Drawing with the Blob Brush tool


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Drawing with the Blob Brush tool

It's important to realize that in Illustrator when you lay down paths using the Paintbrush tool, it still creates a single path and then it applies some kind of an appearance to that path. In the case of using the Calligraphic Brush, it actually takes pressure-based input from my pen, and transfers that to the path itself. Let me show you what I mean by that in this file over here called drawing4.ai. I already have some paths that I have laid down with the Paintbrush tool. In fact if I zoom in on this area here, you can see the nice thick and thins that I've created, but if I go into Outline Mode by pressing Command+Y or Control+Y, you can see the actual path themselves.

So the appearance of that brush was simply added on top of these paths. I am going to press Command+Y. The problem that you have with this is that sometimes when I modify these paths by like cutting them or erasing parts of them, I may lose that pressure information. For example, here inside of Illustrator, I ha...

Drawing with the Blob Brush tool
Video duration: 5m 53s 4h 39m Intermediate

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Drawing with the Blob Brush tool provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mordy Golding as part of the Illustrator Insider Training: Drawing without the Pen Tool

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Design
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Illustrator
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