat, so I can keep my scale consistent, so…that I don't have to scale the brush afterwards.…I'm going to create a gather brush that will make little gathers down at the…bottom of this part of my flat.…
Here's how I like to make gathers.…I'm really comfortable using the Pen Tool, so that's preference, and that's how…I'm going to do this first version.…Basically, it's just about clicking and dragging, and drawing a bunch of shapes…that resemble gathers, and here's how I do it.…Click, move up, click and drag to get a curve, and I always drag on a 45 degree angle.…Click to release the handle, and then move my Pen Tool down towards the bottom.…
- Making simple pattern brushes like pin tucks and bias trim
- Adding finished ends to your brushes
- Controlling brush alignment
- Creating ruching and smocking
- Using scatter brushes for sequins, fringe, and fur
- Creating brushes from JPG images
Skill Level Intermediate
Illustrator CS6 One-on-One: Intermediatewith Deke McClelland11h 8m Intermediate
Illustrator for Fashion Design: Drawing Flatswith Robin Schneider4h 49m Intermediate
1. Simple Brushes That Save Time
2. Advanced Brush Control
3. Chains and Cording Brushes
4. Ruching and Ruffles
5. Fancy Trimmings
6. Lace and Sparkle
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