Join Robin Schneider for an in-depth discussion in this video Making sequins, part of Illustrator for Fashion Design: Creating Brushes.
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In this chapter, I'm going to show you how to create some fancy trims for your flats.…Let's start with the sequin brush.…For a sequin we're gong to need to draw a couple of circles,…so let's select the Ellipse Tool, click once on the page, and we are going to…draw a circle that is 3 points by 3 points, and click OK.…Awfully tiny, but that's okay; the scale is correct for the flats we're working on.…We're going to draw a second circle that is really tiny: 0.6 points by 0.6 points.…Now let's select both circles, and change the line weight from 1 point to 0.25,…and we'll go ahead and align them.…
So, I'll click on Align, and center-center.…The last thing we need is a stitch, so let's grab the Pen Tool, and go ahead and…click in the center of the circle, hold the Shift key, and click on the edge of…the larger circle, and there's our little stitch, and let's just make sure that…we've got round caps, and there's our Sequin.…Now we can go ahead and make a brush out of it.…For this brush, we're going to go ahead and make a pattern brush,…
- 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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