Join Russell Viers for an in-depth discussion in this video Introduction to brushes, part of 11 Things Every Beginner Needs to Learn to Love Illustrator.
Sometimes, strokes just are, well, boring. …Yeah, I can create a line that goes from the city to the satellite down to the …radio, but it's just a line. Throw some lines in the sky, and no …matter how thick you make them, they're just lines. …So in this chapter, we're gonna meet the brush. …The brush is a great artistic tool, lets us do some really neat things from, well, …making it look like a paintbrush to artistic borders and lines, and well, …just a lot of really fun stuff. For example, I wanna have exhaust coming …out of the back of this rocket. Well, if I take my pencil tool and just draw.…
Well, it's just a line and even if I make it thicker, you know, it's still kind of …a harsh uniform edge. Yes, I can play with some of the Presets, …you know, and try to give it a different look, but it's still a very clean edge. …It's not exhaust. So, let's delete that and let's go to our Brush. …Now, I'm gonna start in the back and let's just draw the, okay. …So that doesn't look like much, but if I select it, and I go to the Brushes panel, …
- Creating shapes and lines
- Modifying paths
- Transforming objects
- Using Illustrator's brushes
- Creating your own brushes
- Fun with text
- Understanding layers, groups, and sublayers
- Working with photos and other art
- Placing Illustrator files
Skill Level Beginner
1. Introduction to Vector Data
2. What Is Illustrator?
3. Fun with Shapes
Creating shapes12m 18s
4. The Humble Line Tool: It's Not as Simple as It Sounds
5. Illustrator Kindergarten
Drawing tools16m 56s
6. Modifying Your Paths
7. You've Made a Path, Now What?
8. This Isn't Your Average Brush Tool
9. Time for Some Words
10. Working with Your Art Gets Easier with Layers
11. Bringing in Photos and Other Graphics for More Fun
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