Learn how to create organic speckled surface textures using an old toothbrush and black acrylic paint.
- Usually when you look at the surface…of a painting, it's imperfect,…so I'm just going to show you a simple way…to create an imperfect surface texture.…We're going to use a toothbrush to create this texture,…and you can see I've put a surgical glove on my right hand,…otherwise, the process does get messy,…and this prevents you from getting paint…under your fingernails.…That's why I'm doing it.…This process is really simple.…
You might have already done this before,…but we're just going to take this toothbrush,…load some water into it.…We already have pigment from when we painted our brushes,…and we're just going to pick up enough of the pigment…to darken the brush and load it,…and then, the way you can apply it,…there's a bunch of different ways.…Once again, this can get messy,…so make sure you're in an area…that it's OK to get splatter outside of the creative zone,…because the first time I did this,…I got paint on my wife's car and she wasn't happy.…
All you have to do is, I use my thumb,…and you just flick it down at the paper.…
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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