Join Kevin Stohlmeyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Customizing brushes for Wacom tablets, part of Designing a Poster with Custom Brushes in Illustrator.
- The next piece that I'm going to customize…for my brush is actually setting pressure sensitivity…based on my Wacom pen and tablet.…Again, I'm going to go over to my Brushes panel…and I'm going to double-click on one of my brushes…to activate Art Brush Options.…By default my width is set to Fixed and it's set at 100%…and this is what we're going to focus on.…So I'm going to change my width to Pressure,…meaning that it's going to be changed by the…pressure sensitivity of my Wacom pen.…This gives me a range over on the right.…So for my range I'm going to do 70% on the low end…and 150% on the high end.…
You don't have to follow these exact settings,…you can actually customize and adjust based on your testing.…So I'm going to hit OK and I'm going to…try this out and see how it works.…So, as I go through I'm going to take my Wacom pen…and I'm going to very lightly go through…and add pressure as I go down towards the bottom of the page.…And you'll notice that it starts out thin…and it gets a little bit thicker as we go along.…
- Scanning and importing source files
- Creating art, brush, and symbol texture brushes
- Building the design
- Adding text and texture